-Ok, I’ll be honest. Once the Robby stuff happened and I heard all the stuff the family was spewing, I got bombarded with texts, emails, and tweets from friends asking about the situation. I guess these people hadn’t paid attention to my site for the last 2 months, so thank you for that ha ha. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is I really didn’t pay a whole hell of a lot of attention to Luke’s hometown date unfortunately. Womp woooooomp. I know the big thing surrounding on the hometown was him giving JoJo lines like, “you have my heart,” “it’s all yours” etc, but never actually telling her he loved her. JoJo followed that up with “I’m waiting for that moment when that emotional depth comes out.” Translation: If this guy doesn’t tell me he loves me soon, he’s on his way out. I’m JoJo Fletcher dammit! I need validation every 5 minutes or else I’m completely insecure! Everyone tell me they love me now or else I’m gonna screeeeeeeeeammmm!
-So he introduces JoJo to his mom Suzy, dad Bill, sister Abby, and what seemed like the whole town of Burnet, TX. Excuse me, why was this done? I get that he’s from a small town, but did JoJo really need to meet EVERYONE who lives there? Seems rather counterproductive since the whole point is to get to know his family, not Billy Bob and Myrtle from down the street. This hometown date seemed so rushed because of it. We never saw JoJo even talk to his parents did we? All we saw was Luke talking to his dad, right? And then Luke took her out into a field where roses were set up by producers, and we get this whole big shabang where it’s perfectly laid out for Luke to tell her he loves her…until he doesn’t. He went with the whole “you have my heart,” “all of it,” “it’s for you” again, without dropping the “L” word and JoJo is basically thinking to herself, “Well, at least this is going to make an excellent audition video for him to be the next ‘Bachelor.’”
-So as I’ve mentioned a few times over the last month or so, from everything I’m hearing, Luke is going to be the next “Bachelor.” And last night’s episode (followed by next week’s subsequent dumping) was the perfect set up for it. Talk about building his storyline. It’s all right there. The guy was basically blindsided and heartbroken thinking JoJo knew how he felt about her, but because she needs to the hear the L word every four seconds from a guy, she had no clue. He thought they were on the same page, she was in a different chapter than him, and that’s why she lets him go. Too little, too late. So what do you think his season of the “Bachelor” will surface around? Take a wild stab at that one. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Not too hard to figure out. Obviously, we’ve seen things change at the last minute when it comes to casting the leads, but I’m here to tell you that this is gonna be Luke’s gig.
-So whose idea was it to have the rose ceremony in an airport hangar? It’s definitely never been done on this show. The only one I remember doing it there was “Average Joe.” They had all their final rose ceremonies in the airport hangar. Almost the exact same set up. Just a weird place to have it all around. I highly doubt it was because they didn’t want to be seen. The only final four rose ceremony that was caught on tape was when they were in Iowa and I had footage of Chris letting Jade go. Other than that, no idea why they chose this set up. Maybe a set designer once worked on “Average Joe” or something. Whatever the case, this rose ceremony is exactly where you can see how manipulated the show is. Really? You REALLY think Luke just randomly decided to pull JoJo away to tell her he loves her right before handing out the first rose, and right after we hear her in an ITM say she has to send Luke home? It’s why they have story editors and producers. They run the show. They control the narrative. Luke was told to do it and he did it even though, like Jordan astutely noted, “he had a whole hometown date to talk to her.” Exactly.
-So he pulls her aside, finally drops the L word on her, she’s a bawling mess, and now you have your “cliffhanger” for next week. Well, not really because Luke’s case is just too little, too late. If last night didn’t set up Luke’s “Bachelor” storyline next season, then next week definitely will. The stunned look on his face, the astonishment, the I-can’t-believe-you-didn’t-know-how-I-felt-about-you rhetoric that he spills to her. Oh, it’ll be delicious. And fans of Luke will eat it up like syrup over pancakes. Damn that tastes good right about now. Anyway, JoJo is a crying mess, but Luke’s confession isn’t gonna matter. She needed it earlier because she’s a needy woman who needs validation, and he didn’t give it to her when she wanted it. So kick rocks, Luke. And we’ll catch ya’ on the other side when filming starts in September for your season. If you wanna check out RealitySteve.com, I’m sure I’ll have some of the girls for ya’ a couple days before you start filming if you wanna check them out. Now, go drive around Burnet, TX listening to Dan + Shay with a box of tissues in the passenger seat.
Until next week. Should be a doozy…
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