-Isn’t having a one hour show like the greatest thing ever? It’s weird because when you know it’s a 2 hour show, it seems to drag on and on and on. But last night’s hour went so quick, it was over before it started. They’ll never go back to one hour shows on the regular, but damn for one night that sure was refreshing. So starting with the Andi appearance, again, there really was no point for her coming on. If it was Nick’s best female friend there to give him advice? Sure. Go with it. But Andi and Nick aren’t friends, they don’t talk, and Nick doesn’t like her despite the phony BS he gave her last night. That was all for show. But I guess when you sign on the dotted line, and they tell you, “This is what we’re going to film,” you do what they say. Nick’s done that plenty of times this season.
-I’m glad that Andi gave Nick her go-ahead to sleep with as many women as he wants and not worry about anything else. Sound solid advice, since that’s exactly what she did with Nick and Josh. I tend to agree with Andi with the statement as a whole, but when you break it down to the particular person she’s talking to, it’s not that easy. Because Nick shamed Andi on national television for sleeping with him, he can’t just turn around and do the exact same thing to someone without looking like the world’s biggest hypocrite. Maybe Nick and/or Raven will address this at the ATFR. I hope they do. Only because the show made such a big deal of the Raven stuff last night (which you’ll see more of at the beginning of next week’s episode) that sex happened, you’d think Nick wouldn’t want the insinuation out there that they did if they actually didn’t. Very few average fans after watching last night thinks they didn’t. And after next week, they’ll further be convinced they did have sex. Nick has no control over anything when he’s filming this show, but on the ATFR he does because it’s live. They can’t edit him. So if they didn’t have sex on the overnight date, I challenge Nick to make it known on the ATFR. And if he doesn’t, I would hope at least Raven would. I guess we’ll see in two weeks.
-Nick sure seemed heartbroken sending Corinne home, didn’t he? Man, he was so broken up about it I thought he was going to have a mental breakdown. Or not. I didn’t know what was harder for him: pretending to care or holding back laughter. I’ve seen people more bothered by being served the wrong plate at dinner than Nick was at having to send Corinne home. Corinne may have been a blubbering mess when he let her go, but when you read this interview she did at the WTA taping this past weekend, you realize how little she cares and how much she wants to be famous. Not that that should surprise anyone, but here is basically openly admitting it. Of COURSE she wants a show about her family. One of the most transparent, vapid, and spoiled contestants this show has ever seen. She’s Erica Rose 2.0.
-I loved Corinne’s exit in the limo and everything she said, because it essentially backed up every thought most people had about her. “I’m done trying to say things that men think are appropriate…I’m done trying to show my man how much I love them…I’ll never kiss up to a man ever again in my life.” Exactly Corinne. Probably why you have zero clue what it’s like to be in a relationship. Let me let you in on a little secret. Men don’t want you to tell them what you think they want to hear. Men don’t want a woman who kisses their ass. Her exit speech summed up Corinne about as perfectly as one could. She had no idea how to act in a real relationship. She puts on a false persona in hopes that a guy likes her, then when they don’t and treat her like crap, she wonders why. Do I think that’ll get any better when she gets to Paradise or as she gets more attention online? No. The girl is lost unfortunately. Maybe in 10 years she’ll see her ways, but she’s gotten big by the Hollywood bug, will be consumed with everything that comes along with it (hanging at trendy places, meeting D list celebs, having celebs talk/tweet about her) and that doesn’t go away anytime soon. Which makes you kinda wonder maybe Nick would’ve been perfect for her since he’s into the exact same stuff.
-Raven’s date overall was a sh** show, there’s no two ways about it. After seeing her knock down shots at the bar, always have a drink in her hand at the bar and at dinner with Nick, I guess we can kinda see now why she said as much as she did. Just watching her with Nick, you could see her eyes a tad glazed over, she was on practically slurring her speech, but one thing I couldn’t take my eyes off of? How spliced up her conversation was with Nick. One shot we’d see her and her sweater was off her left shoulder. They’d pan to Nick, come back to Raven, and her sweater was hanging off her right shoulder. They’d pan away again to Nick, come back to Raven, and the sweater was off both shoulders. It was like this the whole conversation, so I’m not sure we know which order she actually said what. But what she said was, ummmmm, wow.
-I’m not sure what prompted her to let everyone in America in on her little secret (well fine, 7 million + people), but I’m not sure I would’ve shared that if I was her. Ultimately it falls on her, but as we know how this show works, she was certainly coerced with alcohol/producer questioning for them to get her to say that on camera. There’s no way someone would just offer something like that up you wouldn’t think, especially someone who doesn’t have much of a sexual past like Raven. I’m sure her ex is having a field day at home. First he gets exposed by her on national TV for cheating on her then getting beat with her stiletto (which he tried to not have shown in certain parts of Arkansas clearly), and then last night we find out the dude can’t get his girl to reach the Big O. Man, he might want to enter the Witness Protection Program or something. Maybe move states, change names, and never let any future woman know that he was Raven’s ex. Just a little advice for ya’ buddy.
-If I were Raven would I have said that on national television? No. That was her mistake. Just like if I were Andi I would never write a book about my ex. You do that, you live with the consequences. It certainly was funny watching it in the moment and seeing how uncomfortable and cringe worthy her talk with Nick was. I don’t know if we’ve ever seen a more uncomfortable conversation between two people before an overnight date. Usually it’s just like, “Yeah, we know what’s about to happen. I can’t wait. Lets do this.” Raven’s was whatever the complete opposite of that is. I don’t think Nick knew what to say. Hell, I don’t even think Raven knew what to say or how to say it, hence the constant reaching for a wine glass in the middle of her speech. So we see the evidence of how schmammered she was that night. Unfortunately, I don’t think most people will go easy on her for that talk and now she’s gotta deal with the consequences. As I mentioned, if Nick or her don’t address what happened that night at the ATFR, Raven will basically be asked this for the rest of her life from interviewers, fans, boyfriends, etc. Lets hope she’s prepared for that.
As I mentioned yesterday, next week’s first hour of the show will begin with the Raven/Nick aftermath, where we see her all giddy, skipping around Finland to happy music making snow angels, high fiving strangers, and petting dogs. Then we get to Rachel and Vanessa’s 1-on-1 date which I’ll have more on later in the week. By the end, for the first time all season, we’ll be caught up on rose ceremonies, so when the finale airs March 13th, we won’t have to begin with some leftovers from the previous episode. It’ll be just Raven vs Vanessa in the easiest finale matchup this show has ever seen. Then after the first hour next week will be the 2 hour WTA. Good times I tell ya’. Get ready for more Corinne in your life because it’s coming.
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