-Time for Garrett and Becca to go bamboo rafting with a bunch of strangers. I say that because it was a Thai national holiday apparently that day, and they weren’t alone. Probably why I got the pictures I did that day of them together. So they’re rowing down a dirty river while a bunch of people splash them going by. And that was supposed to be fun? Why didn’t Garrett and Becca splash back at them? I would’ve been taking my paddle and whacking the water at them in return. They were too nice. Hey, just because it’s your national holiday doesn’t mean you can take liberties with the two Americans floating down the river filming a TV show. Oh wait, you were told by producers to splash at Becca and Garrett? My bad. Man, those crazy Thai folks. Always lookin’ for a chance to get on TV.
-Basically Garrett’s thing was opening up to Becca and he’d never opened up like to his family like he did last week during the hometown date. Then we have more Arie talk where Becca wants to be assured she’s not gonna get lied to like Arie did over and over again. She wants him to say things that he means, you know, unlike that certain someone who just fed her a bunch of lines that sounded good for TV but never followed through on them. Like being her forever person. Little did she know that “forever” to Arie meant “six weeks or so before I call Lauren.” It’s still pretty amazing when you look back on it how bizarre that whole thing was. What’s even more amazing is that if Arie ends up marrying Lauren, there will be more marriages that the “Bachelor” produced from guys who changed their mind on the final girl they chose, than guys who didn’t. Jason/Molly, Arie/Lauren 2 vs Sean/Catherine 1. Wrap your head around that one.
-Becca asks Garrett if he’s thought about the future with them and he says he has. His career doesn’t relegate him to just one spot, he’s not stuck in his ways, and he’s open to anything. Lets hope for his sake, and Becca’s sake, he actually abides by those words. He’s going to have to if this thing is gonna work. I honestly don’t see Becca settling down in Reno, NV. No offense to Reno at all, but I just don’t see Becca there. Then Garrett finally lays it down for Becca and tells her what she wants to hear. “Seeing you interact with my family, I realized how much I truly love you.” Aaaaaaannnnnnd scene! That’s a wrap on season 14 of the “Bachelorette” everyone! Thanks for all your hard work! Great season! Oh wait, we still have a finale to film? Uh oh. Ok, let me tell ya’ what we’re gonna do. When we go back and edit the whole season, leave in all the times where Becca says in ITM’s how much she gets Blake and they have such a special connection yada yada yada. That’ll be the only way to keep it from being obvious she picks Garrett. Well you know, outside of the pictures that woman in the Maldives took and sold to TMZ.
-Becca: “I’m already in love with him. This shows we’re already on the same page.” I’m pretty sure Becca has been on the same page with Garrett since the second he got out of the mini van on the first night. Probably in the same sentence with him. The season was all about creating a narrative that didn’t make it so obvious it was going to be the Garrett show, and they were able to manage that with her relationship with Blake. Date card time. “Becca and Garrett, Welcome to Thailand’s beautiful countryside. Hope you’re enjoying the nature and wildlife all around you. If you choose to forgo your individual rooms, please use this key to stay as a couple in our fantasy suite. You will get to have sex. Enjoy.” This was a no-brainer. I know that the fantasy suite card is the same every season with that last line, but why even say it? Either the couple is going to break up before the fantasy suite can be used, or they’re staying together. Lets take out this “option” of maybe they’ll decide to sleep in separate rooms. It hasn’t happened since I believe Trista’s season where the guy got the overnight date, but didn’t REALLY get the overnight date and slept in a separate room. Dumb.
-One last college try for Jason as he comes to Becca’s room the morning of the rose ceremony looking for some closure. We see him walking to the room empty handed, yet somehow when he’s in there, he’s got a giant red book full of notes or something. We only saw the first page so we have no idea what’s really in it. Some intern went to town on that first page scrap booking their ass off making it look like Jason actually put it together. I’m not really sure what this was all supposed to accomplish since Becca basically said the same thing to him then that she did when she first let him go. But I guess this was Jason’s sob story to send him away and build a possible “Bachelor” storyline. Although, Blake will have his in two weeks, so as far as I can tell, they only choose one guy to be the “Bachelor.” Last week, people were convinced Colton’s send off, coupled with his break up in Paradise with Tia makes him the next “Bachelor.” Lets all hold our horses. Still about a month or so away from the announcement, and we don’t know who it is yet based on anything. All we know is who is in the running. But to say someone has a lead over someone else makes no sense. There are no polls going. Producers aren’t telling us anything on social media. It’ll be one of Becca’s top 4 guys not named Garrett, with Ben and Peter always a possibility.
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