-I think we can all agree that last night’s episode was pretty uneventful. The Jordan stuff was overplayed, three guys cried (or maybe four), and not a single guy had a bad word to say about Becca. Which is great. I don’t see why they would’ve. But on the flip side, doesn’t really make for great TV. There was no awkward moments, or some guys being uncomfortable seeing Becca for the first time since the show because they all seemed to genuinely like her. Great times, throw a party, be BFF’s, but it doesn’t make for good TV. I really do think in the seasons where they’ve had to show the Tell All episode on a Sunday night or whatever is the way they should go from now on. This episode doesn’t need it’s own week. They’re never really that good and people just wanna get to the finale. If you would’ve shown this episode this Sunday night before next Monday’s finale, I think we all would’ve been fine with it.
-One problem the MTA show is having (and only the men’s since the Women’s is in February) is the fact that of the 11 of the 16 guys on the stage filmed Paradise last month. So now you’re asking them to come back after filming a completely different show, and not really acknowledge it or any storylines that developed from it. Sure we all saw who was on it when they showed the premiere (not to mention the spoilers I’ve posted), but they aren’t allowed to talk about any storylines. So we have to, as viewers, pretend that these really are pissed/angry/upset/still fuming from something that happened during filming back in April when it’s almost August and most have filmed another show. It’s just not realistic, so it’s always gonna be kinda lame to watch these MTA’s when they keep this filming schedule of BIP in June. Last night did nothing to change that.
-They actually showed 5 of the 6 hot seats. Don’t think we’ve ever had 5 hot seats before. Only one who got sent to the editing room floor was Chris. The other thing that was highly edited was the conversation/fight between Coltons/Jean Blanc/Jordan. As I reported on Twitter late last week, Colton called Jordan a pussy during their argument, then Jean Blanc stepped in with his line that he did about “how can you call someone a pussy when you’ve never been in one.” Or whatever the exact phrasing was. Last night, they never showed Colton calling Jordan a pussy, we just saw Jean Blanc’s reaction. So know that was edited out since three people specifically told me Colton called him a pussy. And Colton loves taking all his grievances to social media. This is what he had to say last night:
Behind my smile are layers of insecurities, scars from my past & feelings that have been buried for years. It’s easy to show only the good/happy times on social media…I do that. I love shedding light on positive/impactful events in my life, but the truth is I have had struggles. For years I hid my feelings, including depression & anxiety. You see a portion of my life and a select few scenes that help portray a picture of who I am. I’m here to tell you that I am not perfect and that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. If I have to continue to take cheap shots about my virginity- which is only a small part of who I am- so that others like me can feel comfortable & relate—Bring it on! While I didn’t plan on breaking down or speaking about my virginity on tonight’s episode, it is clearly something that I struggle talking about. When I heard the comments made by some of the other guys it triggered a response from me that was unexpected. While I respect their opinions, I’m not here to prove a point, say I’m better than anyone else or gain sympathy. It is what it is… my virginity shouldn’t have to be defended or used to describe me as a person.
I’m pretty sure he’s admitting he said it with his line of “When I heard the comments made by some of the other guys it triggered a response from me that was unexpected.” So just keep that in mind when replaying that argument in your head.
-The other thing about Colton last night that has me scratching my head was his Tia story. He said last night he met Tia before Arie’s season ever started. So that means he met her before Jan. 1st. Which is perfectly fine. However, and I could be wrong on this, but didn’t someone in “Reader Emails” say last week that Colton went on a podcast and said he only saw Tia once and he remembered when it was because it was his birthday weekend in LA in January? If I’m wrong about that, then you can scratch that, but I don’t think I am. Either he or Tia said the weekend they spent together was in January for his bday, and there are social media pics that shows she was out there because she’s with his dog. So why did he say last night he saw her before Jan. 1st? He’s mixing up his stories and making himself less credible. I’m curious if he ever addresses this.