So for the first time in who knows how long, I didn’t watch the show live last night. Had the opportunity to take my nephew to Monday Night RAW so I did. As I said in my tweet last night, basically this whole season has now been narrowed down to what happens on the ATFR. That’s all anyone should care about at this point. Hell, even the show is giving away Hannah and Luke’s conversation at the overnight date and everything behind it, so they’re not even teasing anymore who it was with or what they said. It’s clear as day what those two argued over and why they argued. That’ll be fun hearing from the moral police once that all airs. Ugh. Over it. Anyway, I didn’t watch the episode until late last night and did some fast forwarding. And outside of two paragraphs, none of today’s post has anything to do with recapping the episode. Next week I’ll be back to recapping hometowns, and boy I can’t wait for Jed’s. How ridiculous is that gonna look now. Anyway, today’s column I give you an update on what’s going on with Hannah (page 2), more information regarding the woman who Jed slept with while with Haley (page 3), thoughts on where Tyler stands in all this (page 4), and BIP Spoilers for episodes 1 & 2 and a few storyline nuggets that I tweeted out over the weekend (page 5).
One mistake that I made last night was the retweet I made of someone insinuating Hannah and Jed had sex in the Netherlands in the windmill. It was dumb of me because I wasn’t even watching the show at the time. I was still at the arena. But I’m getting all these tweets about “Who did Hannah have sex with twice in a windmill” sent at me and I had no idea what people were talking about. So I texted a friend and they told me. Anyway, the gist of it is, it didn’t happen in the Netherlands. BUT, I do still think it was with Jed and it happened in Greece. I mean, when we see the overnight dates, I don’t think it’ll be too hard to figure out who had a date where a windmill was involved. Surely they aren’t going to hide that. So we’ll know for sure in a couple weeks who that was, but I’m pretty sure it was Jed she was talking about.
Get your “Reader Emails” in for this week as I’m sure you’ll have a lot more to say after what you saw last night and what’s coming up no doubt. I think last week’s was the biggest “Reader Email” bag we had this season, and that was WITH me removing a lot of emails with repetitive questions asking who do I think the next “Bachelor” will be. That will be discussed in a bit going forward today. Mostly on page 2. There’s so much speculation right now since Hannah isn’t being quiet on social media. Sunday night something really must’ve gotten to her because she pretty much made her feelings known.
You know what else got tweeted and emailed to me more than anything since last Thursday’s tweets of Hannah breaking off her engagement to Jed? “I thought you said she picked Tyler.” Head slap. SMH. I mean, and that’s only 9 days after the spoiler had changed. So yeah, I get maybe some people hadn’t heard or read about the change yet even though it’s been brought up in every column, podcast, and numerous tweets since I changed it. Just wait til finale night and those are STILL coming in. Fun times, I tell ya’. Ahhhh, the life of a spoiler. Trust me, even though the change is to the right spoiler, I don’t enjoy being initially wrong and that’s the main reason why. Because no matter how many times I say it from June 18th til July 29th, there will be numerous people who don’t have a clue she didn’t pick Tyler in the end and will ask me what happened. Happy happy, joy joy.
Anyway, before we get to that, a couple things to get to. Due to the nature of this season’s ending and everything that’s happened post-show, ABC hasn’t officially announced it but there’s going to be a 2-night finale on July 29th & 30th. How it breaks down, we won’t know til later, but I expect it to play out a lot like how Arie & Becca’s did. There’s a lot of footage from out in Greece to cover, we have the engagement to Jed, then there will be more footage as well. I can also tell you that the “Men Tell All” films next Friday in LA. As for who will be there, I would expect everyone outside of Jed and Tyler, and maybe Peter. It all depends on how they’re editing that 2 night finale. It’s possible we won’t see Peter get eliminated at the overnight date rose ceremony until the beginning of part 1 of the finale on the 29th. That would mean that he probably wouldn’t be at MTA. We’ll know next week who’s there for sure, but I’m just speculating now knowing there’s a 2-night finale.
Non “Bachelorette” related, I finally got around to watching the “Paradise Hotel” finale. It aired on June 6th, which was the first night I was in Vegas last month, so I never watched it. I had heard how the finale ended but didn’t actually watch it play out until Sunday night when I was going through my DVR and saw it was still there. I actually really liked the finale. But I’ve also now realized one thing when it comes to money dating shows and couples. Basically, lets just start assuming that any “dating/competition” reality show that comes down to one final couple from this point forward, they are going to throw in the “twist” now to either split it or one person gets to keep it. It’s inevitable. However, I really liked how “Paradise Hotel” did it with Bobby and Tatum in that final scene. There was actually suspense built there since I didn’t have a clue what they were gonna do. Bobby’s facial expressions played it off well making it seem like they were all good, then for him to slam his ball down at $200k leaving Tatum with nothing was honestly the smart move. We’re hopefully gonna hear from Bobby on next week’s podcast. Trying to get Tatum as well because I gotta believe there’s more to what went down behind that decision than what we saw.
July 2, 2019 at 11:44 AM
Reality Steve, you truly deserve an award for all the hard work that you do!!!! You are awesome. Thank you.
July 2, 2019 at 11:54 AM
I agree! He’s right on top of all the juicy gossip and been getting it to us as it comes in. Love it! I just wish he had watched the show last night as I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say about the scene when Peter comes back with a rose from the group date, and Tyler runs to him and jumps and straddles Peter! RS loves the “run and jump” …but typically it’s the women “jumping” the men! Awesome scene!
July 2, 2019 at 1:35 PM
Team Haley and Team Hannah all the way – great job ladies!!! Great job Steve for bringing us the news!!
Sociopath-Jed needs therapy and a VD check. Although, there probably are no cure for either.
Narcisistic-Luke needs therapy. No cure either but hope springs eternal.
Thanks Tyler for dressing up for the date, a flannel shirt and a magician velvet suit?? Sorry wrong outfits, wrong guy! He’s quite mouthy this episode too. It’s telling Hannah’s not into him as she sent him back to the hotel early enough for Connor to have a long conversation with her. Not good for Tyler. Tyler didn’t look hot this episode either. He has bad angles.
Mike’s still my favorite but ABC just need to stop it with the looking-for-the-fourth-lady in his life. Who the heck wants to be fourth??
Not a good sign for Peter getting sent off immediately after given the rose. Hannah didn’t want to spend anymore time with him.
July 2, 2019 at 1:54 PM
Thank you Steve! You made my day with the Hannah news.
Am a bit bummed about Jordan’s short appearance on Paradise, but I’ll take what Jordan I can get.
July 2, 2019 at 2:35 PM
I personally didn’t have any problem with Tyler’s shade toward Luke P’s height. Luke P has been nothing but a snake and I’m sure it’s hard for us all to imagine how it would actually be to deal with Luke in such an isolated intense environment.
I also loved Garrett last night. I thought him baiting Luke was great. None of this is bullying to me. It’s called standing up for yourself and putting a narcissistic moron in his place. I’m sure they’re portraying Luke as worse than he actually is but I don’t think it’s much of a stretch from his true colors either. His whole “testimony” last night was one big eyeroll for me. I don’t buy any of it as genuine.
July 2, 2019 at 3:15 PM
Completely agree with your take on Tyler’s comment about Luke’s height. Can you imagine the outrage if a woman on The Bachelor ridiculed another woman’s physical features? It was definitely a low blow on Tyler’s end and it was unattractive. I get Luke was hard to deal with, but hate when people resort to insulting things people have no control over. Also… Luke isn’t even 5’8. ?
July 2, 2019 at 7:17 PM
I couldn’t care less about Tyler’s comment re: Luke’s height… Luke has proven himself time and time again to be a narcissistic sociopath… I’m sure all the guys have said worse about him. Tyler has been a quality guy so far, so a low blow at Luke doesn’t phase me. All the remaining guys are so fed up with Luke at this point, I can’t blame him. I’m honestly surprised there weren’t more negative comments shown, but I think it’s pretty clear NONE of them can stand him.
I also agree that Garrett wasn’t bullying Luke… he was just being honest. Luke brings it on himself.
To @justsaying… that date fit the same format as Colton’s 3-on-1… the first one to get a rose was let go for the evening so that the lead could figure out who of the remaining two to choose. I don’t think it was an indication whatsoever of who she’s interested in.
July 2, 2019 at 8:42 PM
@megs Remember during the 3-1 date, Colton gave the first rose to Hannah G and sent her packing back to the hotel. Look how that turned out for her. The second 3-1 rose went to none other that Cassie. He turned it into a 1-1 where they spent lots and lots of time together. Time equals more chemistry.
July 2, 2019 at 9:21 PM
This season has turned into such a train wreck. I will never understand why she’s kept Luke week after week and sending some other good guys home. And we know what goes down with Luke next week too.
Then choosing Jed and having it all unravel within a few weeks due to his deception and lying doesn’t help either.
It’s too bad because Hannah has been a good bachelorette. She’s got a lot of personality and seems very genuine.
July 3, 2019 at 1:55 AM
I noticed Tyler didn’t look the same as usual either. I think he’s lost weight since being there and that’s changed his facial features some.
July 3, 2019 at 7:06 AM
I think she’s quite into Peter and he isn’t getting the love from viewers he deserves at all. As for sending him away, isn’t that what would have to happen on a 3-way date so she can sort out the remaining two guys? Nobody wants to stick around for that awkwardness!
July 3, 2019 at 7:13 AM
Garrett overplayed his hand a bit, I think, probably at production’s encouragement like RS said. That was a lot of mocking/harassing to not come out ahead.
July 3, 2019 at 7:40 AM
@susan78, if Hannah really liked Pete, she could have saved the second 3-on-1 date rose for him. Notice how Hannah and Luke P were able to spend more time together after she gifted him the rose that night. This was exactly what happened to Cassie too. She received the second 3-1 rose and Colton turned it into a 1-1 to spend more time with her.
See, 3-1 is now a loophole to 1-1
July 3, 2019 at 7:52 AM
I found Tyler, Jed and Garrett sinking down to Luke P’s level. They could have taken the Connor, Peter or Mike’s route. Sure, they can say their piece but no need to instigate, argue incessantly and acting like moral policemen.
July 3, 2019 at 1:44 PM
Did anyone else notice the artist made Hannah look like a Wookie, and Mike like a white guy? I definitely prefer the old masters Hannah was looking at at the museum to that artist’s work.
July 18, 2019 at 6:22 PM
How can they have filmed the Jed/Hannah break up during ATFR if it’s a live show on June 29th/30th???
July 18, 2019 at 6:23 PM
I mean JULY!!!