-I guess the only thing we really learned from Peter’s time up there last night was that Hannah isn’t engaged to anyone. Not that you didn’t know that already since you’ve known for over a month, but I’m sorry, an engaged woman would never tell the whole world it wasn’t only two times with Peter, it was four. Why would you possibly drive that point home if you were an engaged woman to someone else? Please. I think she’s been pretty free about talking about sex with Peter since she’s currently not with anyone. And with mom in the front row practically giving her son a standing ovation, that was quite bold of Hannah. To me it just definitely spoke more to the fact that she wasn’t an engaged woman. I wanna know what that windmills availability rate has been since that episode aired. Talk about free advertising. I’m guessing every couple that stays there now tries to get their freak on in it.
-Tyler met Hannah’s family first and, yet again, proved to be the most perfect human walking the face of the earth. Ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but if you read the internet last night it wasn’t. Dude has said and done everything right according to 99.9% of the female audience all season and last night he didn’t disappoint yet again. Hannah’s parents loved him, said he set the bar so high, and they were even nervous meeting Jed because of how great Tyler was. I know I got a couple emails last night asking about the meeting the parents and how it always seems like the one who is picked in the end is seemingly liked less by the parents. Well, that’s TV for you. I don’t know what the statistics are since I don’t pay attention to stuff like that, but off the top of my head, yeah, this is a common occurrence. One meeting with the parents goes better than that the other one, but the guy she picks is the one whose time didn’t go as well. All part of the misdirection the show throws at those who are unspoiled. It’s why you can’t base your viewing decision on what you see on screen. I’m here to help people. “Bachelorette For Dummies” could be another title for this column.
-Which then brings us to Jed’s time with the fam. Oh Jed. Couldn’t have gone any worse if he tried. Then again, it’s possible they were only showing us the negative parts of the visit, which they’ve been known to do over the years. But basically the family couldn’t understand why she even liked this guy, let alone brought him to final 2. All this really did was solidify the fact that Jed was the guy Hannah knew she was gonna choose, and her parents disapproval completely caught her off guard. She basically thought the family would love him and it’d be smooth sailing, and it turned out to be the opposite of that. Which is why she was so bothered by what her parents were saying. If that was the guy she wasn’t gonna choose, would she have really been that upset? Of course not. Jed’s who she had in her mind as her choice, her parents totally loved Tyler more than him, and Hannah freaked out. The best part of it all being that parents know best, and they seemed to see right through Jed since their intuition ended up being right.
-We did learn something pretty major about Jed though. When he was talking to Hannah’s dad, he informed us that his biggest musical accomplishment was writing a dog food jingle. It took the internet about .4 seconds to track down that jingle and, well, here’s the link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=467274614083052. Here’s a shorter version on Better Bowl’s YouTube page:
Here’s the thing. Music is subjective. I personally don’t think he’s a great singer, but I’m sure others out there do. Whatever. To each their own. The thing is when he brings that up in speaking with Hannah’s dad, it puts more emphasis on his work than how much he wants to be with Hannah. And that’s been the problem with the guy all season. Just because he admitted to Hannah he initially came on the show for a platform doesn’t mean we can’t question him on his ulterior motives anymore. In fact, if anything, it should make people question him even more. How can Hannah take this guy at his word with anything he says after everything that’s come out. I’m really curious to see how she acts towards him tonight because she could destroy him if she wants.
-Then of course there’s the dancing. Ever since I announced Jed as a contestant back in March, you’ve known that he used to dance at a male revue club in Nashville. I posted the pics back then. However, we’d never actually seen video of it before…until last night. Feast your eyes on this:
— RJ Alston (@rileyjadealston) July 30, 2019
— RJ Alston (@rileyjadealston) July 30, 2019
I also had someone email me last night after seeing me retweet those saying Jed danced at her “Bachelorette” party, but she had no idea it was him until she saw those videos last night. So hopefully she’ll be sending me those today and I can post them tomorrow. What’s funny is you know Hannah’s parents were following along reading info about Hannah’s guys while she was off filming. You know they knew about Jed’s male revue background. You wonder if that was ever brought up to Hannah and they just never showed it. I think they see musician, male revue dancer, etc and their ears perked up. Especially after Tyler blew them away. Boy tonight is really gonna be interesting.