I realize I’m a little late to the party this week. Normally, I tweet live every Monday night all of my first impressions and first thoughts of the show then get my recap up the next day. This week though, I was a little late to the show. I didn’t even watch until yesterday (thankful for DVR!) And successfully, got it through without reading about who was sent home!
I must say, I am quite proud of myself. I have managed to stay away from most of the internet rumors and articles published this season. I really didn’t want my opinions tainted. It’s been easier than I thought it would steering away from the Bachelorette gossip that always comes surrounded with the season.
Now… to the good stuff. I think Emily made some smart decisions in keeping some guys around and finally getting rid of others. Travis and Ryan got the one on one dates, but were left probably wishing they did not when they were both sent home… 6 weeks too late if you ask me.
I know, I know. Ryan was a favorite quickly at the beginning. I really thought his good looks and charm were perfect for Emily, but Emily quickly realized, she didn’t want to have to be the perfect trophy wife he wanted her to be. It was a smart decision to let her go. I do have to question the editing over the last few weeks though. All of a sudden after the first week or two, Ryan was just painted this stuck up villain so fast. I do think some of it was true, but I have to wonder how true he really was portrayed on the show.
I did sneak a little gossip and read somewhere one of Ryan’s really good friends says they did not portray him as he really is and they couldn’t have gotten him more wrong. Unfortunately, when you go a show like The Bachelorette, it doesn’t matter who you really are. ABC is going to make you out to whoever they want you to be. Sorry buddy, but Emily is better off without you.
Travis going home was no big deal and I honestly have to wonder why he stuck around for as long as he did. He did seem like a sweet guy, but the second some guy walked up to me cradling an egg named Shelly in his hands would be too many seconds of my life wasted on this guy. Sorry Travis, but it’s the truth. Next time… lose the egg.
And the group date… I’m sorry, but I don’t think there are any of those guys I would have liked to see in a skirt. Jef looked like he fit right in, Arie looked like a goofball, and Chris and Doug just plain looked sad. I was happy to see Emily give Chris the rose though. It was sweet he just jumped on every occasion and rose to the challenge… well, sort of. He rose to the challenge of making an effort and trying. He failed at following through with the task. It was sweet though and Emily was impressed by his desire to try. I guess it proves you don’t have to be some macho perfect guy *ahem, Ryan* to win her heart.
Here’s a picture from Emily’s group date… think she’s aiming for Brad’s face?
I’ll be honest… I didn’t pay all that much attention to the cocktail party banter or the back and forth between her and Arie. Those scenes are never as exciting unless it’s a Bachelor episode and filled with crazy drunk girls complaining back and forth.
I am however, excited to see the outcome of Emily finding our Arie and Cassie Lambert were in a relationship. I think Emily has really shown a fiery side this season and I hope that really comes out next week! Think the “West Virginia hoodrats backwoods” Emily is coming back to bite this news in the butt!? We shall see!….
So Episode 6… Who Went Home?
Travis and Ryan were sent packing on failed one on one dates and Emily gave out an extra rose during the rose ceremony to keep the rest of the guys around for another week.
I do have to backtrack a little bit and say too, I actually started to grow a little fond of John this episode. It was nice to see him open up with Emily about his grandparents and see that side of him. I don’t think it will get him to the end, but it was still refreshing to see a guy open up so sincerely like that.
Well folks… two more down…. four more to go! I’m still guessing Jef, Arie, and Sean at the end. I think up until recently though I thought Arie would go home with the final rose. Now, I’m thinking more like Sean.
Has your opinion changed on who the final three and the final guy standing will be as these last few weeks have progressed?
PS – Stay tuned for Bachelor Pad! Filming is in progress now and I knew weeks ago, Blakeley Shea from Ben’s season of The Bachelor is on! She waxes my eyebrows here in Charlotte and left for filming a few weeks ago! This could be interesting!!