I know I’ve said this before, but I think this time is true…Talk about the MOST ANTICLIMACTIC FINAL ROSE CEREMONY EVER. Seriously. Geez.
I mean, they totally tried to throw us off with the whole sister bashing scene…and it SORTA worked. They’ve been showing that commercial about it for a while now, so it wasn’t suprising that Ashley’s sister Chrystie was bashing JP. It was a bit surprising, but, in my opinion, totally understandable. When JP first met the family, and Chrystie asked Ashley if JP made her laugh…and Ashley kinda hesitated and said that she makes herself laugh. That was AWKWARD. And you could tell Ashley’s answer really bothered JP. I do admit Chrystie COULD’VE been a BIT more tactful with her opinion about JP, but on the other hand, Ashley’s family only had a VERY LIMITED amount of time with JP. If Chrystie didn’t feel right about him for some reason, she had to say it then. That was their only chance! And you could tell Chrystie’s opinion DEFINITELY MATTERED to Ashley. I’m sure it devastated her to know that her sister didn’t approve, but maybe it was a good thing…it made her really examine her relationship with JP and whether or not it REALLY was THE RIGHT THING.
As for the results, I REALLY FELT BAD for Ben. Poor guy. You could tell throughout this whole season that it was NOT easy for him to open up and really let himself fall head over heels in love like he did. So he was SO CONFIDENT going in to that final rose ceremony that of COURSE he was going to propose. The part that was SO ANNOYING was how Ashley just LET HIM humiliate himself by first of all talking/making his speech first (while KNOWING she was going to dump him), then allowing him to GET DOWN ON ONE KNEE to propose. Then Ashley just STOOD THERE while he was awaiting her answer! COME ON! She should’ve STOPPED him as soon as he started talking! WTH?!
Ben’s reaction to be rejected was a BIT surprising. Mainly because I didn’t think he had it in him to get THAT MAD. Yet I was glad he got mad…because it was such a REAL reaction, and totally understandable. The guy was flat out rejected WHILE on one knee! I seriously don’t think I’ve seen another bachelor on The Bachelorette get THAT mad after getting rejected. I’ve seen girls on The Bachelor get pretty upset, but I don’t think I remember another guy get that mad. Wow, when he just walked away from her after she rejected him. That was pretty brutal. Then he basically cut her off when she was trying to explain, and I was happy when he said “I really don’t need you to sugarcoat it.“ Which is TOTALLY TRUE! Ashley was being annoying trying to say all those nice things about him when she already dumped him.
AFTER THE FINAL ROSE:
I’m still not a fan of JP. Still hate how he acted like such a spoiled brat/sore loser during the seaon, yet still got his way ’cause he won the whole thing! Ugh! Rewarded for bad behavior! But right now he and Ashley SURE seem to be TOTALLY in love with each other. Ashley was never my favorite either, so maybe they were meant to be. Glad to see that Ben seems to be a bit recovered from everything. He really won me over in the season finale, but I don’t think he’d be a good choice for the next Bachelor. He’s kinda too serious/closed off to be “the guy.” I hope he finds someone tho…and I’m sure he will.
Will Ashley & JP last? They seem unbreakable right now…but so do ALL the couples right after the finale (except maybe Brad & Emily ). Give it time. I don’t think they’ll last personally…but who knows. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong?