Quite a drama-filled episode tonight…
Emily’s date was quite a daring one. Climbing to the top of the Bay Bridge…Wow! Poor Emily tho…to do something so dangerous like that while knowing that she is afraid of heights! I do like Emily tho. She seems very real and normal. It was funny when he admitted that she is probably smarter than he is. It’s probably true. She was worth keeping.
Brittney leaving was…noble. I admired her for not being selfish & pulling out before her one-on-one date. She totally could’ve taken the date just to SEE what it was like. But she didn’t. To be honest, it probably wasn’t totally Brittney’s decision to do this show in the first place…it was her grandmother’s. So she probably wasn’t totally into it to begin with.
You figure it’s gotta be a LITTLE hurtful to be sorta “sloppy seconds” with the date. Altho I’m sure she would’ve gotten one next week anyway. In the first episode, I already wasn’t too sure how I felt about Lindzi. Now I know. She’s kind of annoying. She’s almost TOO peppy. I mean, it’s great she’s excited for the date and all…You want a girl who WANTS to be there. But she’s too much for me.
Talk about DRAMA. The return of Shawntel! In the previews, they eluded to a returning girl. I thought it was an old girlfriend of Ben’s. Not someone froma previous season! When they first showed Shawntel, I was like…WHICH SEASON was she from?! Brad’s season! Wow. Didn’t expect that. I really liked her on Brad’s season…the only thing that was weird with her was her profession — funeral director. Anyway, the biggest question with Shawntel for me was…DID SHE & BEN HAVE ANY RELATIONS? They made reference to the fact that they’ve talked before, so they must’ve at least met at one of the Bachelor/Bachelorette reunion get-togethers. But I’m guessing they never actually dated.
Man, that was pretty gutsy of Shawntel to come back. Obviously she KNEW how the other girls were going to react. Honestly, I really didn’t think her returning was THAT big of a deal. Obviously she’s a MAJOR THREAT to the other girls, but she’s just as much of a threat as they all are to each other. Eh. The girls made it so dramatic the way they reacted. So annoying. They should just be CONFIDENT in themselves and their relationships with Ben. No matter who comes in. Altho seeing the way Ben reacted to Shawntel, guess I don’t quite blame them either. You could tell he was LOVING it that Shawntel would come back and surprise him like that. He seems SO flattered and you could tell he was attracted to her. He kept saying how she totally matches what he wants.
While the girls totally talking trash about Shawntel was annoying, Erika’s little meltdown was RIDICULOUS. I mean…you’ve known this guy for what…a few weeks?! COME ON! To faint and have a panic attack…all because of Shawntel returning?! Give me a break.
Ben’s decision to not give that last rose away…I kinda agree with Shawntel. I think he TOTALLY wanted to keep her, but if he did, ALL of the remaining girls would HATE HIM. And altho he wanted to give her a shot, keeping Shawntel isn’t worth risking the rest of the girls. I personally think if he really thought she was a “potential,” he should’ve kept her.
Oh, and while Courtney won some points with me last week, this week she kinda went back down a bit. She’s definitely not a girl that other girls will like…and she’s very upfront with how she feels about the other girls. On one hand, who really cares what the other girls think, but on the other hand, I don’t think Ben would want to be with a girl who other girls can’t respect, even if she is so great when she’s with him. When she said “see ya” to Shawntel when she was being escorted out by Ben…that was pretty irritating. Showed a bit of her true colors.