During last night’s episode of The Bachelorette, I decided to (mostly) live tweet some of the action. [Truth and transparency, we were about 30 minutes off live tv, so I wasn’t quite “live tweeting”…] Below are some of the highlights. (Lowlights?)
The bizarre story of the episode started right where we were left hanging from the previous week – JJ and Clint’s “bromance.” They teased a whole lot of “these guys may be more than just friends” material, and several of the quotes caught on camera and various confessionals seemed to substantiate that twist. In the end, Kaitlyn “trusted her gut” (or listened to what all 10 guys in the house told her point blank…not so sure about her “gut” at this point…) and told Clint that he had to go home. The first dude to sell out Clint after Kaitlyn told the guys was – that’s right, JJ. But don’t worry, Clint got him back with a real zinger about his tie that didn’t match quite right. JJ then tells us (or maybe convinces himself?) that he is here for a girlfriend, not a boyfriend. Okkk….
Part of becoming a great bachelor(ette) is learning to talk the talk. The shows have always featured some great phrases: “being vulnerable” “trusting the process” “here for the right reasons” “future husband/wife is right here”…. and so on and so forth. One of Kaitlyn’s favorites seems to be for the guys to “put themselves out there.” A classic line.
Then we get to two dudes who couldn’t be more opposite. Jared, the super nice, super genuine guy who has already taken a beating being on the show (literally – he was concussed in a boxing match on the show). He is definitely there for the right reasons, even though I don’t think he is Kaitlyn’s type. Some nice, sweet girl will hopefully end up with Jared after this show. The other individual just showed up and is already the villain, and the center of discussion for Kaitlyn and the other guys. Seedy Nick from Andi’s season. Yes, the guy who sold Andi out about the fantasy suite. Weird, weird guy. But Kaitlyn is seemingly starstruck and invites him to join the process…. Dramaaaaa
Another cameo from a previous season also happened with crazy Ashley S (from Kaitlyn’s season, actually). The girl who went nuts on zombies and also talked about pomegranates/onions for way to long to be considered sane. She ended up doing Kaitlyn’s hair in NYC. While doing her hair, she turns out to be pretty insightful and warns Kaitlyn that Nick is terrible and it’s probably only lust. Yes, the hashtag is “lust” not “slut”….
And then they go to the theater. Pretty neat – a competition to get one of the guys to make a quick appearance with Kaitlyn in an actual Broadway show of Aladdin. Pretty awesome. Some of the guys, however, were not so awesome. They tried to teach them a few basic choreographed steps, and also had them sing “A Whole New World” to Kaitlyn to decide the winner. It was entertaining to watch, though perhaps not for the right reasons. Zombie Joe from Kentucky truly lived up to his name, and Josh was nearly as bad. Chris the dentist, however, appeared to be no stranger to the stage. The emphatic gesticulation, the smiling, and the overall acting was not bad, although he was so serious about the whole thing that it turned out to be hilarious.
Thus ends this week’s episode. With Nick about to enter the lion’s den. But wait! A brief update on Britt (the almost bachelorette) and her Tennessee melody man, Brady. They are super cute, have known each other for like 2 weeks now, and are totally boyfriend and girlfriend. And Brady really loves to wear shirts tied around his waist with his skinny pants. So cute.
Until next time Bachelorette fans….