February 9th, 2010
08:48 AM ET

'The Bachelor': Not very awesome

It's hometown date time, and Jake is packing for his first trip in a hotel room surrounded by censored artwork.  I didn't know the motel art industry was that sensitive over what's shown.

Jake says there's a lot at stake here, as he's apparently just realized that proposing to one of these women is a "huge thing."

Our first stop is New York, where Jake connects with Gia.  The two take a boat ride around Manhattan, where Gia proudly notes that the Empire State Building is the one with the "pointy thing" on top.  She's also failing the little-known vocabulary competition of the show, courtesy of her frequent use of the world "like."

Jake and Gia go to a restaurant where they and Gia's family look like the only customers.  Jake and Gia's mom talk about the relationship - Jake says that Gia has a way about here that's real "organic."  After dinner, Jake notes that Gia's parents were "awesome," then opts to sit on a stoop with Gia and watch the taxis go by.  Jake asks Gia if she's even been kissed on a stoop.  Is that a compliment or letdown?

Our next stop is Williamstown, Massachusetts, where Ali's family calls home.  Ali notes she grew up in Williamstown as a kid, which means this occurred 4 to 5 years ago.

Ali wants to show Jake a "really, really important place" to her.  The one time I visited Williamstown, I was told the "important place" was some faux-1950s diner.  But that's not the case, as Ali takes Jake to her dead grandmother's house.

We now head to another home, this one with an extremely blue kitchen, where Jake meets with three of Ali's family members. Mom admits to knowing nothing about the show, so she went online to see a video clip of Jake talking about relationships.  Way to promote the Web site, Mom.

Our third stop is Newburg, Oregon, where Jake's getting together with Tenley, who takes Jake to the dance studio "she grew up in."  Pretty hard to cook meals and sleep in there, that's for sure.

Tenley then does an interpretive dance in honor of Jake, who thinks it's "awesome."  Jake thinks many things are awesome, doesn't he?  He's still stuck in 1988.

Tenley says it's important to get parental approval for her next husband.  She doesn't want to talk about the ex, but mentions him every 45 seconds or so.

Tenley's father tells Jake that he's pleased with him making family a priority, then gets all verklempt.  Tenley then informs Jake that he made her entire family verklempt.  Jake is a walking Nicholas Sparks novel.

Our last stop is Florida to see Vienna and her family.  Vienna, who says she's done everything she's wanted to do by age 23, including getting married, really wants Jake to see her dad.  At home, more people are crying, and dad takes Jake to his "man cave" for a five o'clock shadow summit.  Dad says he has a good feeling about Jake, who admits it's "awesome" that he's falling hard for Vienna.

Back to the hotel for the rose ceremony, and there's a knock at Jake's door.  It's Ali, and she's looking blue as her mother's kitchen.  She "just found out" that she must choose between staying on the show and her job, and needs Jake's help.  Jake says he'd like Ali to stay, but that she must decide for herself.  This goes on and on and on until the rose ceremony, where Ali decides to depart.

As she leaves, Jake says Ali is "slipping right through his fingers, and he doesn't know how to stop her."  Good to see ex-soap opera writers finding work.  In the "Limo of Shame," Ali wonders out loud whether she made the right decision. 

Back at the hotel, Jake tells the three remaining women that they are off to St. Lucia.  The women cheer, then privately wonder where St. Lucia is.

What did you think of this week's edition of "The Bachelor"?


soundoff (281 Responses)
  1. ian

    sorry but Jake seems kinda dumb and he has all the right lines to say in tight situations like he has been a player most of his life. Is he around 40 something? His face is so wrinkled.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sal

    I believe ABC is to blame for some of oddity of this show. What I think really happened with Ali is that she saw how weird Jake was and she wanted out! Do you really think all the girls LOVE the bachelor each and every season? Ali wanted out after her friends spied on them in SanFransico and didn't approve. ABC made a deal with her to carry on so they could hold the crying episode.

    Also, Jake acts like he's a hot shot saleman when he's with Vienna. Check out his facial expressions while they ride the pantoon boat. He likes to feel superior and he can do that with Vienna. That's why he ends up with her!

    Where can I get the house plans to Tenley's parents' house?

    February 12, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jmac

    How can a good looking guy like that end up on that show? Come on Jake, I'm sure you could have done better than a TV show to meet someone... Unless you want your own show like Travis Stork..... Which I totally refuse to watch... Obviously he ONLY wanted to be on TV... DUMP VIENNA PLEASE....

    February 11, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marj

    What is funny is how those who hate the show watch it and take the time to comment on this blog! If you hate the show so much why do you watch? I like the show and I think Vienna is beautiful she is young and is still a daddies girl, nothing wrong with that, get over it people. Better than being a back stabbing biach, can you say Ali. And then there is the sleezy Gia...and Tenley is sooooo annoyingly phony. GO Vienna!!! Hope you and Jake are very happy!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Big Al

    Well...wait til the next season!

    February 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cathy

    This entire season has been all too vanilla. Boring to say the least.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. annabel

    My wish is to have been a fly on the wall as Jake watched the show this season – when he finally had the opportunity to see what Vienna was really like!

    To see him read the magazine articles about her fleecing her ex-husband, smashing up cars....etc etc

    To see her topless pics online.

    The look on his face must have been priceless when he realized what a fool he will look like when he chooses her on the show.

    Now that would be real entertainment!!

    February 10, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Big Al

    Hey folks! Don't like the show? Don't watch. Many are watching, regardless of scripting, editing, "fake"ness, etc. The article itself is entertaining, but discussing a show like "The Bachelor" as if it were a socially significant, deep-thinking exploration of human values and the meaning of "love" is silly.

    It's entertainment, giving viewers the opportunity to choose sides without harm. The people on the show KNOW they're on TV. Anybody out there act differently when in front of others than when they're alone? Uh huh. Now put a camera and sound crew in the room. Your vocabulary becomes very limited, especially (I'm sure) due to contract and legal ramifications.

    But people still watch.

    It's entertainment, not a PBS documentary. It's a keyhole look at fantasy dating (sigh) with simulated environments designed to bring out the best/worst in the contestants in a short period of time.

    Editing is key, and the producers "let" you/us see what THEY want shown....not the contestants. So what? Why allow entertainment to manufacture mood swings in YOU? Just enjoy the show (soap operas have existed for DECADES), pick your side, and ride the ride to the end, if it suits you.

    Otherwise, just watch something else. There's absolutely no reason to be "judgemental" of the contestants, given they are limited in WHAT they can say (both in front of the camera as well as behind the scenes PER THE CONTRACT), and are "encouraged" (I'm sure) to do some things that wouldn't come naturally to ANY OF US in front of a camera....just for the viewers.

    It's a fun show to watch, regardless of the outcome (it isn't YOUR outcome...it's THEIRS), and the drama/entertainment keeps people coming back for more.

    If you don't like what and how it's put together, change the channel.

    February 10, 2010 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mimi

    If Jake had any sense he would pick Tenley from these last four girls but we all know he will choose dumb Vienna. That way he can raise her the way he wants!!

    February 10, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tiff

    Ali is a nutjob. But I bet something will happen to where he picks her.

    February 10, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Kara

    I think it's funny how when Jake would pull into a new town, he would be in an Expedition with Jersey tags, but when pulling up the driveway it mysteriously changed to a Suburban, with a West Coast tag. They're not even the same! One is Ford and one is Chevrolet. lol I'll give them credit, they were both black with tint. =)

    February 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  12. Big Daddy

    If Jake thought Ali was slipping thru his fingers and thought she was the "one".........why didn't Jake end the show right there and ask her to marry him before she left? That would've been a great ending....plus to see the faces on the other girls by telling them that there is no rose ceremony tonight because Jake has picked Ali........now, that's great TV!

    February 10, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. Janette

    I love it, you made me LOL... I think this bachelor is so cheesy... I hope he finds what he is looking for, but with all these drama queens I'm not sure. He tells everyone of them he has like a big special connection and he is in love with all of them, I don't know you, but I don't think that's possible, you could have "Feelings" for more than one person, but love more than one person at a time, means you don't rally love any of them. It's obvious, when Ali was doing all that drama, all she was looking for was re-assurance, she wanted to "break" Jake, and she wanted to hear if she was "The One", sorry gal, you did him a favor. I wish he chooses Tenley, just because she is so fragile and so cute, but I have read he ends up with Vienna, what the h** is wrong with this guy. Anyways, good luck to Jake; I really think this season is not that awesome.

    February 10, 2010 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  14. euguene

    You guys should read the recaps at EW.com – a lot better than this – much funnier.

    For those of you worried about what this says to the younger generation, the morality of the show, etc., you don't get reality TV. It is about watching a train wreck, and this season is as good as any of them for that. Anyone watching reality TV for a lesson in how to live, needs some professional help.

    As far as the women, Tenley is his perfect crying, boring, and somewhat wierd match. Gia would be the best pick for some short term fling, which is what most of these shows result in. Vienna is the worst, but rumors are that is who he picks. As far as Alli, she's trying the Ed strategy, but doesn't seem to be working as well.

    Ultimately, I think Jake may be on the other team, and because of his conservative Christian values, he can't admit it to himself.

    February 10, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kim Ellis

    Can you say "Bimbos"?

    February 10, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kelly S

    If Monday night's episode doesn't prove that this show is scripted, I don't know what will. I'm done with the show. Why can't they just let things happen naturally without scripting things? It is soooo not AWESOME!

    February 10, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. Carolyn Baumgartner

    This was first show I have watched and it will be the last. I have never seen such trash and stupid trash at that. One ego maniac and 4 ho's. It is so sad to me that we clamor around such junk. Does any body really thing these people care for each other? What has happened to Television? Our national past time is melting our brains. STOP WATCHING!

    February 10, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  18. Kevin G

    Now i hear Vienna is a bar hopping table dancer or something. Shes got a couple of tats one on her ankle how awful. One on her hip. Spells cheap to me. Gia looks real pretty but is about as smart as Jessica Simpson without the personality.Tenley is trying to look like Jennifer Aniston and i don't think thats a good look. Plain Jane IMO. Ali had some real ugly legs.Fat knocked kneed pidgen toed. Jake could of had a hot looking virgin. Corre,That would of been a great start for a wife. I liked Jessie she was mellow and very pretty. I think she would be easy to get along with. You know she could of let how boring Jake is slide off her back and be a good wife.IMO The ones that are left i would pick Gia she is hot. At least Gia would be a dream in bed

    February 10, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  19. Fan

    I really have to clap for Mr. James Dinan. Your recap was hilarious, however the sad part is that it was so true. #1 Ali– I believe she made the right decision because he has 3 other women to choose from and she has her career at stake so she needed to leave for her job. #2 I believe Tenley needs to take time to get over her ex-husband and not jump back into a relationship. #3 Gia is a beautiful young woman, however I agree that she is not the substance for an person that likes a woman that can speak well and communicate. There is something almost "blonde" about her. She seems sweet but not for Jake in the long haul. I do see that he is very attracted to her though. And last of all Vienna is 23 for goodness sakes. She is too young and spoiled. I had the impression that her father was wealthy and he just looked like an average middle income Joe.... I believe for her it is just a contest to win. She is the least attractive of all the women.

    February 10, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jo Lang

    This was the first episode that I had ever watched – what a waste ot time. One word, pathetic, describes all of the participants. Where do they find these people? Some of the most shallow, narcissistic individuals I've ever seen. I will never watch this show again.

    February 10, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  21. Melanie

    PLEASE this reality tv is not real! They are hoping everyone who watches doesn't have a memory or is not really paying attention to anything but the drama. It worked so well with Ed (ratings) last time they have Ali doing the same thing only she is a horrible actress. "vienna" I know I have seen on at least one other tv show. Same thing with The Bachelorette last season. One of the guys was on another program shopping for a house with a different name. They say reality but sorry it's not real.

    February 10, 2010 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  22. larryl

    The people on this inane show need to get a life..as well as the pitifull people who watch such silliness.

    February 10, 2010 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
  23. DC

    I definitely questioned Jake's final 4 choices. Vienna is psycho and way too young & immature to be in a real relationship. Not very attractive either. Meeting her family should have been a big clue to Jake to run the other way!! I don't know what he sees in her. I did like Ali up until this last episode when she started with the whining and pouty face. The fact that she chose her job over Jake shows that she wasn't ready to take things to the next level. I mean, what was she planning on doing if Jake did propose to her in the end?? I do agree that Gia seems sweet, but not sure how deep of a person she is. Of the 3 that are left, Tenley is now my frontrunner. She seems like the most sincere, and on the show for the right reasons. We'll see if Jake comes to his senses.......

    February 10, 2010 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. Cathy

    I hope that Jake will pick Tenley. I like the fact Tenley dance for Jake.
    And Jake likes to dance as well. I like Jake & Tenley together. I have been married and divorce.Its alright to talk about your former marriage.Its tell the person hey I don't want to go down that same route again. Tenley is saying hey it takes two to marriage work Not one person doing it all. Its a give and take in a marriage. Tenley is over the ex husband.
    Tenley is ready to get married with the right man for her. I like Jake & Tenley together. Jake will find a lot of good things in Tenley. I don't like the way its going the same way as Jillian & Ed did. It would be neat that Jake open his heart to Tenley more so she knows what he wants in a marriage. Ali needs to grow up. Or less Jake likes one that likes to act like a kid.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  25. wow47

    These people are pathetic! Jake is like a stick....does he even know how to kiss a woman???? It sure doesn't look like it to me....I think this show is at it's very low; all of the girls are a sad mess....Cannot ABC find more interesting mature candidates who can say something intelligent or is this show geared towards teen agers?

    February 10, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  26. Linda-Nebraska

    once the lights dim, it's a little hard to discover you have found yourself, in the case of Jake, KNEE DEEP, in the muck and mire of what is the WT of Princess Vienna's family and lifestyle, and they are hoping to be sucking some of that green their way. Gia needed to give more of her personality and future plans to Jake, to get to know her, I love Tenely..I believe they share strong family/faith values, I don't see her as needy, she has owned up to her part in the loss of the marraige, she has recovered. sometimes one of the hardest part of recovery, is SHOWing that–cuz you're afraid it looks fake, so you try NOT to show it (yes I did this for a living). Our winner was Ali, she was not faking, she hurt-it's hard to cry on cue for a camera, but I don't believe one tear she shed, didn't hurt. God, I will pray for either Ali or Tenely-Gia needs school for confidence training and vienna-keep her whereever the trailer was, in whatever cornfield, as long as it doesn't move up to Nebraska, please, I'd beg to keep that s--out of here., I have grandsons!!!!!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  27. Jess

    It's spelled NewBERG, not NewBURG. Do your research.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jo

    It's all crazy, but such fun. It's been my guilty pleasure for years. Go Jake!
    Vienna is nuts. Tenley is saccharine. Gia is New York, New York and will never make it with a boy from down south and Aly is playing it smart. First season where they're really wacky choices. And he seemed so normal!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  29. Kaitie

    I agree with most, if not all of the comments out here that none of these "girls" are right for this clueless bachelor.I wish they would raise the bar of intelligence and increase the age of both the men and the women to 30 plus yrs.I think the maturity level and immaturity stints would be few and far between.The network, from what ive read...is going to lose a ton of viewers because of the crap they have been producing over the last few years.Give us customers something viable to keep our interest or get off the air for good.I watched a new show after the super bowl, bosses going undercover to really find out how their companies work and looking to improve life for their employees, was very uplifting and enjoyable, unlike this crap the bachelor is putting out every week.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  30. Cal

    People!! Get Real!! Don't you know this show is rigged?!!
    All these reality shows are c-r-a-p!!

    February 10, 2010 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  31. Newberg

    Never heard of Newburg...

    February 9, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Kourtney

    It makes me sick to look at Vienna, please she is just a spoiled brat who is not in this for love, but to WIN. Jake you should consider being alone before choosing Vienna, cause soon as the show is over Vienna will be done with you. Tenley is the right one so dont let her slip through your fingers Jake like you said you did with Ali. I think this is the worst Bachelor I have ever watched!

    February 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. louise

    Jake is stupid, Vienna only wants the drama, the big wedding and all the attention and then what? She has nothing to offer. Gia is so insecure, Tenley is still living in the past. The only one left that acted halfway intelligent and mature was Ali., maybe she just wanted out of that mess, but I think she was the only one that really cared for Jake. He is getting a bit boring!!!!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Hooter

    Duh! Never date a pilot! Why is he the Bachelor? The women left are a joke and they are all making fools of themselves.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Bears

    This show could have been a 30 minute episode. It was totally fake on all sides. You are broken hearted because someone leaves, then in an instant are happy to go off with 3 other women? Horrible acting.....my prediction is he won't select any of them!

    February 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Pamela

    I do like Vienna for Jake. You see, Jake's personality is not very adventurous and exciting. Whereas, Vienna's is more vibrant, fun and naughty which I think would match Jake's without a problem. Tenley and Jake are too perfect and boring for each other...they are too alike I think. Gia is ok but I think Vienna fits Jake better. Ali...I think will be a headache for Jake later on. She can be bitchy. Vienna is more true to herself, candid and natural. And that's what Jake wants. I think Jake will truly have fun with Vienna throughout their marriage...it's just the way she is. I hope it's Vienna and Jake. And as for Vienna's dad....that's normal for any father who is very protective of his daughter.
    Let's see what happens.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mindy in Eugene

    After last nite, not watching again.. Since he has kept Vienna the show has gone down hill. She is a spoiled brat.. and way to close to
    "Daddy" agree with all of the others.. very unhealthy ..
    Since Ali is gone.. show is over.. To much drama and now I think
    maybe there is something wrong with Jake.. Maybe Jillian really
    knew what she was doing .

    February 9, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  38. sadvic

    fake, fake, Fake, FAKE, FAKE!!!!! totally fake! can't believe I get sucked into such nonsense! (but no doubt I'll be watching again next week) Vienna's GOT got to go ... I refer to her as 'horse face'. haha!

    February 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Randy Young

    I think this is disgusting. I am watching it and I know that is all that matter.
    This is so demeaning to women, I cant believe that NOW would allow and not be fighting for this show to be taken off the air.
    Unfortunately, its all about ratings.
    If it is about people, it is pathetic. Women hurt, families hurt. Fathers crying.
    How can some loser have so much control and be in love with several girls at the same time. Excuse me. Who is he?
    Whats the deal?
    Girls, get a grip.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  40. the dish

    Three words, stink, stank, stunk

    February 9, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Victoria Ringhouse

    If you want to know what has been or is going to happen, go to realitysteve.com. He keeps writing on all the shows and on Tuesday nights he has all the scoop on The Bachelor. He said after it started that he has inside information of the show and said that Ali would be leaving. Gia will be leaving next week, down to Tenely and Vienna. Then Vienna will be the one Jake picks. Lets see if Steve is right. So far he has been.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  42. insanity

    Used to love this show but will NEVER watch it again.. The girls are trash and Jake is a fake.... The producers should be ashamed....

    February 9, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Connie

    Has anyone else noticed that Jake does not appear to be a very good kisser?

    February 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jose the Great

    I'm telling you all....

    Vienna will win this one... Just watch... it is a no-brainer... now that Eli is out of the picture, Vienna will just walk this one to the end....

    February 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Bowfinger

    Whenever whatshisface says "awesome" I am reminded of Eddie Murphy's characer in Bowfinger.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  46. D and L in Milwaukie

    I also don't believe that if Ali had stayed she would have really been fired. I'm pretty sure that to go on the show you "pre-arrange" with your work that you "may" be gone 10 weeks or whatever it is. Drama, drama, drama. Will we keep watching? You bet! Do we think it's "REAL". About as much as unicorns and Santa Claus!

    February 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Lina

    Melissa, Nobody was pregnant. It was a joke (which I found of very bad taste) from Tenley.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mary

    The producers have overdone their job. Jake will probably end up turning down all the girls, flying to San Fransisco, showing up at Ali's work, like in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and proposing to Ali. It's all so contrived. Ali's behavior last night was disappointing and the other girls have big issues. Jake isn't a smart man which explains his poor decisions and lack of vocabulary. This has been an unsatisfactory season for the bachelor...and the audience.

    February 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Lynn

    I think since there has been so much drama on the show already, they needed to keep it "drama flowing" and Jake was going to elimate Ali, the producers had already approched her as a possible next Bachlorette, so they "created" the whole "I'm going lose my job if I don't leave right now!" scene to keep people following the "drama" and still be able to say "the most dramatic and exciting rose ceremony YET!"

    February 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Kate

    Ok...wasn't Jake the one who was constantly trying to warn Jillian (the Bachelorette) about the guys who weren't there for the "right" reasons? He couldn't figure out for the life of him why she didn't listen to him, now here he is with Vienna after ALL the girls warned him about her? Then he says that he is "happy" to hear that she never gets along with other women???? What is wrong with this guy? With his obvious inability to make good decisions, I'm hoping that he never pilots one of my flights!

    February 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Viennafan

    How can so many people dislike Vienna? My God, she's the only person providing even a SHRED of entertainment on this show. You don't have to think she's good marriage material to realize this season would have been impossibly boring without her. I hope Jake doesn't pick her and Chris names Vienna the next bachelorette! Now that would make for an entertaining show.

    February 9, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Jules P. Thomas

    It seems like Jake may be trying to bore us all to death while the women wreak havoc around him. In typical Bachelor fashion, he's falling in love with multiple people and get's his heart broken each time one of the women who, by the way, he hasn't selected as "the one," act out and implode in an effort to generate some steam. And, how is it that Vienna stays under Jake's moral radar? Maybe it's the neon teeth. Jake seems to be a desperate nice guy who needs a couple of courses on how to pick chicks.

    February 9, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  53. MJM

    Didn't Vienna also say she had married before?? To me she comes across a being a little too jealous.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  54. MJM

    Someone who worked with the producers on the show. Leaked that Jake ends up with Vienna and I also heard they did not last long.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Susan O.

    If Jake chooses Vienna, I will stop watching the show. Plus, Jake is not the most intelligent bachelor out there. His vocabulary is a bit limited. I would like to see new people on the show instead of always someone from the previous season. By default, I would choose Tenley.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  56. CC

    How can he likes 3 different types of girl at the same time? It's just fake drama anyways. If anything, Tanley is the most sincere and mature one. I really hope he will not pick Vienna at the end. I would be so disappointed and will not watch The Bachelor ever again!

    February 9, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Kris Johnson

    Who the hell signs up for the show not knowing about the job status. He better not take her back because obivously her JOB is way important then the time she has wasted on Jake. What a dumb blonde!!!!! I think she is more maintance then Vienna!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Dianne

    Team Tenley, she's the best of the choices for Jake.

    February 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Dianne

    Note to next recruiters: If she says "like", "Awesome", or "for all the right reasons" DROP her...we want some REAL ladies. Real educations, real boobs, real brains, c'mon, there are lots of smart girls out there looking for a good man!

    February 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Rochelle

    Fake, fake, fake, fake. Oh, did I mention that these people and this show are so fake?

    February 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Suzy

    Great blog on the show! I caught about 1/2 of it last night, here and there and you filled in all the blanks!

    February 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Dan

    All these girls are fake. If I remember correctly, it was Tenley who mentioned that she was pregnant in one of their promos. So most probably she is out. I don't think he liked either Gia's or Vienna's family but since he likes Vienna more, he will probably give her the final rose but not marry her. I am not willing to believe anyone would be that stupid to marry Vienna who has a brain of a 10 year old.
    As far as the next bachelorette is concerned, I say it should be Rozlyn. She would sleep with all the guys and make them happy.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Erin

    Ali was my favorite of the four. She had a real job, didn't speak like she was nine, and had the least amount of "Oh Jakey, just please don't hurt me!" in her 20 minutes of tape. If he has a brain, he'll find her once the show is over. Then again, if he had a brain, he'd have four much better women. But he was probably just doing whatever his parents told him to do. They give good advice, I hear.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  64. br

    Manish - BTW -Cynical is spelled with a "C" not "S" (synical )

    February 9, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Linda M

    In response to Doug: If I had to spend the rest of my life with any of those remaining women I'd go straight!!

    February 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Doug

    If I had to spend the rest of my life with any of those remaining women I would go gay! Its like they are all like just not like collecting like all of their like brain cells into like one congealed mass to like make any flippin sense! Good luck Jake! You are going to neeeeeeeed it.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Linda M

    Enough already!! Can we start again with 25 new bachelorettes? This season has made me a nervous wreck!!

    February 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Wally Hasselbrack

    How do two people fall in LOVE? from the outside in or from the inside out? showing the best interest in the other or showing his or hers interest for themselves?chemistry?beauty?brains?maintenance high or low?needs?time more or less?more choices or less choices? What makes the best CHOICE is when you know ahead of time what's important to you then you weigh the evidences of the choices that are important to you. I think the show should give a "Guide" or Manual that could help "fit" the the two together. Better yet have a marriage guider help put the love birds together. Then maybe we could learn better waysof having good marriage outcomes for the future. Wally

    February 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Barbara

    Well, he SHOULD go with the gal with brains but she up and left. Now he's left with Dumb, Naive and Skanky. I think he'll bail and go for the gal he lost.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Manish

    Nice rundown but a bit synical isn't it? ;) BTW- Newberg is spelled with an 'e' not a 'u'. Go Tenley!

    February 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  71. ashly

    I decided to take a nap when Ali started crying and saying "i dunno what to do". I woke up a few hours later and she was still crying.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Kevin G

    I think Ali left because she really wasn't all that in Love in the first place. Earlier in the show she was trying to leave because if Jake liked Vienna that much Jake wasn't for her. Ali was looking for a way out.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Sarah Machajewski

    This is a hilarious recap! So true!

    February 9, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  74. dallas girl

    This commentary was right on the money – I have not watched the bachelor or bachelorette because the whole premis was so stupid, yet I got roped in this year. Here is my 2 cents:

    Jake says the same things (for the most part) to all the girls, he answers questions with a question until he finds out what the girl wants the answer to be, then gives it in some sort of "deep" revelation only to have the girl "feel a connection" with Jake Smoothy.

    Vienna is in to win, most likely a red-neck at heart, and has a creepy family all around. She may have also mud-wrestled in the past.

    Gia is beautiful but may have a double digit IQ. We didn't even see the place they live, just a restaurant, so what's up with that?

    Tenley is putting on a huge act and has so much baggage that would destroy the marriage. She doesn't even seem like she can make a decision and would just crumble at the first sign of conflict.

    Ali – what an act. The crying was terrible and "i am leaving because of my job???" She is an Advertising Account Manager – need I say more?

    February 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Chloe

    This silly show is too entertaining. The write ups after each episode are so hilarious, that is what keeps me watching. This writeup and Kristen Baldwin's. I laugh until I am in tears. Jake is very cute, but not so sure that mature. Ali was a big huge "B" but has calmed down some, but to have to leave to go back to her job is just a complete fake. Am sure her employer knew she would be gone for a while. Something fishy for sure. Vienna is way creepy and her relationship with her Dad is pretty scarey. She is a hill billy tramp. Tenley is to fixated on her former marriage and way too soon for a new relationship. She needs to get rid of her baby voice too. Gia, prob. the best, but doesn't have too great of a past either. None of these girls and they are girls and not women are best for Jake. I am not sure that Jake needs to grow up some more. Yikes.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  76. peter

    Hands down, Ali is the best catch out of the girls. I really hoped he would end up with her.

    February 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. vero

    hahahaha, hilarious, thank you!!
    and "AWSOME", too:))

    February 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Rhonda

    I was so bored with the show this time, just pick the girl and start making a great life together as long as it is Tenley or Gia, the other two need to grow up before starting any relationship. And how can Jake say he is in love with all four of them real love is so special it makes you smile all the time, your heart beat faster he cant feel any of those things for all 4 girls maybe it is man lust.
    I have my fingers crossed for Tenley .

    February 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Julissa

    For a guy who seems really sincere and not like he is just in it to hook up with 25 chicks, he could not have picked a worse final 4. Gia is a swimsuit model with no education or substance, how could he honestly see a future with her? Tenley is adorable but she is on the young side and clearly she is still rebounding. Ali was the most suitable for him, which is why she was smart enough to leave! And if after all this he ends up with an unemployed 23 year old topless model that all the women hated and apparently has had that problem for her whole life, then he deserves an Oscar for his acting – he had me believing that he was really serious about finding love, and there's no way he would pick Vienna if he was.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Pete

    I have one thing to clarify to all "Bachelor" viewers regarding Jake:
    .......................................................GAY!......................................................
    I predict he will choose one of the skanks and less than a year later he will leave the skank and COME OUT!...FINALLY!!
    Those woman are ALL just gross and cheesy! Talk about DESPERATE!

    February 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Pete

    There is a good drinking game in this show.....
    1 shot anytime anyone uses the word "crazy"....as in so good, it's "crazy.

    2 shots anytime anyone says "amazing" ...as in, this place is sooo "amazing"

    3 shots anytime anyone says "awesome". self explanatory.

    If you take these 3 words out of the show, none of them can form a sentence. Yes, they are that stupid.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Patti

    I was hoping it would be Ali. Now I think Jake should go home with
    Vienna, I too want to see the train wreck.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Casey

    he is stuck in the 80's because of the movie top gun

    February 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  84. MF

    Gia is pretty but but isn't intellectual enough to keep Jake stimulated. Vienna is pretty, but immature and her family is way scary. Tenley is simple a real woman and has a great family. Ali should be ashamed of herself not to have handled the situation on her own without bringing Jake into it. What was she thinking and it ended with a phone call from her. Don't even put the call through.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  85. vlmhoffman

    Perhaps the vacuous vapidness of the inane bachelorettes, has met their collective match in the stunningly vacant mind of,...Jake.

    p.s.

    Should somebody take away his Pilot's license? Based on this show of vacuousness.

    p.s.p.s.
    If a brain scan had been run,..all lobes would have been dark.

    Jake,..I'm really falling for you,..NOT.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Aaron

    Listen everyone...my best friend works on a very popular reality show and I hate to break the bubble...but all of these shows are SCRIPTED !!

    Ali totally blew it last night with her terrible acting. Its all a farse...it is what you make of it but in the end..its not very real and they are all getting very well for this.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Katherine

    ALI--YOU SHOULD HAVE STAYED.....GRANTED....YOU HAD TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND MAKE A HARD DECISION....BUT I SO THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONE...AND THE BACHELOR WAS NOT EVEN OVER YET!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Denise

    Is it me, but Jake seems about as interesting as a soda cracker. He has the personality of wallpaper. He is sweet on the eyes but as soon as he opens his mouth...nothing. I guess you don't have to be dynamic to be a pilot but boy does he give the stereotype a bad name. When the show started he was all 'top gun' but there is no Maverick in him...not even a Goose.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  89. "ANNIE"

    Jake should have been the first one to leave !!! He is such a cry baby and has such bad taste in women !! As far as " V " She spells and smells slut, mean and spoiled brat , that gets what she wants by hook or crook !! She is such a under handed person!! She makes me sick to my stomach!! Jake has blinders on!! Or just plain stupid ! - Stupid it is!! This season seems so long and drawen out. The ending will have been a waste of our time-- It going to be "V" and even if it's one of the other girls It won't last--Jake is a forever Bachelor-- But OOOO the money he and the girls have made for degrading womanhood . So desperate !! Ali you didn't have to worry about your job for a while -$$$$$$$$$$$ - By the way girls ,the world has seen the real you– not so pretty--Was it worth it!!

    February 9, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Debbie

    I've read that he will pick Vienna. Gee, she's soooo trashy. Ali was the girl for Jake......

    February 9, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Suzen

    Come on now...who did he have the most chemisty with??? ALI....I wish he would have went after her..she is the most sweetest person...she is better suited for him..they seem to really get along great...i think he was giving her a clue last night that he really loves her and she is the one he wants...I just dont understand why he didnt try to stop her..VIENNA needs to GO HOME..shes a loser!! and her family is weird like her....Tenley isnt right for him either...she is still hooked on her ex husband...IM hoping ALI WINS it all!!! Follow your heart Jake and go get ALI

    February 9, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  92. McGraw

    If it were me, Ali would be the only choice.

    She's way too hot and cool for him though.

    There other three chicks are depressing. Any one of them will be good for him...

    February 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Dan

    If they allow Ali back (as hinted in the previews), I think they should put in a rule for next year, need a commitment from their place of business that they are there for the whole time without being threatened of losing their jobs (2 years in a row now),and if you leave, that is it....no coming back, calling,etc....you had your chance and if you leave THAT IS IT>

    February 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Kathy

    I think Ali's move to go to back work will clinch her as the one. What a great strategy.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  95. adventruegirl

    Tenley needs to lose the BABY VOICE! Gia needs to tone down the hot red lipstick. Did anyone else think she looked lke the Joker last night??? Vienna is a spoiled brat who is looking for a trophey husband. Ali – well, she's just a big baby.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  96. mulva

    if anyone is interested, reality steve posted accurate spoilers on his website last season and is now talking about who the final two & winner are this season. i wish i didn't look but my curiosity got the best of me.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Ashley

    oh and one last thing....for all of you people saying ali is going to be the next bachelorette....its not going to happen! if ali cant get the time off of work to stay on the show she definitely isnt going to get that time to come back to the show as the bachelorette!

    February 9, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  98. lizzie

    glad to see i'm not the only one who thinks Jake might be a tad of a control freak, that he let all the brunettes go home plus all the smart women, and last night made me wonder why in the world they don't ever talk about their jobs (those that have them), their careers (those that have them), their interest in music, film, books, etc. I know I know, I'm dreaming. That's just too real! Hee. It's a weird show and even weirder that so many of us watch it. I'll watch next week just because St. Lucia really is a gorgeous island; but will they even explore its rainforest? It's dark, wet, and well, . . . . .

    February 9, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  99. So contrived!

    I used to love the Bachelor... but anymore it is all the same.

    It makes me think they made Ali have all this drama... hmm seems a lot like what Ed did. I love that in the previews for the upcoming episode Jake gets a call from who... ALI! Hmmm wonder where she got this phone number?

    This show only continues to go downhill!

    February 9, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Mary

    I can't believe anyone is discussing who is and isn't right for him. I watched this show first time ever last night after listening to Bonnie Hunt make jokes about it. (She is funny)

    What a joke, so in 6 weeks he is so in love with 4 women and tells four fathers he loves their daughter and of course all the well paid dumb fathers think he is sincere. WHAT A JOKE

    Are there really adults out there who think this isn't 100% scripted. COME ONE NO ONE IS THAT GULLIBLE.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Dawn

    Good lord....I felt my IQ slip a couple hundred points just reading this...

    February 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Shasha

    Were do they get this women from. The show should not allow women or men that have been divorced or that are so full of drama. All these women have issues and Jake is a fool if he picks one of them.
    They need some grown women and women that have jobs and families that are not fake or wierd.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  103. sunny

    Ali was the one that matched Jake the most and Vienna is the one that matches him in the least and if he is that stupid.....will end up with. Drama, Drama, Drama. Jake really does not have a clue what he is looking for or he could have made a decision by now and it would have been the right one. No strength, no brains to let Ali go.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Hurley

    Hey James – you are RIGHT ON with your review of last nights episode !

    I KNOW its the most idiotic show on television but i cant help myself – it my guilty pleasure. I get a kick out of cutting these women to pieces ... Like, like, ya know...

    And then there's Jake ... a good looking pilot but what a pathetic excuse for a man – especially if its true that he chooses Vienna !

    February 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jodi

    Didn't anyone watch the very end of the show when Jake gets a phone call from Ali. I don't think she is out of the running yet. I do agree with a lot of you about Vienna though, she needs to go. Out of the remaining 3 women, I think Ali would be my first choice for Jake with Tenly coming up second.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Ashley

    Also did you notice how many times Jake looked down at Ali"s chest whenever seh came in to talk to him during the rose ceremony?! When the camera was just on Jake's face he was looking down there every 2 seconds! It wouldn't surprise me if he did pick Vienna with her fake boobs! All he wants is a freak thats why he sent Corrie home because she was a virgin.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Lois

    PLEASE!!!! Ali had to go She seemed to be a trouble maker and wanted no one else to have their chance with Jake But I agree with most of you saying Jake can do better than what was presented to him on this show. Good Luck Jake!!! Please make sure your VERY VERY sure before you pick.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Elizabeth

    The whole show is fake. Jake is an actor, and so is Ali. Of course he is going to pick Ali, because they are both being paid, and given scripts.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Jo Ann

    Each series is worse than the one before.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Julie

    I said a couple of weeks ago and I will say it again. I don't think he chooses anyone. Have you ever noticed Gia's lips. They look like The Joker from Batman. Vienna is too young for Jake. Is daddy's girl and she's used to being a pampered princess. That's going to be a hard act for Jake to follow. Tenley is not ready to serious yet with a another guy. She's definately not over the fact that she's divorced. And then there's Ali. I think Jake likes her the most but she needs to go back to her job. There is not many jobs out there. If he really wants to be with her and it doesn't work out with one of the other girls he can go looking for her.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Chace

    Jake is going to pick Vienna not for love but for money. This show is really just sad.

    February 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Ashley

    I think the whole show is a set up...did you notice how the camera was in jake's room already whenever ali came up there to talk to him about her job? And when it showed the previews for next week the camera was already in his room when he answered the phone in his hotel and ali was on the line? How convenient...But if the show is real I think he should pick Tenley....She is definitely the best for him of all the girls left.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Donna

    I think part of the criteria with being on the Bachelor is you have to say "amazing" at least 10 times during each episode. And when the bachelor shows up in your home town, you must be 50 ft. away so you can get a great running start towards him and jump in his arms like your a long jumper in the Olympics.
    The home visits are quite comical. I can't even imagine having this type of scenario in my own home and honestly, Vienna's relationship with her father seems a little too close. Gia's brother threatening Jake is a joke since her brother is about 100lbs., when wet. And I really enjoyed going into Ali's Grandmother's home with no furniture but her photo on the top of the fireplace.
    I really started to cry when Ali kept whining on what she was going to do...NOT! Go back to your job because if Jake really wanted her, he will go get her. But based on his response as soon as he walked back in the door to the other 3 women, she's out. WOOHOO!! ladies, we're headed to St. Lucia. Ali who?

    February 9, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Joyce

    It is so silly and scripted I can't believe it. I personally would not even be interested in a guy like Jake. "awsome" is about the only word he knows to describe anything and is he really this "nice"? I can't believe he says he is fallen or falling in love with these girls. It would not take me 25 men and all of these dates and "kisses" (in front of cameras) to know who I cared for or even if I did. I guess I keep watching just to see if this soap opera can get any worse. Personally I would not wait on Jake to choose if he cared for me or not. I have never competed for attention from someone with 25 other women. The whole idea of finding love this way is a joke. Yes, I know I still watch it tho.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Allison

    This show reads like a Danielle Steel novel. Yes, I admit in my younger years I read Danielle Steel. It's so predictable and generic. At any given time you could just plop any former contestant (or bachelor/bachelorette) into the current show and we'd never know the difference. Oh and the use of "awesome" is sooooo really really really annoying. At first I thought the Ali drama was to create her opportunity to be the next bachelorette, but ABC has jumped the shark sooo much already with this installment it would not surprise me at all if Jake dumps all 3 of the final chicks and heads back to San Fran. As he has stated many times in each and every episode, this is a really really really huge deal.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Kathy

    Absolutely sucked!!!

    The worst reality show ever. I've never seen such phonies in my life.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Ida

    All I can say is "what is UP with Ali's dress?"...Horrendous!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Guy's guy

    None of these women are right for him. He needs a man.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Brandy

    Well if you watched the preview for next week, Ali calls him, while they are in St. Lucia, so I'm thinking she wants to come back, even though I like Ali, I really don't think its fair, I agree with Brian who said she was just trying to manuplulate Jake into telling her she was the one, but not sure if they are really right for each other. I'm really thinking that Tenley would be the best match for him.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  120. theresa

    Tenley – were u serious with that dancing? Really? WOW, that was embarassing to watch.

    Ali – bad decision, if you had lost your job and then Jake dumped you...for sure you would have gotten the Bachelorette gig!

    Vienna – can't take the white trash out of the girl.

    Gia -wow, please tell your mom not to wear mini-skirts anymore on national TV.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  121. curious

    I really liked Ali and wanted her to win, but last nights "performance" was a bit much. It was whiny and fake. Vienna is a dirty leg that just wants to get on Jake. Gia is just odd. Tenley is super sweet but I don't think she's ready to get married again. I'm anxious to see what happens next week. I don't think anyone can find love on a "reality" show so I take it for what it really is – entertainment.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Number2

    Tenley's dance will earn her a spot on Dancing with the Stars after she gets the boot. I can't get past Gia's "Joker" mouth to even hear what she says. Ali should have stayed, if only to parlay it into a better job offer and a shoe-in as next Bachelorette. If the rumours are true and Jake chooses Vienna, my hunch he has been looking for a dirty girl will be proven true. He's a closet freak, parading as a white bread geek. I also hope the network throws in a lifetime supply of dark circle eye concealer for that girl.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Cari

    is it me or is jake getting fuglier every show...what a tool...

    February 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Danie

    It obviously this show is not a reality at all. They just put all the drama in the show to make people keep watching.

    Its also already out that Jake doesn't propose to anyone.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Angie

    yes, Ali was definitely fake crying–I think she wants sympathy from the producers and public so she will be asked to be the next Bachelorette...

    February 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Chris

    Here is how this is going to end...it will be Tenley and Vienna Sausage lady...he is going to tell all of them to go away and fly to Ali's house and sweep her off her feet...guarantee that one

    February 9, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Patrick

    Was that Daisy Duke or Vienna?

    February 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Beth

    First of all I agree with all that Dina has said. I usually don't watch this show for the very reason that she speaks of. This show is like legalized prostitution on tv! One man/woman is allowed to date numberous men/women at the same time and to top it off...the last four are asked if they want to share a room w/him! Get real...who wants to share any man that you're interested in with anyone else!!! As far as Jake...he's as immature as the rest of them but if he has to pick one...the most mature would be Tenley.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  129. cinthia

    Vienna's family looked like trash and she is fugly. Tenley needs to stop crying about her ex. Gia's family looks like the prime guido family. i don't see what he sees in any of them.

    ali for the bachelorette next season?

    February 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  130. deb

    This show is getting more and more ridiculous each year. The "girls" this season remind me of The Bad Girls Club, dumb, uneducated and/or not very classy. Jake seems like a nice enough guy and nice looking but doesn't seem to have a connection with any of the girls, in my opinion. He didn't seem upset at all about Ali leaving. I don't really like any of the girls and Jake seems real ho hum to me. I wouldn't be attracted to him at all. He has zero personality. Gia is pretty but seems like a 17 year old airhead and very insecure. Tenley is the only one who seems viable but has too much baggage at this point in her life. I don't like Ali at all. She's a manipulative trouble maker. Vienna is self-centered, not very pretty (not that it matters what you looks like) and has no substance. I can't believe no one on these boards could see how little Jake cared that Ali was leaving. He's not much of an actor! The whole show is ridiculous. I just watch for the entertainment.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Jim

    It's already over people. Reality Steve (realitysteve.com) has not been wrong. Ali does NOT come back, and Jake picks Vienna. What a joke this show is!

    February 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Rupert

    Jake is just like a hot girl. The most attractive people rarely have a good personality, because they never had to develop one. Girls have thrown themselves at him since puberty. He never had to learn to be funny, carry a conversation, etc. because the girls didn't care. He was attractive and that's all they were interested in. It shows painfully on this show because anything other than pleasantries just gets his smile/laugh combo and then some awful soap opera line. They must have given him a book of these to read or coach him on what to say. Gia reminds me of the octomom, there is too much collagen and work going on there and she's as vapid as you could expect from a "model". Tenley seems nice but also probably has some deep seated emotional problems you wouldn't find out about until it was too late and she stabs him in his sleep. Vienna is just stupid but she knows how to manipulate a guy so she's doing fine. I think Jake will wind up picking Vienna but will shock only the female viewers when he dumps her on the after the rose show for Chris.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Cindi M.

    Ali will magically come back for the final, Jake will propose, they will live happily ever-after. ABC must think every viewer is a dufus to not see this one coming.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Mo

    Alli was SO fake. She was trying to force Jake into picking her. It was all a set up. But she comes back next week. Or at least calls. I don't think he will pick any of them because they all have extra baggage and he really isn't truly in love with any of them. I have always liked Vienna from the very beginning. She is the only one that really makes him laugh. I don't understand why Alli was so against her from the get-go. I think she was jealous, but Alli is the total fake one. I hope he thinks of his happiness and gets the h- out before it's too late.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  135. ng

    Ali did exactly what she accused Vienna of doing. If you have to choose between paying your bills and a man that is sucking face with three other women, you need your head examined. I hope this is not a repeat of last year. Making the wrong choices and then changing your mind. He is very wishy washy about the three left. No sparks are flying in the kissing scenes. BORING and DISAPPOINTING

    February 9, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Nancy

    If Jake could tell Ali that she looked beautiful in that dress, he must really love her!

    February 9, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Diva

    To Sue:Ha ha ha that was dead on about Ali's extended overly dramatic crying jag! That being said, Ali did the right thing by leaving....at least she did show some common sense but still....such a crybaby, & this was my 1st time actually watching the show!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Kara

    Gosh... the well-scripted drama was at an all-time high last night... It felt like I was watching an episode from "Days of Our Lives" I'm convinced that Ali is trying to become an actress...

    Jake needs to run in the opposite direction from all of the women - they all have SERIOUS issues.

    February 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Lori Hall

    I wonder if anybody else saw Ali mouth the word "now?" to Chris before she said "Chris, I need to talk to you.". How much more staged could this be? Then Chris has a smirk on his face. Re-wind you PVR and take a look for yourself. And tell me this is unscripted!

    February 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Kerry

    Tenleys the one....If I had to watch one more minute of the crying with Ali, I was going to Puke....they dragged that out much to long. Hey, the job was obviously more important than Jake. It was like watching a rerun of last years show....The writers on the show are falling down on the job

    February 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Janet

    I've found the solution to sitting in front of the TV for two hours while THE DRAMA of The Bachelor wears on. On The History Channel there are two awesome shows that run in the 7-9 CST time slot that The Bachelor does. One is about a Vegas Pawn Shop - the guys are a riot - call "Pawn Stars" and the second is an Iowa-based show called "American Pickers" where two guys travel the midwest in search of buried antiques and collectibles. Mike and Frank are a great pair and keep the show moving. CHECK THESE OUT and then just flip over at about 10 to the hour to see who Jake sends off that week. That will save many useless minutes watching the pathetic bachelor pick over his 'awesome' selection of girls.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Banger

    Is this the shocking moment/episode that Jake was talking about all this time? I don't see any big deal about this. She choose her job over the dude. Big Whoopee... this happens all the time.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Jim

    Thank God for this review today. The Ali "must make the most difficult decision of my life" was so ridiculous and clearly staged/ directed by the show's producers. Give me a break!!! Obviously, in the edit room, when it became clear that Jake is in love only with Ali, the producers had to create the obstacle before the happy (and surprise) ending. This show has become so "paint by the numbers" over the past few seasons, that I can barely watch it.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  144. josh

    Just so everyone knows Vienna wins the entire competition. It is already written about on numerous websites.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  145. B

    Does anyone else think if Vienna is kicked off her father will hunt down Jake and they will have a "shotgun wedding"? Cause that girl and her family are crazy!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  146. jb

    I think Ali will be back it was all a set up – you know ratings. I would have been scared if I was Jake to see were Vienna lives talk about "white trash" the grass wasn't even cut and you know that daddy knew the TV crew was coming – the other two are airheads.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Em

    What would be even more 'awesome' is if the writer of this article had an editor who could have caught all the typos. Otherwise he's bang on.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Sminky

    Doesn't everybody already know that he is picking Vienna....the last two standing is Tinley and Vienna and he picks the wrong one......I am sure by now that they are broken up.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Carol

    I thought the same as you, writer of this article. My dog even fell asleep.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jake the Pilot

    He should of picked the virgin....

    February 9, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  151. j

    Really stupid, I would be so embarrassed to be associated with a show like this it is so fake.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Susan

    It was so fake. Ali was like a whiney little baby...if it were true that she had to decide between Jake and her job – she was trying to use it to her full advantage and guilt Jake into begging her to stay. Good for Jake in letting her go home. That certainly came back to bite her in the back! I don't have a reading for any other the others as I only half-way pay attention to the few episodes I've seen. Vienna seems fake or like she's out just to win the prize...her father was overbearing...made me wonder why she needs a husband when she has her "daddy" to spoil her. I have no clue about Gia so I guess I like Tenley best.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Joyce

    Ridiculously stupid

    February 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Stunned

    Unfortunately, I have watched every Bachelorette and Bachelor episode since they started. This one is so painful to watch, it actually hurts. I was stunned when I heard he was the next Bachelor – At first he seemed like Mr. Goody Two Shoes and now, he is kindof scarey. Hasn't anyone else noticed his anger tendencies? Wow. Then, as someone pointed out, he got rid of all the girls with any hint of intellect and narrowed it down to dimwits, what the? Last nights episode was a waste of my precious life minutes – seriously?! Gia is a total airhead with a lisp that drives me crazy – she's WAY too insecure. She would be a trophy for him, not a wife. Ali can stay gone – she was a control freak, that relationship would never have lasted. Vienna – OMG, why do I see her and her family in the news one day in connection with a murder plot? Can you say "white trash"? Her relationship with her father isn't unhealthy its dysfunctional and incestuous at best. Run, every man in the world, Run! Tenley I like the most, if I HAVE to pick one. She seems genuine, she has put herself out there and I liked her family. However, hasn't anyone seen how "evil" she is when she thinks the camera is not on her? She is snide and wicked toward the other girls – she is not the innocent airhead she's trying to portray. I see years of therapy in her future. I honestly don't care who he picks – I just want to see who will be the next Bachelorette . . . hmmm, maybe ABC will actually pick someone who NEEDS help finding love, like an older more mature person who actually deserves a loving relationship and can't find a mate. Geeze, imagine that – doing a REAL person's life some good. Just a thought.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  155. D

    Of all the reality show trash out there, this one still baffles me the most.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  156. LJC

    FAKE! To me it just seemed like a set up and a repeat of the same scenerio with the Bachelorette last season. Are we supposed to think that it wasn't "planned" and Ali will make some sort of appearance at the last minute so that Jake is "all confused" and doesn't know what to do now...oh brother.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Kim

    When I first started watching the bachelor and saw jake I was thinking hes very good looking , how could he still be single? Then he opened his cheeseball mouth and was super lame! Now I know why he is still single!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Marcus Moore

    I can't believe this many people watch this garbage! What kind of person actually goes on this show to find his "true love?"! I tried to watch an episode of one of these shows a while back and couldn't believe just how stupid it was! And yet you people gather 'round the ole TV every week to watch this drivel! I couldn't even make it to the first commercial. It's nothing more than wrestling without the trunks and the ring! You all deserve each other! And they cry!!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Chickpea

    First of all, he should look for a woman with a commonsense name. I mean, really..."Vienna"? "Gia"? "Tenley?" They all sound like wannabe high-end hookers!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Nina

    Its a Shame that there has been a lot of Back Stabbing on this season show. They seem to be drinking more too... Ali was the biggest Cry Baby there was, she just wanted Jake to beg her to stay. ARE YOU SERIOUS???? Grow up People. Jake needs to stop playing these games too..

    February 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Clare

    Ali thought she could find out if Jake was going to choose her......It was a ploy and PG Jake, don't pick Ali

    February 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Kate Benigno

    I like Tenley – she is the only worthwhile one left on the show. But.... I wish these girls would hear of a barrette or ponytail –
    Gia needs to get her hair out of her face – drives me crazy – she does it to be sexy I know but it is annoying.
    The whole Ali thing is ridiculous – I'm sure it is just all part of the drama. Vienna – he only keeps her around for the drama as well otherwise it would be even more boring. She will not win and why is her dad walking in a room isn't she in her 20's – weirdo!!!! I think he is a creeper!

    February 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  163. carol

    I'm sorry what was the question again? What did I think of the show it sucked, It was like watching 4 teenagers in love with an older man who I'm sorry cry's way to much! Is this show for real anymore please Ali is to young and stupid to manipulate Jake but maybe she had help with that because that is exactly what that was.

    February 9, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Erin

    It is so "AWESOME" the way that Tenley danced to the wedding march for Jake...I'm not sure she IS ready for a new relationship–but I do think that their chemistry is impressive. I also adored Ali–and I am sure ABC will bring her back for the finale...somehow–it will come down to Tenely and Ali...Vienna will be the next to go (ugh) and then Gia (double-ugh).

    February 9, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Steve

    I'm still going with the internet rumor that Jake is gay. Have you noticed the way he kisses the girls?

    February 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Linda K

    I think Reese Witherspoon would be a PERFECT match for Jake!
    I think he needs to get in his plane, fly away, and come back and start all over again. Maybe e-Harmony.com???

    February 9, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Lara

    We shouldve guessed from the last Bachelorette show that there is something wrong with Jake ... he was a crybaby tattletale and goody two-shoes – ugh ! What a dud ! Now he is the Bachelor but not the most manly man and his priorities are (1) God first -so he wouldve been better off with Corrie who he let go last week...

    February 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Chas

    I like to see ladies that are fit and adorable! Unfortunately, too many Americans today are more interested in stuffing themselves and watching TV instead of going to the gym and staying on a healthy diet!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Dina

    All of the Bachelor and Bachelorette shows are disgusting in the way the men and women make out with multiple people up until the very end. It's espectially disgusting when the few remaining contestants are asked to share a suite all within days of each other. What kind of a low-life asks such a question, and how low class are the men/women who accept the co-habitation room request? For once I'd like to see someone refuse to even ask the others to share a room.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Pita

    I think Jake needs to grow up himself. He doen't know what he wants himself. Ali is a big cry baby, all she does is cry hoping he'll feel sorry for her and pick her over all of these losers. Vienna is fake, this season has had too many cry babies, all these so called women should grow up and act like real women not little girls. A bunch of back stabbers and they all seem so FAKE!!! What happened to the show that started a few seasons ago that was exciting. The past two seasons have been too boring, too much drama and kid stuff, these girls are out just to be on TV.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Sueva

    Where do we begin:
    Vienna: not cute, fake and carries too much drama for one human being. Daddy's girl at her age?! Grow up!
    Gia: Can someone that gorgeous really be that insecure or is it an act? And if her mom reads tarrot cards, why can't she predict the ending of the bachelor?
    Ali: Total disppointment. Since when do you take your date to your dead grandmothers house? We may be old fashioned but ice cream or coffee would have worked. Who picks a job over her dream love. HOT MESS!!
    Tenley: Would be my pick if she could have a voice over. Just let go! It's not cute to constantly compare your date to your ex husband.
    Jake: Cute, nice body, waste of space! How can you possibly waste all of that package on such strange women. No wonder you are still single and 31!...not that we're judging anyone....

    February 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  172. alice f. Smith

    Why would he keep two women who have already been married and he hasn't been I see his mmisyakes as we all do but he could have found a nice lady in Dallas, it's just a show I only look at it when it gets to the last women who are fooling him and laughing about how big of a fool he is. too much.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  173. WHATEV

    Im totally for Vienna! She is going to win it....Jake has no clue what he wants for a wife he just wants a play toy and that is what Vienna is- They will be done as soon as it airs

    February 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  174. give me news

    Why aren't the mothers of these girls dressed in sweatpants and yellow playtex gloves?!? That would make it a little more realistic...

    February 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Gayle

    We all had a good chuckle last night on the bachelor. Jake telling Vienna's family how those mean girls came to him and were throwing Vienna under the bus, but he didn't listen to them because she is so honest. Wonder how honest he thinks she is now. As I recall Jake came back for some more airtime to warn Gillian about Wes. I guess when he does the warning it isn't considered throwing someone under the bus :) To bad one of the girls didn't drive away with the bus when Vienna wasn't on it.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Jinx

    Look at the dresses and you will see the personalities. I would be very suspicious of a man that thinks he feels love for all four girls at once. Since Jake basically said that he loved their daughter to all the parents, I thinks some of the parents were being told convenient lies. Ali, you are well out of the line up. You were right to question how Jake could be attracted to you and Vienna at the same time. Trust your instincts. I bet the chances of you being successful with your job and getting another man equal or better then Jake are considerably higher then betting on Jake.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Diana Carapenter

    I am sad that there is nothing better on TV and I watched this show. Can ask for 25 more girls? I don't think any of these are his mate!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Donna

    Vienna is so terribly unattractive. I really hope Jake doesn't pick her, but then men like cheap women so he probably will. I have like Ali the best from the start. She is so cute and bubbly. I was really disappointed when she left the show. I do think there's a big chance he would have picked her. Tenley's voice irks me. She sounds like a baby. Somebody tell her to get a "big girl" voice.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  179. cat

    You've got to be kidding me! This was such a hokey episode, and for that matter the hokiest season altogether! My suggestion would be to screen your contestants a little more thorougly for future shows. The bachelor, well no wonder he has had a difficult time finding love~ he's a royal jerk!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Love it

    Why can't the world just get along and let Ali be Ali....I agree with the previous posts that I doubt that I will be watching if she or Gia are the next contestants...please....either end the show or start fresh!

    Jake seems like a nice guy, and if I were to meet him (prior to Bachelorette) I might have like him but he does say things that make me wonder if he writes Hallmark movies while he is flying. HA!

    Can't wait for this to be over so I can mourn that he doesn't pick the right girl...do they ever?

    February 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Angel

    Well, here's my take on the girls and what may happen. Vienna: she's a divorced at 23 years white trash, ex-Hooter's waitress with fake boobs, spoiled brat whose relationship with Daddy is downright scary! She's in it to WIN, not to find love because she loves herself more than anyone and always will. She is immature and said a couple of weeks ago that she wants the "fairy tale life" and I guess that means a Sugar Daddy who will do whatever you want.

    Tenley: not over her divorce yet, and probably won't be for a long time. Immature, needs to grow up. That dance was lame and wasn't really that great at all especially if you consider that she's been dancing her entire life, or so she said. lol She's pretty but that family was just a little too saccharine for me.

    Gia: dumb as a doorpost. Plastic surgery queen. Strange mother, she was really weird. Past boyfriend who slept with everyone shows she has poor judgement. She doesn't have much personality and her vocabulary is like, like, like, really awesomely bad, like I mean, like it's almost elementary. And those fingers in her mouth! Please! It isn't cute anymore, Gia! Needs to grow up.

    Ali: Strong-willed, seems to be stubborn, probably made a huge mistake last night. She's the only one with a real career and she seems to be the most mature of the bunch. I think she and Jake have a real spark and would have a lot of fun together. She will definitely be a challenge for any man.

    The preview of next week's episode showed Ali calling Jake. Then it breaks to St. Lucia where he's making out with all the other girls. Then there's a garden shot and as Jake is apparently waiting you see a helicopter in the sky....makes me think that Ali is coming back for something....whether it's to rejoin the group or what I don't know. But remember that Jake told Ali that she wasn't on the line last night, so he had planned to get rid of either Gia, Tenley or Vienna, if you believe what he told Ali. Which one was not going to get a rose last night? I think Gia but wish it was going to be Vienna.

    Who ends up with the rose? I don't know but hope it's Ali. She's the most mature of the bunch and I think she is the only one who will be a challenge for Jake intellectually.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Sad

    I just know that idiot Vienna is going to win. She is SO SO fake and
    he just can't see it or don't want too. I'm getting tired of this show
    and it goes NOT WHERE> They need to put something in this
    time slot that's worth watching... Jake will NOT be marring any of
    these girls. He's in it for the making out and what he can get.
    Nice guy but not ready for marriage....
    Vienna is beyond words and they aren't good one>>>>>

    February 9, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Dee

    Suggestion for the next Bachelor, start out with less girls and show some of the real action. We don't see any conversations concerning their jobs or family or past that much. Ali may have talked a lot to Jake about how she enjoys her job and/or about how much time she really had to take off work...Tenley, Gia, and Vienna have no substance because we don't have the chance to see them talking about anything other than how much they "love" Jake and their ex's. Producers need to get to the guts of relationships or their not going to have a show anymore.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Brenda

    I thought the whole "Ali" thing was fake, it seemed like she was pretending to cry and all that sniffling for effect – I'm glad she is gone.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Sherry

    this is the BEST narrative EVER!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Michael Moore

    I think it's "awesome" how you try to ridicule this show. Saying you "grew up" somewhere is a common expression, not limited to the actual house you lived in as a child. Your writing is lousy, and your attempts at humor are pathetic. I'm not about to defend the Bachelor, it's just sad if this is the best cnn can do to pan it.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  187. DeeDee

    I don't even watch this crap but the article was hilarious.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  188. roni50

    I really like Ali. I hoping they will bring Ali back. Gia is lovely, but LIKE they don't fit. Tenley? She needs time to heal. As for Vienna..Ugh!!!! She's not even nice looking.She is horrible and I can see why NO ONE liked her. Is her family mafia????????? When all the girls let Jake know how catty and nasty Vienna is, why does he keep her??does he wear blinders???????

    Ali is darling. I think they have something in store for us all. I would love to see Jake ask that they bring her back>>kinda like Ed and Jillian
    just not another Jason thing in ATFR. that was way to cruel

    February 9, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Paddy

    Really! He picks Vienna!!?? They will both live happily never after in their vacuum!!
    This will be my last year watching the Bachelor...unless of course Ali is the bacholette!! Just kidding...last year....I mean it....no more Bachelor! It's almost as embarrasing as watching Celebrity Apprentice...which I don't...well I do...but this is the last year! I mean it! Oh, if Idol picks Stern I will not watch it, only watching this year because of Ellen...well not really...well sort of...ok...Simon...I mean since it's his last year I'm sure he'll be extra special creepy!! Alright I may watch just the beginning if they get Stern. Well, maybe the entire season but it's my last time!! Reality TV is like one big embarrasing car crash...you just have to look!!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Trish

    Truly, I saw ten minutes of the Tenley segment and thought that I was going to hurl. I haven't watched this "Bachelor" all season because it was the worst possible choice ABC could have made. This guy is the weakest link. Bring back THAT show.

    UGH.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Irony

    My wife puts this on so she can watch Castle after. I don't know why she can't just change the channel. Why is this show on? I don't get it. No way anyone on there ever acts "real" with a camera following around. Contrived drama. Shallow. Sappy, stupid, children pretending to be all grown up. And is there ever an episode where Jake finds his rose decision easy?

    I'm so glad I have books. My wife doesn't like it when I heckle. This is a good exercise in self control. Must not heckle. Must not heckle.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Scipio Spinks

    Pathetic entertainment. Mommas, please dont your kids grow up to be on the Bachelor. The Bachelor is a Momma's Boy and a very poor actor. In the long run, the contestants would have made more money as ho's on backpage.com

    February 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Mills

    I agree with so many of the sentiments here regarding the girls....but let's talk about Jake. He's not so smart himself if you ask me. His line, "life is about minimizing your regret..." HUH? What kind of moronic statement is that? Really, I thought life was about so much more than that! Minimizing your regret....he must be drowning in it!

    February 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Travis

    PERFECT synopsis! The show is as brainless and lacking in depth as the women are. 'Reality' TV. Show me one instance in real life where I can date 20 women at the same time and they are ALL cool with it! LOL.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  195. Corey

    I think the best one left on the show for Jake is Tenley. Shes such a sweetheart. Dont think Gia is right for him.. and Vienna.. God... NO WAY! If Jake picked her he'd be the one buying all of cars after shed wrecked them. Not impressed with her what so ever. DONT LIKE VIENNA

    February 9, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Toots

    I am tired of the drama and bad acting....this is so far from reality. The sighs, body language....and if you ask me...Ali was as phony as could be. I am diappointed with the show. Jake is cute...the girls are adorable...but c'mon.

    February 9, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Vivian

    Well, the fact that he got rid of the intelligent, educated women first and is left with the "dumb blondes" is a clue that he is not looking for a true "partner in life", but a pliable girl who has no life of her own. Ali was the only one left with any substance. I find it interesting that there was no real dialogue between them (probably edited out) and mostly crying and kissing. I'm disappointed with the lack of substance in this season. And, I agree that Ali's leaving does look a lot like the last Bacelorette. Perhaps a "formula"??

    February 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  198. C A SKINNER

    I don't think any of the girls that are left are a good match for Jake.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  199. kaleigh

    i love that last season, jake was the one telling jillian how awful wes was, but with all these girls telling him how awful vienna is, he doesnt care. i dont see how he thinks she's good looking, it looks like she walks around with two black eyes all of the time. and it's funny how the show is bringing back the "leave for work or stay on the show" routine like last season as well...Ed left for his job, but he came back and won. Ali left for her job, im sure she'll be back.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  200. yvonne

    I got so frustrated with the drama. They could have done the whole show in about half an hour. The threats that Gia's brother made, Vienna's family....to scary!! I might tape the next one and watch it when I can stomach the over dramatic scenes. Very disappointed.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  201. deborah

    i can't see how he could really fall in love with any of these girls.
    Tenley needs to take a timeout for another year and the other 3 are just fine for a date night every now and then.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  202. KB

    let's be real here, this is Jake's chance at fantasy–in the real world, would gia or vienna really ever even look at jake–he's a nerd and kind of geeky, would definetely not be their type at all–it's so ridiculous and fake

    February 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Junie

    Has Jake not the brains to see that the same thing is happening to him that happened to Jillian.. precipitated by him flying in special to tell her what dog, the country singer was there only for promoting his cd. Jillian really chose not to believe Jake and stayed with the guy. Now Jake chooses to blame jealousy for how all the girls felt about Vienna and he chooses not to believe them but do what his zipper is telling him.

    I thought Jake was a good choice in the beginning. But I no longer like him, he now seems fake to me. He was not going to pick ALI but he would have let her stay and lose her job rather than give her any indication. I think ALI did the right thing although I WAS ANNOYED at how she whined and cried. It left me thinking her weak instead of strong as she been. I think she really thought Vienna was going to win Jake in the end and she knew she couldn't handle him picking Vienna over her. This pain was better. Don't come back, Ali. And if he chooses Vienna, I hope they enjoy the sex because they will never stay together. He will never stay with Tenley or Gia. I think this bachelor is screwed as far as really finding a wife.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Sue

    COULD they have DRAGGED on that crying "please tell me to stay" scene ANY longer??? it was SO staged and SO unbelieveable...the more she cried the more I wanted her GONE.
    I think Vienna does have a VERY UNHEALTHY relationship with daddy-poo....uh huh
    Wish Gia would stop biting her nails...don't know why a beauty like her is so insecure.
    Tenley has way too much baggage over the divorce (get over it already or don't go on shows like this)
    The Producers need to downplay their intervention in this entire show

    February 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Jay

    Ok here the down low. Ali tells Jake that she has to choose between her job and him. Is this really that hard of a decision for Ali, or is her ego getting in the way. Because if Vienna wins (which is being reported on some sites) Ali would probably jump off of some bridge in Ma. Secondly, looked to me like Jake didn't make much of an effort to keep her there, and she was looking to see if he was going to pick her, which obviously he wasn't. So this all being said: Ali stay home, and enjoy your job. Oh wait next week she calls and probably will get back on the show. That's when I no longer watch this show. Be careful ABC, be very careful. Tenley's the girl. Beautiful, hot great dancer (check her calfs out) and just a good person. Oh and Vienna's dad is a moron.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Pam from Chicago

    LOVED your recap of the show-HAHA! You are a very funny writer!! :)
    Here's my take -
    Gia is being groomed to be the next new Bachelorette.
    Vienna will be the one chosen by Jake ONLY because, as past history of ALL Bachelorette shows has shown, they edit all the shows to make the villian be the "least suspecting candidate", and in the end, that's exactly who he chooses - for "Shock Value" ratings at the end. It's all so predictable and scripted by now.
    Ali was my first choice, but lost all respect when she had her longggggg breakdown before the rose ceremony & left the show. It wasn't because she had a job to get back to, she just wanted to coerce Jake into telling her she had a shot at being his choice. Why on earth not wait until "after" that rose ceremony to "see" if you'd get a rose first before the big theatrical breakdown to make everybody stop & wait and wait and wait....and wait... then she's on the floor, crying in the hallway, then in the limo, then she calls him on the phone next week when he's already in St Lucia with the other three. WTH?
    This show drives me absolutely crazy. And I hate it that I'm still watching it!!!!!! uuuuuggghghhhh.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Mel

    Unfortunately he picks Vienna!!! She is such a spoiled little brat!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Dan

    Ummm...you all know this is staged and scripted, right? Man, people still buy this reality tv nonsense.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Laura

    That's it Kevin! That's it! He's a tool! This whole show has bothered me....it's him!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Melissa

    Lame show. I thought Ali would be the one, but after her stunt last night to try to manipulate Jake into letting her know ahead of time if she was in or out. What a lame excuse... my job? You've got to be kidding! At her age, there will be plenty of jobs in her liftetime. IF she really loved him, the job would not matter which leads me back to the manipulation game. Again, what a lame excuse. Writers??? You can do a lot better, or maybe not.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  211. Blue

    Jake needs to go after Ali like in the Officer and Gentleman Movie.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Pat

    I don't think anyone of them is right for him. Tenley is the depressed lost puppy agonizing over her divorce. Vienna is a ho and Gia is too racy and plastic too much surgery that is. Ali was probably the closest to a match. How can a guy be in love with 4 women at once? If that's the case how could a wife ever trust him?

    Another stupid season. I swear I'm not watching anymore.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  213. annie

    not only is "awesome" overused but also "amazing". if i hear "amazing" one more time i am going to scream!..good run down on the show by the way...i like the previews showing jake getting a phone call in his hotel room while in st. lucia...gee, i could've never guessed it was going to be ali!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  214. Kevin

    Jake seems like such a tool. How could any woman be attracted to this guy?????

    February 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Annie

    I have watched every Bachelor season and this one is about as exciting as watching paint dry. I didn't buy the whole "Ali has to go" crocodile tears one bit. She's immature and a total manipulator. I have heard rumors that she is going to be the next Bachlorette... NOOOOOOO!!! I will never watch this series ever again if that happens. As soon as Jake says a girl is "amazing", it's a kiss of death. He ALWAYS says that just before he sends the girl home! He needs to broaden his vocabulary and his taste in women. I don't see him ultimately ending up with any of the remaining girls.
    One last thing, please pick up a Thesaurus and find some other words to use instead of "awesome"! *yawn* I hate this season!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Melora, Longwood, Florida

    Just to put the matter to rest, I read somewhere - don't remember where–, that Ali does NOT return to the show. So that's that. Jake came this close to beaking his silence and telling her he would marry her. He even said "I love you", which may very well be a first in Bachelor history. However, something was lost in translaiton, she did not get the memo, and opted for the 'sure thing' and left the Bachelor 'devastated'. After last night, it was obvious to me that Jake had fell and hard for Ali, a fact which was unbe knownst to all of us until last night, thanks probably to too much editing. He has nothing in common with Gia, Tenley and her family are still too hung up on her ex, and Vienna is just lusty for Jake and him for her.... In other words, for me, last night was the last episode.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  217. Laura

    Well, I've haven't missed a season yet of the Bachelor or Bachelorette. I could give you the run down on all of them. But as for this one.....I'm not quite feeling this. By now, I have atleast narrowed it down and have picked the winner. Jake has a weird personality and I don't think he is "falling" for any of them. He seriously is single for a reason. Why is that? As for the women he has left....geez......not good. This may be one of those seasons when they walk away single. I hate when that happens. What a waste....of how many weeks?

    February 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Princess

    Annie..I couldn't agree wilth you more. If they make ALI the next Bachlorette, I will NEVER WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN! She is the queen of DRAMA and MANIPULATOR

    February 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  219. Jen

    There is some ugly stuff that came out about Vienna-atleast according to US weekly, her ex-husband said when he was off to Iraq or wherever, she lived like a single gal, and used his money to buy a boob job, amongst other things. I have never liked her and the "daddy's gir'" stuff is getting old. When you're 10, you're a daddy's girl, not when you're an adult. She is definitely spoiled and her Dad has perpetuated this problem even more. I do like Gia and think she's gorgeous but I am also bothered that she doesn't seem that intelligent. Tenley, the good girl stuff and the constant happiness and smiling is just sickening and if she is recently divorced and hasn't had alot of life experience (at 23) I do not think she is a good pick for Jake. But I hear he picks Vienna and God help him!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Neen

    Gag Me. Ali is a FAKE! Can't stand her! She's a liar about her job ... all she does is whine! If he picks her ... he's a loser. Actually, if I were him, I wouldn't chose any of them!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  221. aware

    legitimized prostitution. not downing prostitutes at all! but call it what it is.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Sandy

    Tenley, Vienna and Ali are all very childlike. Can't believe that Tenley and Vienna have both been married and still act like they are 14 - and use "like" as every other word. Can't stand Ali with all her bitchiness and now crying. Grow up already! Of those left, I think Gia is the best. But I don't believe any of these women - from the whole group they gave him - were really for him. I think he's a good guy and deserves to find the right one - but not in this group.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  223. ginny

    Oh yeah, and Tenley. Am I the only one who wants to pluck out the fine hairs above her lip with tweezers when she's on? That syrupy sweetness and obsession with her ex makes me crazy! No wonder her guy left her, he didn't like her dumb dance either.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  224. Dave

    I am losing a man point posting here, but being as that I am engaged (and....wait for it....awesome) I am giving myself a pass.

    Ali was the only girl who worked. Tenley is not over her ex husband, and is a walking "oops I got drunk and slept with my boss" waiting to happen. Vienna scares me, and has lazy bon bon popping succubus written all over her. Gia is like, so like, um, hee hee, like totally, like sheltered and living a lifestyle not condusive to a normal working person. Of the three remaining "choices" I think Gia is the one, but so far from the one at the same time. I hope (and based on the teaser trailer for next week I think it will happen) Ali makes a return a la Greg Brady clone Ed from last season of the Batchelorette.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  225. benswa

    The BS is getting deeper. I thought it was going OK until last night with Ali. She expected Mr. Right to tell her she was the #1 Babe, but, of course, he can't. I think he's a phony now too. He loves everyone, he always says the same things over and over and fondles and kisses the girls again and again. I like the girl in the red dress. The others are a little wacky.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  226. jac

    I really think that Jake blow it by letting Ali go home. They made a good couple and I think they could have gone for the long hall. If he ends up with vienna, it will be another failure for the show. When you are in a room with 25 other ladies and they all dislike 1 of the ladies, it is not jealousy. There is something that rubs them all wronge and it isn't her beauty.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Vicky

    Thank god allie is gone... she was so fake.
    but then agree go on tv to find love..
    half the women are paid actresses anyway.
    ratings adn ratings.

    gia and vienna.
    how would you act if went on the show??
    alie was fake. and tinley not healed.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  228. steve

    Vienna wins. Spoiler Alert.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Princess

    i agree with Kyle, this show is very degrading to women. Ali is such a drama queen, i think it was nothing but a game she put on about her job or jake to manipulates jake and hopefully hear what she wants to hear. I'm glad she left the show. I don't understand how jake doesn't see the games these women are playing. He seems very naive. I think Tenley is the most sincere towards him.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Buzz

    I'm using "verklempt" in my next post.

    Awesome write up, BTW

    Buzz

    February 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  231. queens76

    I think the "surprise" is this: The phone call from Ali will be the deciding factor for what Jake does next. It doesn't matter who makes it to the final two. He will pick no one. But that's not the surprise. The surprise will come when he hops a plane to San Francisco and surprises Ali with a visit. He'll then go down on one knee, tell her he can't imagine life without her, and propose. Whether Ali accepts his proposal or not remains to be seen. That's my 2 cents worth anyway...

    February 9, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  232. molly

    I am disappointed Ali left, I thought she was the only normal one out of the group and was hoping she would be the last one standing. Gia is all looks and thats it. Tenley, I can't stand her voice and fresh out of a marriage is rebound status. Vienna, disliked her from the beginning even though Jake see's something we don't. Plus, I think she is a little too young to settle down. I really hope Ali comes back, but I have a feeling after 3 over nighters he will give her the boot. I don't know if that show is worth watching now???

    February 9, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Dee

    Hello Ali...don't you know that the door will open up for you to get another job just by being on the show? She must think that after the show, if she doesn't marry Jake that things will go back to "normal"...not possible, ask Melissa (Dancing with the Stars). Usually I have someone I really like and hope and hope he picks her, not this time. Ali was just too confrontational for me, Tenley acts like a 12 year old, Vienna and Gia are pretty clueless. I'm hoping that there would have been someone early on that would have been right for him, but I'm afraid he never got the chance to find out.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  234. KRS

    I didn't read all the comments but am I the only one that thought Tenley's family was like taking an overdose of sugar? I kept expecting Mary Poppins to drop in singing "A Spoonful of Sugar" with the all the Disney characters gazing dreamily in the background. These people are straight out of the 1950's! Sugar Overload...all of them!

    I thought Ali was the best choice but even if she were Jake's choice, I'll bet he's contractually not able to say anything before the final rose. Oh, well.

    Yes. Pick Vienna so we can all watch the train wreck.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Sharon

    YAY – Ali is gone! Couldn't stand her – she's as big a B as Vienna! She wanted Jake to BEG her to stay – I think it was just B.S. that she HAD to leave for her job. Tenley is probably the most genuine choice for Jake.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Kim

    Reality or stupidity???

    If Jake is for real then he would'nt need a tv show to find a wife....he is showing his true colours with the women that he chooses on a weekly basis....Surely this is just a show and he isn't that dumb in real life....

    February 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  237. ginny

    I can't believe he is interested in ANY of these "girls"! And how stupid do the producers think we are? Sounds like they are grooming Ali to be the next Bachelorette which, let me tell you would be a big mistake, none of these ladies should do anything but go back to their lives before The Bachelor. This season has been a disaster so it would not be a good idea to carry over any of the characters. Jake, if you are attracted to women like Vienna, it's no wonder you are 31 and still single. Too bad Jill didn't pick you, she was the only one worth her salt. Hope next season isn't as bad!

    February 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Cassie

    I had a huge laugh when Vienna's parents indicated she's encountered jealous women. Why would any woman be jealous of a self serving, immature, opportunistic daddy's girl? She has no life experiences. She EXPECTS to be taken care of (daddy did Vienna no service there). She's been enabled all her life! And how many car wrecks does it take before her family realizes she is not an accountable or responsible lady. My guess is that if she wins the heart of Jake, she will tire of him because the conquest has been won. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that it would NEVER LAST!

    No wonder Jake has never has much luck with women. If he is truly fallen for Vienna, he's looking for a catastrophe waiting to happen.

    Vienna is not exactly attractive......which is kinda irrelevant. But what makes her 'fugly' is her lack of remorse, her lack of sensibility and her outstanding ability to undermine and manipulate. Not exactly a virtuous woman by any means ( and certainly not MOTHER material).

    February 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  239. emy

    Hey guys, you did not pay attention last night, after the show was over, the show some episode of the next Bachelor and you could see that the phone wa ringing and Jake pick up the phone and the voice said: Hi Jake thi is Ali.....

    February 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  240. Carl Townsend

    I honestly thought the visit in Tenley's home blew me away. I lost my own wife in '92 to leukemia, and what I went through then is very much like what Tenley is going through with the divorce. The phases are the same. tI would be normal to refer to the ex a lot. It was VERY courageous for her to do that dance for Jake, and Jake's acceptance of it moved me deeply. I also enjoyed how her mom tried to help Jake understand what he would expect if he did give her that final rose – then mom affirmed that Tenley could handle it if he loved her. I hope she wins – but whatever happens, what she is doing is very, very courageous for this point in her life. She blows me away.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Paola

    Jake ought to pick Tenley. She is beautiful in and out. She seems genuine, kind, and is just pretty.

    Vienna is horrible! She is very unattractive and has an unhealthy relationship with her father. The family looks like a bunch of red necks with no sophistication at all. He will have a horrible life with Vienna and her possessive primitive family.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  242. melissa

    who's pregant? they showed previews? did i miss something?

    February 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  243. abby

    Ali fake crying drama..
    Tensley is cute, but not real sure about her , needs to have time to heal from previous marriage.
    Gia very Pretty deserves better.
    Vienna !!! If jake can't see right through her than it is understandable why he is on a show trying to find a wife. That girl should have been voted off in the first rose ceremony.
    " I think all of this is about where am I going after the show"
    I just couldn't imagine why anyone male or female would want to be on a show, making everyone think they are so desperate to find love that it comes to this.
    Jake you are a Pilot, for sure you could have met someone without having to go through all this drama.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  244. Nancy

    Hilarious take on the show . No use speculating though-he picks Vienna. Haven't you all seen Reality Steve's blog? It's also hilarious and he has so far been 100% right on how the show's going. Ali will not be back. The only thing not known for sure is whether Jake and Vienna are still together.

    February 9, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Kate

    I didn't see the bachelorette... so I thought it was original until now. Sheeeeeeesh! I've only seen 2 seasons of the Bachelor and NONE of the bachelorette.

    bye Ali!!!!! Thanks to the people who clued me in on the job card. Geeeeez!!! I wish her job would say, she LIED. Did she REALLY think Jake would have ended the show just for her to keep her job, and tell her she's the one?

    Does she NOT know that only TWO relationships have lasted, and MOST don't last until the "after the rose" show?

    February 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Cindy

    I don't know how anyone can sit and watch this show. I have seen a few minutes of it and what a joke. I couldn't even it watch it with a straight face. Is this the best we can do??? Bring back 'Everyone Loves Raymond'

    February 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  247. Marilyn

    I was disappointed last night........Number 1..I can't believe that Vienna is still in the running.....he is only asking for trouble with her.
    Number 2...Ali and Jake do have a connection.But she was right to leave the show to go back to work. And I wouldn't be surprise to see her back on the show next week. Does Wes mean anything to you?? And I do have this feeling Jake isn't going to pick anyone. And I hate that. You watch this show (it's a no brainer) and it ends like that.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Kris - Vienna has to GO!

    I was upset to see Ali go. I really like her and think she was the best match for Jake.
    Tenley – she shouldn't even be on the show if she has recently gotten divorced...she is obviously not healed from her previous relationship. However, I did like her dress at the non-rose ceremony.
    Vienna – she is so freaking ugly....and she has NO substance...she talks like a toddler. Hello, she is WT! I have read RS's blog and REALLY hope that he is not right about Jake picking Vienna. If he does, my guess is that it doesn't last...
    Gia – I like her, but don't think there is any chemistry with Jake.

    Ali – come back, please!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  249. Elizabeth

    This is my theory after last night: After Ali left, Jake realizes that his wife is no longer in the room. Either that, or he has known it all along. He gets down the final two and cannot bear to hurt Tenley (she's too sweet and fragile) so he picks Vienna because he knows that she can take the heartbreak and knows that she isn't in it for the right reasons. He seems so serious about finding a wife that I believe he picks Vienna because it is the same as picking no one.
    By the "After the Rose" ceremony, I'll be surprised if they are still together.

    If my theory and Reality Steve are wrong and he picks Tenley, he'd better be prepared for a serious responsibility because that's what it will be being with an emotional 25-year-old girl who hasn't been in a relationship other than that whom she divorced.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  250. GaryJ in NC

    I think "The Batchelor" has, at last, "jumped the shark." Please, please let this be the final season.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  251. Warren

    I hope he chooses Vienna and then realizes what a moron she is. I bet he has not seen her semi nude pictures yet. As far as Ali, is this some kind of a new ploy (of choosing between job and man of her dream) adopted by these contestants. Last time that dude from Chicago pulled out the same trick on the Bachelorette and she chose him.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  252. carla John

    I don't like this Jake AT ALL. He's too full of himself. And he's not attractive at all to me. This season is really hard to watch. The girls all appear to be "dumb". But then again, its a dumb show.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  253. bachelor-watcher

    Glad you do these rundowns of the shows. I went through all the tears, but fell asleep before finding out if Ali took a chance on love, or went back to work.

    Lea, you're right about Vienna – she is truly scary, and I think we saw from whom she gets that – yikes!

    February 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  254. Janet

    More than likely Ali watched the Batchelorette and thinks because Ed threw the job card and won, she can too.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  255. Isabel

    Oh please ! Gag me with a spoon!!! This show it's getting really boring, Ali, not real she is super super fake, and she is trying to do what Ed did to Jillian copycat! Tenley, cute but needs time to fix her issues with her Ex. Gia, very pretty, sweet with everyone not catty at all, but needs to grow up. Vienna, are you kidding me , she needs to go back to FL. Jake needs to find a girl out of the show, a REAL woman. not someone that just want be famous and be in all the magazines!!

    February 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Sarah Atkinson

    I think the next show will have Ali coming back or at least begging too.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Ryann, NE

    I loved the run down. I have shamefully watched all 14 seasons of this show, and last night had to top most of them for creepiness. Gia's mom read his Taro cards, Ali made him meet her dead Grandma, Tenley did a dance (wierd enough) to Canon in D of all songs (she's not good at suttle hints), and Vienna's dad threatened him. It was a strange night, and I'm glad your article showed how ridiculous it was. Oh and I don't know why Ali's choice was so hard, it's her career and livelihood. Not exactly a hard choice. Plus he probably has her number and will just call her up once he realizes proposing to Vienna was a mistake.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  258. Sunni

    I am so glad that Ali is gone...boo-hoo, flip a coin, make a decision, yikes! At first she was as big a B as she accused Vienna of being, worried about who wasn't right for Jake instead of just showing him that she was right for him. Then last night she's "just a mess" and can't make a decision to keep the job she loves or the guy who may or may not pick her and oh yeah has 3 other lovey ladies to spend time with. Sorry Ali, it didn't work, Jake didn't grab your hand and run off with you into the sunset like I think you wanted him to do.
    Jake if Ali "calls" and wants to come back.........say "sorry, I've moved on". The Delta Princess, Vienna, and her daddy did seem to be a little too "close".....run Jake, run! Gia and Tenley are both very sweet and pretty but not sure if that's enought. Of the two, I vote Tenley.
    On the other hand, I'm not so Jake is the "fabulous catch" we all though he was at the beginning of the season.

    February 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  259. loretta

    very well scripted. jake went from total desperation to going happily to st, lucia in 3 minutes

    February 9, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  260. miriam

    I do think they might bring Ali back. The preview for nxt week shows Jake receiving a phone call from Ali. I think Jake will somehow end up with Ali. I agree that might be our surprise.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  261. Carey

    I thought Ali's crying was EXTREMELY fake!

    February 9, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  262. JoAnne Ray

    This week' s episode was much to-do about nothing.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  263. Aurora

    I agree with Lina. I'm hoping they will bring Ali back. Gia is lovely, but they don't fit. Tenley? What kind of name is that? ,Anyway, she gives me the creeps.As for Vienna..Ugh!!!! She's not even nice looking.She is horrible and I can see why NO ONE liked her.
    Ali is darling. I think they have something in store for us all. I seriously don't believe the Jake and Vienna rumors.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  264. miriam

    Was it my imagination or was Ali constantly saying the word "like" a lot in almost every sentence? Gia is so cute, but I agree with all of you that she is insecure. I love Tenley, but I think she needs to see a therapist to talk about her issues with her marriage/divorce. I don't think she is ready for another marriage yet until she resolves her issues. She's only been divorced 1 year...no? I think Jake was really into Ali because she is pretty, secure and strong. But there was something about her I did not like. Can' put my finger on it. Doesn't matter, she's gone. Vienna is too young. I think Jake would be stupid to pick her.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  265. Marcus

    Excellent take. I like to know how many guys get to date, carouse and get intimate with 25, 15, 10 or 5 women before he decides which one gets to go home with him? They should rename this show the Concubine Challenge. People falling in love with 5 memebers of the opposite sex at one time? What message are we sending the younger generation that's watching this show? I know their minds are oatmeal right now anyway. This is not a reality show....it's a comedy show. Jake is a pilot who has a woman in every city he visits. ALL of the women on this show are shallow......I know that's an newsflash, but it's true. Wake up America.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  266. Lina

    Ali left....show is over. Can't stand any of the three girls left. Gina and Tenley seems so fake, talking like 8 yrs old girls and behaving like that too. My God!! Can't they behave and talk like real women?????Tenley's dance was a joke...she looked soooo stupid!!!! Vienna....Was it just me, or do they look almost like a "mafia" family? I was waiting for her dad to take out a gun and say "I will kill you if you hurt my princess."...Geeezzzz!!!!!!

    February 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  267. vallary

    Please there has to be a catch. Look at this guy and he isn't married?That Tinley needs to grow up and that might have been her problem with her first marrage. She is 25 and acts like she is 15, Vianna is cheap and scary. Ali is the one and I see a pattern here. Didn't Ed do this with Jill? The swim suit model can't keep her fingers out of her mouth. I really deep down think he will choose none of them

    February 9, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  268. sharon

    When I first saw who they picked for the show I thought hes sooooo great, good job and nice looking and he can't find a mate. What's wrong with this picture. Then to see what he ends up with hmmm... I think all these shows are at the end. We are getting tired of seeing all the drama. I myself only watch the first show and then the last 3. The rest are a complete waste of time. Lets find some real entertainment.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  269. Michele

    I think that the show promotes much more fantasy than reality. Everything looks too picture perfect to feel normal. Also, I can't imagine too many self-respecting women who would be able to put up with this kind of self-deprecating contest. How can they sit by and patiently wait while Jake flys all over America asking the fathers of all 4 contestants if he can marry their daughters? Its just not natural. It does make for intriguing entertainment on a most ridiculous level.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  270. irish

    Well...there were several interesting insights into what some families are like. The absolute worst.....Vienna's family. I'm not psychologist but that girl has a very uinhealthy relationship with Daddy. Whose father barges in on his 23 year old daughter? It's not like the girl is a vestal virgin for pete's sake. She is simply "in it to win it" just like little "Monkey" Shaye Lamas was. I actually liked Ali but last night was a bit over the edge.....Gia seems like a very nice person, but she does appear to be a little shy and unsure of herself. Tenley I think is the best fit for Jake. Her family is great.....I loved her Dad and the 2 talks he had with Jake. Hopefully Reality Steve got lied to and Jake will make the right decision....stearing clear of Vienna would be the best move he could make.....

    February 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  271. Babs

    Let's get real.. please explain to me how 1) these seemingly good looking men (as the bachelor0 or beautiful women (as the bachelorette) can't find someone on their own. Then from what I just read the females that are left are 3 bricks short of a load. if I were him I'd run away and not look back... period. This show has gotten old,,, not awesome... just like American Idol..

    February 9, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  272. Bachelor viewer from wayback

    JAKE- None of these women are right for you... but if you have to pick pick Tenley... Gia has beauty but really nothing else to keep this relationship going... Vienna – Fake – Fake Boobs, Hair Smile and intentions just wants to win the game... Tenley honest and down to earth yeah so she has been married – 2 sides to that story but from what we see so far... Has Jake's best interest at heart... Something great could develop here and grow into a life filled with happiness...

    February 9, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  273. Chandra

    I have no idea. It is rather bewildering actually why people would want to go on a TV show to find "love" or is it just for fame really? How about something more meaningful like create a show that helps gifted athletes and top students earn College scholarships. There are people who wants to go to college but can't afford it!

    February 9, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  274. kat

    For a guy who seems sincere about finding love and getting married, I'm a little surprised by his tremendous attraction to Vienna. I think Ali did the right thing because I agree with Jake that he did let her slip through his fingers. Vienna has toned down her cattiness, but cmon, when almost every girl is telling Jake he has no idea who V really is , he should pay attention. I really liked Jake in the beginning and thought he was there for the right reasons, but I have read he picks Vienna in the end and all I can say if that is the case is his radar is all messed up and I don't see a marriage in their future and if they do get married I am not sure it will last.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  275. juicey blueberry

    None of these women is the right one for Jake...but I have to go with Tenley , then Gia..Vienna acts like she is about 12 and I cant stand her

    February 9, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  276. Kyle Spencer

    Can someone tell me why theses shows are degrading to women?

    February 9, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  277. Brian

    It's "amazing" to be watching this. Everything is "amazing". And "awesome". I convinced myself and my girlfriend that Ali had found out she was pregnant, so the drama surrounding her mortal dilemma about whether to stay with Jake or...go back to work...was a bit of a letdown. I like how when she said she loved Jake, he didn't respond. I have now convinced myself and my girlfriend that there was no dilemma, and all that drama was simply Ali trying to manipulate Jake into telling her that she is the winner. Oh and what happened to her lip?!?!?!

    February 9, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  278. Jennifer NYC

    With Tenley's visit, I'm certain that the editing contributed to all of the talk about the ex-husband. It's only natural to discuss that when it happened within the past year.

    Also, with Tenley showing Jake her passion to dance, I was very impressed! I am a dancer, and I think it could be very scary and potentially awkward to dance in front of one person (especially a guy I am dating). It was brave of her, and she has opened up more than any of the other girls, emotionally.

    As far as the rest?
    Ali left, and because she's still young, she puts her job first. She'll be fine (and maybe the next Bachelorette). They were never exactly right for each other in the first place.
    Gia is sweet, but insecure. They have fun together, but there's something missing there – a deeper connection.
    Vienna is a princess who just wants to "win" so that she's not outshone by the other women. She's not truly there for Jake – she's there for a hot guy who she can claim.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  279. nicole

    awesome

    February 9, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  280. Lea Smartt

    I love your rundown of last nights episode! It would have been a 30 minute show if you were doing it. I would have saved 2 hours of useless drama. Atleast Jake hasn't been doing the naughty with any girls in the hot tub yet. Makeout scenes seem to be the highlight of next weeks show. I don't see how he can like Gia~she doesn't seem like she could carry on a long conversation. Did Ali not tell her job she would be out an extended period of time? Vienna is really scary and her family scarier. If he picks her to marry I think I may have to put him out of his misery.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |

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