Sin City silliness on 'The Bachelorette'
May 31st, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Sin City silliness on 'The Bachelorette'

Last night's episode of "The Bachelorette" began with Chris Harrison ordering the 18 remaining suitors in the living room to explain how the show works. Even after advancing to the next round, few of the suitors understand the concept of shaving.

William is the recipient of the first one-on-one date with Ashley, with a promise that he'll be making a splash in Las Vegas. Pools and Vegas - we can strike two show trademarks off our "Bachelorette" bingo card.

Meanwhile, "Phantom" Jeff, who's now wearing a knit cap to go with his mask, pledges to take the mask off on his first one-on-one date with Ashley. Good thing, as his new look screams "ready to rob a bank by the fourth episode."

Ashley and William are now in Las Vegas, where they drop by a cake shop, then head to a jeweler to look at rings. Next stop is the wedding chapel, where William hands Ashley a potted plant for her bouquet.

Hold everything!  Is the show ending after two episodes?  Will Chris Harrison sue for breach of contract?  Thankfully, Ashley saves the day, telling William that there's 17 other guys to consider (there's also a thing about a marriage license, but who's paying attention?).

Later that night, William and Ashley have dinner in the middle of the Bellagio fountain pool (Hope their food's cooked right - tough getting a waiter down there).  Ashley gives William a rose, the fountains go off and nobody gets wet.

Twelve suitors now head to Vegas for a dance off at the Monte Carlo hotel/casino. Six of the men will get to perform with the dance crew "JabbaWockeeZ" and spend the night with Ashley, while the others will head back to the manor. After a series of routines that seemed to last a couple of hours, the men who called themselves "No Rhythm Nation" came out on top.

One of the men on the winning team is Bentley, who we were warned last week may not be on the show for the right reasons. He essentially confirmed it to the cameras, saying that Ashley was not his type. Nevertheless, Ashley gave the rose to Bentley, who then asked the cameraman if he could "bag it" and play blackjack. Finally, someone on the show who understands how Vegas works!

The final one-on-one date was determined by, of all things, a coin toss, with Mickey the chef upending J.P. The coin flipping continued in Vegas, as Ashley and Mickey flipped to decide what wine to get, who would get it and whether Mickey would get a rose. The coin ended "rose side up" on the last one, but Ashley admitted that Mickey would have received the rose regardless. The coin may not be the only thing that's flipped.

Back at the manor, "Phantom" finally gets one-on-one time with Ashley and talks about how he survived a brain hemorrhage. He's set to take off his mask when Matt Colombo walks into the room. "Phantom" opts to scoot, still masked.

Ashley then returns to Bentley, who admits to the cameras that he'd rather swim in his own, er, bodily fluid then get into a relationship with her. The two kiss, and Bentley's not impressed. Ashley then tells the world that she has good radar (in addition to being warned by a former contestant), and she believes Bentley is sincere about being on the show. Time to get the radar serviced, Ashley. As for Bentley, he'd make a great supervillain if he didn't sound as dull as driftwood.

At the rose ceremony, Matt got the boot, along with two guys I forgot were still on the show. Matt departed by leaving a voice mail to his mother, asking her to pick him up at the airport.

Next week, frenetic dancing, bad attempts at comedy and Bentley drops a bombshell.

What did you think of last night's "Bachelorette" episode?


soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. darlene/ from Northville, Mi

    Sad that Bentley seem to enjoy criticizing Ashley. He acts like a loser.
    (Handsome is as handsome does.) One day he might realize how hurtful his remarks were.
    Bentley will be old.....an all alone someday. "Karma"

    June 7, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. threewhln

    Honestly, if the producers just have these two jokers (Jeff and Bentley) on the show to get folks to watch, they are going down the wrong path. I thought the Bachelorette was a little more classy than Jerseyliscious or Jersey Shore, but looks like now they are going for the "Drama" factor instead of the story tale romance. I will continue to watch for now hoping both go home next week. But, this could be the last one I watch.

    June 1, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Suze

    I would have watched it but gagged at the choice of Bentley on the first episode! She looks really dense and it seems set up for failure. So I didn't watch this episode. Bentley didn't impress me as a nice guy and I would never have picked him. Have the producers set this up???

    May 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. polarbear

    Worst bachelorette ever!

    May 31, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sherry

      totally agree... not watching again. boring all the way around.

      June 3, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      Yes.....this Bachelorette is not even fit for television let alone prime time. VERY poorly done
      and poor choice of Bachelorette. Chantelle would have been far better.

      June 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jillmarie

    Exactly! His interviews where he says all those mean things about her make her statements about him seem so dumb. Time to wake up and smell the coffee, honey. Listen to your friend's warnings!

    May 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Evel Knievel

    All you overweight cat ladies have a thread to comment on since you're the only ones who watch this stuff.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • jillmarie

      I'm not an overweight cat lady, loser. If you don't like the topic, shut up!

      June 1, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. Virginia

    I cannot believe that Ashley is falling for Bently. It's embarassing that she is flaunting her "good intuition about people" when he's going to rebuff her the minute he has a chance. She was warned, but apparently those warnings had the opposite effect. Honestly, it's such a cliche– she's falling for the jerk! No!!!

    May 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jillmarie

    What I found to be hilarious was the fact that Jeff had on a sleeping mask- over his face mask! Lol, too funny. This guy is really hamming it up for the cameras. Anything to be on TV, I guess. Next week looks great- can't wait for the roast (poor Ashley!) and good riddance to Bentley. He's not even cute, IMO.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Peace

    I don't watch this show, but, I love anything Vegas ! One of my fav places !!! They all will have a blast there ! Good day!

    May 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sketti

    They need to rub doodoo on them. That would teach them a lesson.

    May 31, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • BentleyApologists

      You have to RESPECT BENTLEY! He is hilarious. He is the only reason to watch the show. He even has a FAN CLUB!!!

      Check out Bentley's FAN CLUB BLOG http://bentleywilliamsapologists.wordpress.com/

      June 5, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      That blog is freaking hilarious! Bentley Apologists Blog? are you kidding me. :)

      June 5, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |

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