Chris Harrison welcomed us to last night's "Women Tell All" edition of "The Bachelor" by declaring the chase for Ben "one of the most controversial seasons" in the show's history. But when is a season not controversial in Chris' mind?
Our host also pledged that the show would look at "the most talked about woman in America," so I was expecting to watch 10 minutes or so on Snooki, Newt Gingrich's wife or the woman Rush Limbaugh dissed.
But first, we began with what's now become a tradition on these specials, the "Bachelor Pad" casting call, also known as catching up with former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" contestants.
All we learned from this is that there are a lot of people affiliated with this show who desperately need lives. Perhaps they need to take Andy Warhol's "15 minutes" credo to heart.
Then it was time to bring back more than a dozen contestants from Ben's season to discuss what happened when the cameras were and weren't rolling. For whatever reason, Samantha, the woman who left the show under mysterious circumstances, used this opportunity to go after Blakeley for bullying the other women, as well as Brittney for not being truthful as to why she departed the show.
Given that the audience completely forgot this woman's existence, I can only presume she was auditioning for "Bachelor Pad 3." As far as addressing the allegations that Samantha fell in love with a show producer, that wasn't brought up.
Shawntel the funeral director, whose surprise appearance on the San Francisco leg of the trip infuriated the other contestants, showed up to express her disappointment in the panel's behavior. The panel somewhat apologized for their name calling and anger toward her, but noted that they were "blindsided" by her appearance, and accused Shawntel of ignoring them.
Surprisingly, Shawntel didn't use her latest appearance to promote her memoir, "Final Rose," which is now available for sale. Even more surprisingly, the memoir is not 15 pages long in large type.
After one-on-one chats with Nicki, Kacie B. and Emily, Chris was finally ready to discuss "the most talked-about contestant" in show history, Courtney the model. As the highlight reel suggests, Courtney is as popular as $5/gallon gas.
Chris asked the panel what about Courtney irked them the most, and one said she was rude and disrespectful, while another said she was "in it to win it."
Kacie B. said Courtney had a split personality - acting nice and innocent toward Ben and evil toward the other women. Nicki noted that while Courtney may have a "twisted" sense of humor, she made no effort to get along with anyone in group settings.
Chris then turns to Casey S., who was Courtney's only friend among the contestants.Casey said Courtney didn't like hanging out in group settings, and kept her guard up a great deal. It would have been interesting to find out how and why Courtney and Casey S. clicked, but that wasn't discussed.
Chris notes that it's unfair to talk about Courtney unless she could defend herself, and of course she was waiting backstage to tell her side of the story. (Technically, she appeared to be waiting in a stairwell. The studio doesn't have a green room?)
Chris tells Courtney that the panel is understandably peeved at her and would like to talk with her. And the panel definitely let her have it, accusing her of having a gutter mouth, bullying other contestants and possibly causing "Lin-sanity." Courtney apologized a number of times during the two segments she was on, basically saying she has a lot to work on when it comes to interacting with others, adding that she was "humiliated" by some of the things she did.
Most of the panel didn't seem to buy Courtney's contrition, suggesting she was trying to repair her image. Chris thanks Courtney for handling the "firing squad" and lets her head out.
Bachelor Ben was up next, and given his questionable decisions throughout the season, I hoped he would get the "firing squad" treatment as well.
Alas, that's not the case, as the women ask mostly softball questions on why they were eliminated, with Ben responding in the blah, wishy-washy manner we've come to expect from him. We're then treated to a mediocre blooper reel highlighted by Ben apparently running naked through a vineyard. Ben expressed pride for that clip, saying it was "not the only time" he was naked on the show. Ben is one creepy guy.
Next week, Ben decides between Courtney and Lindzi (who didn't appear on stage), and Chris has promised that it'll be "the most controversial finale" in show history. So if you have a guess of what will happen, you're probably correct.
What did you think of last night's "Women Tell All" episode?
He picks Courtney -why in the world would ABC producers bring her to face these insecure, cacklling hens if it wasn't to garner sympathy viewer votes? Soon "The Bachelor" will go the route of "DWTS" – the bachelor/bachelorette won't say their names. Chris Harrison will call out the names until it gets down the last 2 or 3...and with the obvious, calculating words, "not necessarily in the bottom two/three", the final rose is handed out and the others go home.
cuz i have the one and only woman tamer....ten inches of usda rock hard dong....i love seeing my wads all messed up in hoodrats hair....i will have u walking bow legged....take a picture of it if u like....
Wow, man, you have some serious issues.
More like you're full of ten inches of usda rock hard DUNG.
BIG MAN BEHIND THE COMPUTER! LOL
If i was the batchellor id pound it in deep..one woman each nite..i log down who gave the best head and swallowed...who enjoyed anal...who gave me a rim job...who lick and suc my balls and who cooked the best food...also who could take a wad in the eye the best
But, you're not the bachelor! You're just a lonely blogger with nothing but time on your hands.
That's not what he has in his hands. It's something else... small but it's there.
U wrote: possibly causing "Lin-sanity." ... What does that have to do with this show? LOL
i tried to watch bens season and it jus made me ill. to see him kissing and convorting with more than one girl in a day was just plain gross. and even though i didn't watch much i still figured out he chose courtney, how a grown women can say, do and display herself as she did was just gross. if he did pick her, he deserves all the misrible days in his life that are coming with his decision. stupid, stupid boy, yes i said boy, because he sure hasn't acted like a man from what i saw in the few short clips i did watch.
He's average-looking and nothing special. Why any woman would go on that show knowing what's in store, I'll never understand. It is entertaining, although a train-wreck. Poor Kacie B. Loved her.
Maybe he (if it is him) can't reject anything from his a55 that's why he is upset and trolling-lol. I guess prunes wasn't in his buget this week.
And another give away, ur the only one that says 'I reject that'. The ONLY one!
I couldnt believe Courtney actually went on the show... then while she was speaking it was clear that she was only there because she had to be.
By now everyone knows she won, and this fake apology to the girls and america had to be done to repair her image.
To me, she didn't seem to be sorry for what she said or who she hurt, she seemed to be sorry because of how it has effected her and her family.
Give it up Tracie. Ur the only one who comments on poo and starts a comment with 'once I' and then tell ur story. I will be happi when ur spring break will be over and u n ur friends go back to school.
And the rest of us will be happy when you become literate.
I've just seen this show briefly. Does the bachelor actually have intercourse with these women before he decides which one to pick?
Wouldn't you? :)
They have outercourse, brah. Outercourse.
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