At first, Monday night's "Bachelorette" episode looked like something we've already seen before.
It started off with the proverbial group date that would've been hip about five or six years ago - in this case, a dodgeball competition among several of Desiree's suitors - and continued with a one-on-one date involving the classic show standby of climbing on the side of a building.
But between those dates was an explosive situation that led to one suitor getting the boot.
It all started innocently enough, with Desiree getting ready for her one-on-one with Kasey when she got a call from host Chris Harrison. According to Chris, he had some "bizarre news" about one of the suitors.
Chris explained in his weekly EW column how he found out about this "news," as I presumed Chris has a red "Bachelor" phone under glass that informs him of all show-related catastrophes, similar to the "Batphone" on the 1960s "Batman" TV show. If not, someone should get him one for his birthday.
We didn't learn what the "bizarre news" was at first, but it was serious enough to require Desiree to climb into her funny-colored car and drive to the manor to confront Brian, a very muscular suitor in a pink tank top. Desiree asked Brian if he'd been truthful to her throughout her journey. Brian said he had nothing to hide. Just then, we returned to inside the manor, where Chris and a mystery woman brushed past the remaining suitors and headed outside.
We soon found out that the mystery woman is Stephanie, who happens to be a single mom, a former Playboy Playmate and Brian's current girlfriend (noted show spoiler "Reality Steve" Carbone also writes that Stephanie is the ex-girlfriend of a second former "Bachelorette" contestant). Stephanie pretty much rips into Brian, accusing him of being a bad role model for her son and flying to California for the show under the guise that he was traveling for work. Stephanie also admitted to once throwing rocks at Brian for being a jerk, while the two confessed to sleeping with one another two days before Brian began taping.
Once Stephanie stopped ranting, Chris and Desiree both agreed that Brian no longer served any purpose on the show, and that he should leave. Brian was accompanied on his walk of shame by a burly dude named Pauly, who show creator Mike Fleiss proudly promoted in a tweet shown on screen. Perhaps Pauly can get a segment on the "Men Tell All" special at the end of the season.
The show pretty much limped on post-Brian, with Kasey's date being marred by a burned-out Desiree, bad weather and a cold swimming pool. At least he got a rose at the end. We were also treated to an extended advertisement for the upcoming "Lone Ranger" film disguised as a group date.
In the end, Desiree also let Brandon and Dan go. Brandon struggled after Brian's departure, revealing abandonment issues he dealt with as the child of a single parent, so perhaps he had more important things to deal with than finding a future bride. As for Dan, I pretty much forgot he was still there.
Next week, Desiree and the men head to the Jersey shore.
What did you think of last night's "Bachelorette" episode?
As Chris's Uncle, I can tell you what you see is what you get.
Kind, sincere, hard worker, humble, overall good guy too!
I saw this episode he appeared refreshed, happy not a care in the world with this woman. hope they make it.
I would say it will remain this way.
I love this show.
That people's lives are so pathetic they would follow a show like this is.... well, pathetic. Somebody call Darwin. His work is not done.
the dude is really cute. all the best too both.
There's a proverb about group dates? This I have never heard.
A playmate (who had her va-jay-jay photographed for the enjoyment of millions) said he was a bad role model for her son. Ha ha ha ha ha! That's good stuff.
Actually, Playboy Playmates and Playboy Centerfolds are two different things. Wearing a set of bunny ears, silly as that is, does not mean someone has "had her va-jay-jay photographed for the enjoyment of millions"n (your words).
Woo this show is a total poop!
Hey Grammar Nazi: Using proper English and correcting someone's bad grammar (your vs. you're) does NOT make you a "Grammar Nazi." It makes you seem like an educated person who is not ashamed to sound intelligent, albeit floating aimlessly in a sea of Grammar morons.
she has too be monitored...she is clearly not stable and we need too watch her at all costs especially when she opens her mouth and feeds him
How do you tell if your a moron? Read my text!
Do they have a wet buldge contest?
This season is fairly BORING, although the lie kept me interested... I think it is time that they reattempt at another unknown Bachelorette (or even one for the Bachelor – Chris Harrison, perhaps?)
The Bachlorette died long before this Desiree...
It is what it is. If I had the chance to have a vacation and look for love and it was all paid for, damn straight I would do it. You would be stupid not too. If it works out great, if not it was a hell of a ride.
i didn't want too remain another year working 24 hours a day-remember ask me. met the head of leegal
and said no working 24 hours a day.......did you miss the w hotel luncheon?
Crack kills! Instead of using tinfoil to smoke your rocks, use it to put over your head so the greys can stop controlling you spouting your crazy nonsense that has nothing to do with anything all over the place! THANKSS
who do you think got your nombre
Desire has killed the Bachelorette franchise. Need I say more..... BTW: it is so scripted.
You're totally right, and this situation isn't unusual either. They must have reveiled this just to make more drama. A guy from my small hometown (Sarnia) was inspired to be an actor so he got onto The Bachlorette – Canada, with his girlfriend fully aware. All "participants" (inspired actors/actress') get paid a good amount to be on the show, which they hope will boost their fame. Even in the auditions they have each person act out a scripted dramatic situation, which is how they choose the best for the show. Sorry to break the news to any reality show believers, but you got to grow up sometime.
I have be a member of a reality show last year on Portuguese television... and reality is just 1% of the show. Everything else is scripted. Discussions are prepared outside the cameras, there are special instructions all around the houses. When the audience is low, they start to use everything: kisses, discussions, relations and everything else. Even fights between contestants. We need to show that we are good actors... or they will start to dump us really fast.
The few reality situations are grabbed and raised via scripts to be showed on the tvs.
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