Brad vs. elephants on 'The Bachelor'
March 1st, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Brad vs. elephants on 'The Bachelor'

Last night's "Bachelor" episode began with Brad packing for his trip to South Africa to meet the three remaining contestants. Brad appeared to be bringing just one carry-on bag - either he has a big problem with baggage fees or he's quite the expert on folding clothes.

As he soon as Brad arrived, he found himself stuck in what can best be described as an "elephant crossing zone." That wasn't the last we saw of elephants this trip.

Brad's first date was with Chantal, and the two went on a safari, perhaps to break in the spiffy new safari hat Brad was wearing.  Brad was pleased to see a lion "10 minutes into the trip," although I'm sure that was guaranteed in the brochure. We also got to see giraffes, zebras, rhinos and, you guessed it, elephants.

Brad and Chantal later had a picnic with a hungry, hungry hippo wading in the water behind them. Sadly, they didn't try to feed the hippo white marbles. Chantal is then offered a chance to spend a night in the "fantasy suite" with Brad, and she accepts. And what a fantasy suite it was, if you were an eight-year-old boy looking to hide from your parents after you broke the bedroom window with an errant baseball.

The suite was a treehouse in the middle of nowhere. Chris Harrison is either a genius or a cheapskate. Meanwhile, a random lion looked on, bored by what it was watching.

By the time we get to Brad's date with Emily, he had a surprise for the Southern belle: An elephant, with Brad on its back! The pair toured the area on the pachyderm, while Brad noted that "the most important thing" at that moment was Emily's company. I would've been more concerned with the elephant bucking them off.

Brad and Emily had a picnic while the elephant played in the water with its friends. Brad told Emily that he's ready to be a hands-on husband and father. The two kiss, the elephants frolic and everyone's happy.

Emily accepted the "fantasy suite" invitation, but the two didn't spend the night up in a tree. Instead, it was an actual suite with doors and windows. Emily said she's completely falling in love with Brad, and the two kiss again. It was essentially the same scene as the picnic, minus the elephants.

Moving on to Brad's date with Ashley, who greeted him in extremely short shorts. The two flew over South Africa's lush greenery in a helicopter, and then had their own picnic.

What started off as romance between Brad and Ashley faded as the show went on. The two discussed Ashley's work and personal priorities, and Brad expressed concern that Ashley couldn't achieve a proper balance of work and play once she got her dental career going. Ashley insisted she could find balance and be "superwoman" at the same time, but even Brad realized he may have lost her for good.

That was confirmed when Brad requested some alone time with Ashley before the rose ceremony. He eliminated her from the competition, saying their relationship had plummeted over the course of one day.

Next week, it's the annual "women tell all" episode, where Chris Harrison promised more secrets from "the most shocking season" in show history. 

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

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  1. John1273

    Very nice site!

    November 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. D

    Subliminal messages...that must be

    March 7, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. J

    Can't believe I got sucked into this one....didn't watch his first go around, but somehow I have watched religiously this season. Hours and hours of my life I will never get back. He is such an ass....I hate the way he talks, walks, looks as a matter of fact there isn't one thing I like about him....but somehow have wasted so much time "involved" in this idiotic show. Next season better be a better one or I am done....couldn't relate one bit to any of these people.

    March 2, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. D

    He looks really creepy in this picture...

    March 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hello

    Brad is so boring!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Nargi

    I'm looking forward to Brad proposing to Emily!

    March 1, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. melissa

    Really, Brad! This show is so staged, lets see how long this relationship will last. So glad I dont have to date anymore, I have the best bachalor evvvvver!

    March 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brad

    Garbage TV. Plain and simple.

    How does a guy fall in love with one women when he has dozens falling all over him. How does that not go to a guy's head? When has one of these relationships (when it is the guy choosing) actually lasted more than a year or two. It needs to be slow baked people, with no distractions. I think people watch it because they can't believe these women are serious. Ugh.

    March 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. B=Dog

    I love when Howard plays clips of this guy... what a moron.

    March 1, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. honestlyseek

    Kudos to Brad regarding his handling of Ashley. As the true gentleman he has shown himself to be throughout this time around, he forgoed the usual rose ceremony, and took Ashley aside to let her know she was not to be one of the last two standing, and separately asked Chantel and Emily if they would accept a rose.

    March 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cheaterville

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    March 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Your conscience

    You're a doosh-rocket if you follow this show... And you know it.

    March 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your conscience's mother and father

      Grow up already before I slap you.

      March 1, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your conscience's father

      That was your mom talking. I told her I wanted to throw you off a cliff but she refused.

      March 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yo, mom and dad

      I'm probably older and without a doubt, less of a doosh nozzle than both of you, so go blog about Bobby loving Emily or whatever, and leave me alone

      March 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conscience is just plain silly

      Yo conscience. You spend a LOT of time devoted to a show you clearly can't stand. How sad for you. Maybe next year Santa will bring you a life so you can be a real boy or girl!! Until then, please stop hating...

      March 2, 2011 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. superfankph

    So It's Chantal and what's her face – the blonde one with the kid.
    she's not gonna win though brad don't want no built-in-family, yo

    March 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kate

    This guy is creepy. Where did you find him, under a rock?

    March 1, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |

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