Sean meets the parents on 'The Bachelor'
February 19th, 2013
11:05 AM ET

Sean meets the parents on 'The Bachelor'

We're now up to "Hometown Date Night" on "The Bachelor," which means Sean racked up frequent flyer miles as he visited the families of the four remaining contestants.

Our first stop on Monday night was Houston, where AshLee was walking her dog. My 19-month-old daughter immediately declared AshLee the favorite to win it all, given her pro-dog walking stance. AshLee was also wearing plaid - a major plus when it comes to dealing with the men on this show.

While my daughter demanded that the dog get its own spinoff, Sean and AshLee had a picnic. When it came time to introduce her parents, AshLee slipped up by talking about "rolling in the sand" with Sean, which didn't impress her minister father.

Sean then told the minister that he's "crazy" about AshLee, and asked for his blessing. Rev. Dad granted his wish, but failed to order Sean to say two Hail Marys and one Our Father to repent for all the sins committed this season.

We then headed for Seattle, where Sean was shocked to see that the sun was out. He was there to meet Catherine, who seemed to have made a 180 after being upset over last week's rose ceremony elimination. The happy couple went to Pike Place Market to throw and catch fish, which is about as exciting as watching fish in a bowl.

The family gathering that came later consisted of Catherine's mother, grandmother and two sisters. Before we met them, Catherine warned Sean that her mom was "intimidating" and her grandma was "feisty."  That's a great way to prepare to meet the family, huh?

Catherine's sisters didn't help matters when they told Sean that she's moody and messy, but not dirty.  So if I get this straight, Catherine is like Oscar Madison from "The Odd Couple," but not Pigpen from "Peanuts."

To add insult to injury, Catherine's mother chose not to give Sean her blessing, leaving him to wonder if Catherine's family is skeptical about the whole process. You think?

Our next stop of the night was Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where Lindsay's dad serves as a two-star general. I was hoping Gen. Dad would order Sean to drop and give him 20, especially after Pops appeared dismayed over Lindsay wearing a wedding dress in the first episode. But alas, Gen. Dad gave  Sean his blessing, which he referred to as the toughest question he's ever been asked.

We finished up our journey in Los Angeles, where Desiree and Sean began their time together with a hike. The couple then moved the party to Desiree's house, where they made dinner. Just then, there was a knock at the door, and a man in plaid walked in saying he's dated Desiree for two years. This all looked incredibly convoluted, even by the high standards the "Bachelor" franchise has provided for so long, so something was clearly up.

And something was: Desiree revealed that "plaid boy" is an actor, and that the whole thing was one big practical joke. Laughs were had all around as the dumbest joke in "Bachelor" history came to an end. You'd think Sean would have been tipped off by the plaid.

Finally, Desiree's parents and brother arrived for the real soiree. Desiree's mom and dad seemed to like the happy couple, but brother Nate had other ideas.

Nate, who reminded me of a very poor man's Joe Rogan, admitted that the whole process appears "stupid" and told Sean he has some doubts about our hero "being into her." I was really taking a liking to Nate, especially after he successfully used "reciprocate" in a sentence. I didn't think he had a four-syllable word in his vocabulary.

Sean, Desiree and her parents didn't know what to make of Nate, but I did. He's a straight shooter whose skepticism, quite frankly, was quite refreshing. Forget Chris Harrison - have Nate host the "Women Tell All" special and go crazy on everybody.

Heading into the rose ceremony, Sean said he didn't know whether to eliminate Catherine (who Sean worried wouldn't be able to settle down in a relationship) and Desiree (no need to guess why). There was only one man who could solve this predicament and that was Chris Harrison, who merely told Sean to think about it and come out for the rose ceremony.

When the event arrived, Desiree asked for some "alone time" with Sean, and apologized for what happened during her hometown date. When we started the ceremony up again, it was Lindsay and AshLee who got their roses.

But Sean left again before handing out the final rose, telling Chris that he's still struggling with a decision. Chris' advice? Think about it and come out for the rose ceremony. Chris is the world's worst motivational speaker.

After what appeared to be four hours of squirming, Sean finally opted to keep Catherine and dump Desiree.  We can only guess that Desiree used her time in the limo of shame to count the ways she'll pulverize Nate.

Tonight, Sean "tells all" in a one-hour special.

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

soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. No Need Too Thank Me Dear...Piece of Cake

    May 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. cheats crack

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    March 11, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bachelor47

    private, his own man, not judgemental and rude–pete set up.

    March 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. no limelight and honest.

    better choice.

    March 8, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. yes

    kps mouth shut-x

    March 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Pam Anderson

    I hear his jlzz has some discoloration in it

    February 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Meh

    ahh nothing like the good ol' C0ck-for-hire television programs

    February 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tug Romney

    I'm sorry, ladies, but the man looks constipated in the accompanying photo. Either that or he's got a load in his pants.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rzuc palenie

    - rzuc palenie

    February 22, 2013 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. goodness

    he's adorable...i hope he picks the right one....i believe there are only a few left!

    February 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. j

    doesn't rely on people....he talks to me directly

    February 21, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. j

    can't wait too see my rose man tonight..yes!

    February 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |

    i hope i see u tomorrow - can't we talk where there are no others?

    February 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. why is one so gapped...

    that he cannot ask me any questions.

    February 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. See Hunk...

    i have a tool who's obsessed with me - understand now....we have to trick it so it goes in....its so funny

    it falls for fake convo's, fake anything we provide......get whats going on in my life the last 6 months...

    February 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. 1 is Zero

    he da be nice s*xy 49

    February 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Top Reason Too Love This Guy

    the eyes and the heart.

    February 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |

    At least Sean has three nice girls left! Better than 2 nice girls and Tierra!

    February 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. many still vote for them

    some question it.....who cares...

    February 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. 8:40am

    hunk o mania

    February 21, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  21. Sean

    Two words, ladies: CLEVELAND STEAMER. I doesn't matter whether I'm giving or receiving. ;p

    February 21, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bob

    This show is for people with no lives looking for fake romance.

    February 21, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  23. FIND A WAY.

    wow he's a doll.

    February 21, 2013 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  24. look into his eyes

    deeply and you can see that he has no soul. the man is a demon. the spawn of satan. i wouldn't go near him no matter how cute he is. thats just plain evil!

    February 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Cute as a button....

    get over the hump..daz it...

    February 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  26. It's True!

    I heard that he eats his own feces. Ewww, that's GROSS!

    February 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Really now...

    Insipid TV show for small minded people. GET A LIFE.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  28. I usually

    am not attracted too blond guys....but he's kinda cute!

    February 20, 2013 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Voice O'Reason

      No, he looks like a d o u c h e. Probably watches NASCAR and pro-wrasslin.'

      February 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  29. yes!

    more time ahead for you know what!!!!! truth by the way!!!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  30. wow cute guy...

    congrats to the couple hope it works out

    February 20, 2013 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  31. daytime playa

    yes–its been years ..yay!!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  32. Kok Man

    I needs a wee ner to luv

    February 20, 2013 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. BarbieDoll

    That Des is bad news. First she plays some weird psycho-joke with an ex-boyfriend confronting her and Sean. Then her incest-brother confronts Sean. Imagine having to sit across from the brother at Thanksgiving dinners, and other family events? Creepy dude. Then she cries wondering why no-rose? Does she really not get it?

    February 19, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  34. daz how it works

    24kay every 4 months for 2 years....20kay for a thank you!

    February 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  35. guys..

    a little dramatic with explosions today? geez its just blogging.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Madtown

    This show is hysterically funny and bad all at once! How much does the bachelor/bachelorette get paid for this? What's the going rate to sell out your dignity?

    February 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  37. nc_mike

    Desiree was the only one left with any depth. She was too good for him really as he doesn't have anywhere near her depth. Actually, Desiree would have been the ideal match for Arie Luyendyk from the last show – he was the one with depth and they'd make a great match. Any man that would decide whether to marry a woman based her sibling's feelings is a very shallow and weak man; Sean chose to allow the brother to dominate him. He really did her a huge favor by sending her home as she deserves a loyal man – and he obviously isn't one.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |


    February 19, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ruth

    I think you Sean have made the biggest mistake of your life.. Des was the one and only for. You my man have no backbone. I will not be watching the rest of this series. You let her brother intimidate you, you surly are not the one for the beautiful spirit of Des. A man that does not stand up for the one he loves, is not a strong man. You let her brother decide your fate with Des. Now as I look back on what he called you out on, all of it must be true.......You are a coward..

    February 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Uh, just maybe Sean didn't feel it for Des. When it really is "true love" nothing will stop you.

      February 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  40. No Cameras

    All mine

    February 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Hi

    when i do feel blondie junk against me i don't want a camera..i want him....hands down

    February 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. TV22

    desiree is back .

    February 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Camera's

    worst thing you can do too a guy unless your having s-x with him and its just for becomes bored and
    not intertested in the woman....i believe i letting the man be....let him be free to pursue what he wants.
    let him live his dream...if you hold him down he will go...

    February 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Men and Women

    in order too also keep a relationship can't keep camera's on him, hack into his every move an basically suffocate him to death....he'll walk eventualll

    it requires alot of love and making him feel like a man not just s8xually but outside of the bed also....

    February 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Hot S-x

    its never too late for that...ever.....believe me...

    February 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Carol Gotay

    I certainly understand the Nate would have issues with this whole process, yet, it is not to be understood why Sean feels this should strike Desiree from the record. Sean is giving up his decision power to Nate, Why? Many successful relationships are to the exclusion of one family member or the other's liking. It is his feelings about Desiree that matter. As for Catherine, she is more risky, as I think she is still developing in major ways, and Ashlee, while sweet will be high maintenance emotionally in the future. Sean my friend, I was once advised by a sage grandfather, "If you can choose someone to marry from the most stable home you can find. That is not Ashelee with her adoption issues and former marriage, etc. Lindsey is cute, but from watching all the episodes, I believe it is Desiree that you made the best connection. She knows it and you blew it, but it is NOT TOO LATE. Think deeply and if you understand what really it is to choose for the rest of your life and that of your chldren and grandchildren, go OUTSIDE the box and bring Desiree back.. Spend lots of time talking about your values relative to money, raising children, shared responsibilities, etc. You cannot communicate too much before your ultimate choosing. Good luck and God Bless, Carol

    February 19, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |

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