Who is NOT invited??? Ashley H. and Ashley S.That means the two of them will be on the two on one date and one of them WILL go home. How sad for them. Michelle however, is GLAD this is happening.Anyway, Brad proceeds to take the gaggle of women to a NASCAR track. Uhhhmmm yeah, that is right!! The producers of The Bachelor-- who are well aware that Emily's deceased fiance was a race car driver-- set her up on a date at a NASCAR track. And not just ANY track, as we find out, but the actual track upon which her baby daddy ended his racing career. Uhmmm WOW. Way to sink to a new low, ABC!!!! And seriously watching Emily feel sad and have all these emotions and crying in the car really made me feel ashamed of myself for being a fan of this show. That is some seriously inappropriate exploitation right there.This is what Chris Harrison had to say about the matter:
Chris points out that there are only three dates on Monday's "The Bachelor." There is a one-on-one date, which Emily had already had; a two-on-one date, which he felt she wouldn't be eligible for because viewers already knew Brad's fondness for her and would suspect she would be the woman getting the red rose at the end, so that just left the group date, which she ended up on by happenstance.
"With that said, we are not stupid and naïve," Chris says. "We, as producers, knew this story. We knew Emily. We had a choice to make. Do we tell Brad [Emily's story], which we have never done before? Or do we warn Emily? Our choice is what we have always done: Let real life and everything play out. This happens a lot on our show and I love it that people will jump to conclusions by the teases and promotions that we do. Wait until you see how it plays out and reserve your final judgment until Tuesday morning."
On the topic of Emily, I made a composite so that everyone can see all the celebrities Emily looks like.
To break the awkwardity, Michelle steals Brad away for some alone time. Actually I have to give Michelle props for that mood-lifting move.
Chantal keeps saying that she understands and likes Brad MORE for all the time he's spending with Emily. And I think she started crying again at some point. I like her, but she needs to tamp down the waterworks. What's her deal? Does she cry every time she gets drunk or something???
Anyway, in the end, Brad gives the rose to Emily... SHOCKER. How could he NOT? Actually I thought Michelle deserved it for trying to break the tension.
So, I agree with Grace. I really don't think Brad is that into Emily. He wishes he was, because who wouldn't want someone like her? All nice and cute and boring. He can see that she is a special person.... but he really doesn't have chemistry with her. And she doesn't need Brad, I'm sure she can find someone better for her.Moving right along to the two on one date. Ashley v. Ashley. I really think we saw that Ashley S. is the nicer Ashley. She was like if "Ashley went home, and it was MY fault... I would just never...." Haha, aw, poor Ash! She is worried about the other girl going home and how guilty she would feel about it. I really like her. She seems like a nice, stable girl.Well, Ashleys find out that they are going to a Cirque du Soleil show, which ONE of them will be performing in with Brad. The trio then go have an awkward dinner and Brad wastes no time in sending one Ashley packing.He goes, "Ashley S, I think you will make a great wife. I DON'T think you will make a great wife for ME." OUCH!!!!!!!!What the HELL?????????
Seriously!!!??? THAT is how you dump someone??? With a clever play on words??!!!??!!?! That was SERIOUSLY harsh and I did NOT support it AT ALL. Brad REALLY seemed like a jerk in his dumping of Ashley S. Like a HUGE jerk... like actually probably that was the jerkiest dumping I've ever seen in Bachelor history. He could have at least said "It's not you, it's me." Really now. That is Basic Break-up 101. I really haven't thought Brad looked like a jerk all season until now, that was just JERK-TASTIC!!! Then he goes back to the other Ashley and is like "I'm SO happy right now!!"
I would just like to say that I KNEW he was sending Ashley S home. After Ashley H's little speaking out last week, we were supposed to think it would be her... but Brad has proven MANY times that he has really shallow taste in women, so I just KNEW he would send the nice, decent girl home.I think this shot was meant to show us how they are holding hands... but actually it just showed me Brad's crotch in a harness..??? Just me??He gives the other Ashley the rose and the two then go proceed to swing from some wires.Ashley S debuts the crying-in-the-limo-ride-home-scene for this season. I really felt bad for her.... especially when she was like "I just feel like there's no fight left in me." And then she was going on about how all the guys say she will make a great wife... just not for THEM. I mean, she was really crying HARD, and really taking this break up too hard. I would just like to say that she can DEFINITELY do better than Brad, so she really shouldn't sweat it. What does she need with an old man who looks for love on reality TV 2x?? Nothing!Also, I think Ashley S is really rocking a Jennifer Aniston vibe. Uh oh... did I just curse her?
Brad heads back to his Vegas hotel room and has a long distance chat w/ his therapist. OMG. At this point, I hit my snooze button, and woke up ten minutes later when the convo was finally over.
Actually, I thought Brad sounded pretty jerky and harsh again in this convo (fine, maybe I heard a little while I was sleeping.) I mean, sure, I get it... we ALL want a wife. That's "the goal" or "the mission." But I really don't think that that makes everyone else's feelings irrelevant and unimportant, as I do believe the therapist specified.
Like I said you guys, this episode was HARSH.
Now it's time for the cocktail party. Chantal gets some one on one time... standard.Then Brad goes out of his way to have one on one time with Alli. He brings out this green cupcake bc
Yours in the Single Life,
PS - It's going to be a long month. My roots are starting to show, and my next hair appointment isn't until Feb. 26 :( :( :(