Second episode of The Bachelorette is in the bank and I’m already addicted! Addicted to 1: the faces of over half the cast, b: Ashley’s wardrobe and 3: seeing which guy is going to do the next crazy thing (Bentley, I feel you stepping up to the plate in this category). Before I get into the episode I want to address the Bentley situation that has a lot of you up in arms.
Again, this entire episode Bentley drops plenty of one-liners that leave us wishing he were gone last week. Keep in mind Ashley doesn’t hear any of his interviews so all she knows is Bentley is a guy that has a way with words and is making moves showing he wants to be there. I’m pretty sure many ladies out there have been attracted to a guy she shouldn’t want but has to see for herself before she realizes he’s wrong for her. Well, put Ash in that category because Bentley is working her over.
Some of you also commented on how you were shocked producers are letting him stay in the game. While I am surprised that they didn’t take the opportunity to do a hidden camera type thing with Bentley to catch him red handed and ruin his life, here are a couple of my thoughts on the producers and Bentley: 1) I’m sure Bentley didn’t come out of the pre-interviews saying he was going to screw Ashley over for screen time. They were probably just as
excited shocked as us when they hit the gold mine heard his “true” thoughts. 2) As much as I would love to see Bentley hit the road because the producers decide to save Ashley, they just can’t do that. This is Ashley’s journey and it’s up to her to make the decisions. If they were to remove him from the show Ashley would want to know why, which leads to 3) Producers can’t show Ashley his one-on-one interviews. As contestants we are promised that the only people to know what goes on in those one-on-one’s are the producers conducting them and then the rest of the world once they air. If the producers showed Ashley the interviews before the show aired, the entire credibility of the show would be shot and I’m pretty sure no one would sign up for a future season or you would never get a contestant’s true feelings. 4) Have we heard any of the guys talking about sleazeball Bentley? Nope. Wanna know why? Because none of the guys know he’s being like that either. I’m tellin’ ya…the ONLY people that are in the know on his douchebaggery are producers. At the end of the day this is a tv show. We all know what we are getting into when we sign up. Bottom line, Bentley makes great tv. Until he chooses to leave, does something that gets him kicked off by Ashley or is so over the top that the producers have to let him go, he’s gonna be sticking around.
On to the episode:
Seeing the guys living in the mansion brings back so many memories! I hope they didn’t have as many issues with the trash compactor as we did! When that first date card arrives via Chris Harrison it makes everything very real…it’s the start of their journey to find love and while everything is in their hands, I know they hope the good luck Gods are on their side and hand over a one-on-one date ASAP! I got to read our first date card and still have it…maybe I’ll show it to y’all one day!
First one-on-one goes to Will and you can see the
disappointment jealousy pass across some of the front-runners’ faces, ie: JP, Mickey and Ryan P. While I was never in that position, I saw Ashley S go through it after receiving the FIR so I can imagine what some guys are feeling. Often times being a front-runner means waiting a while to get a one-on-one because the bachelor or bachelorette may already know where they stand when it comes to them and need to figure out what they think of others that may be on the fence.
Some of you may have thought the date Ashley took Will on was cruel or awkward, but I thought it was hilarious and awesome to see him squirm! I think it gave Will a chance to show his sense of humor and Ash got to see how light-hearted William was. He was a great sport and by the middle of the date had won me (and many of you) over!
The group date card comes and I.Am.So.Jealous! We were stuck in a bee-infested mansion for FOUR WEEKS before we saw an airport! Ok, saying that out loud sounds a little ridiculous…yes, I am grateful for all we got to experience and for the opportunity to even live in a mansion…but you have to understand my jealousy a liiiiiiittle bit! I hope they realize exactly how lucky they are…and based off of the promos, my jealousy is only going to sky rocket. I love that all the guys jumped in and really tried to come up with unique dances to impress Ashley. While Ash is a dancer, I know the effort they put in outweighs their skill and I’m betting the effort wasn’t lost on her…although I’m sure she chuckled under her breath as she saw a group of white boys attempt to discover rhythm for the first time.
Second one-on-one and it comes down to a coin toss to determine who goes on it! Let me tell ya, if I were put in that situation I would’ve been ticked! Yes, it’s only week one, but time alone is so valuable. Mickey opened up to Ash and I see them having a romantic connection but I don’t know if I see a big enough spark between them to lead into a full-fledged relationship. But hey, he’s hot, nice enough and seems remotely conversational so i’d probably keep him around.
Cocktail party time and the claws are already coming out! I LOVED Nick teaching Ashley a line dance. Bad move by William interrupting time between Ashley and Nick since he already has a rose. As the guys said, Will just put a HUGE target on his back. Throughout the cocktail party you hear William rubbing in the details of his date and he crosses that cocky/confident line I talked about last week. It’s crazy how quickly a guy can go from being loved to being hated! Will definitely dropped in my book and if he keeps the cockiness up, I don’t see him lasting long.
No real shockers in who went home other than who the heck is Lucas? I really hope this season we get a chance to get to know everyone before they are given the boot. After all, we won’t have 10 minutes of every episode taken up by a psychiatric evaluation like in my season, so there’s plenty of time to show them all!
I’m slightly adjusting my front-runners: JP, Ryan P, Blake and Ben C. Ben C managed to sneak his way in and I think he may start to win Ashley over in the coming weeks! Can’t wait for next week and hopefully some nice looking pool-side shots of the guys!