This past week's The Bachelor was kind of a "take it or leave it" episode. It was pretty mild; not a lot of drama. It was far from a train wreck like many of the episodes are, however there were a few moments that need to be pointed out and/or ridiculed.
First, Jason sent his son back to Seattle to spend time with his mom. Opinion Alert! There were mixed reviews about his child being in the midst of this crazy show, but I was glad that he was sent back. The show is funny and trashy, for adults, but it's not appropriate for kids.
The 15 ladies chosen by Jason during the season premiere moved into their mansion and were told that there would be some group dates and some one-on-one dates, and even more shocking was that not everyone would be chosen to go on a date. "Gasp!" That is a Bachelor first.
After they got settled in the mansion, Jason showed up unexpectedly for a pool party. The party must have been uneventful as I don't remember much except for Jason taking off his shirt.
Jason surprisingly had to give out a rose at the pool party and chose Jillian (the hot dog lady). He whisked her away on a one-on-date, much to the chagrin of the others. He took her to the Disney Concert Hall where they had champagne and goodies and then Robin Thicke put on a private concert for them. Opinion Alert! I would be so uncomfortable at a private concert, both as the audience and as the performer. Wouldn't that be awkward?
Later Jason took Melissa (the Cowboys cheerleader) on a one-on-one date, and then a group date with all but two (Raquel and Megan) of the remaining girls. After dropping the ladies off at home, Raquel snuck into Jason's car to get some time with him. Jason is visibly shocked by this overt display.
At the cocktail party, the women fell all over themselves vying for Jason's attention. Before the night really got going, Lisa bowed out of the running because her grandmother was very ill and she decided she needed to be home. After he says goodbye, Jason went back to mingling with the women. Opinion Alert! Jason has the worst "I'm pretending to be interested but you're freaking the heck out of me," look on his face. It's a strange smile, but kind of fake and creepy. Watch for it next time.
Megan (the girl who got the most votes to leave and was given a rose instead) was part of a conflict again this week. This time it was with Erica. However, this time I felt bad for Megan, as it didn't seem to be entirely her fault. After Molly, who already received a rose on one of the dates, "stole" Jason away from Megan, Megan told a group of girls, including Erica, what had happened. There was a discussion about if a girl who already has a rose should monopolize Jason and the consensus of the group was that they shouldn't. Erica told the group that she wouldn't do that. Later, Erica was in the kitchen with Molly and Megan overheard her tell Molly about the conversation and completely changing her story, making the other girls look bad. Megan privately confronted Erica and Erica freaked out. Opinion Alert! I think Erica was embarrassed for being called out and turned it around on Megan. I wonder if she will look back after watching the episode and say, "Hmm, I guess I am two-faced."
Anyhow, after the rose ceremony, two were sent home without a rose - Sharon, who quit her teaching job to be on the show and Raquel, the Brazilian who got in Jason's limo at the end of the night. I told you, that creeped him out!
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