“Hey”

My coworker showed me this awesome cat video (I know, right? What it is about cat videos that are so endlessly hilarious?) This one is no exception — the cat that says “hey:”

I was almost in tears (especially when it zooms in and softly says “hey”) and then I felt pathetic because all those “hey”s reminded me of the sappy Felicity series final tribute. Did you ever watch that show? LOVED it!

Happy Friday, friends!

 

P.S. Team Ben or Team Noel?

Thoughts on The Bachelor – The Last Juan

Ay yi yi. What a way to go. And what a flop of a season, right? The headlines this morning are hilarious…
‘The Bachelor’ implodes in real time during most awkward finale ever, thanks to Juan Pablo”
Juan Pablo Makes His Pick And It’s Okay?”
“‘The Bachelor’ season finale recap: Bait and Ditch

Bachelor Final Rose

Here are some of my thoughts from last night’s finale…
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No Love for Juan Pablo’s Hometown Dates

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Friends, did you watch last night’s Hometown Date episode?

I don’t have a full-fledged recap this week for Hometown dates because
a) I have a four-month-old
b) I could hardly keep my eyes open to watch the show let alone write about it
c) there’s another episode tonight and
d)  it was the most boring episode I can recall in many a Bachelor Hometown Date history.

I mean, aside from discovering that Clare must have had major plastic surgery to escape the ugly genes in her family, there was no big revelation. No difficult encounters, really, except for Andi’s dad who was honestly just being a good dad. It’s understandable that any parent would be cautious and suspicious of a dude asking if he could maybe, if the time is right, and I run it by my daughter, and I ditch these other three babes, if then I decide to propose, would you be cool with that? Dad’s answer: Uhhh…get back to me after all that other bullshit and then we’ll talk. Mmmkay? I would’ve loved it even more if Andi’s dad had a rifle propped up against the wall by the front door. Just to, ya know, reinforce the message that he ain’t messin’ around. And, to his credit, his daughter knows how to handle a gun herself. By the looks of it, she’s not one to tolerate any BS either (we’ll see if the promos for tonight’s episode are correct).

So, what did you think about Hometowns? I felt bad for Renee, but come on, you saw that coming. And she’s a classy broad. If Clare and Juan Pabs do get married and end up having kids of their own, Juan Pablo might discover that she secretly had plastic surgery when their kids turn out ugly. It happened to this guy – maybe – and so the story goes that he successfully sued his wife for being ugly having deceived him with plastic surgery only to be found out when they produced ugly offspring. (I mean, yeah, I feel for the guy a bit. He thinks he’s marrying a hottie and he’s a looker himself and his kids are growing up and he’s like “dang, why are my kids so ugly?”)

Speaking of kids, the one thing that really irked me during all four of the hometown dates is that there was no serious talking about parenthood or about taking on the role of being a step-mom. Nikki is the only one that even flippantly mentions it to her BFF mom, but then again she’s the only one who met Camila so she’s like “yeah, met the chick, she’s cool, I’m good.” Not one of these girls is even questioning getting engaged to this guy and they haven’t even spent quality time with his daughter, let alone him. (Love Andi’s dad for continuously pointing out and questioning why his daughter has only had a single one-on-one date — it’s equal parts pride in his daughter’s awesomeness and part pissed off she isn’t winning).  I mean, Juan Pablo won’t frolic in the ocean because he wants to set a good example for his daughter but he’ll bring home a fiance with a ring on her finger?

And Nikki…well, I think she might win this thing. Meeting Camila last week blew my mind. I still can’t get over it. Maybe our boy JP likes the idea of having a nurse around to help him raise his daughter safely. And, she’s around kids all day so she’s used to not speaking in full, articulate sentences. She and Juan Pablo get along great.

Tune in tonight for Fantasy Suites!

Oh, and here’s Juan Pablo being all-around adorable with the yellow M&M:

p.s. you got that I was just kidding about Clare having plastic surgery, right?  Or did she? Seriously, it’s hard to believe she is the single sister in that household. 

The Bachelor Recap episode 3 – Juan Pablo

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Welp, I told you this season was going to be really rough for me. Case in point? Last night, Mumbles and I went to bed at 8 in the p.m.  I didn’t even realize until I woke up for a 1 a.m. feeding that the night before was Monday and I missed my couch date with our fave guy, Juan Pablo.  Oops.  Also, Declan must be going through some sort of growth spurt or teething or something because little dude was up every hour last night. Every hour. Today was rough.

We’re down to 15 gals for our guy Juan P.  Here’s how it went…

Juan-On-One Date: “Love is a wild ride.” – Cassandra

“I haven’t had a first date since I was 18 years old.” — Cassandra

Juan Pabs seems to think Cassandra is a little shy. I happen to think she’s a bit vapid. They’re entire date she’s half giggling in surprise and exclaiming “ohmigod!” It makes a lot more sense when she further explains that the last date she keeps talking about – the one at age 18 if you didn’t hear her the forty times she said it – was only a mere three years ago. She’s 21. She can hardly drink all that alcohol the show provides.

Their date is pretty epic as we discover that the funky looking jeep-like vehicle is actually an amphibious car — and it really hauls. Looks awesome. Again, I say these producers are getting cleverer with their dates. Well done, people!

Following their afternoon in the water (we only get a glimpse of a makeout session), the date continues at his residence with homecooked dinner and dancing. For dessert they try a bunch of chocolates and get out their brag books (well, she has photo prints – so old school for such a young’un! but Juan Pablo is allowed to have his phone. Did you know that the contestants aren’t allowed to have phone access?)

I’m not quite sure I understand Cassandra’s spastic kissing style but apparently he’s into it because she gets a rose.

Group Date: “Let’s kick it!” – Kelly, Renee, Sharleen, Danielle, Alli, Lauren, Andi, Christy, Lucy, and Nikki

It’s not clear why Juan Pablo quit playing soccer after his daughter was born, but clearly he still loves it. And clearly he’s still in shape. This would’ve been the perfect chance for ABC to get some shirts versus skin action on screen but somehow we aren’t that lucky.

Juan Pablo coaches the girls through some practice drills, Alli feels like she’s a cut above the rest since she’s played soccer her entire life but the other girls aren’t going to sit on the sidelines. It gets brutal. It’s tough to watch. Sharleen is taking more balls to the face than…well, you see where I was going with that.

Nikki sits down for some alone time but she seems rushed and a bit abrasive compared to his calm, cool, collected style.

Andi and Juan Pablo sneak behind a concession counter where she confesses that things got a bit more serious for her today. Amidst the hot dogs and nacho cheese (mmmm…nacho cheese), Juan Pablo sneaks a hot kiss with Andi. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much my dream right there.

Alli wants four or five kids – she’s sucking up when she says she wants to build a little soccer team.

Danielle shares she was adopted when she was two days old. But that’s all we get to know about that.

Juan Pablo tells Sharleen she’s got class and he likes that. And then he goes in for the kiss and she doesn’t quite look like she likes that. Or maybe she wasn’t ready for it? Either way, it was weird. And then she asks for another because she’s “not quite sure.”

The group date rose goes to Nikki and she is surprised, along with Andi and Sharleen who wonder what else they have to do with [soccer] balls to get a rose around this joint.

Juan-On-One Date: “Do you trust me?” – Chelsie

After singing and dancing in the car, then stuffing their faces with Venezuelan food, what else is there to do but hurl yourself off a bridge to see if it all comes up?  (Sad side note: the bridge is near where I grew up and had a reputation for jumpers…so much so that it is known as Suicide Bridge – not very romantic, ey?) Juan Pablo is using his best sexy, soothing voice to urge Chelsie to jump but whenever she responds to his quiet coos to console her, she’s practically yelling in his ear.  And then she’s crying. And then they’re jumping. And you know how the story goes: now she’s super duper happy she trusted him and took the leap. And then they make out upside down.

That night they have a romantic candle-lit dinner at Pasadena City Hall, which is actually way prettier than it sounds. At this point in the show, Mumbles wonders aloud how easy it would be to be the music guy on this show — “lots of simple piano tunes,” he says, “I could probably do that.”

Chelsie gets the rose because according to Juan Pablo she’s fun, she smiles and she cares about people. Cute.

And wait! There’s more! Just when she thinks it can’t get any better…Juan Pablo surprises Chelsie with a private concert by Billy Currington (an artist she actually knows and likes!). She seems genuinely thrilled and happy to be singing and dancing, clutching that rose.

Juan Pablo declares Chelsie to be “a keeper” and I gotta say, they do look sweet together.

Pool Party:
Juan Pablo sneaks into the mansion to make a traditional Venezuelan breakfast as a surprise for the girls. It’s a fun little social experiment to see who wakes up looking good with no makeup on. Smart man.

Then, instead of a formal, stuffy cocktail party, Juan Pablo declares that he’d like to mix it up with a pool party before the rose ceremony. Getting to see the girls in their bikinis before handing out roses…that Juan Pablo is much, much smarter than we all give him credit for!

It’s not long before the girls have all picked the girl in the house they love to hate: Kat.

Sharleen is the girl this season that is struggling with the cameras and the fierce competition. Next thing you know she’s sniffling into Juan Pablo’s shoulder. And he might be speaking English but it’s probably sexier to assume he’s whispering sweet nothings in Spanish to console her. And, oh! what do you know that the next minute she’s keeping watch to make sure the other girls can’t see them making out. So, Sharleen seems to be the manipulative one this season.

When Clare needs to cry in the bathroom for a while, surprise surprise, house mom Renee is the first to her rescue. Funny thing is Clare is pissed about not getting face time with Mr. Bachelor, yet she’s hiding out behind closed doors.  I do not envy these Bachelors who pretty much need a double major in Women’s Studies and Psychology to juggle all the emotions and estrogen.  Whew…that’s rough.

Roses:

  • Cassandra
  • Nikki
  • Chelsie
  • Andi
  • Renee
  • Kelly
  • Sharleen
  • Elise
  • Kat
  • Allison
  • Clare
  • Lauren
  • Danielle

Going home: Lucy and Christy.  

Next week: South Korea, Sharleen sings, Clare gets clingy, and oh, the crying.

P.S. Don’t forget to watch Sean & Catherine’s wedding, which will air on Sunday at 8 p.m.

P.P.S. Our Bachelor is quite controversial, no? 

The Bachelorette After the Final Rose – Desiree

Desiree comes out in bridal white, flashing a happy smile and her shiny engagement ring. Here’s the interesting updates from After the Final Rose:

Brooks faces Desiree for the first time after breaking her heart leaving Antigua. Brooks says that watching the show back was difficult but Des commends him for being so honest, which is what helped her to move on. As far as regrets go, Brooks is easy on himself and Desiree is easy on the situation as well.  Oddly enough, Brooks didn’t know what had happened so Desiree had to say “Well, you leaving was actually really great.” And when she tells Brooks that she’s engaged to Chris, he says he’s not surprised at all.  A very easy, uninteresting interview actually.

Drew‘s interview is long and drawn out and there’s really not much you can say about it. It wasn’t there. He’s fine. She’s fine. He wants her to be happy. She wants him to be happy.  And the “could I have done something different?”  “No.”  “Drew, are you still in love with Des?” “No. But…I have nothing but love for you.” The end.

Chris comes out and Chris Harrison waits a whole one minute before bringing up Brooks. Way to ruin a moment, guy.  Once we see how happy the newly engaged couple is to be reunited again, we get to rewatch their proposal.  Cute.  But we just saw it five minutes ago, so thanks for that.  New developments: Desiree is moving to Seattle this weekend. They got a new place so they’ll have a fresh start to their new life together. (read: I didn’t want any of his crap).  In true Chris fashion, he’s written a poem for Desiree, framed with dried rose petals from each of the rose ceremonies.  Super sappy but they seem happy.

The next Bachelor is….Juan Pablo!   I’m telling you, the accent wins every time.  Here’s what you need to know: Juan Pablo is 32, he grew up in Venezuela, he was a professional soccer player, he moved to Miami, had a daughter who is now 4 years old, and he speaks highly of his daughter’s mom.  Juan Pablo wants to a) find a stepmom for his daughter and b) wants more kids.  He’s finding it hard to be a single dad and find a good mate, which I’d assume is just because he’s so good looking that he doesn’t ever settle down, but apparently, he’s ready to be a one-woman man and make more babies. I think there’s plenty of ladies out there looking for a little Latin flair in their life.  Juan Pablo seems a little overwhelmed/scared about the throngs of women yelling and screaming. I almost expected some panty flinging on stage.   I expect we’ll see a lot of kissing next season because Juan Pablo is a little hard to understand (though I don’t think the ladies will be complaining). We’ll have to wait until January to see how crazy it gets.

The Bachelorette Recap episode 9 — Desiree

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With just three gents left, Desiree is in Antigua, which I can confirm is a super romantic place because Mumbles and I honeymooned there.  But, I can pretty confidently say that we had a lot more fun than Desiree is about to.  Tears, tears, tears.  Goodness me.

Clearly, Desiree is more in love with Brooks than the other two fellas…but my hunch is that this is foreshadowing the heartbreak to come because Brooks is the only guy yet to say ‘I love you.’

Drew. I don’t know why but I want to call him Pony Boy.  I wish I would’ve thought of that earlier in the season.  He’s so boyishly good looking. And Desiree has noticed. I think she’s mentioned his abs like eight times so far.  Their date is pretty typical, walking around the town, buying souvenirs, and recapping the Hometown Date.  It’s all easy peasy, life is good, let’s be sweet, but it doesn’t feel like Desiree is really into it.  Except there’s lots of making out. But, that’s to be expected at this point, right?  So maybe she’s into it, but she’ll be over it as soon as the next guy comes along.

To Drew’s delight, their dinner on the beach gets rained out so they head to the fantasy suite early. Drew tells Desiree he hasn’t yet picked out a ring but he was ready a few weeks ago and he feels confident (especially after her meeting his family) that she’s the one.  Another unanswered “I love you” from Drew and some ugly kissing.  Doesn’t look fun. Doesn’t sound fun either. But the cameras get kicked out and we can only assume what happened next…

Chris is an easy choice for Des. They seem easy and relaxed together, and super cheesy too.  All the season are blurring together so I can’t be certain if this is the first helicopter ride this season (seems unlikely) but Chris is stoked nonetheless.  They land on the island of Barbuda, which makes me think of Pirates of the Caribbean. Savvy? Desiree gushes over meeting Chris’s family and he assures her that they loved her. Chris and Des making out on the beach, rolling around in the sand…looks a lot less ugly than Drew and Des kissing, I’ll give ’em that.

Over dinner, Desiree wants to talk future and Chris tells Des that he’d like to stay in Seattle — he found a career there that he loves and he can see himself there raising a family there.  Des says California is her home because she doesn’t feel home anywhere else but concedes that she’s not afraid to get up and go to make the sacrifice to settle down and so, yeah, after all that, she’d be open to move to Seattle.  Des says Chris makes her feel comfortable and their relationship is easy.  Chris agrees to the fantasy suite and of course, it wouldn’t be complete without…you guessed it! A poem.

Brooks is wondering why he’s not yet at the point where he feels like he can tell Desiree he loves her. He goes to get guidance from his family in Boise and he’s trying to work through his feelings. He tells his family that he’s really uncomfortable with the idea of proposing to Desiree at the end of this, and, in fact, avoids the question about loving her. It sounds like he wants to be in love with her and maybe wishes he was, but he’s just not. In explaining his situation to his family he answers his own dilemma: he’s not in love with her. But after coming to this conclusion, they all start talking her up and going over how amazing she is. Confusing.  Well, at least this show has groomed us to believe this is weird. But if I pull it out of context, it’s pretty normal that this guy might not be super eager to get down on one knee after such a short amount of time. On television. With crazy, staged dates. While competing against other men.  Maybe Brooks is normal. 

Brooks invites Chris Harrison over to his suite in Antigua to let him down. It’s like a practice break up. Like if you break up with The Bachelorette, you also have to break up with Chris Harrison.  You gotta give it to Chris when he just comes right out and asks the question: are you just not sure or are you just not in love with her?  Brooks doesn’t have an answer right away but finally tells Chris that he’s come to the conclusion that he doesn’t think Des is the love of his life. 100% sure. Not in love with her. Not going to be in love with her. Ouch.

After Desiree finishes her monologue of how in love with Brooks she is, Brooks shows up and she can tell immediately that something is wrong.  They sit down to chat and they’re both tearing up before any words are even said. Brooks takes the long road around and Desiree tries with a sad plea before she finally just asks: how do you really feel? And he replies that he really wants to be madly in love with her and that’s enough for her to know that she had picked the wrong guy. She picked the one that didn’t like her back.  She is blubbering and crying and finally tells Brooks that she is in love with him (to which he replies “why didn’t you tell me earlier?” like it would have made a difference?) and announces that he’s breaking her heart.  Oh, he knows.  And, apparently a glutton for punishment, Des just keeps proclaiming that she loves him. Probably to make him feel worse. Not sure it works, though.  Commence Tearfest 2013, starring Brooks and Des.  Des is in super self-pity mode and Brooks is beating himself up.  Apparently he thought he was a bit more apathetic than he truly is.  His limo speech on the way home wishes Des well, hoping that she’ll find love with Drew or Chris, or just that she’ll find what she’s looking for.

Now Des feels guilty because she has two amazing guys who do love her but she can’t love them with all she has to give because she loves Brooks. So, she says, it’s over.

Next week: the finale.

 

Do you think she’s going home solo?

 

The Bachelorette Recap, Hometown Dates — Desiree

Zak: Dallax, TX 

Zak and Desiree seem chummy but not romantic. He promptly explains a very odd dream he had about them melting on a beach but then it starts snowing and then hundreds of kids show up…and that’s the end of that story.  Kinda like this relationship. And then it sort of maybe makes sense when Zak pulls up in his family’s sno-cone truck.  It could be worse, I guess; dude could be dressed up like a penguin.  Oh, wait, that happened too. Kinda reminds me of the scene from The Sweetest Thing when Selma Blair’s boyfriend dresses up like an elephant and visits her at work. Anyone??

Mom, Dad, brother, sister are super excited to meet Desiree. In fact, mom skips over to meet her at the front door. Zak’s family is mortified to find out that he was the lame guy who didn’t wear a shirt on the first night.  Makes me feel better to know that his family is embarrassed for him especially since they all seem a little zany themselves.  Poor mom can’t help but roll her eyes when Zak confesses that he’s also been totally naked three times on the show so far.

In one-on-one time with Zak’s mom, Desiree seems to really win her over. Sister wants to know if Zak has broken through the friend zone and Desiree assures her that he has, but I’d say that’s a big fat no. What’s she supposed to say? Sister is smitten because clearly Zak is happy but she also clearly watches the show and knows how this game plays out.

Zak tells his mom that Desiree is a really beautiful person – creative and spontaneous, he really respects her and inspires her. Zak and his mom talk about how he’d all but just given up on the idea of love so I can see the Men Tell All episode now and Zak telling the world that meeting and falling in love with Desiree really opened him up to the idea of love again.  Right?  That’s totally how this goes.

And then Zak’s family breaks into song…Desiree is touched. Or severely regretting the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any alcohol in sight.

Zak tells Desiree that he bought a ring for her in Atlantic City when he realized he was falling in love with her, he presents it to her and tells her he’s in love with her. It’s awfully cute but I feel really bad because I think he’s going home.

In the case of Hometown dates, do you think the playground taunt is correct? Is first the worst?

Drew: Scottsdale, AZ

It’s a stark difference between Zak’s greeting and Drew’s.  I’ll give you a hint: Drew’s involves a lot of kissing.  This one really went very well but was also pretty predictable. Here are the highlights:

  • Drew makes good on his promise to bring Desiree along to pick up his sister Melissa who is severely mentally handicapped.
  • Drew’s dad is a good looking man. Tell Drew to cool it on the hair gel and he’ll probably get lucky with that full head of hair too.  Forgot that Dad was an alcoholic, though. Points off for that.
  • Dad asks Desiree if she believes in angels and explains that Melissa is their family’s angel and that she has taught their family more about love and life than anything else ever could have.  Dad says that Drew must have really wanted Desiree to experience meeting Melissa, a display of love and respect he wouldn’t bestow upon just anyone.  Clearly Dad fully approves and can see why Drew is so in love with Des.
  • Mom gives her stamp of approval.
  • Des says she wants to join Drew’s family and stay with him. Good sign.
  • Like a giddy schoolboy, Drew tells Desiree that he loves her and he wants her to be a part of his life and his future. Man, if this guy goes home, he is never going to see it coming. He is entranced.

Chris: McMinnville, OR 

It’s all woodsy and lumberjacky and Chris has some wildflowers waiting for Des before he takes her to the local little league park where they get in their baseball gear. Chris is super impressed — the girl can hit, she can pitch, she can throw, she can catch, she can run…and she does it all laughing and smiling and looking super adorable.  This feels like the most natural and relaxed scenario out of all the guys but it’s also important to Chris since his life has revolved so much around baseball.

When they take a break, Desiree shows Chris some sketches she stole out of Zak’s playbook: drawings of their time together so far.  Poetry-loving Chris thinks it’s super sweet. Oh, you two.  Peas in a pod.

Chris’s family is very welcoming. In fact, it’s not five minutes before Chris’s dad has Desiree laying down! Whoa whoa whoa there, folks.  He’s a professional.  Actually, he’s a chiropractor.  Dear Desiree: choose this guy.  Major perks with free massages and adjustments.  And apparently something to do with nasal adjustments…??  I’m totally not sure what just happened but Chris seemed into it.

I don’t quite understand the music that is playing as mom is interviewing Des…it’s like underwater level Super Mario Bros. music.  Mom says she likes Desiree a lot because she seems very strong and knows herself and what she wants. Mom cries and gives her blessing to Chris. And the part I think is kinda creepy is when mom shares that Chris was pretty much in love with Desiree before he found out that she was The Bachelorette. That’s weird, right?

Brooks: Salt Lake City, UT

Brooks and his flowy hair are super dreamy.  I’ll give him that.  Desiree seems very elated to be with him. And, in fact, tells the camera that she loves Brooks and has been excited about meeting his family since their first date. Wow.  In contrast, Brooks seems to be struggling with the time away from Desiree and goes so far as to say that “you somewhat forget what it’s like when you’re apart.” Hmm…sounds like he’s pulling back quite a bit.  Luckily, Desiree has sensed his lack of confidence and in an effort to remind him that he should love her (he hasn’t said it yet!), she’s logged all of their special moments so far…the hollywood sign, breaking his finger, carrying the bride over the threshold. Maybe Brooks is just super slow.  It’s like you can almost see the memories coming back to him…oh, yeah, oh..that’s right. Yeah, kinda like you.  I remember now.  Hey, you.

Best part of the episode: Brooks literally rocks their boat a little too much and totally soaks Desiree by overflowing their little kayak.  Not as suave as The Notebook. Total fail.

Walking into Brooks’s house (think he’s Mormon?)  There are so many of them that they’re actually wearing nametags, which I think is awesome.

His brothers ask some really great questions about his feelings toward Des and yet we don’t get to see him answer any of them, which is frustrating.  His sister tells Brooks that he should never want to be away from someone he is in love with because it should be his best friend and he should want to do everything with her. Brooks seems surprised to hear this.  During his little chat with his mom Brooks seems to open up and confesses that he needs to let down some walls.  Not a revelation, slow guy, but again, glad you’re getting there.

Best family comment: “Thanks for not being a huge waste of time.”  This guy wins for best family.

Desiree’s Bad Boy Brother is Back

Apparently producers also realize that there’s not enough interesting drama happening this season to keep things appealing, Desiree’s embarrassingly trashy brother is back.  She gives him a synopsis of each of the remaining men and while I really wanted to loathe him, I thought he did a good job of “yeah yeah,” “uh huh,” and “okay” responses.  Clearly he’s been scorned well enough to know not to make a total jackass of himself on national television again.  It almost works.  He seems like he’s just trying to be agreeable but he’s still skeptical.  At least he wishes her well and tells her that he’s happy she’s in charge of the situation, ending on a good note.

Chatting with Chris Harrison

Chris calls Des out on the fact that last week she told him she’s in love with Brooks, however, Brooks still hasn’t said it to her. Awkward because the other three men have “thrown themselves at [her] feet.”  Exactly.  Which is why Desiree probably really wants Brooks the most.

Roses:

As the men arrive we see Desiree’s brother creeping out all stalker like in the lobby trying to get a good view of Desiree’s suitors.  Seriously, that’s how murder-mystery novels start out, weird guy.  It would’ve been way better to pop out and introduce himself to all of them as they arrived just to gauge their reaction. That would’ve been funny. But instead, no drama and straight to the “this is hard” speech and the handing out of the last three roses:

  • Brooks, of course
  • Chris, the backup plan
  • Drew, because he’s so cute

Going Home: Zak, who absolutely did not see a goodbye coming. He looks devastated.  Poor guy.  Desiree says some really nice things, hands him back his ring and sends him on his way. Zak is super classy and takes it like a gentleman but you can tell he’s too shocked to even realize that he’s heartbroken. He probably really thought that making his family memorize a song for her was going to seal the deal. In the limo, we see a darker, very sad side of Zak.  And then we see the limo pull over, the window roll down, and Zak throws the ring out!

Next week: The Men Tell All!

In two weeks: sexy beaches and lots of I love you’s…but wait, there’s also a lot of Des crying and saying she wants to go home. My guess is Brooks bows out. What’s yours?