Friday, March 14, 2014

The Most Dramatic Bachelor Finale Ever, Seriously

Warning: The following has absolutely nothing at all to do with babies or siblings or parenting. Nothing at all.

Monday night's Bachelor finale was some of the most uncomfortable and most amazing television I've watched in a long time. After three full hours, which ended up being two full hours if you were lucky enough to fast forward through commercials, I was left with some questions:

  • What exactly did Juan Pablo say to Clare in the helicopter?
  • What happened 2 weeks ago that "drastically changed" Juan Pablo and Nikki's plans? 
  • Did Juan Pablo really tell the producers that he had a surprise planned for the After The Final Rose segment? What was the alleged surprise?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how much did Chris Harrison want to punch Juan Pablo?
  • On a scale of 1-10, how much did viewers want Chris Harrison to punch Juan Pablo?
  • Why was Brooks there and what product does he use in his hair?

Look at Brooks' flowing locks. That's a nice head of hair. (image source)

Most of those questions were answered for me by Reality Steve. But, bigger questions about love, life and humanity remain unanswered for me. Perhaps the biggest question of all is why Nikki Ferrell allowed herself to be minimalized and demeaned, repeatedly. Maybe she could get over the fact that her supposed BFF, Andi Dorfman thinks Juan Pablo is total scum. Maybe she could get over the fact that Juan Pablo slept with her arch-nemesis, Clare Crawley, days before sleeping with her...and that he really enjoyed it (he made no secret of that). But, I'm having a hard time understanding how she got over his inability to say a single kind thing about her or about their relationship with the weak exceptions of "I like you a lot" and "we're happy".

Rumor has it that Juan Pablo actually loves Nikki and he's told her so and his bit on the ATFR was intended as a big "suck it" to ABC. Fine. I'll buy that. It's no mystery that ABC and their Bachelor had a significant falling out around the time that he made those awful homophobic comments. But, even if Juan Pablo's performance on Monday night was completely choreographed to be the final blow to a very salty relationship with the show's producers, it was done at Nikki's expense. He proved his point and she looked like a total fool as a result. That's not the stuff that long-lasting relationships are made of.

If you haven't seen it, there's is a YouTube video that Juan Pablo, himself, posted for Nikki. Because a montage of photos set to music makes everything better. Who knows, maybe it does. CLICK HERE to watch.

image source: Juan Pablo Galavais YouTube channel

What did you think about the finale? What would you say to Nikki Ferrell if you could (and she cared)? Will you watch Andi as the next Bachelorette?

1 comment:

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

I'm all for standing by your man but not to the point that Nikki took it. That wasn't looking like an idiot to a small group of friends. That was going on national television to millions of people and looking like a complete doormat. Oh and having the whole world know that he slept with 3 other people. Not to mention the whole last 2 episodes were spent making Juan look like an ass hole so in the end it looks like she bagged a real loser. It won't last.