Monday, January 05, 2009

The Bachelor 2009 Blog Discussion Post


Here it is ... a new bachelor and a new season! The season premiere is January 5, 8 PM - 10 PM (ET/PT). Then it will just run an hour on Monday evenings. If you want to peek in at the official website, it's here.

However, this is your place to hang out with friends and discuss the show! Snacks and beverages welcome, comfy chairs abound.

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TerryinCA said...

Thanks Jackie!
I sure hope there are other Bachelor fans out there..I dont know why but I keep believing in this show!!

flipflopsinthewinter said...

Jason is such a cutie, and I bet he's a really FUN dad! Looking forward to a good season....

and the person I like BETTER stick it out to the end for once!!???!?!! I mean I pick SUCH great people for myself to date (not so much), why shouldn't I be matchmaking all over the place!?!?

Anonymous said...

wonder which is the girl that someone from this blog worked with. Does anyone remember?
RJM

becky said...

I have been switching back and forth between The Bachelor and Superstar of Dance. Not impressed with either. What used to be on Monday night beside football?

Delee said...

Well he will remember Shannon and her fake teeth.

I liked Emily.

Petals said...

AHHH!! My friend Shannon is such a goofball, but seems to be making a good impression on jason.

Petals said...

Sorry - I don't want to give away too much.

Petals said...

I hope Shannon gets the 1st rose. She made an impression, anyway.

Petals said...

Sharon is a psycho, quitting her job, geesh.

Petals said...

Megan has a potty mouth

Petals said...

Nikki was/is Miss Indiana, or some such title.
So, he is very VERY appearance-driven.

Petals said...

Megan is a man.

Delee said...

That was sure a twist with the voting thing at least now she knows to watch her back

Nana in the NW said...

I won't be seeing the show for about 2 more hours...:(

I know Petals works with Shannon(I'm not a stalker) LOL

My daughter works with Emily's mom. I don't think she made it very far in the show, though.

Since Jason is a local guy I am excited to watch this season...he better pick a good one! Our local news has an interview with him on the late news tonight. That means I'll have to tape it...11:00p.m. is about as late as I can stay awake!

Petals said...

Does Jason have full-time custody of his kid??

Petals said...

he picked up Shannon's photo!!!

Delee said...

I think he does have Ty fulltime

Petals said...

so Ty's mom is what, in rehab? She must not want custoday or something.

Petals said...

wow, I saw that chick leaving and I don't have a "vision board". hehe

Anonymous said...

so DeAnna is still streching out her 15 minutes huh?? if i were one of those woman i would push her in the pool and tell her she had her chance...

joyzjenn

Anonymous said...

I don't think Deanna was making her move on Jason; I think the producers/editors just want us to THINK that. But I wonder if the scene where they show him crying on the balcony is when he tells her goodbye.
carol/cc

Anonymous said...

I have been a huge Bachellor fan since the very beginning! I am always so sad when we hear of the break up! Obvioulsy it is just a contest for many and not a real chance to find love. Pride of "winning" not finding love.

Go Trista and Ryan!

Jason made the comment about how it wasn't right for he and DeAnna....but he thought it was right as he was ready to propose and now he is "over her" enough to move on? I find that a little odd.

I thought they showed way to much in the highlights after the show. Did you notice at the end with the girl in the blue dress...she had darker hair.

I hope it works out.

Pam

RBennie said...

Hi all. I'm back at work after my two week vacation. Did you miss me? LOL. I only got to see bits and pieces of the show last night. I was back and forth between that and Superstars of Dance - which I have to say I'm not that impressed with. I thought the calibre of dancing would be much stronger. I thought a few of the performances were more circus acts than dancing. Is anyone else watching? What are your thoughts? Well back to the Bachelor. I thought the first girl he gave a rose to, can't remember names yet, was absolutely stunning. She seems like a definite front runner. What is this about Deanna - is she going to join the competition? It wouldn't be the first time they pulled something like that on this show.

TerryinCA said...

Well once again I thought he had a few strange choices....There were some cute ladies though...it makes you wonder with the editing what you didnt get to see...Im not looking forward to the Deanna part...I think thats wrong to do that to him...AND taking away one of his choices for him...whats the point?
Oh well, I adore him and hope he picks a good one.

Anonymous said...

I read an article in TV Guide last week that Jason and his ex-wife share custody of their son. Something like a week on, a week off.

becky said...

RBennie said...
Hi all. I'm back at work after my two week vacation. Did you miss me? LOL. I only got to see bits and pieces of the show last night. I was back and forth between that and Superstars of Dance - which I have to say I'm not that impressed with. I thought the calibre of dancing would be much stronger. I thought a few of the performances were more circus acts than dancing. Is anyone else watching? What are your thoughts? Well back to the Bachelor. I thought the first girl he gave a rose to, can't remember names yet, was absolutely stunning. She seems like a definite front runner. What is this about Deanna - is she going to join the competition? It wouldn't be the first time they pulled something like that on this show.

Welcome back RBennie. I was doing the same thing. I really didn't think either show was that attention gripping. I have some of the questions you asked. I am wondering about the same things you brought up that you would like to know. Can someone let these "inquiring minds know?" Oh, and I am in agreement with the circus acts in the other show. I think that is why it didn't hold my interest.

dla said...

Hi everyone!

I kept dozing through the show last night, so needed to get caught up online today to get another look at the ladies...

Looks interesting for the season, but I just wish Deanna would go away. IMO, she is absolutely clueless about what she wants, and there has already been enough collateral damage.

Jason and Ty sure are cute! I hope he finds a nice girl.

PS: How would you like to be the girl voted out by the rest, and then have to stay and live with them?!? Aargghh!

RBennie said...

I didn't see which girl got the most votes to be sent home. Which one was it?

ORKMommy said...

Ok, this may be catty of me but some of those girls look very low class. They always have a few skeezey ones, but they don't look like trailer trash!

Petals: I can't believe you know Shannon She's my favorite so far. That thing with the teeth was awesome!

ORKMommy said...

I left this message on the last post too...

I wanted to let you guys know that the postcard project with my daughter's class was a HUGE success thanks to my wonderful family here at Jackie's. In case you want to see it, here's a picture.

becky said...

ORKMommy said... I wanted to let you guys know that the postcard project with my daughter's class was a HUGE success thanks to my wonderful family here at Jackie's. In case you want to see it, here's a picture.

That is awesome! Will she be able to keep the cards sent to her?

Still waiting on someone to tell RBennie and I who went home and if DeAnna is coming back. Is DeAnna the Bachelorette or whatever that chose the rocker over Jason last year. If so, she had a screw loose.

Nana in the NW said...

I agree with many things you all have said. The show didn't "grab me". There wasn't anyone I thought was my fav., although I did like the girl he gave the 1st rose to. I would not want to be the other girls that voted Meghan out! She is not going to be very nice to live with. I wonder what Jason thought of her reaction when she looked at the group and called them all bitches.....

I really hope there was just alot of editting about Deanna and she is not back as part of the group. Maybe she is just there to help Jason. I didn't like her before and really would not like her getting a chance to come back. Wouldn't that be her 3rd time on the show??

Seems like there will be alot of cat fights this season...ugh!

OFF TOPIC:

For those who watched Friday NIght Lights.....did you see the commercials? The show is coming back to NBC starting Jan. 16th!! I know Joyn is no longer commenting but if she's reading...you must be as excited as I am. We both loved the show.

I'll be glad when Momma's Boys is over. It's a really dumb show but I watched because I knew one of the girls and now I have to see how it ends.

Ork--thanks for letting us be a part of it and the postcard pic. It was fun to see MY postcard on the board. Super O must have felt very special with so many being for her!

I'm very happy to be back in the rountine and good TV. Off to make Chicken soup....my family has started A Biggest Loser Contest. There are 21 one us doing it for 3 months...hopefully some of us will really lose weight!

Nana in the NW said...

Becky--Deanna is the girl who was The Bachelorette last season. She chose Jesse the professional snowboarder over Jason. They broke up about 3 months ago. I will try to tell you who STAYED(the names are easier to remember):

*Shannon--dental hygentist
*Stephanie--Texas widow
*Meghan--voted out by the group but got a rose instead
*Melissa--texas girl/dark hair
*Erica--long lt. brown hair/seemed athletic
*Sharon--teacher who quit her job
*Nikki--Miss Illinois/1st rose
*Lauren--birthday girl
*Kari--??
*Naomi--looks like Eva Mendes(hispanic looking)
*Natalie--long blond hair
*Molly--interrupted dance with Raquel
*Raquel--girl from Brazil
*Jillian--had dark hair pulled to side
*Lisa--green dress/possibly mixed race

Hope that helps!

RBennie said...

Thanks Nana. I remember some of them from your descriptions. There are too many of them for me to remember names yet. I think he must be a brunette man, because they only threw in a couple of blondes, LOL.

becky said...

Thanks, Nana. I watched the last show the year DeAnna was the Bachelorette or what-ever. I though then that she wasn't real bright.

Did anyone watch True Beauty last night. I meant to, but didn't realize it was on and turned off my TV before 9 PM. How was it and what happened?

I never watched Friday Night Lights even though it received rave reviews. Something else must have been on at that time on another station. I think it was originally based on the Odessa, TX football team. I do know that football in Texas is a big deal, especially in smaller or isolated towns.

RBennie said...

LOL Becky, I almost forgot that I watched True Beauty last night. The show was kind of like a train wreck, really horrible but you can't turn your head away. 10 really, really, pretty people all living in a house together competing (so they think) to be named the most beautiful person in America? in the World? in the Universe? I'm not quite clear on that. But what they don't know is that they are really being judged on their inner beauty. IMO the guys are way prettier than the girls, LOL, but also much more vain, with the exception of CJ, who doesn't seem to be as conceited as the rest of the bunch.

Leene said...

I am not normally a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan, actually haven't seen since Trista chose Ryan years ago. Anyway I decided this year to get into it from the beginning, I think Jason will be more serious because he has a son and realizes this isn't just a show but a chance at real love. In my opinion alot of the guys before have seemed to do the show just for publicity but as I said Jason seems genuine. That being said I watched last night, well both my hubby and I did - can you believe I actually got him to watch with me :) Anyway we've got our faves - I like Melissa the Cowboys cheerleader, Nikki the girl who got the first impression rose and Melissa the single Mom with the young son. I did NOT like Sharon who quit her job - why would someone do that???????? I also didn't care for Shannon with the fake teeth and the girl who had the ketchup test, can't remember her name. I'm glad Jackie posted an area for discussion and can't wait for next weeks show.

Leene

By the way did anyone else notice at the end how they showed the final girl was a brunette wearing a blue dress???

Petals said...

Development:
Shannon quit her job today. No reason.
And she got a new car the same week she returned from the show.
The rumor is that she is F1 or 2, and has a job offer from the West Coast.
Only time will tell, b/c Shannon sure isnt!

Nana in the NW said...

petals--did she show you any of her wardrobe before she left?? The girl he chooses has dark hair and is wearing an ice blue dress--anyway that's what the previews showed last night!

That's exciting for you....maybe she is going to be the new bachelorette?

Was she gone from work for the whole 6 weeks of filming?

TerryinCA said...

Orkmommy thanks for sharing the pictures of the map and the postcards!
That was a fun thing to do!
Intersting tohave you Petals giving us some inside tips...and yes, I saw the finale shot of him proposing to the blue dress and it seemed like shoulder length brown hair.....as long as he is happy I say!
I did watch True Beauty...sure was a lot of conceited people ...it IS like watching a trainwreck!
You are the fly on the wall seeing how they set them all up...sor far I will tape it and watch it the next day.

Petals said...

Nana - She had to do alot of shopping before the show. She only bought one dress (the aqua, from her headshot), and the rest are borrowed. The red was borrowed.
She was home before I thought she shoudl BE home, if that makes any sense.
She is not forth-coming with ANY information.
It is my OPINION only that she is the one that rejects a rose. She insists SHE LEFT the show, and was not eliminated.
So, that is all I have. Since she gavce her 2-wk notice, I haven't had a chance to pick her brain.

Delee said...

Petals, all I can say is:

Verrrrrrry Interrrrrrresting!

Keep us informed of further developments.

Anonymous said...

Jumping in here a little late, but I'm pretty sure Molly makes it to the final 3.
She had to ask for more time off from work and when she came back she was nice and tan!! My daughter's gf works with her.

Nana in the NW said...

the plot thickens.....I guess we all have to watch and wait ;{

Now I have to go back and see which one is Molly!

Petals--did we know from previews that someone rejects a rose?

Clementine said...

Just got around to watching online...

Since we didn't see much of the girl that got the first-impression rose, I bet she sticks around for awhile.

I could do without Erika and potty-mouth Megan. Didn't think he had much of a connection with the teacher who quit her job. Glad he got rid of Jackie the wedding planner, and the tiny lady with the vision boards @@ sheesh

I think Deanna is trying to stretch out her 15 mins of fame. I doubt she would make a play for Jason. Bet she's there to "warn" him about proposing too quickly, since it didn't work out for her. Once again @@! She needs to go away.

I don't have any favorites yet. I do like the widow Stephanie, but not for Jason. Doesn't she seem way older than 34? Do they check birth certificates? :))

Tami said...

I like Nikki, and she does have dark hair so she could be the F1. I also am not in favor of Deanna coming back for any reason. She made her choice and it didn't work for her. I don't think that she has anything to offer Jason that would be useful.
I really hope that it works out for Jason in the end and that the woman that he chooses is genuine. I will definitely be taping the show (I work a second job) at least until tv goes digital (I have rabbit ears). I am glad that there is a place to talk about the show

meb said...

How comE they repeated the season premier tonight. I thought I was going in to watch the second episode and there was the first one that you guys have already talked about.

Anyway... Nikki looks like Sandra Bullock... in fact when they introduced her at home, she had on that tierra and sash and she looked just like Bullock in Miss Congeniality. Every once in a while she does something and you would swear it was Bullock. IMHO

Never noticed before that Jason had a sort of lazy eyelid... not that it matters, just never noticed it before.

Well, glad I got to see the show. Talk next time.

Sydney said...

Ok, I finally caught the full Bachelor ep, which I missed because I was trying to get my mother to eat dinner along with her 2 caregivers. they replayed it in ite entirety last night.

I think he gave the first impression rose to the right girl. You could tell when he saw her get out of the limo it was instant chemistry. HE looked her up and down like he hadn't done so obviously with the others. ANd once they sat down and talked she seemed great. Just the right mix of relaxed and grounded and polite and nice.

The woman who is a widow. She has an inner elegance about her -- Like Jackie O or maybe more like Audrey Hepburn. I have no doubt she will find a wonderful man some day but I don't think she will go longer than to the middle of the show with Jason.

Petals, I looked for the picture he held at the end and it looked like the dental hygenist, yet she was featured in several of the previews at the end, so I must have the wrong girl. I hadn't read your comments here with her name before I saw it last night so I'll look next time. I think you said she only made it to the second rose ceremony.

I saw Megan in what looked like some of the later date previews too. Interesting.

And I could live without ever seeing Deanna's face again. Ms. Drama.

I am amazed you all (and Jason) thought the teeth thing was funny when that was the most unsexy, akward, mortifying thing that woman did with the other bachelor out of orange peels... the one who is on that doctor show now on daytime TV.
I give her credit for taking the risk that it would be taken as a related joke, but it was a pretty big risk. Apparently it worked out for Shannon though!

Stevie From The TV said...

Cool blog!

rozee said...

Tonight's the night! I sure hope his heart and his MIND are connected for this process. I always have such high hopes for this show. They sure showed a lot of kissy kissy......but you know how they edit.

meb said...

I was hoping someone would tell me who went home tonight. I got to watch a little bit of it, but then my second taping came on and it automatically made me watch one I was recording.

I went to 24. Great, great show!

OK... someone write up who went home tonight and I'll read it in the morning. Thanks.

Tami said...

I just got home from my second job (Mondays are long 6:30am to 5:00 pm at one job and then 6:00pm to 12:30 am at second job)and was already to forgo sleep in order to watch the Bachelor since I taped it. But I am confused, it was supposed to be an hour and a half but it must have been longer, because they hadn't even done the rose ceremony. Does anyone know who received roses tonight? I am dying to know but fear I might have to wait until tomorrow to read the details.

The CEO said...

Melissa Wins...And I Can Prove It!

In minute 1:58 of episode 1, the closing scene shows a close-up of the left hand of the girl selected by Jason...and then you see the smallest glimpse of a gold pinkie ring on the right pinkie finger of the woman as her right arm glides by the screen.

Then in the beach date scene from episode 2 with Melissa, you see her wearing a similar pinkie ring on the exact same right pinkie finger.

I could not see any other women in the show wearing similar pinkie rings on that same right pinkie finger.

Less than 1% of all women even wear a ring on that finger.

Does this mean she is the "one"?

You decide.

The CEO

dla said...

Jason is such a natural and good guy. I am very impressed with the way he is handling the situation thus far. Although we are seeing shades of Bachelor Bob the Kissing Bandit so early in the game! :)

Looks like some drama next week. Petals, maybe that is the episode that Shannon bows out??

There are a couple girls that I am not liking much, but can't remember their names other than Erica. Hope they go soon so I don't even need to try to remember.

I don't see strong chemistry between Jason and Stephanie, but she is just a lovely woman. Maybe she should be the next Bachelorette??

See ya next week!

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me who else got voted out besides Rachael (and Lisa leaving due to sick Grandmother)? For the life of me, I can't remember her name.

Caroline said...

It was Sharon....the teacher from NY that quit her job to come on this show.

Caroline said...

I wasn't sad to see any of them leave last night. The only thing I was sad about was that neither Erica or Meghan left. They've clearly been plastered every time we've seen them on screen...and I can't imagine that's the example he wants around his son.

My faves so far are Jillian (the interior designer that got the date with Robin Thicke & dancing) and Melissa (the girl that got the beach & blimp date). I like Nikki, but I'm not sure if she's gonna make it much longer without cracking. She seems to spend a lot of time trying to turn Jason against the other girls.

Celeste said...

I think I know who he picks...In the promo during the first show, they show him on his knee and the FINGERS of the girl. She had a french manicure and a very short nail bed (its chunky) There is only few girls that have that on the show and MELISSA is one of them. I think she is the winner

Caroline said...

What's the deal with all these new bloggers coming on this post trying to reveal the winner? What makes you think any of us want to know about who wins before we watch the show and find out? Isn't that the fun of watching the show? I realize you're only "speculating" with evidence you found....but why even go there? And at the very least you could warn us the post is a bit spoilerish before just diving into naming winners IN CAPITAL LETTERS SO THEY STAND OUT IN THE POST.

Sorry if I'm the only one that feels this way...but I don't want to know about winners before the show ends, it ruins my enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

I believe that everyone can only guess who wins at this point of the game, so no spoilers can exist.

I remember reading during the last Bachelor season as everyone was guessing whose hand and bracelet were shown in the finale, and many accurately guessed Shayne.

No harm done.

KM

Sydney said...

This is a comment I put on yesterday's regular Jackie post, so I thought I'd put it here ... and then I will comment more after reading all of yours. Can't live blog until I get anew battery for my laptop, though occasionally I move all the furniture to plug it in near the TV. :-(

Petals I'm so psyched that you know Shannon because it just makes me a little more invested -- and someone knows Emily -- I thin Nana or PDX?

Interesting we feel Jason is desperate. I do think he wants someone in his life and yes, falls easily, but I do think he'll be a great husband. THis year we are guaranteed a proposal and probably a success story, unless the girl backs out in 6 months. Trista and Ryan may finally have some competition for happily ever after. And that would be great for the show, and our comments after the fact.

Sydney said...

Hi Tami, Carol/cc, Pam. Leene, rozee, etc! Hope I didn't miss anyone...

Good to hear from you Joyzjen! Feel like it's been awhile.

Gonna be a long comment...
Seems the girls are the ones who are jumping in for the kisses. I think his initiating the first kiss on the dance floor with ____(the first solo date) may have been early, but it is alone time and a rush to pick who stays and he is serious so hell, I prolly would if I were him. But I think in her being so talkative about the date, it got the other girls nervous and competitive... the one girl practically attacked him at the pool in front of all, then the others started doing the same. I saw him feeling a bit not ready for at least one of those approaches, if not two.

I really was pulling for the woman who got the first rose, but twice we were shown her acting all mamma-like, being his informant and trying to protect his back because of HER feelings about it... instead of having FUN with him like Meilssa, the girl on the blimp date, or the HotDog gal that he also had fun with the next day at the pool. I was disappointed. She was shown smiling and friendly again by the end and she got a rose.

I agree that the very elegant, almost Audrey Hepburn/Jackie O widow from Texas is not right for him. It looks in the previews that she will show a more casual side when they are on the beach and her little girl arrives (for her b-day) and Jason and she get to see how it is to be mom and dad... but I think he might want a more rough and tumble gal.

As to the mention of her age, besides her comportment I think it's her make up style --just a little bit too much lip liner, high blush, brow pencil... and what looks like botox on a high, revealed forehead (that makes her eyebrows look even more arched at the outside). Ages her lovely self. If it were softer and more blended, and some hair fell across her forehead she might appear more her age. This is only superficial... I adore her and only wish I could carry myself the way she does... great figure too!

I could not believe that Jason just let her stand there with the two drinks... she is too lady like to move in and I was shouting GO GO JUST GO at the screen. But when Jason saw her there, if he really had chemistry with her he would have taken her cue (TWO glasses, hello!) and helped smooth the situation a little. imho

meb said...

I agree Syd that Jason was a little rude at that point, ignoring her, especially with the two glasses in her hand. He could have at least acknowledged her a little more.

She was funny when she went back and sat down and started mumbling and drinking from both glasses.

She looks too old for him, regardless of her age. She's tried too hard to look young with make-up and possibly make-over, thus it's made her look older.

He needs to let her go soon... she's not right for him and he knows it.

I also think he's rushing these passionate kisses. He's got the whole show to get into that.

Sydney you said you think he'd be a great husband... hmmmm, but he was already, and that didn't work out... takes two... however, from what we see, he does make a good father.

meb said...

I don't know what you did Jackie, but I can open this from the sidebar now, both home and at work. thanks.

TerryinCA said...

Hi everyone...I was wondering if anyone else saw Jerry OConnel this am on Regis & Kelly....someone asked about his brother Charlie and he said its on again off again, but he thinks its on again..so who knows, that one may just pan out...they are taking their time.
I agree, Stephanie is elegant and lovely and not hsi style, but next Bachelorette for sure!

rozee said...

I agree witht the comment about the girl with two drinks. He wasn't interested in all about leaving the one he was already talking to which is odd as he has always jumped up and gone with the one interrupting. But who knows how much he had had to drink himself at that point.

The kissing bothers me too. Too much too soon. Someone mentioned Bob~that was a creepy flashback!
But after all he is a guy and he has all these willing women!

Those of us who continue to watch are hopeless romantics and want love to win out over all. Pride is a dangerous thing when it is mixed with "love". These girls DON'T want to lose at any cost!

See you back later after tonights show.

Rach said...

IMelissa, the Ex- Cowboys Cheerleader in Dallas use to work at my office ( I am in Wine Sales) and our boss said she quite a couple months ago... hmm, makes us think she might have won the ring! Who knows.

Sydney said...

Hi All-

Posting during a commercial so haven't read anything.

I think the girl who all voted out often looks so pretty (she almost reminds me of Elizabeth Hurley) but has acted skanky as often as she has acted classy... we shall see.

Petals, I'm not loving Shannon...

I dont' see a shred of chemistry between the woman who lost her husband. No matter that her child was with them, I didn't see it before either.

As predicted (by me, lol) the woman who got the first rose is going to tank herself tonight. I had high hopes for her night one, but last ep she became that let me tell you who isn't right for you girl and that is info that will interest him, but is not going to get you a rose in the end...

I think he picks melissa!

Sydney said...

Good gossip Rach!

Sydney said...

Oh yeah, Natalie with the diamonds, the jet, etc... just remember, this is not real life with Jason, nor can he provide dates like this. It is a chance to share an extraordinary experience but it'll be dishes and bed wetting once you go home with he and Tye, lol.

meb said...

Shannon is a cry baby... doesn't she realize he's looking at her and determining that he wouldn't want to live with an emotional wreck who if he did choose her would be caring for his son. No way.

It was sweet with the little girl, but I still can't believe he kept her. I'm probably being mean, but I think she's is so unattractive. She harsh looking! She needs to soften up. (Sorry Sydney, I know you compared her to Jackie O...Oh No Comparison, IMHO of course).

Meghan is a biotch! Nuf Said!

Don't like Lauren either, even tho Jason asked her. He asked the other girl too and she didn't name names.

What's with next week and he can't give the final rose... does that mean the remaining ones without a rose goes home, or they all stay???

Rach said...

I cant remember her name, but the Mother that he took on the date and surprised her with her daughter- i LOVE her! she is so sweet and has a good heart, and she NEVER gossips or starts drama. I dont think Jason is physically attracted to her, but i hope he starts to get more interested. I want her to win!!!

dla said...

Hi everyone! Looks like we are in for more drama. I certainly could never participate in any of these shows, other than to blog about them. lol

I really don't enjoy the catty stuff, and I am anxious for a stronger glimpse into who Jason is actually liking. Everything seems so superficial at this point of the process.

I see no connection between Jason and many of the girls. Still LOVE Stephanie, but I don't think they will end up together. See NO connection between Jason and Shannon and several others.

I have to admit that I was thrilled to see Erica leave last night. :)

And I was a bit amused by the rantings of the blonde who did not get a rose on the one on one date. She did have several valid points, but ruined it by the whole vanity thing in the limo.

See you next week!!

Kristen said...

i love the show and i dont care that natalie is off the show now...buttt i have a formal to go to and i would loveeeee to know were she got her dress that she wore on the first episode...the blue one? anyone who knows one of the girls pleaseeeee find out for meee!

MsOrchid said...

I JUST WANT TO SEE THE LAST OF SHANNON! Her drama queen, scary/weird thing is SO annoying!

And her mouth is totally crooked. I wouldn't be drawing so much attention to that mouth if I was her.

Also, when you go puke in the bathroom, you do NOT come out and shortly thereafter walk up and KISS THE GUY!!

Tami said...

Hi all, I absolutely love that I can discuss the Bachelor with all of you. I try to talk to my friends at work about it, and they laugh at me for even watching. Anyway, I enjoy the sharing of perspectives. Thanks Jackie for making this site available to all of us.

Now about the show...I was really glad to see Erica and Natalie go last week, I just wish that Megan had gone too. Jason has been given clues all along that Megan is not liked and considering that she has been 'defending herself' in such a bitchy manner, he should realize that the other women's dislike for her is not jealousy. I really didn't have anything specific against Erica, I just didn't like her for Jason...too hard I guess (for lack of another word). I didn't like Natalie because she was entirely too self-involved and too materialisic (sp). She is not ready to share a life with anyone, especially a small boy.
I am looking forward to how tomorrow night's show plays out with the teaser that ABC gave us regarding the rose ceremony. I think that maybe, he doesn't want to keep any of the women that are left, and he would feel guilty about keeping a girl, just to have the right number.
Now as much as I would like to meet a man like Jason, I could never see putting myself in the position that these women have. I am typically shy, so I would not be someone that would necessary impress in a short amount of time. As long as the woman is there for the right reason (to build a long-term relationship-leading to marriage) then I applaud her.
Can't wait for the show!!!!

dla said...

Hi Tami! Spot on!! I could not have said it any better.

See you all after the show on Monday night...

Anonymous said...

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE CLOTHING BRAND IS THAT ALL THE GIRLS WEAR. MELISSA'S HAT AND NAOMI AND LAUREN ALL WEAR IT BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE! ANY IDEAS? THANKS!!

dla said...

Well, well, well. Great episode! I thought he did the right thing by not giving out the final rose and prolonging one of the three girl's exit another week. I also believe he has kept five good girls, which does my heart good.

I still love Stephanie, but don't see the love connection between them right now. Melissa may be the one. They are really natural and seem to have both chemistry and fun together.

What do you all think??

dla said...

PS: What up with the bossy girl ranting about "it's not fair" on the way out?

And Petals, have you seen or spoken to Shannon? I bet she could give you some real scoop now!

Anonymous said...

I am glad he got rid of the ones he did. They were nice, but not for him. I believe it will come down to the final 2 being Jillian and Molly. I am pulling for Molly. Did anyone catch at the end when he said he truly believes he will be spending the rest of his life with one of the remaining women, he looked right at Molly

dla said...

There are some great spoilers over at Fans of Reality TV. I think they have nailed it. :)

Nana in the NW said...

I thought it was a great episode. I'm glad Megan is gone!! I love having these 2 hours shows. We get to see alot more footage of the interaction. My bet will be Naomi, Jillian and Melissa in the F3. I think Jason really likes Molly but more as a life-long friend. I don't see any love connection between him and Stephanie. I also don't believe she was being honest with him about moving to Seattle. Everything and everyone important to her little girl is in Texas...I don't think she would take her away from that.

I'm excited to see them all in Seattle since it's only an hour away from me.

Does anyone know when the Finale is? It seems like things are moving along quickly.

Jennifer said...

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Sydney said...

DLa -- I totally agree, lol. That's my comment!

Sydney said...

TOTAL spoilers there Dla! But it matches up with what a little birdie told me too....

dla said...

Yep, I think they nailed it. We should know when we see who goes home on Monday night. :)

dla said...

Petals, where are you??

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that he sent those girls packing tonight! I cannot see him with Stepanie either. There is just something phony about her conversation. So do we get an extra week with no sent home or just one will go home when two should have?

Petals said...

((You guys)) I got lost, I forgot where this log was.
Okay, so I think I am the little bird of which Ms. Sydney mentions. And it is true: FOTR has all the correct spoilers.
My friend Shannon made a total ASS of herelf. I cannot believe she didnt tell me how bad her edit was, unless she really didn't know.

rozee said...

Do we think tonight is the Deanna night? I hope Stepanie goes home as I just do not see the connection. She is way to reserved or uptight. Haven't figured it out for sure but certainly no connection!

Petals said...

The producers use Deanna for attention, she doesn't "come back to Jason" or anything. She had the right idea - he is a LOSER!
Stephanie is a sweet lady, but too much woman for Jason, the dweeb.

Anonymous said...

Taking Shannon's word for it that Jason is a dweeb doesn't say much.

Anonymous said...

Petals,
Shannon went on the bachelor when she all ready had a boyfriend at home?

TerryinCA said...

Is anyone watching tonight? I need some input!!!
helllloooooooo anyone out there?

Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised that Stephanie was sent home tonight. I never really saw sparks there.

Not into Naomi or Jillian (after tonight).

dla said...

Aaahh, that one actually made me cry. I think Stephanie is such a lovely woman. If only there had been sparks.

I still say that she would make a great choice for the next Bachelorette.

The spoilers are accurate for another week... :)

TerryinCA said...

dla......totally...Stephanie should be the next Bacehlorette.or maybe some guy will see her on TV and hunt her down...they were not a match but I loved her anyway.
For some reason I cant see him with Naomi, or Jillian, although i like her. Molly and Melissa seem to have the most connection....I feel bad about Melissas folks not participating...too bad they cant meet privately.

Nana in the NW said...

Terry, I agree with you. I think the F2 will be Melissa and Molly. If he wasn't sure about Naomi the previews of her home visit will definitely convince him that she's not the one....let's go bury a dove!? Not sure that's what he wants Ty to be around.

I don't think the producers would choose Stephanie because I can't see her in and out of hottubs with all the guys or making out with a dozen different guys on TV....and aren't those requirements of the show?? LOL

I got teary tonight too. The girls all seem to really like each other. I'm loving these 2 hr. episodes. We get to see so much more of the dates, etc.

Loved seeing Seattle tonight. This was filmed in about Oct. judging from the color of leaves and the amount on the ground.

Until next week.......

dla said...

TerryInCA, I am also sad that Melissa's parents chose not to participate. But it made me pause when I heard it, and I thought to myself that my parents may have made the same choice had I ever decided to participate in something like this. I am 100% positive that my Dad would have never allowed cameras and the public scrutiny that would bring.

Yet one more reason that I could never put myself out there the way these people do for our enjoyment / ridicule. lol

Nana, you may be right. I also cannot see Stephanie sucking face with 12 guys in a hot tub. :)

But, I would love for her to be swept off her feet by a great guy. She deserves it.

dla said...

PS: I am also loving the 2 hour episodes. It really makes a difference in telling the story.

Petals said...

Anon -

Regarding Jason being a loser, I didn't take Shannon's word for it. I didn't need her to tell me that Jason A) is short, B) is not gainfully employed, C) is a camera-hog

Shannon and her boyfriend had broken up prior to the show, which prompted her applying in the first place. Filming ended for her in October; they re-united over the holidays.

Petals said...

Just b/c I know Shannon doesn't mean I have the scoop about everything (even if I did, I wouldn't say). BUT, I can confirm that what someone mentioned is true: the girls all got VERY close, right from the start. They wer ebarely ever with Jason, they spent 24/7 together for weeks. THey all stay in close touch with one another.
Some were there for the wrong reasons. Some had high expectations, then were let-down when it all actually began.

Here is an analogy: Your birthday is coming up. Your friend tells you she is baking a special cake for you, a cake to end all cakes. A cake to beat the band, baby. Flying in the best ingredients from France, Switzerland, Vienna & Italy. You get the idea...
The cake is wheeled into your party. It is smaller than expected, but you think, maybe it'll taste like a slice of Heaven. It doesn't. It is like a cheap Betty Crocker. Not bad, but not the end-all, be-all of cakes that was promised. Meanwhile, your entire reaction to the cake, from prestation to consumption, is being filmed. What do you do?????
You do what the girls did: You mmm and aahh, you lick your lips, roll your eyes and act so though you've never had such a wonderful cake.

rozee said...

Somebody mentioned he was not gainfully employed......well......there has to be money somewhere for the house he is living in on the water in Seattle. I really like Melissa but I think she is trying a bit too hard. Molly seems very geniune but the Preppy golf clothing....again not in Jason's league when he wears sneakers when the girls were all dressed up. Even look at what he was wearing when he called Melissa to change her date......she is all dolled up and he is in a sweater. I think he is trying to be a good dad...as he sad in his comments, he has to be in Seattle for Ty. Can't wait for the home dates.

dla said...

Petals, I have to respectfully disagree. The girls have the option to bow out at any time. If they don't like the guy, they can easily NOT get one on one time with him, easily arrange to not get a rose without saying a word if they are afraid to bow out, easily NOT cry and fawn and beg if he is not their cup o' tea. They can easily fade into the night if they are not into it.

Actually, they can easily say NO to a rose if it is offered. The bachelor / bachelorette always ask, "Will you accept this rose?" Two answers: Yes, you want to stay. No, you want to go. If you are disappointed in the guy, the process, the experience, then just say no.

Think blind date. You can easily have a pleasant, short interaction if you are not into each other. Just get through what you have to do, and then get out. Each of them has that option.

We have to remember all of them are only human. He is certainly not perfect, the girls are certainly not perfect.

But I think the girls are humiliated when they are not given a rose and rationalize their feelings to handle the rejection. Human nature and a natural reaction to make it all about him and the reasons that they really didn't want a rose or want to stay instead of accepting they just didn't have a connection. But I don't think it makes him a bad guy. All part of the process. He is just doing what he was hired to do.

I apologize if you felt pressure for "scoop". Not what I intended, and I am sure not what anyone here intended. Spoilers are everywhere, and have been available for quite some time. We would never purposefully put you in an awkward position because of your friendship with one of the girls. I understand that she signed a confidentiality agreement and shouldn't be talking anyway. :)

Anonymous said...

According to Jason's ABC bio, Jason is an account executive in estate and legacy planning. Probably on leave of absence as anyone who does these shows would have to be. He's a Big Brother in Big Brothers/Sisters of America. He has a BA in Psychology and is a philanthropist. He hopes to form and run his own children's charity.

So what if he's short? I haven't seen any camera-hogging, or at least not anymore than there is from the ladies.

None of these qualities would qualify him as a dweeb or loser.

However, it might qualify Shannon as a sore loser. I don't miss her intant-on tears or her neediness. Jason made a right-on choice in sending her home. Let her stalk someone else.

Nana in the NW said...

Jason is from my area so our local TV station has carried alot of "extra" info about him and the show. My daughter also has a friend who works for the same company as Jason. I'll try to comment about some the things mentioned here:

*Jason actually lives in a suburb of Seattle called Issaquah-it is about 30 mins. east of Seattle...at least he was last summer when our local station did an interview with him. I think the show had him staying in the houseboat to be closer to the girls and for "effect". As much as he protects Ty I can't see him living on the water.
*The company he works for is a large corporation and he was on a leave of absence.
*He is shorter than average...about 5'8"
*He is said to be a great dad....I think that could be a problem in his relationships....clearly any girl is going to have to be very mature and not get hurt when she is put second to Ty.
*He has been a community activist in Big Brother and March of Dimes.
*Said to be a really nice guy, but I agree with Petals that he has gotten "full of himself". I don't know how much is ABC directed, but he takes his shirt off ALOT and kisses EVERYONE!!

Petals--I like your analogy. A person would put on a happy face for TV. But if they really aren't happy with the way things are going then they need to bow out. We've seen people leave in the past for just that reason.
JMO!!

Home visits coming up!!

Petals said...

Anon - Please read me and get this: Shannon DID NOT tell me anything bad about Jason. Geesh. I had/have my own opinion about him, and it isn't good. She kept her opinion of Jason to herself.
Clearly you are a "JayMate", and think he hung the moon. You are entitled to your opinion, just don't put him on too high a pedestal, because any relationship he starts on tv does NOT work out. There's a spoiler for you.
Rozee - The house on the water you mentioned that you think is Jason is NOT HIS! It is studio property, it was the houseboat used in Sleepless in Seattle. Jason lives NOT on the water, but in a townhouse in Kirkland, WA - a rental. Sorry. As for his money, he'll clear 6 figures for his participation in this season of the show, and for his contracted future television appearances. After this relationship, he aspires to a TV hosting gig.

Petals said...

P.S.
I know there are alot of romantics out there that believe that this show and others like it can lead to true love. It is just frustrating for me to see Jaymates play him up to be this great guy, when I know other things - some are in spoilers, some will be revealed later. Of course only the best things about him are going to be released to the press, like his charity work and his devotion to his kid with his shared-parenting. All I'm saying is let the facvts speak for themselves: He has proposed to 3 women in 3 years. He never paid for even one ring (his first wedding was sponsored by The Knot.com). Even with all this dating help, he can't seem to maintain a relationship...? Something is rotten in Denmark, in my opinion. And this is JMO, only. K? No one get all bent outta shape about it. Like him, love him...just don't bet on a wedding.
I think I will opt-out of this chat, b/c I like you guys and you are all sweet & want to believe in him and the show. It isn't fair for me to smear it.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what a Jaymate is.

Curious as to how anyone who doesn't personally know Jason would have such personal information about the man.

I've tried to verify some of your facts and can't.

You seemed to be a fan of Jason's until your "friend" Shannon got dumped.

Some of your earlier comments:

Megan is a man.

Jason's ex-wife must be in rehab.

Shannon insisted that she LEFT THE SHOW and was NOT eliminated.

...................................

And I doubt this bachelor has taken his shirt off any more than any previous bachelors.

Petals said...

Anon - I respect Jackie & her blog, so I won't get too nasty here, but YOU ARE WRONG, woman. Perhaps (most suredly) you have confused me with another blogger. I have never been a fan of Jason (ewww..gross!). I don't have to be. If you wanna love him, you go for it. Dream away.
YOU are a Jaymate, and if you cannot wrap your brain around what that means, too bad.
It isn't my job to keep you informed of my knowledge of this show, or how & when I receive my information. You, however, have made it your job to seach this blog for everything I've written. Wow. Thanks for all the attention. I won't be looking for you, oh but wait, you are "anonymous". Figures.

You need to check-out ABC.com and blog about Jason there. You'll find that there are alot of women around your age that think Jason is so wonderful, and you guys can talk badly about all the women, and how great Jason is, and ABC will post every word.
Until then, if you disagree with me or anything I have written, then just disregard it. I will return the favor, too, by ignoring your future Jaymate posts.

Anonymous said...

Girls, girls, do you have nothing else to do ? Let's be civil !
I had a feelinmg that he would drop Stephanie because she was too mature for Jason. Naomi I think is a little too playful and not serious enough. Too young and seems a little immature.Jillian seemed angry when she talked and not natural.I feel that just because they showed the preview and nails of a girl doesn't mean that that is the girl he chose. They would not reveal that info. I think it is going to be Mellissa or Molly. Be nice girls and don't hang the dirty linen about Jason on the blog.Would you like your brother or sister to tell your date all the bad things about you ? Can't wait till next week. I am 57 and love the show. My mom is 81 and does too !

Anonymous said...

You have no idea what my age is, though you seem to imply that you do. Call me a jaymate or whatever. Does that make you a Shannonmate? I also respect Jackie's blog and have said nothing nasty here. The only comments of yours that I have quoted are from this page only. I don't need you to keep me "informed" of your questionable "knowledge" nor have I asked you to.

Petals said...

Allez parler à quelqu'un de votre poubelle et laissez-moi seul, vous idiot.

Caroline said...

Seriously, this is getting ridiculous now.

Can we PLEASE just move past this finally?

Delee said...

WOW, don't ya love it when an ANON can put in there two cents here, but be chicken to use a name!!!

Petals, wish I knew French, I can make out a few words but...

People this is a reality show cool your jets. HAHA What does it really matter who he chooses this is supposedly for entertainment! Gheeeeeeezzzzzz

Tamajama said...

I'm really liking Molly & Melissa but wow they are young...I got a feeling he's going to pick Jillian.
But we really haven't seen much of her during the whole episodes until now....makes me wonder?

Tamajama

Caroline said...

Jillian is my personal fave, although you're correct that we haven't seen much of her since that first one-on-one date they had. She seems like she has the right combination of maturity and fun. During some of their one-on-one time there was a scene where they jumped on the big bed like kids and then sat down and had a serious conversation. Imagine coming home to that on a bad day "Hey honey, you look sad, let's jump on the bed for awhile and then we can talk about what's bothering you". Good balance, imo.

I don't mind either Melissa or Molly. Both have their positive qualities and I wouldn't be disappointed if he chose either of them.

Naomi doesn't seem like she's ready for all of this. She's been very emotional lately and even a little needy. That's not gonna work with someone with a child. I think she's a very nice girl, but Jason isn't the guy for her.

Petals said...

hey Delee!! I agree, this is just a silly show, haha. Now, if we were talking about Big Brother or Survivor, it's be another story, HAHA.
Are you in the pool? Didn't you have Sugar with me last season? I hope this season is as fun!

Anonymous said...

Doesn't surprise me at all to get such a childish response. I'm through with that conversation.

I think Jason to be a very decent, responsible and likable man. Period.

I think that Melissa and Molly have a "connection" with Jason that the other two do not. I like Melissa a lot but believe that she is not quite mature enough to handle this relationship. Molly may be his best choice for a lasting one.

He's made all good choices so far.

Delee said...

Petals,
I had Jacque with Zoetawny and she was out early... jumped on your bandwagon for Sugar. We were mates for AR and that did not work out well either...

meb said...

I've been reading this post because I haven't been able to watch the Bachelor... too much other stuff on at the same time and can only tape so much at one time.

Petals, we all have our opinions about Jason... you hang onto yours... they are yours, so you have a right to them. I personally don't like Jason ... he doesn't really show any real feelings toward anyone in particular... just real kissy/kissy with them all, and he started that right from the beginning... it was easy for me to let this show slide and watch others instead.

Anonymous said...

Ms P, Vous etes un mechant hommes de se cacher sous de faux noms.
Anon 2

Petals said...

Meb! How are you? Do you know that your lil kitten pic looks like a baby Roofus?

I agree with you about Jason kissing without too much of a connection. Especially being filmed the entire time, with each one. He doesn't seem to mind, tho *smirk*

Petals said...

Anon 2 ~ Suis-je vraiment un homme? Oh mon Dieu, non! Je suis un girly-girl, mon chéri. Je déteste Jason. Alors mangez-moi, OK?

Nana in the NW said...

OK you guys.....this is not fair to us "common folk" that not speak French! At least, you could post a translation....LOL

It is just a show and just our opinions which we are each entitled to. In three weeks it will be over and life will go on...
and Jason will only have 1 set of lips to kiss for however long that relationship lasts!

Petals said...

Hey Nana. Sorry. The translation is basically me telling the person to leave me alone, then they accuse me of being a man, and then I respond that I'm not a man just b/c I don't like Jason.

I used French just so I could say "pardon my French", LOL. I didn't want to be nasty in English. I have no clue who Anon(s) is, but I think it may be Jason's parents or grandparents, b/c they seem really upset if someone doesn't think he's the cat's pajamas. hahhahahahha

MEB - Congrats on your news! That is truly a blessed thing, and you deserve this, a mental and physical break. Cheers to your health.

Anonymous said...

Mme Anon, s'il vous plaît ne pas abuser de ce blog ou de la langue française! Regarder vos paroles. Il s'agit seulement d'une émission de télévision.

Sorry. I am usually just a lurker, but Anon just pushed a button. It's been a bad day!

~Lucy2

Sydney said...

Pomme frittes, croissant, Jaques Cousteau.
Stop the madness and lets get back to civil bachelor chat.
J taime, merci.

Anonymous said...

Mme. Petales, vous mentir. Vous fausser mes paroles et de vos propres sons pour vous faire bien.

Ms P. distorts my words and her own in translation. I did not call her a man. I called her a not-very-nice human being since she called me trash in the first french post and then told me to "eat her" in the second.

Anyone can check out the true translation on Google translation.

Ms Petals uses many names on this blog.

Anonymous said...

Ms Petales est un enfant terrible et negatifs qui aime l'attention. Ne pas vous le savez tous ca? Je vous laiser. Je suis fait ici. Son vrai sortira.

If you only translate to make yourself a victim, I am done. Throw your insults elsewhere. Nasty!

Anon 2

Jennasmom said...

Sydney, you crack me up! Hey, let's switch to Spanish so I can read it without the Google translator!

"Manzanas fritas, sopapilla, Cabeza de Vaca

Buenas noches a todos

Petals said...

The regulars on this blog know me, my real name, and can attest that I have never used any other guise. I don't need to, like you must, since you are....anonymous. If you liked lurking so much, so back up to the attic and lurk. Geesh!

Syd - French Open starts in March. Remember those pics I sent in email? Well, you can see the real, live men at the French! As you can imagine, I cannot wait. hehe

Caroline said...

You're both acting like children.

Can someone PLEASE step up and be the grown up and just stop responding to the other person? You've both already claimed you're going to drop it, but you just can't seem to resist throwing more insults. Just cause they're in French doesn't mean it doesn't violate the unwritten rules we all try to live by here.

You're not even fighting over anything that MATTERS!!!

meb said...

Sydney... too funny, wish I had thought of it!

Petals: I responded to the Roofus comment on the original TV show must go on...he does look like him, doesn't he!

And thanks for the encouragement re my health. It's all good!!!

jennasmom... no fair, I don't speak Spanish either...LOL

Anonymous said...

My words were twisted, that's all. I don't care who likes Jason or who doesn't. My only 'plaint was the questionable and unverified info that was being put out there about him when there are fans here who simply like the show and don't want to hear the seemingly made-up gossip. At least back it up with some links. Shannon can't tell her anything so where does this very personal info come from? And someone please explain why being a short person makes anyone a loser?

the first anon

Delee said...

Bachelor will be delayed on Monday... the Prez is hogging the airways at 8pE. If it is not football-basketball or some other sport it is the Prez :-(

Anonymous said...

I can't speak Or write any foreign language, does this mean I can't post? JUST KIDDING. PLEASE DON'T RESPOND. I MEANT NO HARM. Meb, so very happy to hear your good health news.

I am also anomymous but not the first one OR anon 2. lol
some of us are anomymous because we don't know enough or want to take the time to learn how not to be. Hope all are having a great week end.
RJM in SC

Nana in the NW said...

RJM in SC--It's really easy to get your name at the top of your post. Where it says Choose an identity click Name/URL, a box will appear and type in your poster name(RJM inSC), then type in the word verification and click
Publish your comments. Sometimes I have to do the WV twice. This will put your name in black at the top of your post.

Home visits tonight.....so does that mean 3 more weeks?
*Home visits
*Fantasy dates
*reunion
*finale
If I'm wrong will someone please correct me.

Have a good day all

rozee said...

I think you have the last weeks correct. I hope it isn't too late tonight!

I think Melissa and Molly are the front runners at this point. I hope Melissa is reall sincere. It will be interesting to see the "whole" story tonight about her parents. Molly seems "prepified" as my kids would say. Looks like some STRANGE issues with a couple of families. Maybe Jason should RUN!! :-)

Sydney said...

I missed last week's ep. Was out of town and my tivo decided it had too many Oprah's on it and didn't record... I haven't had the chance to watch it online, but maybe now I can as Delee says it will be delayed. Thanks for letting us know. See y'all in a little while!

RJM in SC said...

Nana, thank you so much for teaching me how to get my name at the top. Do you do this each time you write a comment? Thanks again for your instructions.
RJM

Sydney said...

wow, that first home date was pretty good. Does anyone else here have a close, nice family like that?

Sydney said...

I don't think the family time with the woman whose mother had the dove. When they showed her talking to her dad, she just seemed immature. i don't see it happening.

But it's so clear that he has the most chemistry with Melissa. It's between her and the first girl, and I see Melissa being the one the way Andrew Firestone and Jen were going to be a couple, right from the get go. YOu could just see the connection.

Delee said...

Maybe Melissa's parents are in the Witness Protection Program!!! LOL

Sydney said...

Classy exit for the gal who didn't get a rose. Do you believe I still can't remember all the names still? THough I believe Stephanie took the cake for having the classiest exit of all time.

Gee, Deanna got a free trip to New Zealand out of that station. I don't know what hold she has on them, but she sure does get her way with them... to be the next Bachelorette, to have things slanted her way on the final rose show and to have some kind of after show special scheduled, then canceled (remember that? It was put in the TV programming then canceled because she jumped the gun and announced whatever on the last show?).

Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

I missed it who didnt get the rose tonight???? I am dying!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Naomi went home tonight. I am glad I didn't really see anything there. I hope that Melissa wins she has been my favorite from day 1!

Nana in the NW said...

So far the spoilers have been right! I really hope Melissa is the one. You can see how much he cares for her. His greeting to her at the home dates was so much longer and initiated by him. If she is estranged from her family it would make the move to Seattle alot easier. There was a definite red flag when her gf said they didn't know her parents. My daughter's BFF were around the house all the time.

I could do without seeing Deanna again...looks like she shows up just to throw a roadblock into his decision.

Petals said...

Don't throw rocks or tomoatoes at me for tossing in a spoiler, and NO, I won't divulge my source (and NO, it isn't Shannon):
Deanna is under contract with ABC for a number of paid appearances; so she jumped on it a trip to NZ as part of the deal. Don't be surprised if she & Jay turn up together again - as pals only - to host another reality dating-type show.
And will Jason be single then? YES!

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Nana in the NW said...

Eva--please don't speak for everyone here. I have been posting at Jackie's for many years and learned that if I don't like what someone writes I just don't read it. Anyone offended by Petals can do that, too....her name is in blue at the top of her post.

Do I always agree with Petals--no, but I enjoy reading her opinion and happen to like spoilers...you know they aren't always true. Petals has been around long enough to know that's the kind of chatter most of Jackie's bloggers like.

Just as you are entitled to your opinion so is Petals. Let's just take the nastiness out of this site. Don't read comments from someone you don't care for. Petals would probably do the same except many people post as Anon. so it's hard to know at the beginning of a post who is writing it.

Just MY Opinion......

Jackie said...

Folks - I had to remove some comments due to in-fighting. Please refrain from name-calling and such. If you don't enjoy another commenter, just skip over their comments.

Petals said...

Thank you Nana & Ms Jackie. You know you guys are like family to me, and I would never want to hurt any of you guys or ruin Jax famous blog.
{{Nana}}
{{Jackie}}

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Barb.

Petals said...

The Bachelor reunion is filming over the next few days, in LA.

Anonymous said...

Mike Fleiss, the creator of The Bachelor, says in an rtvw article that Jason is still in love and happily engaged. Fleiss also says that ABC may do a wedding special.

The finale will be a 3 hour special as they are adding an hour after it, called After the Rose, Part II.

Hope it is Melissa.

Sydney said...

I dunno -- I am not seeing it with Jillain. He is making her talk on this date, she reached for HIS face when they kissed, she asked for the envelope. And his narrative sounds stilted. It's not there. I was not impressed with her when she talked to him all the her NZ dates so far.

What do y'all think?

It's there with Melissa, you can SO see it. But there are other issues with her...

Delee said...

OM Goodness dark boots with a light colored dress and then Jillian has them on with her bikini.

Sydney said...

I'm not really into seeing Jason press his crotchie between Jullian's legs. lol I never had my skin crawl with a bachelor before (though I didn't think the first bachelor was handsome, but the show then held such novelty I didn't notice). I think it's cuz I am not feeling it with them as a couple.

Delee said...

I know Sydney, I left to wash my face when they were showing that!

how was your movie lasst night?

Sydney said...

Oh Delee -- I said the same thing to my husbadn about the dark boots -- maybe cream colored or tan suede boots, if boots at all...

He and Molly are having a MUCH better date don't you think?

Movie was... interesting. I'm glad I went. I learned something.

Delee said...

With Molly so far yes...

I wish they had things like your movie here, with Penn State here you think they would

Anonymous said...

I ownder if there is any sex on the over night dates

Delee said...

LOL that is something we will never know or I think I do not want to know...

Delee said...

Sydney, these girls need a stylist :-)

Anonymous said...

He looks to indepth into these girls

Petals said...

Syd - what movie? Somthing cool? I won't mention the show tonight, but you prolly already saw the spoiler photos that were leaked, which reveal the outcome of tonight's show.
Hey D! Still lovin the bunny-foo-foo.

PS - Syd, I was skeeved by the grind, too. Ga-ross! Like, leave it to our imagination, right? Less is more.

Petals said...

Hope Jay packed alot of condoms in his Mickey Mouse overnight suitcase.

Anonymous said...

so petals, you think he hooks up with all these girls?

Delee said...

I never saw them Petals, I find few spoilers about any show, I guess I do not know where to look...oh well.

Petals said...

Uhm, I am afraid to answer, but...I have no idea. Maybe they go all the way, maybe they just play & explore...? I don't know. I made the condom comment because of the SUGGESTION of intimacy only. Just trying to be lighthearted here. I still don't like him, so I have to get a dig in, which is allowed.

Delee said...

I feel for ya Petals!!! Hard to walk on pins and needles that you may say the wrong thing!!! Cool with me whatever!!! LOL

Petals said...

D, I can email you the photo links. Mind you, these were swiped from Shannon's MySpace page, but NOT by me. Actually, she posted dozens of pics, but only 3-4 have surfaced on the spoiler sites. I'm sorta worried that she may get in some sort of trouble. Anyway, email me or send me your email addr & I can link you from the spoiler site.

Sydney said...

Me too Petals!

Sydney said...

Lol... Petals, I wrote me too in response to Delee's post saying she felt for you, encouraging you NOT to walk on pins and needles. If someone attacks or tries to incite, just ignore it.

But once it was posted, I see you are talking about sending pix, so ME TOO on that too, lol.

Delee said...

Sent u my email...

joy n said...

Sydney, I agree, I'm not seeing a huge connection between Jason and Jillian either. Her words just seemed a bit practiced to me. She surprised me with her hot tub "moves", too. Grabbing his little tush didn't seem to move him any closer to her, despite her varied efforts.

I like Molly, but writing that note professing her love ahead of time along with the invite to shack up also seemed a bit too "prepared" to me. I heard her mention before that she is in control. That bothers me that she thinks she needs to control the situation.

I like Melissa a lot and also believe they have the most real connection. But that parent thing keeps nagging at me, too. I don't quite believe she's telling the whole story, you know?

Just decided to check out some comments here tonight. Saw you were here and thought I'd pop in for a moment.

Miss you guys, too.

Sydney said...

He's so into Melissa. I don't blame him. She's a cutie and full of personality.

Sydney said...

JOY! YAY!

Delee said...

Hi Joy, glad you stopped by even if for a tiny bit! We miss ya!!!

Sydney said...

I do feel there's more to that parent story, Joy, if you're still here...

But I felt a little more convinced when she said she sees them about 3 times a week. It sounded true and genuine. So I have no clue whassup wit dat.

Oh he so is into Melissa... it's so obvious. What do you think Delee?

Delee said...

Like I said last week, her parents are in a Witness Protection Program and can not be seen on Nat'l TV.. HAHA

Petals said...

Syd & D have mail.

joy n said...

Miss you, too, Delee. My visits can only be on occasion, but I truly miss the everyday chats.

Delee said...

Joy, you have to do what you have to do. I/We just like to hear from ya when we can, so we know you are ok!

IM'ing with my daughter so back and forth...

joy n said...

Hope you're right about the parent thing, Syd. Like you, I've seen that connection right from the start. Even more convinced tonight.

Delee said...

Thank you Petals, can not wait to look...

Petals said...

I think he has been into Melissa since day one. I know ABC gives them the fantasy suite(s), but if he truly had more feelings for obe girl over another, he should have turned down the overnight offers. A gentlemen would have, IMO.

I think it'd be a hoot if he proposes to yet another girl and gets turned down...again!

joy n said...

Guess we're about to find out. I'm sure she'll still be here. I'm thinking maybe Jillian will go. Not sure, of course.

Delee said...

I noticed J and Jillian were not holding hands in the helicopter and he said how romantic the ride was...HUH

Petals said...

That NZ bungee jump has NOTHING on the Swiss one from TAR.

Sydney said...

My thoughts exactly about the bungee.

DH and I stood on that very spot when we were there on our honeymoon in Nov (2007) though!

joy n said...

Yeah, Delee, sometimes when it rains, it pours.

Delee said...

I agree AR b jump was awesome...lucky you Sydney and to say you were there!

Sydney said...

But to be fair Petals, not one guy has turned down the overnight. Or woman (was there one?)They don't have to have sex, they could just curl up with clothes on and fall asleep. I do get why they give them the chance to sleep next to each other, stay up all night and talk, OR do whatever else they want.

Petals said...

Syd - I am so envious of your travels.

Sydney said...

We were THERE, but didn't jump, lol.

Joy, I think it's obvious that Jillian will go, so I agree with you. It's so apparent. She is going to be bummed.

So I guess no Deanna this ep, thank goodness!

Delee said...

Still time for D to show up

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