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The Bachelorette...The Men Tell All

Oh boy, oh boy! Where to even start???

Where did Santa Clause, I mean Nick, come from?! He told Alex basically everything I was thinking this entire season. What I didn't realize was the amount of animosity there was between Alex and Derek. I guess there was other drama they had to focus on this season.

Ok, let's talk Chad. The only thing I think I have ever agreed with was his comment about people going on the show to move their careers forward (Alex = model; James Taylor = singer; Wells = radio host). But is there anything wrong with that? So many people have went on the show, including, James Taylor and Wells, with what I believe are pure intentions, and yes, if the show helps move their career forward SO BE IT! He's a real estate agent. Does he not think he is going to get more business from being on the show?

 

Chad is really one of a kind. I think him dating not one, but TWO other cast members ex-girlfriends shows what kind of person he is - that is a really shallow thing to do. His need to resort to violence is terrifying. His threats are empty (afterall, he was going to hunt Jordan down after the show and bring him "candy"). Saying he has dirt on James Taylor and Wells is cowardly. JoJo was right about him just wanting attention - he doesn't deserve it.

For being such a little guy, Wells seems to be one of the most well respected men this season. He is the one person who didn't have a problem with calling Chad on his crap. All season, including during The Men Tell All, Chad listened to what he had to say and never challenged or threatened Wells (that we saw at least). Like Wells said, it was unfortunate that the Chad drama got some much airtime that we didn't get to know a lot of the guys but hey, it wouldn't be reality TV if there wasn't any drama, right?! ;)

"Sometimes you choose apples when you should've chose pickles." I have no idea what this means but I think I may have to add it to my vocab, haha! Thanks for that Chad! :p

Uggghhhhh, Luke! Such a well spoken gentleman. For him to say that it's ok for him to experience the pain and heartbreak he had in order for JoJo to find love and happiness was so kind. He is also very articulate and understands that it kind of was his fault as to why he didn't get a rose. Wouldn't he make such a GREAT Bachelor?! I feel like they already have been setting him up to be the next Bachelor - they never showed him being involved in the drama throughout the season, he didn't go to Paradise, he has the right demeanor, and everyone loves him! #lukeforbachelor

Chase really impressed me during The Men Tell All. He seemed so deep and in tune with his feelings. Hearing that he ultimately didn't regret telling JoJo that he loved her was a great thing to hear. Having regrets is never a good thing, especially when you are putting yourself in such a vulnerable position, such as being on a show that 10 million people watch per week.

JoJo had to answer some tough questions from the guys but she really knocked it out of the park. And the way she handled Chad and his ridiculously inappropriate comments about Robby and Jordan was a serious mic-drop moment! You go girl!

Phew! I didn't think I had that many thoughts about The Men Tell All! ;) Next week is the finale and the premiere of Bachelor in Paradise (thank-you preview for giving away one of the engagements - did you catch who it is?), which is sure to not disappoint! 

Chat soon!

xo Baillie

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The Bachelorette Week 8...That Cliffhanger Though!

I know we deal with copious amounts of snow during our Saskatchewanian winters but Colorado simply looks stunning! The mountains and snow covered trees in the background looked amazing!

I have been a fan a Chase since his first one-on-one so I was excited to see him really in his element. This is a slightly silly observation but I love how his house was "normal". By normal I mean not a mansion like we normally see on the show (*cough* JoJo, Jordan, etc *cough*) and wasn't in "perfect" condition (see below). 

Chase had really deep convos with dad, mom, and sister and you could tell they really touched his heart. But I felt like the basis of his hometown was his parent's divorce. I don't understand why we are just hearing about how this has affected him until now? Maybe this is one of those situations that is victim of editing but it made his hometown slightly boring.

Onto Jordan's hometown - Chico, California! Chico must be a boring little town if he had to bring her to his highschool for their date. ;)

The whole Aaron disowning his family situation is very intriguing to me. Is anyone else really wondering what happened? It must've been something really bad if no one wants to talk about it. I find it concerning that Jordan won't elaborate on the situation to JoJo. If he's the one she chooses, that seems like something she should know all about. Maybe he's just waiting until the Fantasy Suite Date next week to tell her off camera. 

I think JoJo is going to loose Jordan if she keeps questioning him. I get that she is scared of being hurt but he seems to get more and more irritated the more she questions him.

Robby planned such a fantastic hometown date! The carriage ride through the beautiful city of St. Augustine was very romantic! 

There was a lot of discussion about exes on this date. Do you believe Robby when he says that he has moved on from his last relationship? How about the accusations that he broke up with his girlfriend to be on The Bachelorette? I think because his mom had told him about the accusations and his reaction to her telling him made it seem like the ex girlfriends roommate was trying to start trouble. I can't imagine during a breakup he would just say, "honey, I'm throwing this four year relationship away and dumping you to go on some dating show, so bye". It just doesn't seem logical to me.

Sweet, sweet Luke. Now THAT is a hometown date! It has always bugged me how, during hometowns, within The Bachelor franchise it only includes meeting immediate family. Although it was nerve-wracking for JoJo, she got to see him 100% in his element and got to meet so many people who helped shape who he is. I also have to mention how incredibly sweet and wise Luke's dad is. He seems like such a great man!

Luke and his surprises. The party, then the horse ride through the pasture, and finally the candlelight walk to the flower petal heart. <3 Amazing!

I was SHOCKED when JoJo said that she was planning on sending Luke home. WHAT?!?!?! I was thinking Chase would be sent home, maybe Robby, but certainly not Luke. After reading JoJo's blog and rewatching the episode, I can see that she was "off" during the latter part of the date. But I don't understand why she didn't tell him her doubts during their time together in Texas.  

That has got to be the most dramatic cliffhanger in Bachelorette history! Will JoJo change her mind and send someone else home? Will she still send Luke home?

Next week is another double header! Regular episode is on Monday and Men-Tell-All is Tuesday!! Yeah baby!

Until then...

xo Baillie

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The Bachelorette Week 6...Nooooo! Not Derek!

"Are you guys gonna kiss today?" Way to make it awkward Luke. I think he was foreshadowing for the rest of the week. :)

I hadn't even noticed that Wells and JoJo hadn't kissed until it was made such a big deal this week. Poor guy! She had given him so many signals before he actually kissed her to kiss her. Was it nerves or did he just didn't see them? When they finally kissed, JoJo made such a big deal out of it a and made it more awkward. 

By this point we know the type of guy JoJo is into and Wells doesn't really fit that description. It's sad that he got so excited about the future with her after their kiss, but JoJo just didn't see it and sent him home. The poor guy was completely blindsided. I really hope he finds a sweet girl to spend forever with.

Holy Luke and JoJo! Talk about passion! Watching their make out sesh was one of those times were I felt like I was violating a very intimate moment. I think those two have the most intense chemistry out any one else. He deserved that group date rose, obviously.

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Oh Mr. James Taylor. Why oh why did he feel like he have to bring Jordan up during their one on one time? I understand what he was saying about Jordan Rogers being Jordan Rogers (a celebrity) but the whole card game issue and how he apparently acted entitled was a little weird. This episode really showed James' insecurities and I just hope he is able to work through them before it's too late.

JoJo confronted Jordan the wrong way. Why did she have to name James? Maybe she could've have said, "It has been brought to my attention blah, blah, blah." Jordan also handled it, um, odd shall we say? He got so weird! I'm surprised he never ended up sloshing his wine all over himself.

Hold the phone!!! Another two-on-one date?! And one with two guys that I liked?! Be still my heart...this wasn't going to end well. I think it's obvious I like Chase, but I LOVE Derek! He was open with her which she seemed to need. Although it took some work, Chase was super open with her too. It seemed like he wanted to be open but something was holding him back - maybe fear, maybe nerves. 

Her not giving Derek the rose broke my heart. His look and words of hurt and defeat was almost too much for me to handle. He was so confident going into the date and he and JoJo started out so strong. His departure goes to show that you can't draw back throughout the process. I will miss you Derek. :( #mancry

What do all y'all think about her not sending anyone home at the rose ceremony? I've made it pretty clear how I'm not a fan of Alex whatsoever so I would've been happy if she sent him home. I predict next week he will get a one-on-one but won't receive a rose; at least I hope that's what happens. ;)

Did you see the previews for the rest of the season?! It looks soooo dramatic! Yipeee! ;)

Until next week...

xo Baillie

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The Bachelorette Week 5...Jordan Likes Juicy Cucumbers

Sorry this recap is so late! I was enjoying some time off and if you can believe it, I didn't watch the The Bachelorette for two whole weeks!! I know, what is wrong with me?! If I'm being honest, I thought about it everyday and how much I was missing it. #addict

So week 5 started with the return of Chad. This was totally producer influenced because once you are eliminated, you are not allowed to return to the house. I am shocked that he didn't go back to that house and deck someone. He is one challenging guy. However, I thought the guys reaction to Alex getting the rose was awesome! Throwing a party, OH YEAH!

Was anyone sad to see Daniel or James F. leave? We never really got to know either of them but it was obvious to me right from the beginning neither would have chemistry with JoJo. Afterall, Daniel "has a better chance of getting struck by lightening while, you know, shaving my face" than JoJo being the one for him.

Jordan is the obvious front runner this season. Him and JoJo had instant chemistry. But like Derek, I don't trust him. I think he thinks this is a game and not taking it seriously. Did you know that he didn't even apply to be on the show? About a week before filming started he was contacted by the producers to be on the show. I wonder why out of all men in the world they chose him? When JoJo confronted him about rumors from an ex-girlfriend, I thought he was going to blow his lid. He had the "oh-crap" look on his face. I don't feel like he was truthful in his response to JoJo. If she chooses him, it scares me. I don't see them lasting forever, just because I don't think he is quite ready for marriage.

I hate gossip magazines, because that's all they are. Hurtful, untrue, GOSSIP! The guys read too much into the article. I almost feel bad for her ex because what he said was likely taken out of context. Look at the sub-article that says, "JoJo" Never Really Loved Ben". We know this is a straight up lie. Sometimes throughout this season I still think she is in love with him. Anyways, Those magazines are dumb and I can't believe people still waste money on them. I understand JoJo's hurt though. Whether it was her ex trying to spread rumors or the magazine starting them, no one deserves the hurt that she must've felt. Poor lady!

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Surfing on sand dunes?!?! Sign me up! I didn't even know that was a thing. It was awesome that the date started out chill so JoJo's mind could be taken off the drama.

What's with the guys reading into things this episode? Maybe they are getting bored but I thought it was super rude that they were bugging Derek about getting the group date rose because JoJo said he needed reassurance. Especially Alex. Calling Derek an "insecure little b***h" and calling it a pity rose, sent me over the edge. Who says that?! Alex needs to go.

Robby and JoJo have serious chemistry. He is romantic, sensitive, intelligent, not to mention HOT!!! Did you see those abs?! The way that JoJo looks at him makes my heart happy for her. It's a look of being smitten and love. Speaking of that, he is the first guy to tell JoJo that he was in love with her. I foresee him making it far this season.

I wish we would've got to know Vinny better this season - he seems like he would be quite the character. But sadly he was eliminated this week along with Grant and Evan (YAYYYY!). We will get to watch all three guys on Bachelor in Paradise this summer, so maybe we will get to know Vinny better.

That's all for this episode. Week 6 recap is coming right up! :)

xo Baillie

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The Bachelorette Week 4...Chad likes milk

Week 3 and week 4 back-to-back?! I LOVE IT!

I cannot stand Evan! Him always being the one who interrupts JoJo and Chad's time is stupid and he plays the victim card. To be honest, I wouldn't have been sad if Evan left before Chad. When Evan got the rose on the group date in the last episode, he made a comment about how happy his kids are that he got a rose and made out with JoJo. I wanted to crawl under my coffee table out of embarrassment for him. Such a weird thing to say. 

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Derek, on the other hand, I love! I cannot get over how well he handled the convo with Chad. He is so calm, honest, and confident. That guy knows how to handle conflict. Chad, I hope you were taking notes buddy.

The infamous Bachelor/ette hottub made it's first appearance of the season. What a fun first date for Luke and JoJo! Luke is so soft spoken and kind, but very mysterious at the same time. JoJo said it well - he has a relaxed confidence about him. The story of his friend Jason's death and what he learned from losing such a special person was really beautiful. He is so open and romantic. Might as well through him into the mix for potential Bachelor's if JoJo doesn't choose him.

It is very obvious that JoJo is into Jordan. The way she interacts with him is very different than the way she interacts with the other guys. She gives him subtle special treatment that I don't think the guys have picked up on. Sneaky, sneaky!

In my first blog post of the season I said that I really like Alex. Ever since I said those words, I have become less and less impressed with him. I don't know if it's because he is so short or because he was in the military but he puts on a tough guy persona when interacting with Chad. He's another one of those guys that knows how to push Chad's buttons. I also don't see a connection between him and JoJo either. We will see how long he lasts.

JoJo's no BS demeanor when she talks to Chad, especially the last convo they had together, is nothing short of amazing. She was so done with him but wasn't letting him off the hook that easy. He is a scary, scary guy and I certainly hope that the other guys got a restraining order from him after filming was done. Oh, and did everyone catch that Chad likes milk???

SPOILER ALERT: Chad is on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise!!! So. Many. Feelings.

Stoked for Monday's night episode. Slightly scared for the other guys again but once the Chad drama ends, maybe it'll be smooth sailing from here on out. Ha! Kidding! With this glorious show, there is ALWAYS drama! ;0

xo Baillie  

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The Bachelorette Week 3...Some yab yum, toe tapping, & tattling

Holy smokers! Ladies, you have kept me so busy with our massive Facebook sale that I haven't had a chance to recap the last two weeks of The Bachelorette! What a travesty! 

Ok, so what happened a mere two weeks ago...

At the beginning of the season, I thought JoJo's group was slim pickings. But every time there is a one-on-one date I'm think, "Oh my gosh! I love him! Pick him! Or don't but hopefully he's the next Bachelor!", haha! 

Angergasm - yep, that's a new word for me. For a first date, how awkward would that have been?! At least JoJo and Chase were such great sports. Chase is hot! And he is a total man's man. He and JoJo had some serious chemistry. I felt like I was violating their privacy watching them yab yum or yim yam. Anyone remember what it's called??? :$

That group date though. SO. MUCH. DRAMA. We'll get back to that.

Mr James Taylor - he is such a southern gentleman. Even his name sounds southern and gentleman like. I'm happy he got a rose but I don't think he and JoJo have much chemistry. He is the type of guy she wants to fall in love with but I just don't think it's there. Don't get me wrong, I think she definitely likes him but I only see those two as friends, sadly.

Let's talk the Chad drama. Evan and some of the other guys do nothing but push Chad's buttons, which really annoyed me. They bite into him and allow the conflict to continue to happen. Then they go to JoJo and Chris Harrison and act like babies that do nothing but tattle, so in a way I can understand why Chad gets irritated. Evan could have shared so many entertaining stories during the group date because of his job but instead he just yaps about how steroids affect your testosterone levels blah, blah, blah, basically insinuating Chad does uses steroids. Little naive Evan thought he could get away with it, but Chad let him have it.

Chad is so volatile! He is so full of anger and hatred. Has he said one normal thing this season or has it just been snide, douchy comments? His stare could kill it's so intimidating. And why he thinks resorting to violence is the answer to every single conflict is absolutely terrifying. HE PUNCHED A METAL DOOR for goodness sake AND threaten to kill! That is a temper if I ever did see one. 

Ahhhh, the drama. Thank goodness we only had to wait 24 hours to see what happens next. :)

xo Baillie

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The Bachelor Recap...The Women Tell All

The best part about writing a recap for all you is that I get to rewatch the episodes GUILT FREE! Makes me feel a little bit better ;)

I don't understand why they invite majority of the women back for the women tell all, especially the ones that were let go week one and two and even three. They have nothing to say because they don't know anything about the season, until they watch it like you and I.

Side note: was it really necessary for Tiara to bring a chicken?!

Normally I find it unacceptable and rude to boo anyone but Leah had it coming to her. Her reaction to any comment that was made to her on the Women Tell All made her sound like a snob and I would've liked to see them spend more time on the Leah drama of the season. I am not a fan of this woman. That is all.

What do you think of the Jubilee drama that happened on air? Do you believe Jami, Amber, and Shushanna when they said Jubilee had made an offensive comment about being "the real black girl" or do you believe Jubilee when she claims she never said that? My jaw hit the floor when Miss Leah piped in with her eye roll and told Jami to get over it! If I were Jami, that would have offended me way more than Jubilee's initial comment.

I'm so happy Jubilee was able to open up and explain herself. She seemed to be in a much better place emotionally. I wasn't a huge fan of her's on the show but my liking definitely did increase.

Random thought: I wonder how they decide where the ladies sit during the Women Tell All taping. Sometimes it seems as if they seat the ladies in the order in which they were eliminated and other times they don't. Have you ever thought the same thing? :)

I don't have much to say about Lace. If you recall, she was on an episode of Bachelor Live where she had to opportunity to talk about her experience and update on what has been going on in her life. However, I will say that the weird tattoo dude was totally staged - it was way too obvious.

It will also be interesting to see how she copes with being on Bachelor in Paradise. Maybe she will surprise us and be like Ashley S. (onion girl) and be normal. 

I have to admit something - I felt bad for Olivia on the Women Tell All. She may have been aggressive and made an inappropriate comment or ten to the other women but she was bullied a lot in the house and behind her back, not to mention the cyber bullying she was thrown into while the show was airing. People can have their opinions, people can even despise her, but their is no reason to bully and put her down so low that she can't even go on social media. 

When I decided I was going to do a recap blog, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't personally attack any of the cast members because it is wrong, it is hurtful, and I never know who might be reading my words. I believe words can hurt more than actions. Women should praise and raise each other up, not tear each other down, so before you hit send on that rude comment, take a second to rethink how you would feel if you were on the receiving end of it. That is one of the ways I edit my posts.  

OK. Rant over. <3

I am in love with Caila's black jumpsuit she wore on the Women Tell All; so much so I did a little research. Although I couldn't find the exact jumpsuit, here are a couple that are quite similar. Match it with a pair of shoes from Pretty Little Shoes and you'll look hot, hot, hot! :)

Caila really is a class act. Even through heartbreak, she carries herself so well and remains so composed. I admire her. I said it in last week's recap and I will say it again, my money is on Caila being the next Bachelorette.

Talking about class acts, Ben Higgins certainly is one as well. Those ladies had some tough questions for him and he answered them all so well. Scratch that. So perfectly.

BLOOPERS!!! Oh my goodness! So funny! In case you missed them or just want to watch them again, I have included it here for your viewing pleasure. :)

Next week is the finale! So excited to see how Ben's love story concludes. Who is your choice for Ben? Lauren or JoJo?

Until next week,

xo

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The Bachelor Week 9 Recap...I Love You x 2!

Can you believe that it is already time for Fantasy Suite dates?! It seems just like yesterday when the season began.  I am starting to get sad knowing the end of the season is just two short weeks away. Sigh.

Onto this week...

I don't understand why Caila didn't just tell Ben why she was so quiet and reserved during the first part of their date. It was so unlike her not to be open. She said she didn't want to talk about it during the first part of the date because she didn't want to ruin the day, but she was already ruining the day by not talking. Isn't that the pot calling the kettle black?

Lauren and Ben had such a unique date...releasing baby sea turtles!  Those sea turtles were so darn cute! Kudos to the Bachelor Franchise for bringing awareness to the program that has worked hard at growing the sea turtle species so they don't go extinct.

Anyways, when Ben was opening up to Lauren and telling her how he thinks she is too good for him, I was eager to hear her response.  Her response really blew me away - she feels the same way about Ben. Awwwww! ;)

Throughout the season, I have wondered if Lauren was being genuine in her feelings for Ben. When she told Ben she loved him and when he said it back (Ummmm, shocker! I don't think he was supposed to do that!), I could tell that she was 100% genuine. She was like a giddy school girl. And I love that Ben is her person! Ughhh, I love them together! <3

OH. MY. GOSH. When Ben told JoJo that he loved her too, my jaw hit the floor. I mean, I knew it was coming (thank-you previews!) but I wasn't ready for it. When he said I love you to JoJo, it seemed like he just blurted it out. Maybe he was confused and thought he was talking to Lauren...

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Regardless, saying those three very simple words to two lovely women who are deeply in love with him really complicates things,  especially when he has to send one of them home in the end. Ben says he has two true loves. Do you think it is possible to be in love with two people at the same time? Share your thoughts below.

I really respected JoJo for looking at her brothers/Ben conflict from both sides. It gave me a new perspective and made me dislike her brothers a little less. ;)

Now the breakup! When Caila surprised Ben, he was probably thinking 'oh crappers'! He was caught off guard but Caila was more caught off guard when they sat down to "chat" and he dumped her. She is a little bit of a firecracker! I thought Ben was being genuine and speaking from the heart but according to Caila, he was feeding her lines. Ouch! When she jumped out of the car, I was super pumped! Not because she was going to tear a strip off sweet Ben but because when people are dumped on this show, they never get the answers they deserve. So I commend Caila for doing what she did. She was so beyond confident in her relationship with Ben that I felt her heartbreak and pain when they broke up. :(

I have a sneaking suspicion Caila will be the next Bachelorette. Do you think she would make a good one?

Chris Harrison, whom I deeply love, actually seemed purposeful this episode. I mean, he did say a WHOPPING 97 words! I hope he didn't get laryngitis after this one! ;)

Next week is the 'Women Tell All' which should be pretty dramatic! Looking forward to it! :)

xo

Baillie

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