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The Bachelorette Week 10... JoJo Finds Love <3

The finale of this show is always bittersweet - excited to see who the lead chooses but sad because what the heck are we going to do Monday nights?! I don't know about you but Dancing With the Stars just doesn't cut it for me. ;)

JoJo's family (actually her brothers) seemed normal this time around (remember last season when they accused Ben of brainwashing the women?). And where did JoJo's sister come from (and does she have a voice)?! I thought she was actually one of JoJo's nieces because she looked so much like one of JoJo's brothers. :)

I think both guys did so good meeting JoJo's family though. The fam asked some tough questions that would've had me shaking in my boots. Not only when he met JoJo's family but throughout this whole episode, Jordan seemed real and almost appeared to have a nervousness that can across as real. Although he never asked JoJo's parent's for her hand in marriage during their day together, I don't think he ever would have proposed without asking someway, somehow. 

Robby wears his heart on his sleeve and doesn't hold anything back, including when he met JoJo's family. How respectful was it getting not only her dad's permission to propose but bringing her mom into the conversation as well?! Kudos to him! Also, hearing his "plan" for his and JoJo's life together was so great! One really great thing about Robby is that he never wavered with how he felt about JoJo; and other than the hiccup during his hometown date, their relationship appeared to be so strong.

I'm not going to analyze the rest of the episode because we all know how it ends, but I will say that I think that all season it was clear who JoJo was going to choose Jordan. She gave him the first impression rose, she always pushed Jordan and asked him the really tough questions, and throughout the season, she was very protective of him.

Watching proposals on this show always gives me the chills. Whether or not they last, they represent something so special. With that being said, I hope JoJo and Jordan do end up having that "forever love" she was looking for. <3

Until we get to watch Luke on The Bachelor (still crossing my fingers for that one ;)), enjoy Bachelor in Paradise! 

xo Baillie 

P.S. I literally was obsessed with all of JoJo's fashion choices this season but especially her proposal gown. It is seriously stunning!

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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 9...The most shocking good-bye in Bachelorette History :(

I had a glimmer of hope after last week's cliffhanger that Luke would make it another week, but alas, JoJo stuck to initial plan and sent him home. :( Poor, sweet, sweet Luke. That was one serious look of shock/ disbelief/ heartbreak he had the entire time after she called Chase's name at the rose ceremony. Watching it back, my heart breaks more and more for him. He was completely blind-sided; and then for him to apologize to JoJo just shows what a true gentleman he is. Rooting for him to be the next Bachelor. 

I feel like we really don't know Robby. Did he get any airtime before episode five this season? I think that's why I'm not #teamrobby. He was the first one to profess his love (back in episode five) and he seems like a sweet guy but all this ex-girlfriend drama is throwing me off. I have a hard time reading him. He must be a sweet guy and have some depth to him considering he has made it this far. I will say one thing I appreciate Robby - he calls JoJo Joelle. There is just something endearing about that.

There have been some really awesome dates this season and Jordan and JoJo's date didn't disappoint. The hike looked like so much fun and finding the cave and temple was so sacred and spiritual. Their convo in the temple about meeting JoJo's family and what they hope would come out of that time seemed very real. It was one of the first times this season I felt like Jordan was being himself and sincere.

For Jordan to be unable to answer the question, "where do you see yourself in a year" would be a huge red flag. Shouldn't he have a foundation and a clear picture of what he would want his life to look like if he was the one JoJo picked? Hmmmmm...

Also, did anyone else notice that Jordan was the only one who didn't pull JoJo's chair out for her at supper? That's my 'odd observation' of the episode. ;)

Chase was so playful the first 1/2 of the date! It was refreshing to see some comedy after Luke's dreadful exit (yes, I'm STILL reeling over it!).

JoJo has gotten a lot of flack for giving Chase the Fantasy Suite card, then taking it back. But why? Why would she spend the night with Chase if she knew that she would never get to the same place that she is already with with Jordan and Robby? That is only given Chase false hope. Yes, it was bad timing that she came to the realization that Chase wasn't the one right after he told her I love you (something so hard for him to say) but it's also JoJo's journey and she had to stick with her heart. 

Chase "coming back from the dead", as Robby calls it, I think may have been his stint to redeem himself and get back into the running to be the next Bachelor. What are your thoughts? I don't think he needed to do this - his reaction to JoJo sending him home, in my opinion, was completely legitimized as to how he was feeling. But we all know Luke is going to be the next Bachelor, right?! ;)

The Men Tell All is next and can you believe that next week is the finale already?! Who is JoJo going to pick???

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 7...And the rose doesn't go to...

After a dreadful one week hiatus, The Bachelorette is back and started out with Alex being sent home!!! I mean, could the episode have started off on a better note?! Their road trip seemed so awkward - Alex was feeling it but you could tell JoJo wasn't. They didn't kiss when they first greeted one another then JoJo wouldn't even Pringle kiss him...ummm, ouch! Then they got to spoon the horse (hey, it's the professional goucha's words, not mine;)) and that was just as awkward. Those two just didn't have any chemistry. 

Alex telling JoJo that he was in love with her was cringe worthy. He initially said, "I think I'm falling in love with you", then corrects himself and says, "I know I'm falling in love with you". To me, he just said that to further advance himself in the "competition" and I really appreciate JoJo's completely legit concerns about what she said in response to him. She has such a graceful and real way to breakup with guys and she handled Alex's feistiness perfectly. Bye Alex!!

All I could think of during Jordan and JoJo's grape squashing date is that I hope Jordan picked the toe jam out of his feet, haha! I have really doubted Jordan's intentions throughout this season - I talked about it in last week's recap. But by far, JoJo and Jordan have the most chemistry. The way she looks and smiles at him reminds me of a giddy school girl in love. We haven't seen Jordan open up a lot this season until this episode but in this episode he certainly did. I still have my doubts about him but he earned a few points in my book this week. 

Robby (looking out the window at the pouring rain): "Man, it's a little different than yesterday."

Jordan: "Yeah, how does that affect the possibilities of today?"

Robby: "I'm going have my boots on."

Did everyone else catch that exchange? I laughed so hard! :p

I'm glad they were rained out! The stay-cation date was awesome! Stuffing french fries in James' mouth, truth or dare, group massages, and bedtime snuggles provided some great entertainment. 

The convos we got to see with the guys on the group date seemed really deep. I was trying to guess who JoJo was going to give the group date rose to but I really had no idea. There is something sketchy about Robby that I think we'll get to see next week but for now, he deserved that rose just as much as the other two guys. Although it was really depressing seeing how defeated Chase and James Taylor were when they didn't receive it. 

LUKE! Have I mentioned how much I love him?! He was so in his element on this date and it was HOT! Watching him handle the horses and teaching JoJo skeet shoot melted my heart! Your's too?! I was just disappointed that their date only had about 10 minutes airtime. :( 

JoJo sending Mr. James Taylor home was heartbreaking. We all know they didn't have chemistry but he was such a kind, genuine guy that it's hard seeing him leave. His exit was one of the most real and sincere exits we have seen in a really long time. She cried. He cried. The whole world cried. :(

Next week is hometowns and it's going to be dramatic. Check out these tweets from Bachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss tweeted while they were filming:

 ...yikes!!! Can't wait until Monday!

I'm going to leave you with this hilarious rap. Enjoy!

xo Baillie

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