Dr. Drew, Therapists, and Black Eyes: Bachelor Week 4

If you haven’t yet watched this week’s episode, be warned that spoilers are included:

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The week’s show started off with Michelle’s mysterious black eye.  A recurring theme through the show is Michelle.  Everything is about Michelle.  Everyone’s out to get Michelle.  Brad doesn’t give Michelle enough time.  Michelle gets punched in the face.  (Not really: apparently she punched herself in her sleep.)  Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!  (Excuse me, I mean Michelle, Michelle, Michelle!)

Chantal O. and Brad went under water for their solo date, awkwardly holding hands and ‘kissing’ through massive helmets.  Early in the date, we thought there wasn’t a whole lot of chemistry between Brad and Chantal O., but we were proven wrong as the night progressed and the couple spent time making out in one bed, and then moving to another when it started to rain.  Hello, chemistry.

Brad & Chantal O. on bed #1

Brad & Chantal O. on bed #1

For the group date, the girls went on the Dr. Drew radio show.  I was disappointed there wasn’t a wrap party following the recording.  Of course Brad and the girls still managed to find themselves in a pool.  On the group date, Ashley (the dentist) started to show her ‘crazies,’ freaking out about sharing time with Brad.  Her anxiety and ‘crazies’ increased with the amount of alcohol she consumed, and Ashley was wasted.  Highlight of the group date for me was ‘cutie foodie’ Britt finally exchanging words with Brad.  Not only did they talk a little but they had some serious smooches.  He even told her later, “I love our kisses.”  Awkward.  As I’ve said before, Britt is a personal favorite, so I’m glad to see her stepping up her game.  I just wish she hadn’t worn those heart hoop earrings.

And of course, who got the other solo date, but our girl, Michelle.  The look of evil on Michelle’s face nearly at all times, resembles something you would find in a Disney villain.    Of course the sinister glare was prominent when their solo date started with Brad entering the house and asking to speak to dentist Ashley.  WTF, Brad?  The only person you should look at, speak to, or think about is Michelle.  It’s her day.

Poor Michelle: Life is so hard.

Poor Michelle: Life is so hard.

Why doesn’t the selfish, self absorbed, cynical, personality that Michelle embodies, bother Brad?  I have no idea.  He continues to think she’s amazing.  After repelling down a building for their date (and a hissy fit about a fear of heights) they hopped in the pool and made out.  (For those of you new to the Bachelor, there’s a common theme every season, and every episode, of water and hooking up.)

The Bachelor psychiatrist showed up again this week, but not too much insight except that he told Brad it’s okay to hook up with lots of chicks.  What a guy!  (Do you think Chris Harrison feels threatened by Bachelor psychiatrist?)

At the rose ceremony, Widow Emily managed to cause major drama, while still being the nicest person in the house, who everyone likes.  Brad packed her a special blanket and wine and took her outside on the wet concrete to enjoy it.  This resulted in tears, anxiety, frustration, stalking: a typical rose ceremony.  I like Emily, but I just don’t know if she and Brad have a connection beyond Womack being attracted to her.  Thoughts?

Who went this week?  No major surprises.  Sorry, Meghan, I liked you, but it just wasn’t going to happen.  Stacey and Lindsay, it wasn’t meant to be.  Stacey, I’m sure you weren’t the only one on the radio show that has cheated before…you were just the only one that had the guts to admit it.  Lindsay, you’re right; your dad is proud of you, I’m sure. (Well, as proud as you can be of your daughter going on the Bachelor.) You did keep your clothes on in the pool.  My other favorite, (besides Britt) Lisa, got a rose, but I still don’t know if she and Brad have once had a conversation, just the two of them.  Next week could be your week to go, Lisa, if you don’t start conniving, hogging Brad’s time, and being obnoxious, like the other girls.  Brad saved the last rose for dentist Ashley hoping to scare her straight.  Not sure it was affective.  We all knew she would get the rose.

Stay tuned for next week when the girls continue to fight over Brad, Emily avoids letting her walls down, and the most dramatic rose ceremony ever.

  1. Rob says:

    Hello, Betsy! I agree that Chris Harrison does, or should, feel threatened by the Bachelor Psychiatrist. Have you noticed that Chris has had almost no time with Brad since the first episode? Perhaps he should be concerned about not having a one on one date?

    Also, my favorite part of any episode is the “Next Week on the Bachelor” segment. What do you think about, again, taking the widow on a date that reminds her of the tragic loss of her husband? First the small plane and next it looks like a NASCAR date. Bad form…

  2. Betsy says:

    Rob, thank you for your insightful comments. I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed that Chris and Brad aren’t getting much one on one time. The NASCAR date is really over the top. Poor Emily…but I guess that’s what you get when you go on a show like this.
    We miss watching with you and Alden!

  3. MSI says:

    Public Announcement: Who wants to pool funds together to purchase Betsy some heart shaped hoops for her upcoming birthday?

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