IT’S THE BACHELORETTE FINALE! AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT! We’ve done it rose lovers! We’ve made it till the very end!
Okay, so let’s get to it!
THE BACHELORETTE FINALE RECAP
Everybody is in the Maldives, and I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but it is in fact the perfect place to fall in love. And lucky Becca! She has 2 great guys to choose from with Garrett and Blake…and she loves them both. So it’s actually the perfect place to fall in love TIMES TWO. The Maldives: The perfect place to be in love with 2 different people.
Somebody call the tourism board and put that on a bumper sticker.
Now, don’t worry….she’s not going to tell either one she loves them just yet…..because that would be so hard on the one she ends up not choosing. HOWEVER, she is going to do everything else under the sun with both of them. #allegedly #thatmakessense #waytosparetheirfeelings
GARRETT MEETS THE FAMILY
First up, Garrett. The boy was all sorts of happy to be meeting Becca’s fam.
He came out strong right out of the gate by toasting to Becca’s dad when the family sat down to dinner. It was genuine, sincere, and I’m sure it was well received and quite appreciated by the family.
He sat down with Becca’s beloved Uncle Chuck, and THINGS GOT REAL Y’ALL. Uncle Chuck really brought it with some tough questions, but I have to say that Garrett’s unbridled emotion was totally endearing. Good ol’ Chuck asked Garrett about his ex wife and why he wasn’t able to make things work, and he also asked how Garrett would be able to handle struggles. GO, UNCLE CHUCK. Garrett handled all the questions like a big ol’ teddy bear. Correction. Like a big ol’ teddy bear that was bawling uncontrollably. He shared memories about his mom battling cancer and losing his grandfather to cancer. And the tears were flowing. They were flat out sprouting from his eyes, but somehow it wasn’t weird…it was just incredibly sweet.
Uncle Chuck kept on peppering him with questions and asked him if he’d ever cried with Becca. GOOD ONE, CHUCK! Garrett said he didn’t remember if he had officially cried, but that he had definitely shared this side with her. Uncle Chuck and Garrett ended their time together in a tearful embrace. Seriously.
Garrett then set down with Becca’s sister, whom I adore. He bawled his head off with her too. And she was there for it. I mean, she started out a bit skeptical.
But he went on and on about how much he loved Becca and how he wanted to take care of her and love her forever.
And by the end, she was drinking the Kool-Aid.
AS WAS I.
KOOL-AID FOR EVERYBODY!
Here’s what I know. The family ate up all the tears. THEY LOVED IT. They all had warm fuzzies for Garrett, and I did too. I just thought he had the most tender little heart and felt sure he would devote his life to Becca. I was left wondering how in the world Blake would measure up. I mean, somebody needed to give Blake a heads up that he was going to need to turn on the waterworks to even have a shot with the fam.
BLAKE MEETS THE FAMILY
Sister caught a glimpse of him before they walked in and appeared a bit flustered as she exclaimed “He looks like a movie star.”
And she was right, Blake looked like a tall drink of water. He also looked like a tall glass of water had been poured all over him. The poor guy was DRENCHED in sweat. His shirt was soaking wet and plastered to his movie star chest.
The differences between the two guys were very apparent. Blake didn’t shed a tear, and instead of talking about taking care of women, he went on and on about he gravitates towards strong and independent women. Sister likey, and she told Becca so. I likey’d as well.
When sister told her so, Becca was a wreck. I mean, how was she going to choose?
And then Blake sat down with Mama.
AND OH EM GEE. It seemed to be going fine and all, but then Mama looked straight and Blake and said this: “WHATEVER HAPPENS, YOU WILL BE FINE.”
Why would she say that?
Blake immediately looked like he’d been punched in the gut. And who could blame him.
Can you imagine how hard it would be to recover from that and just act like everything was normal? When Blake left it was raining (never a good sign), and he proclaimed to the cameras “She’s going to pick Garrett.”
Which was too bad, because I was really kind of loving Blake.
The family sat down to rehash the pros and cons of both guys. And although I thought it was going to be a Garrett Fest, they gave some love to Blake as well. It actually seemed like mom and sis were leaning towards Blake because he would challenge her more (too bad that Blake was off camera totally spiraling into a pit of self doubt), but Uncle Chuck talked about how he thought Garrett was an “old soul”, a “poet”, and “about to bloom into something incredible”. But then he ended his love letter to Garrett by saying that he did feel he was a bigger risk.
So, THANKS FOR THE CLARITY, FAMILY.
Becca explained how she thought it would be Blake for so long, but that Garrett had recently started pulling ahead. She and mama embraced in a tearful hug, Becca shared how she didn’t want to hurt anybody, and Mama sweetly said “Well, it’s gonna happen.” I love a mom that tells it like it is.
GARRETT’S LAST DATE
After the very telling NO JUMP AND STRADDLE with Jason (seen below), you can better believe I was ready to pick apart her technique with both of the remaining guys.
Well, from the look of her full on wrap around with Garrett, I was thinking that she was leaning towards choosing him.
They hopped on a boat, and just as they were about to dive into a deep and meaningful conversation, DOLPHINS! And the dolphins weren’t just swimming, they were showing off. We’re talking twists, spins, and flips. WE SEE YOU, DOLPHINS. Becca then went dark for a quick sec when she exclaimed that this is where she would want to die. Um, Okay.
And then my worst nightmare. An underwater camera. My swimsuited (act like it’s a word) body that is under water IS IN AN UNDERSTOOD SAFE ZONE, people. If you film me underwater in a swimsuit, I will cut you. Just a heads up, y’all. #youwerewarned
That night Garrett talked about being excited about changing diapers and going to the grocery store, you know, real life stuff. And listen Blake, it’s nice for you to romanticize those activities, BUT GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE SUCKS. I have to go today, and I’m legit sad about it.
Becca then talked about how Garrett really reminded her of her dad and how he “felt like a little bit of home”. And then Garrett said, “People say they get butterflies… but you give me, like eagles.” “I choose you every single day and stand by you and guard you and make you feel safe.” I side eyed the eagles comment because CHEESY.
BLAKE’S FINAL DATE
Okay, time for a deep dive into Becca’s straddling techniques. At this point, I felt sure that her legs weren’t going to wrap around Blake. I mean, she wasn’t going to fully commit, and that was going to be our sign. But I was wrong. She caught air, and then she proceeded to do a death grip around his waist with her legs. I MEAN. How are we supposed to use deductive reasoning when she straddles both guys?
It seemed that Blake had brought his emotions into check, and he had stabilized into thinking that their connection remained strong. That night he brought out a “time capsule” of sorts of their time together. His words, not mine. Because it’s only a time capsule if you bury it, right? I would like to suggest that it’s a shadow box.
AND I’M SORRY. But how in the world do these time capsules/shadow boxes get made? I mean, does an intern Amazon Prime scrapbooking materials to the island? Did they lock Blake in a room and instruct him to fill the box with loving memories and not emerge until he was done? I just never buy these memory books/shadow boxes. But Becca was into it and seemed incredibly touched. And I was left feeling confused again. WHO WAS SHE GOING TO CHOOSE?
So proposal day arrived, and it seemed that Becca was still unsure who she was going to choose. She opened a letter from her sister, and that seemed to steady her emotions a bit. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO CALM DOWN. I mean, the proposal was like an hour and a half away, people. The girl still had some time.
Across the island, the boys were both choosing the rings. Neil Lane and Garrett seemed to have a special connection. It was a love fest between those two. And I will say this, if I had to choose a ring, I would have chosen Blake’s ring ALL DAY LONG and twice on Sunday. And I didn’t even like it.
So, I’m not sure when it happened, but at some point Becca made her decision.
Blake stepped off the boat first, and I have to say that my heart sank a little. I was really rooting for Blake.
His love for Becca was so apparent and I knew he was going to be incredibly heartbroken, but I wasn’t just worried for his heart. I was immediately worried about a potential heat stroke. I mean, had he properly hydrated beforehand? The boy was losing gallons upon gallons of water by the minute OUT OF HIS FACE.
Can somebody fetch the guy a towel?
Becca explained to him that it was always him.
Well, until it wasn’t.
She also said something about worrying how he would handle a big life tragedy (ex. like a kid getting sick). I was confused and thought it was unfair. She walked him to the limo as he was wiping tears away with the lapel of his suit. He didn’t understand. NEITHER DID I. He explained that he didn’t expect it and thought she was making a mistake. And then he ripped my heart out. He looked at her, said “I love you”, and then said “Goodbye” as he turned around and walked away.
Now, seriously..SOMEBODY GET THE MAN A TOWEL.
He wept into the towel.
And Becca was pacing, gripping her chest, and stating that she couldn’t breathe.
Seemed only fair since Blake was unable to properly regulate his body temperature.
And to add insult to injury, they then cut to the LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE in L.A. that was watching the show. And Blake was there. And he had just watched the break up. Y’all. I literally couldn’t even…but Blake was holding it together incredibly well. #illhavewhatheshaving
Becca came out and they were cordial. It’s really the only way I can describe it. He ended by saying “If people think that this is going to keep me down, they didn’t watch this season too closely.” He then added “I’ll learn and grow from this”. And although I’ve been the campaign manager of Jason for Bachelor, it seemed to me like they were grooming this man to be Bachelor. (For the record, I like Blake…but I still want to see Jason as the next bachelor.)
So, now it was Garrett’s turn.
He walked up to the proposal perch, but he didn’t say much before Becca interrupted him. She said “I read my journal again, and you were the first guy I ever wrote about in it.” She continued with “I wrote that you reminded me of home, you reminded me of one of the most important men in my entire life, and that was my dad.” Cue the proposal.
Cue the unbridled beach joy.
And then they were in front of Harrison and the studio audience too. And I couldn’t put my finger on it…but Becca was slightly spastic. Like she was low key screaming, and she kept on hollering out and doing this weird clapping thing. It’s as if she was trying to act like she was blissfully happy and full of glee…but it just came off as erratic. I don’t know, maybe she’d just taken some fireball shots and was having trouble acting like she wasn’t buzzed. #beenthere
And for the first time, they addressed Garrett’s “Instagram issues”. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read anything about this, and I always stay in a spoiler free zone while watching the show. But it seems that Garrett “liked” some things on Instagram that didn’t line up with Becca’s values and beliefs at all, and that offended many people.
Garrett said, “I didn’t realize the effect of a double-tap or like on Instagram… I’m just trying to grow as a person, and be a better person on a daily basis.” Becca said, “I luckily got to know him for who he is. On the show we don’t have phones, we don’t have social media, and so I got to see who he is, his heart, his soul. The Instagram situation, I don’t condone that and I know that he stands by his apology.”
So it seemed like whatever it was, they were working through it.
Let’s all be happy for the happy couple!!!!!!
But may I recommend a spin off to the producers. Blake, Jason, Grocery Joe, and Peter all on a stranded island together. Somehow they should be shirtless and doing community service. I’m telling you. AMERICAN LADIES WOULD TUNE IN.
NEW SHOW ALERT
And I’ll tell you what I’m tuning in to FO SHO. They were pimping out A Million Little Things during all the commercials. IT LOOKS AMAZING! Give me all the Ron Livingston. The show airs Wednesday, September 26 on ABC if anyone else is interested in tuning in.
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Thanks for tuning in! What did you think about The Bachelorette Finale? Did Becca pick the right guy?? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what y’all think!