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Okay, now for The Bachelorette.
I CAN’T EVEN.
LIKE I REALLY CAN’T EVEN.
I. CAN’T. EVEN.
And I’m telling you, #youcan’teven either.
Now if you remember, we ended last week with Gosling confronting Kaitlyn in her suite in Ireland.
You can see previous weeks’ recaps HERE if you
need to get caught up.
He was going to talk to her just because he was having GENERAL trouble with the whole process (meaning he did not know any specifics about Kaitlyn’s and Nick’s Big Wiggle incident).
Gosling looks straight at her and says “Are you in love with me? Yes, or no?“
I mean….WHAT IN THE WORLD COULD SHE SAY?
(And by the way, NOTE TO GOSLING, you are on a reality dating show where she is dating several other guys and she is supposed to admit her feelings for NOBODY.)
After what felt like a solid 10 minutes of silence, she responded with, “I’m falling in love with you.”
And I exhaled.
Well played Kaitlyn.
That is quite possibly the only thing she could have said in that situation.
Now, who knows if she means it or not.
So this next picture sums up how Kaitlyn feels about everything right now.
And I can’t be totally sure, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I’m even more upset about it all than she is. ALL OF THESE SHENANIGANS ARE MAKING ME NUTTY!
She says “The fact that I’ve been intimate with Nick is not where the guilt comes from with me. The guilt comes from where my relationships are with other people. And my feelings for Shawn are at this point overwhelming. I don’t want to hurt him. I don’t want to hurt anybody.“
Okay, here’s the deal.
It’s obvious that Kaitlyn feels really really badly about how things went down.
She keeps on saying that she doesn’t feel guilty about the actual act.
And here’s my problem with that: things don’t happen in a vacuum.
She knew when she “was intimate” with Nick that all the other guys were there. And she knew that if they found out they would of course be upset.
So, I wish she would just say flat out say “I shouldn’t have done it. I was wrong.”
I think I could deal with that.
I just can’t deal with all the tears and one more announcement from Kaitlyn that she doesn’t feel bad about what happened, just about how people might feel about what happened.
Girl. Take some responsibility.
It’s time for the 2:1 and it’s JJ and Kentucky Joe.
And although awkward (of course), it’s like the most cordial 2:1 date in the history of ever. It made me yearn for the 2:1 of yesteryear where characters like #virgininabottle and #krazyinakardikelsey got dropped off in a barren dessert.
Now THAT was good t.v.
(You know what would have been REALLY good t.v.? JJ and Clint on a 2:1.
Producers really should consult with me about this kind of stuff.)
Instead, it’s this love triangle.
Here’s what Kaitlyn said about JJ: “He’s attractive, funny, and edgy.
He’s got all the qualities I look for.“
And I’m all, “Ummmmmmmm. JJ? We’re talking about JJ?”
A real treat? That’s a weird thing to say, right?
So they get on a boat and hop on over to an island.
They immediately sit down on a picnic blanket, and JJ wastes NO TIME on a toast.
He says “Kaitlyn, I want you to know that I”m really falling for you, and uh cheers to that.”
That’s a direct quote by the way.
We hear the clink of the glasses.
And then silence.
It was deafening.
Joe takes her off and blows her away with the fact that he finally opens up.
He puts all his feelings on the table and she is all of a sudden a fan of ol’ Kentucky Joe.
JJ takes her away and tells the camera that he wants to build the relationship on rock, not sand.
He sits her down, prepares her for the fact that this is probably the hardest thing he has ever told anybody, and he looks at her and says that he cheated on his wife.
He seems real and vulnerable and appropriately ashamed.
Which I appreciate.
He says he made a dumb mistake that destroyed his life.
And for the first time ever, I like JJ.
I like JJ?
I like that he is OWNING a mistake and taking full responsibility for it.
And I promise I’m in no way comparing what Kaitlyn did with JJ cheating on his wife……it’s COMPLETELY 1000% DIFFERENT….
but I am comparing how they are owning up to their mistakes.
Of course we all make mistakes, and sometimes we make BIG ones, but I think the way people respond to their own mistakes often says more about the person than the actual mistake.
And who knows how he handled it all when he actually made the mistake (he has after all had 3 years to become apologetic), but he handled it well last night and seemed to take full ownership,
(Although, I must say. If I was JJ’s wife who had been cheated on, I would have a problem with him getting sympathy from America.)
She sends JJ home and then tells Joe she’s not ready to give him the rose yet and she wants to spend more time with him.
So, they spend more time together, and then she gives him the rose.
Joe returns to the hotel with the other guys after the 2:1 and says “We had some 1:1 time together and I’m falling in love with the girl.”
Gosling couldn’t take it.
He immediately got up and just walked out of the room.
He says he is exhausted and he isn’t able to eat.
Now it’s getting serious.
He could start losing muscle mass.
Gosling! Keep up your strength!
You need PROTEIN!
Have a chicken breast! An omelette! A handful of pistachios! Greek Yogurt!
Gosling is continuing to have serious issues with the whole process.
During another 1:1 interview, he again references time he spent off camera with Kaitlyn in San Antonio where she apparently told him “it’s you“.
By the way, Kaitlyn does confirm this fact, but she also says she basically wishes
she had never said it.
And is it just me, or do Kaitlyn AND ABC both seem to be making a bigger deal of the fact that she told Gosling that he was “the one” more than then fact that she did the BIG OL’ WIGGLE with Nick?
Kaitlyn is in the middle of doing a 1:1 interview when one of the producers gets word that Gosling is on his way over to talk to Kaitlyn.
Cut to a shot of Gosling heading to Kaitlyn’s room.
And when they tell her that he is on his way, you can tell that she wants to puke.
She again assumes that Gosling knows about Nick and that he is coming over to talk to her about it.
But he’s not.
He’s just a total wreck.
And he’s being sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo needy.
And we all know that “needy” is not an attractive color on anybody.
But especially on a guy that’s ON THE BACHELORETTE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
So, we are now a full 45 minutes into the show, and we are just now getting to the rose ceremony.
You see what I mean?
Kaitlyn opens up the rose ceremony by saying she is emotional and confused, and that her feelings are all over the map. She admits to not being perfect and that she makes mistakes and that she knows her heart is still open and she’s hopeful that she will find what she wants.
And this sends EVERYBODY into a tail spin.
Every single guy is like “Is it me? Did she make the mistake with me? What does she mean her heart is still open? I thought she loved ME!”
Ben Z. takes her away, and it seems to goes well.
Peter Brady takes her away, and he tells her that he knows something has happened between her and Gosling. He doesn’t know what exactly, but he knows something.
But really, all the guys are freaking.
And I’m wondering if Gosling is having 2nd thoughts about his wardrobe choice.
Nick and Kaitlyn get some alone time together, and Nick is kind of a basket case.
He tears up, seems genuine, and I find myself not hating him!
Kaitlyn tells the camera that she hopes Nick is being respectful to all the other guys.
KAITLYN! UGH! LISTEN TO YOURSELF WOMAN!
You are still not taking any responsibility for the act, but you are shaming Nick for the idea that he might tell somebody about the act.
And then…..it happens…..Kaitlyn FINALLY admits that she “regrets” something.
But she’s admitting that she regrets reassuring Gosling.
That’s what you regret?
She goes on and on about how she shouldn’t have said that (that she thought he was the one) and she thinks she caused unnecessary tension.
She tells Gosling that they need to take a step back.
Everybody is melting down.
Because WE STILL HAVEN’T HAD THE ROSE CEREMONY!
And then Harrison appears!
HARRISON! HELP! GET THIS TRAIN BACK ON THE TRACKS!
Kentucky Joe, Jared, and Nick already had roses.
The following guys are also staying:
Peter Brady, Cupcake, and then the final name she calls: Gosling.
Who goes home?
And let the record show, Ben Z. who admitted to Kaitlyn early on that he had never cried, still hasn’t.
His lip quivered a tiny bit, but there were no tears.
I’ll bet you $10,000 he’s never watched Marley and Me.
The next morning, all of the remaining guys walk out to a bus, but Jared gets to hop in the car with Kaitlyn for the drive.
She has a bit of difficulty driving and keeps hitting the curb.
You know, driving a car is a little bit like a relationship….
Katilyn and Jared kiss the Blarney stone and then arrive at a castle.
Kaitlyn says “It’s not a legit road trip unless you end it with a cocktail“.
In my world, it’s not a legit road trip unless you eat corn nuts and pork rinds.
Harrison shows up to talk to Kaitlyn .
And she FINALLY admits that she regrets what happened with Nick.
And then Harrison pretty much says EXACTLY what I’ve been saying all along:
that how she responds to her mistake is what shows her character.
Kaitlyn doesn’t appear to understand what he is saying.
Like she literally doesn’t understand his words.
She’s too busy planning when she’s going to shave her legs because she was basically being given the go-ahead by Harrison to “be intimate” with more guys.
So here’s what happened: Harrison pitched a new idea to her.
What about if she eliminates 3 guys, and then the remaining 3 guys get OFF CAMERA time before hometown dates. She’s ALL OVER IT.
Yep, that’s when she started deciding when to shave her legs.
What it says: Let’s take our love to the edge.
Kaitlyn heads out to her date with Cupcake with a high pony and buffalo plaid scarf.
THIS I can get on board with.
They go on a helicopter ride and then have a picnic on a beautiful cliff.
They have small talk….really small…..like teeny tiny talk….and things are not going well.
Cupcake immediately senses that things are going south.
Kaitlyn breaks down and starts bawling.
She tells him that he has everything that she’s looking for, but that basically he’s not the one.
He is so sweet and tells her she’s just scared, but not in a controlling way, in a really sweet way.
They stand up, he kisses her on the forehead, and then she hauls hiney out of there.
He ends up sobbing into his scarf and talking to himself in the 3rd person.
You’re going to have tons of ladies knocking on your door after this.
Yep, lots of ladies are making dentist appointments as we speak.
That’s it for today.
Can y’all even????????
Now before you leave, some sale items to check out from Anthro and Nordstrom:
levis cut-offs 40% OFF HERE / anthro henley HERE (20% OFF $49.95) / fossil watch 40% OFF HERE
Click HERE to shop the entire Anthro SALE on SALE…use the code SALEAWAY.
And you can shop at LOFT with an additional 60% OFF SALE HERE. (I didn’t put any items in the above collage because I wasn’t sure if the sale would still be happening today, but there is some good stuff you might want to check out!)
LAST THING! I have a BACK IN STOCK collage for y’all that I put on facebook on Tuesday morning!
Three things in this collage were previously sold out (the Happy Camper tee, these Thompson Tomboy jeans from Vigoss, and my BP summer wedges)!
Well, they are now all BACK IN STOCK!
I put together this cute outfit collage and thought you all might want to check it out.
I also included the Levi’s cut-offs, because they are 40% OFF.
OKAY…DISCLAIMER ON THE WEDGES.
It looks as if they are available for order…but they are backordered until DECEMBER!
DANG YOU NORDSTROM!
I mean, I realllllllllly love these wedges and highly recommend them (would have named them a MUST HAVE when I found them if they hadn’t immediately sold out), but who the heck wants to wait until December to get a pair of wedges?
Oh well….still a cute outfit collage for y’all (with everything in stock but the wedges). 🙂
happy camper tee HERE / thompson tomboy HERE / levis cut-offs 40% OFF HERE
$8 earrings HERE / tassel necklace HERE / my BP wedges HERE
Make sure y’all come back on Friday! I haven’t decided for sure yet, but I think it’s going to be a Pinterest Told Me To recreation with some pattern mixing going on!