It’s craziness around here.
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TIME FOR THE BACHELORETTE RECAP!
Harrison started out the show by saying, “The television event of the summer starts right now.”
What was going to happen?
I figured we were finally going to see what all of the ugly crying was about,
and that made me anxious.
Either way, I was a bit twitchy.
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I searched for a great poncho cardigan thing like Des’s, but I came up empty.
When listening to Des, it is CRYSTAL CLEAR that she only has eyes for Brooks.
And I’m again left wondering, what does ABC have up their sleeves?
Why are they willing to let us know that Des has already fallen for Brooks?
Well my friends, we get the answer tonight…..we also get an ugly cry…..so stay tuned for that.
they buy things from street vendors, and they do the limbo.
Can’t picture what I’m talking about?
Don’t you worry.
I googled it.
But I digress.
While they were shopping the street vendors, Drew said, “Every single thing we buy today is just one more memory for us. Something for us to display in our house one day.” Well, you’re right about 1 thing Drew. They are memories. Memories you will be clinging to and scrapbooking about because the girl is just not that into you.
And now comes my heartfelt plea to the producers.
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND RIGHT IN THE WORLD,
TURN DOWN THE MICROPHONES SOUND TEAM!
NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR KISSING SOUNDS.
sister and mom.
A rogue visit with the family before the exotic dates?
Well. I never.
Let me sum it up for you.
(I’m now starting to understand why ABC was so fine with letting us know that Des already loved Brooks. They were just upping the drama factor.)
Chris is up next.
Seriously, does The Bachelorette stylist hate her or something?
“Have you ever said that I make you feel vibrant?”
“Yes. I told Debbi (a lady he works with) that exact thing earlier today.”
Wouldn’t it be great if he would mix it up and throw us off guard with a meaningful rap about his feelings or maybe even an interpretive dance?
He decided to stick with the poetry.
Now before we go on to the date with Brooks, I feel like we need some sort of
You know, just a small little time-out before stuff gets real.
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Brooks? Have you seen her rocking body? Why don’t you want to marry that?)
It shows Brooks in his room getting ready, and then there is knock on the door..
Time for a little come to Jesus meeting.
Over the next 15 minutes or so, Chris asks Brooks everything his mom and sister asked him,
and they arrive at the same conclusion.
If Brooks doesn’t love Des, and he doesn’t think he ever well, it’s time to hang up his hair gel and mosey on down the rode.
Harrison looked just as confused as I felt.
Cut back to Des who is talking about Brooks and about how it’s going to be just the two of them ,
That’s sweet Des.
Except for one tiny little detail.
Brooks is about to jump ship.
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All right. Enough fashion talk. Back to the drama.
So here is a summary of the next like 45 minutes (but I swear it seemed much longer).
Brooks says he doesn’t love her.
Des says she does love Brooks.
Brooks says he wishes he loved her.
Des cries in the fetal position.
Brooks tries to hug her.
Des thwarts his comforting attempts.
Des asks Brooks what happened.
Brooks fiddles with his hair.
Repeat this scenario like 8 times.
Then ask yourself where the last 57 minutes of your life went.
I would like a body language expert to chime in and analyze the above picture.
IS IT JUST ME, or does it seem as if they are sending mixed signals!
Brooks is saying “I don’t love you”, while gently caressing her upper thigh.
Des is saying, “Stop.” and “Don’t” when he tries to comfort her, yet her leg is casual draped over his.
I have some things to say about that question:
1) Would it have made a difference? You’re saying you don’t love her.
2) Um, Brooks. HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED THE BACHELOR BEFORE.
Rule #1: The lead must never reveal personal feelings.
Rule #2: The lead must never use the word “love” until the proposal.
Rule #3: Even if a person tells the lead that she loves him/her,
the lead is supposed to just stare back blankly.
Or maybe just a bobby pin.
THIS EPISODE REALLY WAS PACKED FULL OF DRAMA!
Touting it as “the television even of the summer” might have been over-selling it just a bit, but the drama was definitely there.
Brooks FINALLY gives her one last kiss on the head, and then walks away.
(It’s about freaking time.)
Des cries at the end of a pier.
Brooks paces back and forth crying, and totally starts questioning his feelings.
To his credit, he seems GENUINELY upset.
And I can’t blame Brooks.
He knows he cares for her….he just didn’t know if he LOVED her.
AND IF THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON HERE, THAT’S OKAY!
I’m just going to throw it out there….
but MAYBE it is possible that he was having such strong feelings about feeling so terrible about hurting her that he started to think “Maybe I do love this girl?”
I don’t know.
It’s just a theory.
But I think ol’ Brooks comes back.
I think he realizes that he loves her…or maybe he just realizes it’s possible that he could love her (which would be totally acceptable after just knowing her for around 6 weeks).
I also want to throw it out there that if he doesn’t come back, and Des ends up with either Drew or Chris, I’m guessing she had some explaining to do after Monday’s episode.
I’m just sayin’.
That’s all for today.
I’m going to go take a nap, but I hope you link up your Pinspired outfit!