Wine & Cotton Candy
The first individual date is with Ashley H., the dentist. Brad takes her to a secluded carnival where they ride the rides, play games, win teddy bears, eat cotton candy, and drink wine. One of these things is not like the other. Everything seemed very staged and annoying until they started getting to know one another. They had an insightful conversation, the first real kiss of the season happens and Ashley got a rose.
Group Date: Keltie, Chantal O., Madison, Melissa, Kimberly, Marissa, Raichel, Britt, Megan, Emily, Stacey, Alli, Shawntel N., Michelle, and Lisa
The group date consists of all 15 girls filming a PSA with Brad for the Red Cross. Basically, it was a ridiculous mess. First of all, it was Michelle’s 30th birthday and she needed everyone to know this. And she apparently needed everyone to know that she was not happy to be spending her 30th birthday competing with 14 other girls for Brad’s attention. What’ a girl to do but walk off the set and go sulk by yourself on the steps. And it worked like charm because Brad came to rescue her. Gag.
Melissa made several statements to the other women that if she didn’t get alone time with Brad today that she was going to have to leave. She just wasn’t sure if she could go on with this if she didn’t get to show him who she really was. After all, she quit her job as a waitress for Brad. Really, Melissa, you quit your job as a waitress for a chance to be on television and date some dude along with 29 other women. Remember, Brad being The Bachelor again was a secret. Sshhh.
There were so many things wrong with the group date I just don’t think I can bring myself to share. Ok, let’s do it fast. Vampira in the dominatrix outfit…real original ABC. Who knew ABC was into 3-ways. Nice. Michelle, no, it really isn’t your turn to feel special. 31654 girls on one dude doesn’t exactly equal feeling special. And if I have to hear that it’s your 30th birthday one more time! Melissa, please SHUT UP! Lamest attempt at a PSA ever.
Ok, where were we? Ah, yes…Michelle decides to get deep on her alone time with Brad and asks what his greatest fear is. Deep, Michelle, so deep. Melissa gets into it with Raichel because Raichel wanted to know why Melissa didn’t tell Brad that she planned to leave if she didn’t get alone time with him. Melissa jumps off the deep end to never return. The group date rose goes to Michelle, because apparently they really shared something. Something that we obviously were not privy to.
The second individual date goes to Jackie. Which means Lindsay, Ashley S., and Sarah do not get dates this week. I say, consider yourself lucky that you were spared the group date and call it a night.
Jackie gets the Pretty Woman experience date. She gets to choose from a room full of dresses and shoes. I’m not sure why she chose the dress that she did, but Ok. Brad presents her with glittery jewels just for her. Then they get a private concert from Train where they dance and kiss. It all made my skin crawl a bit. And if this date was to go down with Bachelor history, this would be the date that the rose wouldn’t be given. But good for Brad, he bucked tradition and kept Jackie for another week. I don’t see the connection, but hey, go for it.
The night of the rose ceremony Melissa and Raichel are still going at it. From our POV, it looks like Melissa is the instigator. Then she has to go and cry to Brad and tell him how horrible Raichel is. Raichel then gets her turn to cry on Brad’s shoulder about Melissa. Ashley S. tells Melissa to stop, but Melissa just can’t let it go. She even leans on Madison for support. Chris Harrison brings out Roberto and Ally to interview the girls. Where Melissa has to, again, cry about that big meanie Raichel. I absolutely loved how Roberto and Ally handled the interviews! Emily got the Cocktail Rose.
Date Roses: Ashley H., Michelle, & Jackie
Cocktail Rose: Emily
Rose Ceremony #2 – 13 Roses
- Chantal O.
- Shawntel N.
- Ashley S.
Nicely done, Brad.
Kiss Count: 2