I thought in light of last night’s episode I would start this blog off with a poop joke so here we go.
“Someone just told me they never poop. I told them they were full of shit.” Ian officially hates me. Moving on…
This week was once again all about Nick and the all-important Bachelor franchise question, is he there for the “right reasons.” Look, I completely get that the guys are upset that Nick is there and I absolutely think they SHOULD be upset. Kaitlyn allowing Nick to come back is a huge deal and speaks volumes about how she feels about most of the guys, or her lack of feelings, for the majority of the guys. Right now, without a question, she has the strongest feelings for Nick and I think that will continue until the very end unless something major happens. The VERY first night of my season I knew that Roberto and Frank were my top two picks and that never changed the entire time. So I’m totally on board that the guys have a right to be upset, but not with Nick and not even with Kaitlyn. They just have reason to be upset in general because it’s obvious that Kaitlyn isn’t that excited about most of them. I think it was Josh who kept saying “he already had his season!” That is such a dumb reason to be mad at Nick. Who cares if he got to be on TV for a season and now he’s doing it again. Does that matter? If finding LOVE is what these guys really want, being on the show more than once shouldn’t matter. Could Nick be back just because he wants more TV time? Totally. I can’t say with any certainty that isn’t the case. My gut tells me it isn’t and he really like Kaitlyn, but I can’t know that for sure and neither can any of you in regards to whether or not he is truly there for love. But if Nick came back because he really thinks Kaitlyn could be the one, then who cares how many seasons he’s been on. Plus I like watching all the drama unfold. It’s good TV, people!
Even though it’s good TV, it might not be so good for Kaitlyn’s relationships with the rest of the guys – like with Shawn. I could tell it was really upsetting to her that Shawn was not cool with Nick staying. He is obviously also one of her “top” guys and it’s so obvious that she really wanted to explain herself to him so he’d understand she DIGS him. I’m just hoping that he’s able to stop over-thinking everything. Heck, you know why he shouldn’t be upset about Nick? Because he is FOR SURE going to be in her top 3 (I think) and if she does pick Nick over him, he’ll be the next Bachelor. So either way he wins. He’ll win Kaitlyn and live happily ever after (or happily for 3 months – kidding – well, kind of kidding), or the chance of a lifetime to date 24 woman and find the girl for him.
And I know I said it before, but I’m going to say it again, this is the WORST group of guys in Bachelorette history. Don’t get me wrong (as some people totally didn’t read what I actually wrote last week), there are some INCREDIBLE guys. I love Shawn, Ben Z, Ben H and a couple others. Do I think this group is bad because the guys suck? No, not necessarily. I just think starting the season with 2 Bachelorettes really set it up for failure since it’s obvious all the guys aren’t in this for Kaitlyn. SO maybe the right way to say it is that this is the worst batch of guys for the Bachelorette in Bachelorette history.
And I just don’t feel the same about this season as I have in seasons past. Let me clarify that I LOVE watching this season (I thinks it’s TV GOLD), and I adore Kaitlyn, but something about it seems less romantic to me and more drama filled. I can’t quite put my finer on it. But after this week, she’s left with some pretty solid guys and got rid of most of the jerks. I guess I feel like she has had to deal with SO much more drama than I ever did as the Bachelorette. I feel bad for all the crap she’s had to deal with. And I know what some people are going to say, “it’s her fault for bringing Nick into the mix.” Come on, people… the drama started well before Nick arrived. And you can’t blame Kaitlyn for following her heart and bringing in a guy that she actually feels could be a match for her.
So here’s a question for you all. Is Kaitlyn the worst Bacheloette ever? Or the best Bachelorette ever? I’ll answer it for you because I’m nice like that. I dig Kaitlyn!!! I think she is the best Bachelorette to date. And that’s hard for me to say because I am friends with many of the past Bachelorettes and I’m kind of in love with Jillian Harris. But I just think Kaitlyn is unlike any Bachelorette we’ve had before. Unlike Ian (the turd – yeah I said turd Ian), I like a good poop joke. Heck, Kevin (My BF) won me over by writing “Human Feces” on my to-go box the first time we had dinner together and I thought it was hilarious. A little weird (HA!), but bold and not too serious. So I like that Kaitlyn is having fun. What a great way to fall in love! I think the “serious” stuff will come later – like it should in any normal relationship. So keep being you Kaitlyn! And keep keeping it REAL!
Sound off on what you guys think in the comments below!
Until next week,