And then there were 3. Shawn, Nick, and The Other Guy. I like Ben H a lot, so no disrespect to him, but it’s just been so obvious for so long that this is all about Nick and Shawn – AND I LIKE IT!
I can’t get over how good this season is. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know a bunch of you are going to say it’s the worst season ever but I wholeheartedly disagreed. Yes, it tends to lean more on the Bachelor in Paradise side drama-wise, and the romantic stuff hasn’t fully shown up yet. But come on, you have to admit that you are hanging on every second of this season! Why else would you be reading this blog? It’s SO GOOD!
At first I hated that the rose ceremonies were in the middle of the episodes, but now I love it! They were never cliff hangers for me before. It was always pretty obvious toward the end of the season who is going home and who is getting roses, so why end each episode on that? It doesn’t necessarily leave me dying to know what happens the following week. This season is so juicy that the editors end each episode on a scene where we can’t WAIT to find out what happens. It’s genius that they switched up the format. I’m into it.
And how perfect to leave on the Nick and Shawn fight! I’m counting the days until next Monday to see what happens. But with that said, let’s talk about Shawn’s pure hatred for Nick. I get that Shawn really doesn’t like him, and that’s okay. He doesn’t have to. I’m sure Nick doesn’t like him much either. But it’s extremely disrespectful that he won’t say Nick’s name. He keeps calling him “the other guy” and I just really find that childish and unnecessary. It’s like he is going out of his way to be hurtful. I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t an angel on the season of the Bachelor that I was on. But I was young and dumb and regret the way I acted at times. But that was almost 6 years ago so please don’t suggest I don’t have the right, as an adult, to call someone out for going out of their way to be mean. I hope Shawn admits he was wrong at the ATFR because I DO like him. I just think he made a few mistakes throughout the show so far.
I’ve said for a while now that this season is all about Kaitlyn’s relationship with Nick and Shawn. This becomes even more clear when he is the only person she feels the need to tell about having sex with Nick. Ben goes home next week. He must. Unless Kaitlyn sends Nick home because Shawn hates him. But I don’t think Kaitlyn would let Shawn dictate who she sends home unless she was positive he’ll be the guy in the end. And I don’t think she is sure who she wants between the two yet.
That said, I felt so bad for Shawn when Kaitlyn told him about Nick. She obviously didn’t cheat on him since they aren’t exclusive, but I can’t help but think it would be as painful as hearing your significant other cheated. Can you imagine how much pain you would feel if the person you loved, slept with someone else after telling you that you were the one? So painful. I’m not saying Kaitlyn did anything wrong, because I don’t think she did. I’m just acknowledging Shawn’s feelings and saying that I feel for him.
In the end, Kaitlyn is definitely still torn between Nick and Shawn. It’s anyone’s game at this point. If she was certain she would be with Shawn in the end, then she would make the decision to send Nick home tonight just to end all the drama between the guys.
Oh and I hear the ending this season is going to be SOOOOO GOOD! I have no idea what goes down, but I can’t wait to write about it!
Who do you want to see Kaitlyn with? Do you approve of Shawn’s behavior? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
Until next week…