Amanda is such a sweetheart. I’ve really liked her since night 1. In fact, I put her as one of Ben’s top girls that night. But I’ve gotta say that I just don’t think he’s that into her anymore. I think he likes her a lot as a person, but I didn’t sense any passion between the two of them. But then again, I guess it could be pretty hard to be passionate after hearing such a terrible story about her past. After hearing the story about her ex, I kind of hate him. Ok hate is a strong word. I despise him. Ok maybe that word is worse. It’s weird to feel so strongly about someone and not even know who they are. I could definitely relate to Amanda’s situation. I, like many of you out there, have been cheated on and it hurts. But I can’t even imagine how much harder it is when kiddos are involved. So I guess all I want to say is that I feel for you, Amanda! And I’m a big fan! You’re a class act.
The group date was a little strange to me. I get that they were learning Spanish and having fun, but I feel like it’s odd that they said I love you to each other and VERY weird that Ben had to ask each girl if they would marry him. Yeah, yeah, it was just pretend, but to me there is something so special about saying those words to someone. On my season I sent my #2 guy, Chris, home before the final rose ceremony because I knew I wasn’t going to end up with. I didn’t want to take those words away from him, I didn’t want to take the “once in a lifetime” (theoretically) moment from him. I don’t know. Maybe I’m reading too much into it. I probably am. Ha! But I just found it all very odd.
On the second part of the group date is was SO obvious to me that Ben is not into Olivia. When she first tried to team up with him, he said “I’ll be on any team” which was basically his way of saying he didn’t really want to be on Olivia’s team. If Caila, Becca or Lauren B had asked him, he would have said YES right away. Olivia is just around for our entertainment at this point.
Saying goodbye to Jubilee was a tough moment, but it definitely needed to happen. This process was really hard on her and it showed. I like Jubilee, but I just feel she didn’t show us her best self. But it was so obvious to me that Jubilee was letting us all know she wants to be the Bachelorette. Which I’m actually all for! But I just don’t like how she did it. During her exit interview she said, “I feel like the most unlovable person in the world right now.” Wait, what? Didn’t we JUST hear Ben saying that last season? All the girls were talking about how he is so lovable at the beginning of the season, and you know Jubilee knows Ben said that and then got labeled the absolutely “lovable” Bachelor. Using the word “unlovable” just made me feel like she was putting in her application to be the Bachelorette right then and there, and I just don’t thin it’s ok if she was ALREADY thinking about that. I could be wrong. But that’s just the impression I got. In the end, regardless of her intentions in saying that, I actually think she would make a great Bachelorette. She’s feisty, hot, and the type of girl who would put the guys in their place if need be. But I think people either love her or hate her at this point so I’m not sure if ABC would choose her. What do you guys think of Jubilee?
Ok, let’s talk about Olivia. I, along with may of you, was pretty surprised when Ben gave her the group date rose. I honestly thought there was a good chance that she was going to get sent home last night. Well I guess she still could get sent home at the rose ceremony since this episode was “to be continued…” Do you guys think he will take away her rose? We are left to believe he wont because it seems like she’ll cause drama in the next episode. But the tease could be edited to make us think she sticks around. The audio we hear of girls talking about Olivia could be from before he takes her rose away. Just saying… it could happen! And I think we can all agree that it is time for Olivia to go home.
Well that’s all for now. Until next week…