Last nights episode was so good! Definitely my favorite episode by far the season! But what was up with the girls hating on each other and the conflicting stories?!?! That wasn’t so cool. So much to talk about so let’s get into it.
Their date seems pretty perfect. Honestly, if I were one of the girls this season that would be the date that I would want! Getting to see him in his hometown and in his element is really the best way for a couple to connect in my opinion. That’s real life. But let’s face it, the only thing that I can even focus on from their day is what she told Colton about Cassie and Caelynn. And the same went for Colton. It’s all he could focus on! The fact that Colton couldn’t let it go tells me one thing – that either Cassie or Caelynn was the one he thought he and end up with in the end. Or maybe they were both in his top two picks. If he thought he would send them home this week or even the following week I don’t think it would’ve hit him so hard. He couldn’t shake it. Understandably so. I’ve thought it would be Cassie in the end ever since they had their date together.
When she was questioned about wanting to be the Bachelorette, her response was “those words never came out of my mouth”. But we never hear her deny having conversations about the Bachelor/ette gig. That doesn’t mean she didn’t say that to Colton. This stuff is all edited down. But I feel like we would’ve seen it if she had said something. So my thought is she never said she wants to be the next Bachelorette but maybe she and Cassie had a conversation saying something along the lines of someone from their group will be the next Bachelorette. I think that’s pretty normal to think about at this point in the game. To be completely honest I never had those thoughts when I was on the Bachelor until I left. And that’s the absolute truth. But the show has changed over the years. I’ve had conversations with people on the show way more recently than I was and the overall opinion seems to be that people go on the show now for fame. They know what can come of the show going in and it’s only human to have those thoughts. The show turns people into Instagram stars! People are able to make a living doing Instagram stories and I don’t think we can blame anybody for finding that kind of life appealing or thinking about what’s next. However, commenting that one of them will be the next batch Bachelorette and saying they want to be the next bachelor are two completely different things. I have a feeling Caelynn and was just casually mentioning that one of them will be.
Hannah B Date
I knew she was going home the minute she got the one on one date. Anyone else? It was also obvious after he gave out roses on his first two one-on-one dates. The reason being that if he had given Hannah B a rose on his third one-on-one date, he would only have one rose left to give out and then what would he have done in the group date? Given no roses? Or would there not have been a rose ceremony? I don’t know. I guess that would’ve been possible if they really want to change things up.
However, I was absolutely shocked when he brought her home to meet his family. And obviously she was too because otherwise why the heck would she have worn a crop top sweater?! Ha! That’s all I could think about when she walked in the door. It’s not exactly meet the parents attire.
Anyway, I’m totally confused why he brought her on the date. It’s so obvious to me that he knew from the get-go that he wasn’t going to give her a rose. I’m just surprised he wouldn’t have saved this date for one of the girls that he knows he wants to go to hometowns with. And honestly I just feel really bad for her. Not only did he blindside her but he totally got her hopes up by bringing him to meet his parents before sending her home. I don’t think he did it to intentionally be nasty. Trust me, you’re so exhausted when you’re the Bachelor or the Bachelorette that you’re just trying to get through each day. In hindsight, I’m sure he feels terrible.
But the fact that she told him to listen to people about other people‘s intentions was just stupid to me. We all know from the get-go that Hannah didn’t like Caelynn and I’m sure she’s pissed that Caelynn got a rose and she didn’t, so she had to get one last jab in at the end. I think that was a mistake on her part and she was just feeding into what she knew everybody else was doing when they left. I don’t read much more into it than that.
The fact that he believed Caelynn when she told him that she was genuine, I knew he was going to believe Cassie too. So again I thought it was super obvious that Cassie and Hannah were getting the roses going into the group date. But I still loved watching the day in every second of this episode. It’s funny that it was so good when it was so predictable throughout. At least the roses were predictable.
What wasn’t predictable however was Heather sending herself home. But I love that she did it! I’m sure she knew Colton wasn’t there with her either. But it was just a really sweet and easy goodbye. So easy that it’s no wonder she went home because obviously they both knew they didn’t share a romantic connection. I guess I’m just surprised that she so easily walked away from the first guy she ever kissed. They were even smiling at each other as they said goodbye. Look at the screen grab my took right after he kissed her one last time before she got on the train. They look absolutely giddy!
Talk with Cassie
I think this is a good point in the blog to talk about Cassie’s other reality show. Have you guys heard about it? I honestly don’t even know the name of it and I am just too lazy to Google it right now, but basically Cassie is on another reality show that is airing right now on another channel, and this is the second season of that show. The fact that she is on a more scripted reality show (I say a scripted because I’ve heard it is similar to The Hills) is really concerning to me. Mostly because Cassie obviously understands Hollywood and how reality TV shows work. Therefore she can choose to really be on when she wants to be in front of the camera. The best part about the show in my opinion is that usually the people who go on it are naïve to what reality TV entails. It’s hard to even explain but all I can say is that when I was on the Bachelor, it’s almost like I didn’t even realize that people were going to be watching what we were doing. I was so naïve to Hollywood and reality TV, that I just completely let my guard down because it didn’t register in my mind what we were actually doing. I don’t think it’s possible for Cassie to do that because of her experience on television. I’m trying not to hold the other reality show against Cassie because I don’t think it makes her a bad person by any means. I just think it makes her too educated in the reality TV world. She’s not naïve enough. And being naïve going into this experience is what makes it reality. If that makes sense.
With that said, it’s so weird that none of the girls talking to Colton can give a real concrete example of something Cassie or Caelynn said that would prove they’re not ready. All I’m hearing is that they were acting weird and defensive after Katie left. So what? Yeah you can assume maybe they’re not ready if they acted super defensive and weird. But you can’t be certain and you absolutely can’t be certain enough to tell Colton they’re not ready. Right? Which is very weird to me. I feel like there’s something we are not seeing or hearing that will probably come out of the Women Tell All of the season.
Well that’s it for my thoughts. I wanna know YOURS!!!! Do you think Cassie and Caelynn are bad news? Or do you believe them? I honestly thought one of them WOULD be the next Bachelorette, but now I’m not sure if the show would do that because of this story line. I need to know what you guys think! Let’s discuss in the comments below!
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