Give a little, get a little…or nothing at all.
Phew, I told you it was going to be quite a ride, and I always keep my promises.
I couldn’t have been happier to see my Canadian neck of the woods (cattle country/Southern Alberta) on display in Episode 3. Salt of the earth folks who are as honest as the day is long. Brad and Kara really did us proud by saddling up and digging their spurs in to make that date all it could be.
Besides increasing his frequent flyer points, Brad is clearly increasing the drama by being very specific about who he takes on which date and where. The Mexico adventure had just the right amount of feel-good moments; regardless of whether Brad and the bachelorettes were delivering soccer balls or canoodling in a massive hot tub.
I have to admit, I was puzzled by his lack of interest in our Megan Fox look-a-like Nicole. I was surprised that such a lovely gal was allowed to twist in the wind at the mansion for so long before getting a date. I really do feel for her, she just wanted to get her shot, but it never really came. No shock then that she didn’t get a rose considering her lack of one-on-one time with the bachelor.
Whitney continues to be Whitney and that’s why we love to watch her! Her confidence seems unshakeable and you know that if she could, she would have competed in each of those lumberjack events by herself – if need be – to win. No question though, she is in the girl’s heads and Brad’s as well.
It was interesting to see Bianka start to open up a bit. I have to agree with Brad that I was questioning her interest in him leading up to this episode. The two of them seem to have, at the very least, opened up the lines of communication. A 62-ft yacht will do that sort of thing.
Chantelle continues to impress. Admitting she’s a virgin on national television and showcasing some sweet long-sawing skills is no small feat. I was happy to see Brad show some faith in her and chose to keep her in the mansion. I think she’s starting to add new fans to what is slowly becoming “Chantelle Nation.”
The elimination of four girls sent us all for a loop. But the guy has a plan in his head and I give him full credit for respecting the time and feelings of those he just knew weren’t going to factor into the final mix.
Onward! The journey continues next week. Bring some tissues (you’ve been warned).