Time to open up…
When Brad cut four of the bachelorettes last week he was clearly sending a message. The days of jockeying for position and cutting in on each other’s time were over. Superficial beauty would not be enough to cut ice this week. Brad wanted to get to know these women on a deeper level, so this week was all about opening up and letting someone in.
The photo shoot date was very telling. Britany was not wrong – it was very clear that Brad was more comfortable with Ana, Kara and Gabby than he was with her. His body language and lack of genuine affection was pretty obvious for all to see. To her credit, Britany did make an attempt to open up about her troubled parents, her concerns, fierce love and loyalty to them. It was very moving and it was clear that Brad appreciated the gesture.
Laura B and Bianka travelled to Paris for their death-match date, where one stayed and one went home. Bianka continued to play coy, but also allowed for a brief peek behind the curtain. Is it really her, or just a well played strategy? Only time will tell.
But you can see that Brad, looking more like a curious puppy dog, really likes the challenge.
As for Laura B, how could you not feel for that woman as she watched the horse-drawn carriage pull away without her. The city of love is just a city when your heart has been broken. In this case I really think it was.
You love her, you hate her, but can you honestly say that Whitney doesn’t make this journey a lot more fun? Her competitive streak is uncontainable. Case in point, she forced the issue and showed the lengths she was willing to go to have alone time with Brad.
And she certainly didn’t waste it. She had our boy blubbering in no time as he opened up about his past and what brought him here.
Oddly, there was only one visible tear from Whitney, and it was a little one. That’s not to say she doesn’t have a heart, just that she is a tough nut and perhaps there is something she’s keeping closed up herself. Something that her hometown date might expose. We’ll have to wait and see.
Whitney scored the one-on-one date and racked up some huge trust points while repelling down that rock face. I’m not sure how she’s playing this (as a game to win?) but whatever it is, she’s doing it right. She’s really gotten under Brad’s skin (in the Frank Sinatra way). She has made sure she will be a force to be reckoned with down the line.
In my last post I told you to bring tissues…and I wasn’t joking. “Chantelle Nation” lost its guiding light this week due to the death of her grandfather. I applaud her decision to leave the mansion and be with her family. She came into this with the best of intentions and exhibited her delightful grace right up until her unfortunate departure. Would she have been sent home anyway? We will never know and I kinda like it that way.
The rose ceremony went as most expected, in terms of who stayed and who left. Britany’s self-esteem issues ultimately ended her chances. Ana was nearly invisible this episode (which isn’t easy for such an extraordinary beauty).
What none of us were ready for, myself included, was Brad’s indecision on the last choice. And then there were four. Hometown dates are next, time to meet your potential new in-laws.
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE.