Posted on January 31, 2011
Amid all of the stories about Brad Womack’s criminal past, Episode # 5 of The Bachelor started with everyone road-tripping to Vegas, Baby! Once there, Brad had a one-on-one shopping spree date with Shawntel. The jaws of all of the ladies dropped when they saw the umpteen shopping bags – and all of the contents – that Shawntel brought home with her. The date culminated in a dinner, during which she gave him the lowdown on what it meant to be a funeral director, followed by an amazing fireworks display. Oh and yes, Brad gave her a rose…..
Brad then took eight of the ladies to the Vegas Race Track. Unbeknownst to him, Emily’s late fiance was a Nascar racer, and he had actually raced at this track. Brad picked up on Emily’s fragile emotional state, and he pulled her aside to try to understand what was going on. This was Emily pull aside #1; he pulled her aside two - three more times that evening, and he ultimately gave her a rose on the date. The other remaining seven ladies had an incredibly hard time with this, and many of them were in tears over it….. They said that instead of feeling like they were on the “Nascar Date,” they felt like they were on the “Emily Date.” I think he digs Emily – do you?
After this, Brad had a two-on-one date with Ashley H. and Ashley S., and he had to decide which Ashley to send home. And although he gave the first impression rose to Ashley S., he ultimately gave this date rose to Ashley H. So Ashley S. went home, and he continued his date with Ashley H. by performing in Cirque de Soleil’s “Viva Elvis.” I was surprised by this date because I was expecting much more drama, especially because the Ashleys were best friends on the show, but it was actually fairly drama-free.
I just need to say that Michelle is still scary to me. At the rose ceremony, she took Brad by the hand, walked him into a room, closed the door and told him that he was not allowed to utter a word. She then proceeded to do her usual putdown of the other ladies. It is so apparent to me that instead of being herself or telling stories about her life so Brad can get to know her, she spends all of her time either subtly or not-so-subtly putting down her competitors. Do you see that too? Anyway, she ended her one-sided chat with him by telling him to “go send some girls home now.”
Ultimately Lisa and Marissa did not get roses, and so we’re down to eight ladies. Next week’s episode looks pretty interesting as the cast of characters are making their way to Costa Rica. Tune in with me next Monday to see more crazy, predictable, scripted and of course entertaining behavior from our Bachelor and his eight remaining Bachelorettes.
P.S. Did you see the “Marry Me Monday” during this episode in which Mike proposes to Danielle? Have they done this before during this Bachelor season? If so, I completely missed it. Do you think Danielle will say, “YES”?