I’ve been meaning to post about this since Monday’s episode of “The Bachelorette 4” aired. Since Mr. BIL is out of the office all morning and didn’t leave much by the way of immediate work for me, I’ll take the time to formulate my thoughts on what an idiot DeAnna Pappas is.
1) She let Brian go. From Episode One I have thought he was the best looking one in the bunch. He has that salt/pepper hair, is tall as all get out, seemed intelligent (dude, he said “behooved” during his parting comments to the production team), and is athletic (he’s a high school coach and judging from what he looked like without his shirt on, he’s an ACTIVE coach). And yet DeAnna NEVER had any significant one on one time with him throughout the entire season that I saw. Sure, she spoke to him a bit on the group dates, but for the most part SHE never put out an effort to get to know HIM. As a result? He got to know the guys REALLY well and formed some great friendships with the other guys. And why shouldn’t he – if he hadn’t done that he would have been one VERY bored man in the bunkhouse. But I think he got a raw deal by getting cut loose without even REALLY being given a chance to show DeAnna what he’s like.
2) She let Fred go. I only recently became a Fred convert, but of all the guys left, he was one of three that seemed genuine (Brian and Jason being the other two). I really liked him and while everyone knew she would never pick him, I think it was wrong for her to let Fred go before the likes of JESSE, or TWILLEY or the karate had-a-mullet dude (whose name I can’t even remember).
3) She kept Jesse and Twilley. Seriously, DeAnna. Jesse? Twilley? You kept THEM and let Fred and Brian go home? Shame on you. Jesse has certainly proven himself to be intuitive and smart when it comes to analyzing the “game,” but I haven’t seen anything to imply that he’s into anything other than exposure on TV (but not in a Twilley way – Twilley *so* longs to be a TV personality that I hate it when he’s on the screen).
4) She is still interested in Graham. Ugh. Now, I’ll admit I was a fan of Graham in the first couple episodes. But the MINUTE he pulled the “I don’t want you kissing other guys” card I crossed him off my list. Dude, have you SEEN the show? It’s what they DO. Not that it’s necessarily right, but it’s still the truth. And he’s doing that (obviously to me) push her away bring her back thing that I HATED when I was dating. “Hey, DeAnna, let me treat you like crap for a few hours so when I’m nice and cuddly again you’ll think I’m awesome and forgive the fact that in the long run I’ll treat you like garbage and only be nice when I need something from you.”
Who do I think the final two will be? Presuming she wises up about Graham, I figure he’ll go out in third place. The top two in my mind are Jason, the dude with a son, and Jeremy, the smarmy attorney from Texas. Logic says IF she picks one, it’ll be Jeremy. But my heart wants her to pick Jason. He seems legit, seems to genuinely like DeAnna, has been completely open and vulnerable with her, doesn’t play games, and seems really decent. But since DeAnna obviously likes jerks (see: Graham), she won’t pick him. Just like she didn’t pick Fred. Or Brian.
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