What a bizarre finale for “The Bachelor” this was, given that there were so many things that really did not make much sense. There was no deliberation from Juan Pablo Galavis on who to pick, a fight between him and Clare Crawley, and also the guy’s family practically warning the women that this guy may not be right for them.
Yet, this show has a way of doing funny thing to people. It gets in their head and distorts your opinion. It really makes you think that you are in love with someone who doesn’t really know you that well, and may make you feel better than you would about them in the real world. That is why it is so much easier to feel bad for some of the women on this season.
Do we have a ton of sympathy for Clare Crawley right now? Yes and no. While her rejection of him was all kinds of awesome, she did ignore everything that was going on in her head for so long. She’s a victim of her own decision-making, since both Sharleen Joynt and Andi Dorfman were smart enough to walk away when they had a chance to do so. But, this guy was a TOTAL d-bag beyond question when he acted with no sympathy at her getting mad, and then said “glad I didn’t pick her” after she left.
This only left one woman in contention for Juan Pablo’s heart, and it was Nikki Ferrell … who we actually felt bad for tonight for the first time to date. She was getting completely strung along most of the episode, and while we understand “Bachelor” protocol is to not disclose your feelings for as long as possible, he could have at least done something more.
So did Juan Pablo actually propose to her in the end? Nope! Somehow, ABC tried to make a romantic moment out of the fact that he didn’t give Nikki a ring despite the fact that she wanted one, and he still barely talked about his own feelings. As a trainwreck, this was a big one; but as a romantic experience, what a disaster that was all drawn-out and ridiculous. Grade: D-.
What did you think about this episode, and about some of the insane decisions that Juan Pablo made, from the way that he says “honest” all the time to him stringing people along? Share your thoughts with a comment below, and head over here if you want to read some more news related to the show.
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