Every season, we look forward to “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All” like we look forward to waiting for fast food — it’s okay when we are waiting for a few minutes, but it’s frustrating when it takes long than it should. We’ve never understood why this special needs to be two hours long, especially when there are a certain percentage of guys who are really just there to get airtime at that point (after all, they’ve already lost out on Emily Maynard) and will do whatever they can to get it. Therefore, it’s mostly two hours of people talking over each other as a “Bachelor Pad” audition.
With that in mind, we’re not going to rehash every single conversation that happened here since we really don’t see the point. However, here are a few of the moments that really managed to catch our eye during the episode.
-Kalon McMahon somehow managed to get so much airtime here — and over just one word in “baggage” — that you would have thought he was the “Bachelor.” He claims to have learned something from his comment, at least when it comes to how some of his thoughts come across to people watching at home. However (in what we suppose is some sort of “bad boy” move), he claimed that he really didn’t regret most of the other comments that he made while on the show.
-Ryan Bowers was similarly defensive in blaming his comments about wanting to be “The Bachelor” and him not having a filter, and said that he will learn from the experience.
-Everyone in America has officially fallen in love with Sean Lowe. Chris Bukowski? Well, we at least understand why he was so angry when he was sent home.
-When Emily came out at the end of the show, her goal was pretty simple –to be nice to pretty much every guy other than Kalon. Considering that he made the comment that he did on TV — and that Ricki would someday probably see it — it’s understandable that she was as angry as she was at him. However, it didn’t necessarily make for compelling television because we didn’t really learn anything new from it.
Now that this is all out of the way, we can focus a little bit more on what is going to be coming up — the finale! There are two great guys left in Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. who both seem like they are great guys, and they each bring something different to the table. Of course, we’re going to have our contestant rankings over the weekend, and we will have more in the way of preview content for the episode as soon as it is available.
What did you think about this episode, and are you like us in thinking that these specials in particular could be an hour shorter and really provide the same sort of entertainment? To view some more recent “Bachelorette” news, be sure to head on over to this link.