“The Bachelor” presented its fair share of surprises on Tuesday night’s episode, but perhaps none were more jaw-dropped than seeing Sean Lowe find a way to not only keep Tierra LiCausi around for another week, but send home a trio of women in Sarah Herron, Selma Alameri, and Daniella McBride who had a fairly positive edit on the show.
So why on earth were these decisions made? We got a pretty good sense of it when it came to Sarah on the broadcast (courtesy of her tearful goodbye), but one of the biggest weaknesses for the show this year as been its inability to really address eliminations properly, especially when it comes to women that did not necessarily receive a gigantic heap of screen time. Therefore, we turn to Sean’s official People Magazine blog, where he presents at least some sort of explanation for all three of his major decisions.
Selma – “Some of the women were willing to jump in the water, others were more reluctant – and then there was Selma. It didn’t bother me that she didn’t want to participate. It bothered me that she didn’t even consider it. Later she told me that when she says no, nothing can change her mind. As if that’s a good thing! I thought you were supposed to compromise and talk things through in a marriage. That reasoning was a large part of why I didn’t give Selma a rose that week.
Sarah – “I could have waited for the rose ceremony, but I wanted to explain myself. I didn’t think it was fair to make her wait two more days when I’d already made up my mind. Sending Sarah home was one of the hardest things I did during the season. It hurts me that she left feeling the way she did. She’s such a beautiful, bright woman, and some man is going to love her forever. I just knew that man wasn’t me.” (Sadly, this is almost exactly what Sarah said that guys always tell her when they break up with her.
Daniella – “Daniella was equally as hard to say goodbye to, because she was so much fun to be with. We just ran out of time. Our relationship started too late and my feelings for the remaining women were a little bit stronger.”
Which one of these three ladies do you believe that we will miss the most on the show? If you want to read our full review for the show Tuesday night, you can do so over here.