Has the angry mob stopped chasing Brooks Forester for now? Within just two hours of television, this season of “The Bachelorette” went from being a total bore to being an avalanche of tears and difficult situations, as he informed Desiree Hartsock that he’s just not into her, at least on the same level that she is into him. She then also gave some monologue about guys never liking her as much as she likes them, which we still find ironic given where Drew Kenney and Chris Siegfried are. (After what she said on the show last night, there’s really no way that she chooses any of them, right?)
Chris Harrison, who has an opinion on everything so long as roses are involved, of course had his take on everything that went down. In his Entertainment Weekly blog today, he started things off by saying that he doesn’t think that Brooks misled her in any way or was trying to break her heart, but that he was trying to figure out his feelings.
Would it have been ideal if he had told her earlier? Probably, but we’re still not sold on this being over yet, given that we have been told that there’s at least a reasonably happy ending at the end of this that Desiree is at peace with. Harrison does tease the final part of the finale below, but really does not offer up much in the way of information:
“So the big question is, What now? You’ll get the answer during next week’s three-hour live event. Des is gutted and brokenhearted. Hearing Desiree say that ‘it’s over’ and that she wants to go home is difficult. We will pick up next week with me talking to Des and trying to figure out what, if anything, is left for her here. Sitting with someone who is so incredibly brokenhearted and without hope is difficult. I just wanted to reach out and hug her. Let’s see if she can pick up the pieces, or if it is too late.”
Here is the one part of this whole series that is so messed-up in our eyes. If Brooks tells her that her feelings are not fully reciprocated, he is burned at the stake. Meanwhile, if Desiree tells one of the guys this, she is celebrated for following her heart. It goes the same way for “The Bachelor,” in that feelings of the star of the show seem to matter more than the individual contestants.
What do you think about Harrison’s tease, and do you think Desiree is leaving the show alone? If you want to read more teasers for the the future and our review of last night’s episode, you can do so here.