Episode 5 (01/31/2011)
I have a confession for all you Bachelor readers out there. I’m the self-appointed Commissioner of The Bachelor Fantasy League in Nashville, Tennessee. And when I say Nashville, I mean 8 of my friends. It’s set up a lot like fantasy football with points for different things that could happen each episode. For instance, when a bachelorette kisses Brad Womack, that’s +3 points. Getting a rose is +6 points. Negative points include crying (-1), saying anything about “commitment issues” (-2) and a few other random occurrences. Honestly, and I’m not exaggerating at all, it’s the greatest thing ever. For episode five, I invited League Members to my house. As photographed above, Nameless Guy #1 and #2 were also in attendance. Most of the conversation revolved around the question, “Is Michelle crazy or just forward?” A few doubts were raised about Emily as well. Obviously Mack Braddy feels strongly for Emily, as made evident in the number of moments he took her aside for some one-on-one time. He defended himself by saying he would do the same for any bachelorette he felt needed support.
Shawntel was honored to have the only one-on-one date which went really, really well for her. Just think, even if her time on the show ends with no rose at the final ceremony, she loaded up on some goods that’ll last her longer than an engagement to Brad would. She’s already won. In a bachelor-esque twist, both Ashley’s joined Brad for a two-on-one date. I wouldn’t give my left leg to be Brad on that date. I was sure he’d send Ashley H. home after her breakdown last week, but he ended up sending Ashley S. (the girl from the Seal date) home. I can’t fault him for that, she’s only 22 years old and still has some growing up to do. He’s 38 if you forgot.
Roses went to: Shawntel, Emily, Ashley H., Michelle, Alli, Britt, Jackie, Chantal O. Sent home: Ashley S., Lisa M., Marissa.
The preview for next week in Costa Rica looked promising. You may ask, “Ben, what can I take away from your recap of episode five?” My answer: Honestly, not much. But I’ll leave you with three take aways… 1. I still like Shawntel the most, 2. Emily will not be offered the final rose, 3. Nashville Fantasy Bachelor is the single greatest contribution I’ve given to this world.
Check back next week for a recap of Episode 6, and to find out if I’ve come up with something better to contribute to the world.