Season 17 of ‘The Bachelor’ has been the most dramatic one yet. Okay, maybe that is what they say every season, but when you have a contestant like Tierra, it does indeed give other seasons a run for their money. Now that Bachelor Sean is down to his final two women, it was time for ‘The Women Tell All’ special to air. On Mon. Mar. 4, the ladies reunited with the man who broke their hearts for a good time reunion. Well perhaps not everyone was happy to see Sean, but he said he had fond memories of all of them.
Before we were reunited with our favorite contestants though, Sean and Chris Harrison went to crash some ‘Bachelor’ viewing parties. There were a whole lot of camera phones and screaming girls for the first few minutes of this airing.
During the show, a few overall noteworthy observations could be made: Tierra is still a tierraist, Lesley M. is still hilarious, Sarah is still sweet, AshLee is still angry, and Des is still so dang likeable. Oh, and of course Sean is still super fine to look at.
Speaking of Des, she said she really didn’t anticipate the drama that the show contained. She thought everyone would be cordial and get along, to which Chris Harrison said: So apparently you’ve never seen the show before? When it comes to drama, Lesley M. also wanted to be in the background, though she knew there would probably be some cattiness on the show.
Selma dished on her frustrations with Tierra. She said that she tried so hard with her, but there is only so many times that you can be rejected by someone. AshLee recalled her confrontation with Tierra, and felt like her classic fall down the stairs may have been fake. In regards to the polar bear plunge, Lesley said she didn’t feel that Tierra needed the air tube up her nose.
At first, it seemed that Brooke was strangely standing up for Tierra, and almost disagreeing with the girls. Nonetheless, Robyn admitted that Tierra ruined her experience. She said if she could go back in time, she would completely ignore her.
As one might have guessed, Tierra was waiting backstage to come on out, and tell her side of the story. As we see her back there putting on perfume, it looked as though she was setting herself up for the Jerry Springer show.
When the Tierraist entered the scene, the girls unpleasant stares showed just how much she really terrorized everyone’s Sean Lowe experience. The villain made it worse but immediately acting all sweet and innocent. She made a point of saying that she lights up a room and brings so much joy, and that is why everyone has a problem with her. Hmm, that may be the weirdest explanation that television has ever heard? She also claimed that her sparkle began when she was “Little Miss Nevada,” which caused her fellow contestants to erupt into laughter. As she continued to talk, the other girls gave compulsive eye rolls, but who could blame them? She once again said that she didn’t want to be friends with anyone on the show, and that she felt bullied and ganged up on, claiming that she felt like she had a target on her back since she received the first rose. Tweets about her crazy eyebrow continued to flood the television screen.
The real kicker was when Chris asked her if there is anything she would like to apologize for to which she said, “nothing off the top of my head,” claiming she never once said anything about anyone.
Brooke encouraged the girls not to jump on Tierra because that is what she wants. However, Robyn simply couldn’t take it. She told Tierra that she was shocked by what she was saying, and that she is delusional . Sweet Jackie who was sent home because of the Tierriast piped up to say that she could tell Tierra didn’t like her from the beginning. Selma told Tierra that her rejection of her “good morning” greeting was the final straw for her, and it was then that she gave up on trying to be friendly to her. Brooke chimed in to tell Tierra that it was she that set the tone.
Not surprisingly, past rivals AshLee and Tierra went at it for a while. Tierra accused AshLee of lying to her face to which AshLee was of course super offended by.
After the confrontation, Harrison addressed the huge rock on Tierra’s left hand. Amazingly, the mean girl of season 17 is engaged, and it isn’t a hoax. Isn’t that how it usually goes though? The mean girls in this world seem to do quite well! Apparently princess Tierra got engaged in January to someone she dated before the show.
The opposite of Tierra took the stage next: Sweet Sarah. The blonde advertising executive won the hearts of viewers from the beginning, but sadly not Sean’s in the end. As Sarah watched her emotional journey, it was clear that she was still heartbroken. She admitted that she thought Sean could have been the one for her. She went on to say that everything always ends the same, and that she has been strung along a lot. No matter what, it seems that guys always give her the same line. Sadly, the season 17 favorite always goes back to thinking her being rejected stems from her only having one arm. However, she confidently stated that she has learned about self-acceptance, being open, and being vulnerable. She realized that it was okay for people to know about her, because America has been so supportive. She received thunderous applause when she said of her multiple rejections, “I think I’m funny, I think I’m smart….and I think I’m great, so I don’t get it.”
Next, another sweetheart took the stage: Des. The bridal stylist spoke about wanting a love like her parents. She just wants to make someone happy. Her rude brother who confronted Sean during the hometown date was addressed. Des admitted that he was very skeptical, but he does regret the way that he came off. Even though Des realizes her brother didn’t help the situation, she still stood up for him, saying he wouldn’t have steered her opinion anyway. Even though her brother may have been what made her lose her chance with Sean, Des made good humor of the situation by saying that their date was probably the worst hometown one in ‘Bachelor’ history.
Fans eagerly awaited hearing from AshLee. The 32-year-old’s departure from the show was a classic one. It was down to her, Catherine, and Lindsay, and apparently she thought she had it in the bag. When Sean chose to send her home, she stomped off without saying goodbye to him or the other girls. She claims that she’s no longer in love with Sean, because she has lured in all her feelings again. She also went on to say that when she watched the show back, she realized Sean wasn’t quite who she thought he was. She thought he acted like a “frat boy” with the other girls, rather than a southern gentleman. The bitter Texan doesn’t need to know when he changed his mind, she just wants to know why.
Then it was time for Sean to join the group. The bachelor claimed he was genuinely happy to be there, but knew it was time to cut to the chase with AshLee. He told her he was afraid that she would leave without closure. He admitted that he did picture his life with her, and that she was a frontrunner. The determining factor in releasing her was that he felt like he couldn’t always find the laughter with her. AshLee asked him why he made her go through a rose ceremony if he knew he was releasing her.
A massive bombshell dropped when AshLee claimed that Sean said he had absolutely no feelings for the other two women. Not only did she claim that he said it, but she claimed that he said it twice. Sean said he never said that, while AshLee insisted that he did, and that she isn’t making it up. She then reworded what he may have said, while he still stood by his stance that he never said it. Behind the scenes the pair was still talking about the “misunderstanding” as angry AshLee wasn’t about to let it go.
Sean and Des also ended up having a “moment.” He still had good things to say about the smiling brunette, and admitted that he got really beat up by the social media world for sending her home. Chris Harrison noted that there still seems to be chemistry between the two, and it seemed that he was right. Either way, Sean said that he sometimes feels like Des hides behind her smile, and that her brother created an awkward tension. The pair appeared to still end their talk on completely polite terms as they wished one another all the best.
The night ended with some funny bloopers, and a look back on Catherine and Lindsay’s “journeys.” Yes, “journey” is the overused term for this show, but sometimes there is simply no other way to put it.
Be sure to tune in next week as Sean makes his final decision: Will it be Catherine or Lindsay?
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