I must say, I am ready for this season to be over. Is it just me? It seems it has especially been boring since Corinne left, which wasn’t THAT long ago. I found the finale to be a snoozefest too, but you know I still watched.
The episode started with dates with both Vanessa and Raven, both ladies got to interact with is family and his parents. My big takeaway, was Raven was all in and Vanessa was all gloomy and questioning. Seems like a no brainer right? Nick and Raven were having a great time, like usual, and Nick and Vanessa were not nearly as much fun, like usual.
From these pics, it seems he has way more fun and connection to Raven! At least to me!
Well, Nick chose Vanessa. He did propose and she accepted. I do have to say, the proposal room looked like a Pier 1 Imports Catalog spread!
As usual, you know whoever comes first is the one that is gonna go, again in the entire episode, Raven had no doubts, and Vanessa was full of them!
Raven goes in, and the jerk let’s her profess her love for him. I was texting Crystal during this, and I was like – does she not see his face? His face said it all. He should have stopped her though!
Poor thing was so shocked. But I firmly believe, and have said this before “loosing” on this show, is often better than “winning”. He does walk her out, without her freaking coat!! Seriously, you “lose” and now you get pneumonia. Our gift to you!
Next Vanessa comes in. He does most of the talking, unlike Raven doing the talking in her segment. You do see her face change eventually when she realizes she “won”.
Now it is time for the After the Final Rose.
Raven comes out. She seems great. They bring Nick out and honestly, don’t remember much, other than she agrees to be on Bachelor in Paradise!!! Yay! She did tell Nick she was happy for him and glad he wasn’t rejected.
Now Vanessa is there. Cue awkwardness.
Vanessa says she has never watched a full season of the show. Well, I will say, that helps me understand her edit on this season. She kept seeming so surprised by the process. She also says, she will not sugarcoat their relationship! She said that they have had some bumps and they are taking baby steps. The current plan is for her to start a charity and be here in the states during Nick’s DWTS stint.
But some of the pictures of them online aren’t showing much joy!
They did post this one of themselves….
Now ABC had to do something else, so they decided to have a HISTORIC event. They promoted this tremendously, but of course everyone assumed it was going to be about the couple. Well, indeed it wasn’t, it was about Rachel the new Bachelorette that she was going to meet her men! She comes out looking amazing. She looks happy and excited!
Turns out she met four, and honestly, I was meh about them as a whole. Now this, is filmed live. So wow, this was a lot to pull off. I looked at the clock, and was like hmmmm 5 minutes…
First up, Demario. He comes out with 2 tickets to Las Vegas so they can elope and he has a ring. Um ok, nice one Producers. I have no doubt that was there idea.
Blake came out next. He was very nervous, and very awkward (hey Producers, spread the love didn’t you give him an entrance idea?). All he said, was you look and smell good and he is excited to see her.
Dean was next. He lead with another (I HOPE) Produced entrance. “I just wanted to let you know, I’m ready to go black, and I’m never going back”. OH PLEASE NO! Rachel, whether she really felt like laughing, laughed. It felt a bit awkward though.
Finally, we meet Eric (from Baltimore!). He was very smooth and I don’t recall what he actually said, but they ended up dancing. I predict he goes far!
It will be interesting to see how these 4 enter on the real premiere and if this helps them or hurts them. Filming is set to start this week and premier in May. Dang that seems far away, and yet like just around the corner.
Shew, that felt like a lot to cover. What did you all think of the proposal? The After the rose? Rachel and her preview of the men? I am excited to see her season, and I hope it isn’t overly Produced and that they don’t push race the whole season. I am also VERY excited for Bachelor in Paradise – the internet and BachelorNation are hoping Luke and Raven hook up 🙂 I can see them together – maybe Robby will come too! Plus we will have a whole new batch of men from Rachel’s season!