I did it, I confess, I looked at the spoilers. I looked last night because I really wanted to know who made the final two. I will not tell. It will make no difference in my opinions of the girls. I'm just one of those people who always reads the last page of a book before I actually finish the book. I know it's wrong, but I can't help it. That's an issue for a whole 'nother blog post.
My random thoughts from last night's episode:
In case you can't count...or you just don't care - there are 17 girls and one guy left
Ashley S. gets the first one on one date card
Brad and Ashley go to a recording studio and attempt to sing "A Kiss From a Rose" by Seal. They did great...just kiddin'...it was pretty bad. More power to them though because I couldn't sing on a t.v. show in front of millions of people.
Just to keep up the theme of fairytale dating, Brad surprises Ashley with the actual real Seal (not a seal, the Seal) who sings " A Kiss From a Rose" ON KEY.
Have you noticed that most dates end up on a rooftop?
Ashley is quite adorable though. Brad gave her a rose, so he really likes her too.
The group date was pretty cool. I laughed out loud when I heard Michelle's name included in the group date. Serves her right. She's loony.
The group films an action adventure film and did a great job. Lisa's bird chirping noises were hilarious.
Of course the group date ends on a rooftop. I was surprised to see Chantal O. start crying when she and Brad were talking. I can only imagine the range of emotions all those women go through being on this show. I thought Brad acted kind of put off with her crying, but maybe it was just me.
The date would not be complete without Michelle acting like a crazy person.
P.S. I did not see fireworks when she and Brad kissed.
Shawntel N. gets the rose from Brad at the end of the group date.
The last one on one date was with sweet Emily. I loved how one of the girls described Emily as an itsy bitsy Barbie doll with the soul of Mother Theresa. Her story is so touching.
During the first part of their date, the awkwardness between Emily and Brad was excruciating. I really thought she was going to chicken out and not tell Brad her story. But, in the end she did, and Brad reacted wonderfully. He even told her that everything she told him made him like her even more. I know there was a collected "Awe" at that very moment from every woman watching the show.
Brad and Emily are so cute together. From this point forward, I'm rooting for Emily.
I'll skip the part where a therapist comes to speak with Brad. I think it's great that he acknowledges the fact that he needs a therapist, but for some reason having a therapist on the show just seems so fake. More power to them though, especially if it helps Brad make good decisions.
The Cocktail Party
I was happy to see that Brad apologized to Chantal for not opening up when she told him her story.
Michelle acts crazy once again. She's very stalkerish....
Wow, Vampire girl really surprised me tonight. You never know how these women are going to respond emotionally to this experience. Vampire girl lets go of the tough girl persona and shows who she really is. I have a lot of respect for her and the way she acted.
The Rose Ceremony
Vampire girl (AKA Madison) decides to leave. I commend her for her honesty to Brad.
Oh, look! Chris Harrison gets his one minute of air time to tell the ladies the obvious...this is the last rose of the evening, just in case you ladies can't count.
Brad sends Kimberly (wow, she has an attitude problem) and Sarah P. home.
I always wondered why these women blubbered like babies over a guy they've only known for a short time. I think Sarah helped me to understand. She said, "rejection sucks." That sums it up in a nutshell. I think the rejection these girls feel hurts more than not getting the guy. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's what I think.
Can't wait till next week after seeing the previews...Michelle with a black eye...interesting.