Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Bachelor‘s Sean Lowe sends home Selma after big-deal on-air kiss
The Iraqi beauty originally held out because of her Muslim upbringing.
After battling his insecurities in Montana, The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe is ready to turn over a new leaf.
In Tuesday night’s episode, the nine remaining ladies flew to Lake Louise, Canada. Sean made sure to investigate his honest feelings, all the while turning The Bachelor into the most extreme dating game on primetime.
Big news: Selma kissed Sean for the first time! During the cocktail party pre-rose ceremony, she laid a big one on him before publicly apologizing to her mother. Unfortunately, the gesture came too late, and Selma was sent packing in a surprising elimination round.
Catherine, the graphics designer from Seattle who only recently made a name for herself among the cast, received the first solo date, her first of the season. The couple took an enormous “snow bus” sporting a Canadian flag to the top of a glacier in Jasper National Park where they sledded, made snow angels, and had a snowball fight. Yay, Canada!
The evening portion of the date was a “fairytale” theme, so naturally Sean and Catherine took a horse-drawn carriage to a life-size ice palace. They chipped ice for their drinks off the wall of the structure as Catherine opened up to Sean about a traumatic childhood experience. Her positive outlook on life won over Sean, who handed over a rose — just one of six.
The group date was both emotionally and physically excruciating for some of the women. Sean asked Lindsay, Tierra, Selma, Lesley, Sara, and Daniella to “join an elite group on Lake Louise” by taking the Polar Bear Plunge — a head-to-toe jump into nearly freezing waters. According to Sean, many residents do it on New Year’s Eve as a symbol of a fresh start.
Winter weather aside, viewers got another glimpse of shirtless Sean and his bikini babes. Well, every lady except for Selma, who refused to risk her life for love. Of the five that took the plunge, four had an exceptional experience. One got hypothermia. Any guesses?
The medical staff rushed Tierra off because her entire body was numb and shaking. She recovered quickly enough, however, to attend drinks later that night, making a late entrance into a room full of gossip queens. The hot topic: Tierra and her increasingly frequent episodes.
“She’s a professional attention getter,” said Lesley. But it wasn’t enough to sway Sean, who gave the second rose to none other than Lesley. That body in a bathing suit was reason enough or, perhaps, a casual reminder of her fiery side.
Following the group date, things became more serious. Sean, again tuning into his honest feelings, personally sent Sara home because he “doesn’t feel forever with her.” She kept her composure throughout their conversation, but audiences pained to watch her express embarrassment, regret, and heartbreak in the limo ride out.
Sean invited Desiree on the second solo date of the episode — notably her second of the season. While there were no tumultuous obstacles, the date seemed interesting because the two look so good together. After repelling down a mountainside, Sean and Desiree got comfy in a teepee in the forest while she divulged secrets about her childhood upbringing.
Desiree’s family had at times lived in a tent because her parents couldn’t afford a permanent residence, and Sean gave her a rose for being so humble and sincere. Subconsciously, he now knows that she won’t expect lavish dates funded by ABC if their life extends after the show.
Tuesday’s rose ceremony was the most intense thus far, with the sixth and final rose going to Tierra. As revealed earlier, Selma was sent home. So was Daniella.
Only Lesley, AshLee, Lindsay, Desiree, Catherine, and Tierra are still in the running to be Mrs. Sean Lowe. Next week, the clan is heading to St. Croix for some fun in the sun and, most likely, another attack on Tierra.