Monday, February 25, 2013
The Bachelor has three overnight dates, but is down to two
Can you guess who was sent begrudgingly packing?
Dallas hunk Sean Lowe has undoubtedly rounded third and will soon be heading home with one of two ladies he chose in Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor.
Lindsay, AshLee, and Catherine are the three finalists of season 17, and Sean experienced one of the most emotional weeks in his reality love life. After all, he was second runner up on season 8 of The Bachelorette, meaning he knew just how hard one woman’s heart was about to break.
“This week could change the course of my entire life,” Sean said as he prepared to meet his potential brides in south Thailand.
Our bachelor spent a day a piece with Lindsay, AshLee, and Catherine, with the option of extending the date overnight. Ooh la la. The couples enjoyed Thailand in style, feeding monkeys on the beach, venturing through a cave to a private island inlet, and snorkeling in the ocean.
Predictably, all three women were invited to spend the night in the “fantasy suite” — virgin bachelor, sure — and predictably, every woman accepted. This is the first time Sean has been with the ladies off camera and, presumably, the first time each has the right to stop “being” a TV personality.
Let’s take a moment to recount a history of those three magic words, shall we:
Lindsay tells Sean, “I love you.” Sean tells Lindsay, “I love hearing you say that.”
AshLee tells Sean they are soul mates — “I love you” was so two episodes ago.
Catherine tells Sean, “I really like you.” Sean tells Catherine, “I really like you too.”
So what does Sean do with only two roses and three women? It seems like a 2-1, love-like split, right?
Lindsay, the army brat with a sense of humor, was a shoo-in and received the first rose, albeit after a lifetime of obscure camera angles and intensifying Jaws-like music. In an unexpected twist, Sean decided AshLee, the 32-year-old orphan from Texas, was too intensely in love with him and gave the other rose to Catherine, the fun-loving Filipino. AshLee stormed out of the Thai cabana without a word to Sean.
“This wasn’t a silly game to me,” she said in her last official interview of the season before bursting into tears. “It wasn’t about joking or having fun.”
The Bachelor has reached “OMG” and “WTF” stage of the season. But it’s not over yet. Next Monday, join the 23 ladies who did not make it to the finals for a special episode of The Bachelor: The women tell all. Now this should be good.