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THE BACHELORETTE Season Finale: So Many Tears, So Many Meltdowns

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There were plenty of waterworks on the season finale of The Bachelorette, that by the end of it Becca, Garrett, and Blake’s tear ducts were probably all dried out.  Meanwhile, from the look of the audience during the live three-hour season finale, they needed plenty of hankies too, which we then would assume “Bachelor Nation” faithfuls were wiping their eyes throughout the last installment of Becca’s journey,

It began when Becca took Garrett to meet her family.  And once in deep conversations with Becca’s sister, uncle, and mother, the once more light-hearted Garrett let the tears flow thinking about how he has waited to love again after his disastrous first marriage, and that Becca is his everything … tears were flowing everywhere as he shared his true emotional side.

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However, when it was Blake’s turn to meet the family, he had a premonition that if he had followed he could have gotten out of the situation with some dignity.  But, Blake who professed he was so in love with Becca, got an important earful from her mother.  She asked, “How would you feel if she didn’t pick you, would you be okay?”  Next, Blake started to second-guess everything in his confessionals. “She’s gonna pick Garrett,” he muttered under his breath.

In between her final dates with the guys, and the moments with the family, Becca had her own meltdown where she knew she had to let one guy go, and that she felt like a “monster” for doing so, and even told her mother she never wanted to hurt anyone, as a tear streamed down her face.

Now as Becca is glammed up waiting for a proposal and to give out the final rose (set against the backdrop of Maldives and the Indian Ocean), it was revealed that Blake would be the first guy she would come to face-to-face with her, and we all know what that means … yup, he’s going home.

Sweating, Blake launches into his prepared proposal speech: “You’re the most sincere, honest, compassionate, goofy, funny, intelligent, truly genuinely beautiful person inside and out.  I’ve been waiting for this day and this moment for quite some time now.  Will you let me spend the rest of my life making you smile?”  Then he is crushed by what happens next.   Wait,” says Becca, who begins a muddled explanation of why she is not choosing him stating. “I think there’s a better fit for us out there.”

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And so, begins Blake’s tear-filled meltdown.  He says, “How could I be so wrong?”  Then Becca tries to explain to him why she is choosing Garrett, but that only kicked a guy when he was down.  She explains for the longest time she really thought she would choose him, but that it prevented her from seeing any other potential guys and what they had to offer.  That made everything worse.  Blake walks off sobbing repeatedly into a towel, while Becca is crying and having trouble breathing. Then, in a hankie-inducing moment, Blake says to the camera: “I can’t believe I have to go through all this alone.”

Next up, Garrett proposes to Becca, she accepts, and finally gets to tell him how much she loves him. Throughout the competition, the comparison to her late father, was one of the driving forces to her decision to pick Garrett.

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As revealed in a very uncomfortable moment in front of the live studio audience, Becca and Blake saw each other for the first time since his rejection on the series.  He wanted some answers from her, to which one of them stood out.  Becca noted that Blake had a penchant to get more in his head when issues come up, and it made her worry about how he would handle a serious situation; like a sick family member or child.  She added, “That’s when I just started to question the longevity of it.” (meaning their relationship).  Blake just wished her all the happiness, but never really asked her a follow-up question to that answer.

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At the end when Becca and Garrett appeared for the first time as a couple on the live finale, the question of if the couple has faced any challenges and issues by host, Chris Harrison, which led to the discussion of Garrett’s social media activity that was part of a firestorm early on in the season when he showed a history of liking Instagram posts by politicians and pundits that mock Parkland high school students, liberal women, trans people and undocumented immigrants. Garrett and Becca said he know he made a mistake and is growing as person and left it at that.

So, what did you think of the season finale of The Bachelorette?  Did Becca choose the right guy? Comment below.

 

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So much staged nonsense…what guy in his right mind would want to be dumped on national tv…fake drama and fake tears are thrown in…i see them advertise this every episode every year its on…

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THE BACHELORETTE: Katie Chooses Her Final Four

It got pretty “serious” on Monday’s key episode of Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette.  For Katie had to choose the men who would move on to the all-important ‘hometowns’, where Thurston meets family members/parents of her suitors.

There was the predictable and the unpredictable within the two-hour installment.  As predicted, Greg, after finally getting another one-on-one with Katie, cemented his spot in the ‘hometowns’, but of course, you can clearly see emotion and conflict within him.  He has seemingly become more uncomfortable with the fact that Katie is dating other men, and that he could be left heartbroken in the end on top of recently losing his father.  Katie reassures him that their connection is real and attempts to tell the producers in her testimonial that she is “falling in love with Greg” but can’t say or get the order of those words right.  Freudian slip?

Brendan takes the bulls by the horn and goes to Katie’s room after once-again not receiving a one-on-one date with her.  Since he took the initiative to stop by her hotel room unannounced, she also lowers the boom on him and says she is just not there with him and she has stronger connections with the other guys, so he is sent packing.

In another one-on-one date, virgin Mike P. and Katie were put into a cringeworthy cuddling session with a “cuddling expert”, while laughing through their unease of the situation.  Mike compared Katie to his mother, which probably gave Katie some weird vibes.  Later, instead of finishing the date, she sent Mike home.  Another one bites the dust.

During the group date with Justin, Michael A., Andrew, and Blake, it was Blake who said to Katie that he was not in love with her yet.  Meanwhile, Justin aced the group art date competition.  Michael A. loved that Katie said all the right things about having his son in their lives and in the equation, (although you can see Michael struggling to be away from his little boy) and Andrew said he still had dreams to play football and reminds her of their bond with nice, over-the-top gestures.

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At the group date finale, Michael A. was awarded the rose.  With two guys in for the ‘hometowns’, it was time for the last two to be picked from the three remaining contestants at the rose ceremony.  Katie kept Justin and Blake and sent Andrew home in a gut-wrenching emotional goodbye scene, ‘Bachelorette’-style.

Katie seemed uncertain and torn up by her decision to ax him, while Andrew was blindsided as was driven away in tears in the limo.  Fast-forward to the next morning, Andrew comes to visit Katie in her room! Happy and surprised to see him, Andrew says he did not want their final moments together to be the way it ended at the rose ceremony.  As they say their goodbyes, Andrew leaves Katie a card.  She opens it when he leaves.  It reads “If you change your mind, I’ll be waiting.”  Katie becomes frantic and emotional and goes running after him in the hotel.  She then offers Andrew a chance to stay in the competition, and he turns her down, for Andrew, did not want to put himself at another rose ceremony and go through that again, if she ultimately eliminated him from the competition.  They hug and have one final kiss, and Andrew makes his final exit.

So, did Katie choose the right final four for her? What are your thoughts on Greg, Justin. Michael A. and Blake? Who will get the final rose? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Bill Learns the Truth About Justin’s Deception

On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, longtime soap vet, Don Diamont (Bill) turned in one of his best performances as Dollar Bill Spencer finds out the depth of Justin’s betrayal, and Aaron D. Spears (Justin) also delivered in these highly-charged moments.

In key scenes, after being released from prison and back at his office at Spencer Publications – while reuniting with his son, Wyatt (Darin Brooks) and his beloved Katie (Heather Tom) – Bill learns from Thomas of Justin’s (Aaron D. Spears) machinations.  It was those machinations that kept Liam (Scott Clifton) and Bill in the slammer, and Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) locked in a cage.

Until Justin had a last minute change of heart and did not delete all the messages and recordings from Thomas’ phone from Vinny that was the evidence to clear both Liam and Bill; things would have gone even more horribly awry.

Once Bill is informed of just what Justin did, he confronts him and clears out of his office to leave the two longtime friends, and business associates alone for a massive showdown.  In the scenes, Justin tries to make Bill understand he wanted to grab the power that Bill has always had.

However, in the end, Bill tells Justin he is ‘dead’ to him and their longtime relationship appears to be fractured forever.  But will Bill somehow, someway, come to understand Justin’s motives as something he might have done once in a his life?  Time will tell.

Watch the performances featuring Don and Aaron below.

UPDATED as of 7/18, Don and Aaron took home the Power Performance of the Week honors for their work here.

Now let us know, what did you think about the confrontation/showdown between Bill and Justin in the comment section and what will be the fallout?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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