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THE BACHELORETTE: Two Rose Ceremonies, A Lumberjack Fetish  & One Guy Tells Becca He Is Falling For Her Then Takes It Back

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On week four of The Bachelorette, two rose ceremonies, a contestant professes his love only to kinda, sorta take it back, and then is shown the front door, and the return of David following his fall to the floor from a bunk bed took center stage.  Let’s begin.

At the top of the show, David is let out of the hospital and returns to the house with a broken nose and contusions on his face. Becca gives him a rose so he can go rest, and to not have to stand up during the rose ceremony.  Jordan continues to be enraged over David, and vice versa.  The “male model” cannot believe Becca gave the guy a rose.  Later at the rose ceremony, Mike and Ryan (who we do not recall ever was heard uttering a word, or sound ,during the last several weeks) were sent packing.

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Next stop, Park City, Utah, where Becca and the 15 remaining contestants get to know each other a bit more on a massive Lumberjack group date and, for Garrett, another one-one-one date.  During one of her testimonials to the camera, Kufrin shares: “With Garrett, every time I think about him I get butterflies. He just makes me feel like I can be me and be my goofy self and he embraces that, because he’s the same way. He reminds me of home. I feel like my dad is watching throughout this and Garrett is just somebody that he would really, really like. And that honestly warms my heart.”  From all appearances, Garrett is the frontrunner, and after all he did receive the first impression rose.

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Later at dinner, and on his one-one-one date, Garrett reveals to Becca he is divorced, and that is ex-wife, was “emotionally abusive”.  He has tears in his eyes when he admits that no one from his family has ever been divorced.  Turns out that Garrett was engaged for a year, and then two months after they made it official the union went bust.  To ease Becca’s fears, he tells her, “I’m going to be in it, because the next person I say ‘I love you’ to is going to be the person that I see myself spending the rest of my life with. So I’m here for you … and for this to work.”

Then, we learn Becca’s got a Lumberjack fetish stemming back to her days in Minnesota.  She has 13 of her gents get dressed up in flannels, and seemingly “arranged” for a competition that included: wood-chopping, log-flipping, and of course, axe-throwing.

Now at the evening portion of the date, Jordan once again parades around in his underwear, while Jean Blanc does a major misstep.

Jean Blanc, who feels he must make his move, now pulls Becca aside and gives her a special bottle of perfume, because remember he is “colognoisseur.”  Next, he pretends to whisper in her ear and then kisses her, which makes Beeca move away from him.

Later on, Jean Blanc somehow gets more private time with Becca and reveals: “I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and I really haven’t felt like this in a long, long time. I wanted to let you know that I’m truly falling for you, and I’m falling in love with you.”

Becca is not liking this one bit, and tells Jean Blanc she is sending him home, because they are on different pages.  As she is walking him out, he seems to want his perfume gift back.  Then, he goes back on his comments to her, saying that he said he was falling for her, because he thought that is what she wanted to hear.  Becca becomes defiant, and after making sure Jean Blanc is gone from the premises tells the remaining guys that she is really mad, and if they can’t be honest with her, they need to leave.

After her little emotional meltdown, she picks herself up the next day to go on a one-one-one with Wills.  Becca says he is the perfect guy to have been understanding and to pick-her-back up following her downtrodden previous experience with Jean Blanc.  Wills is super nice … Becca appreciates it … and gives him a rose.

In the end, Becca decides to forego the weekly cocktail party before the rose ceremony, and just go directly to the big moment, as she knows what she wants, or so she says.  She eliminates Nick and Christon.

Awkward moment of the episode: Lincoln stating that he believes the world is flat.

So, what do you think of Jean Blanc’s moments with Becca? Is Garrett the frontrunner? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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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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