Jesse’s Insider Bachelorette Blog: Ep. 4
Here we are back again for week 4 of ABC’s the Bachelorette season 7 with Ashley Hebert. As usual I am here with my INSIDER OPINIONS about what I saw on last night’s show. My opinions are simply based on my experiences on the show and my thoughts on the characters. With that being said, here we go!
Let’s start off with the Bachelorette herself: I personally think Ashley is a down to earth girl and in my opinion she is the total package. She’s outgoing, fun, athletic, smart and seems very honest. Personally, I like that. I can see why she was picked to be The Bachelorette.
Ashley says in order to find love she has to be open, let go and have fun, and I couldn’t agree with her more. I almost feel like when you’re not looking for love it plops right in your lap. I finally think Ashley realizes now that she misspoke when she said that she loved Bentley. She seems to really be trying to focus on the other guys, which is nice to finally see. She even said now that Bentley is gone she is starting to see a lot of things in the other guys that she wouldn’t have seen if he was still around. Hopeless Ashley is hopeful again!
Onto the one-on-one date: Constantine, in my opinion, got the SHAFT on the date side of things. He was supposed to go on an exotic date but ended up in the tourist trap shops in the city. However, he was a good sport and just focused on Ashley and getting to know her! While they were in the city a man who had been married for 35 years told them that it is important to forgive and forget and that love is not a contest — it’s not about winning or losing. Ashley even said she loved that Constantine just went with the flow, and that’s important to her. They really did make the best out of the rainy day! After a long day in the city they end up having dinner in a beach cabana and some really deep conversation. In the end, Constantine got the rose.
Onto the group date: This was cool to see, Ashley and the boys refurbished a children’s orphanage, which in my opinion was SUPER RAD! While they were there Ben F. started to paint a mural on the wall, which caught Ashley’s attention. He later said he did it to set himself apart from the other guys (SMART). After a long day of work at the orphanage they head to the cocktail party and that’s when the man claws come out. All of a sudden Ryan becomes the center of all the hatred. All the guys say if Ryan gets the date rose they will question what Ashley is thinking. JP even says guys could possibly leave. JP pulls Ashley aside for a quick chat and gives her a kiss. Ashley then says that JP is definitely the best kisser there. After her kiss she goes back and hands the date rose to Ben F. and he is pumped.
Finally the one-on-one with Ames: In my opinion this guy is just shy of being a rocket scientist. I think it shows by the way he talks and holds himself around the other guys and Ashley. Remember, at the comedy date someone said he had a huge forehead. That’s probably to fit his HUGE BRAIN. He told Ashley that he had traveled to over 70 countries including Thailand for cooking school, which tells me that he probably comes from money too! Ashley seems to really enjoy her date with Ames and she even goes on to say “I could see Ames as a Husband.” BIG WORDS! If you ask me I think Ames is going to be in the final 4 right along side of JP.
The Cocktail Party: Ashley and West sit and have a chat and Ashley tells West that she doesn’t want to feel like she has to fill his ex-wife’s shoes. West explains that’s not how it would be but doesn’t seem to come up with any good follow-up content to back up his reasoning. Once again all the guys start to talk about how annoying Ryan is. They say that he just doesn’t gel with the rest of the guys and that he isn’t genuine and that his zest for life is just too much to deal with! Blake pulls Ryan off to the side and tells him he’s just annoying everyone with his INTENSITY!
Onto the rose ceremony: Ashley has a quick chat with Chris Harrison just prior to the rose ceremony and tells him she wants to add a rose to the ceremony and only send one guy packing. For the first time in Bachelorette history Chris walks into the rose room and adds a rose!
2. Ben F.
5. Ryan P.
11. Ben C.
Next week: Chang Mai – Elephants, Kick Boxing, and Ambulances!