This week's The Bachelorette brought less drama compared to the fiasco with Rated R, but last season's Jake and Vienna swooped in to end a long holiday weekend with fireworks. We — Très and Buzz — have been chatting all morning about it. Check out our thoughts, and share yours in the comments!
- BuzzSugar: Good thing we had Jake and Vienna's postbreakup interview, because this episode of The Bachelorette was pretty boring. I kind of missed the hijinks of Kasey or Rated R to spice things up! Even the fantasy dates felt flat, despite the exotic locale.
- TrèsSugar: Agreed! Although I bet the camera crew members who have spent 20 seasons filming rose ceremonies in LA think they have the best job ever now. Portugal looked gorgeous. The episode was slow because it was really obvious who Ali would choose and she was in a pretty bad mood! I'm looking forward to next week's apparently embarrassing hometowns.
- Buzz: Me too! I'm already dying over Kirk's father's basement. No wonder the guy hasn't brought a girl home in a while — he's probably worried that she'll be hung on a mantel with the rest of his dad's hunting trophies. We all knew that Ty was going to get cut. Did anyone else notice how when Ali walked him out, he was drenched in the rain, but she looked completely dry? Perhaps those hair extensions of hers are waterproof!
- Très: Moving on to the fast-paced drama of Jake and Vienna. While Jake tested out some tips he may have picked up in acting class, Vienna seemed genuinely upset about Jake's lack of interest in her. Chris Harrison was obviously on Team Jake (telling Vienna no one cared about her dog and making other undermining comments), but I think Vienna came off better.
To see video of Jake and Vienna and for more of our thoughts, keep reading.
- Buzz: Ugh. Every time Jake used the word "undermining" I couldn't help but cringe. I definitely think Vienna won the argument, at least as far as viewer approval is concerned. Jake came across as controlling and fake. Vienna, on the other hand, gave examples of their fights, and they were so specific and detailed that I think her anecdotes must be real.
- Très: I know. Jake seemed like a 1950s husband; he wants a wife whose only job is to make him feel better about himself. Dude, you need to work on your manliness if you think it's emasculating when your fiancée uses a GPS instead of trusting your directions.
- Buzz: I also liked how Jake casually mentioned "his publicist." Oh, and you're not out for fame, Jake? Really? I'm sure this won't be the last we hear of the Jake-Vienna debacle, but here's a thought: after Vienna was so sympathetic and undoubtedly won more fans, will ABC try to make her into the next Bachelorette?