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Recap of The Bachelorette, Plus Video of Jake and Vienna Fighting

Bachelorette Breakdown: The Jake and Vienna Show

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?
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lilegwene lilegwene 7 years
Agree with redchick word for word!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
along the lines of what skigurl said, we all knew what vienna was like and on some level jake probably knew as well. he picked her anyways. vienna was always loud, obnoxious, trashy, and in it for the fame, but...she's a young girl and what young girl doesn't want the fairytale romance to be true? while i do think she played a part in the breakup, i actually believed what she said. jake on the otherhand was portrayed to be this awesome, top notch, classy guy and now look at him! he was such an arrogant a$$hole who showed absolutely no emotion whatsoever! its never ok for someone to belittle someone else and make them feel worthless. and if a woman using a gps makes jake feel worthless, then he definitely has bigger issues than a nasty public break up! what a tool bag! :)
Beauty Beauty 7 years
My roommate had this on last night and I could not believe that these people were on TV. Also thought the dude had serious anger issues; if he were dating a friend of mine, I'd be concerned.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i thought that interview was some of the best television i've seen in a long time: no i don't love vienna. never have. her hair is repulsive. but i at least believed her when she told her story. yes they are BOTH fame whores but she has never lied about being annoying or demanding or spoiled or loud or whatever...she has always just been who she is. he, however, lied about being "perfect" when last night he 100% absolutely proved he is psycho, abusive, angry, emotionless, and incapable of regular human relationship i figure they are both idiots but why can't they be fame whoring idiots TOGETHER? like heidi and spencer. instead, he totally beat her down until she felt like a nothing spec of dirt, and i don't think that was fair of him.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
BREAKING NEWS: Jake is gay. Maybe that's why it didn't work.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I think it was so stupid that they had to do this sit down interview....they are both idiots. I agree with animatedpunk- I would have slapped her across the face too! She was so annoying!!! I wanted him to admit that all of America was right...and that he shouldn't have picked Vienna. She is full of shit too....I follow a lot of people on Twitter and he was always commenting on rehersals and being at dinner with her and cast members from the show were always seeing Vienna around there when no other partner or spouse was there. Her tweets were all about...dining at the Ivy or any famous and well known place. The guy that she claims she didn't cheat on Jake with...his publicist said they have been dating and that Vienna had told him that they were done because he would have never gotten involved with her if she was still in a realtionship.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I don't care if they are both famewhores he clearly has an anger management problem considering he looked like he was going to hit her. I don't care if she kept interrupting him or not that's no reason to hit someone. Plus if my fiance refused to touch me there is a really good chance I'd be looking elsewhere too.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
ugh. this was hard to watch. vienna is a screechy, obnoxious attention wh*re. i wanted to slap her. jake is boring. they're both incredibly annoying. i hope they become obscure. fast.
zeze zeze 7 years
lol, I think they are both acting and not doing a great job either. Honestly, I think this show has been pretty fake for at least the last 7 seasons. I'm sure a lot of the contestants on there don't know it, but those in the top 3 and the winner and "bachelor/ette" definitely do. All this BS about someone leaving and coming back, no picking anyone's all scripted now, I am convinced. My guess with the Jake/Vienna thing - early on the producers knew viewers would hate Vienna (it doesn't take a fortuneteller to figure that one out) so they had him pick her for the most drama and then a big nasty public breakup - everyone gets famous and ABC makes some cash - it's like a reality tv fairytale.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I think they are both awful. But honestly, I would have smacked Vienna across the face a million times during that interview. I just wanted her to shuuuutttt upppppp. And she really did interrupt him non-stop. I was surprised he didn't snap sooner. There is no way that she could be the next Bachelorette. She's awful. They are both really annoying.
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