The last episode of The Bachelorette ended with Jillian Harris tearfully sending Reid home. Jillian was very emotional about her choice and is calling the decision “heart wrenching” in her new blog. Reid was seen by a lot of fans as being the favorite, so this choice came as a surprise to most.
What Jillian doesn’t touch on was the problems that she supposedly experienced in the bedroom with Ed. The implication from last night’s show was that Ed couldn’t rise up to the occasion, but fans of the show suspect the producers of the show might have staged the whole thing to throw us off. The rumor is Ed might be the winner with Kiptyn being the new bachelor. I honestly have no idea. It will be interesting to watch it all unfold.
Jillian however touches on her very steamy date with Ed. The Bachelor(ette) shows seem to be focused on pushing the envelope nowadays. These shows are getting more and more trashier by the minute. It seems they are trying to keep up with the VH1 dating shows.
The steamy massages with Ed and Jillian wasn’t that bad in my opinion. However the implications that Ed couldn’t get it up in the bedroom was a bit much and unnecessary for the viewers. They could have left out that storyline.
Excerpts from Jillian’s blog about this week’s episode is below -
It’s a little harder to write my blog now that there is less fun, juicy gossip and more deep, heartfelt feelings. How do you put this into words? This week was a hard one to watch — that heart-wrenching goodbye with Reid, the close-to-inappropriate steamy scene with Ed, (um, did that almost top my hot tub scene!? Yikes!) and me almost barfing on myself on that totem pole with Kiptyn! I have to admit that a lot of feelings came rushing back when I watched the episode this week.
Reid’s date was very bitterSWEET (I capped the sweet because it was more sweet than bitter). See, Reid and I had a very good energy together. When we were together, it was like an old high school crush. We rarely worried about the specifics and were always just so flighty together. What you didn’t see was that we actually got a couples’ massage on the beach before dinner. Soooo romantic! I highly recommend it (if you happen to be slumming around the beaches of Maui looking for something to do)!
So, that feeling that I have been looking for was definitely there with Reid, but the promise of any sort of commitment or partnership wasn’t there. And because I have been hurt before by not being realistic, it made me put up a wall and inevitably led to me letting Reid go. I will have to agree with Chris in saying this had to be the most emotional goodbye in Bachelorette history.
Now Ed’s date. I definitely have to say Ed and I fit A LOT into that day — the catamaran ride, cliff jumping and swimming in the ocean, but the best part of the date was not something I had planned … it was Ed’s surprise. I was SHOCKED when he told me he brought his parents to Hawaii. I had been hearing about this Judy for so long, she became sort of a legend to me. I am positive I was more nervous than she was. And how about Ed’s dad and his classic quote “What the hell are we doing here?” That was another belly laugh moment. After all the hometown dates, I will have to say this was definitely one of my favorites. So real.
Again, I have to say that this episode tugged on the heartstrings. I have been blessed with these three individuals who are not only bright, genuine, charismatic, gorgeous and down to earth — but who respect me and adore me. I can now say with 100 percent conviction that it is possible to fall for more than one person when you are presented with individuals of this caliber.