Whew. So ridiculous, so loopy, so unparalleled, my head remains to be spinning. Some issues I noticed coming, some I positively didn’t. To begin, no “Reader Emails” at this time. This weeks podcast is up as I posted it yesterday afternoon. It’s a very good one with Annie Jorgensen and Carolyn Moore from “Joe Millionaire.” Simply gonna give my ideas on what occurred final night time. Loads to unpack there. And by the point you learn this, I’ll already on a airplane to Vegas and it’s potential the potential males for subsequent season of the “Bachelorette” will already be up on the Bachelorette Fb web page. If they’re launched at this time, observe my Twitter account as I’ll publish as many as I can that I can discover the final title and IG accounts of. It might take a bit longer than ordinary since I received’t be settled in on the resort til most likely round 11am PT or so, however I’ll do my finest. Any assist could be appreciated in the event you’re on the market. Simply DM me on Twitter or IG, or electronic mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if the blokes are launched and you’ve got any information. It’d actually save me loads of time. Principally simply want the place they stay and what their IG account is. I’ll fear about backstories, any potential problematic ones (I could have already got one), or something like that subsequent week as soon as I’ve returned. With that mentioned, lets get to final night time.
The place do I start? Geez. Properly lets discuss spoilers briefly. Couple weeks in the past was once I gave the primary spoiler concerning the ending of the season, which was that Clayton left Iceland single after Susie rejected his proposal. A pair days in the past after being relayed to me not directly from somebody who noticed the finale, it wasn’t a rejected proposal, however simply that Susie wasn’t in love with him and left him in Iceland single. In order that half was proper together with I knew he wasn’t with Gabby or Rachel, nor was there any discuss or any rekindling going to occur. Unsure why individuals have been so hell bent on Rachel, however they have been. Oh yeah, it’s as a result of she posted an IG story on Valentine’s Day of her and Clayton kissing. And since they needed it to be Rachel so they might declare they spoiled one thing. Womp wooooomp. Once you base your spoilers off social media, as a rule you’re going to be flawed, and that’s what occurred this season. And the way’s that “Susie simply bolted as a result of she needed to be the Bachelorette” take understanding? As for publish present, I mentioned I didn’t know. I had heard he was single, I mentioned I’d completely be stunned if he simply got here out and mentioned he and Susie have been relationship, however crazier issues have occurred. So yeah as I’m watching final night time, not till Jesse teased it I knew Susie was popping out, up till that time for positive simply thought that’s the way it ended and Clayton was single. Undoubtedly was flawed on that and didn’t see it coming.
Now, HOW we received to that time is the one time I assumed Jesse Palmer kinda dropped the ball. He mentioned he had all these questions, however he didn’t ask the 2 questions I believe many of the viewers had:
1) How quickly after Iceland did Susie attain out to Clayton and the way typically have they seen one another the final 4 months?
2) What occurred to Susie’s dealbreaker?
And I assume a third one:
3) After watching what he did and mentioned to Rachel and Gabby and toyed with their feelings, what her ideas on that?
Look, I’m not saying Susie acted or exaggerated. However she made an entire factor about if Clayton advised both of the opposite two he was in love with them, or slept with them, that’s not one thing she will be able to transfer ahead with. She actually left the present due to it. By the appears of issues, Susie contacted Clayton fairly shortly after leaving Iceland, so, can we at the least get some form of clarification as to how her thoughts modified so fast? We all know how a lot producers play a job in nudging/manipulating/typically even forcing individuals to do issues on this present. And anybody that is aware of how these exhibits work behind the scenes (i.e. “UnReal”), is aware of that manufacturing has sure storylines/storyboards effectively earlier than the season begins filming. For those who assume they simply begin filming day 1 and no matter occurs, occurs, you’re sorely mistken. So whereas I don’t know what went down in Iceland, is it actually far fetched to imagine that manufacturing may’ve advised Susie, “Look, you don’t want to go away Iceland with him. However we’ll allow you to contact him after the present if you would like.” No, it’s not. No concept if it occurred that means, nevertheless it’s definitely not laborious to assume it didn’t.
It will give them an ending their viewers has ever seen in 20 years and 46 seasons. It permits Susie a bit extra time to assume. And it offers them the chance to promote, “You haven’t any concept the way it ends,” which in hindsight, Jesse had an concept, proper? He wasn’t simply advised proper earlier than that section that Clayton had been speaking to Susie for nevertheless lengthy. So now we all know why Jesse has mentioned what he’s mentioned in interviews and why Fleiss tweeted what he did a pair weeks in the past. So going ahead, any finale spoiler is simply that – a finale spoiler of what occurred on the finish of filming. However issues have modified publish filming so many instances in current seasons, some I’ve been in a position to spoil as effectively, and a few not (like this season). It’s a hell of quite a bit more durable to know what occurs publish present as a result of it’s not pre-recorded. If it’s pre-recorded, stuff’s gonna get out. However publish present is certainly more durable to search out out. I strive my finest each season and relay to you what I’m listening to. So we march on to the subsequent season.
I joined Dave Neal’s YouTube stay final night time after the present in the event you wanna verify that out right here (begins across the 43:10 mark):
For those who don’t wanna watch, I’ll summarize a pair factors I made. One factor about final night time is I didn’t take pleasure in Clayton getting pummeled like that. As a man, I assume I simply felt dangerous for him. HOWEVER (earlier than the aggregators go loopy), that doesn’t imply it wasn’t justified. As a result of it was. Each single phrase out of Rachel and Gabby’s mouth up on stage to him was 100% reality. That they had each proper to inform him off for a way they felt he handled him. In the identical breath, I also can say I felt dangerous for the man as a result of this was on nationwide tv and I’m guessing it should’ve felt actual lonely up there with all of America behind these ladies, the entire viewers behind these ladies clapping for each right level they made, and him mainly simply having to take a seat there and take it. It was deserved, however that doesn’t imply I loved watching it occur. I’d’ve felt dangerous for ANY particular person in that place. Who the hell needs to have primarily the entire world coming down on them at one time? I’m guessing nobody. I do know what Clayton did to Gabby and Rachel was shitty. Dealt with the state of affairs about as poorly as one may probably think about. However I didn’t take any pleasure in watching him undergo the results for it. Each of these will be true.
I do know the simple factor to do is shit throughout Clayton, name Susie a moron for taking him again, and say they’re going to fail as a pair. Lots of people already are on social media. I’m simply not going to. Do I believe they’re long run for one another? No. However I’m not going to overtly root in opposition to them. I don’t root in opposition to any couple. I don’t perceive what Susie did, and I definitely have questions, nevertheless it’s not my place to grasp her. It’s her life, her choice, and finally that’s who she needs to be with. Me shitting throughout them is already occurring sufficient from all walks of social media in hours because the finale ended, no level for me so as to add to it. What do individuals get out of that? Prefer it makes you’re feeling higher that you simply made your ideas recognized publicly how a lot you hate the man? Ummmm, nice? May wanna re-prioritize issues in your life. “Bachelorette” begins filming this weekend. I’ll spend zero time interested by Susie and Clayton’s relationship except they reveal some stuff in upcoming interviews. Apart from that, identical to each season earlier than it, I transfer on and I start engaged on the subsequent one. So in the event you really feel the necessity to name them names or hope for his or her demise, simply verify your self. That doesn’t do anyone any good. They’re already having it tough. You piling on makes will do completely nothing in the long term.
Clayton made a shit ton of errors this season, he was naïve to the method, he was clueless methods to deal with being the lead of this present, coupled with what was most definitely loads of producer prodding and manipulation, and effectively, what we noticed over these final two nights is the way it turned out for him. Susie forgave him sufficient to the purpose the place she’s calling him her freakin’ boyfriend now. I don’t really feel the necessity to proceed to name him names, proceed to let him understand how terrible he dealt with Rachel and Gabby, and rail on the man like everybody else is doing. Lets all simply cease. He is aware of he screwed up royally. He doesn’t want to listen to it in each remark. So all you’ll be able to ask going ahead is that he by no means does that to anybody else. He apologized, he owned what he did, I don’t assume it was on objective, and he mentioned he’s gonna be taught. Telling him “no you’re not” appears pointless now, however I get that everybody on social media is an skilled. I simply know that it’s over and accomplished with, and I’m shifting on. Others ought to as effectively.