Quick Take: The Bachelor (Brad Womack), "Week 2"
This edition of The Bachelor brings us to the first dates of the season.
Review: The Bachelor (Brad Womack), "Week 2"
(S1502) Ashley H. is the first bachelorette to get a one-on-one date this week with bachelor Brad Womack. Brad picks her up and takes her to a carnival somewhere in Los Angeles. I am not sure about this girl yet, but she seems nice and fun. It is TV though and who knows what she is really like in person. Their date is full of carnival rides and games and Brad seems to like her a lot. Near the end of their date she automatically goes in for the kiss and declares that she can’t believe she could fall for someone this fast. It is only the second week lady, how could you be in love with him already? She tells him that she is looking for something stable in life and always prepares herself for the worst in situations. Brad, once again, reassures her that he is there for the right reasons and ready to choose someone. He gives her the rose and Ashley H. is assured to stick around for another episode.
It is time for another date card back at the house with fifteen of the girls’ names on the card. Michelle is upset because it is her birthday the day of the date and just wants to spend it with Brad and not fourteen other women. I don’t know what women expect when they come on this show -- they should realize by now that group dates are included in the process.
For the date, the ladies and Brad are taken to donate to the American Red Cross and film some PSAs for the organization. The girls are put into their costumes and many of them have complaints. Each has a different storyline and when kissing ensues during filming the claws come out. Michelle is still complaining about the way she has to spend her 30th birthday. She walks out of the room acting upset and Brad goes to talk to her. She changes her clothes and apologizes for not doing the commercial. This woman already annoys me; I don’t understand why she is pouting and it bothered me that she quit their activity. Making those commercials was for a good cause and it makes you look stupid, girl.
The date moves to a place in downtown LA and all the girls want Brad’s attention. He tries to get them to promise a drama-free night. It’s funny when the girls spy on Brad’s one-on-one time with another girl, because they think they know what is going on and the commentary is ridiculous. Rachel and Melissa have an argument while Brad is off with Michelle. Brad gives the date rose to Michelle for the reason of “putting herself out there,” which is confusing because all she did was whine about not getting attention on her birthday. Hey, did you know it was Michelle’s birthday?
Jackie’s date is next and Brad takes her to a hotel in Beverly Hills where massages and a room full of dresses and shoes awaits her. They go to the Hollywood Bowl for their date and have dinner. She admits to only having two relationships in her life and Brad sees that she is cautious. He gives her a rose anyway, which I found surprising. At the end of dinner Train is on stage to perform for Brad and Jackie.
At the rose ceremony, before Brad is even finished giving the toast at the beginning of the night, Michelle takes him from the room even though she already has a rose and asks him which kind of coffee he prefers. The other women are not happy that she has rose and needs extra time with him. Emily gets some time with Brad and it is obvious that he likes her and she is someone I could see going to the end. Elsewhere Rachel and Melissa are still having issues with each other. It is kind of confusing where their animosity started; all that is clear is that they don’t like each other. Both women end up complaining to Brad about each other.
Before the rose ceremony occurs, Ali and Roberto show up to question the women to help Brad and a rose is at stake. All the women are questioned by last season's "winning" couple and after talking to them Brad gives Emily the rose because she was the one that they thought was the most genuine. The rose ceremony (finally) ends with Chantal O, Sarah, Alli, Kimberly, Shawntel N, Stacy, Ashley S, Madison, Lisa, Marissa, Megan, Lindsay, and Britt all moving on.
It is not surprising that there is drama on the second week of The Bachelor, but it was hard to understand where it started with Melissa and Rachel. Kudos for Brad for knowing crazy when he sees it and not giving a rose to either woman. Michelle definitely gets the most annoying woman of the night award and Emily gets the favorite of the night and probably is my favorite out of all the women. Look for more interesting Michelle moments next week.