Quick Take: The Bachelor (Brad Womack), "Week 3"
Week Three of The Bachelor brings plenty of tears to the eyes of the women and the audience.
Review: The Bachelor (Brad Womack), "Week 3"
(S1503) The night starts with a date card right off the bat. Ashley S. is the lucky woman and Brad takes her to Capitol Records in Hollywood where they record a version of “Kiss From a Rose.” Both of them are terrible and the man helping them out is even covering his face while listening to them! Brad says that Ashley S. makes him feel comfortable though, so there's that.
They go into a different room in the building and Seal is there to sing a couple of songs for them including his “Kiss From a Rose,” of course. They have dinner on top of the building and have a chat. Ashley talks about her dad and the times they had before he died. Brad gives her the date rose and they enjoy one last dance on the rooftop. Brad likes her a lot and thinks that she is the “whole package.”
Lindsay, Shawntel, Alli, Britt, Kimberly, Sarah, Chantal, Ashley H, Lisa, Staci, Marissa, and Michelle are next up for the group date, meanwhile. The ladies and Brad are taken to a sound stage where they are going to film some action scenes with some stunt men. Michelle is already on the prowl and ready to fight for the rose, plus she is already complaining about having to be on another group date. I seriously don’t know what this girl thought she was getting into when she signed up for The Bachelor because you aren’t guaranteed a one-on-one date every time or you could not get one at all.
The ladies film their action scenes and try to be the one that impresses enough to get the date rose. Shawntel goes in for the kiss while filming her scene and the other girls aren’t happy (you could probably take a shot of your favorite liquor every time the girls are not happy when there is a kiss and you would be feeling pretty comfortable by the middle of the show).
The group ends up at a hotel pool for their after party. Chantal gets the first time slot to talk to Brad and admits she is having a hard time. She also admits that she hadn’t talked to her dad for fifteen years and when she finally called him she found out that he had died. This is the first emotional moment of the night. Chantal is nice and seems real, which is big doings for a reality show. They share a kiss.
Back at the house, emotional moment number two comes with Emily when she tells some of the girls the story of her fiancé. She was engaged to Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR figure, who died in a plane crash back in 2004. She had stayed home from the trip and two days after he died she found out she was pregnant. All the girls were crying and it was hard not to shed a tear at her story.
The date continues back in Hollywood and all of the ladies were attempting to get Brad’s attention. Michelle is lurking around and claims to the camera that “none of the girls are right for Brad.” She ends up stealing Brad away from Alli mid-conversation, and brings on some tears and gives Brad a sob story about leaving her daughter at home. She then goes in for a kiss and gets it. They go back to the other ladies and Brad picks up the rose to give to Shawntel, which of course makes Michelle mad.
Emily’s date is next and she is having a hard time deciding how she is going to tell Brad about her daughter and everything else that has happened in her life. They go to a vineyard and picnic that is set out for them. When Brad asks her about herself she has a hard time opening up. They then proceed to go to a barn where dinner is ready for them. Emily finally ends up spilling her secrets, understandable given what she reveals. It is really hard hearing this story for I think the third time now since the show has started. Her story is heartbreaking and it shows how life is so unpredictable. Brad understands why she was scared to tell him and tells her that he is really happy she shared everything with him. He gives her the rose at the end of the date. Emily has easily become my pick to make it to the end.
The emotions are running high at the cocktail party right before the rose ceremony. Alli opens up to Brad about her parent’s divorce and her trust issues. Michelle complains to the camera that Brad talking to, thinking about and going out with other girls really bothers her. Can someone please explain to this woman the premise of The Bachelor?! It seems that she has never even heard of the idea of this show and I’d have to say that has to be impossible with it now being in its fifteenth season. Chantal tries to talk to Brad, but a couple of minutes into it Michelle takes him away. From her behavior so far, Michelle has easily become the most disliked woman of this season.
Madison, AKA Fang Girl, has been thinking about why she is there since hearing Emily’s story about her fiancé and daughter. She sits with Brad (surprise as she takes out her fangs and shows they are fake) and tells him that leaving is on her mind because it has been more difficult then she thought it would be. She has seen how he has connected with other women and doesn’t want to stand in their way. Brad tells her to wait until the end of the night and if he offers her a rose and she doesn’t have to take it. Ashley H also has leaving on her mind because she is also having a hard time. He gives her a big kiss to reassure her that he likes her.
In the middle of the rose ceremony, Madison walks away. Brad follows her and she ends up leaving no matter what he says to her. Madison says the most real thing ever said on this show before she leaves: “It is not easy walking into a fairy tale and leaving with prince charming.” In the end it is Michelle, Chantal, Lisa, Jackie, Ashley H, Marissa, Britt, Alli, Lindsay, Megan and Stacy who get the roses and will continue on for another week.