Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed the latest episode of The Bachelorette. Who knew that 17 men, one bachelorette, a tattletale and a McDreamy wannabe could stir up so much drama!? I LOVE it! Grab your drinks and let's get this party started!
Whoever coined the saying "Love, Hollywood style!" must have seen into a crystal ball and saw Ali's date with Frank! Ali's first 1-1 date with the aspiring screenwriter starts with her picking up Frank in a vintage convertible. Shame that the car breaks down on the highway. Not to worry...Ali decides that she and Frank can walk down the highway and hail a cab. I love how one mysteriously appeared to get them! Only on a reality show, my friends...:)
Ali and Frank take off to Hollywood Blvd, where the paparazzi is waiting to take pictures of Ali, along with many fans who want her autograph. Ali happily obliges, and has Frank pose for pictures as well.
Back at the house, the tension start to heat up between Craig R. and Justin "Rated R". Craig makes it known that he is not a fan of Justin and gives him a hard time at the pool. I'm sure this is just the beginning for the entertainment wrestler. What else do you expect!? I swear the "R" in "Rated R" stands for really!? Who are you kidding? It seems like you aren't here for the girl...you are here to boost your so-called career, pal! Hopefully Ali will see through the act...but you never know. It IS a reality show!
The next stop on Ali and Frank's date is a visit to the Hollywood sign. The two admire the view of the city from the sign and discuss Frank's career. He thinks that like Ali, love is worth sacrificing a career for. The two share their first kiss (with Frank wearing some black sunglasses...how very Corey Hart of him!!), and we see the chemistry building between them.
As the date continues into the evening, we see the rose laid out on the table. Ali tells Frank that she thinks he is funny, smart, quirky, charming and not at all normal! Another person may have questioned the last comment, but Ali says that these are all qualities she likes. Ali gives Frank a rose and says to the camera that she is crazy about him and that he exceeded her expectations. He says it was the best first date ever and she says she hopes he feels good about the time they spent together.
The second date card is for a group date. Jonathan, Ty, Chris H., Kirk, Connor, Tyler, Steve, Craig, Chris and Craig M are invited to a date with Ali. The date starts at a beach house in Malibu. The date is actually a group calendar photo shoot on the beach with the men and Ali. The "Sexy Guy" calendar will be sold to raise funds for a charity. Most of the men look hot and very ripped in their skimpy outfits...yummy beefcake! Just what the doctor ordered!!
Jonathan the weatherman is instantly afraid of looking bad in front of the other men who are in better shape. His fears increase when he sees he needs to wear a Speedo! He covers up with a floaty toy...awww Jonny! Don't by shy!! It's for a good cause!
Ty pulls out his guitar and sings for Ali. Their chemistry is evident and they get caught up in the moment. Very cute, don't you think!? ;)
Ali takes the men to a bar later in the evening for a private party. Ty has some 1-1time with Ali and he tells her about his divorce. He explains that he has learned from life lessons and she appreciates his honesty. Hey...at least SOMEONE is honest on this show! Give the guy props for that.
Jonny be Good (aka - the weatherman) is still whining about Craig M. He thinks Craig is poison for Ali and goes to find Ali to chat with her about him. He interrupts her private time with Ty and gushes to her about her beauty, then talks about how nasty Craig is. He mentiones that Craig has no character and says he is dangerous and wants to fight. Afterwards, Craig asks Jonathan if he had a connection with Ali, and laughs at the thought of it.
Justin also crashes Ali's alone time and wants his own moment to talk to her. Ali thinks that Justin is genuine and wants to be there for her. She cuddles up to Justin and says she likes him and hopes that he likes her too.
The night ends with Ty receiving a rose from Ali.
Date number three is with Jesse. He receives Neil Lane cufflinks with his initial son them. Ali thinks Jesse is hot and sexy. She surprises him with a ride on a private plane, and they fly off to Las Vegas. Ali is terrified of flying, as we learned during her time on The Bachelor last season, and Jesee makes her feel safe during the flight.
Once they land in Vegas, they jump into a red Ferrari and speed down the Strip and through the desert. They go to the Aria resort and spend some time in the Liquid pool. The resort is still not open to the public, so they have the place to themselves.
Later, Jesse receives a suit from Ali for their evening date. Ali opens the curtains to reveal an amazing view of the strip in a private suite. Ali is still not sure if Jesse will receive a rose - she needs more time to get to know him.
Back at the house, Craig M. is on a rampage, putting on Jonathan's clothes and antagonizing the poor guy. His obnoxious behaviour does not go unnoticed by the others. The tension continues to worsen as the night progresses...can anyone say asshole!? Someone give him an award for drama queen of the year!
At the end of the date, Ali thanks Jesse for their great chat and she thinks he is a solid and genuine person. She gives Jesse a rose and they go to a private concert with Jamie Collum. The two of them dance and start sharing steamy kisses on the dance floor. Finally...I was beginning to wonder if this guy would ever get anything from this date!! It appears that the two have a great deal of chemistry and a lot of fun together. We'll see what happens in the future.
At the cocktail party, the men start assessing the situation. Frank already feels that he and Ali are like a couple. Ali has some 1-1 time with Chris L., who did not have a date with her that week. He is sad that they have not had any time together as of yet. Ali asks him about his family and Chris invites her to come to Cape Cod. Awww...he's a cutie! I hope her gets a date with her soon!!!
Roberto and Ali share alone time as well. Ali gushes to him about how handsome he is and how she wants to know everything about him. Ali is really into Roberto and goes to play catch with him. Roberto says he is already feeling something for Ali.
Kasey tries to have some 1-1 time with Ali, but is interrupted by Frank. The guys are jealous, as Frank already had a date and received a rose from Ali. Frank tells Ali how he misses her and that he is sad to see her with other men on dates. He kisses her in front of the other men, which just fuels the fire in the others.
Jonathan is praying to the gods that Craig M. is sent home during the next rose ceremony. Craig continues to antagonize Jonathan and everyone feels the tension boiling over. I feel like I am playing pause, then play with this tired scene. Enough already! No wait...it's a reality show...keep it coming!! LOL!!!
Jonathan finally has 1-1 time with Ali and mentions that he had another 'moment' with Craig M. He keeps telling Ali that Craig is dangerous. Ali takes Craig aside for some 1-1 time and asks him point blank if he likes her, because it doesn't seem like he is comfortable around her. She says he seems reserved and calls him out for not asking her any questions. Ali also mentions that someone called him dangerous. Craig talks fast around her and does not appear at all comfortable. He won't even look her in the eye when he talks to her. Yeah...that's sincerity, wrapped up in a nice neat double shot of whatever he keeps in his glass. I can't believe he is representing Canadian men. Where did they find him!?
Craig leaves Ali and is hell bent on finding out who said he was dangerous. He calls everyone into the room for a meeting and mentions what Ali said to him. He calls out Jonathan for the comment. Jonathan admits he does not like him, but does not admit to the comment. Craig pushes his buttons and Jonathan asks him to take accountability for his problems. Atta boy, Jonathan!! Glad to see you have balls of steel. You may need them if it gets ugly!
At the rose ceremony, the following men receive roses:
Poor Craig got shipped back to Canada. Shocking, isn't it!? ;) I love how his parting lines were about hoe Ali couldn't be serious with someone shorter than her, and that he hoped to meet someone on the flight home. Yeah buddy...you were in it for the girl...ummm...I don't think so! I am sure that he's not as terrible as he appeared on the show...but he looked like an idiot. I don't see him having tons of women lining up to date him based on that crap-assed performance with Ali and the rest of the guys!
Well, that's it for this installment. I will be back next week to spill all about the drama that is Ali and her harem...and I must say, I DO enjoy the drama!! Hope you enjoy the next episode!!
Until next time...:)
PS...I had to add this link for all of you who didn't get enough of Craig M. from Canada! Thank you Lindsay for sending this to me...:)