I know, this picture is totally irrelevant to Monday night's episode, but I miss Jillian, okay!!! I feel like the bitter reunion on The Bachelor: The Women Tell All is one of those necessary evils - a way for the producers to drag on the season as long as possible. I'll admit, I pretty much fast forwarded through the entire first hour. Hello, we've been tuned in all season, we don't need to see all the re-cap crap. And why is it that this episode always turns into one big cat fight, as was demonstrated so beautifully by several of this season's drama queens. At least we got to see Jillian one more time. Did you see her shoes? I love her!
Anyway, we finally pressed play again when they started in on the success stories from seasons passed. I found it amusing that the producers felt it necessary to reafirm the audience's faith in the lasting relationships that have resulted from previous seasons of The Bachelor. Were they serious? I'm pretty sure only 2 of the 13 relationships have lasted. Do you know what that means? That means there's a 15.3% chance that Jason and the lucky lady he picks will actually work out. That's right, 15.3%, not even the equivalent of an F. That's like a F,G,H,I...J? That's terrible.
After the feel good stuff ended it was back to the drama. How painful was it to re-live one of the most ridiculous moments in Bachelor history? Did anyone catch what Natalie said in the limo after just having been dumped on her "million dollar date?" It was beyond classic. In case you missed it, let me remind you. In response to Jason's decision to send her home she said "You don't have a connection with me? Who do you think you are, God?" Wow Natalie! Wow! Not your proudest moment I'm sure. And was she honestly surprised to find out that the other women in the household despised her? If even sweet Kari had a problem with her, then I'm sure we all would have to.
Let's talk about Jillian for a moment. Awe, Jillian. I still think she is one of the classiest women this show has ever seen. I really think she handled the awkward reunion with poise as she confronted Jason about why he dealt her the "friend card." Not only was I impressed with her composure, but her positive attitude. Didn't you just love when she responded to Chris Harrison's proposal that she be the next Bachelorette with "I can't wait til Prince Charming gets off his lazy butt and sweeps me off my feet." Me too Jillian, me too.
So, how's everyone feeling going into this final episode? I may be horribly disappointed I know the ending already (my friends totally spoiled it for me with some leaked gossip that has really got me quite upset), but I'm still anticipating the biggest conclusion in Bachelor history. Let's just say I can't stand Jason anymore and think he's an idiot. Stay tuned for next week's After the Final Rose Ceremony. It's gonna be an episode to talk about!