The Bachelorette is over.

on August 7, 2013 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 7 comments by

I gave you an extra day to watch Des’s finale, so be warned that we’re about to get supes spoiler up in here. Because I really want to talk about the entire situation and whoaaaaaaaaa.

So. Stop here if you don’t know the crazy of the final rose ceremony. Or, you know, if you had better things to do with your Monday nights all summer.

[Which, by the way, our Zumba class was real low on numbers Monday night and the dancing stranger beside me and I jointly decided it was the finale’s fault. So. Yay for us. More space to shake it.]

Now to Des.

You guys.

Let me back up and say while you know I love all things Bach, and originally I was excited about Des being the main gal, and I would totally be her friend if she asked, honestly we [our 6 season strong Bach-watching crew] found her boring.


Listen. Brooks. Who can even DEAL with him?!? What a total heartbreak. That was terrible to watch but man, the honesty on both sides was refreshing. For a few minutes there, as they walked from the dock, it almost felt like they forget they were on television.

[Dear Bachelor franchise, sometimes I need these people to forget they are on television because they are trying to fall in love and I know I’m making it worse by consuming the goods, but nonetheless I need human emotions not swayed by cameras thank you.]

I didn’t think I cared that much until I watched him decide to leave and seriously, didn’t you think he was coming back? I totally thought he would come back for the finale!!! BUT HE DID NOT.

He didn’t.

And suddenly her eyes are opened to Chris? Oh man, I dunno. I think that is a hard right turn, but matters of the heart- who can judge?

But she sure was TOTALLY IN LOVE with Brooks and saving her heart from Brooks and then he is gone and she decides to marry Chris?

Also. Can we just say. Her brother is the absolute worst and should not be allowed on television. He’s mean. Just plain mean. I know they had a tough upbringing and all that, but get friendly, dude.

So. Her ring is beautiful. She seems happy.

After The Final Rose…. 

Man oh man. All we really need to talk about is the three minutes that she and Brooks sat beside each other and still, somewhere in their hearts, there was love. The real thing. And two broken hearts sat on that stage realizing they missed each other forever.

When he saw her ring? It was all over his face- the sadness. The surprise. The regret.


And I don’t think I know a single girl who can’t relate to a good thing going bad and no matter how much you’ve moved on, sitting beside him on a couch would make your heart do a heart thing.

So I feel ya, Des. I feel ya.

Finally, JUAN PABLO. 

Here’s to a whole season of looking over to your friends and asking, “he’s so cute… wait… what did he just say?”

Now… your turn!

Thoughts on Des’s season and finale? Excited about our next Bachelor, Juan Pablo??


  1. Megan
    posted on Aug 07, 2013 at 9:27 AM  |  reply

    The finale! Definitely not what I expected. Brooks seemed unsettled prior to and during his break up with Des. Like he wasn’t sure if his feelings were strong enough or commitment issues or something! I was sure he was coming back, it sounded like he regretted it at the time. Even seeing the limo pull up, I was convinced they were pulling a fast one and it would be Brooks.

    Chris seems like a good guy (but man needs to work on his poetry writing. This English major wanted to slap him after the second poem!). And it’s true I think he’s the type of guy Des needs, because he’s real up front with his feelings and takes care of her. But it was a big switcheroo after Brooks…and he might just be a rebound. Time will tell.

  2. posted on Aug 07, 2013 at 9:33 AM  |  reply

    haha, this was the perfect post. just, everything.

    i only thought brooks was coming back because all the spoilers said he won. but honestly, he wasn’t my favorite. i always liked chris the most, so i’m happy that it’s them. i just hope in her heart of hearts SHE’S really happy that it’s him. like the above comment says, only time will tell….

    definitely and for real the MOST dramatic finale ever, though.

  3. Erin
    posted on Aug 07, 2013 at 12:28 PM  |  reply

    I thought the season was so boring that I’m tempted to skip next season entirely. Also I didn’t watch After the Final Rose, but I did just find a clip online of Des and Brooks, but no moment where he saw the ring. That I’d like to see!

    I can’t tell if she was just attracted to Brooks because he was harder to pin down.

  4. posted on Aug 07, 2013 at 4:00 PM  |  reply

    Haha, well now I know who get chosen, ‘cos we don’t get that season before next year in Norway..haha!

  5. Lecie
    posted on Aug 08, 2013 at 9:47 AM  |  reply

    Brooks made me SO mad! How could he break her heart! How rude????
    Juan Pablo……………….OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I SO DO NOT WANT TO WAIT TILL JANUARY! Wish I could join that show!

  6. Kim
    posted on Aug 08, 2013 at 1:39 PM  |  reply

    Ok, I thought I would be skeptical if she chose anyone after Brooks leaving (and I still wonder a little), but I have to admit, when she was with Chris (after she let Drew go), I really felt like you could see in her face that she really liked him and was really happy with him. Crazy.

  7. Kristen
    posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM  |  reply

    Oh girl. YES- how awkward was the After the Rose? When Des was asking Brooks what changed in his heart and when, etc…you could tell she still cared. A lot.

    As for choosing Chris- I personally liked Chris more than Brooks, but I think they are rushing into things by getting engaged. Hate the pressure that the show puts for an engagement at the end!

    Thanks for being an open Bach fan- most of my Christian circles judge me way too much for this obsession (although I catch them lingering if I am watching it in the same room as them)! 😉

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