|This posture doesn't scream "In love" to me|
|But AshLee screamed it anyway.|
Second one-on-one date goes to... Tierra! Finally, she get's her one-on-one time with Sean. Oh wait, she's been forcing herself on him this whole time and has probably had more one-on-one time with him than anyone at this point, but at least he invited her this time! They had a fun date checking out the city and shopping in the streets, but Tierra wasn't loving it. This date was an excellent example of how fake she is. When she got the date card it was clear they weren't doing what she wanted to be doing. She said she loves being on the water so she thought he would have taken her out on a boat, and that she didn't think being hot and bitten by bugs sounded like a good time to her. Then when they were on the date, she seemed to be making the most of it and playing the fun loving girlfriend for Sean, but when she was in her interviews with the camera she was complaining about being hot. Boo-freaking-hoo. Sean wanted to bring up the drama with the girls and kind of set things straight, especially after his chat with AshLee, and he did so in a very smooth way I thought. He made it about her and how she was doing since he "knows it's so hard for her in the house". Genius, but Tierra didn't fall for it, she totally knew that the girls were talking about her to him and this put her on edge and then she blamed him for them having a disconnect on their date. More on how this unfolds later.
|Front runners on the group date|
Finally, the last one-on-one went to Lesley. I was super bummed. I had her pegged for a front runner but after seeing this date, it was pretty clear that she wasn't getting a rose. Sean said he really liked her and that they had a good start but that they weren't to the place they should be in their relationship yet, it was moving too slowly. I think Lesley knew this was the case, because she knew she should tell him that she was falling in love with him but in the end she just couldn't do it. It never felt right, which says a lot.
|Tierra crying again.|
Sean fills them in at the cocktail party but declares that he's already made up his mind and there wont be a full party that night, just a rose ceremony. In the end he sends Lesley home, which wasn't a huge shocker after they fizzled at their date. However, I am very disappointed because I'm tired of AshLee. I think with all the obvious crazies gone, AshLee is emerging as the new lead crazy of the group. AshLee's crazy isn't as flashy as Tierra's or Amanda's was, but her's is more deep rooted. She's the desperate-afraid-of-abandonment-I'm-gonna-hold-on-to-this-man-with-everything-I-have crazy. At least that's my opinion.
Next week is where it starts to get really good. I love this part of the show when all that's left are the girls who have a real fighting chance and watching as each of these relationships grow. One positive thing we learned from the previews is that what appeared to be Des' ex-boyfriend showing up on the home town date is actually her crazy-ass brother. That should be entertaining. I think that there might be too much difference in the family dynamics between Des' family and Sean's that this might be her down fall but we'll see.