It’s day two of The Bachelor special and let me tell you I am beyond jealous that the girls got to stay in the Fairmount Lake Louise in Canada. Lucky b**ches! I guess the economy hasn’t hit The Bachelor and with all of its viewers every week, they don’t have to skimp on locations and hotels.
Catherine finally gets a one-on-one date with Sean. I love them together and she’s definitely my favorite. They bring out the childish fun side of each other. Sean pulls up in a huge snow bus and they’re about to battle the blizzard. They take turns on the bus radio and make it like a bus tour. When they get to this glacier, the wind is blowing and the snow is pelted at them. They make the best out of it and go sledding, make snow angels, and embrace the moment even in the worst circumstances. Who am I kidding? Even a blizzard isn’t that bad. They get free travel, outdoor wear, a snow bus, and free lodging/food.
For part two of the date, they of course have a horse-drawn carriage and are taken to a castle made of ice. They have dinner and it’s time for Catherine to open up about her life. When she was 12-years-old at summer camp, a girl named Kelly walked in front of her on this really narrow trail. Kelly was hit by a tree while they were walking and in that moment Catherine realized how things can just be taken away from you. It has shaped her to want a family, find love, and really enjoy life. I think she has the best perspective on life and is showing that she isn’t fake like some of the other girls. Everyone wants a fairy tale, but it’s the everyday more than the fantasy. Sean gives her a rose to show how important and special she is. I like that he describes her as “intelligent, sexy, and funny.” He has more than just chemistry with her. Definitely an early favorite to win!
On to the group date with Daniella, AshLee, Sarah, Tierra, Selma, Leslie, and Lindsay and there always has to be a challenge or something to fight the odds. I get that Sean wants to pull them out of their comfort zone, but some girls are too “fragile,” e.g. Tierra, to be doing these activities. In the grand scheme of things, these activities aren’t that challenging, but Tierra needs to win an Oscar for her victim acting. The girls and Sean jump in glacier water in their bathing suits and then run back to safety tents. All of the girls are ecstatic with endorphins after jumping in the water and even view it as a bonding experience. While all the girls are doing interviews in bath robes, Tierra is hamming it up for the cameras shivering, “blue lips,” and again needing attention. She makes it back to the room and even Catherine and Desiree are worried. They believe that she has hypothermia. (BTW not once did they check her temperature, they felt her toes, and put her in the hotel room) Tierra never had anything serious and ABC just didn’t want to get sued so they took precautions to ensure she was fine. Side note: Selma doesn’t even attempt the water challenge. Even Sean points out that Tierra always gets injured, he says it’s to get individual time with him.
All the girls get dolled up for some lounge time with Sean and Tierra is “too sick” to attend. Sean and Leslie spend time together and they definitely have good chemistry. He says he likes her energy and appreciates her, which is a very nice compliment. Sarah starts showing Sean pictures of her family and when she was younger. Sean is a little freaked out by this and is now thinking about meeting the girls’ families. You can tell this strikes a nerve with Sean and creates doubt about Sarah and his relationship. Tierra comes in while the girls are talking about her. She’s allegedly sick, but able to make it so the girls still hate her. Leslie says that Tierra is a professional at injuries and if she had a class it would be how to fake an injury 101. Lindsay says, “We were all freezing in the water and Tierra just hangs onto negativity.” Leslie is given the rose and for once Tierra isn’t handed a sympathy rose!
Now for the ABC twist! The previews makes it seem like a past love is coming back and all the girls are upset about it. I thought they were going to bring in Emily just for the drama. Instead, Sean is breaking up with Sarah because there isn’t a connection between them. I think the family pictures were a catalyst for this decision and he couldn’t bear talking to her parents and lying to them about his feelings for their daughter. Sarah takes this personally, as any girl would, because she says “it isn’t the first time this has happened.” She is tired of hearing how great she is and how someone else would be lucky to have her. I understand her position and it’s frustrated to get rejected especially when she feels like her arm is the thing holding her back. I hope that during the reunion show, she can tell the audience of her new-found romance with a better guy!