Our Rosemaster has The Bachelor all figured out. Chris Harrison blogged a couple weeks back about The Great First Date Syndrome and how it would effect Ashley Hebert. (CliffsNotes: It would turn her into a “mentally unstable,” jealous, crazy person.)
Now, in his Season 15, Episode 4 blog for Entertainment Weekly, Chris reminds us about the deep meaning of helicopters:
“Chantal [O’Brien] got this week’s first one-on-one date. If you’ve done your Bachelor homework you know that the first helicopter date of the season is a big one. Ali took Roberto on the first helicopter date and Jake took Vienna on one as well. Some of the girls in the house did the math and got a little ahead of themselves; we’ll have to see if history repeats itself.”
Of course, Ali and Roberto and Jake and Vienna also enjoyed extreme activities one-on-one dates, just like Brad Womack and Michelle Money. True, Brad helped Chantal conquer her fear of deep water, but it didn’t seem quite as traumatizing as Michelle’s fear of heights — plus, Brad was also scared to rappel down the building. They bonded over a shared fear, which tends to forge a tight bond.
More on Michelle’s black eye: “Here’s what we know: Everybody went to bed after the rose ceremony. I returned to the house early the next morning to wake the girls up and send them on their dates. Michelle woke up, looked in the mirror and bam, black eye. The truth is nobody has any idea whatsoever how Michelle got that black eye. I don’t think its possible to get a ‘stress black eye’ as she said, and I don’t think she beat herself up. I’ve mentioned in the past that we don’t have cameras rolling 24/7, and we don’t have secret cameras in the girls’ bedroom. Much like the Bermuda triangle, Hugh Hefner’s upcoming wedding, and the Kardashians’ popularity, some things just can’t be explained. It was pretty amusing to see Michelle milk it all week using frozen peas, corn, and popsicles to try to keep the swelling down.”
Loveline group date: “One thing you didn’t get to see on this date is that Dr. Drew spent a lot of time with the ladies and gave his recommendations to Brad. Gotta give Stacey some credit for admitting her past cheating. I doubt she was the only one who has cheated, but she was the only one that had the guts to say so. Considering she got sent home, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea. Although at least it allowed us to even know she was on the show. I was wondering who that girl was.” (Ouch! She’s the Beantown version of Gia Allemand, Chris!)
Chantal vs. Michelle: “Michelle finally got her one-on-one date. I absolutely loved how Chantal stuck a pen in her balloon by pointing out how the date card didn’t have the world ‘love’ in it. This really did bother Michelle, and she spent much time contemplating what this meant. Michelle’s fear of heights was very real and so is her game. She’s got Brad wrapped right now. I’m sure many of you are wondering why Brad is falling for her games. You have to remember Brad doesn’t see or hear everything. He’s not privy to all the drama in the house. I’m sure you noticed there’s no love lost between Chantal and Michelle. These two went at it over Ashley H. and they’ll go at it again.”
Read Chris’s full blog here.