Whew. So ridiculous, so loopy, so unparalleled, my head remains to be spinning. Some issues I noticed coming, some I undoubtedly didn’t. To begin, no “Reader Emails” in the present day. This weeks podcast is up as I posted it yesterday afternoon. It’s a very good one with Annie Jorgensen and Carolyn Moore from “Joe Millionaire.” Simply gonna give my ideas on what occurred final night time. Quite a bit to unpack there. And by the point you learn this, I’ll already on a aircraft to Vegas and it’s potential the potential males for subsequent season of the “Bachelorette” will already be up on the Bachelorette Fb web page. If they're launched in the present day, observe my Twitter account as I'll put up as many as I can that I can discover the final identify and IG accounts of. It might take a bit of longer than traditional since I received’t be settled in on the lodge til in all probability round 11am PT or so, however I’ll do my finest. Any assist could be appreciated if you happen to’re on the market. Simply DM me on Twitter or IG, or e-mail me at email@example.com if the blokes are launched and you've got any information. It’d actually save me lots of time. Principally simply want the place they reside and what their IG account is. I’ll fear about backstories, any potential problematic ones (I'll have already got one), or something like that subsequent week as soon as I’ve returned. With that mentioned, lets get to final night time.
The place do I start? Geez. Nicely lets discuss spoilers briefly. Couple weeks in the past was after I gave the primary spoiler in regards to the ending of the season, which was that Clayton left Iceland single after Susie rejected his proposal. A pair days in the past after being relayed to me not directly from somebody who noticed the finale, it wasn’t a rejected proposal, however simply that Susie wasn’t in love with him and left him in Iceland single. In order that half was proper together with I knew he wasn’t with Gabby or Rachel, nor was there any discuss or any rekindling going to occur. Unsure why folks have been so hell bent on Rachel, however they have been. Oh yeah, it’s as a result of she posted an IG story on Valentine’s Day of her and Clayton kissing. And since they wished it to be Rachel so they might declare they spoiled one thing. Womp wooooomp. Whenever you base your spoilers off social media, as a rule you're going to be incorrect, and that’s what occurred this season. And the way’s that “Susie simply bolted as a result of she wished to be the Bachelorette” take understanding? As for put up present, I mentioned I didn’t know. I had heard he was single, I mentioned I’d completely be shocked if he simply got here out and mentioned he and Susie have been courting, however crazier issues have occurred. So yeah as I’m watching final night time, not till Jesse teased it I knew Susie was popping out, up till that time for certain simply thought that’s the way it ended and Clayton was single. Undoubtedly was incorrect on that and didn’t see it coming.
Now, HOW we received to that time is the one time I believed Jesse Palmer kinda dropped the ball. He mentioned he had all these questions, however he didn’t ask the 2 questions I feel a lot of the viewers had:
1) How quickly after Iceland did Susie attain out to Clayton and the way typically have they seen one another the final 4 months?
2) What occurred to Susie’s dealbreaker?
And I assume a third one:
3) After watching what he did and mentioned to Rachel and Gabby and toyed with their feelings, what her ideas on that?
Look, I’m not saying Susie acted or exaggerated. However she made a complete factor about if Clayton instructed both of the opposite two he was in love with them, or slept with them, that's not one thing she will transfer ahead with. She actually left the present due to it. By the appears of issues, Susie contacted Clayton fairly shortly after leaving Iceland, so, can we at the very least get some kind of rationalization as to how her thoughts modified so fast? We all know how a lot producers play a job in nudging/manipulating/typically even forcing folks to do issues on this present. And anybody that is aware of how these reveals work behind the scenes (i.e. “UnReal”), is aware of that manufacturing has sure storylines/storyboards properly earlier than the season begins filming. Should you assume they simply begin filming day 1 and no matter occurs, occurs, you’re sorely mistken. So whereas I don't know what went down in Iceland, is it actually far fetched to consider that manufacturing might’ve instructed Susie, “Look, you don’t want to depart Iceland with him. However we’ll allow you to contact him after the present if you need.” No, it’s not. No concept if it occurred that method, but it surely’s definitely not arduous to assume it didn’t.
It will give them an ending their viewers has ever seen in 20 years and 46 seasons. It permits Susie a bit of extra time to assume. And it offers them the chance to promote, “You haven't any concept the way it ends,” which in hindsight, Jesse had an concept, proper? He wasn’t simply instructed proper earlier than that phase that Clayton had been speaking to Susie for nonetheless lengthy. So now we all know why Jesse has mentioned what he’s mentioned in interviews and why Fleiss tweeted what he did a pair weeks in the past. So going ahead, any finale spoiler is simply that – a finale spoiler of what occurred on the finish of filming. However issues have modified put up filming so many occasions in latest seasons, some I’ve been capable of spoil as properly, and a few not (like this season). It’s a hell of rather a lot harder to know what occurs put up present as a result of it’s not pre-recorded. If it’s pre-recorded, stuff’s gonna get out. However put up present is unquestionably harder to seek out out. I attempt my finest each season and relay to you what I’m listening to. So we march on to the subsequent season.
I joined Dave Neal’s YouTube reside final night time after the present if you happen to wanna verify that out right here (begins across the 43:10 mark):
Should you don’t wanna watch, I’ll summarize a pair factors I made. One factor about final night time is I didn’t take pleasure in Clayton getting pummeled like that. As a man, I assume I simply felt dangerous for him. HOWEVER (earlier than the aggregators go loopy), that doesn’t imply it wasn’t justified. As a result of it was. Each single phrase out of Rachel and Gabby’s mouth up on stage to him was 100% reality. That they had each proper to inform him off for the way they felt he handled him. In the identical breath, I can even say I felt dangerous for the man as a result of this was on nationwide tv and I’m guessing it should’ve felt actual lonely up there with all of America behind these ladies, all the viewers behind these ladies clapping for each right level they made, and him mainly simply having to sit down there and take it. It was deserved, however that doesn’t imply I loved watching it occur. I'd’ve felt dangerous for ANY particular person in that place. Who the hell desires to have primarily the entire world coming down on them at one time? I’m guessing nobody. I do know what Clayton did to Gabby and Rachel was shitty. Dealt with the scenario about as poorly as one might probably think about. However I didn’t take any pleasure in watching him endure the implications for it. Each of these will be true.
I do know the simple factor to do is shit throughout Clayton, name Susie a moron for taking him again, and say they’re going to fail as a pair. Lots of people already are on social media. I’m simply not going to. Do I feel they're long run for one another? No. However I’m not going to overtly root in opposition to them. I don’t root in opposition to any couple. I don’t perceive what Susie did, and I definitely have questions, but it surely’s not my place to know her. It’s her life, her choice, and in the end that’s who she desires to be with. Me shitting throughout them is already occurring sufficient from all walks of social media in hours for the reason that finale ended, no level for me so as to add to it. What do folks get out of that? Prefer it makes you're feeling higher that you simply made your ideas identified publicly how a lot you hate the man? Ummmm, nice? Would possibly wanna re-prioritize issues in your life. “Bachelorette” begins filming this weekend. I'll spend zero time interested by Susie and Clayton’s relationship until they reveal some stuff in upcoming interviews. Aside from that, similar to each season earlier than it, I transfer on and I start engaged on the subsequent one. So if you happen to really feel the necessity to name them names or hope for his or her demise, simply verify your self. That doesn’t do anyone any good. They’re already having it tough. You piling on makes will do completely nothing in the long term.
Clayton made a shit ton of errors this season, he was naïve to the method, he was clueless how you can deal with being the lead of this present, coupled with what was most definitely lots of producer prodding and manipulation, and properly, what we noticed over these final two nights is the way it turned out for him. Susie forgave him sufficient to the purpose the place she’s calling him her freakin’ boyfriend now. I don’t really feel the necessity to proceed to name him names, proceed to let him know the way terrible he dealt with Rachel and Gabby, and rail on the man like everybody else is doing. Lets all simply cease. He is aware of he screwed up royally. He doesn’t want to listen to it in each remark. So all you may ask going ahead is that he by no means does that to anybody else. He apologized, he owned what he did, I don’t assume it was on goal, and he mentioned he’s gonna study. Telling him “no you’re not” appears pointless now, however I get that everybody on social media is an professional. I simply know that it’s over and carried out with, and I’m transferring on. Others ought to as properly.