First up, Sean is visiting AshLee in Houston. Sean already knows that she loves him, and the pressure is on. You don't want to break a girl's heart when she's confessed her love already! First we find out that they both have fathers who are reverends and I am wondering how AshLee's dad felt about her teenage marriage then... They have a heartfelt conversation and I just feel like AshLee is boring. And they are boring together. So maybe she is perfect for him... But I just don't see a spark. AshLee admits that she has been dreaming of this day since she was 4 years old- does she mean bringing the Bachelor home to her parents??? Wow that is dedication to the show, AshLee. Sean meets the parents and he is feeling right at home. AshLee starts crying as she recounts the emotion of the polar bear plunge, and starts to laugh as she tells her parents about rolling around in the sand with Sean at St Croix. Things are getting uncomfortable. Sean ensures AshLee's mom that he will not break her heart, and I'm like.. maybe you shouldn't make that promise when you have 3 other girls. This chick has abandonment issues, you know. AshLee's dad ensures him that it will even break HIS heart if he doesn't choose her. Pressure is on. But apparently her dad signed off on her teen marriage and trusted her in that decision. Sean, I don't know if this is the most stable family for you to marry into... I know I wouldn't want it. At the end of the day, AshLee confesses that she doesn't want to wait another minute to marry Sean. How did that work out for you last time, AshLee? Can you tell that I don't want her to win???
Next, Sean goes to visit Catherine in Seattle. They hang out in a marketplace with people staring and taking pictures and it is just so romantic. They head to a fish stand and play toss with the fish and I admit, it looks like they are having fun together. I do like Catherine, but I don't know- I just see them more with a friend vibe than as romantic. In other news, I think I want to visit Seattle- this place looks like a good time! Sean and Catherine head out to see her family and she's already warning him about their intimidating nature. Sean dons an apron and jumps right into her family life, and it is so wonderful. But then, Catherine talks alone with her sisters. They are all very realistic, which is definitely my style, but atypical for Bachelor contestants. Most girls are like AshLee- thinking that this is a fairy tale and they are the princess- but I think Catherine is sensible and I like that. Unfortunately, the sisters make Sean feel like she can't settle down and that she has extreme mood swings, and this doesn't look good for her... Catherine's mom has a "we'll see what happens" attitude about the future (which is probably smart considering the typical path of the show), but now Sean is really concerned about moving forward... Yikes! Maybe my prediction was right, after all!
Sean's next stop is to see Lindsay's family and that means her 2-star general father. Uh oh! Lindsay still seems a bit crazy, but maybe that is why they have the best chemistry, in my opinion. They spend the day hanging out around her small town, visiting antique shops, etc. Fun... Sean thinks Lindsay is ready to settle down and have kids and he thinks this is it! But he is super nervous about meeting her dad. Lindsay has never brought home a guy she was serious about (aka has been seeing non-exclusively for 6 weeks), so she puts him through some army training to get him ready. Okay, it's pretty cute. Lots of butt smacking, woo! They head to the base that her father is in charge of (and where they live), and Sean is hoping to prove himself as a man. Lindsay's mom grills Sean and she definitely approves! I love her mom, she is crazy and adorable. See now THIS seems like a family that he should want to be a part of! The General lets Sean know that he does not want to see Lindsay hurt, and I feel like Sean better listen! Sean asks for the dad's blessing and I love the candid response- how can he even answer that right now?? It's the hardest thing he's been asked, and I can imagine. Sean says it's the hardest question he's ever asked, but wait- didn't he already ask that question two times in this episode? Well, anyway, Sean had a great time and I still maintain that Lindsay will win. Which I guess would be fine with me...
|Still my predicted winner! (ABC)|
|NOT a funny joke, Des! (ABC)|
Well, even though the Des drama wasn't exactly what I expected, I will hold on to my prediction that the top two will be AshLee and Lindsay. Plus, I still think Lindsay will win (and I really hope she beats lame-o AshLee). Tomorrow night is a special "Sean Tells All" event and I cannot wait! He's going to bear all about his decisions and we'll get to see more never-before-seen footage of the Tierrarist at her worst! Don't worry, I'll be here with my commentary on ALL of his confessions!