Breaking Down The Bachelor by the Numbers
We’re down to 13, folks. Shawntel, one of the finalists during Brad Womack’s season, crashed tonight’s cocktail party to win Ben’s heart. But she went home empty-handed, along with two other women. Ben didn’t give away the final rose. In his defense, it was a “dramatic rose ceremony” (though not necessarily “the most dramatic rose ceremony ever”), what with a ghost from the past in the shape of a funeral director crashing the party and the law student passing out.
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What did we learn tonight? That women are super-catty when threatened. (Way to reinforce the stereotype, girls!) That a “leap list” is apparently something the kids are talking about these days. (A “leap list” is a list of things one wants to do before reaching a milestone such as getting married or having children, as opposed to dying, which is a “bucket list.”) And that San Francisco may or may not have an open container law that may or may not have been broken during Ben and Kacie B’s one-on-one walk during the group date.
Let’s get to the numbers:
2 = Number of women who say their time with Ben on their date was “magical”.
1 = Number of choreographed fireworks display during a kiss on a date after Ben awarded the rose to Emily (what if he hadn’t given her a rose and the fireworks went off because someone didn’t get the memo? Um, awkward!).
11 = Number of women on the group date.
3 = Number of times Ben referred to San Francisco as “my home”.
0 = Hot tub kisses.
4 = Number of crying women on tonight’s episode.
6 = Number of women Ben kissed on this episode.
2 = Times Ben or the ladies referred to “the journey”.
I’m going to miss Jaclyn. She was funny. My favorite quote of hers tonight was: “On a scale of one to ten, I think I’m going to throw up.”
Next week, the harem heads to Park City, Utah. The promo shows at least two hot tub kisses. Bring out the bleach!