Monday, March 1, 2010
We All Saw it Coming
But it didn't make it any easier did it?
I knew Jake would end up with Sausage. And I'm not a hater. I don't understand what he sees in her. Personally, she drives me CRAZY. But I do understand that sometimes you can't put into words how you feel about someone. Love is a funny thing and you can't make your heart feel something it won't--I know that's the line from a cheesy love song--but it's true.
The whole thing went down just as I knew it would. Tenley showed up and won over the family. Everyone fell madly in love with her. She's perfect--why wouldn't they? Then of course, Vienna rolls in for her very awkward day with the fam. Somehow, someway, the family ends up giving Jake their blessing on Vienna (I'm still a little confused about where they changed their minds about her) but they apparently do.
On Jake's last date with Tenley, we can all see that he is torn. He knows Tenley is the better choice but he's not as physically attracted to her as he is to Vienna (Don't ask me why!) This is why I love this show. It is so real. He does love her--just not in the same way he loves Sausage.
When Jake sent Tenley home, I actually shed a few tears. She is so honest and good--it was hard to see her get her heart broken again. She is darling and she should be the next bachelorette. But I think the producers didn't pick her for the same reason Jake didn't pick her--she is just too nice and sweet and she is lacking spunk.
I get it. I get that Jake just didn't have the physical attraction to her like he did to Vienna. Tenley was a way better choice for a wife but Jake (like most men) couldn't help himself. And because of that, he went for the bimbo and it won't last.
He tried to tell Tenley on the boat that something was missing, he tried to tell her when he said good-bye and he told her again (in not so many words) on the After the Final Rose and she still looked confused. One thing that always bugs me about this show is how the runner-up always thinks s/he deserves an explanation. They don't. They knew what they were getting when they came on the show. Only one person wins. Someone has to go home. He may have loved you--but he didn't love you AS MUCH as he loved the other person. The end. He liked someone else better. It isn't rocket science. But at the same time, I can imagine how hard it would be to be sent home with your heart broken and how you would still want an explanation.
With that said, Sausage is trashy trashy trashy and I give them 3 months.
Only one thing made me question Jake's common sense more than his decision to pick Vienna. That was his decision to go on Dancing with the Stars! What the? With the likes of Kate Gosselin and Pamela Freakin' Anderson! Now I've heard it all.
What are your thoughts on the finale? Have you made peace with the outcome? Are you happy that Ali is the next Bachelorette? Do you think Jake is a major tool for doing DWTS? and will Jake and Sausage last?