First let’s talk about Colton and Cassie and then let’s get to our New Bachelorette! If you haven’t watched last night episode stop reading! You’ve been warned! And why would you be reading this if you didn’t want to know what happened? Ha! Anyway..
I was pretty shocked when Cassie opened the door to the hotel room. As you guys know from my blog last night, I didn’t think she was actually gonna be in the hotel room. I thought it was gonna be a producer telling Colton that she was already on a plane back home and then he was gonna hop a plane back to the US to get her. But I guess it makes sense that they had her stay there so that Colton could grab her before they took off to Spain. Assuming, of course, that she wanted to go to Spain.
Colton’s initial conversation with her had me nervous. It seemed like she was to focused on the fact that this wasn’t the way the Bachelor was supposed to happen, rather than thinking about their relationship. I mention this in a previous blog of mine, but I always said that Cassie was too knowledgeable about reality TV shows and how they work for this process to work for her. If you didn’t get to read that one post you can read it here. But basically Cassie has been on a reality show before and therefore knows a lot about how we have any TV shows work. When you go into this with that kind of knowledge, you can’t really be blind enough to the fact that cameras are around for you to really let down your guard.
But in the same breath, I kind of think Cassie being knowledgeable about reality TV is why she’s thinking about all this with the more level head. Yes, I think she’s not quite as into him as he is into her. But I also think that’s because she’s not getting swept up in the fantasy of it all. Which is kind of a good thing to be honest. I think back to when I was on the Bachelor and I thought I was so into the Bachelor at the time. But within a week of leaving the show I realized that I didn’t even like him at all. Isn’t that crazy?! I went from thinking that I was falling in love with somebody to feeling like I didn’t know them and didn’t have a single feeling for them. All within a week. That’s what the show will do to you. It make you think you have feelings that might not necessarily be there. And I think Cassie knew that all along.
That’s why when her and Colton were talking, they alluded to the fact of whether or not feelings were real versus what you’re supposed to feel at that point in the show. So all along, while I thought Cassie‘s knowledge of the show would hinder her in this experience – and I guess it kind of has because she couldn’t let down her guard and feel the fantasy of it all – but in regards to the relationship working when all the cameras are gone I actually think this is a really good thing for them. This could be the wake up call that most relationships from the show need at the end to actually survive in the real world or to see whether not they could survive. It takes the fantasy out of it all.
Meeting the Parents
Going into meet Colton’s parents I felt so bad for Cassie! What an incredibly shitty situation to be in. I totally understand why she was in tears before she walked in. I would’ve been too! I thought it was really classy of her for how she held herself together during the hard conversations she had to have with his family. Heck, her conversation with his mom started with “tell me what you decided to bail”, using the word bail is definitely a dig. And I don’t blame his mom for using that word. I would have too. But I just think Cassie did a really great job trying to navigate this very difficult situation.
The Happy Couple
There really isn’t much point talking about their final day other than to say that they’re together now and I think that’s absolutely beautiful! Good for Colton for following his heart! Whether or not Cassie is fully in it. That’s not for me or you to decide. She is the only one that knows that. And I’ve always said that the couples that have the least traditional path on the show are the ones that tend to make it! Look at Arie and Lauren B who just got married and are expecting their first child. Nobody expected that when he broke up with Becca at the end of last season. Looking at them, I think they look super in love and I hope they enjoy every minute of not only this experience but of their love for each other! Look how giddy they were on the Finale! Whether it lasts for the rest of their days or for a few more days. Soak it all in!
And I think it’s good that they didn’t get engaged. I honestly find it silly that the couples get engaged every single season. I, for one, know that when I got engaged on the show, I was 1000% not ready. I was ready to get engaged to someone, but the person I got engaged to I didn’t even know. So I think it’s awesome that they’re taking time to get to know each other.
I was able to find her jumpsuit but it’s from a designer’s bridal collection!! So here are some affordable alternatives!
The New Bachelorette
Congrats to Hannah B becoming our next Bachelorette! The spoilers called it and I totally called it with my expert detective work last week. Ha! I was pretty shocked by the decision at first to be honest. Not shocked last night, but shocked the week before when I figured it out. But now, that I think about it more Hannah is the absolute perfect choice for the Bachelorette!
She’s pretty but not overly beautiful that it’s intimidating. She’s sweet but also has a spicy and firecracker side to her. And she’s not afraid to speak her mind. I think she’ll make things interesting to be honest. I think she’s gonna be absolutely great and I’ll be cheering for her all the way! If she wasn’t your first choice for the Bachelorette, try to give her a chance. I think of it this way. Colton honestly wasn’t my first choice for the Bachelor. I honestly didn’t want to see him be the Bachelor because of the Tia situation. But now I can say confidently that he’s one of my favorite Bachelor’s ever! So give Hannah a chance. She might surprise you!
Loved the red dress that she was wearing on After The Final Rose! You can find it here! As you can see, it is around the same price as last week’s dress! I’ve also linked a few similar options.
Now let’s discuss everything in the comments below! I had so much fun chatting with you guys in the comment section on yesterday’s post and can’t wait to hear what you all think today!