Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Bachelor recap Final Rose

Oh my what a finale. I found myself literally going back and forth for most of the episode: He's gonna pick Tenley, no Vienna. I just couldn't call it. We start with Jake in St. Lucia walking the beach alone telling us how in love he is with two women. Jake then heads to a beach house to meet his family who flew in to meet the two women he has fallen in love with. They sit down Jake tells them about Tenley and Vienna. He admits to them that all the women chasing Jake hated Vienna and his mom yelled out red flag. Jake kicks himself for telling his family that fact about Vienna. Tenley is first to meet Jake's family: his parents, his two brothers and their wives. They sit around and grill Tenley, then his mom takes her out alone for a private grilling, then his dad, in which she passes with flying colors. Then Jake has his own test for Tenley. He jumps in the pool with his clothes on and Tenley jumped in after him with her clothes on - she passed! How is Vienna top this? Well she's up next to try. The family sit around talking and Vienna admits that the girls hated her from the start of the process. Awkward silence. Jake's mom takes him away and tells him that she doesn't like Vienna. The two sisters-in-law talk to Vienna for a double team grilling. They were relentless to start, but she won them over. Mom's turn. She told Vienna that it worries her that she did not get along with the other women in the house. Vienna defended herself and won his mom over too.

Still in St. Lucia it's time for the individual dates. Vienna is up first and they go to a water fall stream where they strip down to their bathing suits and pretty much mud wrestle. They clean themselves off from the water fall then have champagne and make out. Later on he shows up at Vienna's beach house where she presents to him her promise ring and a touching poem. They lay around in each other arms and she tells him she's scared about the next rose ceremony. They kiss and he leaves.

Tenley is up next for her last hurrah with Jake. They get on a boat to go snorkeling and it's so cool what the camera is capturing. The coral reef is amazing. They get back on the boat and Jake is acting distant. Tenley asks Jake if everything is okay and he says to her that he's concerned that they have no physical chemistry, but the emotional chemistry is great. She's confused because she feels the physical chemistry and passion. Jake pretty much just told us who he is going to choose. Men always lead with their pecker... The pecker picks! That's Patti Stanger's line by the way. Jake arrives at Tenley's beach house to a romantic setting (poor Tenley is trying hard). She immediately asks him to clarify what he was talking about on the boat. He stumbled through some words trying to make her feel better, but it would have made me feel worse. She however took it as a challenge. She presented him with a collage of their time together then tongue him down.

It's engagement day! Jake tells us that he's still undecided. Whatever - you know. Neil Lane the jeweler comes to Jake's door to show him engagement rings. The salesman asks Jake to tell him about the girl so he can help him choose a ring, but Jake still doesn't know which girl he's going to give the ring to. He does know however that one girl like a round cut stone and the other a princess cut stone. What do you know, there's a ring there for both women, now choose one. The salesman told him to take both of the rings and decide later which one to keep. That round cut ring was amazing! Heck the princess cut is beautiful too. He sits down and reflects while staring at both rings. Which one will he choose? He takes one of the ring boxes and puts it in his jacket. He now knows his decision is right. They show both girls getting ready in their individual rooms simultaneously then boarding their own helicopter at the same time. Oh my God this is it, who will arrive first?

A helicopter is approaching Jake as he is standing there waiting. It lands and Tenley steps out. I knew it! I cannot believe Vienna won this thing. Tenley looks gorgeous in her gold strapless gown. She walks towards Jake filled with hope and smiles. He's not smiling, he's staring at the ground shaking his head then begins to speak. With all of that Tenley already knows she's not the one. While crying he tells her she's perfect and that he loves her. He says something between them just doesn't feel right. She gracefully cries and tells him because of him she knows that she can feel love again. They hug and cry, then Jake walks her out. She asks him why is he saying goodbye to her and he answers there is some part of him that is not natural with her. Host Chris Harrison is standing there to walk her the rest of the way to the car. Poor girl is crying her eyes out.

Another helicopter is approaching and Jake is checking out the princess cut ring he chose. Vienna exits the helicopter and Chris Harrison walks her towards Jake. I must say that Vienna's dress is absolutely gorgeous. A teal chiffon gown with an asymmetrical one shoulder wide band that comes down to a cinched waist courtesy of a shiny skinny teal belt. I'm not doing the dress's description justice. She arrives to Jake where they hug. She tells him she's really scared and that she doesn't want to lose him. She also tells him that she's in love with him. This girl is talking a lot. Jake starts by saying to her that she needs to take the promise ring she gave him back. Of course she immediately thinks it's because he's dumping her. She looks so sad. Jake follows by saying he loves her and she looks relieved and kisses him. He gets down on one knee and opens the ring box and asks her to marry him. She answers yes. Wow I cannot believe she won, just like she said she'd do in episode two or three.

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