Guest Post: The Bachelor Wrap Up
Hey thanks Andrea for sending your thoughts on The Bachelor finale that just finished up on GO.
The Bachelor is huge in the US with it getting mainstream media coverage daily when it is screening and the people that star on the show get more than their 15 minutes of fame.
Here it is:
Well the most controversial finale in The Bachelor history has just wrapped up on the Go channel this week.
Set in Switzerland, Ben had a difficult decision to make poor thing, as he was in love with two incredible women, Courtney and Linzi.
His mother and sister arrived to help him decide and straight away warned him against Courtney as she couldn’t get on with the rest of the women in the house. However on meeting her, they changed their minds and gave both girls a stamp of approval, saying that they considered them both a perfect match for Ben.
On Linzi’s final date with Ben, she tells him that she has never felt this way before and can see a life with him, Courtney says the same thing and that she’s head over heels in love with him and doesn’t want to lose him! What is poor Ben to do?
He says he’s confused, but later admits to camera that he knows who he wants to spend the rest of his life with, chooses an expensive ring ( I wonder if he has to pay for it ) and prepares to propose.
Linzi arrives first by helicopter over stunning views of snow capped mountains. Shes been feeling confident but Ben soon shoots that down in flames by saying sorry, but he’s fallen in love with Courtney. She doesn’t seem overly upset and tells him as he’s walking her out to call her if things don’t work out with Courtney.
When Courtney arrived he tells her that the whole journey and experience has been worth it, he’s madly in love with her, gets down on one knee and proposes. They promise that they will love each other forever as the camera pans out to more stunning views of Switzerland.
After this episode, we go straight to ” Bachelor After the Final Rose – Wrap Up” where Ben and Courtney come on separately and explain that due to all the negativity and hostile media reaction that they have been on a break. Courtney is no longer wearing her engagement ring and they are both very emotional and teary. When the episodes went to air, Ben realized how mean and nasty Courtney had been to the other women, and instead of standing by her, decided to break up with her.
Courtney felt Ben had abandoned her in her hour of need and left her to deal with the media herself. Ben said that he is in a better place and apologised to her and told her he still loves her.After watching footage of the proposal, they started to cry and said they want to try again. The host quickly whips out the engagement ring that he has been minding for them and Ben slips it back on Courtney’s finger.
It would be nice to say that they are still living happily ever after but if the rumours are true reading on line, they are still together, but things are looking a bit shaky. Apparently success stories from any of The Bachelor series are far and few between.