They really could have told us all in an hour, right? I stand by my narrative for this season. Katie knew who she liked early on, which left the Evil Genius Producers (EGPs) with the difficult task – made even harder without travel – of creating entertaining content in the face of few romantic sparks.
This was obvious by the fact that the two most compelling moments of the Tell All – well, three if you count how hot Tayshia looked – had NOTHING to do with the season.
Interesting Moment #1 (not counting how hot Tayshia looked) – was when a random woman in the audience who looked like a Hallmark movie lead decided she wanted to kiss Connor.
Random, if you’re willing to overlook that she was already mic’d up. Random, if they just decided “Nah” about following their COVID protocols. Random, if you’re willing to ignore how on fire the interwebs was finding out who this mystery woman was. Turns out she’s a Nashville musician getting some promo. Good for her.
Interesting Moment #2 (not counting how hot Tayshia looked) – was the video of Jason’s proposal to Kaitlyn. Cute. But let’s call it what it was – filler content because the season just hasn’t been that interesting.
The rest of the Tell All – I’ll deal with Michael in a minute – was like that line in Macbeth:
It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Either that or an episode of Jerry Springer.
Michael. I had always felt that his self-elimination was imminent. But the way it went down was brutal. It didn’t sit right hearing him tell his son on Facetime that the reason he was away was that he was “working.” But, dang, that gut-punch of, “Maybe Daddy left because he don’t want to see me.” Oooooof. Bye, Michael.
Of course, the EGPs tried to manipulate us by having Kaitlyn ask Michael in the Tell All if he’d be up for Katie having him back, which he was delighted to agree to. But Katie is the girl with no regrets, and she shut that down when her time on the sofa came later.
Minor observation #1. Andrew certainly got the “let’s test drive him for the next Bachelor” edit. Not a prediction. Just an obvious observation.
Minor observation #2. I thought Tayshia – have I mentioned how hot she looked? – and Kaitlyn were fine playing the Chris Harrison role in the Tell All, especially hostessing for the first time. I could see them growing into that role quite comfortably. Not a prediction. Just my observation.
We got absolutely no sense that Katie ended up engaged. She was very vague. With Michael gone, there now is only one Guy That Katie Actually Likes. And the question is, does that guy (Greg) like her more than he liked Connor?
Last thing. Is this the Gen Y Three Tenors?
P.S. This week’s viewing wine was a fabulous (and assume that also means quality-to-price ratio) Vila Real 2016 Douro Reserva I picked up at Wegmans.