TV DivaGal missed The Bachelorette last week since I was sunning myself on the beaches of Jamaica. But I made it back just in time to catch the explosive episode that we’ve all been waiting for: The reveal of Justin‘s tormented girlfriend back home!
Not that this bit of news has been a big secret. It’s been all over the web that Justin, a.k.a. entertainment wrestler Rated-R, was on the show for the wrong reasons and was secretly harboring his gal back in Canada. Note to all future Bachelors and Bachelorettes: If one of your suitors sings, dances, acts or wrestles, they’re just there for the exposure! (Oh, better add flies a plane to that list, too!)
What we didn’t know is how it would go down, with a phone call from one of Ali Fedotowsky’s fellow Bachelorettes from Jake Pavelka‘s season (feel free to shudder as you read his name), who put Justin’s girlfriend Jessica on the line. Jessica didn’t hesitate to school Ali on how Justin had concocted up this whole idea of being on the show to help jump start his career and had, not too convincingly ΓÇô obviously ΓÇô promised Jessica that he’d be back for her hand in marriage, once he made it to the final three.
With this news, Ali sashayed into the Bachelor pad and confronted Justin about having a girlfriend in front of the remaining Bachelors. Oh. Snap. He did what any self-respecting man caught in a bold-faced lie would do ΓÇô walked out without saying a word.
Ali tried to get him to explain himself, and this is when Justin got camera-shy (seriously dude, you didn’t have a speech planned out months ago, just in case you got caught?). After putting his lies in order, Justin bumbled through a half-ass denial of being on the show for the wrong reasons, stating he JUST realized that his feelings for his girlfriend were stronger than he even knew, and it was time to return to her.
But here’s where signing your life away on a reality contract bites you in the ass. The series actually played the “I’ll always love you” voice mail messages Justin had left for Jessica while Ali and her Bachelors were still in Iceland. His bad! But come to think of it, maybe Jessica has been playing him all along. She did a pretty good job telling her sob story of the lying, cheating boyfriend (with a second girlfriend on the side to boot), and yes, Justin totally deserved it. But now she’s the single gal out and all of America is feeling her pain. Can you say The Bachelorette: Canada Calling?
Ali tried to salvage the day with a date with Ty. I have to admit, I kind of tuned out on this one. Ty basically told her what he learned about life and romance from his divorce, blah, blah, but it was enough for Ali to give him an early rose.
Things got interesting again on the group date when Ali greased down five of her suitors in olive oil to wrestle it out for one-on-one time with her. Kirk slathered in olive oil, now that’s what I call a heart-healthy treat!
Thank goodness Craig won. He’s not as traditionally hunky as the remaining guys, but he seems to be from the heart. Which means you’re going home, sucka! This about who’s got the best abs for the overnight dates, lawyer man!
I’m sure after watching last night’s episode, Craig is breathing a sigh of relief. There’s definitely one smart, sassy and sexy woman out there who knows that this lawyer is a major catch. Case closed!
Catch The Bachelorette Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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