[Sung to the tune of Madonna's "La Isla Bonita"] "Last night I dreamt of Juan Pabloooo...." Yeah that goes through my head every time I watch this show. Pero, Quien es Juan Pablo??
Gossip has leaked out that he is allegedly homophobic, which, to be fair, probably puts him league with every other super conservative Bachelor that has gone before him. He told an interviewer that having a gay Bachelor would be "confusing" for kids to see and "not a good example." Now he's backing away from those words, blaming a language barrier. Whatevs... I would be awesome to see him get together with either the opera singer or the hairdresser and then be surrounded by los homosexuales day in and day out, til' death (or about three months later) do they part.
This week's show had my favorite moment from each season: The death-defying challenge.
Our hero and one of the gals are cabled to a suspension bridge, or strapped into a parachute, or tied down on some train tracks with only a lighter and pocket knife while the engine chugs ever closer over the ridge. Last night they did the ever-popular bungee jump off of the Suicide Bridge in Pasadena. Chelsie was terrified, but she lost herself in his manly arms as she leapt to her fate and then they hung there, making out upside down like two Abercrombie & Fitch bats. But here's the money shot, the line I wait for every season: "That is the epitome of building a relationship, just free falling together, you know? And we did that, literally... so I think if we can jump off a bridge together, we can pretty much get through anything." Yes! If we can just walk a tight-rope over the Grand Canyon, there is nothing we can't achieve. Too bad Jake and Vienna also bungee jumped together on his season, and we know how that ended.
The other awesome moment from this episode was the Sharleen kiss, which the voice over even called "the most awkward kiss in Bachelor history." She's trying so hard to like him but she's repulsed. She's so stiff and weird though that I have a hard time seeing her melt into anyone's arms, let alone a smooth Latin lover.
Before I close, let's play Who Will Be The Next Bachelorette? I say that Claire is gunning for it hard, followed closely by Renee, who seems like a genuinely nice person. She's the first person at anyone's side when they are freaking out, and it doesn't seem to be an act. Still, being the Bachelorette is the real grand prize on this show, not ending up with Juan and his spoiled brat daughter. Sorry, but every time Camilla's on camera she is saying "No!" or "No gusta pollo!" or whatever. Pequena terror!.