Bachelor Takes the Low Road Monday
The word is out on what ABC calls the most stunning, shocking, dramatic and emotional finale ever for ABC's The Bachelor, airing Monday night. This season's star is Jason Mesnick from Kirkland, Washington who lives with his brother and four year old son. He almost got picked last season by bachelorette Deanna Pappas, but Deanna picked Colorado Snowboarder Jesse Csinscak (my favorite) instead. Then Deanna dumped Jesse. You can read my last interview of Jesse here and you can see Deanna make a inconsequential comeback on Jason's show Monday.
The internets have been on fire about the finale for a month now. Tonight, it seems, there's no more debate, the ending is in the bag and those who were in attendance for the taping of the final aftershow today, which will air March 3,have leaked the details, despite being warned they would face a $5 million penalty for doing so. [More...]
No one told me, I read it over at Reality Steve's place, where the furor began last month when he smelled a setup.
Here's what went down today at the taping, according to Steve, and while some were skeptical of his leaks early on, the mood has changed online and almost everyone is crediting him both with being correct and getting the scoop. [Spoilers below]
Jason, on holiday with his two final faves, Melissa and Molly, has to choose one. He chooses Melissa and proposes. This is at the Final Rose show at the end of Nov. On Dec. 4, Jason gives a giddy interview announcing he's engaged and in love. In early January, the show begins airing, and due to ABC releasing some promo photos that were pretty easy to sleuth out (see FORT and Jokers), everyone figures out the final two were Melissa and Molly and Jason picks Melissa and rejects Molly. Everyone settles in for a boring, predictable season.
Fast forward to March 2, this Monday's finale. As predicted, Jason picks Melissa and Molly leaves in tears in the limo. Melissa and Jason go off to plan their life together which will involve her preparing to move to Seattle to be close to Jason and his little tyke. Molly goes home to Wisconsin where she works for Kohls.
By mid-Jan., something's up and they move the after-show taping up six weeks to Jan. 18. (This will air right after the finale, and is what ABC has promised as the emotional stunner.)
Then the rumors come out from Reality Steve that Jason will dump Melissa on national tv during this show, blindsiding her, and he will tell her he wants to try to make it work with Molly.
Even more bizarre, when Molly is told this at the after-show (if she wasn't already in on it, which seems to be hotly disputed still), even though she supposedly hasn't seen this guy that just dumped her at the Final Rose Ceremony two months ago when he proposed to Melissa instead of her, she gets over her shock within minutes and agrees to give him another chance. Now, the couple say they are madly in love and Molly's moving to Seattle, ready to be a stepmom for Jason's kid.
Molly, take a listen, will you? It's Dwight Yoacum, a nice country singer, explaining why your reaction should have been, "I aint' that lonely yet." There's still time to run for the hills.
Once there was this Spider in my bedAnd Melissa, I hope you are counting your lucky stars. You dodged a big bullet.
I got caught up in his web
Of love and lies
He put his chains around my heart and soul
Never to let go
Oh but I survived
You keep calling me
On the telephone
You say you're all alone
Well that's real sad
And you keep leavin'
Notes stuck on my door
Guess you're hungry for some more
Boy, that's too bad
CHORUS:Nothing left you can do to try and bring me back
Cuz I ain't that lonely yet
No I ain't that lonely yet
After what you put me through
Oh I ain't that lonely yet
Cuz everything you do
Just brings me down, oh yeah and I
ain't that lonely yet
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