The Good, The Bad & The WTF: “Bachelorette” Ashley Says Goodbye To Bentley

Who knew “The Bachelorette” could teach us such important lessons about grammar? (If you haven’t watched yet, SPOILER ALERT.) The drama of this week’s episode all stemmed from that moment when Bentley Williams told Ashley Hebert that he’d like to leave the show with a “dot, dot, dot.” Well, this week, Ashley finally got her period. (As in the end of the sentence, not her monthly flow.) But not after losing one of her prime contenders and pissing off, oh, almost all of the guys. After the jump, the good, bad, and the WTF of last night’s episode.
The Bad:

  • Ugh. Bentley is back. Chris Harrison surprised Ashley by telling her Bentley was in the hotel and, of course, after staring at his door forever, she knocked and greeted him with a hug. Double ugh—she even tried to get a kiss. Ewww, did he just tell her she must have “sweet blood” to get all those bug bites? Triple ugh. This whole scene just made me livid because he couldn’t just say, “I’m not into you.”
  • While I liked that Ashley decided to tell the guys that Bentley came back for a hot second, it’s shocking to me that she thought this old go over well with them. “I’m so excited to get it all off my chest,” she said. “It’s going to be great.” She then proceeded to give way, way too much information, telling the guys that “I completely, completely fell for him” and “didn’t get the proper closure.” Face, meet my palm. Honey, don’t show ALL your cards.
  • All the guys freaking out after the Bentley revelation. Sure, Ashley said way too much. But the dudes kept talking about being second fiddle and almost made it sound like was cheating on them for seeing another guy. Hello, competing with other suitors is what the show is all about. It’s her prerogative.
  • Mickey deciding to leave. I will miss his hotness!

The Good:

  • My heart sang when Ashley finally saw the light and said, “I cannot believe that I wasted so much time on Bentley. I needed this time away from him to be able to see through him. He’s such a player. He disrespected me to the core. Bentley, if you’re watching this, f**k you; I’m done with you.” Hallelujah!
  • Oh yay! And she finally realized that ‪JP is awesome, because he is cleaaaaarly the best dude there‬. I really like how he reacted to her telling him she’d reunited with Bentley. JP is so mature and didn’t fly off the handle like the others.

The WTF:

  • That shot of Ashley on the streets of Hong Kong as pedestrians blur past her. “The Bachelorette” does not need to get artsy.
  • Ben F., Constantine, Blake, Mickey, Ryan and Ames having to recruit people off the street in Hong Kong to join their teams for dragon boat racing. Really—the producers couldn’t just find smaller boats for this date? However, I did love the exchange where Ben says to Constantine, “We’re getting smoked!” Constantine’s response? “Like salmon, bro.”
  • Ashley giving the group date rose to Ryan. Does anyone else think he’s shades of Jake Pavelka? Too much positivity that it seems to be masking something.
  • Anyone else annoyed by the weird Asian-y music they keep playing‬? I get it. They are in Asia.
  • All the tears in the scenes from the next episode. Ashley, get it together!

What did you think of last night’s episode?

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