The Bachelor Analysis: Molly, Melissa on Collision Course

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Though The Bachelor was sleepless/clueless/shameless in Seattle on Monday's night's episode, trying to trim his bevy of beauties from five to four, Molly Malaney easily advanced once again, earning a "hometown date" in Grand Rapids, Mich.

"She's very caring and compassionate and fun to be around," said one of her oldest friends, Ryan Lacks, in the Grand Rapids Press. "She lives for the moment."

One tense moment for Malaney, an Indiana University grad, came when Jason Mesnick chose Melissa Rycroft for a one-on-one date on Monday's The Bachelor.

It looked like Melissa, not Molly, would get to meet his three-year-old son, Ty. She didn't - but did earn some quality alone time at Mesnick's Seattle home.

Malaney needn't have worried too much, though. Jason Mesnick told a radio listening audience in Seattle that Molly was the best kisser of the remaining field.

For next week's hometown date, which was pre-taped months ago, Molly Malaney will be taking Jason to dine with her family at Egypt Valley Country Club, play golf, then go to spend time at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids.

And forget her impressing him - Jason should be prepared to win over close-knit clan: "My family," she said on the show Monday night, "is everything to me."

Are Molly Malaney and Melissa Rycroft on a collision course for the finals? Or will Naomi or Jillian pull an upset? Tell us who you think will win The Bachelor:

Melissa Rycroft of The Bachelor
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I WAS SO HAPPY WITH THE FINAL SHOW TONIGHT WITH JASON PICKING MELISSA. THEN "wham" IT WAS OVER! NOW I WISH I HADN'T EVEN SAT THRU ALL THESE WEEKS, WAITING FOR THE FINALE.
HE "for sure" MADE A MISTAKE PICKING MOLLY OVER MELISSA. MOLLY WANTS TO HAVE HER CAREER, CAKE & EAT IT, TOO!!! MELISSA JUST WANTED TO MAKE TY AND JASON HAPPY..........

The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]