This week's episode of The Bachelorette, the third of the current season, featured some atrocious acting, more of Wes' lame singing, a one-on-one date with fan favorite Ed, Tanner P.'s fetish and David's rapidly escalating rage.
Bachelorette host-pimp Chris Harrison certainly had ample material for his weekly blog with EW, and was kind enough to share some funny thoughts and anecdotes with us. Here are some behind-the-scenes excerpts ...
We have a lot to deal with this week... Dave's rage, Tanner's fetish, etc,
Many of you asked to see more Ed. If you liked Ed before, I'm guessing you love him even more now. Is it just me, or was that the slowest zip cord ride ever?
Jillian told me she wanted to go faster but they wouldn't let them.
Now on to the group date, or as I like to call it, the Western Porn.
Tanner P., I'm sorry man, that outfit was just wrong. Brad's kiss... was it "ultra bad ass" or ultra awkward? The Brokeback Mountain scene... let's just move on.
Jillian Harris was a little freaked out by all the kissing scenes but dealt with it. Just know she wasn't happy about all that. David's rage begins to build, level 1!
Juan and Jillian act out a scene in a faux Western. David's rage level climbs.
Sasha got the other individual date. This was a dream date for Jillian.
It seemed like things were going well but Jillian just wasn't feeling it and with so many guys left, if she could eliminate one then, it made life that much easier.
Jillian told me she was really concerned about Sasha's lack of relationship experience. He's never been in love and that's something she wants her partner to have gone through. My question: Did we really send him home on a city bus?
Let's talk about Wes and his golden guitar of love.Please give me your thoughts on this because I have to admit, it's wearing on me a little bit. Jillian says it melted her heart (her words not mine). She has a weak spot for live country music, especially when she's being serenaded.
Apparently [Wes Hayden] is many girls' fantasy. Is that true?
The cocktail party begins with Dave's rage quickly building to level 3. Interesting to think back to sweet, innocent, shy Dave who got the first impression rose.
Oh geez, Juan interrupts Dave's time with Jillian... Rage now at level 6!
We leave the rage-fest for my favorite part of this episode: Tanner P.'s toe suck dance. I'm sorry did he just say, "I'm here to suck on some toes and meet some Jillian"? You can't think this guy is creepy 'cause he's too damn funny.
Uh-oh, David's rage meter now up to level 8!
At this point, Dave was being extremely rude and condescending to Juan. I can't believe Juan was able to keep his cool as well as he did.
As you heard some of the other guys also feel Juan is a bit insincere, they just don't threaten him with death. This is where it's tough for me as the host/friend.
In the deliberation room, I could clearly see Jillian had a small clue as to what was going on but at this point she obviously doesn't know or see everything.
We've always maintained that The Bachelor / The Bachelorette needs to find things out and judge for themselves. I try to lead her as best I can and give her direction, but in the end, this is her journey and these are her decisions.
Don't worry, Jillian's not an idiot, and she's a great judge of character.
I think we all learned some valuable lessons this week, namely what a toe suck dance looks like, and whatever you do in this life, don't ever, ever fake a shot.
As angry Dave would say, have a great week and stop being a cheese-ass.