Alright, so I just finished the final seconds of this week's episode of the Bachelorette. I endured text after text tonight while I was shooting a family session at the Library, taunting me about how I was missing all the drama as it happened. (totally worth it, SUCH a fun session!) Anyway, when I got back to my car I already had 10 texts about it including, "Roberto is P.I.M.P", "wowza", and "I want to jump through the TV and marry Roberto." So, naturally I geared up to jump on the Roberto bandwagon and fall in love with him.
He did not disappoint. Seriously, could he be any more darling? And could she be anymore ALLLLLLLL over him? You can tell that she has some serious chemistry with the guy, and honestly, I can totally see why. He is definitely one. hot. boy. Their date was so romantic, LOVED how they were on their own little private heart-shaped island, (did you catch that it was heart-shaped? 'cause I am not sure if they mentioned that enough times...) and you could just SEE the chemistry steaming through the dewy air of Tahiti. It was HOT. He confessed he was falling in love with her....they entered the fantasy suite...SOLD. I was SOOOOOOOOLD.
Enter Chris. "Poor, sweet Chris," I was thinking to myself. I mean, there was no chance he could ever top the hot, romantic Roberto's date, right? WRONG. I am seriously, seriously, SERIOUSLY loving Chris!! No, they did not make out in the water the whole time they were on camera (although they did plenty of kissing!) They laughed. Joked. Had fun together. Talked. Really connected. She made the genius comment about how that's how she wanted her relationship to be like with her partner- romantic but fun. And you know what? She is totally right. Because you can only make out for so long, and then you have to come up for air/reality and see what is REALLY there. She and Chris have an actual friendship on top of the romance. Anyone who has been married more than 2 seconds knows that the romance does fade into the background a bit when real life settles in. It is still there, just not at the forefront at all times. So what she has with Chris makes me literally yell at the TV, telling her she is an idiot if she doesn't choose him.
I guess I should mention the 'drama' (not so dramatic when you hear about it weeks in advance) of Frank leaving her for the love-of-his-life-who's-name-I-have-already-forgotten. I am glad he felt awful when he told her and she bawled her eyes out. I would love to know if he is even with this chick anymore, or if he has already moved on and moved to China to pursue some lifetime goal he has for the moment. I really have to wonder if the fear of the seriousness of the situation with Ally is what really triggered his 'reconnection' with the other girl. It's like he can't get too pinned down or he freaks out. Whatever. Chris and Roberto are SOOOOOOOOOO much more awesome than him, I can't believe she even shed a tear. Not my cup of tea at all...
Concensus: I love Chris and I love Roberto. I love Chris more, but I still love Roberto. Roberto is hot, and Chris is darling.
I wish we could skip the Men Tell All and go straight to the finale. I just want to KNOW. Is Chris going to get his heart shattered? Is Roberto the next Bachelor? What will happen!!!???
PS I realized last week that I will be at the beach for the finale! I am frantically trying to figure out a way that I will be able to watch it without my kids crawling all over me. I don't know if I will have a computer, either. EEK!