The Bachelor: Episode 11.5 - Ring or Fling?
Is it just me or do you also feel like either this is the most obvious The Bachelor ever or we are being set up for a very weird out-of-the-blue twist?

Based on the episodes leading up to this most recent one, it seems like one story has been quite clear.

Before I get to that though, I want to just take a moment to say how distasteful I found the whole build-up to the Hillary “Meltdown” and think that the producers of The Bachelor really went a little too far with this one.

No, they didn't create the footage – Hillary appeared to be actually crying that much. And yes, part of reality TV means turning someone into The Villain, The Good Girl, The Crazy. But as my fellow BuddyTV writer Gina Scarpa also noted, the Chris Harrison “Coming up…Hillary loses her mind” just stood out for its lack of sympathy. The girl did have a meltdown and she didn't really appear to present herself in the best light on the show. But “loses her mind” just seems like too much. She's already embarrassed herself, I'm sure, there's no need to rub salt in it. Tacky!

Anyway, so the picks.


Jenni. If there were any doubts before, that beeline Brad Womack made to make out with her sure erased them for me. In addition, he seems to be holding back in his comments with the other women, even if he does wind up kissing them. While he's always complimentary, some of his remarks to the other women seemed to be things like “Any man would be lucky to have you…” which to me always sounds like something people say when they're about to tell you that they're going to cut you loose to find that lucky man.


Just by default, the other three women, still remaining on The Bachelor, DeAnna, Sheena and Bettina. I think along with Jenni in the final two, it will either be Bettina or DeAnna. I think with Jenni being a pretty sweet girl, there will have to be some contrast in the final two, and Sheena is just too sweet herself. Any man really would be lucky to have her, I am just still getting a sense that Brad doesn't truly feel a huge sense of chemistry with her.

So I think it will either be sweetie-pie Jenni versus tough-as-nails exterior DeAnna or beguiling complex mystery lady Bettina as the final two of The Bachelor.

What do you think?

- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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