Jillian Harris Blogs The Bachelorette: Episode 10

July 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm , by

To be honest, I’ve always had a hard time recapping my thoughts on the Men Tell All and Women Tell All specials. To me, we already know who’s a jerk, who’s awesome and who’s not.

I struggled through the beginning of this episode but that came to a screeching halt when I saw the Bachelor Pad previews. I know this is supposed to be all about Emily but I’ve been getting a lot of tweets about Bachelor Pad 3 and I’d like to clarify a few things. I have no qualms about Ed or Reid being on the show, and I’ll probably tune in if I’m at home on a Monday night. I have no opinion on whether I’m on “team Ed” or “team Reid” because I have yet to see what all of the commotion is about. No offense to either guy, but based on my time with a certain one of them I highly doubt it’s actually about me. That ship sailed a long time ago and I’m just happy to see the guys doing something fun and exciting. To be frank, I hope Ed wins, but it might be a surprise to most of you to learn that being the “winner” of The Bachelorette is not financially rewarding. After everything is said and done, he might was well make some benefit from it all. I am in an amazing place in my life right now; I’ve never been happier. So it’s not awkward, weird or sad to see one of ex-boyfriends on the show! You can read more of my thoughts about this on my blog.

A few quick notes about Men Tell All…I was disappointed in Kalon. But I guess it is what it is and I’ll give him one thing—at least he knows who he is and isn’t wishy-washy about it. He stood his ground and didn’t waver. I know his attitude and personality leave something to be desired, but I’ve always said I’d rather be friends with an a**hole who owns it than one who fakes it. Just know who you are and own it!

I’m still not a fan of Ryan. He scares me a bit, but I didn’t spend a lot of time getting to know him throughout the show so I have little energy to spend on him. Maybe he and Kalon are completely different people in real life, but all I can do is comment on what I see on the TV. And sometimes that’s hard for me because I was once judged for being myself on TV, and at the time I felt like it was unfair, so I’m going to go ahead and give these two fellas the benefit of the doubt.

As usual, most of the guys overreacted and I sensed a bit of over-editing, but it was still entertaining. All I really care about is Emily’s heart and the final two. The more I think about it, the more I think Emily is going to pick Arie. Do I think it’s the right choice? I have no clue! Everyone is entitled to their opinion but it’s Emily’s choice and she’s the one who has to live with the decision, not us. Having been in the position she’s in and as a viewer, I’d pick Arie too. It’s human nature. Your head might tell you to pick the solid guy, the guy who you know will never leave you and who is perfect on paper, but when that sexual chemistry gets going it’s like a freight train. I’m not saying that it’s going to end if she picks Arie, but I know firsthand that you can have a major physical and emotional connection with someone, and that seems to be the case with him. What would you do? Pick the one who your head or your heart is more drawn to? I can’t wait to see the finale!

Until next time,


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3 Responses to “Jillian Harris Blogs The Bachelorette: Episode 10”

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Jillian.
    As always, you take the high road every time. That’s why I adore and admire you so much.

    Emily definitely has a hard decision to make and I don’t envy her. I’m both a Jef and Arie fan (although Jef is more my type).
    I hope in my life that I find a man that both my head and heart love. Only the strongest women could make a choice between the two.

    Thanks again :)

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