When the “ladies” fight on The Bachelor, it’s all “You’re so fake!” and “She’s like a black widow!” and so on. Compare that to how the guys fight on The Bachelorette: Instead of histrionics, thinly-veiled contempt and tears, you get repressed, simmering rage that bubbles up into steely-gazed confrontations and juvenile mockery. It may not be as dramatic as what we rose lovers are used to, but it’s certainly a nice palate-cleanser before we sit down to a heaping serving of the foul-smelling gruel called Bachelor Pad later this summer. The clenched-jaw brigade was out in full force on tonight’s Bermuda-set episode of Bachelorette — SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t yet watched — as Arie and Doug got into it, Doug and Chris got into it (see above quote), and Ryan and the American viewing public got into it. Making the night even more tense was the two-on-one date, though I’m surprised at the guys Emily picked for that specific honor. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Kristen’s full Bachelorette recap is live, along with Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime let me know what you thought of tonight’s episode. Would you watch a season of The Bachelor starring Ryan? Why are all of the guys such wusses when it comes to making the first move? And once again, I ask you, can anyone beat Arie? Post your thoughts below! And if you haven’t seen Alessandro’s vampire hunting footage yet, make haste and click here now.
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