Those of us wondering when Sean Lowe would finally get serious with Catherine Guidici were squealing in delight last night as “The Bachelor” season 17 reached St. Croix. (If you don’t want to know why it’s an issue is Sean and Catherine show some signs of attraction, don’t read here.) Also a relief on last night’s episode was that Sean ditched the cowl neck sweaters that become an unwelcome and far too regular feature of the season. Back to the swimmers!
Warning: this article of devoid of all cheap jokes about Sean Lowe in The Virgin Islands. I know; I’m a saint.
Sean and Ashlee’s one-on-one date took place on a beautiful private island, where they rolled around on the beach and made out quite a lot. But Sean got serious too, asking what the problem is that the girls have with Tierra.
Noooooo! I was yelling at the screen for AshLee to keep her mouth shut. Dissing on other girls has been the kiss of death for the girls on season 17 so far. But then I think I know who wins this season anyway, so meh – go for it, AshLee. She had the perfect distraction technique: disclose to Sean that she was married in high school.
Yep. AshLee was married in high school but thankfully the sound of my jaw hitting the floor thankfully didn’t cover up the relief-making moment that she also told him she was divorced after a year. Phew! Potential “Bachelor” bigamy scandal averted. Still, I thought it might be big news, but Sean could hardly care less.
“I thought you were going to tell me something terrible!” replies the relieved Bachelor. “I think you’re perfect the way you are,” he told and equally relieved AshLee.
He admired her honesty, and maybe he even listened to her about Tierra. Anyway, Tierra got the date card next. They spent the afternoon shopping in town. So far so calm. And then Tierra dropped her own bombshell at dinner: she’s in love with Sean! Was he impressed? More of that later.
The three-on-one date involved taking Desiree, Catherine, and Lindsay out for a romantic 4 a.m. date to explore the island and a treehouse. Lindsay and Sean were first to make out on the beach. Catherine and Desiree took an untraditional route to possible love and marriage proposal. First Catherine revealed that her dad tried to commit suicide in front of her and then Desiree cries hysterically (nothing to do with Catherine’s dad.) Lindsay got the date rose and it’s hardly a surprise, is it?
Lesley and Sean went on a date to some plantation ruins. Clearly disturbed by not making out with her, for a change, Sean has to fly his sister over to help him out, he’s so confused about all these girls.
Sean almost misses one of my favorite “Bachelor” fights of all time, between AshLee and Tierra back at the hotel. “I cannot control my eyebrow” and “nobody can take my sparkle away,” Tierra ranted. Well, maybe Sean can. Totally unimpressed by Tierra’s antics (finally) and worried for her mental health, he sent her home. That prompted another Tierra meltdown.
“I can’t believe he did this to me! I just want to go home,” the Las Vegas native said as she left the house. “I hope the girls got what they wanted.”
Sean cancels cocktail hour and the girls get upset over this too. Are they all suffering alcohol withdrawal or what? No, maybe not, they were probably all freaking out about the rose ceremony. But only Lesley had anything to worry about. Despite their obviously physical attraction, Sean sent her home.
So Tierra is gone (yay!) and so is Lesley (meh…) but finally…finally…we got some Sean and Catherine action.