I have been wondering like many of you why they continue to give Moana the bad girl "vixen" edit when they really don't have much to work with to edit her in this context. A theory popped into my mind. I read somewhere that it's in a Travis' contract that they have to show him in a "positive" light. I do not know whether or not this is true, but if it is and he picks Sarah, it's possible that the editors are bending over backwards to paint Moana in a bad light. Maybe reflecting on all the material they have, they see Moana as the obvious and best choice, but because Travis picks Sarah, they've got to work hard to get all the possible negative film together of Moana because if they didn't, and instead showed a the complete and natural view of Travis' and Moana's deep connection (pardon me), people would say WTF?? Why didn't he pick Moana? What a bad love story. And they would loose respect for the "Bachelor" series and for Travis. Even Sara B. said in her hometown newspaper interview that without a doubt Travis and Moana had the best connection. She was more worried about Moana than Susan. Sara B had to see a lot more than what we saw because we've only seen very small bits and pieces and she was freaking out about his connection with Moana. Maybe after all the footage the crew got of Moana and Travis, they were shocked that Travis wussed out and picked Sarah, IMO. It would seem in the best interest of the show for them to edit Moana negatively, so that both Travis and the show still look good. And maybe that is also why they are playing up his attraction to Susan, because they can't show all the firery attraction he has to Moana; they can only show just enough to show why she makes it into the final 2.
Moana also had an interesting post up on her My Spaces site, a poem which mentioned something about being strong and going with your heart, but not wanting to let the other person down, or something to that effect, I can't remember exactly. So far, everything I see points to him pointing to Sarah because he wussed out on his feelings and now ABC has clean up his mess, by contradicting the story, with creative editing.
P.S. I don't think he is dating two at a time after the show. As far as romance, he is the most uncomfortable Bachelor I have ever seen. I think it has something to do with the fact that he thinks of himself as a morally, conservative person and that he felt somewhat awkward about dating more than one woman at once. To me he seems like the type of person who thinks that it is somewhat morally wrong. Of course after the show, who knows . . . his head might swell so big with all the extra attention, his view on that might change. Can't Wait for Tomorrow Night!!!
I agree I think they have had the most deep conversations of all the girls. And he truely couldn't wait to see her in CA. He picked her up hugging her when they met. He truely wanted to be there with her.
I am tired of them making the last girls looking so bad. They don't need to show that or create that by editing. Just because the bachelor didn't choose them doesn't mean that they were "BAD" people.
jasbecklistened to Travis being interviewed on a NC station this AM.This raises an interesting point for this thread. Did Travis receive different instructions from the producers on what he could say (re: being in love now, or falling for someone during the taping of the show,) than other bachelors have received in past series? Does this relate to the alleged twist? Ideas? Or are we all just a little paranoid?I did get the feeling that TPTB have told him to not say anything about if he's in love or not. JMHO I don't know, that part is too scripted for me.
And here is my take on the "twist".
I just cant think of any twist that would lead to him still be dating one of the women. I believe that he was heavily leaning towards Moana. Maybe even gave her a hint - a real hint that she was the one.(Of course Meredith did that with Matt but it was fake and forced by the producers). And then he did a flip flop. So he fooled "everyone" - Moana, the producers, her step mom, etc. I just cant imagine that he chose Moana and then a week later started dating Sara. But here's part of the song she quoted in her blog on her myspace on NOv. 23 - immediately after returning:
Sometimes a man gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And much too blind to see the damage he's done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that really, he has no-one
So i'll wait for you... and i'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh will I ever learn
I think he really broke her heart - damaged her. And she wonders if she "will ever learn". I cant see how he picked Moana. I cant see a "twist." Paj.
Last edited by pajamasam; 02-13-2006 at 08:23 AM.
You must be the change you wish the world to see.
And sometimes the Good Princess turns out to be the Evil Queen in disguise, anyway. Look at Jen.
Exactly. They show us only what they want us to see to make some of these women look 'good', some 'bad'. This is how they control the show - and the ratings.
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." ~ Orhan Pamuk