Two words: producer generated. They found 2 patsies in Jake and Tenley for an FRC. He was both willing to do what they told him to do which was to follow the premise of the show to its fullest and lead her and us on to the max, and he was able to very naturally and truthfully to feel like a heel for having to hurt her, and though he can't say it - having to do it as well. We saw him almost in tears before she even got to him.Originally Posted by Longhornfan;3845145;
That is what the show is all about, though, which is to lead on the F2 and to crown the F1 the winner.
He was prompted by the producer all the way on exactly how to go about doing this.
The producers took full advantage of Tenley's naivete'. We know that DeAnna was told by her handler/producer during that whole time between the FRC and the ATFR that there was a chance that Brad wanted to get back with her when there was flat out zero chance, so I figure Tenley's handler/producer was egging her on to believe she was the F1.
When Tenley questioned her handler about Jake's remarks for clarity, she did not get straight answers!
In the car after the rejection when Tenley asked, "Why did he lead me on," she was told, "That is the nature of the show," because by that time she had served their purpose.
For whatever it is worth, I believe that Tenley "the perfect" choice (on paper) was the producers' choice for F2 as that would be the bigger heart break with her storyline than Gia, the tougher bikini model.
As far as Jake's family, we didn't see Jake's interaction with Dad which was a deleted scene. In that one, Dad said, "I am not going to tell you who to choose. Both of them will be fine. I support you either way."
How they came to that conclusion was not clear, but I think that was basically the family's reasoning.
For the most part, Tenley was an absolute doll baby, but I am going to have to agree on this one. When Ali was on her rampage against Vienna, my thoughts were that Ali was the general of the army and Tenley was her 1rst LT.Originally Posted by I'm MEL;3845541;
She has had 3 months to emotionally adjust; however, I too noticed how strange that she could keep such a pleasant, sweet face and plunge in a dagger with that extremely loaded question/remark at the FRC. I suspect that in certain situations Tenley most certainly can and does do the controlling. She also has the ability to mask her feelings quite well.