I love reading your pro-Ed observations. They force me to look at the editing more objectively... as painful as it may be. It's a shame there aren't enough Kip supporters here adding their own input; people are too quick to write him off as a runner up. (Yeah, he probably is... but like Natalie Wood said in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to". So, who knows how this will end?) As I said in an earlier post, it REALLY doesn't matter which one she hooks up with... like Jake said, she deserves a "good guy".Originally Posted by Valen;3491499;
I have to say this episode had the most conspicuous Ed editing. Why his alone time was cut obviously raises questions. I do think the producers want to tell a specific story (what kind is anybody's guess... I have my theory, of course) and his footage may have not "fit in" somehow. Just like the first Reid/Jillian kiss being cut from the wrap up party: they wanted Juan's interruption to have more impact.
In defense of Reid's criticisms... I still think a lot of it is simply "Survivor" style PI commentary. Everybody has been griping on this show; just the producers prefer hearing Reid's griping more than the others. Fits in with Jillian's "testing" of the bachelors. (They want us to think she's testing Reid the hardest.)
It should be noted that he was very careful not to criticize Wes in front of Jillian. He just jokes about Vincent, her first crush, being just like Wes. "Interestingly"... I love how Jillian uses variations of that word... all of his criticisms concern whether or not Wes is here for the right reasons and not because Wes is specifically a "bad" person or has other girlfriends. The way they are editing this, Reid doesn't appear to know much about the girlfriend scenario and appears to flip out next week.