For those of you who are feeling sorry for Chris because of the way he was "dumped" by Ali please read this.
EVERYBODY knew very early on that Ali was going to choose Roberto. The cast, the crew, even the cat and the mouse knew how this story was going to end.
The challenge then became finding a way to keep the show interesting and to keep people guessing and watching. Justin and Frank helped a lot and Kasey and the Weatherman provided comic relief.
Was Ali "devastated" when Frank left? Let's just say she is a pretty good actress.
Chris L is a great guy and his edit was a true depiction of the man he is, but please understand that he was not surprised by what happened at the LCD with Ali. He was pretty sure that Ali was going to pick Roberto and because of that he didn't want to go thru the charade of the FRC. So the LCD scene was a relief to him. When he thanked Ali for ending it at the LCD he meant it.
And for those skeptics out there..., the rainbow was real!
Of all the seasons I have been involved with this show this one was the best. Ali was a pleasure to work with, the final two guys were attractive and likable, and the ending was like something in a fairytale.
This will be a tough act to follow!
Now a few words about Reality Steve:
In an earlier thread I told you that at first TPTB loved RS because the created buzz about the show. Ratings had been slipping but the past few seasons have shown renewed interest and big ratings.
But RS soon let all of his success go to his head. He appeared in magazines, TV shows, even interviewed disgruntled cast members. He bragged about how much money he is making, mocked people unmercifully, and smuggly declared that he was outsmarting everybody.
His ridiculous accusations about Jason choosing Melissa knowing that he was going to dump her for Molly tarnished the reputation of a decent man and he has yet to apologize for that.
And last season was a disaster in many ways. Jake was a pain to work with. Vienna was the most unpopular F1 ever, and RS "spoiled" the ending for everyone.
So this season when RS came out with his "she picks nobody" prediction there was a lot of joy in Bacheloretteville. After last season's anticlimactic FRC this year would be a surprise. And to top it off RS would forever be suspect with his future predictions.
Every possible effort was made to keep the finale a surprise, including the closed set on the ATFR. Ali did a great job in her interviews of keeping every possible ending on the table. Screencaps were carefully selected to keep people guessing. And it worked!
When I revealed the ending on Sunday I got calls from friends accusing me of betraying them. I explained that nobody believed what I said so it didn't matter what I posted. I was only adding to the conflicting stories that were out there.
In spite of all the spoilers and all the sluething the ending of this season truly surprised most people, not the least of whom is RS.
So now RS is scrambling to save his reputation and his blog and that makes everybody (except RS) happy. Perhaps his 15 minutes of fame is coming to an end. Time will tell.
Was he "set up" with deliberately planted bad information this season? I'll never tell!