The final night of our two-night special event takes us to Canada.
Sean seems to be in better spirits after the fiasco in Montana and the ladies were ... being the ladies.
We'll have the opportunity to join them for three dates tonight two, one-on-one dates and one group date. Let the games begin.
Date Card. Catherin is selected for the first one-on-one date and the card reads "let's find our fairy tale ending." Let's go!
Catherine stands outside in the snow, alone, waiting. No one in sight, until Sean finally appears in a Snow Bus. Acting as the tour guide for the night, Catherine throw on her matching one piece snow suit boards the bus and takes off with her man. Destination: Jasper National Park.
The two enjoy time sledding and playing in the glacier, horse drawn carriage ride and their very own ice castle. Fairy tale indeed. Sean tells Catherine that he can't get enough of her, they kiss, kiss, kiss and Catherine scores the rose.
Date Card. Group date. Tierra, Sarah, Selma, Leslie, Daniella and Ashley are chosen to share Sean for the afternoon. Their date card reads "let's bare our souls."
The group date begins with a canoe ride and a very bold Leslie, jumps in the canoe with Sean, leaving the other ladies to enjoy their time on the water without her and creates her own little one-on-one date. No one was pleased with this move, especially Selma, who found herself wishing that Leslie would get eaten by a shark. Sheesh as the week's progress these ladies are literally going for blood now!
After the canoe ride it's finally time to bare their souls. (That would be strip down to a bikini and take the plunge into the freezing glacier fed waters of Canada.)
Most of the ladies were willing to do just about anything for a chance to spend time with Sean, most of the ladies excluding Selma, who declared herself a desert chick and said No, No, No!
Tierra was very apprehensive about taking the plunge, however the competitor in her watched all of the other women not second guess an opportunity to get closer to Tierra's "boyfriend" Sean (they are dating exclusively you know; the other ladies just haven't found out yet, shhhh, don't tell -- it's a secret). Not risking that, off with the clothes and it's time to take the plunge!
Everyone goes in, everyone exits, all rush to get back into their boots and warm clothes and Tierra's lips turn blue. She begins to shake and when asked by the medic "do you know what day it is?" Tierra responds "nuh uh." (The subtitle actually read "nuh uh".)
However at the first opportunity that she notices the camera is on her, in her super crazy chick glazed eye look, Tierra looks up and says "I missed time with him."
Ummmm, hello crazy lady, if what happened to you was real and not just another attention seeking tactic, you kinda almost just died.
Carried by the medics to a waiting SUV, Tierra is given medical attention, a cup of tea and blankets. Body temperature rises and the next time we see Tierra she is being visited by Sean in her bed, while sucking on an oxygen line. "Are you ok?" Sean asks and Tierra responds "I can't feel my toes!" (I'm not too sure if she is faking or not.)
Group Date Night. The ladies are having their evening party with Sean. Sean picks Sarah for the first slip away into a dark corner. Sarah pulls out a stack of family pictures and proceeds to take Sean down memory lane after first telling him that she can't wait for him to meet her family.
Ok. Stop. In real life time, this is your second date. I don't understand why second date rules are not in effect. Would you pull out a stack of family photos and tell the new dude you can't wait for him to meet your parents? Absolutely not and it was all over Sean's face that he was super uncomfortable and their alone time ended with a peck on the lips -- sorta kinda like the kiss you give your grandma that smokes a pack a day. Nope, no chemistry at all. Hmmmm.
Date Card. Woooo Hoooo, it's a second one-on-one date with Des! Surely this means that Sean likes Des. The card reads "don’t be scared to ... fall in love."
Something tells me Sean has no idea that a date is typically dinner and a movie and not a 400 foot free fall from a mountain top down to a picnic, followed by a tree climb. Des did great on both, shared some real quality time with Sean and won a little more of his heart! Go Des, it's your birthday, get busy and please take this rose.
We head back to the group date where the ladies are discussing the acting skills of the Tierra-ble Tierra and just as one of the ladies begins to give her opinion of the resident crazy, guess who's coming to dinner? Tierra! Tierra is here. Tierra is everywhere, she's like Jason or Freddie Kruger, she just keeps popping up. What's she doing here? I thought she couldn't feel her toes!
Sean enters the room, sees Tierra sitting with the ladies and YES he does, he swoops Tierra up and takes her off to some dark corner and spends MORE time with her alone. I don't know folks, perhaps he really does like her, maybe we're all jealous and Tierra isn't crazy there is something wrong with us. Maybe? No way, she’s crazy and Sean likes crazy chicks. Stick around Tierra, well I guess that was kinda foolish to say -- Tierra isn't going anywhere.
One second. Back up, Sean has to tell us something. What's that Sean? He wasn't feeling Sarah. Go figure. Could it be the ummm, family photos and the invite to Thanksgiving dinner? Told ya, you do not pull out the photo album with the new dude until perhaps you're at least down to three or four ladies and he's expressed some real interest in you.
Now look what this got you Sarah. A very sad and teary, heartbreaking goodbye. This one was almost unbearable. We could all feel how truly heartbroken Sarah was when Sean told her she was great but there just isn't anything there and in lieu of him keeping her around and making her wait until the rose ceremony, he'd rather spare her the embarrassment and humiliation and kick her off the show now.
Don't think that spared her any embarrassment, you did just call her out in front of everyone and she's now returning to say goodbye with her bags, Sean. Embarrassing is being kicked off the show before the actual kick off time. Goodbye Sarah, we'll miss you.
Selma gets a little one-on-one time and decides to turn up the heat by doing the unthinkable, kissing Sean on national television. Her mom will be so ashamed. Huge shame for such a little kiss. Oh, no another bad kiss. If you're following the show and learning Sean as I am, he's a kisser and it has never failed, bad kiss = no rose. Selma, bad kiss!
Ashley is figuring Sean out. Blind folded faith walk, carried in Sean's arms blindfolded allowing him to carry her off, while she trusts him, Sean gently sits Ashley down and they kiss. A real kiss. Sarah and Selma wherever you are -- here, look, take notes, this is a kiss! Great job Ashley. Stick around.
Rose Ceremony and goodbyes.
Lindsay, Ashley and yes, Tierra, get roses. We say goodbye, after gasping, I am certain that I am not the only person that gasped when Tierra's name was called. What can we say? Sean likes 'em crazy, crazy with a good kiss -- goodbye to Selma and Daniella.
Next week it's hot, tropical, romance week in the US Virgin Islands -- can't wait to see what kind of dates Sean has for the ladies next time, perhaps a trip to the Red Box and a Domino's Pizza? Just no bull fighting. See ya next week!
'Bachelor' recap, Tierra's icy dip, and free falling with Des
Snow angels! (ABC / February 6, 2013)