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ORPHAN DISCRETION IS ADVISED
Today I got an e-mail from a Bachelorette insider (whose true identity I can neither confirm or deny, though they did sound very much “in the know”) to tell me that he’s been getting a kick out of my recaps so far this season. He also made an argument that Bentley is actually a fairly decent dude – “funny, chill, definitely competitive, but not the asshole the show’s making him out to be. They’re murdering the guy in editing!”
It may be true that Bentley, in fact, isn’t any more or less of a fame-seeking jerk than the all the rest of the Bachelors this season. I think it’s par for the course. Editing can work miracles. That’s how we end up with “Ryan the Noble Prince” one week and “Ryan the ADHD Spaz Clearly Off His Meds” the next.
But one thing is certain — based on last night’s episode, asshole or not, when Bentley isn’t around, this season of The Bachelorette becomes something of a wobbly, weary drag. Not even the natural beauties of Thailand can compensate for the man’s mesmerizing hair and hypnotic, soothing vocal patterns. Is it any wonder the show is already teasing his imminent return (though apparently we’re going to have to wait beyond next week to get a full helping of him)?
MORE OF THIS RECAP PLUS… IT’S TIME FOR THIS SEASON’S WISE OLD SAGE