The Final Rose, After the Final Rose, After the Final Rose…

So how many parts were there to this season’s finale on The Bachelor? Within two days, I spent 4 of my hours watching the finale of The Bachelor. Pathetic? Yes and no. I’m a sucker for The Bachelor and no matter what I say will continue to watch seasons to come, however this season was different. It wasn’t different because it was apparently “The most emotional after the rose ceremony ever” (as Chris Harrison, the host, said about fifteen thousand times) but different because I truly believe this season was rigged, and therefore couldn’t take it seriously.

I think that they knew very early in the game, Jason Mesnick was into Molly, and that they were worried that would ruin the ratings and excitement about the season, so paid Jason big bucks to purposely not choose Molly at the end but would be allowed to go back to her afterwards.

First of all, Jason always cries. So why wasn’t Jason crying when he was telling Molly that he was in love with someone else. Yes he broke into tears after she left, but it seemed far too easy for him the moment of. Something else to notice, Molly kept telling him that he was making a mistake. Umm, foreshadowing? Molly was fully aware of what was going on. Since when has someone left and told them that they were making a big mistake.  Jason asks Molly why she thinks this is a big mistake. If he was really in love with Melissa in the first place, he would hear what Molly had to say but wouldn’t be so curious to hear why she thought he was making a mistake.

Jasons proposal to Melissa did seem real, but a little over done and over the top with the scenes they included afterwards. Since when do they have mini interviews about how they are both feeling and all jumping into the pool together? Come on.

What really pissed me off was the 3rd hour of The Bachelor finale on the Monday night where Jason breaks up with Melissa and later asks to get back together with Molly. Normally that after the rose is done live with an audience, and Chris tells the us that “this is the most emotional after the rose ceremony ever” so they have tried to keep it as intimate as possible. What does that mean? They have used 10 camera’s instead of 30? They didn’t do it in front of an audience this time because they knew that they would have to do some serious editing because they were all acting.

Melissa genuinely looked upset, but Molly knew exactly what was coming. She was ready to take Jason back in a second because she has been part of the plan the entire time. She would have been a little more cold towards Jason I think, as well as be a lot more surprised when she asked for her back. Jason asks if they can “go for coffee or something?” to talk things out, and by the end they are kissing as if nothing happened.

I do believe that people can change which is why people fall in and our of love. That being said, Jason falling out of love with Melissa and wanting to be with Molly is valid and acceptable. I don’t think that is what happened here though, Jason was in love with Molly from the start but was forced to pick someone else so that they could have “the most emotional after the rose ceremony ever“.

I really hope I am wrong, especially because there was a kid involved (which was their first mistake). But I just think that everything ended way too Happily Ever After and I would love to get to the bottom of this.


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    • Julie Bonner

      Fellow “The Bachelor” freak here! I totally agree with you and this is what I have been hearing for weeks now that it was all set up. Their reactions on the first After the Final Rose just seemed weird to me. Something was off.

      I would also love to get to the bottom of it all! Jason went from the most loved Bachelor, to well, being called a Pig and much worse all over the internet.

      Definitely an interesting season!

    • Sarah

      Yes, I agree. Definitely rigged. I am very disappointed and I will be boycotting next season. Anyone want to join me?

    • Fiona

      It makes me very very sad to have to agree with you on this one. I sat through the same 4 hours hoping that something would happen to redeem the credibility of the show and I think as I watched, the show only became worse. I have been a really big bachelor fan – have not yet missed a season of the show but I thought this finale showed incredible lack of morality, honesty, and entertainment value.

    • juan antonio

      Totally disagree. Were you watching the same five-week courtship that I was? Mesnick was truly torn. How can you blame him, Melissa was a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader and is smokin’ hot. Obviously he is going to pick her. The other contestants were hideous, in fact I thought one of them was actually a man (Stephanie). If the Bachelor producers faked anything, it was that Stephanie was not taking hormone supplements and could actually have fostered a child.
      Mesnick’s final change of heart, simply came down to mental connection; which the cheerleader, surprisingly, could not provide. I am sure Molly and Mesnick will last for a couple weeks and then go the way of every other previous Bachelor couple.

    • Sarah

      Honestly, only a guy named juan antonio would be so blinded by a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader to believe such a setup. And, I suppose you’re sad that Melissa’s not the new bachelorette so you can’t become her new bachelor! Go Cowboys Go!!

    • Raela

      I followed the Bachelor this season and found it to be quite over the top as well. However, I was wondering if anyone watched Jason on Jimmy Kimmel? His defensiveness made me wonder if he was sincere. Besides, what person would be willing to make himself look like such a creep on national television?

    • Cory

      All I have to say is what goes around comes around. Jason and Molly are perfect for each other, neither one of them have morals and are completely insensitive. I’m glad it’s over, I was tired of seeing a grown man cry CONSTANTLY!

    • Kim

      I think it was rigged also. Molly did not seem genuinely suprised by Jason’s change of heart. She also did not seem all that upset when she was not chosen…because she knew she would be back! In defense of all of them…who knows what kind of contract they signed.

    • Franca Schulte

      Did anyone happen to see Melissa and then Molly on Ellen? I had a friend tape it so I can watch it next week however I heard that there were emails between Jason and Melissa revealed and that the producers had a lot to do with it. That’s just wrong, they should be ashamed of themselves and I hope they know that they will lose a lot of viewers because of it.



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