Throughout this post, make sure you pay attention to how much Tierra drama has taken place, particularly in weeks 4 and 5. In my book, she should have gone home week 3; hopefully now, Sean is starting to see who she really is and how much she is manipulating everyone, including Sean. The majority of the girls don't seem to be fooled by her, but I don't think they completely know just how much she is capable of; she is definitely this season's villain.
The show starts off with a shirtless Sean, what a surprise!
The first one on one date of the week goes to Selma who has no idea where they are going on their date, but she is dressed quite casually. They end up somewhere in the desert where they get in a jeep and drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Poor Selma seems totally out of place; she is more of an indoors kind of girl. When Sean said that they were going to do some hiking or rock climbing, Selma literally froze, yet when they started climbing, she impressed me, she beat Sean to the top of the mountain.
Sean confesses by the end of the date that he is crazy about Selma, despite the fact that she cannot show affection towards him by kissing him right now because of how she was raised. Of course, at the end of the night, Sean gives her a rose.
The group date is at a roller rink, and there is a plan to have a derby race; there is where some of the Tierra drama comes in.
Who is in on this date? Lindsay, Robyn, Jackie, Catherine, Amanda, AshLee, Sarah and Tierra
What happened on the group date? Robyn couldn't stop falling, Amanda almost broke her jaw, Sarah had to overcome a physical obstacle, Tierra complained about being on a group date, and AshLee was so sweet and comforting to Sarah.
Later...... Lindsay and Sean chat, Lindsey and Sean cuddle, Lindsey and Sean make out, Tierra sees them and has a melt down, Lindsey and Sean strip down to swim clothes and get ready to make their way to the hot tub. Tierra stops him, has her melt down in front of Sean stating that she cannot watch him with the other girls. She then manages to flip the whole thing around, start flirting with him, and she gets the group date rose! I was shocked as anything.
Leslie H. receives the second one on one date which she's been waiting for since the beginning. She's a really sweet person and I enjoy her personality, and I can tell that she genuinely likes Sean. This is a "Pretty Woman" kind of date complete with jewelry and an expensive outfit, not to mention the handsome man on her arm. Sean confesses that while Leslie is "gorgeous" and she's a "joy to be around," he's not feeling the "romantic connection." He says that he can't give her a rose because it wouldn't be for the right reasons. Leslie handles it in such a classy way and tells Sean that she wants him to be happy but warns him about some of the other girls in the house as they don't have the best of intentions.
At the cocktail party-- Robyn seems to make inroads with Sean. Catherine and Sean hang out and just giggle, hug, and kiss and talk about how comfortable they are with one another despite the fact that we haven't seen them together that much.
Who gets a rose?
Selma, Tierra, Catherine, Desiree, Lindsay, Lesley, Robyn, AshLee, Sarah, Jackie and Daniela
Who is sent home?
Leslie H. and Amanda
Lindsay receives the first one on one date and I am still undecided on how I feel about her. Sure they have a physical connection, but does it go beyond that? For this date they take a helicopter ride and have a picnic in the cold. What's with all the outdoor activities in the cold?
The group date is yet another competition for the girls-- Selma, AshLee, Desiree, Catherine, Sarah, Lesley, Robyn and Daniela . Personally, I think it's horrible that they have to keep doing all these competitive things with one another. The competition involves a relay race: complete with canoes, hay, sawing logs and milking — and drinking —- goat's milk.
Selma, Robyn, Lesley, and Desiree win, but Sean decides that he wants all the girls to get to spend more time with him, rather than the losing team being sent home.
So they all dress up, the winning team feeling shafted, and head down to a bar to hang out. Tierra finds out that she got the two on one date with Jackie and is out for blood. She shows up at the bar that the group date is at and let's Sean have it for choosing her for the 2 on 1.
How do some of the ladies feel?
Desiree is ticked.
AshLee just adores Sean and kisses him.
Catherine giggles, smiles, and kisses.
Daniela cries and gets the group date rose.
The two on one is bogus; I can't even discuss it. Sean sends Jackie home because their relationship has been slower to develop and instead keeps "drama mama" Tierra and gives her the rose.
Tierra continues to spar with the other women throughout the cocktail party leading up to the rose ceremony. Sean doubts why he is here and sends Robyn home this time. I actually really liked Robyn; he should have gotten to know her better.
Part two of week five begins with Sean inviting Catherine on the one on one date. This date is weird, they do tons of outdoor activities: sledding, snow angels, and they end the date in an ice castle. Who in their right mind would think this is a great date? The connection between Sean and Catherine is obvious, but how about some non outdoor dates?
The group date is the most ridiculous date that they've ever had on the history of this show, and that's saying a lot. The activity they are doing is called the polar bear swim or polar bear dip or something. It's basically that the girls and Sean strip down to their swimwear and run into the water. This is insane! So, all the girls, minus Selma, who I can almost guarantee was voted off later because she didn't do this, run and jump into the freezing water. They do a lot of screaming and then quickly run out. Tierra then supposedly suffers from hypothermia and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
Truthfully, this show was painful and boring, especially after all the hype that they gave it. Tierra shows up at the indoor, night portion of the date, much to the dismay of the other girls. It's during this part of the date that Sean ends up sending Sarah home, he just doesn't feel a connection with her. He also makes our with Lindsay; physical connection is there, is anything else?
Lesley ends up getting the group date rose because Sean feels like he's grown a lot closer to her and made strides.
Des receives the second one on one date meaning that Daniela's rate is almost certainly sealed and she'll most likely be going home. So the challenge for this date is that Des has to rappel down a mountain to a picnic waiting at the end. Seriously, this show has become like Double Dare or The Amazing Race. Des ends up getting through it and she and Sean actually grow closer again. I like how independent Des is; it's great to see.
At the cocktail party, Sean allows Selma to kiss him which bothers me because if he knew he wasn't going to pick her then he knew the cultural risk that she was taking by doing that. I also feel like he eliminated her because she didn't want to strip down to her skivvies and jump in freezing water. It's just wrong, he said he didn't hold it against her, but clearly, he did.
AshLee also really opens up to him. I love her, she is probably my favorite lady from this season. I actually hope Sean doesn't pick her so she can be the next Bachelorette. What an amazing woman with an amazing story.
Moving forward is Catherine, Lesley, Desiree, Lindsay, AshLee, and Tierra.
Sarah, Selma, and Daniela were all sent home.