Bachelorette Des: Finale Recap PART 1

Like most of you, I’m still reeling in the details of the longest, most painful on-camera break up in the history of the world.  However, as I pick through each and every moment of the 40 MINUTE ORDEAL, I think there are MANY lessons to be learned.

Never fear.  I’m compiling my findings in a handy recap which will be up later today.

In the meantime, feel free to discuss in the comment section.

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Kim P.
Kim P.

Brooks couldn’t tell Des he was in love with her because she is NOT A MAN!!! Just sayin’…. And I couldn’t help but thinking…are Des and Chris peeing in the ocean between make out sessions? Loved the ‘Here to Eternity’ scene.

amya
amya

10 minutes into the brooks/des deal i left the couch and gave my kids a bath…when I came back they were still having the same tearful conversation. Agonizing.

wonder if Zac is looking better to her now?

SCC
SCC

Wow. My beau was texting me “WTF???” and I had to reassure him that Brooks would return (why else have a 2-part finale?). Can’t wait to hear your take no this. And I was just wondering when Drew was going to come clean that he’s gay (or realize it, if he doesn’t already know). If he is not, I will be VERY surprised.

mrsb
mrsb

Ok – tell me I’m not crazy. There were scenes last night of Des in a rose ceremony dress talking about the guys. Is that footage from an old rose ceremony or is it a new dress/necklace combo, and she goes through with another ceremony??

Kim P – love your post!

Laurie
Laurie

was she wearing pajama pants on her date with drew?????

Ryan
Ryan

ABC = Always Be Crying

Once again Mr. Fleiss has shown us that simultaneously dating multiple people on national television can end badly in soooo many ways.

Kt
Kt

Things I noticed: Des’ fringe vest and Brooks’ turned back shirt cuffs: very distracting.

Sorry, OHCH, but why didn’t you ask Brooks about the possibility that he isn’t ready to declare undying love and propose yet because 1) he has only known this girl for two months and 2) she is dating two other guys? No, it must be his parent’s divorce or an inability to commit!

If they are doing a live show next week that tells me that they don’t have “two hours” of material, and we will be forced to rematch the sad breakup again.

With all of the above cynical comments aside, I thought it was refreshing, but terribly sad, to see Brooks and Des talk like real people instead of fake puppets. Her telling him that she loved him, and his reaction, and his continual “I’m sorry” that she got sick of hearing seemed to be genuine and heartfelt.

Kim P.
Kim P.

Laurie….yes, yes….don’t you know pj britches and fringe vests are the in thing??? 🙂
mrsb…you aren’t crazy!!
SCC…here’s my take..Brooks held out this long because he was waiting for Drew to give him the eye. Drew knows he isn’t in love with Des because he likes men, but he’s holding out to be the next bachelor. That’s right..a new bachelor with 25 bachelors from which to choose.

Rhonda
Rhonda

I think I have less respect for Des.

She told all these guys to remain open to love and then didnt do it herself! She clung to Brooks…he doesn’t love her…and she tells him that it’s confusing because she hung all her hopes on him. How would you like to be Drew or Chris watching that episode?

Des. She is the cosmic example of how women screw up their love lives. Two perfectly great guys who love her…and she gloms onto the one who doesn’t.

I’m so over feeling sorry for women who do this to themselves and then blame it on the men.

I don’t want to watch the depressing finale.

Cici
Cici

I agree with you Rhonda — that comment she made about being conflicted and not wanting to go on dates with the other must have stung pretty bad for Zak, Chris and Drew watching last night. But the breakup scence was probably the most ‘real’ of the entire series.

I think Brooks is probably the most grounded and articulate bachelor who has been in the position of the final pick. He’s thinking about the reality of his life and the woman he wants to marry, not the TV kind where you’re suppose to propose after 3 dates over 8 weeks and a total of 48 hours. All the while she’s making out, talking future plans, sleeping with and rolling around in the surf with several other guys, a couple days before you propose to her!?
I was thinking the same Kt –at one point I thought Brooks was going to say, yes I want to be in an exclusive relationship and see where it goes. But he obviously wanted out and didn’t leave the door open.

Erin B.
Erin B.

I am in total agreement with Kim P. How long do you think it will take for Brooks to realize he isn’t feeling the “love” feeling with Des because she is a woman… I am thinking his friends/family should step up and help him come to this realization, but what do I know.

Courtenay
Courtenay

I just don’t see how they can have another two hours of crying unless Brooks turned around and comes back. Does anyone agree with this theory? This is why I’m thinking that, last night when Des told Brooks that she loved him ( the first time she said it) he said “why didn’t you tell me before?” I am just thinking that maybe he was scared ofletting himself go there. Maybe I’m just hoping that! Nonetheless, I think he is going to have a change of heart now that he sees she is just into him

Kathy
Kathy

I watched that break up scene last night thinking, why are they dragging this out for so long, of course then I remembered that it’s all about the ratings, not the feelings of the people on the screen. I felt bad for both of them, but I just wanted Des to tell Brooks to leave or for her to just get up and walk away. She kept clinging to him, hoping he’d change his mind or something. Very sad. Kinda lost respect for her. It’s obvious he’s not into her as much as she is into him. But I agree with everyone else, that Drew and Chris had to be hating watching this episode with the rest of us. Can’t wait for the recap.

katk17
katk17

This episode verified what I have thought for awhile:

1. The bachelorettes know early on who they are going to pick and are going through the motions (lots and lots of “motions”) with the other guys

2. It seems unlikely that that many men can be in love with the same girl but maybe that’s because it’s never happened to me!

3. I don’t have a third point- just felt like I needed three points.

Kim P.
Kim P.

The whole episode made me want to pick up drinking.

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