Love to Interrupt
In the sixth go-round of the
match-making series, twenty-five women will have their pick of
not one, but two single bachelors, ready to settle down...
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Host: Chris Harrison
Creator: Mike Fleiss
Packager: Next Entertainment, Telepictures Productions
Airs: Wednesdays at 9:00pm ET on ABC
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"After The Final Rose" -
We are back live with Chris Harrison as we have one more
hour to dissect this series. He calls it the most
emotional proposal that they have ever have. Byron and
Mary will be reunited for the very first time. We also
get to see Mary's hometown - and we get special news
from Mary and Byron. Also appearing - Tanya - and her
family, who gets to confront Byron as well. We get one
more catfight before we end the season.
But before we get the claws, we first get the felines as
Mary comes to shake Chris's hand. She was first nervous
about not wanting to fall in the pool - and then was
hoping that everything would be alright when he held
her. We get to see BONUS foota...no we don't. We get to
see the same thing that we saw 10 minutes ago - without
the Spanish proposal. Well, filler is good. She was
amazed when she saw her own proposal. She says that she
has her fairytale ending.
Chris says that since the secret is out, there's no
reason to separate them anymore, so Byron comes out.
They bound into each other and Byron whirls her around.
He says that he was optimistic about the situation and
figured that there would be gold at the end of the
rainbow, while Mary, who wanted to leave twice, was glad
that she stuck around.
Chris shows Mary the footage of her family watching the
final episode. Mary says that his proposal in Spanish
meant a lot to her, and Byron says that he wanted her
family to feel involved as well. Mary's family is now on
live, and her mom says in Spanish that she is happy that
they have another son in the family. AwwwwBarf.
Mary's family is still there - but we see Byron's mom,
Joan, in the audience, She said that she was convinced
that Byron was going to select her. Mom knows best...
We switch over to Byron, who once again gets on his knee
and asks her to wear the ring again, to which she, of
course, says yes. He has another surprise - and he gives
her the final rose again, as Mary thought she lost it.
He also has a journal that he kept throughout the show,
and he reads a passage from it. The passage was from the
spirits of his guardians angel telling him that Mary is
the one. AwwwwwBleagh.
They are asked if there is a definite date. They say no,
but sometime within the next year. Byron says that they
want to be a couple first and live together before
getting a definite date. They are asked where they are
going to live, and Mary says that Byron will be living
with them in Tampa. Byron decides that the wedding will
be in Florida, because he couldn't bear taking Mary from
her family. In addition, the fishing tour starts in
Florida, so she can go to a lot of their tours. If the
wedding does happen, I am sure that ABC will be
salivating for the wedding plans...
But with dreams fulfilled, we have dreams shattered.
Next up - Tanya. She gives a weak wave and sits down
with Chris. We get footage of Byron rejecting Tanya,
Tanya with the family, and then Tanya in the limo. She
said that she felt played, because she thought the
chemistry was strong.
We get to see Tanya's mom and family in Texas. Peggy
says that she loves her and she is in a win/win
situation. She says it was tough keeping the secret for
3 months as well. Peggy thought the end was
heart-breaking and it didn't turn out the way that she
thought it would. Tanya said that she was hopeful, but
never 100% sure - and now she knows why.
Tanya requested - and now gets - some one on one time
with Byron - without Mary there. He comes out and they
share a little hug. Tanya asked (which we didn't hear)
how long it was since he knew that Tanya wasn't the one,
and he said 8-10 days (which now explains why she said
that she wished she was cut sooner) and she says that
because of that, she felt lied to. Byron says that he
didn't say that (and I guess we'll have to listen to the
tape) and he thought the question was when he had
feelings for Mary. Byron keeps going and Chris has to
stop him to the point where Tanya was wondering where
the off button was. Ouch.
She says that that's why she felt betrayed - but now she
understands where he was coming from. She reiterates
that he was there to find his true love, and she is
happy if he found it in Mary. In the audience is Mandy
(one of Tanya's friends), who was wondering if he was
falling in love with Tanya, or if he always kisses the
women. Byron says that she loved everything about her,
but she never opened herself up to the point that he was
falling in love with her. Tanya says that she was
opening up - but she did relate that it may not be the
way he wanted it. Becky, who is in Texas, asks Byron why
he said that he wanted to have Christmas in Texas when
it was going to be a lie. Byron says that it wasn't a
lie, but it's a hope, and he needs to be open to all of
those possibilities. Becky says ok, but you can tell
that she wasn't satisfied with the answer.
Mary then comes back in and rejoins everyone. Mary says
that she was in that position, and she feels for Tanya.
She says that the heart feels for what it does, and
everything happens for a reason, adding that Tanya will
find true love somewhere. Byron even says that Tanya can
start dating now. Tanya laughs and wishes them all the
It's time for questions from the audience. Mary and
Byron are asked what the first thing they want to do
when they are together - and they say walk out hand in
hand. They are asked what their wedding colors are (Wha?)
and they say that they have no specific colors. With
that, Tanya leaves the stage.
Chris decides that he wants to liven things up - so we
get to see a blooper reel. We get Byron proposing to
Chris (Wha?), Byron reeling in a sound microphone, Byron
spitting on more than one occasion, and Byron saying
'There's Something About Mary' and cracking up. They
were asked about their most embarrassing moment, and
Mary says her wedgie on the dune buggy. Heh.
Chris has an engagement gift for them - a 2005 Pontiac
D6. Sweet. They toast to Mary and Byron and their
futures together - and hopefully lasting longer than any
of the Bachelor's other relationships. Mary's family
toasts to them as well.
Chris gives us all a quick shill to catch the
Bachelorette 3 - and then wishes everyone a Happy
Thanksgiving. We get Mary hugging her friends in the
audience and the audience kibitzing. Fade to black. End
My take? Well, I did like the changes in the show. I
liked the format change, as it did promote more of a
love connection - and by getting older people, you know
they are in it for the love. In addition, by saving th
families until the end, less people get hurt, which is
always fine by me. The editing was also much better this
time around, because when we see people eliminated, we
know why they are gone.
That being said, this season has had some serious flaws.
Once again, we find out more about the women rejected
than the women selected, and the only reason why we know
anything about Mary was because we got her back story in
The Bachelor 4.
The series commits a fatal error though - the bachelor
they selected is just not intriguing, charismatic or
even likable. Not even the selection of Mary can help
that, and we don't learn anything more about Byron from
day one to now. The ratings back my opinion up - this
series got the worst ratings of all of them, and for the
first time ever, the finale didn't even win it's time
So what to do? Focus more on the winners and the
Bachelor. Sure, it's fun to get screen time on the b!tch,
but when she leaves, you leave us with characters that
we don't know - or care - about. Give us a reason to
care for the bachelor - and the woman that he eventually
For mostly the same reasons, I give the Bachelor 6 the
same rating that I give the Bachelor 4 = C+. The
producers have tinkered with the format, which is good.
Now tinker with the contestants and give them enough
personality that we want to watch them.
They have started on the right track by giving us Jen
Schefft, the winner of The Bachelor 3, as the focus of
Bachelorette 3. We'll find out how this happened and
Jen's adventure in New York, as we continue the series
in January. Thanks again for reading my recaps, and we
hope to see you then.
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