The vacations have been taken, the drinks have been drunk, the roses have been given, and the hearts have been broken. Ben has gotten down on one knee and pledged his life, or at least the next 8 months, to perpetual front-runner, Lauren B. (For what it’s worth, I think these kids might have a chance.)
It’s safe to say that this was a pretty solid season. It did end up being quite the Olivia show a good portion of the season, which meant the audience didn’t get a chance to know the remaining girls. Which was a shame, because this has been one of my favourite group of women in a long time. They, for the most part, seemed to have their heads on straight. They got along fairly well, and their only signs of cattiness near the end was directed at Olivia. Not to say there was no cattiness. For example, the Jubilee, Amber, and Jami argument that was addressed in the women tell all.
In the end, we saw Ben choose Lauren over Jojo in a heated race for his heart. He didn’t seem to know who he was going to choose right up until the very end. But it seemed to the audience, the choice was clear from very early on. I’ll admit, there was a little bit of doubt in my mind during the finale that the editing was leading us astray and that he would choose Jojo, but that was not the case.
It’s all going to work out for Jojo though. She was named as the new Bachelorette after rumours swirled that it would be Caila. Speculation has it that it was Caila up until the week before the finale, but it was given to Jojo, most likely due to the fanfare the second placer received.
I enjoyed this season for the most part, of course there were slow weeks, just like in every season, but it wasn’t trainwreckingly boring like my darling Kaitlyn’s season. I am looking forward to a season with Jojo as the lead much more than I was looking forward to one featuring Caila. To catch up on a whole season of podcasts, you can find them here. Let me know in the comments or on twitter how you felt about this season!