Sarah Kowalski and Tigh Rickman are respectively a graduate of, and a candidate at Stonecoast MFA. Both longtime fans of reality televison, they are both relative newcomers to ABC’s The Bachelor. However, much like crack cocaine, it only took a small hit to hook them both, and now both watch religiously with their fiction writers’ eyes.
In this, the penultimate episode of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, we were reunited with the all of the women rejected by Jake to this point and treated to brief interviews with the more colorful among their ranks, including Rozlyn, the bachelorette who was exiled from the show after an inappropriate tryst with an ABC production assistant. We also got to see the many positive ways The Bachelor gives back to the world community through the service of its alumni (otherwise known as the really attractive people from TV whom you’ve completely forgotten about), both at home and abroad. Finally, in true Dickensian fashion, Jake confronted these specters of bachelorettes past and faced the brokenhearted music.
Tigh: I loved the opening montage. We’ve come so far, haven’t we, Jake? Why it seems like only last month you were showering provocatively in preparation to greet the women at the door. Wait…that was last month.
Tigh: That’s because of the oh-so many memories! The bad, aviation-themed puns on the date cards, Jake throwing a football like a girl (or Tim Tebow), Michelle’s manic, I’m-not-crazy-you’re-the-one-who’s-crazy craziness, and of course the constant, undeniable fact that Chris Harrison is the man. The Man!
Sarah: Don’t forget Elizabeth’s crazy ‘kiss me, no don’t kiss me, don’t you want to kiss me’ craziness. Though I thought she did well for herself by admitting even she thought she was psycho on the show. She definitely gained some points in my esteem; she seems like a normally pretty sane person who got a little carried away with a reality show ‘strategy.’ (more…)