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The Bachelorette Recap: All Systems Go in Maui ... Sort of ..


Just wanted to comment a little bit on last night's Maui-infused episode of The Bachelorette. (By the way -- remind me, when I hit it big, to buy a hut in Maui so that I can live there, never to be seen a-gain. I mean, that place was UNREAL! I especially loved the aerial shots in which I got to partake thanks to the 150th helicopter ride of the season.)


Anyhoo, our little Jilli has narrowed the mating pool down to two, and we are left with "is he too perfect for me?" Kiptyn, and "I wear short shorts" Ed. (Really, Ed?)


I say .... "Three cheers for Ed!" Who's with me? While I admit I did not see this guy as a front runner early on, I say now that if Jilli doesn't pick Ed, she will end up more crushed than all of the times she already has been on this season combined! It's like Ed left and came back a whole new, lovey-dovey, dopey, awe-struck, altered version of his self.


And despite one certain major malfunction we witnessed FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER in Bachelorette history, Ed is clearly the most compatible for our little squealer even if his ol' humdinger is not. [And as a side note for Ed, let me just say that I think this little hurdle only proved to be endearing. I think such nervousness is a testament to just how much he likes Jill. Now maybe if he had chosen to spread his arms out a-la Reid style, claiming "I like you this much," that would have been slightly less embarrassing; but it would not have been as real.]


And how about those camera techniques? I don't believe I have ever laughed so hard in all my Bachelorette viewings as I did last night, seeing the camera shoot only the outside view of the hotel window, lights shut off; cut to the ocean ... ah, how nice. Then -- same window shot. And BOOM! Lights on. Now, cut to Ed, face-planted on the bed, and you have me laughing uncontrollably, but still coaching Jilli along, yelling at my TV, "He obviously likes you, Jillian! Now don't you be hard on the poor guy." [No pun intended.]


Oh yeah. Reid got cut this episode. Thank God. That silent merry-go-round of a relationship exhausted me. [But if we plant a beach ball on the scene, that might work. Nah. Beach ball + Reid + Jillian = fake awkward fun.]


So what did you think? Are you rooting for Ed as much as me? Hopefully, Jillian already knows he's the one, but if she doesn't, maybe we could have her re-visit Kip's parents, so that she is gently reminded of the terror that is Mommy Kiptyn. Next week is the ever entertaining, "Men Tell All" where I bet ol' Wessy-poo will not have it so eeee-ee-aaa-say. Can't wait.

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