Here we are back again for week 8 of ABC’s The Bachelorette season 7 with Ashley Hebert. I’m Jesse Csincsak and I am here with my behind the scenes opinions about what I saw on last night’s show. My opinions are simply based on my experiences on the show and my thoughts on the characters from last night’s show. With that being said, here we go!
Now that its hometown time I kind of feel like Ashley has a whole new glow about herself. It’s kind of refreshing to see really. I am interested to see how she handles the weeks to come when there are a lot more feelings attached to the decisions she’s making! This is when the toll of saying goodbye will really start to get tough!
Hometowns are not just hard for the Bachelorette; being one of the guys isn’t easy either. When you go to your own hometown you don’t get to stay at your house, no no, production gets you a nice little 12x12 hotel room to sit in. They want to make sure they know where you are at all times and what you’re doing. They can’t have you talking to your best friend or your family on your home phone at 2am telling them what you have been up to - they want to keep you and your thoughts at bay.
If you told your story your interactions with everyone on camera wouldn’t come across as genuine and real. When each of these people knocks on the front door at their house to introduce their family to Ashley it really is the first time they have seen them in over 5 weeks that’s why everyone is hugging and almost in tears!
Georgia with Constantine:
I really liked this hometown and here is why, when you introduce your so-called girl to your family you want an honest opinion from them on what they think. I loved that his family was warm and welcoming to Ashley. It wasn’t too over the top and it also wasn’t like she was trying out for a team sport, they were just chill and observant, very normal and I liked that.
Also, Constantine wasn’t trying to overdo anything or trying to impress her. He took her to his work (Giorgio’s, the restaurant) and showed her what it is that he really does, no bells and whistles involved, well done in my book! He says straight out of the car, this is my business and my family and I work very hard at it! I LIKED THAT A LOT it shows that he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and isn’t afraid to show her who he really is!
Constantine, I have to say when I first saw your dad I thought I was watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding your dad reminds me of the dad in that movie with all the Windex hahahah! He seems like a great guy and I loved his honest opinions also your mom said it in plain ENGLISH! She said everything is good and fine when you’re all jetted away on someone else’s dime but what about when that’s over? Loved that she called that out straight away! Then your dad piped in and said HEY it takes a long time to really get to know someone and that’s something you can’t force! I love that they stand behind you but that they keep reality in perspective!
Pennsylvania with Ames:
Ok I am going to start off by saying I think Ames is a great guy and obviously very intelligent but I feel as if his hometown date was a bit weird and over the top! How many people do you know that sit with their boyfriend’s sister and talk about their relationship with them by their massive indoor pool and jacuzzi? Are we trying out for a swim team, showing off our massive things or really focusing on Ames and the matter at hand? It was like she was trying to sell Ashley a used car or something!
Then Ames talks with his sister and is basically coached on what to do with Ashley next to show her that he’s really into her? At that point I felt like we were programming a ROBOT! I am a huge fan of BEING YOURSELF no matter what and when his sister started coaching him that was honestly it for me.
After all that nonsense Ames starts rambling about his favorite Magnolia tree which you were overly excited about it being in bloom? Which would be fine except WHO SAYS THAT? That’s when I start to question if you’re straight or not? Which is also fine but FIGURE IT OUT just be yourself man and girls will flock. Don’t ever let anyone tell you how to act around a girl!
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Then to top it all off you end the date randomly in a horse and buggy, that I am sure those were your two butlers driving?? Just too much for me but again that’s just my opinion Ames I got nothing but love for you bro! Remember I am commenting on an edited version of Ames he might be totally different in real life but I wont know until I meet him!
Sonoma, California with Ben:
I want to start off by pointing out that THIS GUY IS IN THE ZONE! He is at a winery that I feel gives him a huge advantage over the rest of the guys! It would be like LeBron taking a hometown on a basketball court! Tough to beat!
Ben seems to really open up to Ashley and have a bunch more confidence behind what he’s doing! He straight up tells Ashley that if she cant get along with his mom and sister then it will be a deal breaker! Well-done man! Ben’s sister came across SUPER PROTECTIVE to me but I am sure there is a HUGE back-story behind why that we will never get to see. I really liked seeing Ben talk about his dad and breakdown in tears! In my opinion any man who is scared to cry at some point is NOT A REAL MAN! With all that being said I don’t think Ben is leaving anytime soon. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see him as the last man standing!
Roslyn, New York with JP:
I think JP was smart for doing something fun and Ashley really seemed to love going roller-skating! It’s super important to be able to have fun when you’re on your hometown it really helps take the pressure off the experience. Then JP goes on to tell Ashley that he is lost without her which is awesome because even though Ashley can’t say things like that to JP she sure does love to hear them and it could have a factor on who she picks in the end.
Having a hometown visit with no stress and a positive vibe from the family is the key to going on to exotics! Loved that JP’s mom put both of them on the spot first Ashley with questions then JP with a mullet photo hahahaha so rad! It just shows how real they are plus parents love doing that silly stuff!
Onto the Rose Ceremony
Ames is in shock when she sends him home! Sorry bud, keep your chin up you will find another.
Like I said the key to exotics is a mellow hometown and I am thinking Ames got sent packing because it was just too much! At the end of the day MONEY CANT BUY LOVE!
Next week Exotics in Fiji which looks to be filled with crying and more drama! Who does Ashley’s sister tell her is not for her and who comes all the way to Fiji?
Tune in next week same place same time! Until next week I am OUT.