Are You a Virgin?
I’m really glad Kaitlyn chose Ben for the rowboat date, since everyone seems to think that Shawn looks just like Ryan Gosling. Despite Kaitlyn’s Snapchat incident (look it up if you want a spoiler), I don’t want to make this entire article about Shawn, but I really feel the need to address this issue. Plus, I didn’t like any of the photos I found online of Ben’s one-on-one date, and I don’t think he’ll make it to hometowns. OK, so the problem I want to talk about is this business of Shawn’s doppelganger. I don’t know which is making me more upset, this or the fact that Kaitlyn didn’t sit the guys down in a group and tell them about Nick like the promos led us to believe. The photo above is E!’s illustration of popular opinion that Shawn looks like the “lovechild of Ryan Gosling and Calvin Harris,” and the photo below is of Peter Stormare, who Norwegian.com refers to as “Hollywood’s baddest bad guy.” It’s taken me all the restraint I have not to call him Shawn Abruzzi. So tell me, who does Shawn resemble most?
Can’t Be Mad
I think it was really smart of Kaitlyn not to give Shawn the rose on their group date, since sleeping on the revelation that Kaitlyn was intimate with Nick gave Shawn mixed feelings about whether he should accept her rose come the rose ceremony. Obviously Shawn is very upset, but luckily for his relationship with Kaitlyn, he is calm and collected (after a potty break) and takes his anger out on “Nick Vile” instead. FYI, Nick’s last name, Viall, is actually pronounced like “veal,” the meat of a young and tasty calf, which is ironic because he’s the oldest and least attractive suitor left on the show.
I’m Done With You
I don’t want to gloss over Joe’s exit on the group date though. If this were a scripted drama, he and Jared would make excellent foils for one another, simply by their reactions to rejection. I honestly think that Joe would have taken it better had he been sent home after a rose ceremony, but probably not by much. It’s great that she didn’t want to lead him on, but it hurts being rejected right after expressing your true feelings for someone. I probably would have reacted the same way. After watching Jared and Kaitlyn say goodbye, I’ve decided that she should have told him and Ben H about Nick before the rose ceremony. I mean, not during the cocktail party, but with ample time to digest the news and figure out if they still want to be with her. Like with Joe, maybe she already plans to send Ben home without telling him what happened or spending all night “talking.” If not, she runs the risk of him leaving and if Shawn changes his mind about staying she’ll be stuck with Nick! Ew.
The Other Guy
Like I said before, I don’t find Nick as attractive as Shawn or Ben. Most people might argue that he’s more handsome than Jared, but I think height has a lot to do with that. Since we’ve had some major uggos on the show (cough, Ben Flajnik) this wouldn’t be such a worry for me, but I think Nick is either insecure about having bad breath or crooked teeth because he has a serious mumbling habit. This might make him the perfect guy for Kaitlyn, because she has a tendency to do it too, especially when they’re together. If by some stroke of stupidity they do end up together, I pray that their friends and family speak or can at least understand their same slurred language. For the rest of us, subtitles please!
Since we’re on the subject of “The Other Guy,” I must point out before we go that this is one of the only times, if not the only time that Shawn has called Nick by his first name. The hotel concierge probably wouldn’t have known who he was talking about if he didn’t, but I’d like to think that he butchered his last name on purpose to make a viscous pun. Was I the only one who thought Shawn was going to break into Nick’s room and be waiting there for him when he got back from the Fantasy Suite? I can so imagine him sitting in a chair with his back to the door and then turning to face Nick after he walked in. Hopefully that mental image of Shawn will make you think less of The Notebook and more of The Blacklist.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Will Kaitlyn ever tell Ben about her passionate night with Nick? Who will make it to hometowns? Who will get the final rose? Let’s discuss in the comments below!