Posted Aug 8, 2010 @ 9:48 PM
I really felt Chris as the next Bachelor from the start. I think that's why he was kept, since Ali was into rbirdo and no one else. In my opinion, her reaction to Frank was just a matter of ego, meaning "what, you are dumping me on MY show? I'm supposed to be dumping YOU".
I am guessing they didn't let us see the "real" (as real as it can get here) or the "whole" Chris. It sure was set up for him to be the next Bachelor, though, on the final show with Chris saying numerous times that he is ready to be in love, ready to look for love, ready to find love and ready to find the one. Complete with a rainbow and my guess is that his season will start out with a rainbow (when he is alone talking of finding love) and end with a rainbow (when he is proposing). I don't think it will be "mom-heavy", there will be some but not alot. And I think they kept much about him from us, in order to keep his season fresh. Yes, we met his family, but not for long at all, and most loved them, so would want to see more of them. They didn't let us tire of Chris except for the few parts they played over and over again, because that's all they wanted us to see and let us see. Chris has a beautiful voice, and I am sure that he did articulate a few sentences, we just didn't get to see it.
As for Ali and rbirdo, I agree with those who say that these people are very young. Yes, it worked for Trista and Ryan, but when Trista was the runner-up on the Bachelor with Alex Michel, I think, but could stand corrected, that she was already 31 or 32. Maybe after that was when this show became kind of the joke it is, because they just kept going younger and younger, and there would be no way of lasting relationships, let alone marriage, among the contestants.
I won't be watching Bachelor Pad because just seeing promos for it make me feel like I need to take a shower.