This week on ABC’s The Bachelorette Season 6, the nine remaining bachelors and Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky jetted to Iceland, where the guys competed (in a poetry competition!) for a 1 on 1 date with Ali. And one guy is left standing on a glacier as his girl flies off in a helicopter with another guy! Who went home on Week 5 of The Bachelorette 2010?
To Iceland With Love
This week on “The Bachelorette World Tour”, Ali and her guys land in Iceland, where Kasey goes on and on (an on!) about how stoked he is to show Ali his tattoo. And Roberto is ready to “heat Iceland up a bit”. I must say, Iceland offers some beautiful visuals for this show. I feel like I’m watching that Planet Earth DVD.
Chris Harrison shows up to lay out this week’s dating scenarios: one 1 on1 date, one group date and one 2 on 1 date. Roses at stake on all dates. Let the games begin!
One on One Date Poetry Challenge
This week guys are given a challenge: they must each write Ali a love poem and the best poet gets the 1 on 1 date with Ali! And guess who wins? Unbelievably, it’s Kirk. He lays it on thick to Ali, touching her face and rhyming about her “root beer eyes”. Awww……..guess he’s more than just a great kisser! You can add poet to his list of credentials. And now Ali will actually get a chance to know this guy outside of a lip lock. But Kirk’s competition isn’t all that stiff. Kasey mumbles his way through his poem, prompting Chris Lambton to comment that they need subtitles (ABC complies). Chris N. actually forgets the words to his poem. Dislike!
On Ali and Kirk’s 1 on 1 date, they stop to pick up some frocks: matching Fairisle sweaters. What, have they been married for 50 years and they’re starting to dress alike? Worst sweaters ever- especially on him!
Kirk reveals that he has never dated anyone for more than a year, which bothers Ali. Shoot, he’s only 27! Would she rather he’d been divorced once or twice? Maybe a couple of kids and a really nasty ex-wife? After a very long winded story about his bout with mold poisoning back in college, Ali decides he’s worth keeping and gives Kirk the rose. Whew!
Group Date Cave Walk
Ali’s group date is with this motley crew: Frank, Chris, Chris, Craig, Ty and Roberto. She takes the guys to a cave for a spelunking date. Ali notices that Frank is virtually non-existent on the group dates, which seems to bother her. After their dank spelunking date, Ali strips down to her bikini and invites the boys to join her for a dip in the Blue Lagoon. Channeling Brooke Shields!
Ali spends some QT with Chris Lambton and Frank. But in the end, she gives the rose to….. Ty Brown??
2 on 1 Volcano Date
It’s down to Justin and Kasey for the 2 on 1 date. Yes, a castless Justin “Rated R” Rega gets some 2 on 1 time with Ali, along with Tattoo Boy, Kasey Kahl. If you remember last week, Kasey freaked out the other guys with his talk of how he wanted to “guard and protect Ali’s heart”. Then he went and got a tattoo of a rose with a shield.
Ali and her two dates fly over to Iceland’s infamous active volcano, a near miss since it erupted just days later, wreaking havoc all over Europe. They hang out on the volcano and I start to wonder if I’m watching Survivor or The Bachelorette. Seriously, where do they come up with these dates?
Next stop? A glacier. Because you can’t go on a date in Iceland without hanging out on a glacier! Well, this glacier proves to be the last stop for one of these boys. During this date, Kasey decides to finally show Ali the tattoo he got last week. After some alone time in a cave with Justin, Ali moves on to Kasey, who makes a production out of his Big Reveal. Well, the tattoo fails to seal the deal for Kasey- in fact it gets an icy impression. Ali looks stunned, like she doesn’t know if she should laugh or cry (I think she’s leaning toward laughing).
In the end, decides to give Justin the rose. But the classic part is Kasey gets left on the glacier as Ali and Justin fly off together in the helicopter. Buh-bye Kasey! Meanwhile Justin is shown gloating from the helicopter. Who comes up with this stuff?
Next it’s time to get ready for the rose ceremony. Beforehand, Craig reveals a pen-drawn tattoo on his arm. Kinda mean spirited but funny. Chris N. speaks, saying he’s really a funny guy and that his guilty pleasure is Mexican food. There’s plenty of awkward silence. Ali tells Roberto once again that he may be too hot for her.
Host Chris Harrison pulls Ali aside for some 1 on 1 time. He plays armchair psychiatrist and tells Ali he thinks she’s afraid of falling in love. Indeed, Ali admits she’s apprehensive and that she’s being very cautious about giving her heart away. But fear not, she’s giving plenty of kisses away!
Finally, at the real rose ceremony, Ali calls the guys names out, carefully doling out her remaining roses. In the end, Mr. Quiet- Chris N.- is eliminated. Not that we’ll miss him. I couldn’t even tell you a thing about this poor guy except that he likes Mexican food. Burritos, anyone? Seriously, he was the most invisible bachelor I’ve ever seen on any season of this show. And then on his limo ride out of Iceland, Chris N., the guy who hasn’t talked all season, says he’s at a loss for words.
So here’s who is left after of Week 5:
Chris L.- age 33- landscaper Cape Cod, MA- ROSE
Chris N.- age 29- entrepreneur, Orlando, FL- ELIMINATED
Craig R.- age 27, lawyer Philadelphia, PA- ROSE
Frank- age 31, retail manager, Geneva, IL- ROSE
Justin- age 26, entertainment wrestler , Toronto, CA- ROSE
Kasey- age 27, advertising account executive, Clovis, CA- ELIMINATED
Kirk- age 27, sales consultant , Green Bay, WI- ROSE
Roberto- age 26, insurance agent , Charleston, SC – ROSE
Ty- age 31, country musician, Nashville, TN- ROSE
Next week: The real drama begins as the biggest scandal of the season occurs when the gang travels to Istanbul, Turkey. Let’s just say one of Ali’s suitors is a real player. And I don’t mean baseball.
The Bachelorette, June 21, 2010, ABC TV