Rose-toting Ali Fedotowsky continued her televised quest for love when The Bachelorette 2010 week 6 aired Monday evening on ABC. This week, viewers watched as Blondie and the Man Pack headed to Turkey, where one guy’s ugly secret came to light and some good natured heart-hopefuls took part in olive oil wrestling. By night’s end, jerky Justin’s cover was blown and he left, and Ali eliminated lawyer Craig, leaving just 5 guys to vie for the Bachelorette’s heart. Here’s how it went down from start to finish, because you know you wanna savor every juicy little tidbit. But pull out those reading glasses and elimination distractions: This one’s complicated.
In her show-starting monologue on The Bachelorette week 6, Ali expressed an appreciation for the beauty of Istanbul. She seemed happy and glowy and in her element and just generally really for a big ol’ happy-happy kind of week. But it didn’t last long: She stuck a nail in her own coffin by proclaiming that she didn’t think anything could go wrong. Egads.
Cue Chris Harrison, who visited Ali in her hotel room to let her know that former Bachelor cast member Jessie had some valuable information to share. Chris called her (on speaker, for dramatic effect), and then handed the phone over to Blondie. Jessie revealed that Justin (the douche bag) had a girlfriend, and that his girlfriend was sitting with her at that very moment. Jessie handed the phone to Jessica, who explained her sad, sad tale: After two years of dating, Douche Bag told Jessica that he’d go on The Bachelorette 2010 to help further his career, make the top 3 to gain fame, and then return to her for good, leaving poor Ali in the lurch. Oh, but there was more: Apparently jerky Justin has yet another girlfriend. And he talked to Jessica a lot while on the show. Anyway, Ali took the news shockingly well, even encouraging Jessica to be strong before hanging up.
She turned to Chris and recalled how the guys disliked Justin from the get-go at the start of The Bachelorette 2010, and lamented not listening to them. She proclaimed herself “pissed” over the situation, and after Chris showed her a photo of Justin and Jessica, she asked if the guys knew. Her goal? To boot his smarmy bum as soon as possible. Boo-ya, drama! Chris took her to the Man Pack’s apartment, confusing the dudes big-time. She sat down with them en masse, exchanged extraordinarily brief pleasantries, and then called out the scoundrel big-time. Weenie Justin got up and left. (But no fear: Roberto was there with a shoulder to lean on.) The rest of the guys? Yeah, they weren’t amused.
Ali followed him outside, and Justin told her not to touch him. He also refused to talk to her unless it was off-camera. Man Pack watched from the window in their apartment above, marveling over Justin as he jumped over shrubbery to get away from the teeny blonde woman. Oooh, what a man. This will surely do wonders for his career as a WRESTLER. But apparently a commercial break for The Bachelorette week 6 was what Justin needed to face his issue: He finally approached her and claimed that he started the show with good intentions, but that changed over time. He pulled the last rose he’d received from his pocket and offered to give it back, and Ali recoiled. (Sweet. Go girl.) He went on to deny everything (because that’s what douches do) but wouldn’t call Jessica a liar, leading Ali to dub HIM a liar. She hates him now. As Justin took his walk of shame, a series of messages to Jessica sent throughout the course of The Bachelorette 2010 played. Sweet, sticky “I love you girl” kinds of messages that bemoaned her apparent unwillingness to take his calls. Ewwwww.
Back in the Man Pack’s hotel room on The Bachelorette week 6, the guys were collectively “shocked” over the Justin situation. As they ruminated, a date card appeared under the door and attention was rapt as Chris L. read the verdict. The lucky dude? Ty, who was in for a “steamy” experience. The pair visited a bazaar, and then did a little old fashioned sightseeing before heading into a bathhouse and changing into a couple of checked tablecloths (well, not really, but any self-respecting ant would’ve been confused) for some alone-time. Ali found the traditionally male-only baths “magical” and lots of rubbing ensued.
Back with the Man Pack, another date card arrived, this time announcing a group date for Chris, Roberto, Kirk and Craig, leaving Frank as the leftover and the lucky winner of a one on one date. Craig lamented his fate as the only dude to not have had a solo fling with Blondie. Frank, of course, was delighted. At the bath house, the smoochie-smoochie continued for Ali and Ty. Ty seemed into it. Ali? Hmmm. Maybe not quite so much. She certainly wasn’t throwing herself into the smoochie like cowboy was. Later that night on The Bachelorette week 6, the duo enjoyed a pleasant outdoor dinner by the water. Ty called her sexy and ambitious yadda yadda and she lapped it up, but giggled nervously when he asked her to reciprocate. D’oh! Ali asked about his divorce, and to his credit, he seemed to give honest answers, which at first alarmed her, but then seemed pleased. Phew, dodged a bullet, Ty.
Meanwhile, the Man Pack hoped that Ty would be denied a rose. Really, really hoped. But alas, too bad for them: Next scene? Ali expressed her concerns over their differences, but offered Ty a bloom anyway. Then they danced in the street and the night came to a moony kind of end.
The Bachelorette week 6 continued as the four group date guys wandered toward Ali and their day’s activity in an Ottoman Empire-built fortress. She told them from the get-go that it wasn’t a rose date, but that there would be special one on one time granted to the winner of the day’s event. Enter a herd of well-lubed Turkish dudes. Chris was alarmed. It was funny. Ali explained that they’d be taking part in olive oil wrestling and they were not exactly thrilled. But they stripped down and oiled up anyway. How sweet. Them’s some good sports! I chortled aloud watching the pros manhandle the Man Pack. Muwahahaha! Once they’d all been emasculated, Ali told them they’d be wrestling one another for the one on one time. Craig took out Chris first, and then Roberto nailed Kirk. Ali shrieked as an epic battle ensued between the two survivors, and lawyer Craig – probably the least likely to be picked first in gym class – took the title and clinched the coveted Ali-time.
Back at the ranch, Kirk, Chris and Roberto shared their olive oil wrestling exploit with Frank and Ty. Frank was, again, openly jealous and brooding. Chill, dude. Chill. Meanwhile, Craig and Ali rode in a boat and Blondie giggled a lot while Craig waxed poetic for the camera. The duo enjoyed some fine food in a private room atop a tower, and Craig made her laugh with thoughts of joining the olive oil wrestling circuit. He enjoyed the time; she looked more… tentative. Yeah, that’s it. Tentative. In the Man Pack suite, Frank’s date card arrived. This time, it was Roberto’s turn to express jealousy. But being Roberto, he was a gentleman while doing so. Meanwhile, Ali and Craig finished their date by watching fireworks. Craig droned on over Ali’s awesomeness. Ali called the experience amazing, but didn’t seem so into him.
When The Bachelorette week 6 continued, Ali awaited Frank’s arrival for their one on one date, and proclaimed the day a make it or break it situation. The pair visited the hopping spice bazaar and picked up an economy-sized aphrodisiac before trying on some duds. Frank was floored when Blondie came out wearing a light purple belly dancing outfit, and then begged her to buy it. Haahaa. He seemed like such a real guy during that exchange. Loved it. Back at the suite, the other guys again talked about what was going to happen. Of course. Humor prevailed as an overzealous carpet salesman compelled a very resistent Frank and Ali to buy a big ol’ carpet. Hahaha!
Later that evening, Ali and Frank venture into a cistern for dinner. It was pretty darn cool with the dim, orange lighting, and even cooler when they trudged through the water to get to their dinner platform. Frank shared his feelings with Ali, who proclaimed their relationship scary. Nice! Frank went on to reassure her that he’s ready to trust himself, and they kissed, but Ali still worried that he could break her heart. Aw, she must really like him to be that worried! Still, she offered him a rose – giggling all the while – and telling him that he “blows her away”. Frank then told the camera that “I’m falling for Ali, hard”. Egads. The smooshiness of it all was nearly too much for my icy heart to take. (Just kidding. I’m smooshy. I like romance. Ask my husband. He gets in trouble all the time for not being romantic.)
The Bachelorette week 6 forged on as the six remaining guys awaited the usual pre-rose ceremony cocktail party. Meanwhile, Ali stressed. She told Chris Harrison that she didn’t want to have the cocktail party because she already knew what she wanted to do. The guys stressed and sweated as they awaited her arrival, but she didn’t come. Oh, the tension! Chris headed downstairs and shared Ali’s straight-to-ceremony plan for the night, and the guys were stunned, but moved along like good little sheep headed toward the slaughter house. They assumed firing squad formation, and it was game on with three more roses on the line.
Saved first was Roberto, followed by Chris. (Dude, Chris: Get better shoes next week. I know you’re humble and all, but the sneakers-with-suit look sucks.) Kirk received the final bloom, leaving Craig as the odd man out. Ali mouthed ‘sorry’ in Craig’s direction and looked vaguely like she’d shot a puppy, but what can ya do? She had to make sure the most attractive guys stuck around, right? Isn’t that the way this works? But in all seriousness, she wasn’t that into him so it was clearly the best decision for her to make. In private, he thanked her for the experience, and she hemmed and hawed for a moment before claiming that the romance factor wasn’t there. He looked like he was contemplating jumping from the moving car as it headed out of town.
Tune in next week as Ali and the 5 surviving members of The Bachelorette 2010 Man Pack head to Lisbon, Portugal for more chicanery. And as an added bonus, watch as recently imploded couple Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi meet face to face to talk some serious turkey. It’s bound to be good.
The Bachelorette 2010 week 6, June 28, 2010, ABC