March 09, 2011 10:30 AM by Candace Young
It’s been a pretty emotional group of women this time around on The Bachelor, and last night’s Women Tell All episode was no exception. It featured tears, conflict, and a very happy Brad Womack. Let’s see what Chris Harrison had to say today in his blog…
Chris begins his Entertainment Weekly blog this week by explaining that the segment of The Bachelor: The Women Tell All at the start, where he sits down with Brad Womack to chat, was actually taped at the Bachelor house a few weeks prior. He elaborates “It’s fun because it’s a relaxed, laid back, pressure-free atmosphere with just a few of us at the house, so we all share some good stories and have some laughs. I think this is where you see the ‘real’ Brad.”
He says the Women Tell All special was taped at a smaller, more intimate studio this time around. He remarks on how interesting he finds it to listen to the audience’s response to each of the women as he introduces them, explaining, “Ashley S., Ashley H., and Shawntel got the loudest applause. Madison got an odd response, like the fans still don’t know what to make of her. Michelle definitely got a mixed response. Fans obviously feel very strongly about her one way or the other.”
Of the Melissa and Raichel feud, Chris remarks, “During the season I felt that Melissa really came off as the instigator and the woman at the center of all the drama. But on this night it was Raichel who just wouldn’t let it go. There is just something about Melissa that just drives Raichel crazy. I still don’t think Raichel fully understands the ramifications of her actions. Even when Brad came out and flat-out told them both the reason he sent them home was because of all the drama they caused, Raichel still blamed Melissa.”
Chris thought Ashley S was his toughest interview of the night, saying, “I feel bad for this woman. You can tell she’s been deeply hurt before and she really thought this time would be different. She just seems so vulnerable. I truly hope my words got through to her. She is a very sweet, intelligent woman and I’m guessing she will find love quickly after this show now that she knows what she’s really looking for.”
He also remarked on how great Ashley H’s new look and attitude is, but noted her regret.
Michelle, of course, became very emotional on the show. Chris notes, “After ten years of hosting this show not much surprises me anymore. Michelle surprised me. The moment I introduced the ladies, the attacks on Michelle started. Instead of fighting back Michelle got very emotional and started crying. We took a commercial break, Michelle composed herself, and then I brought her up to the hot seat. She immediately lost it again and really broke down. It shocked all of this to see this strong personality so frail and vulnerable.”
Chris also touched on his and Brad’s experience at the Henna School in South Africa in his blog, which he called the best part of the season for him. He enthused about being one week from the finale, calling it an amazing two-hour event.
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