The self-proclaimed TV event of the summer

It's that time of the week again. Time for The Bachelorette! It's part 1 of the 2 part season finale. It's so big, they had to break it into two episodes.

Chances are, it won't live up to the hype.

We start off with Chris' highlights of the season. I STILL don't get it. I don't see the appeal.

Then there's Drew. Can she ever talk about him without saying the word "sweet"? At least he is attractive.

Oh, and then there's Brooks. I don't get that either (all the way around). I'm ready for the finish line so we don't have to keep going through the stupid skipping, running, etc. analogy. She thinks it's unspoken love.

Brooks does not love you Des. Depending on how many commercials we see, you'll find that out in the next hour. At least that is my prediction.

Her first "over night" date in Antigua is with Drew. They see some sites before having a picnic on the mountain to talk about the time back home.

She's set on Drew, I can tell, so these other dates seem so disingenuous to me. More so than usual.

It rains, so they can't eat on the beach. Maybe it is just my attention span in general these days or my brain doing the Monday bounce all over the place, but I'm bored with this date.

Now, it's time for Brooks to visit with his mom and sister because he needs to talk to them before he tells Des he's either loves her or he's not in love with her and that it isn't going to work out.

He's sure not ready to propose to her. He's not to ready to say he loves her because he's not there yet. 

Before he can have the very difficult conversation with her, Des has to suck face with Chris first. They take a helicopter to discover more of the islands. Blah, blah, blah, Chris is great, he would make a good husband. Des is wonderful, I love her.

I'm still bored and surfing the net while watching. When they sit down for dinner, there are some loud noises in the background. Like a really squeaky playground. It's really distracting.

He asks her how she feels about moving to Seattle for him. She doesn't seem to excited about that even though she says in words that it doesn't matter where she lives.

Here comes ANOTHER poem. Make. It. Stop. Please. Make. It. Stop.

Finally, Des is getting ready for Brooks who she has the deepest feelings for. When she's with Brooks she CAN see her future. He needs to talk to Chris Harrison first. He just can't pinpoint exactly what it is as to why he's just not passionately in love with this girl. After he beats around the bush, Chris asks, "are you not sure or are you not in love with her?" Brooks cannot answer.

Finally, Brooks says he doesn't feel like she's the love of his life. Even with more time, he won't propose. He's not going to be in love with her. He's ready for marriage. He's ready for love. He's not ready for it with Des.

This whole conversation is taking at least twice as long as it has to on screen. This is why they are dragging this mess out over two weeks.

It's time for him to talk with Des.

Des is excited to see Brooks and says it is going to be stress free with no worries. WRONG!!!

Of course, as soon as he comes up, she knows that something is wrong. He's talking and talking and not making a lot of sense. She just knows it isn't good. She misses him when he's not there. He runs hot and cold - hot when she's there, cold when she's not.

Now, she's bawling and can't look at him. She was going to tell him that she loved him today. He was the only one that she could tell him about. Brooks asks why she hadn't said it before now. Now they both hold their heads.

"I don't care that you just broke my heart. I love you." She falls in love, but no one reciprocates.
Poor Des.

And, we could have gotten in another 20 minutes of next week's show if we just didn't watch Des cry as Brooks sits there with her.

Brooks is surprised at the love she had for him. She was hoping she was as conflicted as he was. She was conflicted because she didn't want to share her heart. She wanted to commit to Brooks.

So all of her blah, blah, blah about all the guys has been fake for weeks.

UGH. He just keeps asking questions and making it worse. She tells him to go away and just leave, but he keeps hanging out. Take a hint. Go away. You're making it worse.

Now, she walks off and he's bawling that he doesn't want to say goodbye. WHAT? You love her now that you've broken her heart?

And sniffy noises are what we hear as the episode comes to a close. Next week she talks with Chris Harrison.

There is absolutely no reason they had to spread this stupidity into two weeks. No reason.