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Review: Villains and vino on Bachelor Canada

My question is, what haven’t we seen from Lisa that Tim does? Why did he choose to give her a rose–opening the doors to a hometown date next week–and not Kaylynn? Kaylynn had been a frontrunner since Day 1 of The Bachelor Canada, the first to make out with Tim and the first to capture his heart. Lisa, meanwhile, didn’t get along with the other girls and was apparently there “for the wrong reasons.” Sure, reality shows aren’t really real–so much is edited that a hero can be made to look like a villain–but I’m still befuddled as to why Lisa stayed and Kaylynn didn’t.

Maybe the ballerina was even more needy than she appeared, constantly bugging Tim for attention in footage that never made it to air. Perhaps Lisa was sweet as pie most of the time and the producers chose to just show footage of her being catty and dismissive of the other girls.

What couldn’t be edited out was the fact that, during the show’s week in Tuscany, Lisa made out with another man in a bar. Lisa admitted to Tim that it happened–after kind of telling viewers if the other girls hadn’t been there she probably wouldn’t have said anything–and he seemed conflicted about keeping her around. He was even more troubled after Sachelle took valuable one-on-one time with Tim to give another version of Lisa’s adventures to the bachelor. What Lisa described as a quick kiss evolved into a couple of makeup sessions when reported by Sachelle. Who was telling the truth?

Clearly it didn’t make a difference to Tim in the end. I mean, he asked Lisa to talk to him about the event one more time at the rose ceremony, but that was just to confirm what he already knew: he was keeping her and sending Kaylynn home. From the teasers, next week’s hometown with Lisa (Tim is visiting April, Trish and Sachelle and their families too) turns into a revisiting of what happened in Tuscany. I’m looking forward to that, because I want more answers as to why Lisa did what she did, and why Tim chose to give her a rose.

The Bachelor Canada airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on City.

Who do you think Tim will pick as his bachelorette in the season finale?

  • April (52%, 76 Votes)
  • Trish (34%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 146

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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