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Comments and queries for the week of November 25

Fans react to The Bachelorette Canada finale

We can’t know or judge Jasmine’s true feelings, but from an outside perspective, it does seem that she chose lust over love. I don’t doubt that she felt a connection with both men, but I feel she chose the more superficial relationship of the two. Mikhel is pure class and a truly kind and genuine person. Anyone could see how much he cared for Jasmine and what a loving and devoted partner he would be. I don’t think Kevin is a bad man, but he was jealous and overbearing early on, which is alarming. Jasmine is obviously attracted to Kevin and while a physical connection is important, it’s not enough to sustain a relationship. His mother is a completely other problem and I can’t imagine getting engaged to someone with so much animosity coming from a close family member. She will be a nightmare mother-in-law. I wish Jasmine the best and hope everything works out, but have doubt that it will with Kevin. He still has so much maturing to do before he is ready for the kind of commitment that Jasmine wants. I wish the best for Mikhel. I sincerely hope he finds true, lasting love. A man as good as him is a rarity and any person would be lucky to have him as a partner. —Jackie

This woman needs to give her head a shake I’m sorry, but she picked the wrong guy when she picked Kevin. I don’t think they have anything in common and she is setting herself up for a big disappointment. Sorry to say this, but girly you haven’t thought things out very clearly. —Chloe

After watching The Bachelorette Canada from the very first episode, I can’t believe I missed the last and final episode. However, I knew all along she was going to pick Kevin anyway. Most women like the sexy bad boys. As for Kevin, they say “nice guys always finish last.” You can’t ignore chemistry, and it sounds like it’s off to a bad start, but I wish Jasmine and Kevin a long and happy life together. I think both of them should keep an eye on the green-eyed monster, though. —Gabriella

I too think that Jasmine made a huge mistake! Kevin was a nice enough guy, but we could all see he could be explosive, jealous and unpredictable, and that’s a bad start to any relationship. There have already been conflicts in the first few months and I cry red flag! Been there, done that, then married the right one the second time around. With Mikhel, she would have had a forever love. He would have loved her deeply and fully his whole life and I honestly feel she would have not ever had a day where she didn’t know she was loved and cared for. He was just beaming with love for her and he was the most genuine, classy, amazing, smart and caring man. He was a man, pure and simple. The TOTAL package. My No. 1 pick from the start along with Thomas! Canada does love Mikhel and we wish him all the happiness in the world. Secretly, I hope Jasmine sees the err of her ways and somehow she and Mikhel end up together! —Erin

What a waste of time. Jasmine was obviously not looking for true love. She made a mistake. —Kelly

Jasmine picked the wrong guy. Guys like Kevin are a lot of work and exhausting! I used to always choose men like him but, for once, I chose a man who puts me above everything else and I tell you truthfully no comparison it is a breath of fresh air! It is such a waste of time to argue and be miserable and then waste four-five years of our life realizing it’s never going to work. So then we are 30-35 and life goes fast then your 40 and having to start all over again. Why bother? Don’t waste your time in your prime years being unhappy and stressed out. Choose someone like Mikhel, who is genuine and has not only his feet on the ground but who is also level-headed and just makes perfect sense. Please all you women out there, don’t keep falling for the bad guy look because you know what? You get the bad guy! —Denise

 

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Jasmine chooses her leading man on The Bachelorette Canada

After 10 dramatic episodes, Bachelorette Canada star Jasmine Lorimer made her decision on Tuesday night. With the beaches of Cuba as the backdrop, Jasmine chose Kevin over Mikhel in the season finale.

Mikhel took the bad news surprisingly well in front of Jasmine, telling her he had her back regardless of what she decided.

“You are one of the best people that I’ve ever met in my entire life,” she began. “I don’t know the last time anyone has made me feel as cared about and as supported as you have made me feel. I have meant every single word that I’ve said to you, but I feel I’ve developed a stronger relationship with someone else. And I feel sort of crazy for having to say goodbye to someone as amazing as you. It feels wrong, but I know that you deserve the best, and you’re going to find that person.”

I know Mikhel was crushed, but I felt pretty badly too. After all, Mikhel spent the first half of the episode on an emotional high, positive Jasmine would choose him and he’d be slipping a simple engagement ring on her finger. Instead, he got a hug, a broken heart and a lonely ride to the airport.

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“I’m sad that I don’t get to have Jasmine,” he said while on the road before delivering a truly sad line: “I just don’t know what people want from me. I’m literally the best man I know how to be right now. I don’t know how else to be a better person. I don’t know what else I can do.”

Meanwhile, the man who made such a great first impression on Jasmine was the one she picked. Despite misgivings about his commitment to the process and a seriously scary mother, Jasmine picked Kevin to be her man. The fact she kept him despite his jealous tendencies and protective mom was a true indication of how much she cared for Kevin.

“I really felt, early on, that you and I had something that I didn’t have with anyone else,” she said. “I think that you are one of the most incredible people that I’ve ever met and there been a crazy electricity from the start. I care about you so much and I love you.”

She also said yes to Kevin’s proposal, and he slipped the glittery bauble on her finger and he accepted the final rose of the season.

Then it was time for the After the Final Rose special, with host Noah Cappe welcoming Jasmine, Kevin and Mikhel to the stage to talk about their experiences. Here’s what we learned:

  • The ladies love Mikhel.
  • Mikhel still loves Jasmine.
  • Mikhel is a classy dude.
  • Jasmine and Kevin have had conflict after the show was over.
  • Kevin got a haircut.
  • Jill likes Jasmine.

Were you happy with Jasmine’s decision? Let me know in the comments below or via Twitter @tv_eh.

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Noteworthy moments on The Bachelorette Canada: The Men Tell All

With just one more week to wait until Jasmine decides between Mikhel and Kevin in The Bachelorette Canada finale, fans were treated to the always-enjoyable Tell All special. In the case of this season, there was much anticipation surrounding it. Would Chris and Drew come to blows? What would Mike say to Jasmine about her letting him go? Did Thomas get a haircut? The mind reeled at the possibilities!

Here’s what we found out:

  • I still hate the way the audience is edited at these specials. Those crowd shots are always inserted into the broadcast in post-production, so don’t take them seriously.
  • These are called Tell All specials, so why is so much time spent with replayed footage of the season so far? We’re tuning in because we’ve been watching all season long, so skip all that and get to the good stuff, like which conditioner Thomas uses.
  • Andrew dropped a couple of slots in my eyes after mocking Chris for “crying on national TV.” Nice zippered jacket.
  • It doesn’t matter how much you love or hate Drew, Drew will always love Drew.

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  • You know what was awesome? Watching Drew watch his expletive-filled exit from the show. His cocky smile faltered.
  • You know what was even better? Noah grilling Drew about his actions and him stammering his way through an explanation.
  • Even better than that? Drew saying he’d love to be the next bachelor and then making fun of the whole process. The conundrum of Drew indeed.
  • Did you guys hear the exchange between Noah and Chris as they went to break?
    “The jokes keep on going, you know?” Chris said to Noah. “Does anyone else see this?”
    “Everyone sees this,” Noah replied.
  • Mike is a classy dude, and he could very well be the next Bachelor Canada.
  • Jasmine has a small bladder.

The Bachelorette Canada season finale airs next Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT followed by After the Rose on W Network.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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Comments and queries for the week of November 11

Who will Jasmine choose as her bachelor?

Love Kevin, great choice. He puts his life on the line every day. The Navy, I am sure, has made a man out of him. —Michelle

Mikhel is beyond sweet, but I think he is not in the same league as Jasmine. He’s too boyish for her. Kevin is cute in his own way, but he may not be a good fit either. He may reveal more temper tantrums into the relationship as they argue over the obsessed mama’s boy mother-in-law. As for Mike, I think he is very level-headed and in my opinion would have been the best choice. He was the whole package! Too bad she didn’t see it. —Mbstamps

Never having felt Mike was a good choice for Jasmine in personality, I was not surprised he was sent home! Sensible, consistent yet terribly rigid (polar opposite to Jasmine’s free-spirit). Mikhel too is sensible, honourable, polite as well as considerate towards Jasmine of which I don’t feel Kevin would be as much. Kevin has an unhealthy relationship with his Mother—she appeared empowered knowing that should Jasmine injure her son’s feelings it would her shoulder(s) he would be crying on. Didn’t strike me as terribly healthy. She can’t protect her little boy forever from all the “women of the world” you know? Mikhel is sure-footed in how he professed his love for Jasmine, and without difficulty I might add! He absolutely has to be, for Kevin could never hold a candle to what Jasmine would get from a lifetime partner in Mikhel. Time will tell. —Brooke

If Drew is the next bachelor I don’t think I can watch this season. My Mac will be broken before the end of the first episode. —Mia

I prefer Kevin, but for Jasmine’s sake I hope she prefers Mikhel so she doesn’t have to spend a lifetime being ground under the heel of that horrid monster-in-law. Not only is she nasty, but she seems to have an abnormal amount of control over the rest of the family! —Mica

 

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Frolicking in the fantasy suites on Bachelorette Canada

After a last week’s emotional episode that saw Jasmine going on the hometown dates and Mike’s elimination, the heartbreak was truly ramped up for Tuesday’s season finale of The Bachelorette Canada. But anyone expecting Jasmine to choose between Kevin W. or Mikhel were in for heartbreak of their own because her decision won’t be shown for two more weeks.

Instead, the trio jetted back to Cuba for some more one-on-one time, questions and to meet Jasmine’s mom, sister and friend. And though there wasn’t a proposal at the end, this penultimate episode—aside from The Men Tell All next week—was certainly dramatic.

At the top of Jasmine’s To Do list? Finding out why Mikhel withdrew from her at the final rose ceremony, walked away and told producers he wanted to leave. Did he mean leave the show, or exit the interview he was taking part in? Viewers quickly learned Mikhel had slid back into his old way of thinking and was worried about being hurt. But he was back on track and ready to go with Jasmine. Moments later she found out the same info—while aboard a catamaran—and that Mikhel didn’t want to think about Jasmine and Kevin in the fantasy suite together. It took him a long time to tell her, but I’m glad he finally did. Keeping secrets from Jasmine so far into the show is a really bad move, so he was smart to confess.

The pair chose the fantasy suite—Mikhel couldn’t say yes fast enough—and they headed off to the booze, candle and rose petal-filled room for the night.

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Then it was off to visit with Kevin and address the elephant in the room: how his mom grilled Jasmine. I have to say Jill’s comment regarding a bad day at the hair salon versus a bad day for a Kevin firefighting was insensitive and demeaning, and I was surprised Jasmine gave Kevin a rose. Clearly, she has very strong feelings for him, something evident as the pair talked about the situation in Waterloo, Ont., and then got onto their date. According to the fortune teller they sat with, Kevin and Jasmine are going to have a ton of pretty kids and lots and lots of money. I guess the producers can skip the conclusion of the finale: Wanda has picked the winner.

Not so fast, as it turns out. Despite Kevin wanting Jasmine to commit to him and say he was the one she was choosing, she wouldn’t do it. It led to a super-awkward few minutes—especially after she seemed to have to do the opposite with Mikhel—but it didn’t stop them from heading to the fantasy suite to be “normal.” But things went awry and Kevin ended up leaving the suite, leaving their relationship up in the air. Luckily, Jasmine’s mom Linda, sister Jade and friend Laurelly were there to grill the fellows. (I’ve got my fingers crossed that Laurelly is part of The Men Tell All and she sits down with Drew. It won’t happen, but a guy can dream, can’t he?)

Something viewers have already known is that Kevin is totally Jasmine’s type and Linda was quick to jump all over that fact. Laurelly didn’t waste any time grilling Kevin, questioning him on past relationships and what he learned while being a bachelor in Toronto. It made from fantastic television, but maybe not as a romance-builder. By the end of the group chat Linda saw him as a ladies’ man not suited to be with her daughter. (Can Laurelly be part of every season of The Bachelor Canada and Bachelorette Canada?)

By the end of the episode—and based on the editing—it appeared Mikhel had the inside track on winning Jasmine’s heart. But The Bachelorette is all about the editing, so you can’t put too much stock in that. What you can, perhaps, is Linda’s reaction to Kevin and Jill’s thoughts on Jasmine. And, of course, what Laurelly thinks.

The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All airs next Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on W Network.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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