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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.


“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.


Comments and queries for the week of November 18

Reactions to The Bachelorette Canada: The Men Tell All

Everyone accepts that Drew is a total loser, however, that Andrew character is just as bad, but without Drew’s looks, dress sense or what passes for his charisma. How on earth did anyone consider Andrew a candidate for this show? What woman in her right mind would even consider him? —Fred

Who could stand weeks of that insincere, smug creep! I thought that comment was a joke when I heard it said to him, as he raged out looking every bit the loser he looked like the whole show. —BJ

Did you really expect anything different from this show? It’s formulaic, from the host to the editing to the “writing.” It just depresses me that it’s on Canadian television, and this counts as “Canadian content” for the broadcaster. —Chris

More Ride on YTV, please

Please, please do a Season 2. If you don’t I’m gonna die!! —Natalya

Praise for This Life‘s “Intervention”

Such a great episode! Everyone really brought their A-game. —Chris


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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.


  • 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.


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.


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.


Comments and queries for the week of November 4

Who will Jasmine choose on The Bachelorette Canada?

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

She is crazy if she picks Kevin. Can’t imagine having that loser guttersnipe of a woman for a mother-in-law. I have a feeling she is going to pick him though. —ArielL

I absolutely love Mikhel but I’m afraid she will pick Kevin! If Mikhel doesn’t win her heart he should be the next Bachelor Canada!! :) —Marilyn M

Mikhel #1 since Day 1! Absolutely NO doubt!! —DeeJade

I can’t believe Jasmine sent Mike home!! He’s sensible to not rush in all gushy … shows he wants to be 100 per cent sure. It is a big decision after all. Hope she gets someone worthwhile after that stunned decision. —M

I am in absolute shock. She picked Kevin over Mike, especially when the family made her super uncomfortable? The dude with the weird voice and talks like a deadbeat jock over sweet, mature, fun Mike. Really??????????????????????????????????? —S. McCrae


Who’s that dude on Murdoch Mysteries?

Was the Shanley character (released murderer) played by the same actor as the older Beaton brother in “The Curse of Beaton Manor” episode? —Steve

Hey Steve, good eye! Both men were indeed played by Jonathan Goad.


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