If ever there was a show to incite anger and frustration this particular season of the Bachelor is it. There were people who absolutely adored Jason Mesnick when this season started just because of the way he was treated when he was on the Bachelorette a few seasons back when he was rejected by Deanna. He came into the season with alot of goodwill on the part of the viewers I thought. He has blown it big time with tonights episode.
The season finale had him picking Melissa…ahhh…happy ending…but then wait…no…he changed his MIND people after hurting Molly from Michigan. She told him when he let her go that he was making a mistake. They all say that by the way…but Molly knew it deep within her soul after the night they spent together before the finale. But, let her go –he did. By the way…she left with dignity and grace…well, as much as is possible, in that situation.
Jason proposed marriage to Melissa…they were engaged…she bonded with Jason’s son Ty. She was going to be his step-mother. They were going to parent him together. Wow…what does this do to a child emotional development? Not to mention the adult females in this show?
Tonight…Jason came on the show…”After the Rose” and declared that things had changed with him and Melissa during the six weeks following the season of the Bachelor. He said that Melissa knew that things had changed…and that it was his intention to break up with her tonight in front of thousands of viewers…because he had to follow his heart because he couldn’t stop thinking about Molly. How much respect does that show to any of the participants?
He broke it to Melissa; and, even though she seemed to understand that things weren’t perfect…that they were going to work on things; it was obvious that she was devastated…and very angry at being publically embarassed. Who could blame her. She left and Molly arrived not knowing anything.
The host then proceeded to ask her questions about what she wanted to know about the situation with Jason dumping her for Melissa. Of course, the usual questions was why, and when did he know…that kind of thing. Then Jason comes on and professes his undying love. She looked incredulous..and almost looked as if she expected that the show was pranking her. Then, I found, myself floored to find them kissing and looking for all the world like everything was going to be A-ok.
My sympathy meter had been going into overload for Molly…then Melissa…back and forth. All i could think when the show was over was…The bachelor probably needed some professional help to sort out his true feelings. Maybe he is just in love with falling in love. Finally, they said next week will be part two of After the Rose. What the heck?
What bomb shell is going to be on that show? Is Melissa going to show up pregnant with Jason’s child and throw a monkey wrench into the “relationship” that he has rekindled with Molly? I kept thinking…this man has real commitment issues or something.
This kind of emotional flip flop will work against him i think in any relationship he enters into. I would expect he is going to get alot of flack from people who were rooting for their favorite lady. All i can say is…they both were beautiful ladies inside and out…and…really…maybe this is the year to end this psychological torture rack that makes us viewers a party to.
What about his ex-wife? Will she come out of the shadows to address Jason’s issues? Will she come forward to correct any negative impressions of what kind of wife/mother that she was to Jason or Ty? It was kind of implied that she just no longer wanted to be a wife and mother… as viewers we never really knew her side of things. I mean maybe, just maybe…the failure of their marriage wasn’t all one-sided…most marriages that fail aren’t one- sided in the blame department. Sad show!
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