Week 2: Burning Questions

It’s #BacheloretteMonday (that was for you, Hashtag Guy)! And today, on this fine day, we woke up (early) with a range of emotions. The first was excitement because, well, it’s Bachelorette Monday. Duh. The second was anger because the air conditioning in one of our cars is currently not functioning, but that’s another story for another day. The third was curiosity (wait, is that even an emotion?). As usual, we’re always wondering what shenanigans we’ll see on the next episode of The Bachelorette, which is why we have so many questions. So, here’s our next set of queries for you — and, of course, our picks for the Hot Seat.

1. Can Zak redeem himself after his display of douchiness last week?

Well, according to Chris Harrison, apparently he can (read his full interview here). However, we remain unconvinced. Zak and his almost-completely-naked self really overdid it (or I guess, in the literal sense, underdid it) for the first cocktail party. If Jonathan hadn’t attempted to lure Des into a makeshift boom boom room 14 times, then Zak probably would have won the highly-coveted d-bag award for the night. He may have gotten a pity rose from Des, but he certainly did not impress Bachelor Nation with his antics. So, the question remains: will Zak recover from his decision to remain shirtless for the entire night and then further disrobe and jump into the pool? Is it possible that Zak becomes Lindsay Yenter 2.0? We’re still pretty skeptical, but since Chris Harrison said he makes a full recovery, we’ll go ahead and take him at his word. But only because it’s Chris Harrison.

2. How long will Ben (and Brody) remain atop the leaderboard?

Ben put a pretty big target on his back last week when he pulled the bring-your-kid-to-the-Bachelor-mansion stunt. As soon as he did that, he became the guy to beat (and the guy to beat up if you ask one of the other 24 guys). While Des’ other men are devising a plan to ruin Ben, we’re just over here swooning. But we sense trouble up ahead for the father-son duo. You gotta watch out for the ones who make too good of a first impression. Perhaps he has a skeleton buried in the depths of his closet. Or maybe he’s just crazy. Ben can’t be perfect. There has to be something wrong with him, right? Clearly, we’re expecting the worst but hoping for the best here.

3. Who’s the next guy to have a break-out week?

Obviously, last week, it was Ben. So who’s it gonna be this week? Michael G., the guy who went swimming in the Bachelor mansion fountain to find Des’ penny? How about Robert, the guy who says he invented sign spinning but probably didn’t? Or maybe it’ll be Drew. All of these are viable options, but we’re gonna put our money on Brandon.


This choice is clearly biased, but whatevs. In case you couldn’t tell, Brandon is one of our faves. So, naturally, we picked him because we’re hoping he has a break-out week. We have no insider information to support this selection. We’re just two girls who want to see a lot of Brandon TV time tonight. Who are you hoping has a big week? Let us know in the comments below!

The Hot Seat

Every week, we’ll pick one or two dudes who we think are in danger of getting sent home the following episode. Whether it’s because they’re causing tension in the mansion, had a night of drunken woopsies or just simply aren’t connecting with Des, these men could find themselves in the Bachelor Burn Book Hot Seat … a place that would make even Regina George feel threatened.

1. Kasey


#thisguywontstaylongright? #listeningtopeopletalkinhashtagsistorture. #wehopehegoeshome. #likerightnow.

2. Mikey T.

Mikey T.

We just cannot get over the fact that Mikey actually goes by Mikey. Who does that? Better yet, who does that when they’re in their 20s? If either one of us had a boyfriend who called himself Mikey, we’d be like, “Dude, stop calling yourself Mikey. You sound like a tool.” I guess Mikey’s name isn’t exactly grounds for dismissal (even though in our minds it is), but he was really quiet last week. Not only that, he was the last one to get a rose. Clearly, Big Mikey T. needs to step it up this week.

Want more Bachelor Burn Book? Follow us on Twitter @bachelorburnbk. We live tweet during every episode and offer our insights throughout the week on all things Bachelor-related.

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One thought on “Week 2: Burning Questions

  1. Mikey has a personality. I like him! I cannot believe that you tweeted Bachelor Ben or Brooks–worst hair 😦 Gotta be Bachelor Ben–his hair sucked throughout his entire season. Not to mention, his total LACK of personality! Brooks has it going on!

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