Well, anybody who saw this episode knows that Juan Pablo pretty much dug himself into the grave as the worst (or best depending on how you look at it) Bachelor in all of Bachelor history.
Not only was he unsympathetic and actually a huge jerk to Clare, he was so rude to Chris Harrison during the After the Final Rose segment.
Before we delve too much into how we all hate Juan Pablo now, lets talk about the Final Rose episode.
Clare meets the Parents
This is always one of my favourite episodes, when the contestants meet the Bachelor’s parents. First up to meet the fam is Clare. I figured she would handle the situation well since she comes from a huge family herself.
Clare’s time with the family goes smoothly and it looks like she really gets along with everyone. Everything seemed to be going hunky dory until she sits down with JP’s cousin, who tells her when the tough gets going… so does Juan Pablo. Clare’s response to how she would handle Juan Pablo trying to leave her if things got difficult was nothing short of what I expected…she basically says they have a connection and she would be able to handle it no matter what because she believes in what they have.
Clare meets Juan Pablo’s family
JP’s mom also tells Clare that he is not easy to deal with and that he’s very stubborn. At this point I’m already wondering why Clare is still sticking around…if his own family is warning her about him what can she expect out of a future with this man? RUN!
Were introduced to Juan Pablo’s father and he might rival Sean Lowe’s dad, Jay Lowe, as the cutest man in the world. Juan Pablo’s father was so sweet and told Clare if she was chosen he would support her and love her no matter what. Seriously though, where do they find all these cute dads?
Juan Pablo and his father
The family’s verdict is that they loooovve Clare and think she would be a good fit with the family. JP’s cousin pretty much sums it up when he says “I’m not saying she’s begging for it…but she she’s ready to get married”.
Nikki meets the Fam…Again.
Next up, Nikki gets to meet the family for the second time since she had already met them all at Camila’s dance recital when Juan took her there on their one-on-one date.
Once again, things go pretty smoothly with Nikki and the family until JP’s parents and cousin start warning her about him. JP’s dad says “He’s not an easy guy, he is vocalized in what he wants, he is very specific in what he wants” and his cousin tells her “Sometimes when things are getting rough he will walk away from a relationship”. At this point I’m pretty much screaming at the screen telling this girl to actually LISTEN to what they are saying. Of course, all she says is she knows he is stubborn but she thinks they can work through it anyways.
These family meetings are one of a kind for The Bachelor, I have to say I have never seen a family so blatantly warning the girls that their relative probably isn’t the greatest guy to be in a relationship with.
Clare and Juan Pablo’s One-on-One
Clare and Juan Pablo on their final date
The final one-on-one dates are usually full of awkward stares, silence and tears… and that’s exactly what we saw this time around too.
Clare and JP’s date started off nicely with a helicopter ride around St.Lucia, but quickly went south when apparently JP said something insulting to Clare in the helicopter whe no mics or cameras were around.
She was expecting something sweet but instead was met with something she “cannot repeat” because “It was insulting, it was offensive and it just made me feel awful”. They never reveal what was actually said but it was something along the lines of how JP loves hooking up with her but he doesn’t really know her. Of course after this, Clare is upset and refuses to give JP “besitos” on the second part of their date.
I honestly thought Clare was going to leave at this point and was really proud of her. Unfortunately it didn’t work out this way and Juan Pablo was somehow able to talk circles around Clare’s tough questions and convince her that she would be the one he would propose to the next day. He even talked about babies and marriage and moving to Sacremento to be with her.
Nikki and Juan Pablo’s One on One
Juan Pablo and Nikki’s final date together
Juan Pablo takes Nikki on a catamaran ride for their last date together. To my surprise JP actually asks her a real question: “Do you have any concerns” and Nikki answers but JP changes the subject immediately after anything serious is discussed. When the pair are sitting on the beach Nikki asks “What is going to happen when you don’t have private islands anymore” and JP responds “I will have my bed and my TV and sports or movies…” WOW sounds like so much fun, although I’m pretty sure Nikki was asking about your future with her not what you would rather be doing instead of sitting on the beach with her right now.
Nikki’s final time with Juan Pablo is pretty uneventful, you can tell she is all nerves (and rightfully so). They sit together pretty much not speaking at all just talking about how they can’t believe the time has flown and they are down to the final days of filming.
Nikki the night before the Final Rose Ceremony
The Final Rose
Nikki and Clare on their way to meet Juan Pablo
So the time has come, the ladies are all dolled up and ready to find out who will be number Juan. Clare is the first up and we can tell as soon as Juan Pablo starts speaking that she will not be the one. He gives her some lackluster speech about why she isn’t going to be his future wife and of course she is PISSED. I haven’t been a fan of Clare this entire season but I think this scene won her a lot of fans. She completely tells JP off for being a jerk and as she storms away she turns back and says,
“I thought I knew what kind of man you were, what you just made me go through, I would never want my children having a father like you”
YOU GO CLARE!
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse the camera is on JP and he says “Phew, glad I didn’t choose her!”
Craziness, honestly I can’t believe JP has managed to go from most loved Bachelor to the most hated so quickly.
Now its Nikki’s turn. If I could have guessed I would have said he would give the exact same speech to Nikki and that would be a wrap. Nikki and Juan meet and he basically tells her that he has an engagement ring but he is not going to use it. She says she loves him and he says “I’m not 100 percent sure that I want to propose to you…But at the same time, I’m 100 percent sure that I just don’t want to let you go. I like you a lot, a loooot.” His romantic proclamation was followed by some excuse about how he won’t propose to her out of respect for her father.
I honestly think this is how most seasons of The Bachelor should end, with a promise to continue the relationship and see where it goes, but for some reason with Juan Pablo even this doesn’t seem genuine.
The episode ending is pretty anti-climactic with Nikki looking kind of awkward and confused.
And that’s a wrap!
I have to say I am pretty relieved to see this season come to an end, which usually isn’t the case. I’m wondering how long Nikki and Juan Pablo will last, something tells me there won’t be a wedding anytime soon.