somehow between moving to california and trying to carve out some quality downtime, i caught an episode of the bachelorette. and i liked it. a lot.
it’s funny, deanna has made some really interesting (but probably very smart) choices this season. she had major heat with graham, but knew if he couldnt open up, it wasnt going to work the way she wanted it to. then, jeremy was probably the perfect man, but she made a really respectable decision when she told him that she couldnt confuse the bond they had for losing a parent / parents with love. it was surprising to see her act with such maturity and clarity of mind – the woman knows what she wants, and while she loves romance and all, she’s smart enough to know what works and what doesnt.
that being said, that quality could work for and against both remaining suiters. deanna obviously worries about jesse’s job and how she’d fit into his life. she wants someone serious, and he didnt initially give her that impression. however, i think he did a great job of showing her how grown up he is – as he told her, he’s no longer 15, he’s 26, and he wants to settle down. he even told her that once everything was over, she’d better be ready to get married, because that’s what he wanted. he seems like a great guy, and im rooting for him. just a little nervous about the finale, though – it seems like the visit with her big fat greek family is more than a little awkwaaaard….
jason has a good shot, too. he’s a ton of fun, and she really seems to get along well with him. to be honest, though, she seems more into jesse. she and jason had a good time on their date, but the vibe seemed to be much less serious. i think going into the finale, deanna needs to decide a few things: is she ready to be a stepmother and is jesse mature enough to be in a relationship like what she wants? and which is going to be the dealbreaker?
oooh i cant wait for monday!
p.s. i friended deanna pappas on facebook and told her she rocked.
friend status: still pending.
my status: creep.