Well what an ending!! I’d followed The Bachelor Australia this season as I did last season-not to mention reading after each episode the hilarious Rosie Reviews. I had it recorded on ‘Series Record’…just in case the electricity wasn’t kind one night.
As the finale day loomed we were promised a twist. Rumours on social media told us this, well before the glint of the diamond and a #dirtytrouserknee from a proposal graced our screens.
The ring my ‘once bachelor’ gave me
But what would it be? I wondered if maybe after the proposal the winner’s family would appear from behind a bush.
Would a celebrant appear and they would magically marry?
Would Laurina and Jess appear in bridesmaid taffeta?
Would Amber stand up and yell “But I haven’t had a one-on-one date yet!”
Would Louise appear with a 4 tier wedding cake complete with African animals as the motif and #dirtystreetpies as canapés?
Would Chantele do a reading?
My mind worked overtime.
When Lisa appeared in the first car, my knowledge from last year told me this wasn’t good. Oh, yes I was Team Lisa. How ever did I get so obsessed that I actually was choosing the ‘right girl’? It wasn’t like they would be at my Christmas dinner (though to be fair they had played out their courtships in my family room, sometimes even as I ate dinner). I heard myself telling him what to as if I were his mum or Aunty Dee. I heard myself begin the “What if …he changes his mind and calls Lisa back as she walks to the car (but then she drove away)…tells Sam it’s not her then calls Lisa back and this time begs her telling her how he loves her. No! The ring went on Sam’s finger as she accepted 100% Yes…NO!!!!!! ”.
There was no sunset, just a lion. That should have told me something!
Rumours began fast on social media after this ending. We’d seen no twist. In my infinite wisdom I decided the reason for no media contact and ‘the twist’ was because they had actually already been married (well they had been on a few dates over 3 month period – not out of the realm of expected (is it??). Channel 10 did have that free 9:30 pm time slot for today (Friday) which added fuel to my fire (It’s now Madam Secretary if you are interested). Twitter scrolled faster than my quick reading eyes could skim. First it was break ups, then marriage, then break ups, then pregnancy, then break ups. Of course I had my own theories – the marriage one was mine just as I had written here at the start. I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning following this rush. Thankfully I’m on holidays so could sleep in.
So, then, in the harsh light of day, we learned Cinderella didn’t get her man in this fairy tale. Lisa denounced the rumours of pregnancy and now we have to wait to hear the “He said, She said’ version of events. In the meantime if you think this style of finding love suits you Channel 10 has opened applications for next year…and I’m already looking to see if I can put it in “Series Record’…just in case.