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The Bachelor Canada recap, episode 6: living by the rules

THE BACHELOR CANADA Episode 6

Dear Brad,

Oh, Brad, Brad, Brad—on the one hand we sort of feel like launching you up into the air like a clay disc and blasting you into a million bits. Getting rid of Kara was a horrible decision, and by doing so you are all but guaranteed to wind up with a high-maintenance diva who will eventually eat you alive. On the other hand, we get that when you’re not feeling it, you just can’t fake it, no matter how fun and hot and perfect-for-you a person is. So in that sense, way to go—you’re following your heart. Or maybe you’re following your libido. Hard to say, since we obviously don’t share the same taste.

This week was, of course, the fantasy dates episode where you wow a woman with a spectacular date and then ask her to spend the night with you in your palatial suite. So why did everything feel so…um…Canadian? For the most part The Bach Can has done a good job of not seeming like the budget version of its American inspiration, but honestly—cold and rainy adventures in the Maritimes really weren’t fulfilling our wildest dreams.

From where we sit, your shooting range date with Kara was by far the most successful, but given her unceremonious ejection, there’s not much point in dwelling. (Except to say that she reacted like the mature and self-possessed beauty that she is—go Kara!!) Between Bianka and Whitney, the choice is crazy-obvious. B is fun-loving and laughs a lot—and she, at least, is under the impression that the two of you could be happy forever (it did take some convincing though).

The whole Whitney thing has gotten so alarming we could barely even watch. It’s as if The Bachelor Canada has a secret agenda to inform the women of Canada that all of those horrible adages from The Rules are true: always play hard to get, be difficult, make him beg. She’s just not that into you, Brad—she basically said as much. But still, you were willing to lose a wonderful, wife-worthy gal in order to spend more time in Cruella’s evil clutches. Dance, monkey, dance!

 —XO Your Fairy Love Mothers

P.S. It’s okay to sometimes not tuck your pants into your boots.

(Images: CityTV)

  • Susan

    Kara had class …and Brad doesnt,so he is choosing what suits him! Classless and trashy!

  • patrick

    I’m thinking brad will regret not marrying kara for the rest of his life…maybe he’ll pick whitney, and they’ll break up after a month..and then he’ll phone up kara and they’ll get together

  • soso

    What a nightmare…it is getting painful to watch Brad turn into a pathetic puppet. Boo! Kara is a gem and clearly better out there for her. Whit should just pack up and leave before it is all said and done. Bianca..hmmm?

  • Evelyn Gauvin

    I think he missed the best in Kara…if he picks Whitney he is in for big trouble ..she is moody an dof course has those big false boobs Brad look at the whole picture of Whitney..men sometimes

  • Cindy

    Kara is beautiful, fun, intelligent and has class. She seems like a genuine person. Whitney is unattractive—she has fake boobs and caterpillar eyebrows…I don’t understand the attraction. It is soooo obvious that this is just a game for her. Being rude and not allowing Brad to give a proper goodbye to Kara was just another example of how selfish she is and how she thinks the world revolves around her. Bianca seems nice but not emotionally available and a bit of a diva who expects Brad to do what she says when she says it. She seems very moody. The obvious best choice for a wife would be Kara but I think it’s true….Guy’s have more interest in self absorbed divas who have no interest in them.

  • MF

    This show has been a guilty pleasure of mine. I get a good chuckle out of the people and the drama. The trashy ink and implants. Hopefully it encourages some people to explore our own country because after all we gave these clowns a grant to film this crap.

  • Tom K

    Whitney is what he wants. A man of that age knows who’s the right woman from first impressions most of the time. He can demonstrate being disappointed in her, he’s honest and wants to take her with him. With whats her face, she’s around because she’s tailor fit into athlete’s wife already. The vancouver girl who was the third place was around because she’s his exact same personality.

    I said it right from the start, Kara needs a man who finds her attractive. She’s best friend material but not an attractive woman. If a man finds interest in her, that’s all that’s needed to unlock the potential. Her universal non-sex appeal and lack of beauty couldn’t escape Brad.

    Whats her face, the Chris Humphries ex, won’t be looking for a partner for many years. She’s mentally put behind her all the dating. A person in a health care profession often has to be introduced from a friend or seek internet partners for romance. They lack the key ingredient to provide the flair a normal person would. Her partnership will be with somebody who’s established their own career and doesn’t see romance as a significant part of their life. Brad is a go getter, while she requires ‘comfort food’ after a stressful day.

    Witney’s personal issue is she doesn’t want to go through putting a child in her body. She’s spent her entire life building her muscle tone and is afraid of what it would do to her. She also doesn’t know how her fake boobs would work with the feeding. As a man, Whitney LOVES the luxuries being provided for her. That’s the only way to reach that woman. She doesn’t want to see you as an equal on the battlefield. Anybody who approaches her competitively has to be cut to pieces. For her to have a successful relationship, she requires Brad who’s honest with his feelings and has a sense of humor.

    I skipped watching a lot of the episodes, but if I could see any of it – I want to know how that religious virgin and the Laura he liked got eliminated. That would be interesting, but not interesting enough to scan the previous episodes.

    Cindy poster: “Kara is beautiful, fun, intelligent and has class”
    Kara is not an attractive woman. Not to heterosexuals. She might be attractive to females because she has clearly defined eyebrows and a smile, but her attraction is not heterosexual. I can understand a lot of people making the mistake of claiming she’s attractive. Most if not all the people saying this are women or to be discovered homosexual males.

    “The obvious best choice for a wife would be Kara”
    Kara has that open mold type personality, the athleticism, but that’s it. The woman I would have found most connection with, Tracy D was the exact same open mold type deal. She doesn’t bring her own kinks to the relationship and is ready to make something legit. From the very start through the episodes, he kept around Tracy D’s lookalike – Gabrielle, simply because she must have been crazy enough to stand out from the crowd. When you’re around a mix of people, you really have to look to get to the genuine ones because of the flash of the ones who are a bit crazy.

    Kara is not an obvious choice of a wife for him, as a heterosexual would tell you. Nobody wants to sit in a couch that continues compressing even though you’ve been sitting for a minute. You want the couch to settle so you can resume your activity or enjoy the relaxation. Kara is personality wise, a massive sink hole. The guy has nothing to bounce off of her and celebrate their relationship together.

    In reality, Bianka would have been the best choice of the three. She’s already gone through the motions of being an athlete’s wife. However, she’s been discarded by the first one and wants to make romance a much lower priority in life.

    Brad’s male reasoning is if all this is being set up for him – trips to God knows where, a television show – he might as well get that somebody extra he dreamt about as a boy. He would not pick Whitney if he were looking for a partner outside of the television show.

    I have no Idea how whats her face, the Shakira lady Ana C got eliminated, how the previous bachelorette look alike Britany B got eliminated, that’s about it. I mean, personally, these women were hit or miss. There’s a lot of variety among them. I think these shows would be more successful if the man knows the type he wants and then you get a spectrum of that type. Even a female can admit this, that not every one of those has a 20% chance of ever being with Brad.

    Season 1 of Canadian bachelor [And believe me, The Canadian version is 1030% better than the American, even though they barely visited any Canadian sites] will be remembered as Brad making a beeline for Whitney. He kept around the Moaning Mertha in Bianka, which to a heterosexual raises massive red flags. It’s obvious she was never a contender if he can stomach her constant dragging of the feet. Kara H is not a legit partner for a heterosexual male. A lot of the women who would be legit contestants were let go early in the show. Brad knew what he wanted and that was it. This show is about his life, his future and you can’t tell him otherwise.

    I hope people respect Brad’s selection in Whitney as his female. They have a lot of things they need to work out and dont need your negative ‘opinions.’ It’s so easy to read a blogger’s opinion and agree with it. I hope for his own sake, Brad never revisits the past and cherishes what he has in Whitney.

  • JesseKavets

    Great blog Courtney, you are bang on, particularly with both Brad’s female and fashion choices. There was one glaring omission above however; can someone please tell Brad that Fishermen’s Sweater is an ocular assault? Please Brad; get a stylist!

  • Tom K

    Susan poster: “Kara had class …and Brad doesnt,so he is choosing what suits him! Classless and trashy!”
    I want you to understand, that you calling somebody classless and trashy doesn’t make them such. Nor do your threats carry weight in a man’s decision of who he’s spending his entire life with, who his other half is. You calling people trashy and classless is a reflection of nobody else but yourself. Personally, I have far too much respect in myself to ever call anybody else trashy or classless. In reality, you’ll never net a man who is half of Brad. I don’t like all of who Brad is, I think he’s obnoxious at times with his “eh”s and saying “like” all the time. But he is so far above you you have no idea.

    Patrick poster: “I’m thinking brad will regret not marrying kara for the rest of his life…maybe he’ll pick whitney, and they’ll break up after a month..and then he’ll phone up kara and they’ll get together” nope. Letting Kara go is the easiest decision he’s made to make up to this date. It doesn’t matter if you want to believe me or not. It’s truth. Even crazy Gabby would make a better partner than Kara. Call Kara up right now and console her. Get married to her yourself. This isn’t a disney movie. This is picking a legit partner for your entire life. Kara enjoys playing sports and has no idea what she wants in a male partner. She’s never even thought about it. Her physical is not attractive to heterosexuals. This is worth repeating, because you’ve likely never been in loving relationships nor approached women on the street. You deserve to hear from a genuine heterosexual what her prospective value is.

    Soso poster: “What a nightmare…it is getting painful to watch Brad turn into a pathetic puppet. Boo!” yikes, however your ‘opinion’ is neither a reflection of the show nor Brad. You don’t know who Brad is. You watched a show in its entirety, only to claim “Its getting painful to watch.” I think it’s safe to say people avoid you in real life until you get your act together. You have no reason to be making those comments about anybody or anything behind your anonymity. You don’t develop who you are as a person, you leave the reader nothing to think about, you dont explain in detail what it is you are interested in, all you do is watch television shows to poo poo them. Perez Hilton might do that SOME of the time, when he’s not busy making tons of money and being in celebrity photo shoots.

    Evelyn G poster: “I think he missed the best in Kara…if he picks Whitney he is in for big trouble ..she is moody an dof course has those big false boobs Brad look at the whole picture of Whitney..men sometimes” So go towards females. I don’t understand why you have to disrespect who Whitney is as a person. All it is is you thinking you’re competing against her and besting her when making comments via the internet against somebody you don’t know. I have my own crush against Whitney at the end of this episode. You can see her reaching out to Brad. A woman doesn’t have to be an emotional mess to garner your respect. Whitney is a very unemotional person with a strong competitive streak. It’s who she is. She’s honest about who she is. I previously rated her at about a 6 (I can’t remember the exact number, I’d have to look at my post from episode 1), but she’s really grown on me. I see what Brad sees in her. She’s his very own woman when he spends the time unlocking her softer side. It’s very romantic to have a warrior class woman all to yourself. You don’t always have to get trapped in a dead end loop with women who call other women moody and think it sets them higher than the others. You have very little to offer heterosexual males.

  • Caterpillar

    OK, does anyone else suspect this commentator who says the phrase “Heterosexual male” 50 times throughout his posts has some sexuality issues? You say it yourself that the person calling Brad ‘classless & trashy’ must know something of the subject, so perhaps you know something about ‘soon to be discovered homosexual males’.

    You calling people ‘soon to be discovered homosexual males’ is a reflection of nobody else but yourself.

  • Helene J.

    I wander if we are going to see a real mariage after all that, if yes, will it be on T.V. ? I can’t wait to see the end. Live long and happy, i am very septical !

  • Tom K

    Caterpillar poster: “OK, does anyone else suspect this commentator who says the phrase “Heterosexual male” 50 times throughout his posts has some sexuality issues? You say it yourself that the person calling Brad ‘classless & trashy’ must know something of the subject, so perhaps you know something about ‘soon to be discovered homosexual males’.

    You calling people ‘soon to be discovered homosexual males’ is a reflection of nobody else but yourself.”
    I’m flattered that you want to be gay with me I guess. Not really, if you want me to be honest. I mean, I explained in great detail the value of many of these individual women. Do you want to hear something from a heterosexuals world, or are you just blown away that I’d visit a gossip site?

  • Tom K

    Jesse K poster: “Great blog Courtney, you are bang on, particularly with both Brad’s female and fashion choices. There was one glaring omission above however; can someone please tell Brad that Fishermen’s Sweater is an ocular assault? Please Brad; get a stylist!”
    I’m pretty sure he has somebody who dresses him for the show. A fisherman’s sweater could very well be picked to make a memorable scene with the fishing boats, but I could be wrong. All I have to go by is logic with a mix of common sense. Sometimes you don’t want to appear on television with a Nike shirt.

    MF poster: “This show has been a guilty pleasure of mine. I get a good chuckle out of the people and the drama. The trashy ink and implants. Hopefully it encourages some people to explore our own country because after all we gave these clowns a grant to film this crap.”
    That’s disrespectful, plain and simple. Don’t end your life thinking you have to doo doo on everybody. Find something you enjoy. I don’t enjoy the sappy side of love, or watching women’s personalities unwind, so I didn’t watch the mid portion of this series. I watched things I enjoy instead. Now’s a great time as any to fall out of love with doing things you don’t enjoy for sake of not enjoying them.

    No disrespect to Kara. She’s a great whoever she is. She fits her role of her life.
    Whitney is a great catch. I stand by my original statement that she’s somewhere around a 6, while Bianka is a 10. However, Bianka dragging her feet brings nothing to the personal level, while Brad having that one powerful woman he can spend his life unlocking adds a significant multiplier.

    I like Whitney a lot. I like her father, he’s a real dude. I want their relationship to last through the media storm. Whitney just might be the only girl who can suffer through that, next to Bianka. Bianka has the mettle but I doubt she’d want to go through that again either way.

    As for me saying heterosexual male, that’s something you have to deal with. This isn’t like a television show where you get mouthy and put it on the show to meet your demands. I have a much more detailed understanding of what a male looks for in a female than you. I can provide you genuine values that hold up more often than not. I don’t have my own type of female. I see the attraction in Black, Hispanic, Asian, in every single type and walk of female. I understand the facial structures, the behaviors, the psychology of what is a concrete part of the female and which part is her playing a character. I take a lot more from these dating shows than homosexuals and females ever will. For your purposes, you might as well watch a Disney movie or pretend you have issue with an election outcome. That’s not to say you can’t watch it, but you don’t truly understand the science behind the motives. I don’t even pretend to understand homosexual relationships, or females making snide remarks. That’s a behavior of itself that makes you a less qualified potential mate. You can’t make somebody else a less qualified mate, only yourself. Your entire life may or may not have been a lie up to this level and I’m sorry if it is.

  • Mexican Rose

    It’s so blatently obvious. Brad will pick Whitney, then in a few months we’ll learn that they’ve split up. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why he didn’t do anything about what happened last night. He was unmistakenly angry with Whitney, & said to her “this is the most selfish thing you could have done”., yet he did nothing about it. He could have dumped Whitney right then & there, & gone to the host to bring Kara back. What’s up with that guy!!!??? Whitney plainly said to him “I don’t know if I can go through with this”. THAT was message enough, yet she stays.
    Also, I don’t know who dresses that guy. His clothes are ill-fitting to the point where he’s sloppy looking. He wore a linen suit last night which was obviously wrinkled. Wrinkles are to be expected, but to wear something like that at such an important place was a bad choice. I do wonder when the Bachelor Canada was filmed. There are times when we can clearly see Brad’s breath, yet he’s wearing a suit while the girls must have been freezing in just their dresses.
    Thumbs-down to the East Coast visits. Cold, rainy…not nearly as luxurious as those of the American counterparts.
    Actually, the show itself isn’t the same quality as that of the American version IF you count either of these shows as being any sort of class.
    In previews of the “women tell all” it’s showing Brad as being annoyed with someone. Another act?

  • Tom K

    Caterpillar poster: “You say it yourself that the person calling Brad ‘classless & trashy’ must know something of the subject” You pose this to call me trashy and classless. I know your games. You do yourself a disservice through calling me classless and trashy. It might have been worth the thrill at the time, getting yourself excited, but the end result is you damaged your own image including your view of the world. The very first person you need to have respect for is yourself. I can’t request respect from you by showing you respect. I’m sorry you couldn’t get the thrill from calling me your classless and trashy this time. Hopefully you’ll find a more unaware victim.

    I’ve chilled with gay people ON MY OWN TIME. I spent my own time hanging out with gay people. You have no reason to bring your eternal vendetta against females and heteros against me. Like it or not, a straight person will be somebody you depend upon for more than one occasion during your life. A heterosexual might be the cable guy, or the mail person. Life isn’t a neat little battlefield where you win individuals wars against heterosexuals and inflict punches against female self esteem. There’s so much more legit issues in life such as poverty, quality of life, nutrition, exercise, that many homosexuals have already tuned into.

    Mexican R poster: “For the life of me, I can’t figure out why he didn’t do anything about what happened last night. He was unmistakenly angry with Whitney, & said to her “this is the most selfish thing you could have done”., yet he did nothing about it.” This is called open communication. He expressed his feelings towards her. That’s something he hasn’t demonstrated with Bianka. With Bianka, he has to make so much more an effort and get very little in return. With Whitney, he knows her enough to know how it looks when she moves a mountain for him. That was very out of character for Whitney to approach him on a real level and tell her she has uncertainties. It’s a part of REAL relationships. I mean, maybe you grew up without parents in a foster home run by an institution? Maybe you’ve never been around couples in real life? Maybe you’ve never ventured into your own relationships. The heated exchange Brad had for Whitney is as clear an indication of a healthy relationship as any that will ever be seen on television. I don’t ever see him being honest with Bianka. The dude has to bend over backwards for her to get the same level of retribution as from Whitney. Except from Whitney, it means something.

    I don’t really want to speak on your fashion gripes or how you want the Canadian version to be filmed more in America. I’m so sick of the American version that doesn’t even produce real couples and I enjoy the voice over style and short and sweet production value of the Canadian version. It feels like its something for us. It’s funny watching hometown visits to Missisauga LOL!

  • Vangirl

    Kara is beautiful. I think Bianka is cold. Like a fish. She seems angry most of the time and will be so high maintenance. As for Whitney, well she might have a body but seeing her personality makes her ugly both inside and out. She is in it to win it. Then bye bye Brad.

  • Madonna

    Are you for real brad……..honestly you two deserve each other.

  • Annette

    Brad keeps saying he doesn’t know what is in Whitney’s head, that he wants her to open up…the truth is she likely is a bit empty in the head department…

  • Kip

    Tom K: You are an IDIOT! How can you say Kara isn’t attractive to anybody except women and closet homosexuals? You’re a total retard. Speak for yourself, loser. I’m a heterosexual male and I thought the two most attractive women out of the bunch were Kara and Whitney. Whitney has a fantastic body, but her personality is aloof and I think she would be high maintenace and this would lead to lots of fights. Kara, on the other hand, has a beautiful face and a great personality. The sex probably wouldn’t be as good as with Whitney, but married life would be a lot more pleasant; less fighting and headaches. Brad should have gone for Kara. I’d take her in a minute. And just because somebody doesn’t agree with your opinion that Kara is “ugly”, doesn’t make them a homosexual. Who the fuk are you to think that YOUR opinion is the law for all heterosexual men?? Do you think you’re Superman or something? Are you the Ultimare Male? Don’t make me laugh. I could kick your ass and leave you in a ditch, bitch! If Kara doesn’t turn you on, maybe its because you’re a limp-dick closet queer. A REAL MAN, like myself, could fuk all of those women who were on the show and not complain. None of those women are ugly. You’re a homo.

  • MF

    Oh, and I forgot. Whitney’s tramp stamp is awesome. That alone says more about her than anything else.

  • Evelyn Gauvin

    well I think Gabby was rude all through program but she is learning..Kara said she was not in love with Brad so everyone stop crting lol…..Whitney came across mean and rude the first part of the program I still don’t trust her but just wait until Brad’s family meets her oh la la….
    I hope he makes the right choice just hope who ever he loves all the best to them both

  • anti-Tom

    Tom, you obviously LOVE to read your thoughts in print, and I can just imagine you also love the sound of your own voice as you “broadcast” your views to anyone and everyone (even when you see them covering their ears). You come across as an arrogant, self-righteous know-it-all who probably took an intro psychology course in high school and thinks he is now Dr. Phil.
    It may come as a surprise to you that other people’s ideas and opinions may be valid, and actually more insightful than your own.
    I suspect you are either Brad’s or Whitney’s friend (you sound pompous enough to be her family member), and that’s why you need to be so adamant about supporting them.
    Please take a break. Go spew your crap elsewhere

  • Marilyn

    Tom K, i got tired of reading your posts and wondered what was in it for you. I strongly suspect that you are a troll and relative, or best friend of Whitney . Kara is the most attractive of the bunch. To call her unatractive and to support empty headed Whitney who honestly is much less attractive physically and personalitywise than both Kara and Bianca is suspicious.

 

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