"After the Final Rose Part Two" revealed it's Molly who may have the problem!
momlogic's Jenny: I waited with bated breath as the title cards for tonight's "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Part 2" came on screen. I crossed my fingers that Melissa would come storming out, smack Jason in the face and then tell him he sucked in bed (or some other horribly humiliating thing), as the audience gasped. But alas, it was a recap show telling me what I already know: Molly has very white teeth. Oh, and Jillian is the new "Bachelorette." (OMG. Does she remind you of a Canadian Gidget or what?!)
I agreed with single and overly bronzed mom Stephanie who said that it's better Jason figured this all out now than in a year from now. But Charles Orlando, author of The Problem With Women... Is Men, wasn't as forgiving. He thinks Molly has made herself "the poster child for trying to fix the wrong guy."
Charles Orlando: I'm usually not one to watch a ton of reality TV, but this season's "Bachelor" seemed to have gotten a raw deal on last season's "Bachelorette," so I wanted to see what he was made of. Turns out (if the entire thing wasn't staged) that he's a run-of-the-mill jerk, choosing to humiliate a woman in front of millions.
50 roses later, single dad Jason Mesnick dismissed runner-up Molly Malaney and proposed to Dallas sales rep Melissa Rycroft. THEN, on the "Reunion Show" (six weeks later in real-time), Jason backpedaled and told Melissa that he just wasn't that into her, and that he still had feelings for Molly. (You keeping up with this?). Melissa (trying desperately to salvage what was left of her ego) called him a bastard and left the stage. Now, this would be bad enough, in that Jason didn't even have the decency to call things off before humiliating Melissa in front of millions ... no. Molly is then trotted out on stage as the lady du jour, where Jason proclaims his love, and then they make out.
Huh? Did I miss something? His dead engagement to Melissa wasn't even cold yet, and they're groping. Sheesh ... no class. But, that's not where this ends for me.
FIRST... let me acknowledge that being on any of these reality shows opens contestants/people up to blind judgment and scrutiny. The producers and directors are tasked with ratings, and for that reason alone, these shows are edited HEAVILY, showing the audience the parts that will create the most discussion, controversy and online/offline conversation. If, based on what I've been exposed to, I'm too judgmental, uninformed, or ill-advised, my apologies.
SECONDLY... Granted, Jason is a classic man-pig/piece of work. But the only one with self-esteem on the show seemed to be Melissa, showing it by walking off the stage. The real issue for me is that Molly TOOK HIM BACK, making herself the poster child for trying to fix the wrong guy. Where can I send her a complementary copy of The Problem with Women... is Men?