Good Lord, with this finale! This season has not disappointed from a frustration angle, amiright? This finale was just so...I don't know, so on with the recap...
I didn't recap Men Tell All from last week because honestly it was a snoozefest. The jerks try to defend their behavior, and we get to re-watch half the season. I already saw it the first time, thanks.
But I am glad she was there, that was pretty fun. Way to widen your demographic, guys!
So in a nutshell here was finale part 1.
She has lovely dates in Antigua. I had to check with Google because I was certain all these fools were uncultured and didn't know how to pronounce this word. Whoops, apparently antig-ah is how the locals say it. Whatevs. Either way, her dates with Chris and Drew were fabulous and romantic, and they both are confident that they wanted to wife-up Des yesterday.
Meanwhile Brooks is having 1000 meetings about his feelings (or lack there of) for Des and what should he do. Chris Harrison struggles to pay attention...
FINALLY Des and Brooks get to their date in which Brooks breaks her heart right outta the gate. Then we get to sit and watch this awkward spectacle for an entire hour. It was excruciating.
This was the saddest thing that ever did sad.
Patience isn't one of my virtues. I really wanted Brooks off my TV.
Not to gloat or anything, but I have had more than a few opportunities to break up with guys in my day, and the best (and only, in my opinion) is to just rip the bandaid off and get the heck outta dodge. If you don't, you run the risk of someone guilting you into staying with them when your mind is already made up. This was totally Des's angle. She admitted she loved him and how no one she loves ever loves her back... #girlplease. Did you forget the last two steamy nights you spent with two different totally hot guys (when she was clearly not interested in anyone but Brooks, don't get me started...) who have said again and again that they LOVE you. Ugh. She wanted to make Brooks feel way worse than he already did, and mission accomplished. Of course it ends in a dramatic fashion, where for a moment we wonder if Des is going to go jump off the dock in a personal 'A Star is Born' tribute. Nope, just more crying.
But Brooks seemed taken aback when Des told him she loved him...so I bet we haven't seen the last of him. Mark my words.
My spelling needs work.