The Bachelor TV blog: Sean Lowe sends Robyn, Jackie home; Tierra gets early rose

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 4, 2013 

ABC's "The Bachelor" Sean Lowe took 11 bachelorettes to Montana for some "country" fun and competition on the fifth week of the show. Sean hoped the destination would help him discover which women were comfortable in the outdoors. "I do like a girl who can wear high heels one day and rough it the next day," Sean said. Unfortunately, what Sean discovered was the LA house drama followed the women from California to Montana. Previews for the special episode Tuesday, indicate it will follow the remaining nine bachelorettes to the Canadian Rockies. Tomorrow's show airs at 9 p.m. on ABC.

On Monday's episode, there were three dates, a group date, a one-on-one date and the dreaded two-on-one date, where one bachelorette was eliminated during the date.

At the cocktail party before the elimination rose ceremony, Tierra, who already had a rose, gave the other girls the evil eye before separating herself from them and sitting alone by the fireplace. "I seriously want to punch everyone in this room in the face," Tierra said in her private camera interview. When Robyn, Catherine and Lesley confronted Tierra about her behavior, Tierra said "maybe people handle things differently from you." She said if she wanted to get engaged, she could easily leave the show and get engaged immediately. The bachelorettes were confused. "I'm like so over this," Tierra said. As she was telling (warning?) Robyn that she was a scorpio and she would bite, Sean walked by and overheard her. "She needs a Xanax and to be sent home," Desiree said about Tierra.

Sean took Lesley aside and asked her to give him specific examples about why Tierra wasn't getting along with the other girls. Lesley said Tierra was "cold" toward the other women but Sean was frustrated that she didn't give him a specific example.

Here's a recap of the show's fifth episode:

Sean took Tierra and Jackie horseback riding on the two-on-one date. "Jackie does not know that she's on a date with me and my husband," Tierra said. Jackie's horse lags behind while Tierra and Sean ride ahead. When Jackie gets time alone with Sean she tells him that Jackie was talking about how cute some guys were when the ladies were at the airport waiting to fly to Montana. The girls are going to need a lot of wine to make it through this dinner date. After a few bites of food, Sean pulls Tierra aside and tells him that she was in a relationship with a guy for five years who was in and out of rehab and died in 2009. Tierra told him that's why she has a hard time opening up to people. Sean seemed shocked. He gave Tierra the rose. Jackie said "It sucks... He is a good guy. He'll find who he's supposed to be with and Tierra is not who he is supposed to be with... I don't know what he's looking for." Sean was confident that he'd made the right decision. "It's a shame that I don't have strong romantic feelings for her," Sean said about Jackie. He and Tierra finish the date with fireworks. The women are not happy to see Tierra return.

The group date was a relay-race-type competition where eight bachelorettes were split into two teams of four each. After completing a few physical challenges one girl on each team had to drink a jar of freshly pumped goat's milk. "I will down goat's milk to get more time with Sean," Desiree said before the competition started. And she did. Her team won. The teams had to row canoes across a lake, carry bales of hay, saw logs and milk a goat before one member of each team had to drink the goat's milk. The winning team was Desiree, Sarah, Robyn and Selma. The losing team -- Catherine, Daniella, Lesley and AshLee -- was forced to leave the date. But, later, Sean decided he wanted to spend more time with the women on the losing team, and he invited them to come back for the evening part of the date. The winning team was not happy. Wait until they find out that Tierra crashed the group date's party. Tierra surprised Sean when he was alone and she told him that she just wanted to know that he still wanted her there. "I worry about Tierra because I know that she's having a hard time," Sean said. "I don't know what to make of it," he said about Tierra's surprise visit.

Desiree was having a few minutes alone with Sean and explaining that her feelings were hurt when opposing team bachelorette AshLee interrupted the conversation and took Sean away from Desiree. "I just adore you," AshLee told Sean. "I'm crazy about you," Sean told her. Next Catherine spent time with Sean. He said he liked that she was so confident didn't get caught up in the drama. They kissed. Daniella saw them cuddling and cried. Sean didn't seem to notice but he approached Daniella later and she cried in front of him. He told her he loved spending time with her and he gave her a rose.

Lindsay, who arrived at the debut show in a wedding dress, got the one-on-one date. Sean admitted that the wedding dress initially threw him off and Lindsay almost didn't make to week two. "Now looking back, I see how wonderful she is," Sean said. He and Lindsay had a romantic outdoor picnic in the afternoon and then a serious chat in the evening surrounded by a fireplace and candles. Lindsay told Sean it was difficult for her to grow up as an "Army brat" because her dad was deployed for much of her teen years and she had to move around a lot. "It makes you a stronger person but it sucks," she said. Sean gave her a rose and the couple walked to downtown White Fish where they danced on a platform in the middle of a crowd gathered for a concert. Lindsay said she thought Sean would be a good father and husband. "You can't ask for better," she said.

Here's a recap of the fourth episode:

Sean, a 29-year-old Texan, originally appeared as a bachelor on Emily Maynard's season of "The Bachelorette."

APPEARING ON WEEK FIVE

Tierra, a 24-year-old from Denver

Lindsay, a 24-year-old substitute teacher in Montana, show stepped out of the limo in a wedding gown in the first episode.

Daniella, a 24-year-old from San Francisco

Selma, a 29-year-old real estate developer in California.

Catherine, a 26-year-old from Seattle

Lesley M., a 25-year-old Washington, D.C. political consultant from Arkansas, says she's a modern Southern belle.

AshLee F, a 32-year-old professional organizer from Houston.

Sarah, a 26-year-old who works in advertising in LA, who was born with just one arm.

Desiree, a 26-year-old bridal stylist from LA

ELIMINATED WEEK FIVE

Jackie, a 25-year-old cosmetics consultant from Florida

Robyn, a 24-year-old engineer in Houston. She fell down doing back flips out of the limo on episode one. "What was he thinking sending me home instead of Tierra?" she wondered. "He probably thinks I'm the one starting the drama."

ELIMINATED WEEK FOUR

Leslie H, a 29-year-old poker dealer. "It sucks saying goodbye to Sean... I would honestly give back all these clothes and these diamond earrings to have more time with him," she said. She was eliminated after a one-on-one date that included a shopping spree on Rodeo Drive.

Amanda, a 26-year-old fitness model in California. "I feel really rejected... It's going to be hard to get over Sean... I feel stupid." She was eliminated after a group roller derby date where she fell and hurt her jaw. The injury required a trip to the hospital and was visibly swollen at the elimination rose ceremony.

ELIMINATED WEEK THREE:

Upon being eliminated, Kacie B. said: "I really wanted this to work." Sean told her that he tried to move her out of the friend zone but he just didn't feel anything romantic for her. Before the rose ceremony, he asked to speak with her for a minute, and he let her go without forcing her to stand through the rose ceremony. The 25-year-old from Tennessee, has appeared on "The Bachelor" before. She was a bachelorette on Ben's season and she and Sean met in New York at a post-Bachelor party and clicked as friends. Kacie arrived on this season's show as a surprise to see if she and Sean could form a romantic bond.

Taryn, a 30-year-old from Oregon, said "Maybe I wasn't sweet enough for him."

Kristy, a 25-year-old Ford model. "I wish I would have found love here but you can't force something that isn't there," she said.

ELIMINATED WEEK TWO

Diana, a 31-year-old stylist in Salt Lake City Utah and mom to two girls. "I'm sad to not have more time with him," she said.

Brooke, a 25-year-old community organizer from Pittsburgh. "Love just was not here. It wasn't," she said.

Katie, a 27-year-old yoga teacher in Charlotte, chose to leave the show during the season's first group date.

ELIMINATED WEEK ONE:

Kelly, a 28-year-old cruise ship entertainer from Nashville, sang for Sean during their introduction. She was embarrassed to be eliminated. "I feel like, who'd want to date the crazy girl that sings a song for Sean and gets kicks off 'The Bachelor' the first week," she said.

Paige, a 25-year-old New York jumbotron operator, also failed to receive a rose when she appeared on season 3 of "The Bachelor Pad." She felt embarrassed to be eliminated so quickly from both shows. "When you fail again, that sucks... It's really sad," she said.

Ashley H, a 25-year-old fashion model, told Sean that her blue dress matched his eyes. I guess he was unimpressed. "The devastation, I try not to let it sink in but it hurts," she said.

Lauren, a 27-year-old journalist from Rhode Island, told Sean about her Italian family. Her dad told Lauren to tell Sean, "If you break my heart he's going to break your legs." I guess the threat was a bad idea.

Ashley P., a 28-year-old Michigan stylist and fan of "Fifty Shades of Grey," said: "It's a little bit of a bumsky." She then did a little dance and hiked up her dress to show Sean what he was missing. "Mom, don't be mad," she said in her exit interview.

Keriann, a 29-year-old entrepreneur from Florida, told Sean she drove over 2,775 miles to meet him. "That's so flattering." Sean said. I guess flattery will get you no where with Sean.

Lacey, a 24-year-old student in California, gave Sean a piece of lace so he'd remember her name. Maybe he still forgot to call it out during the elimination ceremony?

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