Episode Report CardDaniel: D | 972 USERS: C+
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Ed loads his stupid luggage in a van and says stupid things about how Jillian could have been the one, but apparently now they can never ever speak again because The Bachelorette has that much say over your personal life. And then -- good GOD, how long can Jillian whine about missing Ed? I'm fast-forwarding. "No matter if you're wearing the pants or not, it doesn't protect you from getting your heart broken," she says. And then she goes for a walk in the snow. Lucky the cameras were planted strategically to catch her looking all pensive and melancholy. She wonders if she has enough to offer to someone to sacrifice for her. Look, sacrificing your dignity is one thing, but people have rent to pay. Man, despite having a DVR, I actually look forward to the commercials when I'm watching this show. But relative to the show, the commercials actually provide some intellectual stimulation. And this ABC affiliate is particularly bad for its local newscasters awkwardly tying the show to its upcoming newscast. Like when you're watching Wipeout, the newscaster will tease an upcoming story about a husband and wife who've been together for decades "without a wipeout," that kind of thing. Jillian gets ready for the rose ceremony, which will be hard, because Ed won't be there. God, it's not like he was killed in Iraq. Get over it! I suppose the upside is that Jillian has stopped talking about guys who have girlfriends, and we haven't heard "here for the right reasons" for several minutes! She almost starts CRYING again. Chris Harrison comes in to ask her about what's going on, and Jillian says Ed had to leave, and Chris pretends like he didn't know all this. Chris asks if she was falling in love with Ed, and she says he was definitely one that she was starting to fall in love with, and he says she seems more emotional now than when Jason gave her the boot, which she agrees with. Yeah, so it's too bad that you're NEVER ALLOWED TO SEE OR TALK TO THE GUY EVER AGAIN, apparently. But then we have to rehash the stupid girlfriend thing again, and Jillian says she's confident she won't fall in love with a guy who has a girlfriend. Chris asks if she can trust Tanner, and she thinks she can, but if Tanner's there to fall in love with her, he needs to focus on that, instead of what the other guys are doing. Oh, and he probably ought to quit his job. Jake? Jake's perfect (which she reminds us he hates to be called), but she doesn't know if he's the one.