Gia and Jake, episode 1
Readers, I'm angry. Confused. Saddened. How could Jake send Gia home? I don't know what he was thinking. Typically, I don't become enraged about the choices the Bachelor/Bachelorette makes until the season finale. My rage came early this season. And I'm aiming it at Jake. If he thinks Vienna will be a safe choice for a fiance, I think he's quite naive. (For instance: anyone who feels the need to tell the world how happy a person she is all the time is probably not actually all that happy.)
But tonight Jake said, "Probably more-so than with any other girl, Vienna and I have had a very natural affection," and, "I see a lot of myself in Vienna." With regard to Tenley, he said, "With you I can just be myself. And haven’t had that with anybody."
I commend Gia for being as big of a person as she was when she spoke with Jake after he eliminated her. She reassured him about the remaining women, and didn't try to fight his decision to eliminate her, even as she had tears in her eyes. Few people on this show handle heartbreak with such class.
So I'd like to endorse Gia as the next Bachelorette. I think she'd be a perfect choice, most of all because of how genuine and sincere she seems to be. I hope ABC offers her the opportunity.
And I suppose it goes without saying that I now hope Jake picks Tenley. Then again, I'm disappointed enough in him at the moment that I think I care less now than ever. Blah.
Gia for Bachelorette!