Chris Harrison just tweeted this pic of himself, Roberto and Ali. Chris H. actually looks pretty good here.

By Gina Carbone

Chris Harrison just blogged about the season 6 finale of “The Bachelorette.”

I don’t know. Can we forgive Ali Fedotowsky’s entire season of craziness just because the ending was good? Do the ends justify the means? I say no, even though this is probably my favorite proposal ever. (Sorry Meredith and Ian!)

There was just too much drama, too much manipulation and too little love — up until the end, anyway. I still feel used.


Here’s the start of Chris’ blog post:

“I’m so happy this season is finally over and you’ve all seen how it really ended — and how beautiful that ending really was. There were more rumors, wild stories, and supposed leaks this year than ever before. I’ve wanted to tell all of you just how great this season really was, but didn’t want to give anything away and ruin the ending. Why anybody would ever want to destroy the ending of a show for you, I’ll never understand. Some people just have this need to tear down what others create.”


What others create!

I’m as guilty as anyone of spreading around rumors, hints, spoilers and speculation. It’s fun! It doesn’t ruin it for anyone who isn’t looking for that kind of harmless gossip online. I love spoilers. They’ve changed how I watch shows — in a good way.

As I said in a previous story, I respect that some people are not spoiler fans. This is a spoiler blog and obviously Reality Steve’s blog is a major spoiler site and there are others who have picked up the baton as well. But usually sites are good about doing spoiler alerts or making sure people know they are spoiler sites.

Sometimes, though, people will go on Facebook pages or comment on non-spoiler stories with spoilers and ruin it for fans who didn’t want to “know” things.

Of course, this season we all thought we “knew” that Ali picked no one, because that’s what Steve was told. Steve isn’t a sleuth like the fans on the FORT boards. He just repeats what he’s told. For once he was told wrong, and it was the ending that he was wrong about, but he’s still a good source of general intel. Maybe this will give him a dose of humility, but somehow I doubt it.

Spoilers aside, Chris H. should admit how hard he tried to mislead us on this ending. Steve may have tried to “spoil” it with his sources, but Chris H. also tried to spoil it by feeding into the idea that Ali chose no one. All that careful talk about how she’s “satisfied” with the ending, happy or not. Those ABC previews made it look like Ali was rejected by both guys.

They could’ve told us she was happy and engaged, as they have for past couples, but they didn’t. That was their choice. I don’t think they care that anyone tried to “ruin” the ending — they’re just ticked that they lost control of the spin.


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