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Chris Harrison: 'The Bachelorette' bachelor Brandon Andreen just didn't read the signs


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 06/11/2013 

Chris Harrison apparently pities Brandon Andreen because he was clueless and didn't read the signs The Bachelorette star Desiree Hartsock was clearly giving him.

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Hartsock sent Andreen, along with Dan Cox, home during Monday night's episode. She said she just lacked a connection with Andreen, who opened up about his family's issues early on and admitted he was falling in love with her before they even had a one-on-one date. 
          
"When all the dust had settled this week Dan, whom I had never seen before, and Brandon were sent home. Brandon had an incredibly emotional week and it was just too much for Des, as she just didn't have any chemistry with the guy. I felt bad for the guy because he just didn't read the signs and was blindsided when Des sent him home," Harrison wrote on his Entertainment Weekly blog.

Andreen wasn't the only guy who got blindsided this week, as Brian Jarosinski was shocked to see his girlfriend from back home come on the show and blast him for being a "lying, cheating, deceitful pig." The turn of events led to his elimination, which he also never saw coming.

"I got a call from one of our producers telling me we had a bit of a situation that I needed to be made aware of. I was told the complete story of how Brian not only had a girlfriend but that she wanted to speak to him and confront him at the house... We decided the best course of action would be for me to call Des, tell her everything and see how she would react and how she wanted to handle this," Harrison explained.

"I loved her attitude about the whole thing. Instead of being sad, she was resilient and strong. On top of that, she was pissed and wanted him out in a big way. I told her Brian's girlfriend [Stephanie] was in town and she agreed that she should get the chance to speak to Brian herself."

Added the host, "[Stephanie] was incredibly upset and emotional. In fact, she was so upset I wasn't sure she would be able to walk in the house, much less confront Brian... She let him have it and didn't stop... Des and I were standing there looking at each other and couldn't help but laugh as this guy got everything he deserved. It really wasn't a funny situation -- it was actually very sad as this guy obviously was in no place to be there for Des, and he was obviously messing with this other woman's life."

While Jarosinski obviously came on the show for the wrong reasons, Harrison touched upon that same criticism regarding Ben Scott's motives and aggressive behavior so far this season.

"Ben is really rubbing some of these guys the wrong way. Yes, some of it may be jealousy because he's been one of Des' favorites from the start, but he's also done everything in his power to rub it in the guys' faces and make it worse," Harrison said, according to EW.

"These guys are really starting to feel for Des and that is leading to intense competition, but also moving these guys to really open up."

Speaking of competition, the dodgeball group date got so intense Brooks Forester broke his finger and ended up in the emergency room.

"Des was a champ that day. Brooks' finger was all kinds of disgusting and she sat there with him and comforted him the entire time. At the end of this epic dodgeball battle, Des ended up taking both teams to the party. I did feel bad for Brooks, not as much about breaking his finger but more so about having to go the emergency room in that outfit. Can you imagine the looks on the faces of the nurses and doctors as this guy comes in with that uniform?" Harrison joked.

"Halfway through the [after-party] Brooks came rolling in and I'm assuming he had a pain pill or two. By the look of the smile on his face I'm not sure he even knew what party he was attending. For all he knew, he may have been at the Academy Awards... The guys were so deflated when he walked in because they knew Des was going to give him major attention."

Another disaster that occurred during last night's episode was Hartsock's date with Kasey Stewart which took place immediately after Jarosinski got kicked out of the house. Hartsock and Stewart battled terrible weather, a freezing pool and a physical activity that seemingly left The Bachelorette star exhausted and confused.

"The date was jinxed from the start... Des was in a rough mood and it just spiraled downhill. They both tried to patch it together but it just wasn't happening. Kasey took it well and knew this just wasn't his night. I'm glad Des realized this and still gave him a rose so he can have another chance to show Des what he has to offer," the host added.

(Photo credit ABC)


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