Here she goes again 🙂 Yes, I am back for a new installment of my personal trip down memory lane with JP and Ash! So get comfy and read on for my personal best bits on the “looks” of Episodes 4 and 5… Asia, here we come! Some of the hottest kisses, most romantic moments and worst socks of the whole series! Episode 4 is where the level of intimacy and comfort between these 2 started reaching amazing heights, so I might be a bit long-winded, sorry!
As usual, Ashley, JP, if you are reading this, please PLEASE leave me a comment/twit?
*** Episode 4 – Pukhet ***
One of my favorite JordAsh moment is in this episode (rain, beach, umbrella,… remember?), gives me goose pimples every time.
Should I go straight to it? Nope… first, I want to give homage to the work done on the group date and all the charity work done by ABC and the Bachelorette team (PLEASE TAKE A LOOK: Bachelorette Gives back!). It was good to see Ashley and the boys so involved and dedicated at the orphanage:
I also loved to see how affected JP looked about the day:
Before I move on to Ashley and JP’s one on one time on the beach, my usual note on footwear…<<<<>> I am leaving JP alone this time ;), but I must say I was impressed by how good Ashley made Wellies look!
Prior to the date at the orphanage, there was also a sweet moment between JP, Ben F and Blake, where we saw the first signs the our favorite Jordan Paul was a lot further in his feelings than the rest of them… Even though, as he said, it was not a normal state for him! (About 20 minutes into the episode)
and given the way he looked at her, I’d say she was probably delighted with her idea 🙂 I must say, the 2 shots below really summarize for me why JP stole the heart of not only our gorgeous Ashley, but of a lot of ladies around the world!
and that kissing session. Wow! That was romantic and gentle and steamy all at the same time. You really see for the first time the physical reaction and chemistry between them. Here is a little video of it, I just changed the music (gotta love a bit of Jason Mraz!)
Now, if you are reading this, you are either a sucker for pain or a fan of ‘JordAsh’. Assuming the latter, I hope you will agree that amazing as their “kissing” chemistry was, their pure level of intimacy was really increasing from that point on. The way they looked at each other with laughter, trust and tenderness was just soooo obvious.
as was JP’s ability to not take himself so seriously. Loved that ABC kept the very real shots of him falling while trying to pick her instead of cutting it out to make him look perfectly perfect. We all love our men with adorable imperfections!
Now I could go on for a while about that ‘conversation’ on the beach, but a lot of the party after that group date was actually focused on Ryan… Hated the way he grabbed Ash just as she was about to hand out a rose, Loved that she didn’t give it to him. It was really the first time I could see why the other guys disliked his attitude so much. I must say that it gave us the opportunity to get a look at 3 of the cutest guys together, ROCKING the white shirts!
Finally on that group date, you might remember that Ben F got the rose? Well I remember JP’s reaction… I must say after their time on the beach I was feeling for him, but it had been pretty obvious Ashley had loved her time with Ben throughout the day.
Before we get onto the Rose ceremony, here come my 2 Fashion highs of the night:
And to finish on a sad note (sorry!), I hated seeing West sent home!
I am pretty sure the reasons were unfair and I still feel he did not get a good shot. But yes, I do agree JP was the one for her anyway. Would have liked to see West a bit longer, that’s all!
West, if you read this, much love and #BeHappy!
*** Episode 5 – Chang Mai***
That episode did nothing for me, even the one-on-one between JP and Ash… even after rewatching, it really felt like a transition episode, before the explosion of HK with B$%*”(‘s return and that fabulous date with JP. Even the whole boxing episode was just OK (hope Ames does not have any lasting damage though!).
So I think this specific look-back is going to be (thankfully) shorter. I want to focus on the Fashion (yes, including footwear – and Boxing-wear!) and a couple of the best “this relationship is progressing very nicely” looks from our 2 cupcakes.
As we go through the episode, we do not get to see a lot of JP. As stated earlier, I am not going to include anything on the one-on-one and 2-on-1 dates, so let’s have a quick trip down memory lane on the group date – Thai boxing… some hot shots right there!
Moving swiftly over the Ben C & Will double data drama. It only added to Ash’s insecurities and fears, and made the whole following CP uncomfortable for her, as she tried to figure out who to trust. As I said at the start of this episode’s recap, I felt this episode was almost a filler before HK. And I must say that JP’s 1-on-1 time with Ashley reflected that, with him saying all the right things and giving her all the signs, and her holding back.
However, even with her insecurities showing, the level of intimacy between them still looked far and beyond the one she may have had with any other guys. They naturally sat with her legs between his… No need to be a body-language expert me think!
During that cocktail party, it was obvious to all the guys including JP how worried Ashely was that night. We all saw how much he tried to reassure her, but I think Ashley just needed that whole day to just be over and done with.
OK my dears, I am off for now. Hope you enjoy! Please twitt me if you did (@sophienette) or leave a comment!
Thanks for reading, #BeHappy!