Wow, did not expect this one! As a longtime member of Team Jake, it was with a slack jaw and a sick feeling that I watched Jake Pavelka morph from The Bachelor's aww-shucks stud into a bitter, aggressive pile of suck during last night's "break-up special" interview with Chris Harrison. Sitting there, soaked in smug looks and an almost creepy calm, the pilot with the life-giving abs showed that he was no hero to Vienna Girardi—the ex-Hooters up-talker who needs to ease up on the lip-gloss and get her roots done—as she explained their split. Well, tried to explain it. Each time she got to the good stuff about their lack of intimacy and his obsession with fame, he'd interrupt to call her domineering or unfaithful. (Note to Captain Cruelty: Hanging with a gay friend is not cheating.) But easily the ugliest display of Jake's dark side came when he flipped out on the woman he loved sooo much six months ago for daring to speak over him. "Baby...be quiet while I'm talking!" he bellowed, sending the previously unsympathetic Girardi into fits of tears and forcing her to leave the set amid a whimpered, "you're the meanest person I've ever met in my life." Needless to say, this was not a good night for ABC's former golden boy. But it was sort of TV gold.
Did you watch? Which team are you on now?