On the second episode of Bachelor 16 we said good-bye to a character that we genuinely hoped and prayed would last until the end – Jenna Burke, The Over Analyzer.
Alas, no ball of crazy wound up this tight ever had a snowball’s chance in hell in getting to episode three. We knew it, but we didn’t want to accept it. In fact, we nearly pulled a Burke and over-analyzed it. But we kept our crazy to ourself, accepted her for who she was, and bid her adieu.
Unbelievable, I know, but beyond her getting axed in the second episode without Ben even blinking, she really revved up the crazy mobile in this one. And then took about 20 laps around the track.
Most of you recall Burke’s awkward initial conversation with Ben, which was just bad. And then her theatrics with some of the girls that ensued just pushed her over the top. Don’t get us wrong – we loved it. But she was just too much, and it had to be pointed out.
But it didn’t stop with one episode. No, folks, her craziness was not of the fluky matter. Instead, she had the opportunity of another one-on-one with Ben, and blew it as bad as anyone could have possibly blown it.
Aside from the awkward pauses, awful body language, and tense facial expressions, the only words that meant anything at all that anyone could make out just happened to be…”I’m not a girl”.
Now, we know Burke is a girl. But, well, for a dude filtering through 25 beautiful women and trying to find anything to separate them to make those difficult rose decisions just a tad bit easier, well Jenna, you made that one real easy.
The saddest part is we get the feeling our favorite little Over Analyzer will be thinking about (and over-analyzing) this one for a while.