Arie’s girls get familiar with Moulin Rouge

Welcome back to week 6 friends, of the longest/least dramatic season of the Bachelor ever! I still wanna like Arie, but am just not invested in him like I should be. After all these hours we’ve spent with him, shouldn’t I care more? We’ll see if this is the episode that makes me come around or not.

I’m sure lots of you saw this article going around on social media,my friend Cassie shared it with me. Here are my issues with it, she went missing on November 12 and they found her last week because she was on the Bachelor. Guys, how many times do we need to go over this, this show is filmed MONTHS in advance! They started filming I think in late September, so she would’ve been done in November, assuming she even makes it to hometowns/final 3. If she did make it to hometowns than her mom would’ve seen her. So she’s been missing since November 12 but just showed up this week?!? Something seems very suspicious and just because I saw her on my TV doesn’t mean she’s in that location as we speak. Just like how Jimmy Fallon was at the Super Bowl last night, he didn’t then hurry back to his set to do the Tonight Show later that night from his set, no it was pre-recorded. COME ON PEOPLE!

Okay, end rant on the 22 year old who’s hanging out on a marijuana farm, if that doesn’t say wifey material and I’m mature and want to get married, I don’t know what will.

We’re starting the episode off and we’re outta the US, we’re in Paris! I’m not going to lie, the first thing I thought about was this song:

Which is probably a great sign since it’s about how Paris holds the key to your heart. BTW, can we talk about how underrated of an animated film Anastasia really is? The voice talent is quite impressive, John Cusacek, Meg Ryan, Angela Lansbury, Kelsey Grammar & Christoper Lloyd I think are all in it. If you haven’t watched the movie, I urge you to watch it, you will not be disappointed, it’s probably more entertaining than the episode we’re about to watch!

Oh man, we get a recap with Arie and Harrison, and I’m so distracted by Harrison’s jacket. What is going on lately with Harrison’s wardrobe choices? This jacket he is wearing is a sparkly shirt jacket. It’s black with white undertones and I don’t know what to do about it. You own a clothing line buddy, step up your game here!

The girls are all on a boat and talking about their relationships with Arie and recapping and telling us who should get the dates this week. We get 2 one on ones, a group date and the FIRST two on one. Harrison is blatantly telling us there’s going to be a second two on one date, but they’re all gonna be shocked later on in the season when it comes up.

First date is for Lauren! She’s really really excited and freaking out and just keeps repeating that. The girls see Lauren and Arie get on a speed boat and they say it’s a gondola because the guy is wearing a beret and has a striped shirt on….nope still a speed boat that of course will casually go by the yacht real slow.

Arie tells Lauren he was saving this date for her and she replies as all girls would by saying all the girls are really jealous. Arie is smitten with her and has been for awhile, I want to know why she stood out so much to him for so long because she has not stood out to me. They walk through the town, holding hands and are just silent. Of course the producers are showing us Arie talking and her being almost mute while the girls are all talking about wondering if she’s going to open up. Arie is worried she’s not into him.

Arie tells her he’s super interested in her and has a crush on her and is really putting himself out there and she is not picking up on the hints he’s laying out there, but they aren’t hints, he’s basically:

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We’re at the night portion of the date and Arie is saying Lauren needs to open up tonight or she ain’t getting the rose….now is it open up her mouth for his tongue or to get to know her personality?!? Arie is angry that they aren’t connecting on a deeper level, but yet he’s talking about how beautiful the city is and the crowd was overwhelming and she’s sweet and it’s hard for her to open up.

Every serious relationship she’s been in, she’s had the guy in the friend zone for 6 months and Arie says “DAMN!” and you can tell he is not excited about pursuing her for that long of period. She said it has to do with trust.

Arie then tells us what I feel is a new story, he talks about the girl he’d dated before Emily and she’d had 2 kids and was pregnant with his child and he was out racing and she called and told him she lost the baby and when he came home she wouldn’t be there. He was racing too much, and he said that’s made him a little gun shy to get back into something serious.

Lauren is scared to tell him things and her parents have been married for almost 30 years, but it’s not a happy/healthy relationship. They put Lauren in the middle. Lauren was engaged to her last boyfriend and once they got engaged he stopped treating her well and stopped trying to woo her. She compliments him and starts to cry when she says she’s worried she’s not going to be able to open up soon enough and you can tell this guy likes her because he reassures her by telling her it’s only their first date. Arie is treating her different than all the girls except for Becca K his pretty woman date. This is how I think Arie would pursue someone if he were not on a dating show….would be try and pursue Lauren for the 6 weeks of filming, probably not, but hey lucky for her she does get 6 weeks. She gets the rose and now they’ll make out the rest of the night.

Group date: “Let’s get all dressed up”

  1. Becca K—-pretty woman date
  2. Seinne—-intelligent Harvard grad
  3. Bekah—-missing 22 year old pixie cut
  4. Tia—–girl from the South that I like, Raven’s good friend
  5. Chelsea——single mom
  6. Jenna——girl that has lasted way longer than she should’ve. She likes to make out with him and that’s about all she has going for her.

They’re going into the Moulin Rogue, the best thing that’s ever happened to Jenna, which tells us everything we need to know about Jenna.

I’m shocked by how good of a dancer Seinne is and then Arie tells the girl that Seinne was a dancer. Tia is all of us at home because she can not keep up with the dancers and just starts doing her own thing. We go upstairs and get outfits and the girls are all glamoured up, thank God they all shaved, but dear goodness I need to hide. Their mothers are watching this show!!!! Thank goodness for the black modesty box. Let’s just say that the girls costumes are making the girls in the music video look like they’re dressed very conservatively.  The girl who gets the rose gets to go on stage and dance with Arie, I’m not thinking this is looking good for you Tia, sorry.

We’re going to the cocktail party to see who’s gonna get the rose.

Arie steals Tia first and Tia tells us that she was completely insecure and scared on stage. Tia is scared and comparing to others and Arie reassures her that they’re in a good spot and he feels good about their relationship.

Chelsea is now getting all in her head. She’s comparing herself to others. Bekah is a 22 year old free spirit while Chelsea is 29 year old mom. Bekah is jealous and she hasn’t felt that way since junior high when her BFF stole her boyfriend in 7th period. She likes him and sees a possibility and there’s a lot to think about, but instead of thinking and talking about it, let’s make out and avoid the future.

We only saw Arie talking to Bekah M, Tia and Seinne and that was it. He then gives the rose to Bekah M and the girls are not happy but of course she has the personality to be able to pull off getting on that stage. The girls are out tables and look pissed off. Bekah is able to act and it makes sense why she was given the part on the stage because she hasn’t seem genuine the whole season and has been acting this whole time, may as well keep it up.

Kendall our taxidermist and Krystal are on the 2 on 1. Krystal is ready and prepared for this and Kendall is going down because we’re looking at fun wife material.

Krystal decides to wear her best velvet cami and white pants well after Labor Day and Kendall has a cute off the shoulder navy dress. We’re at a beautiful Chateau and Arie is our tour guide. They look at art and then go out to a maze where Arie is in the middle and Krystal and Kendall go in opposite directions. The girls back at the hotel are determined Krystal is up to something and they feel bad for Kendall.

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Arie tells us that this is Krystal’s last chance and if she acts like she did last week it’s an easy decision for him. He isn’t punishing her, he just has a bunch of questions for her. Arie calls her out for not communicating with him and Krystal never apologizes, she said that this was supposed to happen. Challenges are going to come up and they should be on the same side. She doesn’t want to throw away “the color, the depth and the texture of their relationship.” She trusts him so he needs to make out with her.

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And then Krystal shows her claws and decides to throw Kendall under the bus by saying Kendall isn’t ready for marriage and she’s told her that. Arie tells Kendall what Krystal said and asks if she’s ready for marriage and why she’s here. Kendall is more mature than most because she doesn’t freak out about what Krystal said to Arie. She answers his questions.

Kendall talks about how obvious it is that Krystal is in it to win it. Kendall sits down and talk about how good Arie and her conversation went. Then she brings up to Krystal what she’d told Arie and asks her to please explain in what ways Kendall is not ready for marriage. And of course Krystal struggles to find words. Kendall throws a bomb back at Krystal and tells her that she knows when Krystal feels backed into a corner it helps her to say things like tearing others down. Krystal asks why she’s here and then refuses to listen when Kendall explains why she’s here. Kendall has WAY more patience than I do, she tells Krystal that she’s dated someone like her in the past and that saying the thing that’s most painful doesn’t mean you won, it means you hurt someone. But that she can empathize with her. Kendall sees the beauty in Krystal and she’s been hurt more than she ever could’ve imagined and been through more than she should’ve, but she doesn’t need to be fake or perfect. She should just be herself. You can tell Krystal has that wall WAY up guarding her heart from Kendall’s thoughtful words, but that doesn’t stop Kendall from saying them, and WOW I am impressed by you Kendall! giphy2

Arie comes over the girls and picks up the rose and gives his spiel to both girls and tells us how difficult of a decision it is and he can’t make it yet, he’s going to head out and he’ll see them at dinner. Let’s see Krystal freak out about lying again for not handing out the rose when he said he would….well played Arie, see if Krystal learned from last week or will she act the same?

Krystal tells Kendall that their discussion earlier was patronizing and she doesn’t need or want her advice on how she should live her life. Kendall talks about how she sees that she has trouble connecting with people and Krystal tells us that she absolutely doesn’t have trouble connecting with people. Kendall talks about how we should stop talking their relationship and focus on their individual relationships with Arie.

Arie grabs Kendall and takes her off to the side but we don’t get to hear their conversation. Then they come back and he grabs the rose and gives Kendall the rose because he sees a lot of promise and see where it goes!!!!

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Krystal he’s really sorry and knows that this wasn’t easy for her to be here and it’s hard to say goodbye, but then he leaves with Kendall. Krystal is floored and tells us this is such bull****. Does Arie want a strong confident woman or a weak girl?

Now we have Jacqueline and Arie’s date. I liked Jacqueline because she is the one who talks to him and asks him questions even the first night. He tried and picked her up in a convertible, but the girls from the yacht see the convertible break down so they get in a cab. They go shopping and do Pretty Woman part 2 date of the season, but Jacqueline doesn’t know fashion so she makes jokes with Arie. They are able to talk but you can see the chemistry between them. Arie is blunt with her and tells her that he was insecure around her because he was afraid she was too intelligent for him. She talks about here is my blueprint for the next 6 years and jokes about how weird it is to be talking about that on a first date. He is afraid that it’s not going to work out. He’s afraid to hold someone back from their dreams. She’s in tears not wanting to say goodbye, but he gives her a rose because he feels deeply for her and wants to see where this goes, and then they make out for the rest of the night.

Rose ceremony time! No cocktail party, just straight to the rose ceremony!

  1. Bekah M has the group date rose
  2. Kendall has the rose from the 2 on 1
  3. Lauren B has the rose from the first 1 on 1
  4. Jacqueline has the second 1 on 1 rose
  5. Tia—-I think she’s making it to the final 3
  6. Seinne—-he keeps another intelligent woman
  7. Becca K—pretty woman date gets the final rose

Going home is Jenna (no shocking) and Chelsea the single mom which is actually very shocking to me. I thought he had more of a relationship with her than with Seinne. Jenna breaks out into a real ugly cry and sobs onto him, but dang the girls love her when she leaves they all say goodbye and that they’ll miss her. Arie grabs Chelsea and takes her away from the girls to say goodbye, he just hugs her and stays holding her a lil longer than I’d like my boyfriend who just broke up with a girl to hold onto someone else.

We’re going to Tuscany, Italy next week and the girls are pumped. Tia warns us as stressful as this week was, next week will be even moreso. Lauren B gets really insecure and vents to her producer and Bekah M is doing impressions and making fun of Lauren, which won’t end well I don’t think.

Wow, we’re talking about hometowns, so I wonder if we’re going from 8 to 4 next week. If so that could be really dramatic and how they’ll make it more dramatic with Krystal gone they’re gonna have to do something.

Well until next week, have a great one!
Lindsay

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Krystal starts losing it on the Bachelor

Sorry friends, I was watching the Husker basketball game last night, but Tuesday night is my Bachelor night.

We are in Fort Lauderdale and just so you all know we’re halfway through our journey, which is crazy to think about!

Chelsea our single mom, villain from the first night, but has grown on us, winner of the First impression rose, is getting the first date. We’re going to be introduced to Chelsea not just the mom….and Chelsea gets to go on a yacht with uninterrupted Arie time, except for the whole interview portions.

We have a group of girls talkin about how they wish Arie would’ve chose them for a 1 on 1 date, because they made great connections last week and how dare he choose Chelsea. As this convo is happening in walks a girl, arms open wide and the girls start freaking out and my brain is trying to come up with is this a designer/pop singer/tv star that I should know but am not recognizing and then a girl saves me by saying it’s Maquel back from her grandpa’s funeral and now our numbers are higher. I’m surprised she came back as the way Arie talked last week it sounded as if after she’d left he was just going to have her stay gone, but she’s back so we’ll see how that plays out. Shockingly the girls are out on their balcony and able to see the yacht go by and see them doing the Titanic move and jet-skiing and all the girls are jealous that they aren’t on a yacht. Then we see the girls with a telescope spyin on them as Chelsea decides to straddle Arie on a jet-ski to make out.

We are to the night portion of the date and Arie admits to us that he treats Chelsea differently because she’s a single mom and he knows what’s she is giving up to be here. Arie tells her that she’s a mystery and he’s very interested in her and wants to know about her previous relationship. Chelsea admits that she was drowning in a “perfect” life, she didn’t have a lot growing up and she was with an older guy who was more successful and could mold her into what he wanted. They got together when she was 20 and were together for 7 years. They separated when her son was 6 months and her belongings were in a trash bag and the girl that her ex left her with is now his wife and they just had a baby. Chelsea talks about how she’s had the least when it comes to material possessions and today was special to her because of Arie, not because of the yacht.

  1. Maquel—-photographer who just came back
  2. Krystal—our baby talking actual villian
  3. Bekah—our 22 year old
  4. Becca—-my front runner, Pretty Woman date
  5. Jenna—-she’s the one who has ADD but loves to make out with him
  6. Seinne—-highly educated Harvard grad
  7. Kendall—-taxidermy
  8. Ashley—-no idea
  9. Morique—-owns the Indian restaurant with her mom
  10. Jacqueline—-quiet girl who asked a bunch of questions the first night and has been in background since then
  11. Lauren B——Arie set-up a private moment on the group date last week to have her stand out, she may come into play more soon.

Group date is going to be bowling and we get to see Arie with a close-up getting ready to bowl and he licks the bowling ball before he throws it down the lane giphy8

The girls are here, we’re getting practice rounds in, and we’re having some beer and snacks, what could go wrong? Krystal talks again about the girls fighting for attention and how sad it is.

We’re split into 2 teams, the pin-ups vs the spare roses. Krystal says a prayer and we ask for some angels to look after us and Becca asks who the angels are that Krystal mentioned and it was Krystal’s dogs and Becca laughs. The spare roses, who are in blue are so much better than the pin ups. They keep getting strikes and spares, and there are group hugs every time you turn around, cheers and a few cartwheels. They get the extra date night portion of the date, while the other girls have to go back to the hotel. They’re pissed and saying Krystal’s a sore winner and they’re tired of her toasts and pep talks and while I agree,I also think they’re pretty sore losers, especially you here Bekah M you’re showing your age with your pouting here.

Except Arie has thought about it and decided that the other girls get to come to the after-party as well. Krystal wants to know why he changed his mind and you wanna know why, it’s because he’d rather spend time with Bekah M, Kendall, etc than you. Krystal is pissed she didn’t come on this show to fight for attention from the guy she’s dating, she wants his undivided attention….who’s going to tell Krystal she came on a DATING show!

We’re back at the hotel so the girls can change outta their bowling shirts and into their fancy night attire. You can tell Krystal is pissed, she throws her bowling shirt at a guy with a sound boom mic, and goes into a room and slams the door shut in just her bra.

The girls tell us that Krystal lost her mind on the bus ride from the bowling alley to the hotel and I have to ask you Bachelor producers, why the hell do we not have these vehicles miked up at all times?!? This is at least the 3rd if not the 4th time in the franchise history we as viewers have lost some valuable intel as a result of this oversight. I’m sorry, but MTV is able to have their cars miked up on the Challenge and they did with Jersey Shore too (shut up, I like bad trashy tv, back off :)) how can you who has millions more viewers not give us that yet? Now it’s a she said this and she said this.

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They said that Krystal said that he’s a liar and she’s not going to trust him again. He took back his word and how could he? He didn’t consult the winners. The girls are all dressed up in their fancy dresses waiting for the car to come and get them and Krystal comes out in a robe and isn’t going to come. They asked what they’re supposed to tell Arie and she said they can tell him that he’s being disrespectful to team Blue. Doesn’t he know that she’s looking for a partner that will consult her on decisions…..honey I like being in control too, but that’s a lil too much of a control freak, he can’t consult you about every lil decision. There’s gonna be a time in life that he’s gonna invite people over to your house and get so caught up in his excitement that he’s gonna forget about it and tell you at the last minute and you’re gonna have to scramble to make the house presentable. He’s going to make plans without you sometimes and that’s okay. He’s a grown adult who’s been independent for 36 years, you’re going to have to adjust.

Taxidermist Kendall asks if Krystal is giving up on Arie and she said her bags are packed. Kendall said that kindness is one of the most important things to her and the bus ride Krystal was not kind. The girls are leaving Krystal in her bath robe with poor Chelsea & Tia to handle the crazy.

The girls are all talking about the drama they left behind. Arie comes in and sits with the girls and says they’re all here and Bekah M again kinda shows her age here by calling Krystal out in-front of everyone and says Krystal is not here because she’s throwing a fit in her room since everyone is on the date and has decided to not come. Arie is as uncomfortable as I am, Taxidermist Kendall you may wanna point out to Bekah here that she didn’t really exhibit kindness there either in that moment. Arie blows it under the rug by saying “this is awkward” and he wants to go check on her and leave all the other girls sitting here so they can continue to bitch about Krystal, as he leaves.

He finds Krystal in her hotel room. She gets the hug and then talks to him in her baby voice. She said he said one thing and did another and Arie gets pissed and I think this must’ve been a point of contention in previous relationships. He said the fact of the matter is the girls are downstairs and she is upstairs and basically calls her out for not saying something to his face and coming downstairs. Well now Krystal is angry because she feels passionate and hurt and that she feels vulnerable with him but doesn’t know anything about him and he counter points that she knows more than anyone here and she admits she knows more but needs to know even more. Arie tells her that they can’t run away when things get scary, you can’t do that in a real relationship.

If something this minor is getting to them when they’re in the Bachelor bubble, what’s gonna happen when they’re out in the real world?!? Oh Krystal you just sealed your fate honey, you will not be Arie’s final 2, and you got no one to blame but yourself. He liked you and was willing to look past a lot of your crazy, but dang girl, dang. Arie tells her to hang out in the room and he’ll see her in a couple days:

Our taxidermist steals Arie first and she talks about her relationships normally burn fast and bright and fizzle quickly. She’s only dated for 8-10 months. Arie said she keeps surprising her and makes out with her.

Bekah and Arie are together outside and there is a hurricane brewing and Bekah talks about how it’s hurricane Krystal which makes him laugh. Arie asks her if she has any doubts and she said he keeps asking, and he said it’s because he’s worried he’s going to fall for her. Again the physical attraction is certainly there, I just don’t see the depth of the relationship never mind the age difference.

Becca is the one who gets to go to Arie’s room with him and sit on his couch. She says he was her first date and she’d like to be his last date. They talk about how hard it is in 10-15 mins, he said that she can ask him anything she wants in their lil moments, and she wants to ask him everything, but she asks him everything by making out with him.

Bekah keeps doing impressions and making fun of Krystal and says a fake prayer for her that again just shows that she’s 22. And shockingly as this is going on we see Krystal getting out of her bath robe and primping and getting ready for the date. She makes it downstairs to sit on a circle couch with the girls and the girls are so confused why she’s here. Krystal is here to face a challenge and see what’s going on. Lauren B asks her what her motives are with Krystal and Krystal said she’s not going to speak up to be attacked, Lauren said it was a simple question and then walks away and is done with the drama and starts crying. Bekah calls her out that Krystal went against her word and came to the cocktail party and went against her word and is a liar.

Lauren wants to play a game with Arie and asks him 21 questions, the first one is a doozy, favorite color. How do you like your eggs? Coffee? Arie asks her what she’s scared of. Lauren says she’s afraid she’s going to fall for him and he’s going to fall for someone else. Arie’s biggest fear is that he’ll choose someone who’s not right for him. I’m impressed Lauren, you came to play and opened up and stood out tonight, good for you! You earn a kiss from Arie now and he does seem a lil smitten with her.

Arie gives the rose to Lauren because he enjoyed their convo and thinks she really opened up and they got to know each other better tonite.

When Arie is handing out the rose I’m super confused about where Krystal ran off to, because she was not on the couch. Did Arie know that she made it down there?

Tia and Arie are on a boat and looking at gators and Tia is freaking out. She’s afraid the gator is going to jump in their boat and he is hissing.

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We get to meet Darryl who built this cabin right in the middle of the Everglades. His favorite thing is to go froggin and Tia says she’s done that in Arkansas as well which Arie thinks is cool. This cabin is on stilts and Darryl has made them some food. Arie has asked what Froggin is, he learned something new about Tia. She wants to be who she is and not run away from her background but doesn’t want to be a stereotype. Tia says the more she gets to know him the harder it is to imagine him being a racer and he says when he gets in the car and puts his helmet on it’s a different guy. He appreciates her honesty and that she’ll call him out and she said she’ll continue to do that. We then go and make out on the top portion of the house on stilts.

Tia is a doctor of physical therapy and she loves being a doctor and being proud of herself. She said she can do therapy anywhere and Arie tells her there are patients in Arizona. Arie talks about the stars lining up. They talk about faith, which is the most real conversation we’ve had all season long. I’m a huge Tia fan! She asks in an indirect way if he believes in God and he said no, not being in the sport he is. He’s lost a lot of friends so he’s lost his faith. Tia says that her faith is very important to her but she will not judge anyone for not believing. Arie asks if she could marry someone who doesn’t have faith and she said absolutely because she wants to know where they’re coming from and she likes to date people that are different than her so she can learn from them. Her exes have been people she can fix, or people that have had bad pasts. Tia is the first one to admit she’s falling in love with him and then looks away at the camera because she cannot believe she’s saying it, and he calls her out and she says it again and then makes out with her. I like Tia, she’s a genuine girl that I think went on the show because her friend Raven convinced her too but I don’t think she was planning on actually staying on for long and certainly wasn’t expecting to fall for Arie. I think Arie is surprised by her as well and there is a comfort between the two of them. Tia and this date just had her jump up to my #2 spot, Becca is still #1, but Tia is coming on strong!

Cocktail party night and shockingly the first one to talk to the girls is Krystal talking about how it was a rough week for her and for her and Arie but she’s still feeling confident guys.

Kendall grabs Arie and she has a question book that she likes to talk to people about. He needs to ask question 1-100 and question 99 is his choice for his first race #, question is “if you were visiting a tribe and the tradition was to eat someone who passed away, would you do it?”

I swear to you, this was his exact reaction:

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After his eyes get back in his head, he said no unless it was life or death. Kendall is shocked and said she would for curiosity’s sake. He laughs, says she scares him and then he kisses her to make her shut-up and not say anything else terrifying.

Speaking of shocking, guess what Bekah M is still talking about Kyrstal and how annoyed she is by the whole situation. Kystal is going to talk to the girls trying to diffuse the situation because she knows she can convince Arie to get her a rose. She wants to talk privately to the girls so she doesn’t get attacked in a large group. Kendall takes her up on her offer to go and talk to her. Kendall admits that she’s a protector so she’s going to protect Arie when she feels he’s attacked. Kendall also tells Krystal that she doesn’t think her and Arie are a good pair because how can you say I love you to Arie when you attack him like that….well we just hear a lot about Krystal was hurt guys, and she’s the only one entitled to feel any emotions and her reaction and actions that did impact the whole group date are not valid emotions.

Tia comes up to check on them and wants Krystal to take ownership of her feelings and actions and tries and calls her out for that…

Bekah now takes a turn with Krystal and asks her why she’s still there. She doesn’t wanna talk she just wants to know why is she still here? I don’t know if you know this, but Krystal was hurt, guys. She had a reaction and didn’t you know people talk about things in the heat of the moment. Bekah wants her to take responsibility for her actions and then walks away.

Krystal was expecting the girls to give her compassion and they just attacked her. She’s done stooping to the level that the girls are at, she’s up at a higher level and she’s done with the girls. Krystal is gonna get a rose tonight after her convo with Arie. She’s emotionally invested and doesn’t know how to handle this. Arie again points out that she knows him better than anyone else in the room because of the Scottsdale date that she had, he’s warning her to stop being crazy!!! Tone it down and think before you act! They took a step backwards. Krystal’s response was out of character, she’s not crazy…..she was reliving her childhood because her mom worked in a bowling alley growing up and it just made her think she wasn’t enough…and I appreciate Arie telling her that’s not the case, but not letting her get off scotch free, he still tells her how she reacted is not cool and she needs to do better. It’s just going to get much tougher when they’re out of the Bachelor bubble and he needs a partner.

She tries to make it cute by saying “it’s our first fight” much like someone would say it’s their baby’s first word or first step. Arie is in the middle of a drink and almost does a spit-take but keeps it together and tells her it could be their last fight.

Rose ceremony time!

  1. Chelsea—-rose from 1 on 1 date
  2. Lauren B—rose from group date
  3. Tia—-rose from 1 on 1 date
  4. Bekah M—short haired pixie cut who showed what it’s like to be 22 this week
  5. Seinne—-our Harvard girl didn’t have much airtime this week, but that’s okay with the drama that happened this week
  6. Kendall—taxidermist, quriky, sexy girl gets the rose
  7. Becca K—-my #1 girl, duh she’ll accept the rose
  8. Jaqueline—she did get her face almost swallowed off with a big kiss that Arie gave her
  9. Jenna—-ADHD girl who loves to make out with him
  10. Krystal gets the final rose

Going home is: Morikah—go home and help mom with the restaurant. Maquel, sorry you came back for a week and didn’t get to travel anywhere more fun than FL, Ashley, honey I’m sorry I got ZERO clue who you are.

The producers are making him keep Krystal. He doesn’t want to keep her, but the producers are going to make her go on the 2 on 1 date, either with Bekah M or Kendall. I’m actually leaning towards the 2 on 1 being Krystal and Bekah M, they need drama for that date, not besties going after each other, unless they’re actual besties and not just this fake relationship that’s going on. It’s going to be Bekah M and Krystal but it’s going to have to be after the Olympics because that’s what’s going to get us through when they’re showing Bachelor Winter Games and they’ll need us to turn back in.

I’m getting tired of the Krystal show, but we know what we sign up for when we watch it. I hope that all of you are able to go into bowling alleys this week without your feelings getting too hurt!

I’ll talk to you next week!
Lindsay

I don’t know about you….but I’m feeling 22!

Welcome back friends!

Hard to believe we’re at another week, with our dull Bachelor Arie, wondering is he going to find love? Do we care if he does? Well it’s snowy, cold and Nebrasketball just broke my heart by losing a close game again, so I guess I do care a little bit. I’ve got the hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps to get me through this episode.

I do have to say that after listening to the Almost Famous podcast last week, they brought up something, I was actually shocked I hadn’t pointed out. Once they said it, I realized I did notice it, but want to call it out to see if we notice it this episode. Ben basically kinda called Arie out for being extremely obvious when he doesn’t like a girl. Arie doesn’t even pretend to like her or give her the time of day, but she’s still desperately trying to get his attention to no avail.

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Bibs realized this last week, as did the Lauren who went home on 1 on 1. I honestly don’t think we’ll be shocked by any of the girls he dumps this season, because he’s already making it obvious who his top picks are and who he could really care less about.

Speaking of one of his top picks, we start off this episode with pixie hair cut Bekah in the swimming pool by herself while all the girls are talking about her, wondering if Arie knows how old she is? Does Arie know that he’s 14 years older than her!!! Which since we know he’s 36, that makes her 22 and that my friends does not follow the “Half your age plus 7 rule” the youngest girl Arie should date is 25. The girls are wondering why she hasn’t told Arie how old she is yet and wondering when that is going to hit the fan.

Oh good guys, Krystal tells us she’s going to be the voice of reason and reality since these girls need a dose of reality…..thank God Harrison comes into the living room to save us from that! We get more squeals and excitement because our journey is going to begin outside of LA and we’re heading to Tahoe!

I did literally Laugh out loud when the girls were talking about how much Kendall is going to love their hotel because there is so much taxidermy around. She is going around and observing all the animals and is in her element.

First date card is for Seinne! “Let’s let our love soar.” I’m really curious how this date is going to go, she is one who is a Harvard grad and has a good head on her shoulder and Arie seemed impressed but also intimidated by her, so I’ll be very curious how he’s able to handle it. Can he put his ego aside or will he not feel worthy of her?

The girls have binoculars and are looking out on the deck and enjoying Mother Nature and shocking, they happen to be outside at the exact moment that Arie and Seinne are parasailing in-front of their cabin! I’m shocked producers! What great timing, that you had nothing to do with at all!

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Arie and Seinne do seem to be enjoying parasailing and we get our metaphors about how parasailing is like a relationship. Seinne proves she does have a head on her shoulder, because the producers try to goad her and she says she can’t use the “L” word yet, but she does like him.

Seinne and him are now on the ground and talking and Seinne is the one asking him questions and he is opening up, but the more this is going on, the more I’m wondering if Arie is an introvert where it’s hard for him to really carry a conversation and he isn’t super goofy because he thinks a lot before he acts. Not that Ben wasn’t intellectual but he’s goofy and you can tell more extroverted. Arie opens up about why he chose her and it’s because he actually does like her and he feels they made more of a connection in 10 seconds than he did with some of the girls he spent 10 mins talking to. He likes her and ends up giving her a rose at the night portion of their date, I like her, she’s just so normal!

Maquel (the girl who got out of the racecar and is the photographer) is standing on a deck and calls her mom, and we find out that her grandpa passed away suddenly yesterday. She packs her bag and heads home and my heart is breaking for her 😦

  1. Chelsea—-single mom
  2. Krystal—our voice of reason
  3. Marikah—mom and her own the Indian restuarant
  4. Becca—-she’s actually my favorite, the Pretty woman date
  5. Ashley—–no clue
  6. Jacqueline—–I liked her the first night because she asked him questions and has just hung on since then, she’s going home soon.
  7. Jenna—-social media manager, who got all up on him last week in a white dress and moves her hands around a lot when she talks
  8. Tia—–Raven’s good friend, a good country girl
  9. Kendall—-taxidermist
  10. Lauren——–no idea
  11. Brittany—–got the first kiss on the lil race cars, loved the demo derby
  12. Caroline——is close friends with a lot of the girls that have gone home, so she cries about them leaving a lot.

We go on a hike with 12 of us that are heading to a clearing in the woods. Kendall is all over this and knows she’ll shine on this date! We’re going to learn survival techniques, it’s going to be dangerous not something romantic. The girls with their makeup and hair extension can’t handle this. We begin with peeing in a canister in able to survive and then he drinks his own urine and Tia is very impressed. Jacqueline is going for it and then Arie stops her to tell her it’s apple juice. We’re now eating bugs and Tia, Jenna & Arie are all in 🙂 Krystal thinks these girls are desperate and playing down a level that she refuses to stoop to.

Kendall our taxidermist grab Arie and Krystal observes Kendall and Arie walking through the woods, and Krystal said Kendall stole a kiss from Arie, but Arie went in-first.

We have the girls split into 3 teams and the blue team gets Arie, the red team is bitter that Arie is not with them and then there’s a gray team and they cracked me up because they at least have a sense of humor about not knowing directions.

We get to an oasis and there’s a hot tub! They all have to jump in and Krystal and Arie are sitting together and Arie puts his arm around Krystal which I find odd since there’s only 5 people in there right now. It just seems like an interesting move to make at this point in the competition, so Caroline and Tia I don’t think you’re top 4 girls because that doesn’t seem like a move a guy would make with a girl that he really likes in the same hot tub. He realizes his mistake and then goes towards the center and doesn’t have his arm around a girl.

Krystal gets pissed as more girls come in and are all hanging with their friends, you can tell she’s a loner who doesn’t have friends and doesn’t want friends. She thinks as long as she has a smile on her face she’s being nice and no one can read her mind, sorry to break it to you Krystal, you don’t have a poker face and her smile is not genuine at all!

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We’re now at the night portion of the date! Let’s get to know the girls on a deeper level, does that mean a deeper level of his tongue down their throats? Will he actually try and talk to some of the girls?

Krystal has the best relationship ever with Arie, and whatever comes out of her mouth is perfect and she thinks it’s so sad to see how desperate some of the girls are.

Arie steals Lauren for the first portion and he has a surprise set-up for her. It’s a blanket by the fire. Arie wants Lauren to open up more and she actually asks him a question and he responds and they’re on the same page and able to laugh and then of course make-out….she did delay the making out by asking him a question, so I’m impressed with that. He tells her he’s going to have to take her out on a date, so he’s smitten with her!

Kendall wants a guy who can challenge her and Arie admits that she challenges him. Arie asks the question we’ve all been dying to know when Kendall talks about a duck that she’s brought on her journey, he asks how does she get away with bringing these animals with her on airplanes? Are they part of her checked bag? She says she just brings them, and they’re alive and awesome….and Arie admits she’s quirky but sexy and they have chemistry so they must make out now.

Krystal gets her time with Arie and we get the baby talk, she’s a mix of emotions. She knows they have a connection. She has a target on her back! Honey, you put the target on your back, the girls didn’t put it on there, until you started opening your mouth. She’s the first one to say she’s ostracized from the girls. She talks about how they feel threatened and he feeds the beast by saying they have every reason to…..I’m sorry but Krystal is a new type of villain for me. She’s using all the phrases we’ve used for years, but she’s a self-fulfilling prophesy at this point. And now she’s crying and manipulating him even further…..I’m sorry but I have no sympathy for her and she’s not even a fun villain to hate like Olivia or Corrine from recent seasons.

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She’s already in tears and having a hard time, honey you’re just starting the traveling portion of this journey, you’re screwed if you’re already feeling this insecure, even though you’re way above this. She’s floored by the insecurity and immaturity that she’s seeing. How is she can handle all the eliminations of these girls? She goes up to the group of girls and says “Hi friends” then needs to grab Caroline and Tia to talk to them because they tease her in the hot tub in-front of Arie and how dare they?!?!

Krystal tells them that her feelings were hurt and God bless Tia, she calls her out. She says that when Krystal’s feelings get hurt or something is going positive for someone else she lashes out at the girls. Tia is worried that her character has been called into question and she doesn’t want that. Tia talks to Arie and breaks down that she feels comfortable with him and it scares her that he feels that with others and she wants more than surface level physical attraction and he decides to say he heard her by making out with her.

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The date rose is going to Tia and Krystal is super confused about why Tia would get this rose. Wasn’t she clear about her expectations and what was going on?!? Krystal was really challenged in the group date and tried to not shine too much because she knows it’ll come across as her being flawless.

Pixie cut Bekah is getting her date today. They are going to explore Tahoe on horseback. Arie admits that they have the physical attraction but she challenges him and she has a wisdom about her. They have a great time on their horseback ride and their chemistry is shown even more in the hot tub. He talks about an accident he was in and does actually open up with her, before he tries to swallow her whole, but at least they talked for a minute, before they started kissing, that’s progress!

All the girls are obsessed with Bekah’s age and not seeing her settle down. They remember how they were at her age, and Arie has to know how old she is and what will they even have in common?

Night portion of the date, Arie asks her if she’s ready and if the time was right would they be ready. Bekah talks about how she’s never been there before, so how would she know? In life is she ready? Arie talks about how he thought he was at some point. He is ready now because he’s 36 and in a different place than his late 20s. He has a fear that she’s where he was in his late 20s. Does she still like to go out a lot? He’s become more boring because he has different interests. Then she plays coy and a game and asks if he knows how old she is, he admits he does not and asks her and she is all “I don’t want you to judge me for my age” She says she’s 22 and he’s taken aback and you can tell he feels as if he’s robbing the cradle, because he says she’s so young. Then tries to reel it in by asking if she’s dated anyone his age before.

She talks about how she’s casually dated people in their 30s. Bekah evidently has a professor complex. She so dated a 40 year old divorce in college, didn’t she?!? She hasn’t been in a serious relationship with someone in their 30s. He reiterates his concern about her age, 22!!!

She’s incredible, and he can find it really easy to get emotionally invested in her. She scares him more than anyone and he doesn’t know how ready she is. He is so damn ready and wants to settle down and is ready to find a wife and he’s so disappointed. He’s worried he’s going to fall for her and it’s going to fall apart and this could be the beginning of something amazing, so he gives her the rose and I don’t know, I don’t think she’s ready….he’s going to proceed with caution and that could cause him pain in the future, but hell that’s future Arie’s problem, present Arie is going to make out with her!

Krystal is giving another speech as we’re getting ready for the cocktail party and Bekah and Kendall are both talking about how fake Krystal is and it doesn’t seem real when Krystal is talking. There’s no cocktail party, Arie knows exactly what he wants to do, we’re going straight to the rose ceremony!

  1. Seinne—-she got her 1 on 1 date rose
  2. Tia—-got the group date rose
  3. Bekah M—-got the second 1 on 1 date rose

Arie grabs the rose and is about to say the first name and Krystal steps forward and asks for a quick moment of his time. The girls were shocked when she opened her mouth because they were waiting with bated breath for Arie to speak and now they’re pissed Krystal interrupted him. Honey, this isn’t gonna end well for you, even if it ends okay for you today, it’s not going to continue to end that well. Arie is gonna see that you’re not independent or low maintenance. The girls are done standing, so as they walk away the girls sit down on the rose ceremony steps. She tells him that she’s not here to play games and she’s here for him! He says he knows that and now we’re going to the rose ceremony!

  1. Lauren—good for her, she can finally stick out from the other Laurens
  2. Kendall—taxidermy, quirky and sexy works for her
  3. Ashley—-who the hell is this girl?!?!
  4. Becca—-my front runner
  5. Chelsea—single mom
  6. Jenna—girl who made out with him last week in long white dress
  7. Jacqueline—-I still do like her, no drama and is gonna sneak in a ways without anyone knowing who she is 🙂
  8. Marikah—-mom is still holding down the Indian restuarant
  9. Krystal—-obviously

So we’re down to 12 girls and going home is Caroline and Brittany. Sorry Britt you got the first kiss but you aren’t getting the last one. Caroline, you had a lot of friends, including Tia, but sorry, you flew too low under the radar.

It looks like the Krystal saga may come to a head next week, hopefully we’ll be done with her next week!

Until then!
Lindsay

Arie’s 3rd week

Alright, we’re back to the Bachelor mansion! I can’t lie guys, this is a tough season to get really invested in. Arie is a pretty boring Bachelor! He doesn’t have a strong sense of humor or much of a tv presence so it’s hard to get real invested in him. He’s almost trying too hard that he’s not relaxing and having fun, so it’s hard for the viewer to be at ease watching him…..or maybe that’s just me!

Who you guys should listen to because they’re entertaining and actually share a lot of the same thoughts about the Bachelor that I do, is Ben Higgins & Ashley I.  They have a Podcost called Almost Famous. Ben was the only Bachelor that I was able to root for the entire way from when he was announced as the Bachelor, to when he proposed to Lauren to when they broke up. I love that guy! Ashley I is the girl who cries all the time and is in love with Jared and went on the most epic 2 on 1 date in my mind in Bachelor history:

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Ben and Ashley are great, they do their podcast even when the Bachelor is not on, and it was announced they’re the cast of the Bachelor Winter Games which will be going on in February. I guess they’re taking a break of showing new episodes of the Bachelor when the Olympics are on and will be showing the Bachelor Winter games instead….it’s gonna be hard to jump back into Arie’s season, I think.

Okay, I’ve stalled enough, let’s get to the episode. These girls are recapping us on the fact that there are still 18 of them and that’s a lot. We only sent 3 home last night, why didn’t we send more home?!? That does mean as you’re having this love fest about wanting to send someone home, you’re probably sitting next to the girl that you want to send home, but you’re besties after 4 days of living together, you’d NEVER want to send her home!

Bibs and Krystal still hate each other and Krystal is gonna steal all the time she can with Arie and doesn’t care what any of you say!

Alright Harrison is here to give the girls a pep talk, tell us we have 2 group dates and a one-on-one date and drop off a date card. Group date card time! “It’s all about the ring”

  1. Maquel—-came in the race car night one and hasn’t done much since
  2. Jacqueline—–I liked her night one, she was asking him a bunch of questions and seemed very real and like it was hard for her to believe she was here, no group date last week so I don’t know a whole lot more about her.
  3. Lauren B—–I’m pretty sure this is the first time she’s ever been on my screen
  4. Tia—-best friends with Raven
  5. Marikah—–owns the restaurant with her mom
  6. Bekah—–young lil pixie girl that Arie is falling in lust for real quickly
  7. Bibs—-is she going to talk to him tonight or just get angry that other girls are stealing him and her time with him?
  8. Krystal—-and in the least shocking development Krystal and Bibs are on a group date together

We’re at GLOB—-Gorgeous Ladies of the Bachelor and we’re going to wrestle in-front of a live audience this evening. I’m loving Jacqueline because she told us that wrestling may not be a great idea with girls that already have animosity towards one another, they very well could kill one another.

We have 2 professional wrestlers that are trying to teach the girls to wrestle. One of them goes after Bibs and asks her what her name is and how to spell Bibiana and then asks if her mom knows how to spell and has her in tears, talking about her mom. Then they get in Tia’s face and she’s in tears and doesn’t want to be talked down to, which I don’t blame her.

Bekah is stirring the pot and causing more drama by making fun of Bibs and Tia crying, of course she doesn’t say it in-front of Arie, she says it when no one else is around, that’s why I can’t be fully on team Bekah.

Arie gets to wrestle in-front of the studio audience as well. He gets to wrestle Kenny the professional wrestler, single dad from Rachel’s season. Arie keeps getting slammed into the mat, but of course in Bachelor magic he ends up winning the match.

We’ve got Bekah dressed as a sex kitten going against Maquel the lunch lady…..yes you read that correctly, read it again and then picture Bekah in a spandex leather jumpsuit with a whip and poor Maquel in a baggy t-shirt dress. drawn on huge mole and hair net…..the producers are bitches poor Maquel, this is our sign that Maquel ain’t making it to the top 4, there ain’t no way they’re putting a top 4 girl in that outfit! Maquel does beat Bekah, but it ends up it doesn’t matter, we’re not doing a tourney style, we just have 4 matches for people to wrestle.

Alright it’s the after party of the night. Krystal is the first one to grab Arie and the other girls are PISSED. She annoys me because she immediately goes into her glottal fry voice and is using baby talk with him, her voice sounds different than it has all day and annoys the hell out of me and we’re just beginning their talk. Arie is blindsided and said she looked real sexy today and it’s hard to have her with the other girls and then starts making out with her. She is the one to pull back and ask him how she’s supposed to play this, which I actually have to say I appreciate. Is she supposed to take charge and be aggressive or is she supposed to hang back a lil bit and he shows his noncommittal side and says to just be you and doesn’t give her any help and if she feels lost, come grab him. While they’re making out, we see how freakin short her dress is and I’m worried that we may need the black modesty box out here!

Bibs grabs Arie and commits the cardinal sin on the Bachelor! She decides to bad-mouth a girl that has a connection with the Bachelor…….oh Bibs this ain’t gonna work out great for you. He’s super uncomfortable once she calls out Krystal and that just sealed your fate honey, I’m sorry.

Tia and Arie have an interesting conversation, she talks about how she felt weak and couldn’t believe she was in tears this week, and Arie said he has her back and feel free to go to him if she needs reassurance and then he makes out with her.

Back at the mansion we have a date card here for Lauren S “You had me at Merlot” another girl, I’m positive hasn’t been on my screen since the Lauren montage of the limos the first night.

Alright, Arie and Bekah are back on our group date. He asks her what her longest relationship was and she says 2.5-3 years and they were going different directions, I can only believe that she means that this is her junior high boyfriend and they were going to different high schools and that is why they had to break up. She thought she’d been in love but then realized she wasn’t. How old is Bekah, have we seen her drinking alcohol, is she 21? Once we hear about her long relationship, Arie decides to swallow her face and then she needs to sit on his lap and this is awkward.

Krystal wants to facilitate the conversation with the girls and asks how they feel about their time and then talks about how those girls are living in a fantasy world because her and Arie have the best relationship, obviously! Bekah gets the rose and Krystal is not a happy camper.

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Lauren S is going on her 1 on 1 date and bless her heart. She is trying, they’re able to laugh a little bit and actually have a conversation, but you can tell he has her friend zoned by the conversation topics he’s able to bring up with her. He talks about how he’s gotten older, he goes to bed early and wears a bunch of cardigans. In a first of Bachelor world, we see Arie actually eating the food that’s at the table and poor Lauren S is having a floating Lauren moment, where she can’t shut up but knows she should. She said she has no idea what’s coming out of her mouth and he’s not giving her any sort of life jacket or help at all, he’s just letting her sink herself. He lets her sink all the way to not getting a rose and is in the reject limo on her way home.

Group date time: “Love is rough”

  1. Ashley—–another girl I’ve never seen
  2. Becca K—–she had the pretty woman date and I actually think is a dark horse that we need to keep an eye out for
  3. Brittany—–girl who is not afraid to show off her girls and she got the first kiss with the racing of the tiny race cars the first night
  4. Jenna—-she talks with her hands a lot and is all over the place
  5. Caroline—no flipping clue
  6. Chelsea—-single mom, that we thought was like Olivia from Ben’s season and we all thought we’d hate her, but decided to hate Krystal instead
  7. Annaliese—-masked girl from first night who had a bumper car trauma!

We have the guy come and grab her suitcase and Krystal is talking to the girls and saying how much she loved Lauren S and bonded with her a lot about how she would say that she wouldn’t open up….we’ve got a girl Caroline who is actually sobbing because her BFF of 5 days is leaving the house, I’m going to say if Lauren opened up to anyone it would’ve been her and not Krystal, but that’s just me…..the girls are actually rolling their eyes openly.

We’re at the park and we get a ton of dogs that come running towards the girl. The Dyno dogs are here and the girls are going to be in costume and on stage because the poor people of LA just can’t catch a break this episode. Annaliese is crying again because she’s had scary dog moments, we get another black and white traumatic flashback…..between the dogs and her not liking cars it’s not going to turn out good for you Annaliese.

Bibs and Tia stop drinking for a second to pray and it’s the most real genuine prayer ever “Dear God, thank you for this beautiful day, thanks for my beautiful friend Tia and please let one of the girls get bit by a puppy. Thanks! Okay, love ya bye!” Tia: AMEN!

We have Harrison and Fred Willard here to offer commentary. They are entertaining and thank God we get to see Harrison’s sense of humor since we’ve established Arie doesn’t have one! The dogs are not listening to anything the girls are saying at all, WORST dog show ever!!!!!!

Night portion of the evening! He actually grabs Chelsea and steals her away first. We get a real conversation, I think with Caroline. Which I find intriguing and he seems intrigued as well, she asks about how he said he fell in love 5 years ago and that was it, but she calls him out for not being completely single the last 5 years, so what’s up with that, he explains that he gravitated towards girls that weren’t marriage material and that’s who he dated more. Annaliese is all in her own head freaking out about where she’s at and feels like she’s fallen behind, she can’t have a real conversation with him and is nervous laughter and not listening or looking at him and he’s trying to be nice about the brush off you can tell he’s not interested….and Chelsea comes back and steals some more time with Arie and she’s there to steal a kiss with him. Annaliese goes back to the girls and talks about how she thinks she’s going to go home and talks about the body language he had.

Becca K is talking with him and they’re off to the side in a location that seems more hidden and intimate and like it’d be harder to interrupt. The music changes and she hasn’t been involved in the drama and the conversations about other girls. She’s there and observing but being mature. She talks about how hard this group date was since she was on the 1 on 1 last week and he admits it is weird, but reminds her she got the first date which meant he was interested and he wanted her on this date because he missed her and wanted to see her, I find that intriguing because he’s the first one to say he missed her and then she repeats it back, I honestly think she’s going far, don’t believe me, well they played the fancy harp music during their interaction! He wants to know as much as he can about her. She says she wants to know as much about him as well and then says she thinks he’s a lil bit of a dork and he retaliates by saying she’s just as much of a dork as he is and then points out that he hula hooped with her neck which proves he pays attention to her and also remembers things about her.

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Alright, we made it to the cocktail party! Arie grabs Seinne who won the demo derby date rose and didn’t have a rose this week. Bibs had set-up a date with a couch and telescope and Arie and Lauren B happen to come across it and sit on it and make out on it, and of course Bibs runs into them, making out on her couch and Arie asks her for 5 more minutes. Arie uses this set-up to bring all the girls to poor Bib’s area. Arie talks about how he wants to spend as much time he can with the girls he sees a future with.

Bekah and him are lying down and he asks her if she can see herself marrying him and she says yes. He admits he’s guarding his heart with her a lil bit and she’s playing it coy and says that she’s unsafe and asks him if he knows why she’s unsafe and he asks her why and she says its because he knows she doesn’t need him. I appreciate the confidence, if it’s real, if it’s fake confidence to play a game and play with his emotions which I’m more inclined to believe, not a fan of that game, too manipulative!

Annaliese is obsessed with wanting to kiss Arie and then we find out of the remaining 17 girls, she’s the only one who hasn’t kissed him and she decides to go and ask him to kiss her and oye is this awkward! He’s trying to be nice and say that he doesn’t think they’re there yet and I’m so uncomfortable on her behalf because you know it took a lot for her to say that and request that from him and the humiliation she has to feel…..I appreciate him not wanting to lead her on, but don’t act like a kiss is anything special to you when you’ve kissed at least 16 girls in the span of a week Arie!

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Chelsea and Marikah are actually being good friends I feel like for Annaliese, they go up to her and help her not cry in the bathroom by herself. My heart goes out to her because she she says she wants to be herself and not a crazy person, so she’s so attune to what’s going on and how she’s acting, but the circumstances aren’t helping her act any differently, I have no doubt she’s not like this in real-life when 25 other girls aren’t competing for the same guy and she has other things going on in her life and isn’t trapped in a house. She talks about how relationships were you blow the person off initially because your friends or a coworker or you’d never thought of them romantically, but then once you see them in a different light a spark can be found, but honey don’t force this and because it’s the Bachelor, of course she forces it! She asks if there’s any chance and he says no, but she’ll find someone and then sends her to the reject limo, at least she doesn’t have to stand thru a rose ceremony. She has no regrets other than being in her own head.

Rose ceremony time:

  1. Bekah has a group rose
  2. Crystal has a group rose
  3. Caroline cried when her friend Lauren went home
  4. Kendall—taxidermist, who
  5. Ashley—-still no clue
  6. Lauren B—-we are down to the final Lauren and that’s all she is
  7. Brittany—-her girls were contained today but she had zero air time this week
  8. Becca K—her response was a “hell yea” when he offered the rose, she’s my favorite
  9. Seinne—no air time this week
  10. Krystal—everyone rolled their eyes when she went up
  11. Tia—-country girl who had moonshine with him this week that he gave her
  12. Maquel—-this girl keeps sneaking through week after week
  13. Jenna—-She straddled him in a dress to make out with him, at least it was a floor length dress, but still that’s all I got
  14. Jacqueline—very sweet girl that I like a lot but is sneaking by as well
  15. Marikah—mom will have to man the restaurant for one more week

Poor Bibiana is going home! Bibs put the hard work of putting that couch together and the two of them didn’t even get to sit on it together. She’s in tears and handles her exit actually pretty gracefully, probably because Krystal didn’t say anything to her to make her punch him. Her exit interview she gets more emotional, but don’t worry she’s going to be on the Winter Games, so we’ll see her again very soon!

Looks like next week we hear how old Bekah is, the girls call out Krystal and get more pissed by her actions and we’re leaving the mansion!!!

Until next week!
Lindsay

Arie’s 2nd Episode!

Welcome back! For those of you that were switching back and forth from the football game and Arie, well I was right there with you 🙂

We start the episode with Arie on his motorcycle and the girls all talkin about the connections they have with Arie. Harrison comes in and they all scream as if the Beatles have walked in. I love me some Harrison, but not enough to lose my mind over him. He talks about how he hopes they stay friends, but he’s experienced to know that’s not the case, Arie wants a wife and the first date is today!

Becca K gets the first date “Hold on tight.” She was the one who made him propose when she got out of the limo. I liked her, though she was a tad forgettable in a large group, so let’s see how she is one on one. It’s generally a good sign for the person who gets the first date of the season, they stick around for a long time.

There’s tons of talk about how Arie picked Becca up on a motorcycle. Some girls haven’t been before, and then Crystal talks about how her dad was in a serious accident and then becomes a PSA about the dangers of motorcycles, the girls don’t know how to reply other than saying it’s a good thing she wasn’t on the date.

We get the Pretty Woman date as the first date of the season. We see Rachel Zoe is the designer, when she walked out she reminded me of Clare from Juan Pablo’s season and BIP who liked talking to raccoons. She also looked like Nicole Kidman. She comes and does a fashion show and then she’s able to keep all the dresses she tries on. She talks about how she’s from Minnesota and this doesn’t happen to her and this is the best date ever, and I believe her. Arie is her prince charming especially when he gives her shoes.

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Arie tells her she is down to earth and knew that this wouldn’t fall on deaf ears and that she wouldn’t take it for granted. NEIL LANE is sending regards in episode 2!!!! This is pretty woman! He gives her earrings and necklace to borrow for their date tonight and they make out.

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Becca came back to the mansion with all of her bags and dang was she bogged down with bags, and the girls all freak out and know way more about designers than I do! Rachel Zoe isn’t sold at Target, so I don’t know her 🙂 Becca shows how down to earth she is when she admits to the girls she was the most nervous all day by saying she was nervous to come home and probably worried the girls are going to go through her items and take them! Hope she has room in her suitcase for this, or she’s able to ship it back home!

I think Becca & Arie are hitting it off and she is more of a black-horse than I gave her credit for. You can tell they could have an honest to goodness relationship and yes, the whole Pretty woman aspect of this date aside, I do feel like he appreciates that she is drama free and makes a point of mentioning that a few times, that I think he needs some normalcy and stability, especially until he’s able to get it down to the top 6 or so. So he’ll have the drama, attention seeking girls all over him declaring their love that he needs someone real.

Date card arrives as the girls are talking about kissing Arie’s pillow lips. Krystal gets a second one on one date—-home is where the heart is. She is the breathy girl who likes to pay coy and he really likes her voice. She’s going to get beauty sleep.

Becca talks about how she’d been in a 7 year long relationship, but wasn’t going to settle until she found the right one. She said it was difficult because he’d been with her through the toughest times in her life, especially when her dad passed away. Arie pushes a little bit to get more info. We find out he had brain cancer and was first diagnosed when she was 14 and he died when she was 19. She got 5 extra years with him, and it was hard but made her very close with her mom and sister. Arie talks about his family foundation as well and you can see they connect on that. It is early to ask the details about her father’s passing, but it is good to do it here in a controlled setting, where someone won’t come up and interrupt them to steal him like they would at a group date or cocktail party. To no one’s surprise he gets the rose and she accepts it.

Krystal is ready for her date. She gets to go to Scottsdale with him to see where he’s from. Krystal is so smitten and is already talking about marriage, because that’s where you should jump. And then when we get to see his house we get to hear about how she could live here some day. I feel like Krystal is not genuine. She uses the buzz words “Love, beautiful, literally, OMG” more times than should be allowed in this edited version of the date. We’re going to stop in and say hi to the parents and she plays dumb and that irritates me, because I don’t think she’s dumb, I think she’s playing a fake character.

Ummmm when we meet the mom and dad, does anyone else notice how similar Krystal looks to not only Arie’s mom but also Arie’s new sister-in-law?!? Freud would have a heyday here!

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Bibiana has become my favorite narrator. She cracks me up, because she’s not holding back, and we need someone to tell it like it is in a non-catty way in their interviews.

Group date card time:

  1. Maquel: wedding photographer, showed up in race car 1st night
  2. Marikh: owns restaurant with her mom
  3. Tia: Raven’s friend from Weiner, AL
  4. Valerie: wore the yellow dress
  5. Annaliese: the kissing bandit who wore the mask
  6. Lauren G—one of the Lauren’s
  7. Kendall—taxidermy
  8. Bekah—short pixie hair, no idea how old she is
  9. Jenny—she wore the hot pink dress and drew a pic of him
  10. Jenna—the one who waves her arms all around and has ADHD with her squirrel moments during the foot massage.
  11. Seinne: Elephant cuff links, thank you last post for reminding me who in the world she was, because I couldn’t remember
  12. Caroline: She was the first outta the limo and is also a real estate agent and that’s all I got
  13. Brittany J: got the first kiss after racing in the tiny race cars
  14. Bibiana: our new Wells who loves to give us commentary
  15. Chelsea: First Impression rose who’s all over him.

The girls are pissed that 15 girls are going on this date, since you know that’s basically everyone. Way to be considerate and say that in-front of the girls who are not getting dates.

We go back to Kyrstal’s date and she’s telling Arie that she appreciates that he’s very close with his family because she was not that way with her family. Her dad wasn’t in the picture, her mom was there but not emotionally or really financially or physically. She was just there. She talks about how when she was 9 she bought a comforter for herself. And had to raise her brother. She got a call from him a year and a half ago from the hospital because he’d been attacked after living on the streets. She tells her sob story and he is compassionate and let’s her know that her past doesn’t scare him.

I can tell he does care, but I have a problem when he is listening he makes the listening sounds and noises, but at the same time it seems more forced or coached. His eyes, his non-verbal cues are all on point, it’s the verbal ones that are driving me batty! She gets the rose and they make out.

I can’t believe all the pow-wows that have been happening after the dates this season. We see Krystal the next morning and all the girls are wanting all the gory details and getting upset that she’s trying to keep things private. Sorry, but I’m team Krystal here, you’re all DATING THE SAME GUY!!!! It’s not shady, it’s just awkward to talk about your date when 15 of the girls are going on a date with the same guy today! Why are these girls acting like a junior high sleepover? We’re wooing, we’re hugging each other, we’re wanting to gossip about our boyfriend and being like junior high girls who will stab you in the back 5 seconds after I call you my BFF.

The girls are doing a demolition derby. We get to pick a car and decorate it with whatever we want to do. My girl Bibiana cracks me up again because they’re doing a test drive and she yells out “I don’t even have a license!”

Everyone’s having a great time, I think the derby is about to start and someone is already crying. GIRLS! It’s what maybe Day 4, 5 at the most and you’re already losing it?!? It’s a marathon not a sprint! This is Annaliese’s worst nightmare. When she was a little kid, she was in the bumper cars and got hit in the bumper cars and it was super traumatic. Honey, if you can’t handle bumper cars, you sure as hell ain’t ready to be dating a race car driver!

Of course once they start the derby Annaliese stops crying and starts going after girls, after Arie had consoled her. The derby had to be more fun to witness in real life than it was on tv. Seinne ended up winning it by being the last person standing.

Chelsea was the first one to steal him just like the last time and even Arie seems surprised and not super thrilled. Chelsea you need to know that this is not your move, it’s already been trademarked by Olivia:

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She does tell him the reason why she’s mysterious is because there already is another man in her life, her 3 year old son Sammy. Arie is very excited to hear she’s a mom. Chelsea said she didn’t know that Arie dated a single mom before Emily’s season, which just tells you she didn’t watch Emily’s season, because it got brought up quite a few times. He’s grateful she’s here and spending time with him and makes out with him.

Marikah speaks up and says she doesn’t think that just because she’s a mom her time is more valuable, hello she’s not hanging out with her mom in the restaurant and had to give up social media for the whole time she’s on the show, doesn’t Chelsea realize how much of a sacrifice that is?!?

We find out that Seinne had lived in California, lived in Scotsdale for 15 months and went to Yale. Arie seems very intrigued by her as she talks about how she traveled abroad in Brazil and Italy as well.

Bibiana is losing it!!! She wants time with him and is way too much in her head. She can’t handle that her boyfriend is also dating 20 other girls. When it’s her time she doesn’t want to go talk to him because it’s the end of the night and why isn’t he coming out to talk to her? I’m amazed season after season about how these girls don’t understand the rules of the game. It’s not like they’ve shaken them up over the years, it’s the same thing date after date; year after year. She storms out and tells the camera to not follow her. She slams the bathroom door shut.

Arie tells Bekah that she has a great energy and he enjoys having her around. She flirts back with him and they make out a lot, and it’s their first kiss, but we need to look away because that’s way too intimate for a first kiss on national television!

DANG ARIE!!! He fakes like he’s going to give Chelsea the rose by saying she really opened up to him and he appreciates it, but then he gives the rose to Seinne instead.

Cocktail party time! The 4 girls that didn’t get any time this week are nervous and the girls from the group date are trying to tell them they didn’t miss anything.

Bekah and Arie are talking and you can tell they are into one another. He admits that when she rolled up she was really cool and he couldn’t tell if she liked him. Then after their makeout session last night he knew she liked him and then they need to makeout some more.

Krystal comes and interrupts his time with a Lauren who didn’t get a date this week. You know Krystal hasn’t seen him in 2 days. And she annoys me because she goes “Hey baby” and kisses him. He doesn’t seem that thrilled she did it, but does let himself be stolen away. She uses the word smitten again and I can’t stand her now. She talks about how she wants to keep it between the two of them but this time it’s more annoying.

My issue with Krystal is that she’s acting like she’s above everyone else. I get that she went home to Scottsdale and feels like that’s a one-up on everyone else, but there’s a gracious way to handle yourself and then there’s this way.

Bibiana finally gets her time with Arie and wants to know more about him, because she just knows his height and basic driver’s license info. Oh and Dear lord, Krystal opens the door to where Bibiana and Arie are just beginning their conversation and I start squirming on my couch because I feel uncomfortable!

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Krystal decides to come and sit down next to Bibiana after she comes in from her 2nd time with Arie. Where the whole time she’s talking to Arie, you can tell he’s thinking she’s a stalker and crazy. Bibs let’s her have it! She doesn’t care how nice you pretend to be, you’re shady and you pulled a bad move during week 2. That’s a move you save in your back pocket for right when he’s going to the top 6 girls and hometown possibility is the next week. You aren’t building a connection at this point Krystal, in-fact you’re tearing down the connection you already had. Bibs tells her that she needs to mediate and do her lil exercise tomorrow and really think about what she’s done. Krystal there are lots of girls that are angry like Bibs, she’s just the voice, mic drop!

Rose ceremony time:

  1. Becca—pretty woman date, always on bended knee
  2. Krystal—-crazy fake girl
  3. Seinne —- super smarty pants who went to Yale and is worldly
  4. Makil—I know if she did anything this episode, but is still the wedding photographer, race car driver
  5. Jacqueline—ahhh I forgot about her! She didn’t get a date this week, but is the one who I really really liked last week. She was the one asking him real genuine questions the first night
  6. Bekah—no one is shocked by this, especially with their chemistry
  7. Jenna—wild one who waves her arms, had lil to zero screen time this episode
  8. Chelsea—-she didn’t bother me as much this week. Krystal has become my bigger villain this week, I think Chelsea is a little more real
  9. Lauren S—-no idea other than being a Lauren
  10. Tia—-from Weiner, Arkansas and is Raven’s friend
  11. Annaliese—-she annoyed me this week with the crying and drama over bumper cars and then how easy it was to turn off the waterworks
  12. Lauren B—the only thing I know about her is that Krystal interrupted their time together tonight
  13. Kendall—taxidermy
  14. Brittany—first kiss and got a concussion
  15. Ashley—-wow, I didn’t even know you were on the season. Looking at last week’s blog the ONLY thing I wrote about you was your intro “checkered flag, wants to make it to the finish” You gotta do more girl, you’re getting left way behind!
  16. Morik—mom will have to run the restaurant for another week without her
  17. Caroline—-first outta the limo and is a real estate agent
  18. Final rose goes to: Bibs! They need Bibs for the drama between her and Krystal to keep going for another week.

Going home is Valerie, girl in the yellow dress. Jenny girl in the hot pink dress and one of the Lauren’s. Ironically the only Lauren who went on a date this week is now gone. Jenny is crying and having a hard time leaving. She says goodbye to all the girls and doesn’t say anything to Arie. He goes after her and wants a hug and she wants to talk to him at least. He says he has to make tough choices and he just doesn’t see it. She’s sad about leaving, not about leaving him, but about leaving her friends and he kinda calls her out for this process being more about making friends. She says this is the first time she’s ever been broken up, and she’s 25 going on 15 with how she is handling this.

Well after this week, I’m not a fan of Annaliese really anymore, really not a fan of Krystal. Chelsea I still don’t love, but she grew on me a little bit this week. I like Bekah but don’t know if I completely trust her, could she be like Kelsey B from Farmer Chris’ season? I think my 2 favorites are Jacqueline and Becca which means they’re probably heading home soon, knowing my luck. I do have to say it seems Arie felt more comfortable this week and his sense of humor came out a little bit more. He just needs to take a deep breath and relax. He seems very high strung and nervous, which is weirdly making me more anxious as a viewer, for whatever reason. We’ll get through this together!

There is lots of tears in next week’s promo, people are not a fan of  Krystal again and we get lots of gasps and tears. Should be uber dramatic.

See ya then!
Lindsay

Arie’s Season Premiere

We’re here Bachelor Fans! We made it through Fall and the Holidays, and now we’ll have the Bachelor to get us through a Harsh winter!

I’m a little concerned with the fact that ABC has dubbed this Janu- ARIE considering how well it went last time when they tried JUAN-uary. But hey, there’s no way Arie can be the most hated Bachelor, right?!?!

How was it 5 years ago that we watched Arie get his heart broken on Emily Maynard’s season? How pathetic is it that I distinctly remember watching the finale and being absolutely shocked when Emily broke up with Arie, and chose Jef instead, plus the fact that she didn’t let Arie propose to her first, that was groundbreaking television back then folks, trust me! I was team Arie and suffice to say, I was not happy with Emily for not choosing him. I didn’t have this blog to complain to about her choice, but did as a weird result choose to start my blog that next season of the Bachelor, which was Sean’s season, who was Emily’s 3rd choice.

Also, HOLY CRAP, I’ve been blogging for 5 years?!?!?

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Alright, let’s get started with this episode. For those of you that weren’t watching the Bachelor 5 years ago, you see why we all fell in love with Arie. You see him fall in love with Emily, kiss Emily to get the reputation as the best kisser and then watch his heart get broken with the break up and then the Final Rose when we find out he went to her home after they were done filming and she didn’t read the journal he gave her.

Arie is still into racing and his second career is real estate. We get Sean, Catherine and their son Samuel into the house and give him advice. Sean is reminding him that hey, had you been ready for this 5 years ago you could have a wife and kids, but you weren’t and I was, so I won 5 years ago, but good luck buddy!

Time to meet the women in their ridiculous video packages!

  • Chelsea- 29, single mom from Portland, Maine and who’s also into Real Estate. She gets some brunch advice from her girls.
  • Caroline, 26 also a realtor- has already sold $5 million dollars within a year of being a realtor.
  • Maquel, 23: professional photographer. She really wants to be married and loves shooting weddings.
  • Nysha, 30: all about adrenaline rush, and is a nurse and says the more blood the better for her.
  • Tia, 26: Welcome to Weiner, Arkansas, she’s a physical therapist. She’s this season’s Raven, oh and as I was typing that we find out that her and Raven are really good friends, they look like they could be sisters. Raven is still dating
  • Kendall, 26: she collects taxidermy, and is a creative designer, the room that her taxidermy is in looks like a large museum lobby. She should get together with Kirk from Kirk & Carly fame, as when he was on the Bachelorette, his dad had a bunch of taxidermy.
  • Bekah, ???: why doesn’t it state her age, she’s a nanny of a 15 month old, but also into adventure and spontaneity.
  • Marikh, 27: she’s already saying that it’s going to be hard to date a guy dating other girls and pursuing instead of being pursued. She owns an Indian restaurant with her mom. She looks like a Kardashian wanna be.
  • Krystal, 29, online fitness coach: passionate about nutrition and doing exercise videos on the beach. She also volunteers for the homeless, her lil brother lives on the streets and she wants to help him but he’s not ready to be helped yet. The guards are off her heart, we need that Kasey guy who tried to guard and protect the heart of Vienna and Ali I think was the first one he wanted to guard and protect.

Harrison is here to greet Arie at the Bachelor mansion, the driveway is wet and sparkling and ready for the ladies! Harrison is calling him out for not finding love in the last 5 years, but since he fell in love with Emily 5 years ago, this is obviously where he’ll find love.

The limo pulls up and here are the girls:

  • Caroline, 26 realtor: She’s the first outta the limo, so that’s a great sign, other than the fact that she stepped on his toes. She tells him they’re both realtors and hope that after this experience “they’re both off the market” what I appreciate is that she rolls her eyes while saying this line and then admits it’s super cheesy. She’s wearing a white long gown, thinking about wedding dress already?!? And her boobs are hanging out for all to see.
  • Chelsea, 29 real estate assistant: She is playing coy I think….it takes her awhile to spit out: “there’s a lot to get to know” and that’s all. The back of her dress makes me think of a swim suit top, it looks like it crosses up at the neck and goes down to cover the side boob, but is open until the small of her back. I’m not really a fan, of both her dress or her.
  • Kendall, 26 Creative designer: She is nervous, and that’s all she says, and as she walks into the house in a sparkly dress that’s made for Barbie to wear, Arie comments on how nervous she is, in a bless her heart type of way, that doesn’t make think that’s going to be good for her.
  • Seinne, 27, Commercial Real Estate agent: she gives him elephant cufflinks, b/c elephants are her favorite animal and they represent loyalty and you know they never forget….you also won’t forget her, because you’re real concerned there’s going to be a wardrobe malfunction with her dress cut down to her naval and the ladies are clinging to the tape and you hope it sticks!
  • Tia, 26, Physical Therapist: Raven’s twin decides to introduce herself by giving him a little weiner and goes with the sexual innuendo joke about hoping he doesn’t already have one

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  • Bibiana, 30, Executive Assistant: He has her heart racing, the first of many racing puns. She tells the camera that her baby would have beautiful blue eyes like him, so she thinks the intro went real well.
  • Bri, 25, Sports Reporter: She throws him a softball and he catches it and she acts shocked that he caught it.
  • Jenny, 25, Graphic Designer: she’s cute and he’s beautiful
  • Brittane J, 27: don’t put a bumper sticker on a Ferrari but what about an Arie, and then proceeds to put a “Nice Butt” bumper sticker on his butt.
  • Jacqueline, 26, Research Coordinator: he just needs to stand there and look pretty
  • Krystal, 29, Fitness: when she gets out of the limo she gets the fancy piano music, which makes me think she’s going to make it far. That could be a lie, but the fancy music normally doesn’t lie. He puts his hand on his heart, closes his eye and takes a moment to feel grateful for everything and in this moment they’re ready for the journey to begin. As she walks away, he takes another deep breath and under his breath mutters about how he needed that.
  • Nysha, 30, nurse:  nothing other than a hug
  • Valerie, 25, Server: in a long yellow dress where we just see Arie twirl her around
  • Bekah: she may be young but she can still appreciate something classic and pulls up in a convertible. She has the pixie cut that will certainly make her stand out with all the long hair.
  • Jenna 28, Social Media Manager: she’s super expressive with her arms and hands, like way too much, which is saying something since I can take flight with how much my hands move. As she walks away Arie comments on how pretty she is, so the fact that he almost got knocked out doesn’t bother him.
  • Jessica, 26, television host: “LOOK AT YOU!” Probably not a great genuine response, and unfortunately she gives him a gratitude rock, too bad it wasn’t as well planned out as Chelsea’s gratitude moment, but good try.
  • Marikh, 27 restaurant owner: she uses a lot of dfrnt spices but is ready for some salt and pepper in her life……exactly what a guy with salt and pepper hair at 36 wants to hear I’m sure.
  • Olivia, 23, marketing associate: She saw him on Emily’s season and adored him
  • Becca K, 27, publicist: makes him close his eyes, bend his left knee and gives him a ring box and repeat after her “Rebecca Jill are you ready to do the damn thing?” She doesn’t do it in a creepy way, it seems like a joke and like she has a good sense of humor and realizes she had to do it.
  • Lauren S, 31, social media manager: she’s nervous now, glad it’s him and he loves her energy. She has the LBD, but her top is a bikini top, that ties in the middle and then there’s a sliver that shows the underboob and the rest of the dress. Where do these girls shop and find these outfits?!?
  • Lauren J, 33, Recent Masters Graduate: nervous, gave him some Mardi Gras beads and made him guess where she was from, not New Orleans, a small town in Louisiana.
  • Lauren B, 25, Tech Salesperson: she’s another Lauren
  • Lauren G, 26, Executive Recruiter: she knows he just met another Lauren
  • Ashley 25, Real estate: she gives him a checkered flag and she hopes she’s first at the finish line.
  • Brittany T, 30, Tech Recruiter: she attempts to speak Dutch to him, but butchers it
  • Amber, 29 Business Owners: she owns a spray tanning company and says “I’ve seen a lot of ***** and let’s hope you’re not one. He doesn’t know what to do with that, other than laugh uncomfortably.
  • Ali, 27 personal stylist: She makes him smell her armpits and ask him if that’s the best pit stop of his life
  • Annaliese, 32, Event Designer: comes in with a mask over her eyes and says she heard he was the kissing bandit.
  • Maquel, 23, photographer: gets to come up in a race car, with a driver, takes off her helmet and is able to whip out her hair and look like a girl in any Bond movie ever.

Alright, we’ve got 29 beautiful women all there for Arie and he’s already feeling chemistry and don’t forget there is a First Impression rose. He comes in and they all start yelling and cheering, I would so not be that person. No wooing for me!

Chelsea grabs Arie first, and Arie tells her that she seems very mysterious and he is curious about her. Arie is intrigued by her, but look through her Arie! She admits that she just took her real estate test and she is going to be the pot stirrer!

I really like Jacqueline! She gave me nothing at the limos, but in her one on one time, she actually has a conversation with him and asks him why he came back, why will it work this time, why hasn’t it worked in real life. It’s a meaningful conversation, that she admits she wouldn’t be asking these questions in real life 5 mins after meeting someone, but I’m glad she’s doing it now. It shows she cares, but also that she’s skeptical of this process and wants to make sure it’s worth her time as well.

Brittany T, grabs him and they have tiny kid race cars and Arie’s car is so much faster than hers, but he lets her win because her terms were if she won, she’d get to kiss him. She talks about how soft his lips are and then like you would at any junior high sleepover when you and your friends are all crushing on the same boy, you’d be telling your story and then slyly talk about how he kissed you first before any the rest of his girlfriends….and that Brittany is putting a target on your back. These aren’t your real friends sweetie, they don’t want you to end up with the guy.

Jenna, whom you’ll notice I said talks with her hands way too much and almost hit him, he finally sees what I’m saying. He says Jenna is a lil wild, she’s on the couch, she’s on the ground trying to give him a foot massage, she’s on the couch again. She’s throwing her arms over, throwing her head around. She may be high or drunk and all over the place and Arie is intrigued and wants to keep her around to see what she is like.

Annaliese is not a nickname person, do not call her Anna! She could go by the kissing bandit, since he kinda was and she’s looking for the passion and physical chemistry because that was lacking in her last relationship.

Harrison walks in with the first impression rose and he gets an ovation from the girls, since this is the first they’re seeing of him and then they realize the implications of the rose and they aren’t as excited to see Harrison. Girls are now showing no mercy.

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Chelsea comes back for round 2, even though some girls haven’t had 1 chance with him yet. She needs to go in for the kiss since Brittany already got a kiss and she goes and tells the girls that she went to Arie for a second round and he’s still the same charming guy from an hour ago, so that’s good news.

Bekah asks Arie to tell her 3 things that make him excited to be alive and they have a good conversation. I like Bekah, but she is a pot stirer as well which makes me sad because I want to like her so bad, but she’s more into drama than the girls I typically cheer for.

First impression rose goes to Chelsea and Arie wants her to open up and share more info with him.

Rose ceremony time!

  1. Chelsea—First Impression Rose
  2. Becca K—bended knee
  3. Marikh—Indian restaurant with mom
  4. Kendall—Barbie dress
  5. Lauren G-
  6. Krystal—I like Krystal she does have a soothing voice, but needs to speak up more!
  7. Bekah pixie girl
  8. Lauren S
  9. Seinne—-well the tape held up and the girls stayed in
  10. Caroline
  11. Brittany T—good thing the first kiss girl got the rose
  12. Bibiana—she says to the camera, come on boo say my name already
  13. Annaliese—not Anna, kissing bandit gets the rose
  14. Jenna—she’s a wild one who didn’t wave her arms around getting the rose this time
  15. Valerie—bright yellow dress
  16. Jacqueline—-she is my favorite, I think!
  17. Jenny—-I loved Jenny’s pink dress and she drew a photo of Arie he liked
  18. Lauren B
  19. Ashley
  20. Tia—-Raven’s twin sister
  21. Final rose goes to: Maquel, the girl who showed up in the racecar and stole him from Chelsea the first time.

Armpit girl, television host who’s dad had met Arie before, Amber who owns the spray tan business and has seen a bunch of **** and 5 other girls are going home. Sorry girls, maybe you can be on Paradise next summer!

My guess for who the final 4 will be are:

  1. Bekah
  2. Jacqueline
  3. Chelsea
  4. Krystal

Let’s buckle in for what will surely be a dramatic, bumpy ride 🙂

See you next week!
Lindsay

Rachel’s Finale

Alright, we’re doing something we’ve never done before, we’re going to have the live show with Chris Harrison walking us through what’s going on our screens with a special guest….we have Rachel and her boobs! Her girls are on full display and look like they aren’t being held in by anything. She’s in a skin-tight dress that doesn’t look like it’ll be comfortable to sit in, let alone sit there for 3 hours.

Before we can jump in, we hear that our old douchebag Bachelor Juan Pablo is now married, so that gives me hope, if he can get married, there has to be a guy out there for me, as JP says “Ettttss oooookay”

Finally, we’re getting back to where we were 2 weeks ago. Remember how we were left with a “To be Continued” before the Finale…this is the first finale we’ve had with 3 guys going into it an will have 2 rose ceremonies.

We have Rachel and Peter that are at the crossroads of him not knowing if he’s ready to propose at the end of this or not. She cries, he’s in a way happy to see her cry because it shows she cares for him. They are going to just keep forgetting the fact that neither of them are going to bend on this very important topic, and will go ahead and forgo their individual rooms and go to the fantasy suite. We see them the next morning and they’re happy and cheesy and talk about how their night together made everything better and after seeing Peter shirtless, I could see why.

Dear Lord, I forgot that Bryan still has his overnight date to go….he greets Rachel and has his button down shirt basically only covering his naval and that’s about it. He’s pulling a full David Hasselhoff here. They get to do a winery thing like Peter & her did. They are sitting there, and Bryan is attempting to talk to her and he is such a player. He’s saying all the right things, but she’s not giving him a whole lot to go off of, so it just shows that he knows what to say and how to say it, but I still don’t buy it.

We know have Chris & Rach talking in real time and Rach is talking about how Peter has a way of getting in her mind that the other guys don’t have. She’s not able to compartmentalize her relationship with him, like she can with the other guys. That my dear, tells me all I need to know…you should choose Peter, but we all know you’re going to go with the attractive, player safe pick Bryan.

Believe it or not, Bryan and Rachel decide to forgo their individual rooms and go to the fantasy suite.

Rachel tells Chris Harrison on the “live” show that the overnight dates were so important because she had a list of questions in true lawyer fashion that she wanted to ask the guys. Questions she still had, questions her family had, thanks to Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher she was asking about credit scores and background checks, which I’m sure Mila & Ashton are so thankful that she took their advice, for those of you that don’t remember they told us that the guy who Rachel ends up with, is not on their group date and they were correct! Here are the guys who were on that date, non of our final 3

  1. Dean—smiley guy (once you go black you never go back)
  2. Jack—Jack Stock lawyer
  3. Jon—tickle monster
  4. Blake—aspiring drummer who talked about all the sex he gets and how “BIG” he is
  5. Iggy—the running commentator of the season
  6. Kenny—-pro-wrestler who has the adorable daughter
  7. Fred—she was his camp counselor
  8. Lucas—-WaBooom

Alright, Rose Ceremony time and dear Lord this is a real unfortunate choice of an outfit for Rachel. The orange dress is fine, but then there are large sequins or clips or something all down the arms that do not look comfortable at all.

  1. Bryan gets the first rose and no one should be shocked by that
  2. Peter gets the second rose, the guy that Rachel thinks is ready for marriage even though he doesn’t think he is

She says that Eric is not ready for marriage even though he says he is. Eric is such a gentleman and my heart breaks for him. He has grown up so much on this show and has opened up to all the experiences that life is offering him. He is going to make some girl a very lucky lady and is going to have a better life and give his future kids a better life than he ever had. There is no bitterness or hate at all in his goodbye. Also, there’s not really tears from either of them. Eric is sad, but still Eric about it.

Harrison tells us that everyone in the room was shocked that Eric went home, were people really shocked by this?!? I think you could always tell it was going to be Peter & Bryan as the final 2, you know it from the lazy editing job this season.

Since Eric wasn’t able to be on the Men Tell All, we get him to come out now and talk with Rachel on the couch with Harrison now. He has grown out a full beard. He asks how she’s doing, how her heart is, if her heart is happy. He talks about how tough it was to hear that Rachel loved him, but then he had to leave right away. He was locked in and ready to propose and was ready. Their progression was good, but there was her relationships with the other guys. Goodbye Eric, I enjoyed watching you dance into our hearts during the Bachelor finale and here you are on the Bachelorette finale, you did it!

Bryan gets the first final date. Him & Rach are going to go on a hot air balloon ride where they can look at scenery and make out. During their night portion of the date, Rach talks about how he’s been the most constant/consistent guy and he says all the right things at the right time, but I STILL do not believe him. What meaningful conversation have they had?!? Is he movin to Dallas? What are they gonna do? He gave her a Spanish/English dictionary, that’s just words for them, pretty sure we have wine, bikini, hot-tub, rose and kiss in there and  that’s all they need.

Peter gets the first one-on-one date of the season as well as the last one-on-one date of the season. Rachel & Peter are going to explore a monastery for their final date in the mountains and just enjoy the beauty. This is something that they are both enjoying and I really do not think Bryan would enjoy this at all, it’s not flashy enough for him.

They have a conversation with a monk, where he is trying to reassure them that they shouldn’t break up over a little thing. Peter talks about how engagement and marriage are forever.

We have to have the engagement talk again and Peter talks about their future and what their life could look like. Peter has no fear of marriage and looks forward to in life. Marriage doesn’t scare him, but multiple marriages or proposals scares him. He’s willing to give you a commitment Rach, but he wants you to give him a commitment too. You’re the one holding all the cards here, and he has no idea where he stands with you.

I think it’s commendable for Peter to be so honest and refreshing in his views and values. He’s not going to propose because ABC and Neil Lane want him to, he wants to know that the girl he’s proposing to is only dating him and they’ve been together for longer than what 72 hours total over a 7 week process with 29 other guys and I love him for this!

Rachel tells us in her interview that she was very vocal about needing a proposal….so basically she wants to bully him into a proposal though she knows where he stands. I’m confused, he’s been very open and honest in his thoughts, so I don’t know why she thinks he’ll just change his mind here when you haven’t gotten rid of Bryan and given him a reason to change his mind.

Peter tells her that he loves her, and that has been reaffirmed today, he does love her and wants to stay with her and not say goodbye, but he’s not ready to propose to her tomorrow. She is angry and confused at him, because he’ll fantasize their life together, but she is angry he won’t take the steps right now. At this point, she’s selling out for everything just to get the proposal. She doesn’t care how she feels about someone, as long as she leaves here with a ring. Without a ring, she “lost” and it would be a failure. Peter is laying it all out there and being so honest and holding onto his values and she wants him to compromise them.

Peter throws it back at her and asks if right here right now can she answer the question that he’s the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. She’s crying and looks over to the side where the camera/producers/interns are all at and tells him she can’t answer that right now. He asks why not and is cryin and she says she can’t….and that ladies and gentleman is where I’m on #TeamPeter, why does he have to lay it all out there and not get anything back…and with my favorite Bachelor Ben Higgins breaking the rules and telling 2 girls he loves them during the show, I know Rachel could break the rules, but she is choosing not to do so.

Peter tells her that he wants to propose when it is the correct time, however he would sacrifice that and propose to her tomorrow, if she chooses him, he’ll choose her! That’s what she wants….but now she’s all mad and saying that she doesn’t want him to feel pressured into doing this, yet that’s exactly what she’s been doing all day and there’s no way to come back from this, so they end up breaking up, though you can tell neither one of them wants to do this and they’re both devastated by it.

My favorite line that he threw out was that she can find someone else and “enjoy a mediocre life.” He will give her the world. Peter also tells her that she thinks they are both going to regret their decisions, and she knows where she can find him if that is the case. He helps her with her coat and they hold hands to the door, hug it out, kiss it out and both are very distraught over this…..the way she kisses him goodbye tells me she loves him, she keeps kissing him, says she can’t say goodbye and runs into his arms again. This my friends is the love she’s looking for, but she’s going for the safe choice in Bryan and in a season that I’ve loved every move Rachel has made, this is her biggest mistake and one I saw coming for weeks and it still breaks my heart it came to this….she’s sobbing walking away, Peter rips off his sweatshirt and is sitting on a dresser in a white tee, also crying, and whispers to himself “what’s wrong with me” and I’m done….that is a heartbreaker. NOTHING is wrong with you Peter!!!!

Harrison is now live with Rachel in the studio and Harrison tells us that he’s seen lots of breakups in the last 16 years, but that was a doozy. She gets pretty defensive and angry at Peter for not wanting to build a future with her. Harrison points out that they didn’t actually say goodbye and he isn’t sure it was a breakup. The kiss, the tears and she cried her eyelashes off and Peter has been watching this backstage and they are going to talk.

Rachel tells us she’s not ready to talk to him, which again points out to me that he’s the one she should’ve ended up with, but then again how often have they chosen who I’d choose, but maybe that’s why they break up so often!

Peter comes out to a big ovation, he hugs Rachel and looks real uncomfortable. You can tell that she has shut down her emotions and has her guard WAY up. Peter is emotional and honest yet again. Rachel is in lawyer mode and is going in for the kill by telling us how confused she was, and we’re rehashing everything that we just saw on our television screen that ended with both of them in tears and breaking up.

Rachel talks about how the editing made it seem that everything was about them not proposing, since she rehashed that part the first time she sees him in 3 months, it makes me think that is the focal point of their relationship. Rachel seems bitter and scorned about this all even now.

Peter really points out how little time they had together. They had their first one-on-one, then he got the last one-on-one before hometowns, then it was hometowns, then it was meeting her family and this overnight date and then the last date they broke up on, when it’s actually spelled out like that, dear Lord no wonder he wasn’t ready to propose!

He wishes he could’ve gotten out of his head more. Rachel argues that and how he thinks and talks about how great it was for him to go at his own pace and then she tries to ruin his chances to be the Bachelor because she doesn’t want to have to watch him on her television screen courting 30 girls and dating 30 girls, and if you don’t think that’s why she’s trying to shut it down, then I’d love to know your thoughts.

Peter talks about watching their break-up and being upset backstage and he comes out and feels attacked, but doesn’t say it angrily, but Lawyer Rachel is out and wants to know why he feels attacked, she didn’t attack him….though everything is his fault and he should’ve known better than to waste her time. He said he doesn’t want to talk about how he feels attacked. He still has feelings for Rachel and he wouldn’t want to change anything about their break-up night because they each stayed true to what they were thinking and feeling.

Peter gets the final words by saying thank you and he was skeptical of the process but he could get feelings and wishes her nothing but the best, and wants happiness for her (and wants to be the next Bachelor 🙂 —- or maybe that wasn’t explicitly said, but was there in the subtext).

Alright, let’s finish this season! We have Neil Lane and Bryan the player picking out a ring. We got Rachel getting dressed up in the gown, and she’s still emotional about saying goodbye to Peter in her interview right before Bryan gets out of the limo by saying this may be too soon after the emotion of last night, exactly what every guy wants his fiance to say!

Bryan goes up on top of this hill to meet Rachel and pretty sure there is a tornado/hurricane winds that are greeting them. I don’t know if you believe in bad omens, but the way the winds are going makes it seem that this may not be the best thing. I don’t know why Rachel even did her hair because it’s too wind-swept. We’re not going to be able to hear what he’s saying to her in her proposal because of the wind…..except he did use the words “Chemistry bomb” in his proposal….dear future fiance, do NOT use the word Chemistry bomb when you’re proposing to me, unless you want to make me laugh at you, because there is no way I could hold it together. I also promise I will not use the words “my heart has never been as conflicted as it has this week” and that “I have to do some soul searching before saying yes.” How come the only thing we can hear clearly of this proposal is there lips smacking as they’re kissing?!? I hope that we don’t have to hear this on the Bachelor next season.

Bryan gets on his knee, she freaks, comments multiple times on how pretty the ring is and this just points out again how she was after the ring this whole time, not the man and then keeps yelling out “we’re engaged” Bryan got her first rose and will get her last rose.

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Bryan re-proposes to her on the After the Final Rose. And now we get the cliche response of how tough it was for them to be apart these last 3 months but they’re both so happy to be able to be seen in public. They want to bring their lives together but they don’t know where they’re gonna live, you know there are 3 cities for them to choose from, Dallas, Miami and now we get to see Bryan craving the lime-light and wanting them to move to Los Angeles…..interesting…..and believe it or not no wedding date has been set. Rachel wants a winter wedding, they aren’t rushing which makes it seem it’s not gonna be this winter, but maybe winter 2019.

We’ve got Bachelor in Paradise starting next Monday, we’ll see if I end up blogging it or not, it looks like it will be quite dramatic!

Alright, we made it through Rachel’s season and while I’m happy with her, I wish she would’ve chosen Peter, but understand why she felt she needed to choose Bryan. Here’s hoping they prove me wrong and make it and that Peter will be our next Bachelor!

Until next time!
Lindsay