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:
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”
- Becca K—-pretty woman date
- Seinne—-intelligent Harvard grad
- Bekah—-missing 22 year old pixie cut
- Tia—–girl from the South that I like, Raven’s good friend
- Chelsea——single mom
- 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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
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!
- Bekah M has the group date rose
- Kendall has the rose from the 2 on 1
- Lauren B has the rose from the first 1 on 1
- Jacqueline has the second 1 on 1 rose
- Tia—-I think she’s making it to the final 3
- Seinne—-he keeps another intelligent woman
- 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!