Bachelor Winter Games Fantasy Points- Episode #1

As Chris Harrison put it, the first episode of The Bachelor Winter Games was truly a revolutionary demonstration of unity and love. ABC has finally broken away from its cookie cutter format, resulting in some exquisite television. Note that 3 of the 4 budding relationships are between contestants of different nationalities. And that survivor twist at he end was everything Bachelor Nation has been hoping for!

Here are the Bachelor Winter Games Fantasy Points for Episode #1. If you need a refresher, you can find the Points Categories here.

Ally 100
Falling down in the snow 10
Opting out or quitting a challenge 10
Receiving medical attention 20
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Discussing cultural norms 10
Ashley 60
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Crying (must see actual tears) 20
Saying “vulnerable” 10
Ben 30
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Benoit 50
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Bibiana 70
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Going on a date – different nationality 20
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Christian 40
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Clare 60
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Courtney 60
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Discussing cultural norms 10
Dean 50
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – same nationality 10
Eric 5
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Jamey 5
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Jenny 30
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Josiah 70
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Discussing cultural norms 10
Kevin 90
Winning a challenge 20
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Going on a date – different nationality 20
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Laura 25
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Crying (must see actual tears) 20
Lauren 35
Falling down in the snow 10
Receiving medical attention 20
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Lesley 50
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – same nationality 10
Lily 50
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Luke 100
Falling down in the snow 10
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Going on a date – different nationality 20
Sitting by a fire 10
Sharing a blanket 10
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Michael 30
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Nastassia 30
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Rebecca 110
Winning a challenge 20
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Going on a date – different nationality 20
Sitting by a fire 10
Sharing a blanket 10
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing a contestant – different nationality 20
Tiffany 30
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Yuki 60
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Receiving a rose 25
Discussing cultural norms 10
Crying (must see actual tears) 20
Zoe 25
Wearing patriotic clothing 5
Crying (must see actual tears) 20

Bachelor Winter Games Cast

We are less than a week away from the Bachelor Winter Games premiere date – February 13th! ABC posted the original cast on their website in January. Check it out here to see a list of the contestants with photos. This leaves us with 12 men and 14 women. All the confirmed contestants are listed below, so you can use this list for your drafts. Check out our How to Play page for suggestions on how to administer your drafts. We’ll be posting the points for each contestant on the site each week, so check back after each episode to score for your league! Get excited, nothing goes together like athletics and the Bachelor!

MEN

Ben Higgins (Kaitlin’s Bachelorette season, Bachelor)

Dean (Rachel’s Bachelorette season)

Eric (Rachael’s Bachelorette season)

Jamey (Rachael’s Bachelorette season)

Josiah (Rachael’s Bachelorette season)

Luke (Jojo’s Bachelorette season)

Michael (Desiree Hartsock’s Bachelorette season)

Benoit (Canada Bachelorette season 1)

Christian (Switzerland & Germany Bachelorette season 1)

Courtney (Australia Bachelorette season 2)

Jordan (New Zealand Bachelorette season 2)

Kevin (Canada Bachelorette season 1)

WOMEN

Ashely I (Chris Soules Bachelor season)

Clare (Juan Pablo’s Bachelor season)

Lesley (Sean Lowe’s Bachelor season)

Bibiana (Arie’s Bachelor season)

Lauren G (Arie’s Bachelor season)

Ally (New Zealand Bachelor season 3)

Jenny (Finland Bachelor season 1)

Laura (United Kingdom Bachelor season 1)

Lily (New Zealand Bachelor season 3)

Nastassia (Sweden Bachelor season 3)

Rebecca (Sweden Bachelor season 3)

Tiffany (Australia Bachelor season 4)

Yuki (Japan Bachelor season 1)

Zoe (China Bachelor season 1)

Bachelor Fantasy Points – Episode #6

Four dates this week means lots of points to be awarded! We saw 2 one on ones, a group date, and a two on one date tonight! To all of our enjoyment, Arie was right last week in that they indeed were having their last fight, because Krystal is GONE! But don’t worry if Krystal is on your team, she scored plenty of points this week as usual.

The Bachelor Krystal Last Fight

Judgement calls (if you don’t agree, award points for your league accordingly):

  • The crying points are subjective as usual. In the end, crying points were awarded to Jenna, Chelsea, Lauren B, and Krystal
  • It looked like Tia wore 2 different outfits during the group date, and was blurred in both outfits. So having a body part blurred points were only awarded to Tia and Becca K

Honorable Mention – Favorite moments of the night that didn’t necessarily earn points:

  • Seinne for being fantastic as usual, but mostly for showing us her French speaking skills
  • Kendall for continuously using correct grammar in saying “Arie’s and my” rather than “Arie and I’s”
  • Arie for really showing up this episode. We saw empathy, learned some personal information, and got some good TV out of him this week!
  • Kendall for dropping this wisdom on Krystal

The Bachelor Kendall Krystal Gif You're Imperfect. Isn't that amazing

Download an updated spreadsheet with this week’s points here:

My Bachelor Fantasy Scoring Template- Arie Episode #6

Becca K 50
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Being called last during rose ceremony 5
Having body part (other than mouth) blurred 10
Bekah M 95
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Receiving group date rose (in addition to regular rose points) 25
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Weekly Bonus Category: Being Called Amazing 10
Chelsea 45
Attending group date 10
Reading a date card 5
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Weekly Bonus Category: Being Called Amazing 10
Jacqueline 65
Attending One on One 25
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Jenna 30
Attending group date 10
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Kendall 70
Attending Two on One 30
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Krystal 80
Attending Two on One 30
Consuming food 10
Reading a date card 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Lauren B 105
Attending One on One 25
Receiving a rose 25
Riding on boat 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Weekly Bonus Category: Being Called Amazing 10
Seinne 55
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Tia 55
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Reading a date card 5
Having body part (other than mouth) blurred 10

Season Totals:

Contestant This Week Grand Total
Annaliese 0 100
Ashley 0 115
Becca K 50 300
Bekah M 95 375
Bibiana 0 90
Brittany 0 130
Caroline 0 165
Chelsea 45 295
Jacqueline 65 225
Jenna 30 215
Jenny 0 25
Kendall 70 295
Krystal 80 430
Lauren B 105 335
Lauren G 0 10
Lauren S 0 105
Maquel 0 145
Marikh 0 150
Seinne 55 295
Tia 55 390
Valerie 0 10

Bachelor Fantasy Points – Episode #5

Hey there Bachelor aficionados! We had a bit of a low scoring episode this week, but never fear, it definitely wasn’t lacking in content! We saw a yacht date with Chelsea, some seriously woo-girl behavior during the group bowling date, a Krystal meltdown, and the first L bomb of the season!

Judgement calls (if you don’t agree, award points for your league accordingly):

  • This week we subtracted the 40 points awarded to Maquel last week for leaving the show on her own accord
  • Krystal seemed a little drunk during the group date, but her behavior is so erratic we couldn’t be sure, so didn’t award points. Jenna also seemed drunk, but I think we’re all learning this is just Jenna (and we love her for it!) so no points
  •  Lots of girls were standing around the food table during the group date, but the only girls we see actually chewing were Krystal and Maquel, so those two plus Tia received points for eating

Honorable Mention – Favorite moments of the night that didn’t necessarily earn points:

  • Arie totally giving up on Chelsea’s attempt at a titanic reenactment

Chelsea Titanic Bachelor

  • Kendall explaining to Arie that she is glad the show is forcing them to take their relationship slower
  • Arie to Krystal: “I think you should stay up here tonight. I’m going to go down and hang with them. Know that I’m not happy about it. And I’ll see you in a few days.”
  • Tia: “I’ve been waiting for you to push me up against something”
  • Krystal: “Aww we’re having our first fight!” Arie: “It could be our last fight.”

The Bachelor Krystal Last Fight

  • Jenna being Jenna. And highlighting how all the girls are feeling during this rose ceremony

Jenna Bachelor Nervous Top Feeling

  • Krystal: “I just honestly feel like a lot of the girls here don’t operate, like, at my level. And I’m tired of lowering myself to try to stoop to theirs. Like I’m done. Done. That was glitter. Glitter.”

Krystal Glitter The Bachelor

Download an updated spreadsheet with this week’s points here:

My Bachelor Fantasy Scoring Template- Arie Episode #5

Ashley 10
Attending group date 10
Becca K 65
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Bekah M 50
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Chelsea 85
Attending One on One date 25
Receiving a rose 25
Attending a concert 10
Riding on boat 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Jacqueline 60
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Jenna 45
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Kendall 70
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Saying “I’m here for ‘Bachelor(ette)’s name’” or ”I’m here for you/him/her” 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Lauren B 75
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Receiving group date rose (in addition to regular rose points) 25
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Maquel -10
Attending group date 10
Consuming food 10
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Leaving show on own accord -40
Marikh 10
Attending group date 10
Seinne 40
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Reading a date card 5
Tia 110
Attending One on One date 25
Receiving a rose 25
Riding on boat 10
Consuming food 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Saying “I’m (falling in) love with you” to Bachelor(ette) (may be preceded by “I think I’m”, but must include the word love) 25
Contestant This Week Grand Total
Annaliese 0 100
Ashley 10 115
Becca K 65 250
Bekah M 50 280
Bibiana 0 90
Brittany 0 130
Caroline 0 165
Chelsea 85 250
Jacqueline 60 160
Jenna 45 185
Jenny 0 25
Kendall 70 225
Krystal 65 350
Lauren B 75 230
Lauren G 0 10
Lauren S 0 105
Maquel -10 145
Marikh 10 150
Seinne 40 240
Tia 110 335
Valerie 0 10

 

 

Bachelor Recap – Arie Episode #5

Happy Bachelor Monday everyone! This week’s episode had it all: private yachts,  unfriendly competition, a Krystal time out, and deep fried corn on the cob! Honestly, what more could we ask for?

We start out the episode with Arie and the girls explaining how Ft. Lauderdale is the perfect place to fall in love. Not convinced over here, but I commend them for putting in their best effort. The first date of the week is a one on one with Chelsea. They spend the day on a giant yacht, make out on jet skis, and attempt a pretty sad titanic reenactment. Based on Arie’s commitment level to Chelsea in this shot, I’d say there’s no hope:

Chelsea Titanic Bachelor

The dinner portion of the date is in an old car museum. Chelsea gets pretty deep, explaining how she fell for her ex and started a family at such a young age, as well as pain she went through during the falling out. Props to Chelsea for laying it all out there. She was relatable and really pulled at our heartstrings. Best news of all for Chelsea, Arie didn’t touch his food! She gets the rose, then they proceed to the customary after dinner concert for dancing with rose in hand. I’m much more likely to root for Chelsea after this date, so I’m interested to see if ABC really puts her in the villain role later in the season.

Next we move onto a bowling group date. Considering how much time they spent describing why Ft. Lauderdale was such a great place to fall in love, couldn’t they have thought of anything better than bowling? This is, however, quite an entertaining date including:

  • A seriously disturbing opening scene from Arie
  • Matching team bowling shirts which, of course, the girls all tied into crop tops
  • Uncustomary mid-date eating and (gasp!) beer drinking
  • A typical-for-Jenna “Is she drunk” “No, I think that’s just her” moment
  • Heated competition to continue on to the evening portion of the date

Arie Bowling Lick

The blue team (Krystal, Becca K, Maquel, Jenna, Jacqueline) win, and get to continue to the evening without the pink team (Bekah M, Seinne, Kendall, Ashley, Marikh, Lauren B) as their reward. Or so they think. In typical Bachelor manner, Arie feels bad sending the pink team home, and decides to let all the ladies come to the party.  This decision goes over well with all the girls except for one. On the bus back to the hotel, Krystal threw a tantrum and said some very unkind things about Arie (so the girls say – this was not filmed). She still appears enraged when they get back to the hotel to get ready for the rest of the date, yelling at the crew to take her mic off. The rest of the girls seem disturbed that Krystal is so angry and was so set off by a decision that, to everyone who has ever watched The Bachelor before, was the obvious ending to this group date. She decides to pout in the hotel room and skip the rest of the date, stating that she’s not hiding in her room, but rather “investing in herself”.

When Arie realizes Krystal is absent, he does what every good enabler does in this situation: goes upstairs to check on her. This decision was concerning, but Arie’s reaction to Krystal skipping the date was stern and unsympathetic. This was refreshing and was one of my favorite Arie moments of the season. Finally, after weeks of enabling her by confirming the other girls are just jealous of her, he brings her back to reality. Also, I think Arie will be a great father and has great potential for disciplining children after this quote: “I think you should stay up here tonight. I’m going to go down and hang with them. Know that I’m not happy about it. And I’ll see you in a few days.” Drop that mic, Arie! Krystal later proceeds to come down to the date long enough to fight with the girls, but not long enough for Arie to notice her.

We get an entertaining game of 20 questions with Lauren B (she likes coconut milk in her coffee and Arie likes his with cream and sugar). Kendall explains to Arie that being on the show is good for her because it’s forcing her to take the relationship slower. Yes, slower. And Arie continues to freak out about whether or not Bekah M will break his heart. We end the night with Lauren B accepting the group date rose.

The last date of the week is a one on one with Tia. This date is full of cringey country girl stereotypes, but Tia seems to roll with it like a champ. They go on a boat ride through the everglades, meet an eccentric old man who rebuilt his house in the swamp after a fire, and eat several deep fried delicacies (including fried corn on the cob). Tia really leans into the date, explaining to Arie how frog gigging works. The dinner portion of the date gets serious, and it seems that Tia has caught the feels for Arie more than anyone. She explains that she isn’t just the girl from Weiner, but she’s a Doctor (physical therapy) and lives in Little Rock now. Props to Tia for talking herself up for 7 years of school and her doctorate, you go girl! She also brought up the religion topic, but didn’t seem phased when she discovered he “doesn’t believe in a higher power”. She also really goes for it in telling Arie that she is falling in love with him (first “love” expression of the season!). He seems into it, but not that into it. Jury’s still out on whether she’ll make it to the final 3.

The episode ends with a dramatic cocktail party and (thanks again ABC!) rose ceremony. Krystal requests that, instead of attacking her in a group setting, the girls confront her about the bowling situation individually. The girls oblige, Bekah K really puts her in her place, and the wrath of Hurricane Krystal strengthens! Krystal’s angriest quote of the night: “I just honestly feel like a lot of the girls here don’t operate, like, at my level. And I’m tired of lowering myself to try to stoop to theirs. Like I’m done. Done. That was glitter. Glitter.”

Krystal Glitter The Bachelor

Ok Krystal, you’re the crazy one, we get it. She gets another stern talking to from Arie at the cocktail party, but will not be discouraged!

The Bachelor Krystal Last Fight

We also see a great conversation between Jacqueline and Arie during the cocktail party (she’s a sleeper pick, I’ve been trying to tell you guys!). Everyone is nervous at the rose ceremony, especially Jenna!

Jenna Bachelor Nervous Top Feeling

In the end, Krystal is called last, and Ashley, Maquel, and Marikh are sent home. Can’t wait to see Hurricane Krystal cross the Atlantic next week to Paris!

What was your favorite quote of the night? Any other super gif-able moments I missed? Let me know in the comments!

 

Bachelor Fantasy Points – Episode #4

Welcome everyone! We had quite the high scoring episode with plenty of entertainment this week! After this episode, I’m very hopeful for the trajectory of the rest of the season! Highest scorer this week was Tia! She pulled out a spectacular performance on the group date, managing to appear quite drunk, have an emotional breakdown with Arie, and still get the group date rose. You go girl! We also saw high scores for Bekah and Seinne thanks to their one on one dates, and of course lots of points for Krystal… for being Krystal.

Judgement calls (if you disagree, score for your league accordingly):

  • Maquel was awarded points for leaving on her own accord. Another girl mentioned that she might come back? If so, we’ll adjust accordingly
  • It looked like many girls were interested in eating the worms on the group date, but only ones who obviously participated were Kendall and Tia. You could question whether or not worms count as food but hey, we were feeling generous
  • Wildcard points this week were for straddling. Though we didn’t see explicit straddling, it’s safe to say that straddling was involved in order for Bekah and Arie to be so close in the hot tub

Honorable mention- Favorite moments of the night that didn’t necessarily earn points:

  • Chelsea for impersonation of Krystal AND glam shaming Marikh. Also, Marikh for making #glamshaming a thing.
  • Tia and Caroline pretending to be a couple in the hot tub
  • Krystal for referring to herself as flawless
  • Seinne for actually being flawless

Download an updated spreadsheet with this week’s points here:

My Bachelor Fantasy Scoring Template- Arie Episode #4

Ashley 40
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Becca K 45
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Reading a date card 5
Bekah M 95
Attending One on One 25
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Hugging bachelor(ette) with running start 10
Reading a date card 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Weekly Bonus Category: Straddling Arie 15
Brittany 35
Attending group date 10
Hot tubbing 5
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Caroline 50
Attending group date 10
Hot tubbing 5
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Chelsea 40
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Jacqueline 40
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Jenna 40
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Kendall 75
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Consuming food 10
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Krystal 95
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Being called last during rose ceremony 5
Hot tubbing 5
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Saying the word “vulnerable” 5
Saying “I’m here for ‘Bachelor(ette)’s name’” or ”I’m here for you/him/her” 10
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Lauren B 70
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Saying the word “vulnerable” 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Maquel 75
Mentioning a deceased loved one 15
Crying (must see tears fall from eyes or very obvious crying) 20
Leaving show on own accord 40
Marikh 55
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Hot tubbing 5
Mentioning a deceased loved one 15
Seinne 95
Attending One on One 25
Receiving a rose 25
Attending a concert 10
Being attached to a harness 10
Riding on boat 10
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Tia 120
Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Receiving group date rose (in addition to regular rose points) 25
Hot tubbing 5
Consuming food 10
Winning or being part of winning team on group date 10
Mentioning that the bachelor process is “hard” or “difficult” 5
Kissing the bachelor(ette) (on the lips) 15
Appearing drunk 15

Season Totals:

Contestant This Week Grand Total
Annaliese 0 100
Ashley 40 105
Becca K 45 185
Bekah M 100 230
Bibiana 0 90
Brittany 35 130
Caroline 50 165
Chelsea 40 165
Jacqueline 40 100
Jenna 40 140
Jenny 0 25
Kendall 75 155
Krystal 95 285
Lauren B 70 155
Lauren G 0 10
Lauren S 0 105
Maquel 75 155
Marikh 55 140
Seinne 95 200
Tia 120 225
Valerie 0 10

Bachelor Recap – Arie Episode #4

Hey there bachelor fanatics! I’m writing this in very high spirits because this was, in my opinion, the best episode of the season by far! Tahoe was a beautiful setting and in bachelor terminology – “the perfect place to fall in love.” We start out the week with a dramatic revelation from Chris Harrison that there will be no date today because…. we’re going to Tahoe! Leave it to Chris dramatize a perfectly normal part of the show.

We start out the week with a one on one date with Seinne. Main take away from this date: Seinne, we are not worthy of you! We see Arie and Seinne go parasailing, have a picnic, dinner at the hard rock (seriously ABC, the hard rock?), and dance in front of hundreds of strangers at a concert. Typical one on one date. There doesn’t seem to be much romantic chemistry, but the conversation flows very naturally thanks to Seinne’s engaging personality. Arie says amazing a lot, doesn’t hesitate to offer her the rose, and suggests that this could be the beginning of their “love story”. Arie was still a bit boring, but definitely started growing on me during this date. Seinne, on the other hand, is nothing but perfection.

Next we move onto the group date: survival exercises. The date starts of with survival experts suggesting that water is the key to survival, so everyone needs to try out drinking their pee. Most of the girls on the date are incredibly disgusted and opt out immediately, but Krystal, Kendal, and Jacqueline go behind a tree to collect a sample. Arie drinks out of his bottle, then Jacqueline being the great sport that she is, and starts to tip her bottle back. Arie steps in just in time to stop her and reassure her that it was only apple juice in his bottle, and he doesn’t want her to drink her own pee.

We then move onto eating worms and bugs, and Kendall and Arie wash down some maggots with a kiss. Now the group breaks up into 3 teams for a hike-race to a surprise destination. Arie helps Lauren B, Krystal, Tia, and Caroline make it to the finish line (a giant hot tub) first. The other two teams struggle, with Jenna collecting rocks, and Marikh worrying about her makeup and fixing her hair. She later finds out that Chelsea told Arie about the hair brushing, and accused Chelsea of glam shaming. GLAM. SHAMING.

The evening portion of the group date was all drama. Krystal is very upset, thinking that the girls are being mean to her because, of course, they are so jealous of her. They just don’t know what it’s like to be so flawless. During her time with Arie, Krystal cries and expresses all this. Arie seems puzzled but then reassures her that yes, they probably are just jealous. Tia is clearly drinking a lot, so we get a very entertaining scene when Krystal confronts Tia and Caroline for being mean to her. In the end Tia gets the rose, Krystal is upset, and everything is good with the world.

The last date of the week is a one on one with Bekah M. There is much anticipation during the episode around whether or not she will reveal her age (22) to Arie (36). The date starts with horseback riding, followed by a strategically placed hot tub in the woods. There is lots of kissing, and Arie tells us about the time he broke his collar bone at 15. During the evening portion of the date, Arie expresses concern that Bekah may not be ready for marriage, and fear that she could break his heart. She then reveals that she is indeed only 22, and Arie’s expression is priceless. He is VERY concerned, and begs her for confirmation that she is indeed ready to get married. She replies by challenging him to stop asking her to give him the insurance that doesn’t exist in love. This type of behavior is unprecedented in the modern days of the bachelor, so I was loving it! The night ends with a skeptical Arie offering Bekah a rose, and a kiss that made us all feel incredibly anxious (hand through the hoop earring).

We end the episode with Arie skipping the cocktail party to go straight to the rose ceremony. Krystal interrupts the rose ceremony to talk to Arie about seemingly nothing. Then, we have a devastating rose ceremony where Arie let’s Brittany and Caroline go. Caroline is almost on the same perfection level as Seinne in my book, so it was a very hard night for me. The only redeeming part about Caroline going home is seeing her walk out barefoot, carrying her heels. Because ain’t nobody got time for being dumped in heels.

Overall I was very pleased with this episode. The ladies are so entertaining this season, and I feel like Arie is finally starting to shine! We really saw some of his true unscripted feelings during the Bekah age conversation, and it’s making me very hopeful for the rest of the season. How did you guys feel? What was your favorite date? Favorite quote of the episode? Let’s discuss!