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Bachelor Recap – Arie Episode #3

Welcome all! This week we got exactly what we were looking for in the early stages of the bachelor: awkward group dates and girl drama! It looks like ABC is sticking to its tried and true format, and these women are giving them plenty of material to work with.

We start this week with a wrestling themed group date. Arie’s wrestling persona, “The Kissing Bandit” (shocking) is revealed, and we see the girls practice choreographed wrestling moves in crop tops with some washed up lady wrestlers from the 80’s. This was everything we could have hoped for in a group date: some girls having a blast, other girls feeling uncomfortable and crying, costumes, some awkward sexual innuendo, and a wrestling performance to top it all off. We then transition to the night portion of the date where everyone continues to hate Krystal, and Bekah K earns the coveted group date rose after straddling Arie during a makeout sesh.

Next we move on to a one on one date with Lauren S. Lauren and Arie fly via private jet to Napa where they spend the day at a winery. Lauren S actually consumes what appears to be a piece of cheese on the date (kudos Lauren S, 10 points to you!), and Arie talks about the woes of getting older. During the dinner portion of the date, it appears Lauren has a few too many glasses of wine. She begins to talk at-rather than to- Arie, and he gets so bored that be begins to eat the food on his plate. Lauren S is sent home during the date, and the girls at the house (particularly Caroline) are very upset to see the suitcase taken away. Krystal uses this as an opportunity to give the girls advice because she obviously has the most wisdom about Arie. I’ll let you guess how this goes over. Caroline reacts with my favorite quote of the night: “Stop being so condescending because, like, you met his dog.”

The final group date involves playing with dogs, resulting in a modified dog show where the dogs don’t listen and the women look pretty silly. Annaliese goes into the dog trauma of her past; there is another beautifully crafted reenactment. This date is a snooze compared to the wrestling date. During the night portion of the date Arie seems to be visibly drunk (especially during his time with Becca K), and makes it clear that he doesn’t have any type of poker face for hiding his lack of feelings towards the women he’s not interest in.

Finally we have a cocktail party where Bibiana has the producers set up a romantic star gazing area in which Arie makes out with many girls, not including Bibiana. Now for the most cringe worthy moment of the episode: Annaliese tells Arie she was disappointed that he didn’t kiss her on the group date, but she’d like to put it out there that she’s interested tonight. Arie promptly tells her that he “doesn’t think we’re there yet”, then moves on to making out with Kendall. Annaliese later presses Arie further, and he sends her home prior to the rose ceremony. Since Lauren S and Annaliese are already gone, Arie only has one more girl to cut. I think I can speak for all viewers when I say seeing Bibiana go was devastating. 

I still stand behind Becca K as my pick for winner, but I’m starting to see some serious potential in Caroline as well. As for Arie’s performance, I must say I’m disappointed. I had a LOT of hope and I was Arie’s biggest fan at the start of the season, but his lack of empathy and engagement is getting hard to ignore. Luckily, we’re getting a lot of good personalities and compelling television from the ladies, so I’m still very much enjoying the season.

The teaser for next week shows them going to Tahoe and Bekah M talking about her age! This one sounds like a can’t miss!

How do you think Arie will react to the news of Bekah’s age? What was your favorite quote of the night? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

 

Bachelor Fantasy Points – Episode #2

Bachelor Fantasy Points – Episode #2

Happy first week of scoring bachelor fans! With most of this week’s episode dedicated to one on one dates, it was a low scoring week. Luckily we still got a traumatic bumper car reenactment and some rose ceremony drama to spice things up.

After her pretty woman date, Becca will likely be the best dressed at every rose ceremony to come. And though she didn’t get a ton of screen time, Seinne really brought home the points thanks to her win in the demolition derby and group date rose.

We got a LOT from Krystal this week. I think we’re all already annoyed by her poor execution of the Sophia Bush rasp, but I can’t fault those who drafted her because she really brought home the points this week.

Judgement calls (If you disagree, award points for your league accordingly):

  • No points for Krystal or Jenny for crying. Though they both clearly had tears building in their eyes, we didn’t see any tears actually fall nor did they seem distressed enough to warrant 20 points for crying
  • Points were awarded to Jenny for appearing drunk. This could be argued, but the quote below is what sealed the deal

Honorable mention – My favorite moments of the night that weren’t necessarily point earners

  • Seinne carrying her celebration milk jug around with her into the evening portion of the group date
  • Jenny’s exit – “I’m not sad about you, I’m sad about leaving my new friends”
  • The SPREAD of food during the Rachael Zoe part of Becca’s date that went untouched

 

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

My Bachelor Fantasy Scoring Template- Arie Episode #2

Annaliese: 55 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Crying 20

 

Ashley: 30 Points            

Receiving a rose 25
Reading a date card 5

 

Becca K:  80 Points            

Attending one on one 25
Receiving a rose 25
Mentioning a deceased loved one 15
Reading a date card 5
Kissing the bachelor 10

 

Bekah M: 45 Points           

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing the bachelor 10

 

Bibiana: 45 Points            

Attending group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Being called last in rose ceremony 5
Mentioning the process is hard 5

 

Brittany: 60 points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Receiving medical attention 20
Reading a date card 5

 

Caroline: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

Chelsea: 45 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Kissing the bachelor 10

 

Jacqueline: 25 Points            

Receiving a rose 25

 

Jenna: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

Jenny: 25 Points Eliminated

Attending a group date 10
Appearing drunk 15
No points for crying; no tears fell  

 

Kendall: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

Krystal: 110 Points          

Attending One on One 25
Receiving a rose 25
Attending a concert 10
Riding in helicopter/private jet 10
Hugging bachelor with running start 10
Meeting bachelor’s family or friends 20
Kissing the bachelor 10
No points for crying; no tears fell  

 

Lauren B: 25 Points            

Receiving a rose 25

 

Lauren G: 10 Points Eliminated

Attending a group date 10

 

Lauren S: 25 Points            

Receiving a rose 25

 

Maquel: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

Marikh: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

Seinne: 80 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25
Receiving a group date rose 25
Winning group date challenge 10
Kissing the bachelor 10

 

Tia: 35 Points            

Attending a group date 10
Receiving a rose 25

 

 Valerie: 10 Points Eliminated

Attending a group date 10