Consider this post to be my official petition for rose ceremonies to permanently be at the beginning of the episodes of The Bachelor. No, it doesn’t make sense. The promos will spoil everything but people will still come back to watch that rose ceremony. I’m really just sick of each episode ending on a cliffhanger. I know it’s smart for the producers of the show, but it’s hurting my brain.
Last week’s episode ended with the teaser of Taylor coming to crash Corinne and Nick’s dinner and argue the decision he made on the two-on-one date. As suspected, she came back for about two minutes to tell Nick that he made a mistake. Corinne and her platinum vagine beg to differ. Nick too, apparently. The girls at home were shocked to see Taylor’s bag get taken instead of Corinne’s, but that was really the most dramatic Corinne moment of this week. Thank goodness! Nick opted not to have a cocktail party this week and handed out roses to Kristina, Raven, Vanessa, Danielle L., Jasmine, and Whitney before he told everyone that they were going to the made up tropical paradise of St. Thomas.
Nick’s one-on-one this week was with Kristina. I can’t tell who is luckier- Kristina because she got to frolic around St. Thomas with Nick, or the other girls because they got to frolic around without him. The biggest point to make about this date is Kristina’s story. I’m not saying that people with dead husbands and abusive boyfriends do not also have sad stories, but Kristina’s was really a tearjerker. She confided to Nick that she once ate lipstick because she was so hungry, and when her mother found out she kicked her out of the house for disobeying her. This was a five-year-old girl who was hungry and had been told not to eat. Obviously, it took a lot for her to tell this story to Nick, knowing that she’s on camera and in-turn telling it to America. I can see these two together. If Nick continues to be nice and sensitive and not how he was the last two seasons, I could see them ending up together. Kristina absolutely received a rose this week.
At the hotel the girls were greeted by Lorna, a travel version of Raquel. Corinne was very excited. The date card came saying that Rachel, Raven, Vanessa, Corinne, Danielle M., and Jasmine would be joining Nick on the beach for a group date. This started out as a fun afternoon of volleyball and drinking, but it soon turned into this.
Every girl decided she was fed up with the fact that she had to share Nick and almost all of them found their own corner of the beach to go and cry on. Somehow this week, on a beautiful island, has been the hardest week yet for the girls. I understand that it’s probably harder to share a boyfriend with a dozen girls than it looks like on tv, but don’t these people know what they are signing up for? This week one girl literally said, “I’m not going to compete for Nick’s attention.” Well then I have news for you, girl. You’re going home! And Jasmine did. Not after pretending to choke Nick first…yeah don’t do that. Bad idea. Raven, the best sport in this group of emotional ladies, received the group date rose.
In the most confusing date of the whole season, Danielle L. and Whitney (who?) were sent on a two-on-one. Normally these dates are reserved for people who hate each other, so unless the editors were hiding something from us, I have no idea why these two women were selected for another one of these dates. Nick sent Whitney home, likely because he had no idea who she was or why she was there. I was so so stoked when after being asked if he thought Danielle L. was more prepared for a relationship he said, “For me this isn’t about Danielle, it’s about you and I.” I was proud, regardless of the fact that he should’ve said me. The bachelor(ette)s should continue to encourage the conversations to be about their own love life, not the other people who are also in a relationship with their partner.
It seems like Whitney’s question to Nick got him thinking more than he expected. After what was some lovely conversation on Danielle L.’s side, Nick also sent her home. I’m upset about this because I had her WINNING my fantasy league, but I’m not surprised. Ever since her one-on-one with him in Wisconsin, their flame has seemed not so bright.
Nick went back to explain why he sent three girls home to the rest of the girls. In the most dramatic moment in Bachelor history, he started crying when he was telling them that he’s done this so many times and he’s worried that it won’t work out again. I might not really be exaggerating about this being the most dramatic moment, because then the dude walked right on out. He said, “I don’t think I can keep doing this.” and he left! Any guesses on what happens next? To be continued!
Who’s Gonna Last? (My predictions, not spoilers.)
So, what do YOU think? Did you know who Whitney was? Did you expect to see six girls go home this week? Will Nick give in to Corinne next week? Why were all of fantasy league picks so horrible? Let me know in the comments!