Bachelor Recap: Harsh Hometowns

Not gonna lie, I am so ready for this season to be over.  I am so not invested in any of these women, or Nick for that matter.  Major let down.  I see an open letter to Mike Fleiss in my future.  bummed

I’m going to skip past the irrelevant rose ceremony leftover from last week.

Raven’s Hometown:
Raven took Nick muddin’ & to the grain mills.  The mill was very reminiscent of That 70s Show & the water tower.  I bet you’re singing the theme song now.  Cops showed up…turned out it was Raven’s brother.  Anyone else notice that his bullet proof vest was frayed?!?  FRAYED?  Like coming apart.  Clearly the PD budget is going elsewhere.  Moving on they decided to play bouncy castle in the marsh (wetlands, swamp, drainage ditch???).  All I could think about was the creepy-crawlies swimming around in there.  Ewww.  I also thought about Nick’s skinny jeans & how hard they would be to take off. nick-after-the-mud

Raven had a very touching moment with her family (and Nick) when she learned that her dad is now cancer free.  As someone who has lost their father, this gave me all the feels.  At this point, Raven is my favorite & I would not be mad if she beat Vanessa.

Rachel’s Hometown:
We didn’t get to meet Judge Lindsay due to work obligations.  I had to wonder if this was around the time of the Dallas Police Shooting, which could explain his absence.  Rachel took Nick to church…a typical Madea gospel church.  Nick was super awkward.  gospel.gif

He says he is the most himself when he is with Rachel.  Aww.  I find it interesting that Nick seeks validation from Rachel, when all the other women seek it from him.

I thought this date was a bit superfluous.  It felt more like Rachel’s Bachelorette reel.  I’m glad race was discussed; however, her family may have been a bit overzealous considering Rachel’s sister is married to a white guy.  Since I’m not racist, race was a non-issue for me. Two things happened on this date that I loved: a) Nick saying he wasn’t from Mars & could clearly identify everything on his dinner plate.  Is okra really such an anomaly?  b) loved when Nick told Rachel’s mom &/or sister that yes, he does have eyes & he realizes that they are different colors.  Did anyone else think Nick was uncomfortable saying “black woman”?  His voice got quieter on those two specific words.

Would anyone else be surprised if Nick showed up on Rachel’s season, half-way through, hoping for another chance?

Corinne’s Hometown:
Corrine & Nick went shopping.  Gross.  I felt like she “pretty Woman’d” Nick.  She spent almost $4000 on an outfit he was uncomfortable with her buying for him.  corinne

Oddly, Corinne & her family live in a high-rise condo.  I was expecting a multi-million dollar home to match her multi-million dollar business.  Kind of a let down.  We finally met the infamous Raquel; she grilled Nick harder than Corinne’s parents.  How dare they not serve Raquel’s famous cheese pasta!  Nick was less than enthused by her dad’s fancy marinated olives…I get it.  Super underwhelmed by Corinne’s hometown, although I thought her dad looked like The Fonz from Happy Days.  Corinne's Dad.gif

Vanessa’s Hometown:
You guys, is Vanessa a special ed teacher or something?  vanessa

I think we’ve heard about her profession a bazillion times now, but we finally got to meet her sweet students.  I didn’t expect them to be older.  Nick & Nessy made her students a scrapbook…weird.

She then explained that her parents were divorced, so they would be splitting their time.  Vanessa took him to her mom’s house first.  87 people were there, which should make Nick feel right at home.  So many accents going on here. Vanessa’s family was super harsh on Nick.  They would not let him tell them that he thought she was beautiful.  Maybe this makes me callous, but if you do not initially like the way someone looks, you will not even talk to them – so yeah, looks matter at least in the first impression.  Vanessa has obviously been through some kind of tragedy because her family would allude to it, but never come right out & say it.  I believe it was a bad breakup.

They moved on to her dad’s house.  He grilled Nick long & hard before finally consenting to give his blessing for a potential proposal.  Y’all I thought Vanessa’s family seemed overly dramatic, then I found out she had an IMDb page.  Does this make her untrustworthy?  Is she there for the right reasons?  Yeah, I said it. Tell me again how she doesn’t want to move to the US, Melissa.  Vanessa’s IMDb Page

The episode ended at a hotel in Williamsburg, which had the perfect balcony for pulling a Mesnick.  Of course they leave us with a Vanessa knocking on his door fake out, which turned out to be Andi.  F’ing To Be Continued…

Favorite Tweets from the night: s21e8-1s21e8-2s21e8-3s21e8-4s21e8-5s21e8-6s21e8-7

I’m soooooo jealous they go to Finland during the Northern Lights…they’ve been on my wishlist for ages!

Whose hometown was your favorite?

Until next week…

Kiss Hug,

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