Sorry for no blog posts last week…and late this week. Better late than never, right? I got a new laptop & things took a while to load & work properly. Plus, I was super swamped with work.
Quickly to recap last week’s episode… On the first 1-on-1 date, Dean was terrified of heights & blimps. He also had a sad childhood. Dean got the rose. On the group date we learned that the guys can’t spell, except for Josiah. He was very modest about it. Lee is still a racist jackass, & Iggy is not far behind him in the drama arena. Lee took great pleasure in provoking
all the guys Kenny by making him seem like the stereotypical “angry black man.” I find it so irresponsible of the producers to perpetuate this…Kenny thus far has been nothing but nice; he’s also a father of a young daughter – this could have damaging effects on his real life. Not to mention that they are allowing Lee to make a fool of everyone, but most importantly Rachel every week they make her keep him around.
At the start of the episode, we are left with the guys below:
This week picked up still on the Spelling Bee group date. Four minutes in, Rachel & Bryan are making out. While Lee made all the other guys super uncomfortable. Never trust a man who willing orders champagne while not at brunch.
Bryan got the group date rose.
Jack got the last one-on-one. Rachel said they have a lot in common on paper. They went Shuckin’ & Shaggin’ in Hilton Head. Jack Stone proved to be a special kind of dancer.
Back at the hotel, Will very thoughtfully schooled Lee in the basics of racism. Lee doesn’t understand the “race card.”
Jack did not get the rose.
No rose ceremony, which I agreed wasn’t necessary. They all suck at this point, except for Peter, Bryan, & Dean.
Iggy & Tickle Monster go home…rightfully so. However, we never did learn from Iggy if steroids in the nuts is a new form of birth control for men.
Moving on to Oslo, Norway:
1-on-1 Date: Bryan
Dean & Bryan have a rivalry. Bryan & Rachel repelled 187′ the Ski Jump of one of the Winter Olympics; 1-8-7 is apparently code for murder. Surprisingly Rachel was terrified & Bryan easily calmed her down – by smacking lips with her. He is in it to win it y’all. Final four contender for sure.
Back at the hotel, Eric expressed his concern that 1 out of the 5 1-on-1’s was with a black guy – Anthony. Wise ol’ Anthony pointed out that the “brothas” are not interchangeable in her mind, but that she needs to build trust slowly.
Bryan got the rose.
Group Date: Adam, Dean, Anthony, Peter, Matt, Will, Alex, Eric, Josiah “I’m looking for a man that’s good with his hands.”
They play handball…a combo of basketball, soccer, & buns up? I wish, just once, they’d play a fun round of SPOONS, Sardines, or Heads Up 7 Up…maybe a domino tournament, you know good old fashion fun. Will was the best ever at handball. They basically ran around the gym in Spanx while we all hid from TMI.
At the cocktail portion of the group date, Rachel pointed out to Josiah the he talks at her, but never asks questions & definitely doesn’t listen. He didn’t seem to get the hint. I LOVE Peter!!! She always pursues Peter, which I think bodes well for him. Don’t we all want to get in the bone zone with Peter?
Will got the rose.
2-on-1 Date: Kenny & Lee “Your fate is up in the air.”
I could easily skip this date. Call me crazy, but it just doesn’t seem right for ABC to put two black people in the woods with a white racist who works out in jeans & boots. Isn’t Get Out based on something kinda similar? Rachel’s inclination is to trust Kenny; Lee’s inclination is to ruin that. I’m disgusted by Lee, he makes my skin crawl.
Favorite tweets from Monday Night:
We pick up with the 2-on-1 date. Oddly enough, this was our first helicopter of the season.
Josiah – take notes from Anthony…such a graceful exit.
Moving on to Denmark.
Rachel has a view of a castle that was Shakespeare’s inspiration for Hamlet. Ummm, wasn’t Hamlet a dark play?
1-on-1 Date: Eric “‘Copen’ to Love”
Eric is still so dance-y. This is where Josiah failed, Eric asks real questions & is genuinely interested in Rachel. They just played around the city of Copenhagen. This is my favorite date so far. Shockingly, this was our first date with a hot tub. These Bachelor staples are crippling my fantasy league.
Group Date: Dean, Kenny, Bryan, Alex, Matt, Peter, Adam “I’ve taken a viking to you guys”
The guys are forced by Tom & Morton to play some kind of Larping game where they dance fight in Viking gear.
Kenny & Adam got hurt, but ultimately Kenny won the challenge. During his time with Rachel, she & Kenny agreed that he should go be with his daughter. All that drama with Lee only for Kenny to take himself out of the running…what the what?
1-on-1 Date: Will
We head to the land of IKEA…wouldn’t that be a fun group date challenge? Make them all assemble IKEA furniture. Where are Ashton & Mila to make this happen?
Will forgot how to talk on this date, so Rachel sent him home.
Is everyone shocked that Adam & Matt are staying over Alex???? What am I missing? Rachel only spoke to Matt about how Kenny’s eye was doing.
Favorite tweets from the night:
What did y’all think of the two night event? I could have done without Tuesday’s episode. I’m so glad we’re back to our regularly scheduled Rose Ceremonies. Who are in your Final Four?
Until next week…