Congratulations to Becca’s dad! *Ahem* I mean Garrett!! Becca chose Garrett to spend her happily ever after with and be the one man she said “I love you” to.
Photo Credit: Fabulously angled and taken shots by yours truly via TV.
Who got kicked off: Blake was sent home after pouring his heart out to Becca and she did not return the feelings of love.
Is giant. Looking up the carat count as we speak because I NEED TO KNOW the size of this Neil Lane rock. PEOPLE.com always has my back. The ring is an 18-carat gold sparkler with 4 carat diamonds the size of my fist.
Happily Ever After in a Wood-Paneled Station Wagon
Chris Harrison and ABC gifted them a wood-paneled station wagon to drive away in, complete with all the gear needed to be a happy couple and future parents. This was a throwback to he minivan full of soccer balls, diapers, and a car seat that Garrett pulled up in night one at the mansion to meet Becca and drive away with her heart. The beginning of their love story.
We threw the most epic BacheloretteWatch Party! Check out Occassional Brillianceby the one and only talented and creative friend, Jess at her Instagram @Jessica1317. Get some ideas for your Bachelorette viewing parties! And or Bachelor in Paradise parties coming up. Send me your suggestions in the contact section! I love to hear from you!
Team Blake and Garrett pennant flags? (Because this is a game dammit!) Check
Jalapeño Poppers + Snacks? (Because it’s about to get spicy up in here!) Check
Wine, wine and more wine? Check
Perfectly framed portrait of Becca? Check
Hand-crafted paper roses by the one and only Jess? Check
Bachelorette banner with a rose? Check
Signs that read: Will you accept this rosé
Shirts that say “Let’s Do the Damn Thing!”? Check (These were compliments of another friend’s biz)
Ecstatic friends ready to cheer for their favorite dude? Check
What other items would be on your list? I’ve seen some epic cupcakes with rose blossoms on them. They cannot compare to my jalapeño poppers, but they can try. Send me a pic of your Bachelorette viewing party and I will try to feature it on here!
This is long overdue, but hometowns are my favorite so here we go! Becca and the men went to Thailand for the Fantasy Suite Dates.
Who got kicked off: Colton and Jason were sent home, making Garrett and Blake our final two guys standing.
Blake had some formative years in high school. His mom dated one of his other teachers. (And his mom was like thanks for sharing that with the world, son.) His school was involved in a school shooting. Blake got deep. We went down memory lane classroom to classroom meeting some of his mentors. Also, Blake’s math is wrong because high school could not have been only 7 years ago or he would have been an old high schooler. The best part was when he surprised Becca in the auditorium with her favorite singer, Betty Who. Betty Who brought them on stage and Becca fangirled. “I’m the man who looks for a reason to stay, not for a reason to go.” – Blake
Garrett and Becca planted tomatoes on his family’s agricultural farm. Garrett still reminds Becca of her dad. Garrett also had a rose bush on hand so they could plant it, and he could give her all of the roses. The family loved Becca.
Jason brought Becca to a wing-eating contest and introduced her to the fam bam. Everyone loved her and Jason’s brother encouraged Jason to tell Becca how he was feeling about being in love with her. He also took her to the hockey rink and showed off his moves. Jason was talking about chemistry in love and on the hockey rink. So poetic that one. He wins for most quotable these two episodes. “The slightest change in the lineup can change the dynamic of the team.” “I will always leave rooting for her happiness.”
Colton took her to his charity. They went shopping for gifts for some of the kids in the hospital that his charity for cystic fibrosis supports. Colton’s dad told Becca if she knew she wasn’t feeling it with Colton to let him go sooner rather than later.
Tia and the ladies came back again. I have no idea why. Caroline still thinks this show is about her. “They’re both my friends. And my heart breaks.” – Caroline. Tia told Becca she still had feelings for Colton. (Sneak preview of Paradise shows us that Tia goes to Bachelor in Paradise to get Colton back!) Becca sent Colton home that night.
FANTASY SUITE DATES RECAP
Blake got a fantasy suite date. Garrett got a fantasy suite date. Jason did not. BUT Jason did bring the scrapbook back. SO we still love Jason. Becca got in her head on their date, which is supposed to be romantic and fancy free. Instead she made a comment about putting something in their home, but she was really just referring to herself and then she felt obligated to include Jason. And her mind went bonkers and was like I can’t see a future with this guy. And she WALKED AWAY. Twice on the date. Girl is stressing so much. I mean I get it, it’s her whole life. Then she said she did to him what Arie did to her, meaning she blindsided him and sent him home at dinner without a really great explanation as to why she couldn’t see it with him. Arie is getting way too much screentime without even being present this season.
Garrett’s Date fell on a Thai national holiday and it was awesome. Becca was so stressed, but tried to hide it. “I’m having the best time.” – Becca. Becca and Garrett went bamboo rafting down the river together. There were so many people and other rafters and elephants in the water. Garrett told her he loved her at dinner, which is what Becca has been waiting to hear. They slept in a treehouse under the stars. “When I see Garrett I see my heart’s equal.” – Becca
Blake’s Date involved no kissing or touching on a hike to a buddhist temple. They learned what made love last. They rang a bell to declare their love. And then they had a dinner where they could finally touch and kiss and their overnight looked fun.
Jason’s Date as we’ll remember ended early at dinner when Becca sent him home. She excused herself from the table and then came back and said she couldn’t see a future with them. Later in the episode, Jason came back to the hotel to get some clarity and to give her a scrapbook he had intended to give her on the Fantasy Suite date. Hearts breaking everywhere.
Castaway show preview comes on every week. Again, can someone explain the purpose of this to me? I understand someone wanting to get away and reflect, but that’s what yoga retreats and Bali are for. Not going on an island with no resources and no cash money at the end. At least Eat Pray Love you bring a backpack with resources and self-reflection in it.
Men Tell All is tomorrow (July 30) and the finale is in two weeks! Who do you think it’s going to be? Garrett or Blake?
Bachelor in Paradise starts Tuesday, August 7th at 8|7c.
Who got kicked off: Jason was sent home before the Fantasy Suite. After a day together, Becca sent him home at dinner saying that she didn’t see a future with him. Jason came back to get some clarity and drop off a scrapbook. Tears.
Jason is back to say last minute things and get some clarity. He had a scrapbook of their story that he was going to give her on their fantasy suite dates. He is so sweet. Hearts breaking everywhere. Not only that he left saying, “I’ll always be rooting for her happiness.” Like swoon.
“The world needs more Jasons.” – Becca “He deserves the best and she is going to have to treat him like a king.” – Becca in reference to the girl that gets Jason’s heart.
Becca and her final two men are headed to Maldives to have one final date and meet Becca’s family before she hands out the final rose.
A lady in a lot of red. Feeling Off. Good-bye ManBun.
Who got kicked off:Ryan and Manbun Mike were sent home at the rose ceremony that was supposed to happen last week. Jean Blanc was sent home on the group date because Becca didn’t believe he was falling for her. Christon and Nick were sent home at the rose ceremony sans cocktail party.
Cocktail Party from Last Week: Blake asked her how many kids she wants. They talked about kids names.
Becca gave Jordan gold underpants. David came back from the hospital with his face a little beaten up. Becca gave him the rose so he could go home and rest up instead of attending the rose ceremony.
After the rose ceremony, the men got way too excited about Park City, Utah. No one gets that excited about Utah. It’s snowing in Utah. Except maybe David. No bunk beds in Utah. Too soon?
Park City, Utah
One-on-One: Garrett They wandered around the cute downtown. She is infatuated with him I think because he reminds her of home. And she needs to be comforted right now post-engagement-break-up. Garrett and Becca went bobsledding with an Olympic bobsled team of two that got married from their bobsledding days. Becca told Garrett he reminded her of her dad. So there’s that. Garrett reveals he was married at 23 and divorced after two months. Becca’s response, “hmm.” And her mind was like “hit the brakes!” Garrett told her he’s in it and the next person he says “I love you” to he will mean it. So he won her back. She thinks he’s loyal. Granger Smith sang to them at a concert.
Also, Lincoln has a previous assault case from 2016 hiding behind the curtains. Warner Bros released a statement having denied knowledge of this charge from his background checks prior to the show, according to Vulture. Lincoln was found guilty and was charged with a year in a house of correction. He must attend 3 AA meetings for two years and stay away from the victim to avoid the jail time. Ashley Spivey is tweeting up a storm. Warner Bros should hire Ashley Spivey to do all the background checks from here on out.
Group Date: Jordan, Chris, Blake, Nick, John, Lincoln, Leo, David, Connor, Christon, Jason, Colton, Jean Blanc
Lumberjack central. The men threw on some flannel and work boots and got to work. They chopped wood, climbed trees and sawed logs. The winner of the lumberjack contest was Venmo guy John. We were surprised too. Jean Blanc gave her a perfume titled Miss Becca Blanc and Becca was like naw. Jean Blanc was sent home at the afterparty because Becca wasn’t feeling it and Jean Blanc told her he loved her and she was like are you sure, and he was like I just thought that’s what you wanted to hear, and she was like oh heeeck no and sent him home. Then she went back to the boys upset and told them she wanted honesty.
One-on-One Date: Wills got the lucky one-on-one date right after she sent Jean Blanc home, and started to feel all the feelings she felt when Arie told her he loved her and was like psyche jk, check out these cameras. Wills turned it around, though, and they had a great time in the snow. It took awhile for Becca to warm up and she said she felt off, but it worked out. Wills had actual relationship problems. Not to say Becca didn’t, but she had a 6 week relationship with a guy who was dating 25 other ladies at the same time and Wills had a 3 year-long relationship and talked about marriage and the lady he was with cheated on him. No comparison. Wills wins this round.
No Cocktail Party and a Rose Ceremony.
ABC’s NEW Show The Proposal
The Proposal is as bad as you think it is. So don’t worry, I will watch it for you and recap it every week. Neil Lane is helping out with rings on this show too.
The Premise: Get married in an hour.
Round One: Gowns and intro videos of 10 ladies.
Round Two: 7 ladies left. Swimwear and spill your heart out to a pod. Oh, did I not mention that the man you are supposedly going to marry is sitting in a thing designed where you can’t see him, but he can see you and it is called a pod. Also, one contestant brought a scrapbook. #longlivethescrapbook
Round Three: 4 ladies left. Gowns back on. Best friend of pod man asks questions and makes a recommendation.
Round Five: 2 ladies left. Pod man is revealed! He walks out and greets the ladies. Then the ladies go backstage to practice their last words to him. They come back out and say their words. Then he pauses and picks one to propose to. And that’s it.
Premiere Episode Full Recap: The premiere episode a man kicked it off. ABC blurred him out of his about video so it’s this mystical blob. It is so strange. He is in a pod designed so he can see everyone but no one can see him. Women are backstage until the host announces, I propose we get started. I propose we don’t continue to use I propose puns. The ladies come out one-by-one in formal wear with their about bios playing on a TV screen. They blow kisses to the pod and their would-be suitor.
The first round he chooses 7 out of 10 to move forward. The second round the ladies are forced to put on swimwear like a Miss America pageant contest and then SPILL THEIR GUTS to the pod. The pod man eliminates 3 ladies so they are down to 4. The next round they return back to their original dresses so as not to confuse the pod man and it’s a round of questions, only this time from the pod man’s best friend. The best friend asked questions because who really knows what the one right question to ask a potential life partner would be. After that the friend goes behind the pod to make a recommendation.
The pod man eliminates one lady so we’re down to three ladies. The fourth round is lightening, deal-breaker question round, where pod man asks each girl ONE personal question. The pod man this time had had his right leg amputated from the knee down and that was one of his questions if the girl could be ok with that. Another question was directed at one of the lady’s sex life. And another led to the discovery that she had also been in a life-threatening car crash similar to him (she didn’t know that) (spoiler alert: this is the girl he chose). I’m curious how they cast these people for the pod people.
For the final two, they reveal the pod man. Open the pod, less like Superman more like Jurrasic World. And the contestants hold their breath. And breathe a sigh of relief. Then the two have to give pod man a final speech and he chooses who he wants to propose to. Mike and Monica.
Of the contestants from last week:
I need to know who Morgan from Long Island is what brand she is ambassadoring.
Kelly Gray is determined to break her ankle in roller derby skates down what must have been a million stairs. And took her like a million years to get down on top toe what producer allowed this?
Alona had the unfortunate pun on her name of tired of being alone-uh. ugh my heart.
Who goes home broken hearted after never having seen the guy who is supposed to propose to you?
Tia and Colton Meet Again. Clay is on the DL. And Leo is coming in strong.
The Twitter-verse was up in arms at the departure of Clay. Looks like Clay and Joe the grocer have already won the hearts of Bachelor Nation.
Who got kicked off: Clay went home after he found out his wrist injury on the football date needed medical attention.
One-on-One Date: Chris got the one-on-one date of his nightmares. It was to Capital Records in Los Angeles, where they met Richard Marx. Then Chris had to write his own love song to Becca. Chris was like this is awfully soon to express all of these feelings that he doesn’t even know if he has. And Becca came out in the hallway and sat with him and eased his fears. It was sweet. And then he blew it out of the water with his lyrics.
“I don’t know why he though he was anything less than amazing,” Becca said after Chris’ lyrics.
At dinner Chris revealed like so many others that his parents’ split was why he has difficulty expressing love. Cool.
Group Date: Pamper Time
Becca brought her ladies on the group date, which included a spa date where a group of the guys and Becca’s friends painted each other’s nails and gave each other massages. Worst date ever. Also, why bring all of these ladies on her dates? Do you think that’s weird? Just me? Let me know in the comments for reals. Kendall was sweet and said that she was looking for the guys that take extra time to pamper Becca to give her good word to Becca, because ultimately Becca’s the one they’re there for.
Tia was on this date. And as we’ll remember from last week, Tia and Colton used to date and Becca was not happy about it. Awko-taco. Tia and Becca had an awkward one-on-one in the middle of the pamper date to dish it out. Tia said she had only kissed him and she hoped he was there solely for Becca. They hugged it out. Colton reassured Becca he was there for Becca.
Colton got the rose on the group date.
Group Date: Clay, Leo, Christina, Ryan, John, Garrett, Manbun Mike, Lincoln, Connor and Blake. Date Card: We can tackle anything together.
That’s right! Becca’s team of players is playing football! Becca brought out two ladies from the women’s football league and they ran drills. Clay crushed the drills and Becca got to see a whole other strong, hot side to the teddy bear. Leo and Garrett helped Becca do a couple drills. Brownie points. Then they split the guys into two teams to scrimmage. In the words of Leo, “Everyone on their team sucks.” They had Manbun Mike and Lincoln who literally tried to tackle his own teammate (also wearing blue, hard to misread). Clay was so sweet. He is an NFL player and literally does this for a living and was so sweet and patient to coach Lincoln. “Lincoln, we’re on offense. Over here.”
Clay’s team was down by 2-3 touchdowns. And I don’t think that Clay likes to lose. He tied the score basically on his own with some help from Blake to tie it 21 to 21.
Leo: “We were poking at the bear a little and then finally Clay decided to let loose and just go insane.”
“He’s a truck. It’s like tackling a moving car.”
Clay made some sweet passes, some legit runs, and as quarterback ran for a touchdown. A touchdown that hurt his wrist.
Clay got the rose on the date. Only to have to give it back at the cocktail hour later that night because he had to leave for surgery on his wrist.
Leo: “This guy is a world class athlete. You don’t want to see him get hurt.”
I have decided Leo is a much better narrator than Jordan. Jordan I have no idea what is happening in that pretty little, Wilhelmina modeling head of his.
Jordan and David Feud
David tattled to Becca that Jordan was bragging about having 4,000 matches in one year on Tinder. I mean is that a lot? I don’t know. Anyway, Becca came out and gave Jordan a high five sarcastically. And the feud began anew.
Chicken Man David was also in the hospital. He fell out of bed. That’s what the blood and ambulance preview scenes were all about. It looks like he’ll be back soon. I think Becca was trying to be polite when Chris Harrison answered her question of ‘Who did this to him,’ with basically he did this to himself, ‘He fell out of a bunk bed.’ I mean it is serious, dude fell on his face. But I think she was expecting to have a different tale.
No rose ceremony. Tonight, though, we’ll find out who was sent home. Get your wine glasses filled up and ready! The Bachelorette is on at 8|7c.
Lord help me, if someone mentions Arie one more time. Bring back the choir.
We are back! Becca is ready to do the damn thing! And she has a fun bunch of men that are going to make this season a good one. She also has a couple All-Stars.
Who got kicked off: Jake was sent home early, before the rose ceremony because Becca said they had met before and ran in the same social circles and there was no prior interest. The rest of the men in Red X’s were sent home night one.
Start of the episode Pep Talks Kaitlyn, JoJo and Rachel who have all been engaged for foreeever and still no wedding. No judgment. Came to help give her a pep talk. They did give a little tidbit that all three kissed their men they are with now on night one AND gave them their first impression rose.
Fun Facts About the Men
Jordan Male Model Jordan says it’s tough being a model. “There’s so much involved. You’ve got gym year round. You’ve got tan year round. It’s taxing.”
Jean Blanc is a cologne lover. He owns one that costs $1,200. And he owns fancy ties and fancy watches.
Chris brought a choir. Then just kind of left her out there while he went in the mansion.
First Impression Rose
Goes to Garrett who crushed the entrance and taught her fly flishing and reminded her of home. Take notes. This is how it’s done. He rolled up in a minivan complete with a carseat, diapers and soccer balls. When he taught her fly fishing the guys in the house were watching and one commented “I wonder if he’s catching anything.” Another so aptly responded, “Feelings.” Truth. Garrett got the first impression rose.
Clay our pro football player brought in actual clay so that they could do arts and crafts and she would remember his name. They made weird clay dolls of each other. It was cute.
Christon of the Globe Trotters had her hold a ball over her head and he dunked on her. It was incredible and made me want to see a Harlem Globe Trotters show. Like immediately.
Jake has had a transformative year. Becca told him, “We’ve hung out a couple times in the same circle. He never showed any interest. We’ve met multiple times and not have any interest. On either end there was kind of nothing.” Jake didn’t fight too hard to stay or deny he was there for the wrong reasons. So she sent him home.
Wills likes Harry Potter so much so that he has “Expecto Petronus” tattooed on his wrist, which in Latin means “I awaken a guardian.” Which obviously if you watch Harry Potter and have your own Petronus, you know.
Best Reaction Shots
I think this season is going to call for a new section dedicated to Jordan’s fun mind.
Jordanisms (n.): Wisdom by Jordan
“You know, I have a lot of love to give. And my love is like a little pot on top of the oven (steam whistle sounds). And then you know, the next thing you know is the pot’s steaming and it’s time to pour some tea.”
It’s time to pour some tea tonight at 8|7c pm on ABC.
“All fairytales aren’t told the same way.” – Chris Harrison. Thank you for the wisdom, Chris Harrison. Thank you for the wisdom.
It really was the most dramatic season of The Bachelor because they jampacked all that they could into the finale. Two proposals, a breakup that took houuuurs, a recounting of the aforementioned proposal and breakup, and a new season of The Bachelorette. Arie pulled a Mesnick.
If you grabbed a US Weekly before the finale you already knew what happened. Arie proposed to Becca. They then played about 2 hours of their subsequent breakup unedited that included Arie meeting Becca at their secret location and him letting her know he was still in love with Lauren and that he wanted to see where that went.
Prior to the proposal Arie said this was the biggest decision of his life about 1,000 times, which if you had that as a drinking game you would have been smashed 10 minutes in. Arie’s family met both girls, loved them both and seemed to swing toward Becca because she was a safe option. So Arie chose Becca. At the proposal, the top of the rose fell off of Becca’s final rose, like the whole thing flung right off and when she tried to say her full name with Arie’s last name it just lacked a ring to it. Pre-signs?
Who got kicked off: Lauren, JK Becca. Arie proposed to Becca. Dumped Becca. Went back to Lauren. And proposed to Lauren. And Becca is the new Bachelorette. Got all that?
Chris Harrison kept saying we had seen nothing like this before. But we have. With Jason Mesnick, who they brought out on After the Final Rose. I guess Chris Harrison was referring to the painstakingly long unedited break up scene behind the scenes. After the breakup, Becca flew home heartbroken AND IN THE MIDDLE SEAT on the plane. Now that is just cruel. Arie said he felt like a monster right now. The thing that makes you a monster is letting her fly in the middle seat! You could have at least offered to pay for her upgrade.
After the Final Rose
Bring ’em out, bring ’em out
Chris Harrison brought out Becca and then Arie and had a deep conversation. Becca handled it with such poise. ESPECIALLY because they made her come back for a second night and wear TWO different dresses for After The Final Rose, just because this season was so dramatic and they needed her there both nights. The poor girl. She better find love after all of this.
They aired clips of Arie flying to meet Lauren and them talking on the couch and her asking questions and him explaining. She asked if he was over Becca and he said, “1,000 percent.” WTF. YOU LITERALLY WERE JUST WITH BECCA, YOUR FINACE. I do not understand.
Lauren responded, “Well, you got me, duh. Just so you know I’m freaked out by engagement, but I’m hoping that doesn’t take that much longer.” Umm. OK. Whatever. I hope they’re happy in love.
Chris Harrison brought out the posse of Arie’s previous ladies to comment on what they saw. Usually those narrations are the worst, but they were actually super helpful this time. Go ladies. Kendall wished that Arie and Lauren found love. Bekah was like, ‘Lauren, dump his behind.’ And Seinne was smart and insightful. Caroline still thinks she was the one that was publicly broken up with and betrayed by Arie. I swear she thinks the breakup happened to her with how emotional it makes her. Tia gave the most helpful information, saying that Arie contacted Lauren on New Year’s just before the premiere of the show, 1 and 1/2 months after his engagement to Becca in Peru. The plot thickens. So Arie had an idea that there was still a possibility with Lauren before he broke up with Becca.
Arie did say he wanted the breakup to be televised so that Bachelor Nation could see that it was on him for the breakup. Take that for what you will.
Best Quote: Kendall still remains the best bachelorette. She commented that she was fine that they showed the breakup because it showed her how strong Becca was. Always seeing the unique, bright side, that one.
The posse also vouched for Becca as one of the kindest bachelorettes they knew and so deserving of love and ready to give it.
Then Chris Harrison brought out Arie and Lauren. Lauren announced she was moving to Arizona to be with him. And Arie in true Arie fashion proposed to Lauren publicly on stage with Becca in the wings and his and Lauren’s parents there at After the Final Rose. Lauren said yes. So there’s that.
Fun Fact Funding
Bachelor Nation is amazing and started to Venmo Becca to buy her a drink for the breakup she was put through. According to Chris Harrison and Popsugar.com, Becca’s fans started to Venmo her “F*ck Arie Wine Money.” This. Is. Genius. And hilarious. Becca’s Venmo account has reached over $6,000 with contributions of well wishes. BuzzFeed captured a few of the best. Becca, the queen that she is, is donating it to Stand Up to Cancer. Chris Harrison vowed that ABC would match it. Boom.
There have been a few faux accounts that have popped up, so make sure if you contribute to the wine fund, you do it to the right handle. The one with all the comments. @RebeccaKufrin
Chris Harrison also surprised Becca with an announcement of his own. She was about to meet her men that night!
The newest Bachelorette is Becca!
“I felt like my future was ripped out from under me.” To get a better one!
Becca’s Preview of Men: What you need to know
Lincoln Accent and ripped. His intro, “I’m blushing, but you can’t tell for obvious reasons.”
Chase Wasn’t super memorable, but he was there.
Ryan Entertained with a banjo, and he’s pretty good. He’s quirky just like her.
Darius Apologized on behalf of his gender.
Blake Brought a horse named Bradley, saying “When you fall off the horse you gotta get back up again. I want to be the man to help you get back up again.” Umm, adorbs. And kudos to Bradley for keeping it chill in front of a live studio audience. What a stud.
Premiere of The Bachelorette is May 28.
After After the Final Rose. Arie and Lauren are living it up on Twitter. So much for staying off of social media. That boils my blood. Where’s the wine fund?! They look happy in love, though and took Jason and Molly Mesnick’s advice and got the heck outta dodge.
Fantasy Suite Date Cards Galore! A Tent For a Date. An Ex Returns For His Girl and Arie’s Living it Up in Peru Throwing Around the “L” Word Like It’s Confetti.
Arie and his final three ladies traveled to Peru for adventures and Fantasy Suite Date Cards. He said, “I love you,” to ALL of the ladies over and over again. Dropped the “L” bomb just like that. Arie’s like poo poo ABC and your rules, I do what I want.
Who got kicked off: Our beloved, quirky Kendall was sent home at the rose ceremony. Arie pulled her aside and they both saw their relationship wasn’t as far along as the others. Until next time, Kendall. My fingers are crossed for a Bachelor in Paradise reunion with you, your quirkiness, and your taxidermy. A beach is a very nice place for a ukele. Just sayin’. Peace.
The Twist! ‘Twas Beccawhose ex returned to find her love. This guy flew all the way to Peru to give it a go with Becca. That is commitment there, ladies. He talked to Arie. It was awkward. Arie was like I literally just had a fantasy suite date with this girl you claim to love…
Becca had none of it and didn’t want that to affect her and Arie’s relationship. She went back to Arie and all’s good in the hood. Also, timeline. Becca dated the ex guy for 7 years and it was weird timing that he and Becca had broken up one year ago at this very similar time.
Anywhooos, Arie was like I need to process and didn’t know if he wanted to have to deal with the crazy ex if he did choose Becca. He asked, is this going to be a problem in our relationship later? Translation: I’m going to use this as an excuse when I pick Lauren B. over Becca. (Disclaimer: I have no idea who he chooses. I’m just being snarky. I don’t read the spoilers! They take away from the surprise!)
Two ladies are left! Lauren B. and Becca K.
Also, Becca’s date included a tent in the desert. Just a tent. Just a bed. In the desert.
Next week Monday AND Tuesday, March 5th and 6th at 8|7c is the Bachelor finale! Reality Steve and TV Guide indicate there will be a 2 hour finale and a 1 hour After the Final Rose on Monday night and a second follow-up After the Final Rose for 1 hour on Tuesday night. Yes, two nights. Buckle up, stock up and pour yourself a glass…from that box o’ wine. You deserve it.
Becca K., Kendall, Lauren B., and Tia were headed to hometowns. Next week is Women Tell All.
Racing on a dirt track, riding horseback on the beach, going apple picking and going taxidermy-ing. Can you guess which hometown belonged to whom? Arie was grilled by the families and siblings and it made him sweat. At the rose ceremony, Arie pulled Kendall aside to get some lingering questions answered. And he found them.
Who got kicked off: Our girl Tia is headed back to Weiner, AR, to be reunited with her bestie Raven. She told Arie she hoped he followed his heart. Such a sweetheart.
Tomorrow night @ 8pm is Bachelor Winter Games and Thursday @ 8pm and a reunion @ 10pm. The Bachelor Women Tell All is on Sunday at 8pm | 7c. And again on Monday night at 8pm | 7c.