The Bachelorette 2017 | Episode Eight Re-Cap | 07.17.17

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It's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comIt's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Tonight is all about the hometown. We’ve come a long way since May 22 and now our girl has narrowed her choices down to FOUR guys. And don’t you feel like she’s your girl? Granted, this is only my second Bachelorette season, but Jojo left me with a bad taste (though I’m happy for her and Jordan), so I feel like Rachel is the real deal and everyone is rooting for her pull that lever and hit at the right time. Anyway, after watching tonight, this BXTCH is feeling a bit blue. It didn’t go the way we all planned for it to and even though my guy(s) are still standing, tonight’s goodbye hit me right in the feels. So brace yourselves BXTCHES, this one is not gonna be easy.

Last Week On: This was one of the first times that I got a bit frustrated with Rachel. Even though I didn’t think Adam and/or Matt would be standing as long as they did, I don’t think that they got a fair shake. But in the end, who really gives a fuck, because I may not have liked the process, the end result was still the same.

Tonight On: HOMETOWNS!!

First up is Eric. It’s no secret that I am not a fan of this guy and I cannot believe that he is still around. But, it ain’t my bed he’ll be coming home to, so who cares what I think. I feel that I need to give a bit of an Eric re-cap (please note that these facts are from the Meet the Cast post that I wrote back in May, so things may have changed):

  • He is 29 years old
  • From Baltimore, but now calls Los Angeles home.
  • According to his LinkedIn account, his current jobs include: Motivational Speaker, Difference Maker, Personal Trainer, Author, and CEO EBiggs Training. 
  • Graduated in 2010 from Hampton University.
  • He has a Facebook account, but it shows absolutely no posts, and there are 215 people following him, who I imagine are sitting around checking their phone, anxiously awaiting what sort of uplifting message will start their day and continue to be disappointed. His Twitter account is a bit more impressive with 421 followers and 5000+ tweets, but his account is set to private, so we’ll have to get motivated through another source. Maybe Instagram (3800 followers), but you could turn to visual motivation and check out his YouTube account, he is only sitting at 110 subscribers, so he could use a bit of a boost. 
  • He is also a published author

Eric’s first (and only) one-on-one date with Rachel was during episode six, this is where we also learn about Eric’s inability to love because he never really received the love he was craving from his mother. Now, while he never went into detail about his current relationship with the woman who gave birth to him and apparently that was the only thing she was handing out, the conclusion that I drew from that pathetic conversation was there wasn’t a relationship there. In fact, he wasn’t even sure if the feelings he had towards Rachel at that point were feelings of love, because he just doesn’t recognize that particular emotion. I won’t go into much more past detail, all you need to know is that the boy is full of shit. Tonight will be the first time in his eleven years as an adult that he brings home a woman, which would tell all of us watching from the judgmental comforts of our own homes, that maybe Eric is a bit of a whore and the reason no woman has ever reached that familial front door is because he was too busy kicking them out of his. And because I don’t like him, everything about him makes my lip turn up in disgust. From the way he talks, to the way the kisses, but since he is still standing, then I must find the strength to go on, because from the way things are starting to look, Rachel is feeling something for him. 

Upon her arrival, Eric takes her to play some basketball and this is also where a friend of his shows up to give Eric an emotional hand job, Rachel some kind words regarding her boyfriend. One of the accolades his friend bestows upon him is his intelligence, this is the point where I should refer you to the very first Quote of the Show and you can draw your own conclusions on where it is that Eric’s intelligence lies. When they arrive to meet the family, they are greeted by nine people. The three main members being his dad, his aunt, and his mom. In her confessional, Rachel does say that she felt nothing but love and warmth from his family the minute she walked through the door, so again, I may not like him, but I ain’t the one who’s looking to get penetrated by him either. They do kick off with telling the family how it was that they met (on Nick’s ATFR).

Rachel first speaks with Eric’s aunt and the discussion was really on the pressures of being the first black Bachelorette. When they start talking about marriage and family, his aunt does reassure her that Eric is ready for everything Rachel wants. Eric is busy starting the convo with his mother and it quickly turns to him running away from love and how the relationship with his mom wasn’t easy and she wasn’t there for him the way he needed her to be, but he understands that there is a reason for everything. She counters him by saying that their family has a lot of great men and she wasn’t about to let him be a mama’s boy (I’m paraphrasing) and that was her way of showing him love and grooming him into the man he was destined to be. 

Rachel has herself a pretty good discussion with mama and Eric has an equally good one with his dad. Things move to the dinner table, daddy-o makes a toast that sounds like it could’ve come from one of Eric’s books, then Eric makes a toast that made me throw up a little in my mouth. The date ends like all hometowns tend to, with Eric uttering those all important words, of course he follows it up with telling Rachel what he means when he tells her he loves her and in case you are sitting on the edge waiting. . .it just means that he cares about her a lot. Yeah, this is a motherfucker who is ready for love, go ahead and imagine the proposal. . .I dare ya.

Here’s what I thought about this hometown: This is not a man who doesn’t know love. First, I get the impression that his mom was here for this date, only because she’s his mom. I didn’t get the feeling that she was or has been a permanent fixture in his life. But having said that, the discussion Eric had with his mom certainly leaned toward her mothering skills and him feeling like she didn’t love him enough and her explaining why she did the things she did, interestingly this is not the first time this back and forth has taken place and it appears that all has been forgiven in that world and he even expresses to his mother how he loves her unconditionally. That’s a huge change from just a couple of episodes ago. I can’t respect someone who thinks it’s okay to lie to get you from one place to the next, and he flat out let Rachel believe that he is being held back in his ability to scoop love up, all because of his mom. Well, it seems that those issues were resolved a while ago and if he was a child growing up in a loveless home, he is certainly not experiencing that as an adult, in the same home, with the same family. There were a lot of “I love you’s” being tossed from one person to the next. I don’t know why the lie was ever planted, I’m not sure if it’s because his story looks better when told as a young black man faced with adversity, growing up on the hard streets of Baltimore, who didn’t know the love of a mother, but somehow found the strength to overcome the odds and do something with his life. That sounds like a fucking Lifetime movie and is a much better story than a kid who grew up with a family who maybe didn’t always make the best decisions, but he always had the love and support of those around him. Okay, that could also make a fucking good movie, well at the very least a decent PSA. 

Bryan is up next and in case you are suffering from a bit of amnesia, let me remind you BXTCHES that the reason Bryan’s last relationship failed was because of some MamaDrama, his mama that is. Now, I would love a bit more backstory on this, but it looks like it’ll have to come from the ex, because his lips are sealed tighter than a virgin’s where this story is concerned. But, because of my inquisitive nature and also because it’s not too hard to do a quick Google search, I found a couple of his ex girls. Now, Genavieve Boue and Bryan didn’t date too terribly long, but I don’t think she’s the one in question, because from everything that I read (which wasn’t a whole lot), she is pretty supportive of him doing the show and had nothing but accolades to paint him with. The other ex is the shocker because she was actually on Ben’s season on The Bachelor. Remember Jubilee? Oh yeah, according to some sources (not mine, the ones on the internet), Bryan and Jubilee were a brief item. She even went as far to tweet about his face eating kisses. Apparently she is not a fan. . .either that or she’s jealous. I’m gonna go with the latter. Since I re-capped Eric, it’s only fair to do the same for Bryan:

  • 37 years old
  • Resides in Florida. . .Miami to be exact.
  • He is a chiropractor who graduated from the University of Florida in 2003.
  • He has been the Chiropractic Physician/Clinic Director of The Accident and Injury Team since 2009.
  • He was accused of insurance fraud in March 2016, all charges were dismissed without prejudice in March 2017.
  • Oldest contestant
  • Not many posts on Facebook and Instagram account is set to private is no longer active and I couldn’t find anything on Twitter, but I’m sure that will change.

I am pleased to announce that Rachel did greet Bryan in the customary Bachelorette way by throwing herself in his arms and wrapping those legs right around him, but she also gave him a “Hi baby” and he gave her a “bienvenidos a Miami”, and I know where some are with regards to #mamasboy, but I do think that Rachel is feeling it, and I mean that in every way in which it implies. I didn’t want race to be a factor tonight, but Bryan kicks things off by taking her to a dominoes park, cliché much? I had no idea that there was such a thing as a professional domino (or is it dominoes?) player, but that doesn’t hinder the lovebirds from giving it their best shot, they got beat. . .badly. . .but they tried, which is more than I probably would’ve done. I have to literally count the dots and I play a little too slow, I probably bring a great deal of shame to my husbands name, but he’s stuck now. We did get to hear Bryan speak Spanish, so that probably helped soothe the sting of getting the beat down. He shows Rachel the local side of Miami, a lot of the Cuban influences, from the food to the music and dancing, he did a pretty good job in selling the city to her. And it should be noted that they are both wearing the watches that were gifted during the last episode. Bryan does take the time to fill Rachel in on the family and who it is Rachel will meet (mainly mom and dad), this is also where we learn that Bryan is his mother’s only child. #goodluckgirl

There are five people waiting for the couple to arrive. The visit kicks off with a toast from mom, who can’t even make it through saying “the most precious thing that I have in my life”, without tears. And right off the bat, mama has made herself known. Now, this would be a good time for me to poke some fun, but I can’t, because somewhere deep in my soul, I recognize that woman in myself. Lord help my son now, because ain’t no bitch gonna be good enough. 

It’s Bryan and his mom first and she dives right in to why he thinks Rachel is the one. His mom takes the opportunity to remind Bryan that he has been with so many girls and then he goes on a show and falls in love. . .she’s shocked. I think she wanted to say that she doesn’t believe him, but he is her baby boy boo thang and maybe she was trying to be kind. Her face said it all though. I think her disbelief lies in the amount of time or lack of time that it has taken for him to fall in love. Of course she also reminds him that if Rachel doesn’t get along with the mother than “that’s not good”. Rachel’s convo is with some woman with no name? I don’t know if maybe she is a sister with another mom or maybe a cousin, she could be an ex for all we know, ABC should consider doing a better job with these introductions, we BXTCHES really need to know these things. Regardless of who she is, I felt as if she sat with an air of superiority around her, especially since the topic of discussion was his ex and how she integrated herself with his family. Well, I guess she didn’t, which is why she didn’t last, but whoever this chick is, she clearly was given the task of educating Rachel about Bryan’s family, how important the family is, and because of how tight knit the clan is, Rachel should just want to be a part of it. 

When Rachel gets in the hot seat with the mom, the first question asked is what does Rachel see in Bryan that makes him the one and she has her list ready to go. Descriptors such as. . .honest, direct, self-aware, secure, confident, not to mention how good his heart is. . .those are the things that drew her to him. She goes on to say that no other guy has ever treated her the way Bryan has. You would think that every word Rachel utters would be extending a compliment to mom, but the last word I would use in describing her body language at this point, is flattered. I will say that her body was screaming for her to play defense, because she uses this time to basically let Rachel know that “Bryan is my life” and if they make it down the aisle, then Rachel will be marrying into that family. Shout out to our girl for letting mom know that she feels that he would be marrying into her family as well. She (mom) goes onto to explain the difficulties of marriage and how above all else, love is the most important component one must possess. 

In the end, the family approves and Bryan is in love. Now, here are my thoughts. Peter may be at the top of my list, but I’m okay with it being Bryan and Rachel in the end. The only warning sign would be his mom and I don’t necessarily mean that in a negative way. Okay, maybe a tiny bit negative, but here it is. . .Bryan’s mom made it crystal clear that Bryan is the love of her life (way to seal the deal for the husband) and even though they both shared a laugh after the “I will kill you” comment (see Quotes of the Show), no one will be laughing if Rachel breaks his heart and that BXTCH comes through on the promise. But the underlying comment was when she told Rachel that a woman has the power to move the man away from his family and she didn’t have to speak the words for anyone to pick up on the meaning, which was. . .Rachel best not get any ideas about moving Bryan to Texas and away from him mama. He was smart about how he handled the first part of the date. He showed her the local side of Miami and what it is that he loves about the city. Sprinkle in a very close family and the U-Haul is gonna be in Rachel’s future, not Bryan’s. All in all, I think the date went well, she didn’t return the sentiment of love in words, but she planted them on his face.

Fan favorite (well, at least our favorite) Peter is up and let’s hope he comes to win. But, in the spirit of equality, here is the re-cap:

  • 31 years old
  • Personal Trainer, Model, and volunteer for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • From Madison, WI (current hometown).
  • Attended Madison Area Technical College.
  • Owner at Worth Personal Training.
  • Personal Instagram account is set to private-however is no longer private, his business Instagram (@worthpersonaltraining) is public as well.

They meet up in Madison and the farmer’s market. During her confession time, Rachel still has concerns over whether or not Peter is ready for his meeting with Neil Lane. We already know that Peter will not adorn her finger with any sort of ring, if he is not ready. The problem? Rachel is ready and she is looking for someone who is at the very least, is in the same place as she is. Keep your fingers crossed for that beautiful man, because for every reason Rachel has for keeping Peter, she has one for sending him home. The day eventually brings them to a local bar, where Peter has arranged for some friends to meet up. Surely I wasn’t the only one who noticed that the two couples who showed up were playing in the interracial dating pool? Maybe it wasn’t done purposely, but good move Peter. There wasn’t a whole lot revealed during this time, I guess at some point during Rachel and Peter’s time, he did confess that 80% of his closest friends are black, that seems like a very strange thing to reveal during a date, regardless of your dates skin color, but it got a chuckle out of Rachel. It was a bit more awkward than it was easy going, but that could be blamed on a first time meeting or the fact that cameras were all up on them. . .but here is where Peter won me over even more. When he gets his two besties alone, he lays it all out. The conversation went something like this. He does have feelings for Rachel, but he does not yet know how those feelings will translate outside the box that is The Bachelorette. What will it feel like in the real world, where he wakes up next to her every day. So while he knows he is feeling something strong for her, is it strong enough to get him to the place where he is asking her to be his forever? His friends do offer some guidance by telling Peter to not get to caught up in the future, stay in the moment, because no one ever really knows what the future holds, but if you have the right person by your side, that is what matters. 

It’s time to meet the family. . .mom (Lynn). . .dad (Gary). . .brother (David). . .sil (Brooke). . .niece and nephew (Charlotte and Hudson). After hugs are given out, it’s time to tell their story, you wonder if the crew has ever had to yell “CUT!”, because the Bachelor/ette began telling the wrong story and got their girl/boyfriends mixed up? 

Rachel gets time with the sister-in-law first and she tells Rachel that Peter is someone who is caring and wears his heart on his sleeve. She does believe that he is ready for the next step, but she also believes that there is something holding him back. That sounds a little contradictory to me, but maybe the in law is just trying to cover every base, I was a bit busy trying to check out the marquee next to the in law, that not only was lit up, but also said something along the lines of “Welcome Rachel”, so I could’ve missed something. 

Peter gets time with his mom, who is sporting a hairstyle that is awfully similar to Kate Gosselin circa 2009, surely someone could’ve helped Lynn out, but I suppose we ain’t tuning in to see to the style she’s rocking, we’re actually interested in the advice she’s about to dole out to her son, so let’s continue. He confides that he’s afraid he’ll miss an opportunity if he still has his walls up when it comes time to propose and instead of his mom telling him what he should do, she offers him her support. . .so Kate Gosselin aside, I may like myself some Lynn. 

Rachel and Lynn sit down for a fireside chat and question #1: “Where do you see four years from now?” Four is an awfully random number, but Rachel doesn’t skip a beat when she tells her that she sees herself married, with more than one kid. She goes onto to talk about her parents and how they have been married for 38 years. But, I wanna go back to the four years. I’m not sure what the actual timeline looks like, but four years is just a mere 48 months. Now I’m not trying to Rachel Green this shit, but assuming that she won’t be walking down the aisle for at least a year, ABC does have a schedule after all and we all know that those nuptials will be aired, and also assuming that she won’t get knocked up until the “I do’s” are exchanged, we are now down to 36 months. Going on to assume the happy couple will need at the bare minimum one year of martial bliss before the egg gets fertilized, we are now down to 24 months and she is wanting more than one kiddo, so allow 18-20 months to cook the little fuckers and the actual time they will be married before the pitter patter of little feet. . .a year and a half at the most. If this was the real world minus cameras and ratings, then maybe that’s doable, but even then, that’s not a lot of time. Add in cameras and ratings and possibly even more reality shows, then I could sense some doom. I hope not, but maybe Rach should rethink those expectations. Back to Lynn, when asked if she thinks Peter is ready for all that Rachel desires, her answer was a bit weird. Yes, he is ready to start a family. Yes, he is ready to have someone in his life to share those things with and yes, he is ready for a commitment, but she doesn’t think he is necessarily ready for the ring and the proposal and the marriage. . .yet. 

Before goodbyes are said, Rachel and Peter pop a squat on the front steps to talk about the day. I feel that Rachel was trying to get him to express himself by using the word ‘love’, but I believe she was being a little backhanded about it, using her hometown with Nick as the game changer in that relationship. Peter had nothing but positive vibes and thoughts regarding the day and after seeing her interact with his friends and family, moved him even more in the direction of asking for her hand, but I think all she can see are the walls he has up, she’s not hearing the message he’s sending out. 

First the bad news. I do think that we are down to a Peter vs. Bryan finale and I think Bryan may have moved ahead tonight, especially after he was able to breath a sigh of relief where his mother was concerned. While I don’t think Peter is too far behind, I also don’t think either one of them (Rachel or Peter) are fighting for the relationship in a way that would reassure me that Peter is gonna be the last man standing in the end. Here’s what I’m trying to say. . .I’m sure Rachel’s discussion with Lynn didn’t fill her with the warm fuzzies she was hoping for, but I’m confused on why she just didn’t sit with Peter and discuss it. In the real world, any talk about marriage six or so weeks into a relationship, would be grounds to Usain Bolt your ass out of there, but this isn’t the real word, both parties willingly agreed to participate on a show where the end result is an engagement, so why not talk about the elephant. Why didn’t Peter tell Rachel the same concerns he shared with his friends. He could’ve easily put her mind at ease by telling her that he needs to know what her morning breath smells like or maybe he needs to see drunk Rachel come out and play or maybe he just needs to see what her clothes look like in his closet BEFORE he can be sure that their union is a forever union. I can’t for the life of me figure out why Rachel is so bothered by these walls. If you aren’t comfortable enough to sit and have the difficult discussions, then forget about fucking marriage. I have always proclaimed that love is easy. It’s easy to cuddle up to your person while whispering how much you love them and it’s fun to make out with them, hoping that it leads to the really good stuff. . .love is the easy part of marriage. The hard part? The ‘despite the fact’ part. For example, as I type these words, my husband is laying next to me, snoring like a goddamn freight train, so I love my husband although I would really like to shove him out of the bed and listen to his body hit the ground, just to stop the snoring. Another example? I still want to fuck my husband on the regular despite the fact that I have trained him over and over again on the proper way to hang up clothes, but since he refuses to take notes, still can’t get it quite right. And this goes both ways, my husband has nothing but adoration for me, even though I become a raging bitch once a month, sometimes more and I can’t even blame biology. And trust a BXTCH, there are times when I look in the mirror and even shock myself, but I know despite the fact that I may look like I could star on an episode of The Real Housewives of the Trailer Park, my husband has nothing but hunger when he sees me. I’m gonna have to stop the ‘despite the facts’ here, because I could write a book. So, I can’t blame Peter for wanting to make sure that the connection with Rachel is still electric long after the ‘Peter and Rachel: Stars of The Bachelorette’ chapter ends and they see how well they can actually dodge the balls being thrown at them in the wonderful game of Dodgeball that some of us call life. 

I’m gonna focus more of my time on Dean and Rachel with what I actually thought, but first things first here is your re-cap:

  • 26 years old
  • Recruiter for a tech recruiting company in Los Angeles (where he resides).
  • Attended the University of Colorado.
  • When asked “What does being married mean to you?” His answer: “I think marriage is an institutionalized sham derived from religious beliefs. That said, when I get married, it’s a life-long commitment.”
  • He has a pretty decent Instagram following (close to 3000) and with a name like deanie_babies, would you expect anything less? His current Twitter account only has 69 followers and just one tweet, so clearly deanie_babies is his bread and butter.
  • He also met Rachel on Nick’s ATFR and you’ll remember him because he is the one who told Rachel “I’m ready to go black and I’m never gonna go back.” So, definitely looking forward to this gem.

Remember, last week during his one-on-one with Rachel, Dean came clean about his apprehension where meeting his family was concerned. Rachel did put his mind at ease and we are now to the part where the meet and greet is inevitable. The date kicks off with Dean and Rachel riding some ATV’s. This alone is one of the reasons I think Rachel is drawn to Dean, he has a very natural ability to have fun, which most likely brings some spontaneity to what is probably a very stressful life for Rachel. Talk quickly turns to Dean’s family and who it is that Rachel will be meeting. Both of his bothers (Brad and Ross) will be there, along with his sister (Skye), his brother’s girlfriend (Ashley) will also be in attendance. His dad has converted to kundalini yoga and all in which that implies. He now goes by his self given name, Parumrup, which means ‘divinely beautiful’. He has remarried and the step mom is Santantar. Now, from what Dean confesses to Rachel, most of this conversion took place only six years ago and if everyone shows up, it will be the first time they have all been under the same roof in eight years. He hasn’t spoken with his father in two years and has only met his step-mom twice, to say that the discomfort was displayed in every one of Dean’s mannerisms would be an understatement, he was looking forward to this about as much as one would look forward to having a steel rod shoved into their dick hole. Given the way in which Rachel was raised, I think she is having a hard time understanding why it is that Dean has gone so long without speaking to his father, so she throws that question out there, which has Dean responding with “Is it my responsibility to talk to my dad? Like, is it my responsibility to reach out to him and make sure there is a relationship there?” He admits to not really trying to make the effort, but really placing the blame on the elder. 

Up to this point, it’s been the men reassuring a very nervous Rachel that things are going to be fine (where meeting the family is concerned), this date it was the other way around. Rachel is doing what she can to calm Dean down. They arrive to the family sitting in a semi-circle on the floor and when his dad says “We were waiting on King Dean to show up.”, that gave me every insight I needed where his dad was concerned. It’s quite obvious that Dean lives a very different life from the simplistic one his dad lives and from that comment, it seems that Parumrup doesn’t think too highly of Dean’s lifestyle. The gong gets played and while it made Dean very uncomfortable, Rachel seemed to be relaxed by it. When Parumrup presented Dean and Rachel with feathers, that were a symbolic representation of Dean’s mom, you could sense the love the entire family had for her and even the yogi shed some tears. That was one of the few shining moments of this date.

This whole hometown quickly morphs into some weird ass therapy session. Dean goes with his father and Rachel goes with Dean’s sister. Rachel brings up the subject of Dean and dad and how she knows it’s been a while since they have talked. I’m not sure what anyone was trying to get from digging, but all that happened was the can got opened and worms began to crawl. You didn’t need Dr. Phil to come to the conclusion that this family (especially the kiddos) have not dealt with the grief that the passing of their mother brought and it’s been ten years. As soon as Skye even dips her toe into that pool, the tears start. She does go on to tell Rachel about how Dean has been through so much and how strong he is and how much she admires him. Solely based on the very small snippet of convo that ABC aired, this family needs to have some grief counseling, ten years ago. The talk with dad started with him criticizing Dean in a very underhanded way. Dean looks about as interested in having this conversation as one would be in talking about how many ex-lovers they have had. His dad takes all the credit for how well Dean has turned out, which prompted Dean to ask whether or not Parumrup feels that he is still fulfilling his role as a father, which leads into talks of the past. I think that Dean was really doing a great job in getting his anger off his chest, but his dad just rebuffed every gripe he had. Dean wanted his dad to get angry, he wanted to both discuss how his mom passing made him feel, while hearing how it made his dad feel. His dad does open up some, but I think it came at a cost because when Dean tells his dad that he felt abandoned, Parumrup ends the discussion. When Dean tells his dad that he loves him, regardless. . .all he got in return is a “Well, whatever.”

Parumrup runs into Rachel outside, and when she requests to talk over by the fire, he’s done. She does thank him for his hospitality and when he goes on to say what he needs to, it was almost as if he forgot about the cameras and once he realizes that they are capturing every word, he shuts down. He had kind words for Rachel, but in the end, he needed to be done with all things ABC and The Bachelorette.

When Rachel finds Dean, he does tell her that he is falling in love with her and SPOILER ALERT. . .she tells him the same.

I’m actually gonna share my thoughts on Dean’s hometown in my Final Thoughts.

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Tonight’s heartbreak will be coming to us from Dallas, Texas. . .way to give a BXTCH a heads up ABC. . .and Chris Harrison finally makes an appearance. It’s quite obvious that each Rose Ceremony is more difficult than the last, so it stands to reason that tonight may actually split Rachel’s heart in two. When all is said and done, here is the order in which the roses were handed out:

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Bryan, 37

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Eric, 29

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Peter, 31

Leaving Dean and the rest of us with any sort of a pulse, left to wonder that if in the end, his family did him in.
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“So for me, I think this is the most important step I’m ever took in my life.” -Eric

“. . .and Miami just screams Bryan. It’s hot, it’s steamy, there’s something sexy about it. Sometimes it speaks to you in Spanish. I mean, this is Bryan.” -Rachel

“Bryan’s my life. He’s my love. He’s my pride.” -Bryan’s mom

“If he’s happy, I’m happy. If not, I will kill you.” -Bryan’s mom

“I am letting myself feel all the feels, and it feels good.” -Rachel

As someone who has been married for 18 years (shout out to my BOO!), I feel that I am more than qualified to offer Rachel some advice. Now, her parents have been joined together in holy matrimony for 38 years, surely they have some words of wisdom of their own. . .but I have the blog, so my rules. While I understand Rachel’s trepidation about Peter and where he stands at the moment, I am reading from a totally different book. If anything, this would make me even more sure about Peter being the one. I can’t judge one for how quickly or not quickly they fall in love or at the very least declare it, but to punish someone that you are clearly starting to fall in love with, all because he may not be ready at the end to drop down to one knee, kinda makes you look selfish. I get that you are not looking to end this process with just a ‘boyfriend’, but isn’t it better to be sure before you make that walk? Lots of talk about pressure, pressure on being the first African-American lead on this franchise, pressure from both sides of the road. . .if this ends in a break-up, then not only are you just another reality t.v. statistic, but now the chances of another lead of color taking the reins are slim, and while that burden shouldn’t fall at your doorstep, it has. Thirteen seasons of The Bachelorette and five couples are still together, that’s about a 38% success rate, so the odds are most certainly in your favor. . .but why rush it. You’re not buying a car, you’re buying your forever. . .take a moment and savor, trust in your gut, and believe in love. . .BUT. . .if Peter wasn’t quick enough in putting the words out there, I think I can speak on behalf of BachelorNation with certainty when I say. . .we’re gonna need Peter to be the next Bachelor.

Two of our guys tonight outfitted themselves in pants that gathered at the ankle. Is this a new thing? Or am I just out of touch? We did have an entire conversation about booties on Gucci belts and smacking yourself with some Chanel, so I sometimes like to think I’m good to go with what’s current, but I can fucking guarantee you that if my husband came home in a pair of pants that not only showed off the socks (or lack thereof) that he is sporting, but will also leave an indention in your skin, then my lady boner is gone and it’s not coming back for a while. I think Bryan is sexy as fuck, but even him in those pants couldn’t give me an erection. Oh and it was Bryan and Dean who miscalculated the sexiness of pants that scrunch up around the ankle.

Hometown dates are supposed to feel good. They’re supposed to invoke a sense of pride in the one bringing you home. They get the opportunity to show you around town and plan a date for once, while you get the chance to see them in their element, in a place where comfort and love is pouring from them. Dean’s hometown took every one of those qualities and did the exact opposite. ABC and Rachel knew last week how uncomfortable Dean was with the idea of introducing her to his family. Not only that, but they were also made aware of how long it had been since Dean has spoken with his family, his father in particular, and the reasons why. So, why make Dean go through with it? Why couldn’t Dean use the hometown as a way to introduce Rachel to his city and friends, those he picked to be his family? The only thing Rachel and ABC did tonight, was make sure that the next in line for Dean’s heart will not even get to knock on his dad’s door. Watching it all unfold the way it did, broke my heart. It should be said that when Eric and Bryan both confessed their love for Rachel, she did not say it back, but she did with Dean. While she was left to wonder if the reason behind Dean’s proclamation was triggered by the events that unfolded with his family, I can’t help but wonder if her sentiment was uttered as a way to comfort Dean. I didn’t think Dean would be the one in the end, but once he made it painfully clear how much he was hesitating over the hometown, I didn’t think she would send him packing after. Shame on ABC and Rachel, for going after ratings and some twisted hope of a breakthrough and not giving one fuck over the feelings that got trampled in the process. 

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The Bachelorette 2017 | Episode Seven Re-Cap | 07.10.17

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It's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comIt's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBXTCHES Gotta Warn: It’s been two weeks since Rachel and her would-be’s last visited our television sets and if it wasn’t for the good graces of the hot mess that is better referred to as Big Brother, I’m not too sure what a BXTCH would’ve done. Tonight’s episode is especially important, because if the kiss is strong enough, Rachel will be meeting the fam. I would also like to deliver a big FUCK YOU to ABC. I know that’s pretty harsh, but those twat waffles (I gotta pay homage to my Facebook foe) are sitting up in their fancy offices laughing some ass off at our expense. When you know that you’re gonna have to wait TWO weeks before you’re even able to see the beauty that is Peter or the sex. . .iness that is Bryan or how adorable Dean really is, sorry for the rest of you guys, but that’s all I got. Anyway, we knew it was gonna be two weeks, so we hang onto the preview like it knows the answer in curing stupidity (that really needs to be a thing-#stupiditykills), and we witness a visibly upset and crying Rachel, which immediately goes into Peter taking credit for her tears, so we’re left to think that our #1 may be in trouble and well, we should’ve known better. . .ABC has left us hot and bothered with no happy ending too many times in the past and yet again, we get burned. Now as a quick reminder, here are our final six:

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Adam, 27

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Bryan, 37

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Dean, 26

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Eric, 29

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Matt, 32

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Peter, 31

Last Week On: Okay, I know it’s been two weeks, I’m just trying to stay consistent. These motherfuckers were dropping like flies during episode #6. . .we kicked off the show with the Rose Ceremony from the previous episode and during that we saw Josiah, Lee, and Anthony give their final goodbye kiss. . .during the episode we said so long to Kenny and Will. . .and the Rose Ceremony at the end, had us shedding a tear for Alex. . .so talk about trimming the fat.

Tonight On: Again, if the suitor makes it past tonight, then I hope the family has been prepped on what and what not to do because Rachel will be knocking on the door. Only four can make it, so that means she will be giving two the boot, she is from Texas after all. Tonight she will bless three of the guys with a one-on-one date, while the other three will get even closer, because they will have to share Rachel and her time during a group date. Now, I’m not sure how your score card has been filled out, but remember Matt and Adam are the only two of the six, who have yet to be given their very own date card. Oh, and tonight the gang is in Switzerland. 

One-on-One #1: Even though Bryan has some white hot chemistry (so his position is all but locked in) and even though he has already had himself a pretty terrific one-on-one date, he is up first for some special time, so I guess it’s pretty clear to see where Rachel is leaning and it’s also pretty clear that the other guys can see that lean as well. Once Bryan is decked out, he and Rachel are off. The theme of their date is luxury and I gotta say, the two of them are looking pretty hot when they put their asses into that Bentley and I’m surprised that Bryan’s excitement didn’t show via his pants, because he was almost as excited as a teen is with his first Playboy. And in case you’re wondering, I did do a little research to find out if a state issued driver’s license is valid overseas. . .it is in Switzerland (with a few exceptions), so Bryan is all good behind the wheel and they are off. First stop on the date of indulgence and luxury? Breitling, where one goes to buy a good watch, apparently. During the browsing experience, we do get to hear Bryan during his confessional time and while some believe him to be a player (you know who you are), he couldn’t have put his feelings into better words if he were reading from a script, he could’ve been, but I choose to go the hopeless romantic route. I had to find out more about Breitling and the products that they offer and if my research is on point (it usually is), then the watch that Rachel gifts Bryan’s wrist with runs a cool $8200. . .the $3000 that Corinne dropped on Nick’s outfit looks like chump change compared to this. But in all seriousness, that doesn’t even include the watch that Rachel left with, so ABC is doing it up, I’m thinking that if these are the gifts and trips they drop, then I need my own reality show, don’t worry, the hubs and I are some entertaining motherfuckers. Of course, it’s really gonna suck if he isn’t chosen in the end, because every time he looks at his wrist, his mind will wonder with what could’ve been OR he could sell it and probably make up some of the money he has missed out on while he was busy getting his heart broken overseas. I understand excitement, I almost cried today when I found out the the Summer Olympics will be coming to the U.S.A. in either 2024 or 2028, but it wasn’t enough to go home and mount my husband, this fool all but pulled it out like it was show and tell time when she informs the salesman that the watches are coming home with them. Bryan does see this gift as a forever gift and while Bryan and Peter are in my top two, with Peter getting the slight edge, I can kinda see where his line of thinking is going. And the watches were MATCHING!! 

Meanwhile back at the hotel: Matt and Adam are trying to stay optimistic in the light of STILL not being chosen for a one-on-one, #readtheclues. Adam is more on the side of ‘she just doesn’t know what she’s missing and once she gets a taste, the others can pack their bags’ while Matt is just thinking that he’s gonna give it his all and the rose will land where it may. Peter and Dean’s discussion is leaning more towards just being jealous and annoyed that he was picked first, well that’s Peter’s view. Dean on the other hand is on team #bryanisaplaya, so as of last count, that team is represented well with three members. Tensions rise even more when the next date card arrives and the only name scribbled is. . .Dean. You know Dean can sense the frustration coming off of Adam when he looks his way and says “Don’t punch me in the face.” It’s funny to me how these guys (and girls) get mad at the chosen one, but when they are having their moments with Rachel, never really utter a word of disappointment. Dean is excited that he has again been chosen, but he does confess that his relationship with his family is not all that great and he just doesn’t know if he’s ready for Rachel to meet them. 

The rest of Bryan’s date is smooth and romantic with all the right words being said leading right into the non-dinner portion. Again, Rachel is questioning Bryan’s single status. How in the world can he be so romantic and sexy and kind and giving and not yet be claimed? Maybe we will find out. We learn that he went to an all boys school and she went to a very small private school. This is where we also find out that maybe Bryan watched the Britney Spears video one too many times, because he was all down for picturing Rachel in her plaid. He brings up her last relationship and asks if she met his family, now her response was “yes” she did and he met hers and that was the good part. There wasn’t elaboration on that, but my curiosity is wondering if she is talking about Nick or not. I assume that he is her last relationship, but I also have no idea if what they had can be categorized as such. Just a thought. When the convo segues into his last relationship, he says a lot without offering enough detail. The relationship was passionate from the start, they took a trip, he then started to notice certain “things”. . .she wasn’t willing to compromise and meet his mother halfway and then tells him that his mother is the reason she is breaking up with him. Literally that was the jest of the discussion, there was no rhyme or reason really, which would indicate to the naysayers that Bryan may be a #mamasboy. Rachel offers up the petals, Bryan accepts, which leads to some dancing and serious making out and I mean to the point of me being surprised that she didn’t ask him to come to her room. 

One-on-One #2: Dean’s date card asked him to dress in his Sunday best, which by all clues would indicate church and she does in fact lead him, hand in hand, to a Catholic church being sermoned in French (I don’t know if I worded that right). I have no issue with taking a walk down a different religious pathway, but it should be said that neither of them are Catholic (not that big of a deal) and neither speak French (should be a pretty big deal?), but forge ahead they will. After mass they take a stroll around town, stopping so Dean could show off his white boy moves and boy did he ever, but it was cute and made Rachel laugh, which I’m assuming was the goal. 

Meanwhile back at the hotel: We’re back to analyzing why it is Rachel is doling out the dates the way she is during this episode and if ABC wanted to really entertain us during these moments of reflection, then they should’ve let these guys go full on ESPN. Surely you have sat a home and watched a game with a man and it doesn’t take long for “Mr. I Know It All” to rear it’s penis, right? So, it would’ve been fantastic if they could’ve sat at a desk and really went hard at the “whys” of Rachel’s one-on-one picks. Peter is wondering if maybe Rachel had some questions where Dean and Bryan were concerned and Eric believes that Dean uses a defense mechanism when he wants to deflect. It would’ve made for a great segment and this happens to be the most I have ever heard Peter discuss the other guys. So either they’re pushing him to talk a bit more or he is starting to feel the pressure. Once again, there is a knock and I’m sure that Matt and Adam are ready to pop some Xanax, but when Bryan speaks and the words that are coming out of his mouth sound like “Peter, we are at the peak of our relationship.” -Rachel. . .I’m almost certain they went looking for it. Eric has drawn the conclusion that Bryan, Dean, and Peter are the top three, but he still has a group date and since “nofin” is guaranteed, he’s gonna give it his all. And yes, I’m quite sure he replaced the “th” in nothing, with a “f”. I highly recommend that he use his vocab skills on the fine judge. . .that should be interesting. . . if he makes it that far.

As Dean and Rachel continue their date, Rachel is feeling that Dean is off, that something is holding him back, she’s also getting a bit frustrated that he’s not using his time very wisely, especially when he’s asking questions like “Do you believe in the tooth fairy?” and “What’s your favorite dinosaur?”, so her hope is that the date goes a bit deeper. When the night falls, she’s hoping that he opens up with her a bit more. When it comes up, even my heart broke for him. We learned in South Carolina that Dean lost his mom when he was in some of the most formidable years of his life and the impact that her loss had on him. Tonight we learn just what that loss did to not only his dad, but his family as a whole, which is the underlying reason why Dean is worried about introducing Rachel to those he loves. I already liked Dean, but to see how nervous and vulnerable he became, brought it to another level. It basically came down to his dad not being able to be the father Dean needed after he lost his mom. He would like to introduce Rachel to the family that once was, not the one that currently is. His bigger concern is her foreseeing a future family with Dean based on his current familial situation and that alone being enough to cut him loose. It was very touching, but no worries she set him straight and reassured him that he is around for a reason. It actually was a very moving moment, enough so that she pinned it on him. The rose that is, well that wasn’t all she laid on him. 

One-on-One #3: It’s time for Peter to show her what he brings to the table and things kick off really well when she wraps her legs around his waist and says hello with her lips. Peter was gifted with the very first one-on-one date of the season and the very last one as well. . .could that be a sign of things to come? Well, the first step to finding that out comes by way of some dog sledding and while I’m sure that it’s fun for some people, I’m not sure whose bright idea it was for Rachel and Peter to sit down in the middle of some sort of frozen tundra and discuss the future. I mean for ‘pete’s’ sake, his hair was forming icicles and if you listened hard enough, you could hear the teeth chatter. However, Peter was pretty forthcoming regarding the insecurities that this process has brought out of him and it was really great news for those on #teampeter, when Rachel was able to really understand and appreciate where it was he was coming from. The evening brings more open conversation starting with Peter’s family and who exactly Rachel will be meeting. Peter has never dated a black woman, but that’s not something that concerns his family. Talk quickly moves to Peter’s last relationship. . .Peter tells Rachel that nothing happened to trigger his break-up, they just grew apart and he did accept full responsibility for being the one who hurt her, but he was unable to give that relationship all that it deserved. While he doesn’t still harbor any feelings towards this girl, he still carries some guilt over the way it ended and his role in it. He continues to open himself up by telling Rachel that he thinks he is ready for the next step and if he ends on bended knee, that his heart is 100% there. On the flip side, he does tell her that if at any point he has reservations about putting that ring on her finger, she will be the first one to know. That type of honesty, while welcoming, scares her. The discussion may have been tough to hear, but I do think it was a necessary one to have. . .while love may be easy, relationships not always are, and if you wanna get to the good stuff you must be willing to face the hard. 

Meanwhile back at the hotel: When we catch back up with our relationship experts, it’s time for them to analyze Peter and what it is that they believe is happening on his date with their girlfriend. Talk about this being Peter’s last day gets thrown around and it’s cute how they think that it could be a possibility. Had they walked in on the hot tub scene from a few weeks ago, they would probably be packing their bags. Once the group date card arrives, it’s time for Adam to step up to the challenge and put Eric’s motivational speaking skills to shame, because ain’t nobody gonna tell Adam that something is difficult, that is a word he does not believe in. . .of course, he also believes that Rachel is really gonna say bye to Peter and while I don’t think anyone should give up on their dreams, Adam may wanna begin the process of leading his heart down a different, not difficult, path.

Group Date: “Tomorrow will be difficult, I don’t know what else to say. . .” -Rachel. Well, she could’ve just told Adam and Matt to pack their bags, that would’ve been something else to say, but I guess there is no fun in that. Look, I am not going to go into the details of this very unnecessary date. This is a three-on-one, there will be no fun had AT ALL. Just the firing of some prospects. Now, before I even get to the mediocre stuff, I am shocked that these three are even still standing. There’s not really anyone sent home prior that I thought Rachel would wind up with in the end and I was left speechless when they were told goodbye, but there are a few that I’m genuinely surprised were outlasted by these guys. Alex for one, Anthony would be another, Will was starting to grow on me, but what do I know, I thought she was crazy for sending Blake K. home day one. What I’m curious to know however is this. . .what is it that these three guys have experienced with Rachel, that makes them believe that they have a shot at gold. I can swim from one length of a pool to the other (at least I hope I could) but I know I will never be able to out swim Missy Franklin. I’m not usually one that would tell you to give up, but know where you stand and I haven’t seen Rachel straddle Eric, Adam, or Matt in a hot tub while their hands played a game of “Splay your fingers on my ass”, I haven’t even seen them play a fun game of “Let me eat your face off, while making it look sexy as fuck.” All I’m saying fellas is. . .you should not only know the game before you play it, but you should probably make sure you’re in the right league. They meet up with Rachel and she proceeds to start off the date with a boat ride, once they arrive on land and the champagne is poured (they should’ve went with some tequila-straight up), Adam starts in with how the word difficult isn’t part of his language, so I guess if Rachel ever needs a little league coach for her kiddo, she should look him up, he is from Dallas after all. Eric is up first and he starts off with an “I missed you man.” I was waiting for a fistbump after that sentiment. I wonder what Rachel’s family would say if she were to bring Eric home and he tells them about the experience of falling in love with Rachel and how great she is and how she is “worf” it, yeah. . .I’m quite sure that would make for some great television. If you can’t yet tell, I’m not a fan of Eric. There are so many reasons why, but the last one I’m gonna add to the list tonight is how fucking awkward he is when he kisses her and since I have been somewhat vulgar free this whole post, I will say with confidence that if a man can’t kiss your lips right, give it up on him kissing anywhere in a manner that will have you panting for more, not to mention he’s probably a terrible lay. But the way he is laying on the compliments and kissing her ass, he should’ve just laid her down and had his dinner early, JFC he was painting it on coat after coat. Matt is up next and not to spoil your fun, but she sends him home. What I found very interesting was her reaction. Something over the course of this season must’ve happened between them two that drew a connection, because she was all kinds of torn up sending him home. He did ask to take his champagne with him, see it would’ve been more effective if he was sipping on some tequila, he probably wouldn’t have felt the hit as hard. I didn’t understand it and I can only hope that light gets shed on the Men Tell All.  When she decides to send Adam home, she or ABC thought it would be best for that to go down at a dinner, in front of Eric. Because nothing says humiliating than some guy getting picked who can’t even pronounce the word ‘worth’ over you, so my idea about bailing out and leaving a note isn’t that bad of an idea now, is it? I just realized you have no idea of what I’m talking about, but you will after you read my Final Thoughts. Anyway, after Adam leaves we do learn that Eric has never brought a girl home to meet his family, which the ass is 29 years old, that is a bit shocking, but since I don’t believe most of his backstory, I’m not too sure if I believe that. But I guess we will learn a lot more next week.

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Bryan, 37

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Dean, 26

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Eric, 29

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Peter, 31

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Adam, 27

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Matt, 32

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“. . .and I am 100% falling for these guys.” -Rachel

“But never have I treated a man the way I’m gonna treat a man today.” -Rachel

“I wore a Swatch back in the day.” -Bryan

“I really, really like you.” -Dean

“My relationship is probably stronger than anybody’s else’s in the house. . .” -Adam

When Peter’s name was read on the last one-on-one card, that’s where if I were Adam or Matt, I get up, pack my bags, and get the fuck out. She has now made it about as clear as the Pacific Ocean that she has absolutely zero interest in getting to know either one of them on a more intimate level. They are now forced to go on a group date with Eric, who I may not be able to stand, but she had a pretty awesome date with, and have a very tiny window to convince her that they are the one she should pick. Think about it. The chemistry that she shares with Bryan and Peter is electric. . .there are women all over this country that swoon every time she’s with them. . .in my living room every Monday it happens. I like Dean, but even he is unable to compete with that. So, is it unreasonable to go ahead and scratch them from the score card? Look, it may be the actual bitch in me coming out, but if I know you’re about to cut my string and break my heart, I’m not gonna give you the chance, especially on t.v., I’ll write you a very passive aggressive note, while in my head I’m giving you the ole’ “FUCK YOU!”, I’ll just do in in the comfort of an airplane. 

I must admit that I am #teampeter, but I think I could also be #teambryan. I understand where Peter seems to round out every requirement and I can also see where some may think that Bryan is a bit of a player and could be putting on a show. I will say that if he’s not chosen in the end and becomes the next Bachelor, I will be watching. But after all three one-on-ones during this episode, Bryan’s was the best. It was the most thought out, it was executed the best, it just seemed that either someone is pushing for Bryan to be the one or someone is campaigning for Bryan to be the next one. I like Dean, but I think he is out, which may bode well for Raven, she did show a bit of interest in him at the beginning of the season. It may be weird for her to date a guy that her friend made out with several times, but this is The Bachelor franchise, at this point nothing really surprises us. Anyway, I do think Eric is going home next week (a BXTCH can hope) and in the end it will come down to Peter and Bryan. After watching the previews for the hometowns, we know that Peter’s mom tells Rachel that he is not emotionally ready for marriage. Of course, we could’ve interpreted that all wrong as well, but if this episode was anything to go by, I think Bryan may be making up some ground and fast and a part of me wonders if part of what attracts Rachel to Bryan is his bad boy aspect. I don’t know if or that he is, he just looks the part and Rachel seems to be someone who has followed the rules all her life. . .she may be looking for that reason to step outside the expectation.

I understand I’m a mediocre blog at best, I get it, not all can hang with my sense of humor, but just once I would like to reach ABC and have them consider one of my ideas and this is the one. Look, the extravagant dates are fun and they make for great ratings, but you know what would impress your viewing audience even more? Normalcy. When it gets down to the final 3, 4, or even 5. . .how about we let dates be planned by the contestants. Make it a theme. A “What would we do if we were at home?” theme. Regardless of what Rachel does for a living, I’m quite sure that she’s not dropping $8000 for a watch on what amounts to a second date. Not to mention, she’s about to pick someone to propose and neither of them even know if the other can cook. That needs to be a requirement for the Mr. or Mrs. When the final 5 or so are left, do away with the group date and let one-on-ones take over. As much as you fuckers hit us with To Be Continued’s, this shouldn’t pose any sort of problems. Look, I enjoy seeing how the other half lives because let’s face facts, I can’t get my husband on a cruise ship, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be driving past the United Nations anytime soon, but every once and again, we would like to be able to relate to relationships that the show creates and we ain’t gonna be able to do that watching two people dog sled through the Alps. 

One final thought. . .there was no Chris Harrison in tonight’s episode. Has that happened before?

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The Bachelorette 2017 | Episode Six Re-Cap | 06.27.16

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Really, I don’t have much of a warning, we were in this same spot just yesterday. . .but I guess I could go ahead and say that tonight’s episode was good, but it was akin to having a really good date, one where you just know that the goods are going to deliver, then when all is uncovered, you find yourself staring at a penis instead of a cock. That’s the best analogy my dirty ass mind could conjure up. I guess my point would be that ABC set us up for tense happenings and didn’t deliver on that promise. Oh well, we did get some surprising results tonight. . .just keep reading, I’ll reveal all.

Yesterday On: So, some shit did go down, but we were all waiting for the epic showdown between Kenny and Lee and trust a BXTCH when she tells you that you didn’t miss much. But hopefully tonight will bring the happy ending we are all craving. Jack got sent home during his one-on-one and we also saw the end to Iggy and Jonathan’s run. Peter got a handful of some ass, both during the group date and later in a hot tub. Bryan is giving Peter a run for the money in the ‘whose dick can get the hardest’ game and truth be told, I can’t even tell at this point. 

Tonight On: Rachel is going to bestow two guys with a one-on-one, we get (1) group date, and the two-on-one between Kenny and Lee, gets wrapped up.

Two-On-One: This wasn’t a date by any definition, it was a helicopter ride to the middle of a field, where Rachel takes each of the guys into a private convo. On Monday, when Lee got his opportunity, he revealed to Rachel that not only was Kenny calling Lee names (yes, apparently we have gone all the way back to the 4th grade), but he was also aggressive, violent, and attempted to pull him out of a van (which if it happened, ABC kept it a secret). Upon hearing this astonishing news, Rachel takes Kenny aside AGAIN and inquires. He of course denies and when he meets back up with Lee and asks him about the van incident, Lee denies ever telling Rachel that. We collectively learned as a viewing audience what we really knew all along. . .and that was Lee is a straight up asshole, and I secretly hope that his dick never gets to feel the inside of a wet mouth ever again. Fingers crossed. It is at this point that I would’ve sent both guys home. . .together. I wouldn’t have the time or desire to referee, especially when I have yet to have my toes curled by either of the asshats in question. . .but Rachel has much more class and grace than I do and bases her decision on who it is she trusts more and if you really haven’t figured it out yet, she sends Lee back to Tennessee, though I’m guessing that if given the chance, they would’ve marked him ‘no returns’. Kenny did pull the idiot stick when he decided to have Rachel wait while he went back to bid Lee a warm farewell. It would’ve definitely been this point where Rachel should’ve just said ‘fuck it’ and told the pilot to get her the hell out of there. . .but again, she has a bit more grace than I do, and decided to wait him and his ego out. If you’re wondering whether or not the guys were pumped about Lee leaving, let’s just say I’m shocked they didn’t throw their own party. I should also let you in on the fact that Rachel didn’t give Kenny the rose either, she just decided that she needed a bit more conversational alone time with him, before she was able to bless him with the flower.

The next part of the night takes place in Rachel’s hotel room where Kenny finally gets some alone time with the Bachelorette. Rachel did come out swinging when she questioned his decision to go back and have the final word with Lee, he went with the ‘I’m a verbal person’ excuse, was it a great answer? Probably not, but it did lead to a pretty deep conversation about relationships and Kenny’s personality while in one. BXTCH side commentary: Kenny seems to be having a difficult time being away from his daughter, which is understandable and heartfelt, but I would be a bit more sympathetic if he were competing for a shit ton of money, enough that would change his daughter’s life for the better (not saying her life isn’t the best right now, just using a hypothetical). But c’mon, he is on a show, hoping to find his forever. And what happens if he is lucky enough to be chosen, somebody’s life is going to have to change and not once have I heard a conversation with him asking Rachel if she would be willing to move to Las Vegas, which is where I assume his daughter is, since he is having a very tough time being away from her. Wouldn’t that be something nice to know before either heart gets too invested? AND, surely he can feel (and witness) that his relationship with Rachel is no where near where Peter and Bryan’s relationship is with her. I think he may be putting too many of his eggs in Rachel’s basket. 

ABC doesn’t foreshadow very well, or maybe they do, depending on your outlook. But, during Monday’s group date, the editors of the show made it pretty obvious that Josiah is hanging on by the tips of his fingers, he isn’t aware of this, but as the viewing audience, it was very easy to pick up on. Prior to the Rose Ceremony tonight, he and Matt are having a discussion and it mostly consisted of Josiah needed to have his pride stroked with Matt providing the role of stroker. It ended with Josiah informing Matt that he does believe that he will be the last man standing in the end. Which is equivalent to him signing his walking papers.

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Once again, no cocktail party. . .our BXTCH ain’t about wasting time. There are eight guys who are vying for the coveted rose bud but only six to give out. Those with roses going in are: Bryan, Will, and Kenny. The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Will, 28

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Eric, 29

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Alex, 28

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Kenny, 35

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Adam, 27

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Josiah, 28

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Lee, 30

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Anthony, 26

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was pretty upfront prior to the Rose Ceremony, letting the guys basically know that if she’s not feeling it, they have to go. But, even I was shocked when she sent Anthony home. I thought his peaceful nature was very appealing. He kinda just stood in the background and was very observant and I thought they looked good together, obviously she didn’t consult with me, but I would’ve kept him around. I would like to say that I’m sad to see Josiah go, but that would be a lie.

The next adventure has the show going to Denmark. It doesn’t take long for the date card to arrive and for Eric to find out that he is next in line for a one-on-one.

One-on-One Date: “Eric, I’m cOPEN to love. . .” -Rachel | I’m thinking Eric probably creamed his pants when he heard his name read on this date card. And I should probably go full disclosure and tell you BXTCHES that I don’t like Eric, so this portion of the re-cap may be somewhat indignant, but hang tight I will get to the reason why in a bit. Things kick off with Eric meeting Rachel on the docks and some loving is shared. Now, think back to yesterday when I was discussing how good Bryan seemed to be with his tongue, and if he treated the lips on the face with magic, just imagine. . .surely you know where I was going with that. Well, think the exact opposite for Eric. I’m not saying that he is orally challenged, it just looks as if he may have a hard time working the tongue. A boat ride is in order and they use that time to start the process of getting to know one another. We find out that Rachel is looking to have four kiddos, while Eric is wanting to make himself ten. They make their way over to some hot tubs and get some full frontal from one of the locals, Eric declines when the offer is made to him. Once the nighttime arrives, they find themselves partaking in some amusement park fun and while I may not like Eric, Rachel does seem to be having a great time with him. The non-dinner time discussion moves things towards the somber side. When vetting these contestants, ABC must always find at least one who has a ‘I was never loved’ story. . .and this year that honor goes to Eric. He starts by telling Rachel how straight and narrow he walked when he was growing up, no nefariousness. He then moves into how he has never received love and it was his mother that he craved it from the most. He doesn’t go into detail about his relationship with his mom, just that she never really provided love to him or for him. Let’s press pause for one hot minute. Back during episode three, we learned that Eric is very inexperienced when it comes to relationships, but prior to that revelation, when he was having his alone time with Rachel, he confides in her that his whole life he has ran from his feelings and now he is at the point that he just doesn’t know what to do. Rachel then reassured him and all was good. Then when he meets back up around the campfire with Lee and Bryce, the greenness he has when it comes to relationships gets brought up, with no disputes from him. Now, fast forward to tonight’s discussion and the following statement: “As I got older and started to get into relationships with women, every time love would come, I would run.” Hmmm. . .that’s quite startling to learn that in the span of three episodes, his experience with relationships has grown. BXTCH side commentary: Okay, I’m just gonna say it. Eric is not keeping it 100. Just hear me out. . .first there’s the issue of the group date where we learned that he is very inexperienced when it comes to relationships, but then turns around tonight and talks about his previous relationships with Rachel. . .then during that same group date he has a very heart to heart with Rachel about running from his feelings. Now, back during that re-cap, I reminded all about how he is a published author, with two books listed on Amazon and one of those books is titled “100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom For Life”, where the reader is gifted with daily inspiration and since the book is currently sitting in my Kindle library, get ready to be inspired:

“When you’re full of LOVE nothing can stop you! When negativity screams loud, let your positivity shine. Be at peace with yourself. Find the good in your life. Let no one take your GREATNESS away. HAPPINESS is key, continue to believe.”

“Don’t take for granted the things you love and are passionate about. Find time to make time for those who value your time. Communicate your feelings and be open to learning. No one is perfect, but understanding is key! Stay positive.”

“Stop playing games and be straight forward with your communication. No vague language; honesty is the best policy. If you want something in life, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. Be clear and speak the truth in a positive way.”

“Don’t be afraid to express your feelings. Let go of hurt and anger and accept people for who they are. Learn to understand yourself more. Don’t bite off more than you can chew and make happiness your true nature. Seize the day!!”

“Live with unconditional love! No fears, no judgement, no expectation. Love is real, love is you, love is me, love is ‘WE!’ Please spread LOVE unconditionally!! Love your people for who they are and not what you think they should be.”

 

There are of course 95 more quotes I could throw your way, but for the sake of time, I’ll spare you. But I must ask, do these quotes sound like they are from a man who doesn’t know what love feels like because he has never been on the receiving end of it? Or how about someone who runs from his feelings, do these quotes fit that man? In his Author Bio, it does say that Eric came from a broken home and that he had to deal with adversity in the Baltimore streets. In his Acknowledgments, he does thank a lot of friends and family, ending it with “I truly love you all.” So, here’s the conclusion. Either he is lying to Rachel or he is the worst motivational speaker in the world. And since I also took a peek at this other title “Quotes to Shape Your Life”, I’m gonna go with the former, but these books aren’t burning up any bestseller list, so I’m sure the latter ain’t that far off. Whatever the fuck it is he threw Rachel’s way, she bought it, because the rose was pinned and the lips were kissed.

Group Date: “I’ve taken a viking to you guys.” -Rachel. Dean, Kenny, Bryan, Alex, Matt, Peter, Adam get the call, leaving Will the lucky man out and the one to receive the next one-on-one. The guys meet up with Rachel near the water and load it all up on a Viking ship and set sail? There actually were no sails, but they did row the shit out of that boat. The challenge for the day. . .some Viking fighting, what bad could come from that? After first competing in the Viking Games and after they have all been dressed to the nines, I gotta admit, Alex did make the mouth water a bit, it was game time. The first spectacle was the guys attempting to remove a greased stick from Rachel’s hands and unfortunately, it wasn’t nearly as dirty as it sounds, though Peter did manage to get his hands on her once again. In the end, the final two with the most Viking in them, were Kenny and Adam. And even though Kenny came out on top, both of the guys wind up with a cut eye. Is it me or does it seem that a lot of these group dates really come down to a battle of ‘who has the largest dick?’ Wouldn’t it be easier to just whip em’ out or at the very least, let Rachel peek in. Oh well, a BXTCH can dream.

It’s time to warm up with some cocktails and more opportunity for Rachel to get to know the guys. Bryan jumps first and immediately says hello with his tongue. Their conversations seem to still be hanging around the ‘is it too good to be true’ idea. She is continuing to conjure up all that can go wrong and he just floats like some Prince, ready to sweep her off her feet. Is it genuine? I have no idea, it is sexy as fuck though. There is a small part of me that can see where her skepticism with Bryan comes from, but the other part just thinks he is so pretty and just, so fucking pretty and he probably already loves her. They do discuss whether or not his family will accept her, the answer. . .yes they will. I still can’t get a read on whether or not she is starting to come around, I feel like the love for him is growing, but there is something that is holding her back that I don’t see when she is with Peter. 

Meanwhile, back at the hotel: Now that Eric has had his one-on-one (filled with lies) he can rest easy and offer some sort of advice to Will. We learn during this conversation that Will has really only given his love to those of the Caucasian variety. I don’t think he sees it as a problem, but for some crazy ass reason, Eric advises him to go ahead and let the beautiful black woman know that the only women of late that he has dated, have been as white as the new fallen snow. Great advice. I can certainly now see how motivational speaker and difference maker has been his calling. (insert sarcastic eye roll right here)

It’s Peter’s turn and I must admit, I do get a little giddy whenever the two of them are together. Once again, their conversation is just so easy, to the point that it’s Rachel asking Peter to kiss her. Our girl has got it bad and I’m thinking that there is a large chunk of America that does as well.

Kenny is beginning to struggle. The longer he is away from his daughter, the more reassurance he is needing from Rachel that there is a great possibility that he will be the one. It’s Matt that actually brings Rachel into the loop, but not in a ‘Lee is an asshole’ way, but more out of concern for a friend. When Rachel does sit down with Kenny, it all comes out. Rachel listens and in the end, knowing how important his daughter is to him, the best course of action is to send Kenny home. I do like Kenny, but I also think that this was the right decision and I do think that a friendship was born out of the relationship that they have built. In the end, Peter was given the group date rose and it seems that he is beginning to match Bryan kiss for kiss, ass grab for ass grab, and if the look on Bryan’s face was any indication, he now realizes who his competition is. I would like to go ahead and point out that once again, no one has stepped up with an offer to walk Rachel out. 

One-on-One: “Will you be my sweetie?” -Rachel | It’s time to see if Will has got what it takes and he will get that opportunity in Sweden. One of Rachel’s concerns is whenever Will is around her, he seems to clam up, so she is hoping that he lets loose a little. Throughout the date, we get some confessionals from Rachel and really the entire time, she stresses how much more she wants from Will. I think (and you know I am the expert), that her relationships with Bryan and Peter are so electric and passionate, that it’s hard for her when she is with one of the guys and she not getting the same from them. I don’t think Will did anything wrong, he acted like anyone would expect on a first date, it’s just that his first date with Rachel has come after she has not only had dates with the likes of Peter, Bryan, and even Dean, but each and every time that she is alone with them, erections are happening. . .theirs and hers. Just re-visit the hot tub with Peter. Will isn’t going to be able to compete with that. Things don’t improve when they meet up for dinner (but not dinner) and Will decides to inform Rachel of his history with the white girls and that’s when we learn that Rachel’s dating history has been predominantly with black men. Funnily enough, at this point, there are only two black men left, so I’m not too sure what to think about her revelation. Regardless of what I think or believe, Rachel just isn’t feeling it and she decides to send Will back to the good ole’ U. S. of A. You know you are wielding some serious pussy power, when the motherfucker you just broke up with, thanks you and that was delivered AFTER she held the rose in her hand, while telling him it was time to go. That’s my kind of BXTCH.

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Color me fucked, ABC is not gonna continue the Rose Ceremony into the next episode. Only one guy goes tonight and she is so torn on her decision, that she has to walk away before the process even begins. The only ones who are safe are Eric and Peter. She does preface the inevitable heartbreak by telling the guys that tonight’s goodbye, is the hardest one yet. The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Eric, 29

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Adam, 27

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Kenny, 35

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Alex, 28

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Will, 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know, I know, it broke my heart to see Alex go, and even though Alex was in my top four, Peter and Bryan are in my top two. But look, I have said from the beginning that if Alex didn’t make all the way to the end, maybe we would see him on BIP and he and Kristina could hook-up. That is what I’m crossing my fingers for now.

The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com“What I see in this room is my future. And to those that I have to say goodbye to, I’m so sorry. But, I honestly just don’t see you as my husband.” -Rachel

“If she doesn’t give me a rose, there is something wrong with her brain.” -Josiah

“Can you kiss me?” -Rachel

I think it’s best to move the elephant out of the room and talk about the race thing head on. While I heard Rachel when she told Will that she has mostly dated black men, I’m not sure if I believe that. It’s either she’s fibbing a bit or Nick’s dick did a number on her and she is looking for some repeats. I mean he did give Raven her very first happy ending, so maybe he’s packing something solid gold. I’m having a hard time with the only black guy that’s left being Eric. I don’t make it a secret with how I feel about him (obviously), I’m having a believing that Eric brings more than Anthony. I know that what we see is not what she sees, but it pisses me off that not only did Eric question her genuineness, but also actually had the nerve to ponder if she really wasn’t in it for the black guys. I have a hard time embracing those who just outright lie and that’s where I think Eric is. I have no doubt that his relationship with his mother is rocky or non-existent, but for him to use her lack of love as a way to get closer to Rachel, is a conniving thing to do. He actually discusses karma in one of his books, this may be a good time for him to go and review that chapter. I do worry about the public pressure she will face with only one black guy left in the game. She ain’t gonna get it from me, but I can’t imagine how hard it was for her to make those decisions. However, if ABC was looking for their first black Bachelor, this BXTCH wouldn’t be too mad about Anthony. . .or Will. Something to ponder.

Do we think Bryan is pure in his feelings for Rachel OR do we think that Bryan is auditioning to become the next Bachelor? I gotta say that there is a lot of magnetism when he and Rachel are alone. He is very alpha and very sexy. . .trust, as someone who reads a fuck ton of books, I can easily picture him as one of the leading men. Having said that, I like him a lot, but I may be feeling Peter just a bit more. It’s funny how different they are, one screams ‘making love’ and the other screams ‘I’m about to fuck you up against this wall and in the process I’ll be sure to ruin you for any other guy, because you will be feeling me for days’. Regardless of how different they are, Rachel has amazing chemistry with both. Is there such a thing as “Brother Husbands” because maybe that’s the way to go, not to mention how great that reality show would be.

I’ve done my research with this franchise and I am well aware of the fact that contestants on The Bachelor are responsible for their own hair and make-up. Which would explain a lot of the white girl weave problems and let’s face facts, the longer we make it into the season, the more of a hot mess they are. I also know that when the woman gets relegated to be the star of the show, she no longer has to fuss over all of that nonsense, there are actually people there to do it for her. And if I’m on the truth train already, I might as well give props where they are due. Rachel seems to be someone who holds a lot of natural beauty, but whoever it is that is touching her up with a pretty stick and making sure her wardrobe is on fleek (did I use that right?), is doing a great job because our girl is fine. I’m saying all of this to get to my next point. I think that ABC should offer the girls of The Bachelor a couple of days prior to the start of filming some classes on how to complete the look. I’m not saying provide hair and make-up each episode, but for starters, you guys have got to let some of these girls make their way to a salon at some point during the season. Those weaves are not going to re-sew themselves and there ain’t nothing wrong with bringing someone in and showing the women how to best use make-up that’s the most camera friendly. Throw em’ a bone or I guess even better. . .a blending sponge.

There is no episode on Monday 7/3, which is why I’m sure ABC got two in this week. Be sure to tune in however, because things are tensing up and we are down to six, which means hometowns are right around the corner.

Also, I am breaking my Big Brother cherry, I just hope pain is not involved. I will be doing some episode re-caps, fingers crossed, so stay tuned for those.

The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays. . .7pm CENTRAL/8pm EASTERN

 

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It's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comIt's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBXTCHES Gotta Warn: First thing. . .we are blessed with two episodes this week, but all that really indicates is we’re just getting one really long ass episode, cut in half. So, as great as tonight was, we have to wait until tomorrow for the continuation. I know that I compared The Bachelorette (the show, not the actual person) to the equivalent of a modern day soap opera, tonight’s episode just really hammered that point home even further. We do get some drama tonight, ABC wasn’t gonna overfill our bowl, they did need to leave some shit for tomorrow, what tonight gave us was some heat and get ready BXTCHES. . .a couple of these guys are most definitely not afraid to go after what it is they want. 

Last Week On: We said goodbye to Brady, Diggy, and Bryce and to prove to you how uneventful those losses were. . .I bet you BXTCHES didn’t even recall watching those guys walk out. Dean got the one-on-one, Josiah won the spelling bee, and Peter rapped. Kenny and Lee ended the episode with a showdown that will carry over to tonight. 

This Week On: Tonight the gang moves from Hilton Head, SC and take this gig international. They will kick things off in Norway and we will get (1) one-on-one, (1) group date, and (1) two-on-one. . .let’s get started.

We pick up where we left off and that’s the feud that is brewing during the group date cocktails. The feud in question is between Kenny and Lee. Now, it’s really just a bunch of he told on me and now he must be set straight nonsense. When ABC left us with a serious case of blue balls last week, we were all under the impression that Kenny was about to lay one on Lee, and I ain’t talking about love either. Kenny addresses the aggressive issue, Lee continues to goad him while twisting some words around. Kenny calls him a snake and it was all very disappointing, akin to watching the air deflate from a balloon. C’mon, the game needs to be stepped up, we got good doses from Chad and Alex, we expect more from the two of them. The issue of being too good to be true comes up during her discussion with Bryan and that motherfucker lays it on thick. So, he is either the real deal and she needs to scoop him up quick OR we’re gonna be calling him an asshole in the end. Good thing we are not forced to pick a door. . .yet. But on a positive note, when Bryan goes in for a kiss, he goes all in. I am super shocked that clothes have stayed on up to this point, because there is not a doubt in my mind, that if those two were alone, the make-out session would have a totally different outcome. When it’s time to hand out the rose, everyone has high hopes, but Bryan (and his tongue) must’ve worked her over good, because he’s leaving the date in a very good place. And with him now being on the receiving end of two roses, the other guys are starting to realize how crazy the chemistry is between the two of them, but right now either the jealousy is non-existent or Kenny wanted it to appear that way so he could take a jab at Lee, which had Lee responding with an impressive “Fuck you.”. On a side note: When Rachel gets up to leave a group date, why is there not one guy up, offering to walk her out? Dean made the offer once and she accepted, but it just seems like the perfect time to get a couple minutes alone with her, while offering some sort of normalcy. That’s what one would do in a regular setting, right? I’m gonna lay this one on Bryan, he should’ve made the offer. Mainly so we could watch them kiss again, but partly because it’s the gentlemanly thing to do. Some points are gonna have to be knocked off for the Casanova.

In case our memory has failed us, it has been a long seven days, but Jack was awarded a one-on-one date last week, but we’re just now getting to it. Let me digress for just a bit. When the cast was revealed, Jack was one of my favorites. Not only was he handsome, but they are both attorneys and are both from Dallas. He also has a really good backstory, which maybe shouldn’t factor into a relationship, but it helped him win points on my scoresheet. Having said all of that, his appeal has lost some of its luster along the course of the show, so I’m hoping that this one-on-one would shine him up a bit more. The beginning of the date even has Rachel admitting how perfect they are on paper. They kick things off with shucking some oysters and it looked about as disgusting as it sounds. My favorite part of the date is when they got themselves some shag lessons, because there isn’t a woman alive above the age of 30, who hasn’t watched that movie about 100 times. Now, I know that some say that you can tell how well a man moves in the bed by how well he moves on the dance floor, if this fact rings true. . .then Rachel’s belly button is in for a world of hurt. The conversation that should flow easy, is painful. Jack is making an effort, but his effort is becoming embarrassingly hard to watch.

Back at the Hotel: Lee and Will are in the midst of discussing the drama that is unfolding between Lee and Kenny. Every single time that the issue of drama comes up and the issue of the guys talking to Rachel about said drama, the ball always gets thrown back to Rachel. Lee has told Will that it was Rachel that asked him about the issues with Kenny. It’s almost like some of these guys have no idea that Rachel will in fact watch these episodes. . .Lee does feel as if he is providing a service to Rachel, but it is starting to take its toll on him. . .oh the pains of being a racist. Will tries his best at educating Lee and how it gets translated when you use the word ‘aggressive’ so freely as an identifying descriptor towards black men. Staying true to his racist form, Lee turns it around and accuses Kenny as playing the race card. It was all very “Remember the Titans”. While Will wasn’t and still isn’t my favorite, he gained a bit of ground tonight.

Dinner time has approached and if we were just gonna go with Jack’s perception of the date up to this point. . .he is not only all in, but he is starting to fall. The conversation kicks off well enough, but Rachel is missing passion when it comes to Jack. Unfortunately for Rachel, she wears every internal expression she goes through on her face. Jack may have yet to pick up on it, but Rachel is our girl, so we know when she just ain’t feeling things and I gotta say, she may be sitting through this portion of the date, but going by the looks on her face, Jack won’t be sticking around. The nail in the coffin for me was when he talked about bringing her back to Dallas. She asked him what they would do and being from the DFW area myself, he could’ve rattled off a list of things, this motherfucker went with, locking the door and hanging out. Well, color me stupid, but isn’t that what the two of them are doing on this date? C’mon Jack, you gotta bring it better than that. Unfortunately, Rachel lays it all out and tells Jack that he is missing the X-Factor and cuts things off with him before any more time is invested. I really think that for Rachel and Jack, they are better off as friends. And I gotta admit that I do feel a bit of pain for any future belly buttons that he may come across if this is his “look”:

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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Will, 28

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Eric, 29

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Alex, 28

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Kenny, 35

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Anthony, 26

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Josiah, 28

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Lee, 30

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Adam, 27

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Jack, 32

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Iggy, 30

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Jonathan, 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, Lee continues to stay on life support. But once again, Rachel seems very reluctant to pin it on him. Thank fuck that this two-on-one date is about to go down. Now that the roses have been handed out, it’s time to take this shit international. First up is Oslo, Norway

I guess Rachel is an eager beaver and wants no time wasted when it comes to spending it with all of her boys. She meets up with the guys and quickly moves in to take Bryan on their one-on-one. Now, I may be super excited about this date because let’s face facts, Rachel and Bryan’s relationship is kinda playing out like a really good romance novel. But, either Rachel is really wanting to solidify her chemistry with Bryan or the last week has pushed her past her point and she is really wanting to just have some fun and a little sexy time. Regardless of the cause, the other guys are really starting to take notice of the electrifying chemistry she shares with Bryan and to settle down the jealousy, Dean throws around the ‘what if’ of Bryan not returning. Now, we all now that would be an even bigger shock than the Falcons losing the Super Bowl, but I found it commendable that he would try to calm some nerves.

Rachel does confess (to the camera) that the reason Bryan was her first choice in Norway, was because of the ‘too good to be true’ dynamic he brings when they’re together. She acknowledges the heat that ignites when they are in one another’s company, but she just wants to be sure that there is more there than sparks. She does go on to point out that Bryan is the complete package: looks, older, great job. . .but what is the catch. Why is he still single? On a quick side note: Am I the only one who finds some resemblance between Bryan of The Bachelorette and Bryan from Color Me Badd? Only the 90’s version of him, not the current one. Maybe this is why I’m fanning myself constantly when he’s gets himself from screen time.

They kick things off by rappelling down an Olympic ski jump. Crazy as fuck if you ask me, but what better way to become even more connected to your future spouse than by possibly plummeting to your death. Once they finally find their way off the side of the ski jump, things start to rappel quite quickly (no pun intended), they even have time for some lovin’. They briefly discuss Rachel’s concerns, but not in great enough detail that slams the gavel in one direction or the other. We can only take from what we see and from what I can gather, these two are starting to develop something. . .it could certainly be purely physical, but maybe the one-on-one is what was needed to start in on the intellectual level. 

Meanwhile back at the hotel: Our resident motivation speaker (but really Debby Downer), Eric, is beginning to question Rachel’s connection with the remaining black guys and takes the concern even further when he wonders aloud that “maybe dating brothers might not be her choice at this time”. His thoughts have lead him down this path because out of all of the ‘brothers’ in the house, Anthony is the only one who has been blessed with one-on-one time. Funnily enough, Eric is pondering these concerns with Anthony. Anthony may understand where Eric is coming from, however, he doesn’t agree with him. Anthony kinda puts it all in perspective and it seems that Eric may leave the discussion reading from the same page and book as Anthony, but only time will tell.

Going into the nighttime side of the date, Rachel is really wanting to put her fears to rest and either hear or feel something from Bryan that allows her to stop doubting in what he offers and to start believing in his words. We did get an ‘aha’ moment when Rachel begins to reveal a bit of her past. We learn that her older sister was always the pretty one and Rachel was always the cool one and it wasn’t until college that she started to turn some heads, which made it difficult to take compliments and believe any goodness from men. . .so now we know and so does Bryan, now we just wait to see what he does with the information. He does relate to her a bit with his own awkward high school story. We finally get a past relationship story from him, in which we learn that he was in a four year relationship, but when it came time to discuss the serious stuff with his ex, he deflected, he then realized that he needed to strap one on and be a man. His lesson from that was never leaving a situation without the other knowing where he stands. It wasn’t a deep, dark story, but we did learn a bit more. He does lay it down when he admits that is is “truly, falling in love” with Rachel and since she wears every thought almost as well as she wears her MAC (though I’m not sure where I stand with the gold eye color). It was very apparent that she had to fight back the urge to scream “ME TOO!” She later confesses to the camera that she believes him when he confesses his love and that she “likes Bryan a lot. A lot.” 

Meanwhile back at the hotel: While they sit around and wonder how Bryan’s date is going, the date card arrives. Once the names are read, Kenny and Lee realize that a showdown starring The Wrestler vs. The Racist is about to commence. 

Group Date: “I’m looking for a guy, who’s good with his hands.” -Rachel. Adam, Dean, Anthony, Peter, Matt, Will, Alex, Eric, and Josiah are up. Handball is the name of the game and laughter is the name of the uniform. It’s Red vs. Blue and even Rachel gets in on the fun. It gets especially frisky when Peter decides to remove his hand from the ball and place them on Rachel’s ass. This does not go unnoticed by Josiah, who chimes in with “. . .he picks her up and he has a handful of ass. I’m talking about a handful of ass.”. . .”Damn, I wish that was me.” Now, he could be referring to Peter or Rachel at this point, who knows? Will comes out as the MVP, which really forced Rachel to pay attention to what Will can bring to the relationship. The cocktail party comes along and Will uses his time to really show some vulnerability, he also lays on a couple of kisses. Alex has written down his thoughts, which seemed a bit strange to me, but he makes up for it when he takes control of the kiss. . .yeah it was pretty hot. Matt gifts her with some song lyrics and Eric is still placing himself in the friend zone. Now, just as Rachel is confessing to the camera that she doesn’t see how the night could go wrong, ABC edits in her sitting down with Josiah and anyone who watches the show, knows that things are most likely not going to bode well for Josiah. The discussion starts out with Josiah laying it on super thick. He tells Rachel how beautiful she is and how his dad knew on just the second date with his mother that he was going to marry her, he then continues the proverbial finger diddle when he tells her that he believes that she is the woman of his dreams and he just wants to grow old with her. Now, at this point I think that Rachel is fighting with her instinct to run, but she holds it together. She fires back when she tells Josiah that she wants him to ask questions about her, not just things that he has read about her. Instead of Josiah jumping aboard that boat, he compliments her again with how perceptive and amazing she is. She then tells the camera that “he sounds very disingenuous” and makes her feel as if he is “more fascinated with the idea” of her “than really getting to know who Rachel is” Of course, Josiah believes it was the most “real conversation” he has had with Rachel up to this point. It’s now time for Peter to put them all to shame. Even in the short time that he has known her, he has picked up on the fact that she gives visual cues. And while I’m usually all about the conversation that goes down between Rachel and whatever guy, tonight is not the case. As soon as the two of them move things to the balcony, things begin to heat up. . .in more ways than one. The hot tub in the corner is just taunting them to take advantage and take advantage they do. Before we know it, they have stripped down and Rachel is giving Peter one hell of a lap dance. How his dick came back from that, we will never know. I’m sure it was a mean one-on-one session between Peter and his balls later that evening. His time away from the guys was certainly pointed when Peter joined them and somebody mentions “Mr. 3 1/2 hours”, just imagine what the mumbling would’ve been if one of them had interrupted the rodeo in the hot tub, because if Josiah thought that Peter had his hands full of Rachel’s ass during the game, he would’ve gotten an eyeful out on that balcony. Oh, and the hot tub idea was all on her. As much as I thought she would be pinning Peter with the rose tonight, that honor went to Will, which leads Peter to start second guessing hisself and allows some doubt to creep in.

Two-On-One: “Kenny and Lee, your fate is up in the air.” -Rachel “Two men, one rose. One stays, one goes.” -Chris Harrison | I guess we are where we thought we would be, it just pisses me off that Rachel had to keep Lee around for the sake of ratings, but without further ado, let’s get to this date. If it were me, I would just sit at the table with both of the guys, and put it all out there. Let’s courtroom this bitch. But, Rachel being the lawyer she is, decides to separate the two and takes Kenny away first. Kenny puts it out there and tells Rachel that he is looking for a “forever thing”, now he immediately hits Rachel with the idea of wanting someone who his daughter can emulate. I get it, BUT. . .I don’t really think the way to go is to start talking about the role she is going to play in his daughter’s life. Also, isn’t that what her mother is for? He covers the Lee debacle by telling Rachel that he believes Lee thought he was losing ground where his relationship with her was concerned and needed to lash out. BXTCH side commentary: Okay, this is where this show gets a bit muddy for me. I get it’s entertainment, I get that ratings are involved, BUT. . .if Rachel is someone who is as perfect on paper as she is in person (Kenny’s analysis), then what difference does it make where Lee stands with her? This is why I am Team Peter and Team Bryan. I don’t know enough yet to know if they are The One, but at least they stay out of it. They allow the villain to shoot himself in the foot. This tattle telling that these guys go through is exhausting. I prefer Kenny over Lee, but now Kenny is irritating the fuck out of me. Dude, just sit with her and talk, you have made a child, surely you know the steps. If the discussion needs to move towards the drama, then let her guide it. All of this, just so ABC could step up the drama. That’s insulting. It did seem that Kenny did a decent job of convincing Rachel that the drama is being led more by Lee and even Rachel confesses that her gut tells her that Kenny is telling the truth. Kenny backtracks (where I’m concerned) when he joins Lee and starts up with the constant babble. Just shut the fuck up and let Lee do Lee, a true asshole can’t keep that shit buried for long. When Lee is put on the stand, I don’t have the first clue where the vile that spewed from his mouth came from. Now, there was truth in Kenny calling Lee names, but am I the only one who doesn’t remember Kenny pulling Lee from a van? Regardless, Lee does tell Rachel that it occurred, he then tells her that the unfriendly side of Kenny only comes out when he (Kenny) drinks and that Kenny has confessed to him that he has a dark side. I haven’t witnessed any of this, but that’s not to say it hasn’t happened, but I don’t think it happened. Lee is definitely laying on the victim card and it may be confusing Rachel, but her look is saying that she doesn’t really believe him. She does pull Kenny away again, to address Lee’s accusations, this is the time where I would put them together and let the argument ensue, but Rachel being the diplomatic one, goes a different route. Kenny of course denies Lee’s accusations and it seems that Rachel believes him, but it also appears that Lee did exactly what he set out to do, which is to rile Kenny up. Whenever you begin having a conversation with thin air, things are probably not going to end well for you and Kenny is all up in the air’s business and even though Lee is just yards away, it seems as if Kenny is more content complaining to no one. What happens next you ask? Well, I don’t fucking know because we have to wait for Tuesday night to roll around for the conclusion. I guess I should be grateful that it’s just one day and not seven.

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“I don’t give a damn about Kenny and Lee. Unless someone starts throwing punches, I ain’t getting involved. That said, I will watch.” -Will

“I wish Lee’s dad would’ve instilled a little bit more manhood in him. But maybe Lee’s dad was like ‘nah, that’s a bitch, I’m good. He can go out into the world and let somebody else whip his ass.’. . .”I feel sorry for Lee’s parents, because they gotta be like ‘damn, that’s our son’.” -Kenny

“I would like to lay my cock on your fucking chin, because you’re a bitch.” -Kenny                     *I actually had to put the pieces of this quote together, good thing I know all about being a BXTCH and speak it fluently.

“I love parents.” -Jack

Brah, she likes Bryan.” -Josiah

Well, we most certainly are getting somewhere. I know I have been beating this Lee thing over and over again, but I’m a wordy BXTCH and I just don’t find the issue to be nugatory-shout out to Ryan Skidmore for schooling a BXTCH on a new word. Much love!-It’s no secret that those who run these reality shows like to pit a good guy against a bad guy, I get that, but this situation is getting a bit dicey. We are dealing with someone who we now know is a racist, consistently trying to egg on a black contestant. We can argue points all day long, but what really cemented Lee as a bonafide asshole is when he confesses to the camera that he was gonna “get his girl” and he wasn’t referring to himself, he was saying that he was gonna get Kenny’s girl. That alone clued me in to Lee’s true mission and it’s not to give Rachel his last name. C’mon, he has to know that Kenny is not leading the field when it comes to his relationship with Rachel, so really he’s just being a d-bag. I’m certainly not excusing Kenny, I think this would be the perfect time to educate him on how to walk away. If Dean is able to recognize Lee’s less than noble ways, then surely Kenny should’ve identified it. I’m not suggesting a run to Rachel to tell her that Lee is racist, but let the chips fall and I can guarantee that they will land where they are supposed to.

Do we think that the sexual chemistry she has with these guys are going to play a big role in her final pick? While I think it’s important, do we believe that she will lean towards someone that she has an intellectual spark with, but has yet to get a rise in her libido with? Because for the love of the reverse cowgirl, let’s talk about the sexual tension that is brewing between Rachel and Bryan AND Rachel and Peter. Just when I jump on one team, I’m forced to switch positions, because the other one then brings in their tongue game. My top four are: Bryan, Peter, Anthony, and Alex. I’m a bit shaky about Alex, but after the kiss he laid on her tonight, I may keep him around a bit. I do have Peter being the one on bended knee in the end and after that hot tub scene tonight. . .girl, you better be ready to take that for a ride. But, Good Golly Miss Molly, I love the way Bryan takes control of the kiss and goes all in. . .and if he’s that good with working the lips on her face, can you BXTCHES just imagine. . .But hey, we were all witnesses to the way Peter used his hands on her ass in the water, I ain’t mad at that. I guess the conclusion is, we’ll just have to wait and see.

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: I don’t know how we actually got through the last week, we didn’t have Rachel and the drama filled angst that her boys bring every Monday to kick it off. . .we had to be satisfied instead with the NBA and the boys from Cali celebrating in their victory, and c’mon let’s face it, that was anti-climatic at best. . .totally expected and left me not quite satisfied. And in other news, you BXTCHES know we’re gonna have to talk about the shit that’s going down on BIP and I will most definitely get to it, but it won’t be until Final Thoughts, so hold off on your happy ending until then. This week’s episode of The Bachelorette almost puts The Young and the Restless to shame, that’s how soapy it was. During/after Jojo’s season, I remember thinking how much more bat shit crazy the guys are than the girls. And unfortunately or fortunately (depending on how you like your dick cooked), Jojo’s season wasn’t an anomaly, Rachel’s boys did their homework and are coming at us, full on bitch-mode. These motherfuckers could have their own reality show on the Lifetime network. Since we missed a week, let’s do a quick re-cap. . .

Last Week On: DeMario asked for another chance and our Queen said “Hell to the Naw!” (R.I.P. Whitney). . .the hot mess that was brought to us by Blake and Lucas got sent home, but not before a pseudo fight that could’ve and would’ve been put to shame by third graders (and that’s probably an insult to all of those trekking through the elementary school life). . .we got to watch some beautiful things go down on Ellen, which only proved that there is a Bachelor/ette god somewhere and wishes are granted, Fred did get sent home on that group date, because according to Rachel, kissing him was like kissing a boy, surely that deflated his dick. . .Eric begins the obligatory freak out, the one every season brings, thinking that Rachel is going to “Fred” him and that just opens a whole box of crazy that continues into tonight’s episode. . .we got visits from some of Rachel’s besties from last season and we also got some pretty intense mud wrestling. Fun times. We also got hit with another “To Be Continued”. . .

This Week On: They’re headed to Hilton Head, SC and this week will give us (2) one-on-one dates and (1) group date. Though the second one-on-one won’t come until next week.

Tonight we are continuing the cocktail party from last week and for a quick reminder, date roses were given to: Alex, Anthony, and Eric. Unfortunately, we pick up right where we left off and that’s with a bunch of men arguing like a bunch of (insert whatever descriptor fits here). Lordy lou, I hope these guys never get a good blowie again. Truth is, I’m not really on anyone’s team, my favorites aren’t even engaging in the nonsense, BUT. . .I can’t even consider Lee’s position anymore, given what I now know about him and not that I’m a violence oriented gal, but that body slam Kenny put on his ass last week, is starting to make my toes curl. In the end, nothing got solved, Eric gave us a “You do you, Imma do me” shout out, and I have come to the conclusion that when it comes time to show off some prowess in the bedroom, these are the type of guys that poke around hoping to hit the right hole, finishing right after beginning, and then blame the woman for not getting hers when she had the chance. In other words, they’re a bunch of chumps. But, let’s keep telling the story. . .when Kenny sits down with Rachel, it doesn’t take long for Lee to try and cut their conversation short, Kenny asks for sixty more seconds, Lee hears sixteen and actually stands off to the side and counts, like the small-minded fool he is. On a side note: First, when did manners become non-existent? And, for all of these contestants who think it’s cute to impede on someone else’s discussion. . .do you think that’s sexy? Do you think it causes her nipples to stand at attention or make her loins quiver? Just once, I would like to see one of the Bachelor/ettes say “Do you hear me talking? It is rude to interrupt, now you get to go to the end of the line.” Besides being a racist, small dick asshole, we know that Lee is an aspiring country music singer and given the romantic nature of the show and the fact that there is probably a lot of alone/down time, Lee could’ve whipped up some verses that would’ve had Rachel dying to move up the date of the Fantasy Suites and even if he’s not skilled enough in coming up with the right words, he could’ve crooned his favorite tune (surely he knows who Conway is) and had her going in to thank him with her tongue. . .but not Lee, he interrupted Kenny so he could show Rachel that he carved the word ‘enchanting’ into a piece of wood with a knife that belonged to his grandfather. Remember the third graders I spoke of earlier? They do more intricate projects in art class. . .JFC, there is no way that this idiot has ever looked a pussy in the eye, I’m assuming he still calls his mother whenever the wind blows and his dick begins to tent. . .Dean may have Lee figured out. . .“The only people that I’ve seen Lee pick fights with have been not the people that uh, he’s used to seeing on a daily basis, from a cultural perspective.” The producer then asks “What do you mean?” to which Dean responds with “You know exactly what I mean when I say that. The longer Lee sticks around the more everyone will become aware of his intolerance.” Dean has just shot up my list. 

Ahhh Bryan (that’s me swooning). He may be putting on a show, but Good Lawdy Miss Clawdy he is good, because I’m all in. Rachel does call him out a tiny bit, she tells him that his charm scares her or rather his use of it. She thinks it’s too good to be true, he thinks it’s a fairy tale and he then lays on the reassurances, then lays on the lips and all of the fear is forgotten. Kenny gets more and more “salty” (his description, not mine) the longer he sits and marinates in Lee and makes the decision to have himself a chit chat with the wood whittler. A chit chat that gets fully blown into wrestling match of the yelling kind. One that gets so loud, Rachel and Bryce get interrupted. And the craziness mixed with the drama of the night, has Rachel discouraged. During her confessional she breaks down about the pressures that the experience is bringing and how in the end she will be the one judged for the decisions that she makes. Since the cocktail party has deflated quickly, Rachel makes the decision to just get on with the Rose Ceremony and put some out of their misery, sooner rather than later. 
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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Will, 28

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Jack, 32

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Iggy, 30

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Eric, 29

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Jonathan, 31

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Alex, 28

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Kenny, 35

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Anthony, 26

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Josiah, 28

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Lee, 30

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Adam, 27

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Brady, 29

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Bryce, 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can very well tell, Lee keeps ticking on. . .and maybe this BXTCH is reading too much into it, but when she gives him the very last rose, it was with reluctance. This is why I can’t get on board with the idea of buying your groceries online, then going to pick them up. I don’t want anyone picking out my apples, so I definitely couldn’t get behind someone picking out my dick. No way, I need to be the one who examines it and feels it out for bad spots and any signs of spoilage. That way when I take a big ole’ bite out of it and the taste it just not right, I ain’t got no one to blame but me.

The ones left head off to South Carolina and check into their resort and in true Gag Me With a Spoon fashion (yes, I did take a trip to 1982 and brought that back as a souvenir), stand on the balcony while crying out “Rachel!!!”. . .my vagina just dried up faster than the Sahara. The date card arrives and everyone is jonesing at the chance for the first one-on-one away from LA. But, Dean is the only one that gets that privilege and his date starts almost immediately after the card is read. BXTCH side commentary: It’s almost comical to watch how stressed the guys get over not being knighted with a date and I’m sure it does something not so great to a man’s ego when they are forced to watch someone walk away hand in hand with the girl that makes you feel all tingly. But, here’s my take. The ones that Rachel is picking right now are the ones that she needs sequestered time with, just to make sure that there is a spark there. Dean is the youngest of the bunch at 25. Rachel is 31, so my guess is, she is just looking to be reassured that his age isn’t gonna pose a problem.

One-on-One Date: Dean, “Our love is about to take off.” -Rachel. The date starts with a little picnic and during that interaction, a blimp flies overhead and we quickly learn that the next phase of the date is going to be a ride in the blimp, we also learn that Dean is terrified of heights, so this should be an adventure. While I felt Dean’s trepidation in boarding the blimp, I don’t think I could have, however, I must admit that the views were pretty spectacular. Rachel and Dean got the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat and the cherry on top of the sundae was when the blimp flew by the resort, announcing to the other guys that “Rachel and Dean are in here” and “Rachel and Dean 4 Eva”, it didn’t sit well with the others. Rachel and Dean’s discussion flew very organically and even the kiss was natural, so as much as the guys were hoping that Dean’s age was gonna come into play, so far he’s killing it.

The crew went out of their way for the nighttime portion of this date. It is so picturesque that one couldn’t help but start to fall. Even though I know that we are only four episodes in, but so far the “get to know you” convos that are happening during the one-on-ones are right on point. Dean and Rachel talk about how they grew up, which leads to a very depressing story about how breast cancer claimed Dean’s mom when he was just 15, it was a very sad Terms of Endearment moment, but one that brought Rachel and Dean closer together. Of course he gets the rose and the kiss. Doing what ABC seems to do best during some of these dates. . .promotion, Russell Dickerson gets the nod. Which I guess the tactic works, because even this BXTCH looked him up. The song is Yours and is from his yet to be released debut album. I am not a fan of the concert with the couple dancing on a platform for all to see and take pictures of and record BUT it got the job done because Dean confesses that he is starting to fall in love and that it was the best date he has ever been on. I would like to use this time to point out that Lee wouldn’t even need a concert to go off to, he could’ve put on his own private show. . .for one. . .but decided to be a whiny little bitch instead. Well played ABC, well played.

Group Date: “I wanted to see who was ready for commitment.” -Rachel. Alex, Anthony, Peter, Bryan, Jonathan, Adam, Matt, Kenny, Lee, Iggy, Eric, Will, and Josiah meet Rachel on the docks and get ready for what I’m sure is going to be a very interesting date. I mean they are going to board a boat, so I wouldn’t be surprised if someone gets chunked into the water. The date starts off with a dance line of sorts, one that was not impressive in the least, it border lined on embarrassing when Jonathan aka Tickle Monster showed us his moves. When Peter gave Rachel her Titanic moment (without the boat sinking and death and the depressing stuff), I think it started to dawn on the other guys just how crazy good their chemistry is. She already had them take off their shirts, well most of them anyway, Josiah tried to show off by doing some push-ups, Kenny pulled out his inner rapper which was countered by Peter doing the same. Now, I’m no hip-hop expert and I think it takes some nerve to just stop and freestyle and I’m not even going to critique either one, but when Peter steps up to channel his inner Vanilla Ice, I would’ve went with Eminem, but trust a BXTCH when she tells you it wasn’t even close. . .this is the look on Rachel’s face.

We all know what that look means and it has nothing to do with words coming out of his mouth and more to do with what she is wanting to put in hers. That girl wants some of Peter’s jiggle juice. The rap was horrible and somewhat adorable at the same time. . .it could not have been easy for that white boy to lay down some rhymes, he used the word ‘fart’ for crying out loud. I feel like this portion of the date would have been much more effective if they would’ve just dropped trou and pulled out a ruler. But now it’s time for the intellect portion of the date. . .the Spelling Bee. When that bomb was dropped, you could easily pick out the ones who knew they were not going to last long. Let’s just get to who was eliminated and on what word:

Kenny-champagne (champange)

Iggy-boudoir (bourdeaux)

Eric-Facade (physde)

Peter-Coitus (quicui)-he didn’t even get to finish (no pun intended)

Anthony-boutonniere (boutenere)

Will-physiological (psy) he didn’t get to finish either

That left Josiah the winner of the spelling bee and what I’m assuming he believes to be, a direct road to wedded bliss. Now it’s time for the night to descend upon us and for the drama to commence. Peter is up and turns on the romance (yum!). We do learn that Rachel liked Peter’s freestylin’ skills (I really just think she LIKES Peter and it wouldn’t have mattered what words came out of his mouth, she was gonna eat em up). Rachel prefers bare feet when she is home, Peter does as well. We also learn that Peter is willing to install heated hardwood floors just so her feet stay warm. The discussion moves to who would move where (it’s chemistry y’all) and both would be willing to relocate and this is also where we learn that Rachel is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin (hello, someone has given this thought) and that Rachel really likes kissing Peter. We also learn at this juncture that me and my sisters are on the same page with Peter. . .we love him so much. Her one-on-one time with Eric was interesting to say the least, speaking of learning (we’re doing a lot of that tonight), this is where we learn that our girl is drunk and Eric is not easing into any sort of relationship. . .he is still very uncomfortable around her and his flop sweat is putting that all on display. Every time Iggy gets his chance, he becomes the cover of OK! Magazine. I’m wondering if he is a mole, just put there to report back to Rachel of what is happening with the guys, because once again. . .he’s about to update. Iggy now brings Josiah to the conversation, telling Rachel that not all is what it seems where the Spelling Bee champ is concerned. Iggy justifies his actions by telling Rachel how protective he is of her AND I have yet to witness any sort of intimacy between the two of them. . .ohhh, maybe I’m not far off with the mole idea. And to add kerosene to an already raging inferno, Iggy rats himself out once he returns to the guys. When Josiah goes off on his rant to the camera, we learned (very educational episode) that Iggy does drugs and shoots steroids into his testicles (according to Josiah), so that should be some fun times in the bedroom. Lee starts his discussion with how positive he is, so much so that some believe that it comes across as Lee being disingenuous (spoiler alert: it does), but it doesn’t take long for Kenny vs. Lee to be brought up. I think at this point, someone in the house should be the designated newsletter, it would make it so much easier to have everything summed up in clear, concise sentences. He tells Rachel how aggressive Kenny was towards him, which leads Rachel to having a discussion with Kenny. It starts off well, he wows her with another rap, that has Rachel smiling from ear to ear, however, it doesn’t take long for her to bring up the drama. He does admit to not handling the whole situation the right way and as he is making the best effort to ease Rachel’s mind, it’s Bryan’s turn and Kenny’s chance to clear up anything is over. Kenny walks away from the discussion believing that Rachel is on Lee’s side, because apparently one of his many gifts is the ability to read people and after reading Rachel, that is the conclusion. The frustration is rolling off of him in waves and Lee is about to get the brunt of it all. And that’s all she wrote, because as what seems like is now tradition, we will finish next week. BUT, we do get two days, so stay tuned AND we finally get to understand why it is that ABC has kept Lee around, there will be a two-on-one and it will be Kenny vs. Lee. Who you got?

The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com“I just think Lee’s kind of a . . .bitch?” -Dean

“If I come back with the group date rose, I honestly think I’ll be in the final two.” -Josiah

“With all due respect, Iggy’s a bitch.” -Josiah

“Quirks are um, they go in a wine bottle.” -Jack

“That’s a cork.” -Dean and Brady

“Okay, Jesus.” -Kenny

We’ve gotta talk about Rachel’s breakdown during the Rose Ceremony. I know that this is just some reality dating show that is molded to fit the needs of a network, but you can’t help but have sympathy for Rachel. Her being the first black Bachelor/ette is a huge deal. This season is almost like a pilot for ABC, if it doesn’t work, if the ratings aren’t where they need to be, then it will be vanilla from here on out and that failure will fall onto Rachel’s shoulders, warranted or not. There is no way that some of these guys were the best of the best. . .and the best is what she deserved. I feel like the powers that be gave into the pressures of having a black lead, but would be damned if they were going to make it easy for her. One of her concerns is what people will say about her and how they will judge her for the decisions that she makes. You can translate that to mean whatever you want. . .I did, and here’s what I think. She is feeling pressure each time she sends anyone home, but especially a black contestant. Out of the 15 remaining guys, only 5 are black. . .that’s 1/3 of the pool and much more than what would usually be in the running, so points are scored. I just believe that she thinks that there is one particular audience that is looking for her to lean more towards the interracial side of picking her partner because she was on Nick’s season and that must be what she prefers or what they think she prefers. Then another audience will want her leaning more towards the African-American side of choosing her hubby, because a message would certainly be sent that not only could she hold her own as the lead, but her co-star of color, is shining bright also. This is why I’m furious over the whole Lee debacle. I don’t read spoilers, so I have no idea who comes out on top next week, but can we imagine for one second if she picks Lee over Kenny? How humiliating for her. . .I know she has no idea the kind of vile that Lee represents, but that’s a moot point. . .she has now kept a racist around for four episodes. . .shame on you ABC for not doing a better job on his background. Now back to our regular drama, do we think Lee will show up for the Men Tell All?

Sexual assault has become an issue on the forefront in this country recently, as it should be. And with the latest scandal coming out of BIP, it has forced us to see things through a different lens. In the effort of full disclosure, I should confess the following. I am of the mind set that a woman (or man) can spread their goodwill all over and that should not ever factor in to a case of assault. I am also of the belief that a woman (or man) could strut their stuff naked as the day they were born and it has no bearing on the “they were asking for it” argument. I also think that unfortunately, alcohol sometimes will play too big a role in what the expectations were between two individuals. Having said all of that, I can honestly confess that I don’t know which side of the argument I believed when this story first came out. I read the reports that were out there and when it came to light that alcohol was a key player in the activities that went down, my first thought was “Corinne did get really intoxicated on Nick’s season”, which then I had to mentally slap myself for, because that is the usual defense against a female and I refuse to be a player in that game. Then when the reports started to reveal more, things like. . .though Corinne felt that she was violated, she didn’t necessarily blame DeMario because he was intoxicated as well. . .Corinne went on a show, known for its hook-ups, all the while having a boyfriend back home. . .once the show tried to cut her off, Corinne didn’t take that particular order well. . .Corinne and DeMario both need to own their parts in this fiasco, but I do believe that the show/ABC needs to bear some of the responsibility as well. It is rumored that they wanted a Corinne and DeMario hookup, given their status of “villain” on their respective seasons. It’s also no secret that they continue to ply and ply these contestants with copious amounts of alcohol, all in the name of entertainment. I’m not sure what the eventual expectation was, this was a dangerous game that was going to catch up to them at some point. But here is my real concern, and I may be going against all things vagina, but hear me out. This whole debacle has somewhat become a double edge sword. I do believe that things got a bit escalated between Corinne and DeMario, I also believe that alcohol was the main “I can do anything” factor that allowed them both to lower their inhibitions and go for it. But what is it that caused Corinne to cry violation? Once she was sober, did she realize her fuck up and felt the need for a story to tell her boyfriend? Did she remember the flack she caught on The Bachelor and didn’t want to deal with name calling? Did it dawn on her that she just let a man work out her ladyboner, a man who all but embarrassed who was supposed to be her girl? Here in lies the problem. As a society we slut shame way too much. So what if Corinne wanted to climb DeMario and any other guy on that show like a tree? So what if she put her goodies out for all to see? Is it that, that really bothers us or is it the fact that not only can she do it, she looks good doing it? See, I don’t support or agree with her decision to call foul on the play, she should’ve owned up to what she did and told us all to fuck off, but haven’t we become the society that kinda forces lies to be told? Even I somewhat criticized the way she was with Nick, I liked her, I could see her entertainment value, but it was difficult for me to watch her in a bounce house working his dick like a stripper pole. But why? It shouldn’t have been, we should celebrate women who can be so free with themselves, instead of tearing them down and shaming them for living a life different than our own. And if reports are true and the production crew really did believe that something nefarious was going down, then they should’ve stepped in to stop things immediately. According to the new reports, after a detailed investigation, no wrong doing has been discovered and this is where I actually do have some beef with Corinne. Girl, word of advice from one BXTCH to another, if you are so far gone that you can’t even remember if you enjoyed the dick (or the tongue), then you need to get yourself a spotter. One that will pull you out of any compromised situation you may find yourself in. If that’s not an option, then stop consuming alcohol when there’s a possibility that you may go all cowgirl on someone, it’s obvious that you are someone who would do better sipping some sweet tea when you got your eyes set on having fun in a bounce house. As far as DeMario goes, I may not like the dude, but he is really taking an unnecessary and unfair beating and while I may not understand the lawsuits being thrown around, I understand DeMario’s more than I do Corinne’s. There’s lessons to be learned all around here, from all parties involved and that includes the viewing audience. We watch these shows for entertainment and we think we are well within our rights to throw down the insults and maybe we are. . .but let this be a lesson to how we approach our Twitter accounts from now on. You can actually read about the timeline of events here

 

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It's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comIt's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comBXTCHES Gotta Warn: Tonight’s episode is a great reminder that when you assemble a group of men, all vying for the same woman, the cattiness is worse than a season of The Real Housewives. . .I was gonna call the guys a bunch of pussies, but that is an insult to those of us with a pussy and the word bitch just doesn’t hit as hard. Remember when the Disney Channel did a mashup of some of their more popular shows and titled it “That’s So Suite Life of Hannah Montana”? I’m telling you ABC should get together with NBC and run some shows together, I’m convinced we wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. 

Last Week On: Once again, ABC left us all on a cliffhanger and not just hanging off any ole’ cliff either, DeMario shows back up at the mansion, wanting a moment of Rachel’s time and once we find out that Rachel is going to grant him his final wish and once we see the guys running around telling one another that “DeMario is back”. . .we get hit with a To Be Continued. . .ABC is killing me.

This Week On: Tonight we get the Rose Ceremony that we should’ve gotten last week, and yes, it seems that the days of ending the show with a Rose Ceremony may be long gone, we are also gonna get (2) group dates and (1) one-on-one date. Let’s get to it.

It may seem that Rachel’s decision to hear DeMario out isn’t gonna sit well with the other guys or America for that matter, but she does say that she feels that “out of respect” she “should give DeMario a chance to explain himself”. Here’s how it went down. . .he admits to fucking up and apologizes for not “keeping it real”, he’s hoping to regain her trust and get the opportunity to earn a rose. On a side note: I think it would’ve been hilarious to let him back in, get some heat from the guys, let him line up and anticipate the rose, then leave him wanting. I know, it’s a bit mean, but he was a bit of an ass to both Rachel and Lexi. While this convo is going down, the men are in the middle of their own deliberations. With one guy actually saying “If she let’s him back in, I ain’t talking to him” take that DeMario. Most are really just concerned that he is going to smooth talk his way back into the mansion. DeMario hits her with his favorite quote “In order to experience joy, you need pain” which he realized while he tossed and turned in bed the night before. . .that DeMario is pretty deep. . .his Uber driver that night also told him to not take no for an answer, so I’m sure DeMario really did think that everything was lining up for him, too bad he wasn’t reading any body language clues that our girl was throwing out, because if he was even the least bit attuned to her attitude, he would’ve turned around and said “you know what, I’m just gonna go hit Lexi up”. But, the asshat was definitely not going down without a fight, he even threw his own hail Mary when he told Rachel “when I met you, my entire life changed”. . .then Rachel got her turn and she did not disappoint. In a nutshell, she told him the following and it’s not a direct quote, I’m paraphrasing: “Look motherfucker, I need a man and what you did yesterday was some high school bullshit. We are fucking adults and when life throws you between a rock and a hard place, you couldn’t even grow a dick and be honest with me, even when I gave you a shit ton of chances to explain yourself, you still acted like a bitch and lied, because if you would’ve been forthright with me and were able to admit your fault, you would be lining up with the hope of getting a rose tonight, but you continued to deceive. So, take one good long last look motherfucker, you like what you see? Because you will never have the chance to taste these lips again or any part of my luscious body for that matter. . .I’m saving that shit for a man, not a boy. But I’m glad you have had some sort of epiphany, but you’re gonna have to share that shit with next idiot, because that ain’t me.” Not a “direct” quote from Rachel, but that was the gist of what was said. At that point, I along with what I’m sure is the rest of America, gave a big “praise be” to Jesus, because if she would’ve even looked like she was giving that fucker another chance, this post would certainly be headed in an entirely different direction.

Let’s get to the cocktail party. First, if we thought the guys had it hard for Rachel pre-DeMario smackdown, that’s nothing compared to how they feel now. I’m surprised they didn’t start a circle jerk while reciting all the things about Rachel that makes their nips hard. While I don’t disagree with the guys, I too think Rachel is great and I know we are only three episodes in thus far, but the girl is bringing it, but then Jonathan comes along with some fucking creepy giant hands, (and I do mean giant) she is laughing like Chris Rock is giving her a private stand up show, it was weird Rachel, not funny. And I can’t tell if it’s a sympathy laugh or if she was genuinely moved. Any guy who lists “tickle monster” as his occupation would have me on high alert, but when the same guy attempts to come at me with giant hands, then he has got to go. What I find interesting about Rachel and Jonathan’s interactions are, he seems to voluntarily be putting himself into the friend zone, she didn’t kiss him during their time together and he didn’t even make a move, she hugged him. He is so worried about making her laugh, he’s forgetting to share discussions that would lead them to get to know one another better and maybe turn her on a bit . And. . .where in the fuck did he get these hands? Alex solved a rubiks cube (mostly solved) while they talked and Kenny whipped out pictures of his daughter. Will slam dunked on a toddlers basketball goal, but he did move in and get himself a kiss, so I suppose his skills with the ball were impressive. When Lucas gets his chance, Rachel seems about as comfortable as one is in stirrups at the gyno. The inner dialogue that must be working over time in her head has got to be fantastic. Once again, instead of Lucas using the moment to talk to Rachel and really show her a side of himself that she could get on board with, he turns the direction towards Blake. I will say that it appeared to me that Lucas was slowly starting to cross over the “I’ve had just enough drinks that I’m feeling good and I still sound like a responsible adult” line to the “I’m probably gonna need to throw up later and chances are I won’t make it to the toilet and will wind up sleeping in my own vomit” line. When Lucas brings up the exchange that Blake had with Rachel regarding Lucas, Lucas does tell Rachel that he is not too sure why it is that Blake doesn’t like him, it could be possible that Blake has a crush on him because one night Blake was standing over Lucas’ bed, holding a banana while licking it. I would like to tell you that I just made that up, but unfortunately that’s not the case, that was an actual story that Lucas told Rachel. When Rachel had her time with Blake, of course the banana topic came up, Blake immediately shot it down as it not being true because he is on a ketogenic diet and doesn’t eat carbs. And while I think that his excuse is pretty good, I would question anyone going on this type of show on that type of diet. That really hampers some activity that could go down. The important thing to remember is that once again, Blake used his time to talk about Lucas (more on that relationship in my final thoughts). So, that was all ABC was willing to show us and I am pissed. Who the fuck cares about giant hands and licking bananas? I wanna see Bryan going in to say “hi” with his tongue or let’s see if the chemistry is still there with Peter. C’mon ABC, I don’t tune in for this petty bullshit (well, I don’t only tune in for that). . .I want to see some electricity. Man I never thought I would see the day that I’m actually missing Corinne and her whipped cream.It's Reality BXTCHES | The Bachelorette | Weekly Recap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.comThe Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Will, 28

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Jack, 32

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Iggy, 30

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Eric, 29

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Jonathan, 31

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Bryce, 30

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Alex, 28

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Kenny, 35

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Anthony, 26

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Brady, 29

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Josiah, 28

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Lee, 30

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Kenneth “Diggy”, 31

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Fred, 27

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Adam, 27

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DeMario, 30

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Blake, 31

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Lucas, 30

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Jamey, 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

During their exit interviews, the ketogenic ass and the Whaboom d-bag have a confrontation and it is pretty pathetic, my two nieces (who are 8 and 9 months old) could’ve had an argument that would have put those two to shame and they can’t even speak. There is no way that their parents are laying claim to those two after that sad exchange of insults.

Group Date #1: Bryan, Jonathan, Peter, Alex, Will, Fred. . .“Lights, Camera, Action. Come join me on the set of Ellen.” Okay BXTCHES, surely that doesn’t need to be translated. When Rachel tells Ellen that Jonathan tickled her coming out of the limo, Ellen spoke the words we were all thinking “I don’t like that. I don’t like that. That’s a horrible thing. Why is he still here?” All of them are going to participate on the show, but Rachel first gets to sit down with Ellen for an interview. Ellen asks Rachel is she has kissed any of the guys yet and she answers with “I have. It was completely unexpected. It totally swept me off my feet. And uh, it was good. It was good.” Let’s be real here, I’m pretty sure she was speaking of Bryan-maybe Peter-but most likely Bryan. What was even more interesting is Jonathan being surprised by the fact that Rachel has kissed any of the guys-“Hi, my name is Jonathan and I’ve been moved to the friend zone.”. The guys are then introduced and are asked to remove the shirts and give out some lap dances. So, thank you Ellen for that peek at some pretty delicious eye candy, we were not disappointed. Maybe disappointed by some of the dancing, but not by the looking. . .Alex actually gave a grandma a lap dance, so kudos to him for not inducing a heart attack, his thrusts were working over time. It’s now time for some Never Have I Ever. . .we learn that none of the guys have ever hit on another woman while on a date with someone else, Peter and Alex are the only two who have never thought about having sex with Rachel, which means that somewhere in the confines of that big ass mansion, Fred, Bryan, Jonathan, and Will have all rubbed one out while fantasies of Rachel have flitted through their imagination. Hopefully these emissions were all done solo. Alex has actually peed in the pool at the mansion, but in his defense, he does claim that he was by himself and it was mid workout when that took place. When it comes to who has texted nude selfies. . .Peter, Will, and Alex are guilty. Fred has hooked up with a woman twice his age, he was 21 and she was around 40. And Ellen learns that Fred has actually met Rachel before coming on to The Bachelorette. . .so once again, Fred’s 8 year old self, is continuing to cock block his 27 year old self. Fred, Jonathan, and Alex are the only three guys who has yet to feel Rachel’s lips on their own and in his confessional, Fred goes a bit on the crazy side and actually confesses the following. . .“This girl is so deeply rooted, like in my soul-in my soul, that I can’t even go a day or go to sleep or wake up, without thinking about her. It’s not the same for me I think as it is for everyone else. It’s a little bit deeper.” First. . .Rachel, go ahead and trust those instincts that your 12 or 13 year old self felt all those years ago, you need run away from this guy and fast. Second, I do think he should hook-up with Jasmine, crazy tends to attract crazy, those two could be a match made in. . .well, somewhere.

It’s now time for Rachel to enjoy cocktails and conversations and Alex is up first. He confesses to Rachel that she makes him nervous and she confesses to him that she loves that he shows a different layer to his personality each time they’re together. He does get his kiss and it probably would’ve been pretty sexy if he wasn’t sweating so profusely. Bryan lays it on, I feel that if he is somewhere living in a fantasy of what would Rachel look like laying underneath him. . .she is somewhere wondering the same thing. Their chemistry to this point seems like it is mostly sexual, but good Lord, it is fun to watch. Just when you’re thinking that this show may end in a Bryan + Rachel engagement, in swoops Peter and you’re left wondering how these two will ever live without one another. Meanwhile, Fred is a bit blown away with how many guys have already kissed her, so he decides the best way to not feel weird about that fact is to take a small survey and ask each of the guys who has laid one on Rachel. . .yeah, that won’t crush your ego. And he believes that because a guy has already kissed her, their relationship with Rachel is miles ahead of his, which makes me wonder what kind of experience he actually has with relationships. He does confess that he has been waiting for about 20 years to kiss her (girl, you better tie up those running shoes) and once Rachel and Peter have given their lips a pretty decent workout, Fred may get his chance after all. But when the conversation starts, it seems to only revolve around. . .kissing Rachel, who has kissed Rachel, how surprised he was to learn how many have kissed Rachel, and the opportunity to kiss Rachel. Now, in my mind I’m thinking that this is probably not going to be the best time to really display how sensual he is with his lips, he has waited 20 years, what’s a couple more days? But then he starts talking about the right time and the right moment, he then asks for permission to kiss Rachel. . .which in theory isn’t a horrible idea, but usually if you’re on a date with someone and the moment feels right, then make your move. . .you’ll know if it was the right decision. All Fred did was make an awkward moment even more so, and when he went in for the kill. . .it even made me cringe in embarrassment for him. The only thing on Rachel that moved were her lips, her arms didn’t caress him, her leg didn’t start thumping. . .but it seemed to shake Fred to his core. That kiss spurred visions of tuxedos and white gowns and weddings. Oh, mylanta. If a kiss can conjure up those visions, just imagine what he would’ve thought had he been lucky enough to do a mattress jig with her, he may not have come out alive. Unfortunately. . .things are not going to end well for Fred and his dreams of marrying his childhood crush. Rachel meets back up with the guys, picks up the rose, and asks for some more alone time with Fred. Or as Rachel called him “Frederick”. When she legal named him, he should’ve known that things weren’t going to end all that great, that was most likely the camp counselor coming out of her. Rachel admits that she has been more focused on their past, more than she has been in any kind of future that they could have, but she “keeps it real” when she tells him that she is unable to reciprocate the feelings that he is putting out there. She actually confessed (not to Frederick, but to the cameras) that kissing him was like kissing a boy. I really hope that Fred is watching this from wherever it is that he lives, alone, because that’s not gonna be easy see or hear. It’s only when the guys see Fred getting into a car that they realize he isn’t the recipient of the group date rose. That honor would be bestowed upon Alex. On a side note: It was refreshing to see these guys come together on a group date and have absolutely no conflict. They seemed to get along and talk with one another like the adults that they pretend to be.

We are now back at the mansion, the day after the group date and now Eric is bugging a bit. He’s worried that Rachel is going to “Fred” him. From what I can gather, Eric is starting to become emotionally invested in Rachel, but is not feeling that same type of vibe from her. He feels that she is “emotionally unavailable”. He has also never been in a real relationship before, so in his beginners mind, he thinks it’s a pretty good idea to seek Bryan out for advice and in all fairness, Bryan was helpful, but Bryan did remind us viewers that Rachel has no problems opening up to him. . .so where does the issue really lie? It is recommended that Eric just confront it head on and lay it all out for Rachel and hopefully that will start the road to Rachel and Eric having some sort of connection. BXTCH side commentary: This is for Eric. Look, if you have never been in a real relationship before, you are starting in the wrong place. Luck (and probably science) will tell you that you are bound to fuck up lots during your first real relationship, which is why most people go down that road in their teens or at the very latest, their early 20’s. . .dude, you’re 29. And I’m not really critical of you never committing yourself to another prior to now. . .what I’m concerned about is the fact that there isn’t really a lot of time for a learning curve. . .in six weeks. . .with 20+ other men all after the same woman. You probably should’ve put a little more experience under your heart first. I’m not saying it won’t work out, but if you have any hope of becoming her eternal, you are going to have to relax a little bit more and stop seeking advice from the one guy in the house who has kissed her the most.

So, the one-on-one date seems to have been awarded to Anthony and I didn’t learn this from the date card, I actually never witnessed the opening of the card, so the show just kicked right into their date. Look here, Bachelorette crew, I understand that Rachel is from the Lone Star State and there is some sort of misconception that everyone rides around on horses while sporting boots and cowboy hats, but as someone from the state of Texas and someone from the DFW area, we don’t get from place to place with our asses planted on a saddle. First, it’s too fucking hot here for that kind of nonsense and second, there is no second. . .it’s too fucking hot is reason enough. So, I’m not sure what kind of date this was supposed to be and why, but two people on horseback, riding not only down Rodeo Dr. (cute play on words by the way), but also into stores, while still sitting atop an equine, did nothing for my arousal, in fact, I think I may now be impotent. But regardless of how I feel, let’s get to the date. Anthony has never been on a horse before, so it could be interesting. They mosey on in some store so they can complete the ridiculousness and add boots and hats to the look, and while Anthony is busy saying “It feels right”, let me tell you a little secret. . .it didn’t look right. The best thing about the date was when they stopped by some sort of cupcake ATM machine, that’s actually a pretty genius idea. They gallup into another store and pick up some type of lettermen jacket and things are going swell until on of the horses takes a pretty big dump on the floor of the store, I really hope someone from ABC had to clean that shit up. Once they dismount, they do a bit of (terrible) two-stepping, could this date be any more cliché? Thank goodness the night date makes up for the crazy day date. They get to enjoy drinks overlooking the city. . .it looked like maybe some sort of make-out point. . .it was really beautiful. We learned that Anthony feels that he is an old soul, he is the oldest child and feels that he had a wonderful childhood and really hopes to put good things out into the world and pay it forward. The conversation flowed very well between them and even as corny as it was with riding the horses, they both seemed to really have fun on the date, which is really what matters, regardless of what this BXTCH believes. They are then serenaded with a nice quartet and the night ends with a dip and a kiss. 

Meanwhile at the mansion: Anthony arrives back from his date, with cheers and hugs all the way around, which is weird. I mean, it’s like they’re saying “Hey man, how was your date with my girlfriend?”. It’s not long after Anthony has walked through the door, that Eric starts up with his shit again. Not to sound too 1994, but. . .Eric, you be trippin! Eric thinks that his best plan of action is to question Anthony about his date,  and then Iggy overhears the two discussing Rachel and believes that it would be a good idea to insert his opinion. . .things then get interesting. Here’s what I think the conversation was about: Iggy thinks that Eric believes that Rachel is being fake with her feelings. Eric wouldn’t use the word ‘fake’, but he does admit that he thinks Rachel is playing games until she gets what she wants and furthermore he also throws the following at Iggy: “You’re not gonna give a girl you know that you’re not going to marry, your all.” I think what he really wants to do is write a “do you like me note?” with some check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ boxes. The whole thing escalates, with Eric freaking a out a bit on Iggy and it ends with Iggy walking away. The whole exchange was a prime example of my earlier side commentary. If inexperience really is Eric achilles heel, it’s showing. I’m not sure what the “You’re not gonna give a girl. . .” comment even meant, since the whole point of being on the show is hopefully to give Rachel. . .you. So that comment was somewhat ambiguous. And let’s talk about Eric and his profession. According to LinkedIn, he is a motivational speaker and difference maker, when he blew up at Iggy, I’m beginning to think, he’s not very good at his job, because it’s either that or this social experiment is not working well for him.

Group Date #2: Brady, Dean, Adam, Kenny, Bryce, Lee, Jack, and Eric. “Sometimes in relationships, the women have to take charge.” Rachel is going to bring her girls along for this date and by ‘girls’, I mean Raven, Jasmine, Alexis, and Corinne. They start their journey on a party bus and Bryce kicks off the pole dancing, followed by each of the guys, some earned some bills, others earned coins. Raven gets right to it by asking which of the guys is not there for the right reasons, Bryce responds with “Eric”, Lee responds with the same. So, Raven’s spidey senses are on alert. They arrive at what appears to be a honky tonk and quickly discover a mud wrestling pit. This date should work out well for Kenny, considering his occupation, but I suppose it’s really gonna work out well for all the ladies present, considering they get to bear witness to the whole mess. While getting ready, Pretty Boy Pitbull comes out to play and the intimidation game is in full effect. First match: Brady vs Bryce. It didn’t take long for Bryce to dirty him up and come out victorious. Next up: Dean vs Eric. Eric was worried about having to take on Kenny, looks like his apprehension was for the wrong guy, Dean wins their round. I’m not sure who it was that Lee took down, but he won his round. Poor Jack had to go up against Kenny and honestly if I were him, I probably would’ve just tapped out and saved some water, because you know Kenny was out to impress the ladies. He really hit this point home when he went up against Lee and literally body slammed him into the mud, then finished the take down with a blown kiss over to the ladies. The finale featured Bryce vs Kenny and Kenny may have been the favorite going in, but Bryce quickly schooled him on how a firefighter does it. The underdog pulled it out in the end, with Rachel pinning him with a belt of his very own. In the end, they all looked like creatures from some sort of B-horror movie. When Rachel asked the girls what their thoughts on the guys were, Raven fills Rachel in on what she discovered on the bus. Let’s talk about what we really learned on this part of the date. Corinne is extremely tame when alcohol isn’t pumping through those veins. Hand to God, she barely made a peep. I gotta be honest and say that I was a bit disappointed.

They kick off the night at the Oak Canyon Ranch. This is where Rachel learns that Kenny was once a Chippendale’s dancer and where we learned that Rachel may be interested in seeing some moves in a more private setting. The most anticipated conversation was the one Rachel was going to have with Eric. When the camera catches up with them, Rachel has her head on his chest, so there is no face to face confessions happening and the audience comes into the discussion while Eric is confiding in Rachel how he has been running from his feelings his whole life and he’s at a point where he’s not sure of what to do. Let’s stop the bus right here for a hot second. This is coming from someone who is a motivational speaker/difference maker/mentor. . .this is surely not boding well for his brand. Every season there seems to be some woe is me storyline, someone who needs to be saved, I’m beginning to think that Eric is that contestant. He has written two books: Quotes to Shape Your Life and 100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom for Life. Maybe someone needs to jump on over to Amazon and pick up a couple of things and because I’m a bit of an inquisitive soul, I did just that. Luckily for me, 100 Days of Wisdom was free with a KU membership, which I happen to have. So, the book is broken up into daily devotionals, which the reader is encouraged to read early in the morning, once in the evening, and before bedtime, and apparently some shit will begin to happen when those rules are followed. Ironically, the very first devotion is the following: “If you want advances, then you have to take chances! Don’t be afraid to take that leap of faith and make it happen. Nothing worth having comes easy, and anything you seek requires dedication! Stay committed to the process, and do your best.” Somebody doesn’t heed their own advice. We’re gonna start the bus back up for a moment and continue his talk with Rachel. She takes in his confession and does her best to comfort and blanket him with reassurances. Eventually the cat has to come out of the bag and she fills Eric in on Raven’s consultation with Bryce and Lee. They hug it out, so maybe he did his job in convincing Rachel that he is “committed to the process”. When he returns to the campfire, he mood certainly changes and when he begins to confront Bryce and Lee, the others do the wise move and step away, leaving just the three guys. Lee turned the whole thing around and made his response to Raven more about Eric’s inexperience with relationships, so in other words, Lee is an ass. In this whole debacle, Eric and Bryce made up, while Lee and Eric continued whatever type of argument they were having. It got weird pretty quick with Lee telling Eric what a great individual he was and how much potential he had and he sealed the envelope with “I still love you to death” and he kept repeating how much he loved Eric and Bryce was in the middle the entire time wondering how he went from the Mud Wrestling Champ to sitting next to Lee while Lee professed his love for Eric. If it wasn’t weird as fuck, I may have laughed a time or two. Interestingly enough, day two of Eric’s devotionals, goes something like this: “Don’t let others dictate your mood, you be YOU! Stay away from negative energy and allow positive vibes to greet you. Who you were yesterday doesn’t account for today because that person is already forgiven. Learn to let go and keep living!” Eric there’s a book I would like to tell you about. . .In the end, Eric earned himself a rose.

The cocktail party kicks off with a very relaxed Eric, it’s amazing what a flower will do for someone’s self-esteem. Iggy gets the first opportunity and he takes advantage by telling Rachel about his tiff with Eric. Diggy interrupts and Iggy seeks Eric out for some one-on-one time. I’m not sure what is edited out of the show, but from what the audience was given, Iggy made it seem that Rachel asked the questions, instead of just owning his part in it. I could be wrong and maybe we didn’t see the entire conversation Iggy had with Rachel, but from all appearances, Iggy seemed to sugarcoat some shit. Lee overhears and when his time comes with Rachel, instead of him talking about his music or Nashville or his love of racist tweeting (more on that later), he decides to throw Eric under the bus and bring up the argument Eric had with Iggy, making it out as if Eric was the sole aggressor. Eric wasn’t completely innocent, but Iggy did join a conversation between Anthony and Eric without an invite, so draw your own conclusions. Day four of Eric’s devotionals kicks off with “The truth will always come to the light. . .” If he truly feels that he is innocent in all of this (not saying he is), then he probably should’ve brought his own words into the mansion. Rachel sets out to find Eric, I’m assuming to get to the bottom of the whole situation. Now, when Rachel confronts him with what Iggy told her, he did straight up lie. She asked him if he was questioning whether or not she was being real in all of this and if she was genuine. He said no to the first and yes to the last. During his convo with Anthony, he did say that he thought she was playing games, which would mean that through his POV, she is most certainly not real and is definitely not being genuine. You would think that after they all witnessed the verbal smack down she put on DeMario, that none of them would lie to her ever again, but when you gotta save your ass, I guess you do what’s necessary. She chooses to believe him, but to also keep her defenses up where he is concerned. He decides to confront the guys head on and I thought he was about to hit them all with some motivation, he was moving around like he was on a stage, he had a captive audience. . .but when he started to yell, I figured that was an awfully strange tactic to use to motivate someone and then the look on Bryan’s face really summed up the evening. . .The Bachelorette 2017 | Episode Three Re-Cap | 06.05.17 | www.bxtchesbeblogging.com

Once again we are. . .To Be Continued. And since I’m pretty sure that Golden State isn’t gonna wrap up the series in just 4 games, game 5 is scheduled for next Monday night (6/12), so episode #4 will be coming at us on June 19th.

The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com“Well, one of those is for sure not true because I don’t eat carbs because I’m on a ketogenic diet. I don’t eat bananas.” -Blake

“Everybody knows the best way to get over having your heart broken on national television is to go back and date thirty different guys on national television.” -Ellen

“Tickle guy does not dance well.” -Ellen

“Thank you Ellen. Mama was pleased.” -Rachel

“Let the big dog eat!” -Lucas

“Brady’s hair is a force that can’t be reckoned with. I don’t know what kind of hair products he is using today, but he needs to patent it.” -Rachel

I didn’t really think I was going to need to get all heavy on you BXTCHES this early on BUT. . .immediately following the episode, I checked out Twitter and during my perusal, I came across the following tweet from Chris Harrison “For those asking, no, of course we didn’t know about the offensive tweets from Lee’s account. None of us were aware of them Very unfortunate” So, of course that sprung me into action and the first thing I did was check his Twitter, which is now set to ‘private’ and those requesting to follow him, must be approved. Interestingly, his account was not private back when I published my Meet the Cast post, so I then hit up Google and holy shitballs, wait until you BXTCHES see what has been uncovered and let me say that it doesn’t look good for the guitar wielding asshole from Nashville. Look, I get it, this show is an entertainment show, but can we at least recognize the importance of having our first black Bachelor/ette? My assumption is Lee doesn’t make it to the end, I don’t read spoilers, so I don’t know for sure, but chew on this for a bit. This guy actually compared the NAACP to the KKK in one of these racist tweet storms and even though I don’t think Rachel has yet to kiss him, it could be coming. Put yourself in her shoes, she now knows that these tweets exist, can you imagine making out with a guy who isn’t a big fan of black people. He says that he went through six months of interviews before being selected, SIX MONTHS and no one caught this? It didn’t occur to anyone to check out his social media? ABC didn’t have the forethought or manpower to scour and dig social media accounts, but Erika from Orlando could find it? Someone has some explaining to do and you guys over at The Bachelor need to get your shit together, entertainment or not there are people involved, you should be ashamed.If you’re interested in reading some of the tweets, just Google “Lee Garrett tweets”, you will be well educated.

Lucas and Blake. . .I gotta say, I think these two assholes are friends. I find it hard to believe that two guys, who happened to be on a reality show together, just both applied to be on the same season of The Bachelorette. That is just way too coincidental. Then the way Blake started bashing Lucas was really out of no where. No one knew their history, but Blake comes swinging with how Lucas is there for the wrong reasons. But what really sealed the deal was the “fight” they had after they were both eliminated. Blake greets Lucas with a “fuck you, bro”, then proceeds to say how he got drug into Lucas’ bullshit. The only thing about Lucas that was in fact bullshit, was his catch phrase. If Blake could’ve kept his mouth shut, no one would be the wiser when it came down to a Blake vs Lucas feud. Blake calls Lucas a wannabe comedian, a whaboom clown. Lucas tells Blake that it’s about the world and Blake has no idea what the world means. Blake does some weird chicken dance while talking about fart jokes, Lucas dramatically screams that he “knows what funny is!”  These motherfuckers are 30 and 31 years old, let that marinate. It was all very Disney movie”esque”, they should put out some feelers. Obviously they did not watch Nick’s season, because if they would’ve just tuned into to one episode, Corinne surely would’ve taught them something. Even she played with her tits while hurling insults. So my theory is this. They both know and are friends with one another. They decide to apply to be on the show together, highlighting the fact that they were both on another reality show, where they did not get along, already laying the framework for a ready made battle. I suspect if the tension between them would’ve been a bit more dramatic and worth actually tuning in for, they probably would’ve stuck around, but Rachel had enough and put her stiletto clad foot down. Since they are friends, their insults suck because real or fake, no friend wants to hurt your feelings. When all was said and done, I’m sure they met up with DeMario and kicked back a few beers.

Bachelor in Paradise has released some of the cast, the only one from this season thus far is DeMario, but I’m sure as the guys start to drop, they will be headed to Mexico for their crack at debauchery. If you’e interested in the who’s who, click here

**no episode next Monday (6/12)**

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: So, if you don’t yet know. . .this is a very important season within this franchise. It is the very first time that the show has featured any person of color. . .as “its person”. Some of you may think that it’s not quite a big deal, but for a show that has been on the air for 15 years, that’s a lot of fucking white people. While I’m starting to wish ABC would stop pulling its star from the previous season(s), Nick’s season did offer up a good bunch of candidates, with Rachel coming in at the top. Everything about her was lovable, so much so, that I was shocked when Nick sent her home. . .well, not shocked, because ABC had already revealed her as the next Bachelorette, BUT, if they hadn’t, then a BXTCH would’ve dropped her jaw. . .that is how great her chemistry was with Nick. It should be said that I also loved Jojo on Ben’s season and was not a big fan when she took top billing, so I could be all wrong about Rachel. My fingers are certainly crossed. 

Still Warning: Tonight’s episode is all about the meet & greet. Rachel did meet four of the fellas during Nick’s ATFR, with none of them making a great impression on me. So, with an episode that started at 8pm instead of 7pm (thank you DWTS) and went for two hours, it’s quite late, but I will try to keep this short, sweet, funny, and to the point. But when guys check in with occupations like “Tickle Monster”, I can’t make too many promises.

We did get a small glimpse into the life of some of the men hoping to sweep Rachel off her feet. First up is Kenny. Kenny is a wrestler, who goes by the name “Pretty Boy Pitbull Kenny King”. Well, there’s a name I’m sure Rachel never imagined screaming out in bed. We learn that Kenny is from Las Vegas and is the father to a 10 year old daughter. If you read over my Meet the Cast post (here), you would also know that Kenny was once a dancer for Chippendales and has appeared on the dating show Baggage. He also once had sex with a woman while her husband rubbed one out watching. Okay, I have no idea if the hubs actually reached the pleasure pinnacle. . .but c’mon what would be the point in watching otherwise. I’ve decided to not make too many quick assumptions when it comes to Pretty Boy Pitbull, he may have some serious tricks up his sleeve and I’m gonna choose to believe that his colored past has just given him more experience for the future.

Jack is up next and he is an attorney from Dallas (sound familiar?). There wasn’t anything new I learned about Jack that wasn’t mentioned in Meet the Cast. He lost his mom to cancer when he was a senior in high school and is looking for love to a woman who can birth him lots of babies.

Alex is from Michigan and claims to be a huge nerd. He was born in Russia, and I would like to go ahead and push for a #alexandkristina on Bachelor in Paradise, if this doesn’t work out for him of course. The interaction we got to see with his parents definitely worked in his favor and he can speak Russian. . .another language is always a plus.

Mo is from San Francisco and has launched his own startup. One thing I didn’t know about this guy is he has been doing Bollywood dance for 20 years. He seems to have a pretty big family and while he loves his nieces and nephews, he is looking to play a game of catch up and get a few of his own and even though he has yet to actually meet Rachel or sit and have a conversation with her, he is quite sure that her ovaries are the right ones for the job.

Lucas is next and even in the middle of stalking researching these guys, I knew prior to the introduction that this guy was gonna be a first class douchebag. . .and he did not disappoint on that front. He’s 30. I find it important to point that out because you would never know otherwise. He introduces himself using his catch phrase #whaboom, which seems to invoke some sort of seizure activity. . .seriously, so extreme that I hope the crew has some emergency team on standby. #concussionprotocolbxches The only thing I was able to take from his piece? We have certainly failed our youth and that motherfucker must go through a hell of a lot of Advil.

Blake is a personal trainer and sports nutritionist. . .and his segment featured him displaying his talents all over Venice Beach. He does believe that his libido is above average. . .something about testosterone and science. He thought it was important to educate us on his last relationship, which was sex driven, and apparently took him from having a penis to a cock. He actually phrased it differently, but that’s what he meant. His whole interview was centered around sex and his penis and how amazing it is. Look, if you gotta talk about it, chances are you’re not too impressive. . .between the sheets or in the pants. #thatsrealitybxtches

We meet Diggy in Chicago and it seems that the name “Diggy” has something to do with his fashion sense. Our guru owns 575 pairs of sneakers. I am really gonna have to let tidbit marinate a bit and get back with y’all when it makes more sense.

When it’s Josiah’s turn, he lays a lot of heavy shit right on top of us. It starts with the story of his older brother’s suicide, in which he discovered the body and at just seven years old, was the one to cut him from the tree. He then goes onto to tell the story about how he was arrested at the age of twelve and the judge had a come to Jesus talk with him and it turned his life around. There’s an after school special somewhere in this story. He is now a prosecutor for the same state attorney’s office that offered him a second chance. So, maybe we didn’t fail all of our youth.

To seek advice, Rachel’s leans on the shoulders of: Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine, Raven, Kristina, Whitney and Astrid (at least I think it was Astrid). I gotta say, there wasn’t a whole lot of great advise dished. Alexis did tell Rachel to not judge anyone in a costume and when the discussion moved towards the guys Rachel had already met (on ATFR), there were votes for Eric, Dean, and DeMario. Now, during their talk, one of the ladies mentions to Rachel that the second guy she met that night may not have the purest intentions. This nugget came from Whitney via Sarah (from Nick’s season), who knew the guy in college. I think that the second guy featured that night was DeMario, but Rachel is pretty intent on giving the guys a shot, even if their original motive isn’t authentic. She made Raven cry and they are all excited about being a bridesmaid. Oh, and Kristina’s hair was phenomenal. I’m telling y’all. . .#alexandkristina

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**This is gonna be a bit long and run-on”ish”, but I wanna cover them all, so bear with me.**

Peter is out of the limo first. Does nothing outrageous, but certainly makes an impression. Josiah greets Rachel with a hug and throws in the fact that he is a prosecutor and is sure by the end, she will have “no reasonable doubt” that he is the man for her. #smoothnotsmooth. When Bryan gets his shot, he wows her with a bit of Spanish and even this BXTCH can say that the chemistry was palpable. Kenny decides to lay on the compliments and show her some of his dance moves #prettyboypitbull. Rob comes at her with some sort of Bachelorette first round draft pick, I’m not too sure I followed where that was supposed to go and I’m really not sure if that was the angle he should’ve went with. Maybe I’m just out of my age range when it comes to some of the fashion, but Iggy, I need to holler at you. . .what the fuck are you wearing? From the waist up, not bad, but focusing in on the bottom half and someone should’ve told you to try again. Not only should I not be able to see your ankles when you wear a suit, but mercy me, you need to put some socks on. Bryce the firefighter, who shows up in his dress uniform, literally sweeps her off of her feet. If my husband even attempted that smooth move, someone is gonna be in bed for a week and not because sexy is going down, it’ll be more like ice packs are going on. So, do your thang, Bryce. Will decided to channel his inner Steve Urkel, then hopping back into the limo to bring out Stefan Urquelle. It was cute and it made her laugh, so I’m guessing it was a win all the way around. Diggy wanted to teach her how to Diggy and Kyle wanted to show her his buns. . .his Jamaican buns and cheese. Blake K. shared the story of his grandparents quick courtship and 65 year marriage in the hopes of offering up some words of encouragement. Brady actually brought an ice block and sledgehammer to “break the ice”, #shesallaboutthecornyjoke. When Dean gets his shot, he’s a little nervous to hear her true reaction to his “going black” line he used on ATFR, but she assures him that she loved it and loves his confidence. Eric may be listed as a personal trainer on The Bachelorette, but his LinkedIn account also lists him as a Difference Maker (which I prefer) and he claims to Rachel that dancing is his jam, I beg to differ. DeMario needed to really pull some tricks out, considering he has already laid it on thick when he offered up some plane tickets and a ring on ATFR. He doesn’t seem nervous and expresses his excitement to experience all the firsts with her. Blake E. really brings it when he comes up with a marching band, along with being a personal trainer, nutritionist, and a master in the bedroom, he is also an Aspiring Drummer. It not only impressed Rachel, but the guys even had a twinge of green tint. Fred arrives with a yearbook, one that not only has a picture of him, but one of her as well. It seems that she was his camp counselor and it also seems that he was a bit of a bad ass kid when he was younger. Jonathan introduces himself and his occupation is listed as Tickle Monster #thatsfuckingcreepy He’s actually a doctor, which is much more impressive, but hey, it’s his dick that will never see the light of day or Rachel. He goes that route because she likes a man who can make her laugh. Now, I’m no expert, but I don’t think that is what she meant. Lee, the resident musician, walks up strumming his guitar while singing an original tune, while Alex comes with a vacuum (?) talking about being part of the cleaning crew. Milton has a camera that he uses to take a selfie with her and Adam brings Adam Jr. along for the introduction. Adam Jr. isn’t his son or his brother, it isn’t even his dick, it’s a weird as fuck doll that looks as if it was taken from the set of a horror movie. And if we were waiting for someone to show up in a costume, we got it with Matt in penguin gear, who laid some story on her about how penguins mate for life, yada, yada, yada. Grant took his arrival to the extreme when he came up in an ambulance. I should point out that he is also a doctor, so I suppose the vehicle made sense. Jamey may be the shortest one vying, but he does not lack confidence. Jack, Mo, Jedidiah, Mike all arrive giving hugs and cute anecdotes. At this point, the guys are pondering who the crazy one is and it is about that time that Lucas makes his arrival, complete with a bullhorn. Oh, and we were also lucky enough to learn that one of his testicles is larger than the other #themoreyouknow, His occupation is listed as Whaboom and he then proceeds to seize and paint her the picture. The crazy question has been answered.

31 guys (although I think I missed one) are going to battle for one-on-one time with Rachel. . .all in the hopes of being the one to walk away in end with her by his side.

It’s time for cocktail hour and Josiah grabs her first, much to the dismay of every other guy in the room. My initial impression of Josiah was positive, but when he begins his conversation with Rachel, he jumps right into his childhood arrest story and why he became a prosecutor. If you really want a BXTCHES opinion (even if you don’t), he would’ve been more effective whipping out his law school diploma and using it to convince her of them being soul mates. C’mon Josiah, you’re meeting her for the very first time. . .let’s keep it light and easy. Spread it on a little thin, but not so much that your desperation starts to show.

It’s fascinating to watch how different, or sometimes not so different, the male contestants are from the female ones. Dean pulled out a sand pit to build castles and Rob brings a homemade draft pick card (his introduction makes a bit more sense albeit still strange) with her picture on it. In my professional opinion, the ones who have the most success are the ones who go at it old school. They sit and have a conversation. We learn through her talk with Eric that if she happens to find love in the end, she will move wherever and figure the rest out when she gets there. Anthony was curious if she is still in the same place now that she was when she met Nick and her answer. . .she wants to get married and start a family. 

Sitting around, talk moves toward Adam’s creepy as fuck doll. Even though the guys coined it as “low-key creepy”, this BXTCH ain’t buying that. If anything, that damn doll is the highest of keys creepy. Can you imagine Rachel attempting some sort of intimacy with Adam and THAT is in the corner? What kind of birds and bees talk did his parents have with him, because whatever it was, they need a do-over. And whenever he joins Adam and Rachel, she is not impressed, I actually think nightmares may come to her from this.

Matt may have shown up dressed like a penguin, but there chat was very casual with no nervousness. They disagreed on who the better artist was. . .Michael Jackson or Prince. . .she’s for the King, he’s for the Prince. They joked about his costume. The conversation was very “I saw you in a bar and wanted to get to know you better so I bought you a drink”, impulsive.

Bryan is the oldest at 37, which he points out to Rachel and she actually loves that about him. He is smooth though (#oldschool is the way to go), he takes her to a hideaway alcove and straight out of jump street he enlightens her on how serious he is about this process, then throws down some Spanish, toes are already starting to curl. That smooth Columbian wasted no time in plowing our girl with his tongue, don’t worry, she plowed back and she may claim that she wasn’t wanting anyone to lay one on her night one, she also admits to enjoying it. 

Chris arrives carrying the First Impression Rose as if it’s the fucking Hope Diamond, but I do love how it arrives on a platter and he just sits it down for all to salivate over. I loved it even more when Josiah put his lawyer skills to use and attempted to close it out with the fact that he was the one that was going to get it. It was in a room that was sans Rachel, but it was cute when he actually picked it up and pretended it was gonna belong to him.

The pressure begins to mount and I’m assuming some armpits are starting with the flop sweat. If you thought the ladies were bad with the interruptions, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Once the disturbances begin. . .a line actually forms, as if she is an attraction at an amusement park. It was awkward for me, I can imagine (not really) how it felt for Rachel. Unfortunately for Mo, the alcohol kicked in way before he got the chance to pull up his seat.

We had to know that some focus was gonna be on the resident douchebag, Lucas. This asshat is walking around with that bullhorn making announcements and seizing to whaboom. What made my spidey sense rise what the dynamic between him and Blake E. We already know that they are acquainted with one another (they were on the show Ex-Isle together), but no mention of that has been brought up yet. Blake is talking some shit about Lucas, but not using the fact that he knows him as the basis for his smack talk. The whole dynamic is weird and unsettling. It’s so obvious that ABC is setting up a Blake vs. Lucas two-on-one. 

Milton took advantage of his time with Rachel to show her why in fact she shouldn’t pick him. He’s a growler and not in a “I have to have you now, right up against this wall” way, but in a “I’ve never seen a vagina, but my buddy told me that girls like it when you growl in their ear” way. There’s probably a book somewhere with the title “100 Ways Guaranteed To Not Get A Girl’s Panties Wet” and if there’s not one, there should be and growling in that manner should be at least ways 1-10. And reasons 11-50, men who wear their own catchphrase on their shirt. . .#trustabxtch

It’s time to hand out the all important First Impression Rose and from the look of disappointment on the faces when the realization hits them that they did not rise to the occasion when it comes to our bride to be is close to priceless. She does seek out Bryan and pins him with the coveted flower. You would think that when she pins it on him and he goes in for another kiss. . .and I’m not talking about a peck, I’m talking tongue teasing, spit swapping lust, this exchange definitely caused some movement below Bryan’s belt, guaranteed. . .anyway, you would think that the kiss would be the best part. No, the best part is Mo in the background, about three sheets gone as one could be, spying and witnessing the kiss. It’s that moment that I think he realizes he will never be Rachel’s other half and her ovaries are never going to produce the eggs that would lead to their future children, especially when he cries out “NOOO” while peeking. Quick reminder, Rachel was the recipient of Nick’s First Impression Rose. 

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Bryan, 37

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Peter, 31

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Will, 28

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Jack, 32

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Jamey, 32

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Iggy, 30

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Eric, 29

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DeMario, 30

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Jonathan, 31

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Bryce, 30

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Alex, 28

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Kenny, 35

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Dean, 26

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Matt, 32

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Anthony, 26

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Brady, 29

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Josiah, 28

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Lee, 30

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Kenneth “Diggy”, 31

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Fred, 27

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Adam, 27

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Blake, 31

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Lucas, 30

 

 

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Rob, 30

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Mohit, 26

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Milton, 31

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Michael, 26

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Jedidiah, 35

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Kyle, 26

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Grant, 29

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Blake K., 29

The Bachelor | It's Reality BXTCHES | Episode Re-Cap on www.bxtchesbeblogging.com“Like, this finger is ready.” -Rachel

“The word ‘whaboom’ grew from the word ‘boom’. . .but is has a lot more energy behind it.” -Lucas

“I don’t want to come across as the guy that talks about his penis. But how many women have told me about the amazingness of my penis?” -Blake

“But I’m gonna tell you like this. Like if that thing turns into Annabelle and like, moves to different rooms, I’m gonna burn it myself. Like, just cause I just don’t play.” -Kenny

“Mark my words, she’s gonna be my wife.” -Josiah

“I mean if she chooses whaboom, then all of us need to re-examine what we think is fly.” -Kenny

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If you think the tears are only for the woman, you are sadly mistaken. . .Milton cried as if he was being sent home right before the Fantasy Suites. In his defense, he did buy a bunch of new clothes and wasn’t able to show them off. And as much as I would like to muster up some grief for him, I can’t find it in me. He was the one that was hoping that this experience would get him discovered. 

While I may understand the need for you guys over at ABC to rake in the ratings and I may also understand what Lucas and his brain shaking, concussion causing jig will bring to this season, I am having a very difficult time with the need for y’all to pick him for Rachel. I understood Corinne. . .she came wrapped in a very nice package. . .hell, she could probably even make my dick hard, but with Lucas there isn’t even sex appeal. Because trust a BXTCH, there is NO WAY that someone who seizes and shakes and yells WHABOOM at every opportunity, knows how to use his dick. At the very most, you’re gonna get an average missionary out of him and I’m gonna go ahead and assume that if he is the type to take a trip downstairs, he is also screaming WHABOOM at your pussy. . .no thank you. My problem with this dictated pick is, there is nothing about him that could tether him to Rachel. . .to be blunt. . .he’s not good enough for her, and I hope she is insulted that somewhere in a room in that mansion, somebody told her to pick him. #thatbxtchdeservesbetter

I think that this season is certainly going to be interesting. I’m not yet sure who my final four will be, but my eye is on: Bryan, Eric, Alex, Anthony, Peter, and believe it or not. . .Kenny. I didn’t think I would like him, but he may very well grow on me. Buckle up BXTCHES, it’s gonna be a fun ride.

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UPDATED: MAY 17, 2017

BXTCHES Gotta Warn: So, if you have yet to join the party. . .welcome, you will not be disappointed. This is the first time I have actually briefed you BXTCHES on the show, prior to the show airing. But, I thought it would be fun to get to know the who’s who of Rachel’s season, so sit back and enjoy.

FULL DISCLOSURE: When I started to put this list together, I did have to do a bit of stalking and research. I went to every social media platform that was accessible. I am posting this Monday night/Tuesday morning (May 15/16) and as I went to preview and check all my links, I noticed that some of the social media accounts that were active less than 24 hours prior, are no longer active. As you read through, I have made note of which ones these are. I did leave the links, just in case.

 

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Adam, 27

  • From Dallas, TX-at least I think he is.  
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Played football in college
  • If you’re wondering what the most romantic gift he has ever received. . .a threesome, after all, it was his birthday. Ladies. . .y’all better step up your game with your man.
  • According to Chris Harrison, he doesn’t arrive at the mansion alone.
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Alex, 28

  • Born in Russia. . .grew up in Grosse Pointe, MI.
  • Two siblings (from what I’ve “researched”), one brother & one sister.
  • Attended Wayne State University (swimmer-graduated in 2012)-studied accounting
  • Currently works as an Information Systems Supervisor.
  • He hasn’t posted on Facebook since September 2016, but he does share an Instagram account with his good friend (haven’t decided if that’s weird or not) and you can follow him on snapchat (therealbordy).

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Blake K., 29

  • Served in the United States Marines (2005-2013).
  • Has at least one sister (can’t find any other siblings).
  • Attended Utah Valley University.
  • Currently works in Talent Acquisitions.
  • Resides in San Francisco.
  • His social media following is much more successful on Instagram with 1500+ followers. Twitter is not as popular, currently he only has 16 Twitter followers, so crossing fingers that he doesn’t get a new account, you may wanna take advantage and become his #1 (fan).

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Jamey, 32

  • Sales Account Executive from Santa Monica
  • Shortest hopeful at 5’9″
  • Most embarrassing moment is getting caught rubbing one out. By who? No idea. I mean I have no idea, I’m sure he knows.
  • He does not have female friends (is that normal?) and his idea mate should look like a model (ahhh, isn’t he a winner?).

 

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Bryce, 30

  • From Orlando
  • Works as a firefighter
  • Most romantic gift he has ever received? A handwritten letter.
  • Once caught a girl’s hair on fire while have sex, good thing he’s a firefighter. I really do need more of the details on that.
  • When asked to describe himself as a lover: “A fresh drink of water with a jolt of lightning.” However, his biggest date fear is the chick having a dick.

 

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Peter, 31

  • Personal Trainer, Model, and volunteer for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • From Madison, WI (current hometown).
  • Attended Madison Area Technical College.
  • Owner at Worth Personal Training.
  • Personal Instagram account is set to private-however, his business Instagram (@worthpersonaltraining) is not.

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Jonathan, 31

  • Family Medicine Physician-residing in Florida, however on ABC.com his occupation is listed as a “Tickle Monster”, yeah. . .that’s not creepy.
  • His three favorites artists: Elvis, Britney, and Flo Rida. . .how diverse.
  • From Arkansas and attended Arkansas State University.
  • Arrested in November 2015 for leaving the scene of an accident that caused seriously bodily injury.
  • Divorced
  • Instagram account is set to private and zero activity on Facebook.

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DeMario, 30

  • Born and resides in Los Angeles.
  • His LinkedIn account shows he attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and Cal State, Fresno.
  • Works as an Executive Recruiter.
  • His motto (according to Facebook): “A cross between Seth Cohen and Kanye West” and he did just brag on his Mother’s Day post (on Facebook) that he was headed into a strip club and that he helped a stripper pay her bills for the month. . .so no spoiler needed here, I don’t see him making it to the end.
  • Was one of the few who met Rachel on Nick’s ATFR. He was the one who had plane tickets and a ring ready to go.

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Blake, 31

  • Born in Florida and currently resides in Los Angeles.
  • Drummer and Personal Trainer.
  • Met Rachel on Nick’s ATFR.
  • Previously engaged (to a “crazy girl”-his words, not mine) for only 48 hours
  • Loves taboo sexy stuff
  • His Facebook account is aimed towards his personal training career (Blake Elarbee Fitness) and he has 2 different YouTube channels (BlakeElarbee and BlakeElarbeeFitness). Not too many followers on either account (221 and 162) and his Twitter account shows only 221 followers. Most of his social media seems to come from Instagram, where he has 5400+ followers.
  • In 2010 was charged with a DUI.
  • Has an ex, who has already tweeted: “LMAO my ex is gonna be on the next season of The Bachelorette (Blake) – I can’t wait to roast him and his bullshit all season.” Her Twitter handle is @searchingoceans. . .we should definitely follow her.
  • Was part of the cast of WE’s Ex Isle, alongside co-Bachelorette contestant Lucas Yancey. Rumor has it, Blake hooked up with Lucas’ ex and according to In Touch, the two dated and even lived together after filming finished. So before we begin. . .a rivalry is brewing.

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Dean, 26

  • Recruiter for a tech recruiting company in Los Angeles (where he resides).
  • Attended the University of Colorado.
  • When asked “What does being married mean to you?” His answer: “I think marriage is an institutionalized sham derived from religious beliefs. That said, when I get married, it’s a life-long commitment.”
  • He has a pretty decent Instagram following (close to 3000) and with a name like deanie_babies, would you expect anything less? The picture above and his Instagram name apparently go hand in hand. His current Twitter account only has 69 followers and just one tweet, so clearly deanie_babies is his bread and butter.
  • He also met Rachel on Nick’s ATFR and you’ll remember him because he is the one who told Rachel “I’m ready to go black and I’m never gonna go back.” So, definitely looking forward to this gem.

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Eric, 29

  • From Baltimore, but now calls Los Angeles home.
  • According to his LinkedIn account, his current jobs include: Motivational Speaker, Difference Maker, Personal Trainer, Author, and CEO EBiggs Training. So, if Rachel is looking for an ambitious lover. . .she may have found him. Oh, and he’s a former model.
  • Graduated in 2010 from Hampton University.
  • He has a Facebook account, but it shows absolutely no posts, and there are 215 people following him, who I imagine are sitting around checking their phone, anxiously awaiting what sort of uplifting message will start their day and continue to be disappointed. His Twitter account is a bit more impressive with 421 followers and 5000+ tweets, but his account is set to private, so we’ll have to get motivated through another source. Maybe Instagram (3800 followers), but you could turn to visual motivation and check out his YouTube account, he is only sitting at 110 subscribers, so he could use a bit of a boost. 
  • If Eric is the one that Rachel chooses, she would be able to say that she is marrying herself an author. His current works include: Quotes To Shape Your Life and 100 Days of Wisdom: Wisdom for Life. Jump on over to Amazon, if you’re looking for a bit of a pick me up.
  • Another one who met Rachel already, he was the awkward dancer.

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Bryan, 37

  • Resides in Florida. . .Miami to be exact.
  • He is a chiropractor who graduated from the University of Florida in 2003.
  • He has been the Chiropractic Physician/Clinic Director of The Accident and Injury Team since 2009.
  • He was accused of insurance fraud in March 2016, all charges were dismissed without prejudice in March 2017.
  • Oldest contestant
  • Not many posts on Facebook, the last one was in January. His Instagram account is set to private and I couldn’t find anything on Twitter, but I’m sure that will change.

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Fred, 27

  • From Dallas (same as Rachel), but resides in Los Angeles.
  • Attended both Florida A & M and Florida State. Has a masters in Business Administration and a masters in Fine Arts.
  • Currently works in TV and film production.
  • Would like to be Ellen DeGeneres for a day.
  • Loves to two-step and when his date pays for the meal.
  • Hasn’t posted on Facebook since January and Instagram is set to private.

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Will, 28

  • From New York, but now calls Miami home.
  • Studied politics at Ithaca College and is currently putting that degree to work as a Marketing Manager.
  • Instagram is his social media of choice with 621 followers (no longer active), although he does have a very low active Facebook account and apparently you can find him on Snapchat as well (willy_g15).

 

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Jedidiah, 35

  • Emergency Room physician from Georgia
  • He lists his greatest achievement as building his parents a 5,000 sq ft log home in Montana.
  • Once had sex off the continental divide on a glacier in the mountains and he loves scrambled eggs.
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Josiah, 28

  • Born and still resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL (I think). . .other sites have him in Tallahassee, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
  • Prosecuting Attorney (surely you realize how that benefits him).
  • Has got down to the biz-ness in his office at work. . .so counsel lives a bit on the edge. I approve.
  • Attended University of Central Florida and Florida State University College of Law
  • Was featured in a blog post by MDandesquire.com, which you can read here.
  • Has a pretty active Facebook and about 2500 followers on his Instagram (No longer active).

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Kenny, 35

  • This fucker is by far the most interesting contestants that I have stalked researched. . .thought you BXTCHES would enjoy that little nugget of information.
  • From Orlando, resides in Las Vegas.
  • Is/was a professional wrestler.
  • Attended Florida State University/University of South Florida/UNLV (I have no clue if a degree is involved with any of those universities).
  • His Facebook page has him working at Impact Wrestling.
  • Has a daughter.
  • Has had sex with a woman while her husband watched (maybe that was part of his swinger phase).
  • Worked at Chippendale’s.
  • Has his own Wikipedia page (check it out here).
  • Has the most social media following of any contestant by far, with over 55K Twitter followers and about 5700 followers on Instagram.
  • The best thing I uncovered about him? He was on an episode of Baggage (the Jerry Springer dating show) back in 2011 titled “Wrestlers in Hollywood”. I am having a very difficult time finding the video, but I do know he wasn’t picked, but made it to the final two and his 3 pieces of baggage were. . .He urinated in an ex’s gas tank. . .At one time he was a swinger. . .He has had a threesome with 2 sisters. My next question is obviously, “how do we think the judge. . .federal judge. . .would welcome Kenny “King” Layne?”.

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Kyle, 26

  • Marketing Consultant from Los Angeles
  • Played a bit with the BDSM world with an ex. Enjoyed it with her, but doesn’t enjoy the part where he hurts people, so I’m gonna say Rachel is probably safe, unless she enjoys the ball and gag life.
  • Would describe himself as a lover: “intimate, emotional, fun, supportive”. But, if you’re wondering how he describes himself in the actual act. . .“athletic”. That’s what a woman is looking for. . .I hope Rachel is ready to strap on her gear.

 

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Jack, 32

  • From and currently resides in Dallas-for those of you not keeping score, Rachel is also from Dallas.
  • Real Estate Attorney-keeping score yet? Rachel is also an attorney.
  • Attended UT Austin and University of Texas School of Law.
  • Mom passed away in 2003, when he was just a senior in high school .
  • No Facebook posts since February (but I assume that is around when filming started), Instagram is set to private.

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Brady, 29

  • His information is all over the place. According to his LinkedIn, he attended Iowa State University from 2006-2008 and the University of St. Thomas from 2009-2011 (which is where is earned his BA in communications and journalism). His account also has him living in and/or from New York and other sources have him from Minnesota, but living in Los Angeles.
  • However, he is a legit model. Just do a quick Google search and his profiles with different agencies will pop up.
  • Lululemon sweatpants is the most romantic gift he has ever seen. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
  • One of his LEAST favorite things to do on a date is to “pay for everything” and the person he dislikes most in the world is Mike “The Situation” from the Jersey Shore (there MUST be a story there somewhere).
  • AND if you really need another reason to not like his too much, when asked “If you could live in any other time period, what would it be?” His answer: “The 80’s”
  • Yes, he has his own website and two separate Instagram accounts. The first account is set to private with a little over 5,000 followers, the second account is his ode to brunch and with only 166 followers is very public. His Twitter says he lives in Miami and his following is only at 157. . .so jump on. His Snapchat is: bradyervin and his last post on Facebook was in October and apparently he was feeling “fabulous” because he ran “7 miles and 7 sets of stairs”. He called it his “7th heaven run”. I’m gonna let you BXTCHES do what you will with that information.

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Kenneth “Diggy”, 31

  • Pretty sure he currently resides in Chicago, that info is based on his LinkedIn account and according to Facebook he was at a Blackhawks game back in February, so I just pieced it together.
  • Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign-College of Business, where he did get his degree.
  • Works as a Senior Inventory Analyst
  • He once entered a sexual positions contest in Cancun (spring break, of course).
  • According to Facebook, you can refer to him as Kenneth “Diggy” Moreland. . .I really hope Rachel takes advantage of this and “Diggies” the shit out of him.
  • He works for Groupon (definitely a mark in the pro column).
  • He is a bit busy on social media. He is currently at 510 followers on Twitter and about 700 on Instagram, both accounts are set to private. The only social media that is now active is his Facebook.

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Grant, 29

  • From New York.
  • Emergency Medicine Attending Physician at New York Methodist Hospital.
  • Attended University of Florida and University of Florida College of Medicine.
  • Has about 850 followers on Instagram, but that account is set to private and there is no recent activity on his Facebook page.
  • His most embarrassing moment? “I once had a stomach bug in Peru and had to defecate in a cut open 2-liter coke bottle in the back of a tour bus.”
  • His Facebook page mentions a brother, but through other research, he also has a sister (Cher) who appeared on MTV’s “My Super Sweet” and later appeared on the MTV show “Exiled”.

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Lucas, 30

  • From Woodside, CA-lives in Los Angeles.
  • His job is listed as a Real Estate Investor and if you check out his Facebook, he did put a property up for rent. But he also has a IMBD page that lists him as an actor and producer (he did work for the Farrelly Brothers as a PA). BUT, his job on ABC.com is listed as Whaboom (keep reading)
  • He studied at UC Berkeley.
  • If he could have lunch with any one person, dead: Bruce Jenner. . .alive: Caitlyn Jenner.
  • Has had a threesome (wedding party). 
  • He was a cast member of the WE’s Ex Isle along with Blake Elarbee, where allegedly Blake hooked up and eventually lived with Lucas’ ex. So, that should make for some must see TV.
  • After a thorough look at both his Facebook and Twitter pages, it seems that he is trying to make #WHAAABOOOOM go viral. He does have a little over 1000 Twitter followers and his quote on Twitter is “R U funny yet?”, I’m gonna go out on a plank and say. . .no. . .no he is not. His Instagram is lagging (especially if he is serious about acting), it is sitting at only 24 followers and is set to private.
  • He does have his own YouTube channel, take that and tuck it in your pocket, it might come in handy later.
  • And I think he maybe goes by Y-Man. . .so he can add super creative to his list of things he does well.

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Lee, 30

  • Lives in Nashville. . .so, I’ll give you one guess on what his job is??
  • That’s right BXTCHES, we have found our resident musician. Well, according to his LinkedIn account he is actually a jack of all trades, he lists: Professional Actor/Singer/Songwriter/Bartender/Small Business Owner as his professions, so his toe has been dipped in a lot of pools.
  • Attended University of Florida where he studied Psychology. . .so another pool
  • On every social media account he operates, he has #notmychi and #theseboots. . .so I’m thinking he is desperate to trend. He also lists “Pleasantly Offensive.Exceptionally Southern.Facetious.Loyal.Always Someone*” (listed just like that). I guess we’re supposed to take it all at face value. 
  • Absolutely no activity on his Facebook account, but is pretty active with Instagram (almost 1600 followers) and he does Tweet a lot, well at least he did before he started filming. His last tweet. . .“Life is about creating yourself, not finding yourself.” That Lee Garrett is deep, BXTCHES. Of course his tweet prior to that. . .“It’s official. When I am sick, I’m a baby.” He’s gonna do great things.

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Anthony, 26

  • Lives in Chicago.
  • Played football at Northwestern University where he earned his BA in English Literature and Philosophy .
  • Speaks four languages (could be a good snag, Rachel)-French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Latin.
  • Works as an Education Software Manager.
  • When asked “What’s the wildest thing you’ve done in the bedroom?” His answer: “I’ll just say I have virtually no limits once that connection is there.” My kind of attitude.
  • His only Facebook post is from May 5 (2017) and his Instagram is set to private with 600 followers.

 

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Michael, 26

  • Former Professional Basketball Player. 
  • From Chicago
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Milton, 31

  • Works as a Hotel Recreation Supervisor from Florida
  • Has a tattoo on the inside of his bottom lip.
  • His biggest achievement in his life, to date? He dominated his basketball league after college. Good lord, I hope this guy is a beast in the bedroom.
  • When asked what it is he hopes to get from this experience: “Discovered. Everyone tells me I’m made for TV/movies. Doesn’t mean I’m out here hoping for that, but I would like to break into writing or acting.” Let’s keep this going. . .
  • He describes himself as a “good” lover, because he likes to take care of his lady first. I take back my beast comment and not because he takes care of her first (I’m down with that), but what man describes himself as just “good” in the bedroom? I do not see a Fantasy Suite in his future.
  • He doesn’t mind being romantic, but he does think it can show that you’re weak. RUN RACHEL, RUN!!

 

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Mohit, 26

  • Lives in San Francisco.
  • Attended San Jose State University and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science.
  • Attended Wayne State University (swimmer-graduated in 2012)-studied accounting.
  • Founder of Questive.com (it’s linked below), which according to is LinkedIn account. . .

Questive, is an online platform that makes YouTube video lessons interactive. Questive adds a social aspect to learning by allowing users to contribute outlines, quiz questions and practice problems for lessons making educational video consumption into an engaging experience. Questive is a graduate company from the Founder Institute startup accelerator, Class of Silicon Valley Autumn 2014.

  • When asked what the wildest thing he has ever done in the bedroom: “Tabasco”. Holy shit. . .ouch!
  • Instagram seems to be his go-to for social media. I’m actually quite surprised he doesn’t make more noise on those platforms, considering his website. But Instagram does have almost 700 followers. He has no Twitter or I should say his Twitter account has been deactivated, which considering his Twitter handle was @MoMoney8181, I’m not too terribly upset about that. It could be he’s just waiting to start up a new account that goes along with the show. His Facebook account has no posts from this year, last post is from February 2016. . .but he only has 2 friends.

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Matt, 32

  • Lives in Connecticut.
  • Works for a construction company.
  • Craziest place he has had sex: the balcony of a cruise ship and he has been on a Tinder date. 
  • Last posted on Facebook in 2015, but after a bit of creepy stalking, I did discover that he is a fan of SOA. . .so he may have moved up on my list. His Instagram account is set to private with about 400 followers.
  • Cannot find any other info on him. . .sorry BXTCHES.

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Rob, 30

  • Law student from Houston
  • Sorry, there is no other information (interesting anyway) on this fella.

 

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Iggy, 30

  • Lives in Chicago.
  • Founder and CEO @ VOR Consulting, LLC.
  • Attended University of Redlands and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • He once got an erection in a board room meeting and he hates it when his date is dumb. Now, his favorite magazine is the Harvard Business Review. I don’t think he’s going far.
  • He does have a Twitter account and is an active re-tweeter (current), but only has 67 followers, Facebook is very sparse, but Instagram is up and running well with about 1200 followers.

From what I have read. . .researched. . .stalked. . .there will be a total of 31 hopefuls kicking off their luck with Rachel. Only 23 names have been released. ABC has not updated their site either, so we just gotta go with what they have given us. Now let’s talk about what’s interesting. I have 3 full seasons of this franchise under my belt now. . .Ben, Nick, and Jojo. I don’t know if I should say “I’m surprised”, because that may make me a bitch, but from my own processing of the contestants, it seems that it’s the male contestants that are going after the Bachelorette for the wrong reasons. . .okay, maybe not wrong, but certainly reasons that are to promote their own agenda, we do remember Robbie Hayes, right? From the 23 listed above:

  • 5 classify their occupation as a personal trainer and/or model
  • 1 is an actor and 1 who works in the industry
  • 3 have previously been on a reality show 
  • And we do have the 1 token musician

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but I’m thinking these guys have something tucked away, just waiting to pull it out and strike when their iron heats. I mean, c’mon. . .two of them were on a reality show together and formed some sort of villainous relationship, so you know shit is going to go down with them two (Blake and Lucas). And continuing on with the interesting facts, out of the 23 listed contestants:

  • 8 live in LA
  • 4 live in Chicago
  • 6 live in Florida
  • 2 live in San Francisco

Where in the fuck is the representation? ABC really needed to go above and beyond to do this right. There is a ton of pressure on Rachel, if it goes wrong and ratings slip at all, that’s it, there will not ever be a Bachelor/ette of color again, because ABC can say they did it and the ratings just were not there. If there was ever a time to really vet the contestants, this was that time. It has to work with Rachel. . .Ben and Lauren just crushed us with their break-up and let’s face it, does anyone see Nick and Vanessa settling in for the long haul? Although they would be the couple that pulled through. Three of our suitors have something criminal in their background. C’mon ABC, our girl’s dad is a FEDERAL JUDGE, can you imagine those meet and greets? 

Rachel is 32 and the youngest guy is 26 (well three guys are 26). Nick was 36 and had more than one BXTCH 24 or younger. What the fuck ABC? I know Rachel isn’t gonna pick any guy that age because let’s face it, they have yet to learn the difference between a penis and a cock. . .but Nick was also never gonna pick Corinne, but she was there for somebody’s viewing pleasure. . .us BXTCHES like to look too, but I will thank you for the guys who have the look of taking this process serious, so hypocrit much? Yes, yes I am. By the way, the oldest guy hoping for love this season is 37.

This season of The Bachelorette kicks off on May 22nd, with the finale airing August 7th. Remember they are gonna pull a chunk of contestants from this particular season to head on over to Paradise, which premieres August 8th. 

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Well, with no conventions or baseball games or any other captivating television keeping me from this re-cap, there really shouldn’t be an excuse for any sort of tardiness. . .one would think anyhow, right? Well, one would be wrong. It’s actually 12:50 am and I’m gonna start this anxiety riddled finale, I just can’t make any promises about actually finishing it in one fell swoop (is that how the expression goes?). 

Last week on. . .I think it’s safe to say that this BXTCH, along with every other BXTCH in America had her heart broke twice last week. First, Jojo decided that since Luke wasn’t able to tell her how he actually felt, but showed the shit out of it, that the cowboy had to be cut loose. My emotions barely recovered from that before Jojo went and invited Chase to the #fantasysuite, coaxed him into jumping over an intimacy hurdle, one that he has never done first, just to tell him “no, sorry. . .I just don’t feel the same”. Then we got to watch both Luke and Chase do all but drop to the knee and propose during the Men Tell All episode. They both were very kind, Luke even went as far as telling Jojo that as long as she is happy, then he supports her decision. I understand and can actually respect that, my issue wasn’t really that Jojo decided that neither man was the one for her, in the end it is only one man left standing, my issue was the lame ass excuse she gave for having to let both men go. Not one of them (Chase or Luke) really demanded much of an explanation from Jojo as to why she insisted on hearing the words, even though both men showed her multiple times on multiple occasions. I mean, hello. . .Yib Yab anyone? But maybe, just maybe they were both trying to imprint some positivity on the #nextbachelor selection committee.

Tonight is the night. Will it be #prettyboy Robby or #canipleasegetfromundermybrothersshadow Jordan? Both will meet Jojo’s family and this BXTCH is praying that mama Fletcher whips out the bottle and just goes for it. #parentingdoneright They will also each get one more date in a final attempt in making Jojo theirs. We, because it was certainly a group effort, #ittakesavillage, began this journey with 26 gorgeous (minus Evan the weenie), successful, albeit slightly crazy men and the two best are standing (okay, even I don’t believe that lie, not a fan of #prettyboy).

It’s time to meet the parents and Jordan is up first. 

Let’s just lay it out. Jordan arrives to meet Jojo’s mom, dad, brothers (2), and what I assume is a sister (later found out that she is in fact a sister), though she doesn’t get really any airtime. In Jordan’s confessional, he talks about how it is really important to him that he does ask her father for her hand in marriage, but he needs to just know that the moment is right to sit down with her parents and ask permission to make Jojo Mrs. Rodgers. Upon meeting Jojo’s fam, Jordan fits right in. There really didn’t seem to be any uncomfortable, awkward “Hi, I’m Jordan” moment. It just glided really easily. #nolubenecessary I don’t know if this is because maybe he met them off camera first, so the “initial” meeting looked smoother than it would’ve been or if they had to do multiple takes to achieve it or if Jordan is just so darn likable that it was very genuine. But regardless, it worked. Once they gather around a table set up for lunch to not eat #whoeatsfoodforlunch, Jordan bestows gifts to the family. . .goofy hats. It was cheesy, but cute. I guess really just a way for him to break the ice even more. When Jordan sits down with Jojo’s mom, who only had a glass of wine, not the bottle. #yourebetterthanthatsoraya The main concern for Soraya (mom) is Jojo’s trust issues. She doesn’t come right out and say that some motherfucker cheated on Jojo, but that is the impression I get when she basically tells Jordan that women will turn their heads to look at him, so how does she know that he won’t hurt her princess (again, I’m just paraphrasing). He makes the promise of never breaking Jojo’s heart. Now, this is where shit gets interesting. When Soraya goes to Jojo to dish about Jordan, her concern is that Jordan is Jojo. From what I can garner and this is merely a #BXTCHinterpretation, Jojo likes to enter a room and have all eyes on her, she wants to be the focal point, the problem her mom has with Jordan is he will be the focal point, taking the attention away from her princess. Jordan is charming, he is very likable, so basically she is concerned that Jordan would be Prince William while Jojo would be Camilla Bowles. Oh, lawdy miss clawdy. . .how difficult it must be to have two beautiful people in a relationship and not be able to be the only magnet? Well shit, this BXTCH can guarantee that if Jojo would’ve picked Evan the Weenie, this would not be a problem that she would be contemplating. You can’t have it all girl, #beautifulpeopleproblems. I need a drink. It’s time for a bit of. . .

BXTCH side commentary: I understand that this is a big, beautiful world, filled with all types of people who were raised differently from this BXTCH. But, love is love, right? I mean, you love someone, you wanna marry that someone, he asks permission, gets down on one knee and you say yes, and then you set off to start a life together. So, now one of the issues that can come in between someone and their true love is if that person draws attention away from you when you enter the room as a couple? This is now on the list? Not. . .do we share the same core values that we need to raise our family OR are you someone who will fight for our marriage when times may get rough OR even when I’m at my worse, you still see the most beautiful woman you have ever laid eyes on OR are you more Kanye or more Bieber? If the idea of Jordan “stealing your thunder” or any of your weather for that matter, is truly a worry for you, then I ask you the following question. . .“what in the fuck are you going to do when you have a daughter?”, because I can promise with 100% accuracy that once that day comes, she will catch every eye first, even that of your father, so be careful how you play that game #princess. Back to the show.

When Jordan sits down with daddy-o, he (dad) brings up the same trust issues that mom brought up and Jordan again tries to assure him that her heart is safe, unfortunately, Jordan did not ask permission. . .but let’s not have a BXTCHfit yet, his reasoning actually makes a lot of sense (we’ll discuss it in the date portion of this post), but during his confessional, you can see that even Jordan is beginning to think that he made a mistake by not doing the one thing he told Jojo he would do and of course during Jojo’s confessional, she absolutely believes that Jordan did ask. #realitytv Jojo says her goodbyes to Jordan while assuring him that the visit went really well.

It’s now #prettyboys turn and I should probably offer you this small disclaimer: I do not like Robby, like at all, not one bit. The only quality that he has that I am attracted to is this. . .that motherfucker has a killer body, though I’m not quite convinced that he actually knows how to use it. I know, it’s quite shallow, but hey. . .this BXTCH will call it like I want, it’s my blog. 

Robby shows up and is greeted, very excitedly, by Jojo and he then heads inside to try and pull the wool over the family’s eyes. When Robby is talking to the camera, he expresses his excitement over being able to ask Jojo’s dad for her hand in marriage because it’s something he’s been wanting to do since he first said “I love you” in Uruguay. Open mouth, insert finger, and pray for the vomit to flow, sweet baby Jesus, this asshat puts my gag reflex to the test weekly. Robby and Jojo first sit down with the entire clan and discuss the beginning of the courtship and while I thought it was eye-rolling at the very least, her family seemed to be eating that shit right up, they won’t touch food, but they shovel that right into the pie hole. Just like Jordan’s meeting, they move to the dining room table where the wine flowed freely and the food was non-existent. Robby takes the family back to the cliffs in Uruguay, where Jojo told Robby that she liked him and he thought that the correct reply to that comment was to say “I love you”, of course I’m translating a bit of that for you, but you know what I mean. My personal opinion is that this was the kind of story that should’ve been private or at the very least, shared when millions of people across the country witnessed it for the very first time. My point, it seems that Robby was trying to convince Jojo’s family that he loves her, when actions will show them all what they need to know. Soraya sits down with Robby and discusses trust. He puts on his best game face and tells her that his love for Jojo is his top priority and that his future will revolve around that love. He goes on to say that he is ready to propose and he is for sure that Jojo is the one. Soraya sums it all up when she tells Robby. . .“I’m giving you a princess” (more on that in my final thoughts). When the time comes for Robby to ask permission, he includes Jojo’s mother (which was a good move), he lays it on, presents his case to the ones whose opinion matters most and while he does give a compelling argument, I don’t see it, but I didn’t spend hours in labor to bring Jojo into this world. . .funny story, I do have a Jojo that I did spend several hours of labor to bring into this world, but unlike Soraya and Joe, I would tell my Jojo to run far away from the farce that is Robby, but that Jojo isn’t my Jojo, so my opinion is worth about as much as the flowers that Luke made into a pretty heart while showing Jojo how much he loved her. . .#absolutelynothing. Thankfully for Robby, it’s not my opinion because it’s #notmyjojo, but Jojo’s parents give their permission. Robby and Jojo say goodbye with their tongues, while Jojo’s family discusses the two remaining prospects. From the POV of the viewer, it seems that the family may very well throw their endorsement behind team #prettyboy.

Now that both wanna be fiancees have been vetted by the family, it’s time to make the presentation. While the entire family likes Jordan, they all think that Robby is husband material. One of the reasons why. . .Robby asked permission. When Jojo wants to know about Jordan asking, she is shocked to learn that it didn’t happen. Of course, this seems to really throw Jojo for a loop, considering the fact that Jordan told her that it was important for him to look into the eyes of the father of the girl that he intends to make his and ask for permission. This is not going to help quell Jojo’s issues about Jordan’s ability to commit AT ALL. This BXTCH is crying some serious tears over this decision. I get it, well I think I do. I mean, deciding between a douche bag and someone you have had a connection to ever since you both uttered the words “hello”, I can see where you are torn up. Fuck Hillary or Trump, the real decision is Robby or Jordan. Of course, we could kick start some new show ideas if she is really that torn. . .#threescompany #brotherhusbands, or we could just go for another month or so with just Robby and Jordan and courtship the old fashioned way. The downside to all of this is Jojo starts to play a very dangerous game of “what if”. 

I gotta take a side bar for a moment, if just to enlighten you for a bit. When Jojo brought Ben home to meet her family, the initial introductions included a sister, but once those were out of the way, we didn’t see her again. Fast forward to tonight and Jojo is introducing her family to Jordan and Robby. Now, for this introduction, we had the same family members that met Ben. The two brothers that attempted, foolishly, to give Ben a verbal smackdown, but didn’t speak one harsh word to Jordan or Robby,. . .Ben and Matt Patton, I’m assuming that these two brothers are Soraya’s from a previous marriage/relationship, which would make them half brothers to Jojo. Rachel Fletcher is the sister with no voice, who was also there to meet Ben as well as Jordan and Robby. There is another brother, Peter Fletcher, who we have yet to meet (and now we won’t), but a simple Google search and a quick peek at his Facebook page (promise, I’m not a stalker), reveals that he is very recently married (June, I believe) and maybe, just maybe that’s why he didn’t make his way down to Thailand. Let’s recap. . .Soraya (mom) brought two sons into her marriage to Joe and Joe (dad) brought in a son and a daughter, which leaves Jojo as being the only child that came as a result of their union and I must say, that explains a lot. While I think many things are staged and scripted with reality television, you certainly could not fake the way that Jojo feels about her mom and dad and the way that mom, dad, and the two brothers feel about Jojo. I leave out the sister, because we didn’t hear a peep from her. You would think that someone looking for a little guidance when it comes to finding her true love would seek out some solid sister time, but nope, she was on the couch when we met the family, she was on the couch when we left the family. I know that this little digression probably doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but with all of that said, you can certainly understand the “princess” comment a bit more now. Jojo is Soraya’s only daughter and the baby of a blended family. I ain’t mad at ya, I just hope Jojo’s expectations aren’t the kind that no man can reach, but more on that later. It’s time for the last hurrah if you will.

It’s Robby’s last attempt at pleading his case on why he should be at the top of the husband food chain. They head to the beach where they put on a very believable display of two people madly in love. Once they head to the sand to picnic, Jojo asks Robby what he envisions life like for them. Hand to God, I kid you not. . .this motherfucker actually walked her through a “night in the life of the Hayes household” and when I say that, I mean a Robby and Jojo Hayes household, down to burnt meatloaf and kids playing on the ground. Holy shit, I do not think that is what she meant. That story was so rehearsed, he couldn’t done it better standing on a Broadway stage, he should be nominated for an Emmy this fall in the “whose bullshit was better” category. Okay, not an actual category, but c’mon. Hope girl, you dodged a bullet. He wants everything now, kids. . .dogs. . .meatloaf. . .the most comfortable sofa ever. . .IT’S A RED FLAG. . .ABORT!! They did get in a bit of a Yib Yab, so maybe Jojo likes the idea of burnt meatloaf. Jojo then heads over to Robby’s hotel suite, Robby’s main focus if for Jojo to know that he has no doubts where their union is concerned and that she is the perfect girl for him and he is the perfect guy for her. He does tell her that if she is doubtful then he wants her to ask questions, which may be the smartest thing that I have heard him say, his goal is for her to walk away, sure. Jojo continues to use the fact that Robby was the first one to confess love as the reason why they have made it so far in the process, which again are just words, not actions. But, I suppose the only thing you can do to convince someone that their future is safe with you, is to tell them that. I think the “aha” moment here is Jojo’s mother basically saying that she (Jojo) may have to share the spotlight with Jordan, that it won’t be 100% focused on her, while Robby seems to be the kind of guy that will allow Jojo to walk into a room first with him following behind. And everything Robby tells her is pretty perfect, it’s just that is the problem, how do you know after only 2 months of a courtship? Unfortunately, I think that Jojo comes from a family that has made her promises, promises that they have fulfilled, so she has no reason to believe that Robby won’t do the same. ABC comes through and allows Robby to gift Jojo with pictures from their journey. Who doesn’t have a professional photographer following them around capturing their quest to find true love? 

Jojo doesn’t seem as enthusiastic in her greeting of Jordan, she does come around though. They take their date to the water, in some Goonie style boat where they drink wine #duh and do a little bit of making out. I will say that it seems as if Jojo isn’t really into it at this point, she does admit in her confessional that Jordan does have the complete package, that BXTCH must play a really badass game of ping pong. She says that he is her best friend, they’re similar (her words), they can laugh together, they’re comfortable around one another, they have fun, but then she brings up the fears. At the top of that list is the wondering of why Jordan didn’t ask for her hand in marriage. They escape the Goonies for a smaller boat and an excursion into some “cave like” structures, beautiful is what it is. Once they hit the blanket, conversation picks up. Jordan tells her that he loved her family, even going as far to say that her sister was “a sweetheart”, so she obviously does know how to speak and Jojo is curious to know what it was that he and her dad talked about. I’m not sure why she just doesn’t come out and ask him why he didn’t ask for permission, but I see Jojo as the type of girl to make comments like “I look god-awful in this teeny tiny bikini”, just to get her man to compliment her on her rocking body, so back to the “fishing”. And while I was so nervous that Jordan was going to lie (I don’t know why I though that), he didn’t. He tells her that he told her dad that he loved her and how he really felt about her and while he was dying to ask permission to hit the knee, he didn’t and here’s why. Now, I’m gonna paraphrase for y’all a bit. When he imagined what it would be like to ask the father of the woman he loved if he could have her hand in marriage, he always imagined that the father would be sure that the man standing before him is the man his daughter wanted to marry. Of course, Jojo brings up their past conversations and the fact that Jordan knows how important this step is for her and how does he expect to get down on one knee if he hasn’t yet received the blessing of her family. I’m gonna try to explain Jordan’s answer in the best way that I can, so just roll with it. He has to again, assure Jojo that he is ready for the next step, then he goes on to tell her that he didn’t think it was fair to ask Joe’s permission when her family hadn’t even met Robby yet, he also doesn’t know if it’s him that she’ll pick in the end, he wants her family to know what it is that she wants before he slides the promise of forever on her finger and when she pushes even further by asking him what happens in two days if he doesn’t have the blessing, will he still propose, he answers as honestly as anyone could have with a simple “I don’t know”. I do think that Jordan begins to second guess his decision because Jojo is second guessing his intentions. I think it’s very ironic that Luke and Chase were sent home because of their hesitation to say “I love you”, but she expects both guys to ask for her hand in marriage without hearing any sort of “I love you” from her, she is just wanting them to trust that she has shown them enough love by her actions, #karmaistherealBXTCH. Just like with Robby, Jojo heads to Jordan’s hotel room and this is a woman on a mission. I guess the explanation that he offered up earlier didn’t do much to set her at ease, because she wants more answers. Mainly, if he is so sure that he loves her, then why not go ahead and ask? Here’s the rundown. . .he knows that he is 100% sure that she is the one, he wants to make sure that she is 100% sure that he is the one. Easy enough. Now he does tell her that it may have been a risk to not ask, but it was a risk he was willing to take. In his confessional, you can see that he is upset with himself that he upset her, he ends with telling her that there isn’t a doubt in his mind. Because of her disappointment, he does eventually (not that night) pick up the phone and ask both Joe and Soraya for Jojo’s hand in marriage.

I’m gonna try to fly through the rest of this episode.

It’s time to pick out the ring and Robby gets first choice. Once the selection is made, Robby takes pen to paper in an attempt to put his thoughts and feelings into words. Jordan starts his day off with making the all important phone call, he asks, they grant, he then heads out to pick out the ornament that will hopefully attach him and Jojo, hip to hip. He too sits down to write out his thoughts, almost an apology of sorts, in his letter. When the time comes for Jojo to read both letters, she starts with Jordan’s, if he needed a bottom of the 9th, 2 out, 2 strikes, walk off homer, he hit it out of the park. Robby starts his letter off with a “Ms. Fletcher”, so that should tell you how this BXTCH felt about his letter, but it did almost send Jojo into a full fledged panic attack, so I guess in a way, it worked. 

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It’s time for the final rose to be given and it looks as if she is uncertain right up to the moment the first guy arrives. Since Robby steps out first, I’m sure you can imagine my ear to ear grin, because c’mon, you have to know that the one who opens the door first, is the one first sent away. Jojo does tell Robby that she does love him and she wanted it to be him, but it’s not in her heart. Now, we have all seen the absurdness that is Robby, his sureness that Jojo is the one he is meant to be with for the rest of time, the burnt meatloaf and the dreaming of kids. . .but when she tells him that he is not the one, she is very upset, so much so that I’m pretty sure the make-up people had to come and do a touch up, but not a tear falls from his eyes. Even on the car ride back, no tears, oh he tried, it was just nothing fell. Shit, Derrick got sent home after doing the Tango and when there were still many guys left and sat in a car in crying like a baby, but all we got from Robby was an attempt to cry and sheer shock that Jojo didn’t fall for everything he threw her way, well, she may have fell for it, but she fell harder for Jordan. Speaking of. . .Jordan makes his arrival, Jojo seems to be over her break-up with Robby, Jordan gives the speech of his life, Jojo tells him the she is so in love with him, he drops to the knee, with a “Joelle Hannah Fletcher, will you marry me?”, I get into an argument with my husband on why his proposal couldn’t be more romantic and she gives him a thumbs up. . .not really, but that would’ve been awesome, she does say “Yes, Oh My God!” 

Will it last? Who knows. After the Final Rose wasn’t too interesting, Robby did come out and try to find some closure, though I’m sure his closure came during his drive away from Jojo, but he did pretend to be blindsided by her dismissal of his love. When Jordan joins Jojo on the stage, there was some sort of relief. I’m not sure if it’s because their relationship up to this point has been mostly by phone and now the world knows that Jordan was the one. Who knows, they do seem to love one another and they did announce that they already have a house in Dallas and will be moving in with one another ASAP. I guess only time will tell. 

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My first foray into the Bachelor franchise was with Ben Higgins and while I went in trying to be open minded and not so cynical, Ben convinced me. I didn’t believe in this idea that one could find an ever after. . .buffet style. But Ben seemed to really be engrossed in the process with the hopes of finding the one that he would want to make babies with, so I had high hopes for Jojo, she was one of my favorites from Ben’s season. And at first, she did a really good job of playing the part, of really convincing me that she wanted to change her last name or at the very least, hyphenate it. It wasn’t until she did things like. . .keeping guys like Evan around, okay there was no one like Evan, but you get it. . .insisting that because Luke and Chase didn’t speak the words that they showed, that they needed to go home. . .but the clincher was Robby. Even if #prettyboy really loved her, did she really believe that someone could break-up with a girl that he had been with for 4 years and just shy of 3 months later he involves himself in a process of forever. No recovery time, no rebound, no one night stand fucking, no mourning at all. But not even stopping and questioning whether or not he applied to the show while still with this ex. Then not even 4 months after ending the long term relationship, he is not only professing his undying love for someone, but he knows “she is the one”. Shouldn’t that send up a red flag? But here is why I think that maybe Jojo really believed Robby when he put her up on her pedestal.

Her family. Just with the tiny glimpse that ABC gave us into Jojo’s family, told enough to understand why Jojo is the way she is. First, I will say it again, it is clearly obvious that the love that Jojo has for her family and the love that her family has for her, is authentic, is real, is unbreakable, is enviable. That’s not up for debate. But, it is also apparent that Jojo doesn’t get told no often and when her mom says “I’m giving you a princess”, a truer statement has not been made on this show. I don’t think it’s a bad thing to want or be able to give your kids the world, but know what you are setting those who have to live with them up for. When you teach your kids that unicorns exist, they believe it and they expect nothing less. I think it’s great to want the fairytale, I even think it’s great to settle for nothing less, but fairytales don’t always have to be ribbons and roses, sometime the fairytale comes by overcoming obstacles and facing challenges. Cinder-fucking-rella, got her fairytale, but look what she went through to get it.

Robby was successful at convincing Jojo his love was authentic because Robby figured out who Jojo was very early on. I’m sure he also watched her on The Bachelor, so he understood the right words to say, which is why it was on constant loop that he said “I love you” first. Jojo’s mother was even concerned with Jojo being able to share attention with Jordan, which is why when Chase left her without offering her any sort of comfort, she went after him. It was beyond her capability to allow him to be upset with her. Jordan gave the most perfect explanation to why he didn’t ask her dad permission and she still didn’t get it, because all she heard was the fact that he didn’t ask so she translated that to “he doesn’t want to marry me”, even though he insisted that he was 100% in love with her.

I don’t know Jojo, but from what she has revealed about her past relationship history, it appears that she has been in a relationship since she was 18 years old. Her identity seems to be directly related to who she is with. I’m not mad at that, I think it’s sad, but I can understand. What upsets me is she took multiple men along for a ride that I’m not sure she was 100% committed to. Do I think she loves Jordan? Yes, I absolutely do. And maybe during the process she started to take it serious, I just don’t know if I can believe that because of Robby. 

So, if Jojo is serious about Jordan and he really is #theone, then I’m happy for both of them. What I want her to understand is that the fairytale is certainly standing in Thailand while the love of your life drops to his knee, saying everything you have ever wanted to hear, but the other side of that fairytale is. . .waking up with dried drool on your mouth and with a serious case of dragon breath. . .forgetting to double flush and him seeing your “dirty marks” in the toilet. . .or worse, you not being able to stop the rumble in your stomach and him hearing the musical notes coming out of your ass. . .him finding your hair extensions, because let’s face it, you don’t #wakeuplikethis. . .finding that awful pair of period panties because your flow was a bit heavier than you anticipated. . .farting during sex. . .farting while asleep. . .getting pissed off because he is breathing just a touch too loud. That’s the unicorn. The romance and the sweetness is easy, it’s him watching you push a baby out of your vagina but knowing he can’t wait to sink his cock into you again. . .it’s knowing that you don’t even like to look at yourself in the mirror because you feel as if you’ve gained too much weight, but all he sees is the most beautiful woman in the world. . .it’s knowing that he sees your stretch marks as a badge of honor. . .when things get so hectic that all you know yourself as is that of a mom and a wife, but he still sees the woman he fell in love with. . .that’s the other side of the fairytale, the kind you won’t see in a Disney movie anytime soon.

Sign off TagWell, actually Tuesday’s now. . .for Bachelor in Paradise. . .stay tuned, BXTCHES!

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Episode Nine | 07.25.16

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BXTCHES Gotta Warn: First things first, this is not a good night (Monday) for television, well not necessarily bad, just busy. Of course, we have The Bachelorette. . .then we have the DNC. . .and last, a Texas Ranger game is also on tonight, so super busy. But, since Jojo is stressing me the fuck out, I am recording the DNC, watching The Bachelorette, and will have to catch the Rangers in highlights or on the re-air. Not that you needed to know all of that, but I felt like sharing, so there you have it.

Last week on. . .ABC left us high, dry, and wanting more at the end of last weeks episode. Jojo confessed that it was going to be Luke going home, then Luke stepped in and confessed his love to Jojo, which made the whole process even that much more daunting. So, let’s get right into to the rose ceremony that was robbed from us last week.

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The drama picked right back up and when Jojo was done, it was Luke’s heart that was breaking. Luke was in complete shock, after every date and all of the time he has spent with Jojo, there is not a snowballs chance in Texas that he saw this coming. Jojo was obviously upset, but it appeared to this BXTCH that she was having to push some tears along that flawless made up face. In the end she did seem as if she was having second thoughts and the tears did flow a bit easier, but I think it’s mainly because Luke was so confused as to why he was the one packing his bags. And to be honest, this BXTCH was too. More on that in my final thoughts, but I’m coming for you Jojo.

This week is the much anticipated overnight dates #fantasysuites and up first is Robby.

Well it seems that all heartache over cutting Luke loose is gone and once Jojo and Robby get the “I missed you so much” out of the way, their date takes them to what appears to be some sort of street market with food selections that I’m sure were adventuresome, but looked questionable at best #americansaresuchsnobs. While Jojo and Robby are perusing the streets of Thailand, some of Robby’s confessional is coming through on a voice over and of course, the pretty boy continues with the “I’m falling for her more and more, every time I see her” AND “she hasn’t told me that she loves me, but I just know that she does” (I’m paraphrasing for you BXTCHES). The rain does come pouring down #itsanomengirl, which forces them to get pedicures together and also gives Robby a chance to talk about the hometown date and everything that went down with the ex-girlfriend truth rumors. He also uses this time to tell Jojo how honest he has been with her and his proof. . .Uruguay. . .which is where he first told her he loved her #thatsnotwhathonestymeans, but our girl has a super strong pair of rose colored glasses on, because she falls for Robby hard and he makes sure he is there to catch her. The nighttime takes them to a very romantic dinner, that they of course do not eat, with a really weird conversation (well, for this BXTCH anyway). Once again, Jojo brings up Ben and how it was during this time on that season that she poured out her love for him and he returned it, but she wound up on the outside looking in and while Jojo is happy that Robby was the first one to tell her he loved her (that must mean it’s true, right) and how that #honesty allowed her to open up to him more, she admits that she does have concerns. #thisBXTCHcannotkeepupwiththatBXTCH When they sit down to dinner, conversation moves more towards his family and what they think about Jojo and him being in love. Okay, this BXTCH is going to need a moment. . .a moment to pull in my “what the actual fuck” meter and try to come at this with a more diplomatic viewpoint. Robby claims that his family knew he was in love by just looking at him, #thatsaclosefuckingfamily but the closer is this. . .apparently Robby’s father, at some point during Robby’s stay, wrote him a note and snuck it into Robby’s back pocket and how fantastic is it, that he has brought it all the way to Thailand with him so he can share those truly wonderful words with his Jojo. #thatscalledsarcasmBXTCHES Look, while I promised during Ben’s season to not be so cynical during this process, Robby has forced me to loose all good sense. (Diplomatic Merrie, Diplomatic) Since the show referred to Robby’s dad as “Coach Hayes”, my detective skills tell me that he must coach some sort of sport. . .now does anyone know a coach that is going to opt to write a note to his son or his athlete, over giving him a pep talk? Hell no, especially when it’s dealing with something like love. A coach is going to tell you to “pull up your big girl panties and go get your girl, boy”. While we may have all been sitting at home, yelling at the T.V., tweeting about how there is no way that Jojo is going to believe this nonsense, Jojo put on her “Robby is the one, even though he is obviously on this show to find anything BUT love, but he’s pretty and he told me he loved me not even four months after ending a four year relationship and he knew his love for me ran deep, in spite of the fact that I was in a relationship with multiple men and my time with #prettyboy had been limited at best but I know his love for me is the real thing, so I believe this note that his father wrote him is the sweetest thing ever, even though he didn’t have the nerve to actually hand it to him and instead tucked it away in the back pocket of his #missmejeans glasses on. Oh, and he gave Jojo the note. . .a little Bachelorette memento if you will, he is so sweet. The time comes for Jojo to offer Robby the key to unlock the fantasy pussy suite and of course, he accepts. One on one with the camera, Robby confesses the following: “Jojo gives me the fantasy suite card and now I don’t have to dream about Jojo anymore. I get to dream with Jojo, I get to lay next to her, you know, tell her goodnight, kiss her goodnight, and get to know the Joelle that I wanna spend the rest of my life with.” BXTCH translation: “I no longer have to rub one out while fantasizing about what Jojo looks like naked. I’m actually going to see those lush puppies up close and personal and since I know her well enough already to express my undying, forever love to her, I now get to sink balls deep into her #fantasypussy and Joelle will really know what my #prettyboylove is all about.” One more thing pretty boy. . .maybe if you would’ve shown Hope (the ex) a fraction of the love you are putting on display for Jojo, she probably wouldn’t have BXTCH slapped your pretty ass, but that’s assuming that your story about the elusive ex lady is true and you really did come to The Bachelorette for your shot at true, everlasting love and not to just try to make a run at becoming the #nextbachelor, but I digress. . .of course it was all about getting down on one knee. #sillyBXTCHhugeegosarefordicks Not that I want to cut Robby’s time short, but for the sake of my sanity and ability to dole out the sarcasm, a BXTCH has to do-what a BXTCH has to do. He stays overnight with Jojo and I’m sure it is no shock to ANYONE, that Robby got a piece of Jojo that she is likely to share with two other guys. 

Jordan is up next and his moment starts on the beach. First, it’s time to become one with nature and sweat like a pig, because Jojo and Jordan are going on a hike. I’m not sure who planned this particular date, but I’m thinking someone should be fired. For crying out loud, surely whoever the genius was, realized that the end of this date would find two people in bed, getting really acquainted for the very first time ever and what better way to do that than covered in sweat and with muscles aching, right? I know, I know, they will take a shower, but still. Even though I said all of that, Jordan and Jojo do have a certain comfortability with one another, one that I think was needed to have this sort of date. They do converse about hometowns and what Jordan can expect with meeting Jojo’s family. Jordan confesses to Jojo that he has always thought when he looked into the eyes of the father (of the girl he loves), he would just know that her dad can be assured that he is going to protect her and love her for the rest of his life. Jojo admits that from the minute she and Jordan met, there was an instant connection. . .instant chemistry, that it’s so easy to imagine a future with him in it, and as a viewer of the show, I can attest that the spark between Jojo and Jordan was lit from the word go and hasn’t really snuffed out AT ALL. BUT, Jojo is still questioning whether or not Jordan is really able to offer that commitment. As I wrinkle my forehead and give the good ole “what the fuck” squint, I must tell you that Jojo is really confusing a BXTCH. She wonders if Jordan is “too good to be true?” I think she’s getting Jordan confused with Robby. Let’s recap. . .Jojo is still claiming to wonder whether or not Jordan is in it for real, for the long haul, but she’s completely certain about Robby, holy shitballs, I need a drink. . .of the liver damage kind. Back to the date. So dinner brings even more doubt for Jojo. In her confessional she claims that the date (so far) has been the best one in terms of getting to really know Jordan, now there has yet to really be a moment between Jojo and Jordan that didn’t end with steam coming from the T.V., so if she feels that this date was the best. . .then the #fantasysuite is sure to get a workout. But, she says that, and for something to be so magnetic and on the plus side for Jojo, just for her to turn it around and question everything that has developed between her and Jordan up to that point, makes it very difficult to keep up with her. The conversation really turns to things that I have actually been dying to hear all season. First let me say this, Jordan is saying everything a viewer like me would want to hear. He’s already told her about being able to assure her dad that he will step into the husband role with every expectation a father would want, if not more. He then tells Jojo how important it is to go to her father and discuss his desire to marry his daughter, all so very sweet, even if people believe that it was fake (I’m not sure if I’m on that fan page yet), but it was the right thing to say at the right time. Now for the question I’ve been waiting for Jojo to ask Jordan “what does the next year look like for you?”. I think that this question is important for many reasons, but the main one being. . .the long term plan, right?  I mean, is she relocating or is he relocating? Who will be more flexible with their job? More importantly, she didn’t ask the same question of Robby, which is very telling, but anyway, let’s talk about the answer. Jordan answers honestly and says “Umm. . .that’s a tough question to answer”, he goes onto to say that it depends and he can’t say 100% what things are going to look like. This answer just fuels Jojo’s already raging inferno of a theory, so one has to wonder if she is looking for excuses to let Jordan go, who knows, I’m gonna put my detective skills to work a bit later. But, let’s not freak out yet, because he does follow it up with him not having and not really needing a home base, so he can be wherever Jojo is, which again, seems like the right answer, but when Jordan says that he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, she comes back with a “that’s what Ben said”, even though, I’m not sure Ben said those actual words. But, it’s bad form for anybody to throw an ex into the face of a current boyfriend, #reasonswhysheissingle. She asks him how he knows that she is his forever and he lays it on with. . .he is a better person with her. . .if feels different now compared to when he thought he was in love before. . .when he imagines dropping to one knee and saying those four final words, it’s her. . .so, applause to Jordan, while this BXTCH thinks that every answer he played tonight in “Who Wants to be Jojo’s Fiancee” was spot on, we have yet to see if it swayed the opinion of the only one that matters. There must’ve been something else she wants to see however, because she gives him the very coveted invite to the #fantasysuite. When the morning light comes shining in, Jojo asks Jordan “what are you thinking after last night?” and Jordan’s reply was. . .“it was exactly everything I needed”, now surely you don’t need any kind of “BXTCH translation” for that one. On a side note: I don’t think there are many women (or men for that matter) who would put up a fight waking up next to the bare chested Jordan Rodgers. . .good lord, how disappointing would it be if there night alone WASN’T “exactly everything Jojo needed”?

BXTCH side commentary: One of her many concerns is Jordan’s lifestyle and how he has a job that takes him all around. I have no idea what this job is, since the occupation listed is “Former Pro Football Player” and last I checked, the only place that takes you is your couch and #faileddreams. Here is why I’m pissed. We are down to the final three guys, ready to make it official and pick out the diamond and this BXTCH is just now having this particular conversation. Call me a crazy BXTCH, but shouldn’t this be something that you’ve discussed on the multiple one-on-one dates that you’ve been on or maybe even a conversation that happened before you decided to declare her your one and only. It’s also very unfair for Jojo to bring this up now. If you are so desperate for a husband, and let’s face it, that is what it is, then guess what marriage is about. . .compromise. You have to be willing to make sacrifices that aren’t comfortable but are worth it. . .because the one you wake up with is the one you were meant to be with and if you can’t see that, then. . .Let.Him.Go #marriageadvicefromdrBXTCH

Well, Chase is last and his arrival comes via a motor scooter, who is coming up with this shit? Jojo admits that she is excited for her date with Chase and even goes on to say that at the end of the hometowns, Chase admitted to falling in love with her and if things continue to progress, then she can see herself falling in love with Chase, you know the common theme this season. Like the other two guys, Chase and Jojo greet one another like long lost lovers. . .very passionate. . .very believable. Things take off on the water, lots of kissing, actually lots of kissing in this entire episode, everything with Chase and Jojo seems to be going really well. They take the date to the beach, where they enjoy a great conversation. While Jojo may not have interrogated Chase like she did Jordan, they did talk about the hometown visit, the last rose ceremony and got in a bit of yib-yabbing #yogaissexy. During her one-on-one with the camera, she does nothing but compliment Chase and make declarations that would leave a BXTCH to believe that Robby and Jordan should go ahead and pack it up, well a BXTCH would be wrong. Now, I’m sure you know exactly where I’m going with this, but since I had to live through it, I’m gonna walk you through it. I am pretty far away from being on #teamrobby, but he cracked that divide wide open when he shows up to Jojo’s hotel room, right in the middle of Chase’s date. Coach Hayes is not giving his boy the right kind of advice. He claims that he just missed her and that BXTCH did nothing to kick him out. A note from one BXTCH to another. . .desperation is not sexy and it usually reeks of something more, something not so genuine. There is no way that Robby is not overly compensating for something, and for once, I’m not making any innuendos. But, I am wondering if Robby’s visit didn’t play a part in the nighttime portion of Jojo’s date with Chase. The dinner starts off really well. . .Chase gives a very sweet toast, conversation turns to their date, they are sweating profusely, they talk about fear and what it is that has Chase scared, to which he confesses that by being with her and touching her and kissing her and loving her, the fear is not really there anymore. It couldn’t have been said better if ABC scripted it themselves. She offers him the #fantasysuite, he accepts and hopefully things are going to come take off. Well, things take off alright, just not in the direction that I’m sure Chase envisioned. So, it’s time to rip the band-aid off. Chase tells Jojo that he is 100% in love with her, then goes on to say that he has never been the first one to take that particular walk on the plank. After every confession Chase has given her, all of his fears, all of his insecurities, all of his secrets, Jojo actually tells him that him telling her he loved her doesn’t have her feeling the way that she thought it would. STOP THE FUCKING BUS!! You have got to be kidding me ABC. Let’s just hash it out right here, I’ve been going back and forth with a brother on Facebook tonight, so this BXTCH is ret to go! Chase did tell Jojo that he loved her during the hometowns, what the fuck did she feel then? Not to mention, that during the whole date, all she did was rave on and on about how great the date was and how fantastic Chase is. What was she feeling then? Let’s not pretend that we don’t all know what goes down in the #fantasysuite, we know damn good and well, that clothes are coming off and dicks are going on an adventure. What was she feeling when she offered that up? Yes, she offered him the key, then said “I don’t think so”. I would like to commend Chase, because he is pissed. Most of the guys that Jojo has broken it off with, take it like a chump, but not Chase. Our boy calls her out on her knowing how reluctant he is to say “I love you” and she allows him to basically fall on the sword that has caused him to build up the wall around his intimacy and that has put the spotlight on the personal pain that he carries. #thataintnoBXTCHthatsabitch. The sad thing about the whole ordeal is Jojo tried to make it about her. He said what he needed to say, then got up and walked away, and since she didn’t get the consolation from Chase that she has gotten from every other guy, she goes after him, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. . .someone get ahold of her quick. She is so hung up on the words, that she is overlooking the actions. Case in point. . .#prettyboy. It’s time to get Chase elected to be #thenextbachelor.

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The rose ceremony kicks off with just Jordan and Robby, both of which wondering where the other musketeer is. Jojo breaks it to them that she broke it off with Chase, just as Chase is coming down the stairs. Keep it in your pants, it’s not a sweep her off her feet declaration, he’s just there to apologize for the way he reacted #hannahmontanasaywhat. While I’m not anti-apology, I don’t think in this case that Chase owed her one. Now, rumor (not sure whose) has it that the producers told Chase to go back and apologize because it would look better to the female demographic and help his campaign run to become #thenextbachelor. Well, those producers must be male, because coming from a female, Chase handled it in the best way. Jojo needed to hear the brutally honest things that Chase said to her. I’m not saying that his apology lessens my vote, I’m just saying that it wasn’t necessary.

We’re down to Jordan and Robby and if the previews are anything to go by, it’s gonna be an intense finale.

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During my watch party, which only consists of my sister, her kiddos and my offspring (we throw a helluva party), we take the role of detective very seriously, so let me run a theory by you (thanks again, little sis). After seeing Jojo interact with Jordan’s family, she seemed pretty hung-up on why the Rodgers clan is estranged from Aaron, which I thought was a bit obsessive, but then my sister may have cracked the code. Of course these are all rumors and I have no affiliation with Jojo, Jordan, or any member or acquaintance of the Rodgers fam. It is well known that Aaron and Olivia Munn are dating, it is rumored that Jordan’s ex-girlfriend, the one he allegedly cheated on, is friends with Olivia (there is an instagram photo of them together). So maybe, just maybe, Jordan did cheat and it really pissed off Olivia and a pissed off girlfriend makes a pissed off boyfriend and Aaron took the side of his girl at the dismay of his family. Let’s not forget that it has been “reported” (in the tabloids) that the sole reason Jordan even went on The Bachelorette was to become #thenextbachelor. Now, I’m not saying that it’s true or false and maybe he did go on the show with that goal, but fell in love in the process. Who really knows, I jut think it’s a theory worth exploring.

Okay Jojo, girl you are wearing on a BXTCH! I need to take lamaze classes just to breathe my way through my frustrations. First, I was pretty shocked that you had Luke pack his bags. I understand that things are edited to get more ratings, but you can’t edit that kind of captivation, the kind of allurement that you and Luke had when together. I guarantee you that those sitting at home, knew Luke had love for you without him having to utter the “I love you” that you were so determined to hear. It’s about actions, not words. You put Chase in a very difficult, not to mention uncomfortable position, because you needed to hear the affirmation, even though it was put on display week after week. He didn’t really know how to express those three, all important words, but he understood how to show them. Actions always speak louder than words. When you claim that you trust in Robby more because he was so quick on the trigger in his eagerness to be the first one to say those three magical words, did you even worry that he just got out of a four year relationship? But even if we put that aside because at that time, you really didn’t know, he shared his feelings with you in Uruguay and if my memory is correct, that was your first one-on-one date with Robby, ONE DATE and he loves you? Girl, it’s not about the words, it’s about the action. When his ex-girlfriend does finally come up, he gives you two different stories, you meet his family and once again, your talking about his past relationship, but he assures you that you are the one, you are the woman he is meant to be with. Filming started around mid March, it is currently the end of July, so being generous, I can say that you have known Robby for four months, most of which, you are/were dating multiple men, but he knows you well enough to declare you to be like no other girl he has ever met? Jojo, it’s okay to be skeptical, it’s okay to be inquisitive, but you are allowing his words to cloud his actions. Part of me does believe that the reason you chose Jordan and Robby for the final two is because you are in it for the exposure as much as those two are. Side note: I do think you and Jordan have some serious compatibility. If you happened to fall in love in the process, then I applaud you and I don’t think anyone should ever settle for anything less that what is deserved, so get yours. If you want the fairytale, go for it. But, I’m afraid you’re more interested in the fairytale and not the work that goes into a marriage, a marriage that must be built on compromise and love and patience and passion and frustration and trust and friendship. It doesn’t take much to say “I do”, it takes everything to prove that “I do” means forever. Because in the end, “I do”. . .they’re just words.

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Remember, The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays at 7pm CENTRAL and 8pm EASTERN. August 1 is the season finale, immediately followed by After the Final Rose.

 

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