If you haven’t yet found the time to read last week’s Bachelor recap, click HERE. I’d hate for you to have missed your formal introduction to Whitney, Nick’s deep and abiding love for beignets, or Raven rebuking ghosts in the name of Jesus. That’s good t.v. right there, y’all.
So if you remember, at the end of last week, Nick sent Taylor and her emotional intelligence packing from the 2:1 date with Corinne. So this week opened up with Taylor walking through the city (without a bra, mind you) looking for the happy couple. I was shouting “Have some dignity, Taylor! Turn around, Taylor! Go home with some pride, Taylor! PUT ON A BRA, TAYLOR!”, but she paid me no mind. She was on a mission.
She marched straight up to the couple and said, “Two things: One – Corinne, you lied today. Two – We need to talk.” Her presentation was a little lackluster. Taylor and Nick stepped outside, and she told him to “open his eyeballs”. She went on and on about how she wasn’t a bully and that Corinne was no good. Nick was all, I appreciate your candor Taylor, but I reallllllly want to tap that bootie. So Corrine is staying for now. Okay, so he didn’t really say that. But I’m quite sure that was the subtext.
Corinne was left at the table while they were talking….rolling her eyes, chugging champagne, and talking to herself. So pretty much just a regular Saturday night.
Nick went back to finish up dinner with Corinne, and then they headed out to walk around and make out. She was wearing a plunging halter and a leather skirt. I use the term “skirt” very loosely here. While doing an interview, Corinne called Nick her boyfriend (the delusion is strong with this one). She also said “Something I’ve learned today is that cats have 9 lives…and B*****s have 2.” Somebody needs to needlepoint that on a pillow.
COCKTAIL PARTY and ROSE CEREMONY
The ladies arrived at a Louisiana mansion in a horse drawn carriage. Harrison sauntered in to the room to let everybody know that there wasn’t going to be a cocktail party, and that they would be heading straight to the rose ceremony. This news panicked everybody but Corinne, Rachel, and Danielle (who already had roses).
Who Got Roses: Kristina, Raven, Vanessa, Danielle, Jasmine, and Whitney
GIRLS, DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? I’m sad to report that means that Alexis was being sent home. Whahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I think we should all start a campaign to get her back immediately. Let’s get this hashtag trending asap. I miss her and her 1 year old boobies already.
Who else was going home? Josephine and Jaimi
Nick then announced, while sounding like he worked for the tourism board, that the remaining women would be heading with him to St. Thomas.
Nick arrived in a sea plane, while apparently throwing his name in the hat for a Nair sponsorship. He greeted the girls and then announced that Kristina would be joining him on the 1:1 date.
1:1 Date with Kristina
Nick and Kristina jumped in the sea plane and took off. They sat on a cliff, drank a beer, started to talk about her past, and made out. Kristina opened up a bit about the fact that she was born in Russia and adopted in to an American family. Her adoptive family has 7 kids, and Kristina still has a biological sister in Russia. Nick pontificated that Kristina’s history was a big part of who she is today. Um, ya think? Talk about emotional intelligence. I think his shorty shorts might have been cutting off the blood supply to his brain.
At dinner, Nick asked Kristina more questions about her childhood. Her story got dark. Really dark. She told Nick about eating lipstick at around 5 years old when her family had no food. After her mom kicked her out (for eating the lipstick), she was in an orphanage for 7-8 years, and was adopted out at 12 years old. With great sadness, Kristina told about how she felt badly about leaving her family at the orphanage behind. The entire story was heartbreaking. An orphanage worker told her that if she stayed in Russia that her life would be in black and white, but if she went to America, her life would be in color. You could see the pain in her eyes. This is what we all learned: Kristina is an amazing human being.
Kristina then told how at the airport, her dad was waiting with flowers and balloons, and she knew she was with a family that loved and wanted her.
Nick gave her the rose. And I believe 100% that he genuinely wanted to give her the rose. But just for a moment, imagine with me if he had sent her home. There would have been a bounty out on his head from all of Bachelor Nation.
BACK AT THE HOTEL
If you didn’t know, they are at The Marriott. And I don’t know if you know this, but The Marriott is the perfect place to fall in love. And Corinne fell hard. With the housekeeper. Look how she looked at her when she first walked into the room.
And Corinne’s love only grew deeper when she delivered her drinks and snacks by the pool. I can understand this. Having food and drink delivered to me is my love language. Tacos and margaritas please. #withguac #iknowitsextra #frozenwithsalt
Group Date: Life’s a Beach with Rachel, Raven, Vanessa, Corinne, Danielle M., Jasmine
The group hopped on a catamaran and sailed to a secluded beach to what would end up going down as the absolute worst date in the history of ever. They drank a little, played corn hole, drank a little more, Nick walked around like a drunk baby dinosaur, drank a little more, and then they decided to play a friendly game of volleyball.
Just so we’re clear…being in a bikini on National t.v. is pretty much my own personal nightmare. Add in a volleyball game, AND I’M OUT. Like, I would have marched off the set in my mumu. Volleyball is not my jam. I still remember coming home from Wallace Elementary with red forearms after Ms. Adam’s volleyball unit. #ihatedvolleyballthen #stilldo But look at Raven get after it!
I did lol when Raven said, “I’m sure Corinne would be an excellent volleyball player……if she wasn’t drunk.” Raven is queen of the one liners.
So, one second the girls were playing volleyball (and at least acting like they were enjoying themselves), and the next second Jasmine was shoving Corinne down into the sand. WHOAH. That escalated quickly.
Anyway, she pushed her. Hard. And not a playful push. More like a I want you die push. What the what? TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND GET CONTROL OF YOURSELF, WOMAN. And then yet again, I found myself confused, because I was definitely seeing glimpses of liking Corinne. It’s like I don’t even know myself.
And then everything started to unravel. Everybody started to downward spiral. It was all terrible. Everybody had their feelings hurt, everybody was frustrated, everybody was crying. Well, except for Corinne. She was napping.
COME ON. THERE’S NO CRYING IN VOLLEYBALL, LADIES.
I mean, the last time I cried about volleyball (besides 6th grade in Ms. Adam’s class) was when I said Goodbye to Wilson.
The terrible group date continued into the night. All of the conversations centered around the fact that basically nobody was happy. But Jasmine took it to the next level. First, she went on and on and on with the girls about how she hadn’t had enough 1:1 time with him and how she wasn’t getting noticed. She also let them all know that her not getting noticed was NOT the norm. We get it Jasmine, you think you’re awesome.
When it was finally Jasmine’s time with Nick, she let loose. And not in a good way. She let her neediness freak flag fly. And she said for the third time that when she walks into the room, she knows that he sees her (as does everybody else). And then it got awkward. She “joked” about wanting to choke him (as she grabbed his neck) and Nick’s eye glazed over. She then went on and on (again) about wanting to choke him. Nick was NOT AMUSED. She started to panic a bit, and then tried to make the choking thing light hearted. You know, like she wanted to just “chokey” him in a fun way. When she could tell that he wasn’t having it, she then tried to act like it was a sexy thing. It was bad. Really bad. So he sent her home. #shegone
2:1 Date with Whitney and Danielle L.
The girls arrived for their date, and I have to say, the romper game could have been stronger.
This is going to be a quick date recap because BORING…and because Carter is home from school today with a fever again, and he basically wants to be so close to me that he might as well just crawl back inside and make himself at home. And guess what, Chris is sick too. That’s right. #prayforme
Nothing of note really happened. He had alone time with both of them. He didn’t seem to really have a spark with either of them, but then he sent Whitney home. I MEAN. Just when we could have picked her out of a line up. And he went and sent her home.
And then he and Danielle went to dinner. And she told him that her feelings were growing stronger for him and that she was looking forward to the future. And then he sent her home too. He was going all sorts of Oprah on the girls. #YOUREGOINGHOME #YOUREGOINGHOME #YOUREGOINGHOME
So who do we have left? Corinne, Raven, Vanessa, Danielle, Kristina, and Rachel
He went to the hotel to talk to the remaining girls, and he was bawling. I mean, the boy was RAW. He told them how he didn’t feel the connection with either girl on the 2:1 date, and then he told them that he was afraid that it might not happen with any of them either. #ouch
So, what do y’all think? Who are the Top 4 going to be? Whose families are we going to get to meet? I’m still really hoping that we get to meet the nanny and the judge!
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See y’all back here on Friday!!!