If you are coming here for What’s Up Wednesday, don’t worry, you can still link up at the bottom of today’s post, but today is BACHELOR DAY over here! You can go to Shay’s blog or Mel’s blog to check out their posts, but if you need to catch up on what’s been going on in Bachelor Land, click HERE to get up to speed. Last week JoJo’s boobs remained positive in the face of adversity. It was a site to behold.
UPDATE: Before we get started on this week’s recap, I received an email this morning about a GINORMOUS LOFT sale. EVERYTHING is 50% OFF and there is FREE SHIPPING with every order (no minimum)!!! This doesn’t happen often, so click HERE to look around for yourself. If you want to see what I have, check out the picture below….start at the top left and work your way around clock wise:
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In a nutshell, it’s been a crazy 5 weeks so far, and this week was no different. The week started with JoJo casually strolling through the streets of Buenos Aires with a smokin’ red dress and a white coat thrown casually over her shoulders. Bloggers do this all the time, but it’s not often you see a real life person do this. I mean, put your arms in your coat already.
Chris Harrison clocked some overtime hours by showing up outside of a rose ceremony to get a little extra time with JoJo. Our host was looking all sorts of dapper. For some reason, none of the pictures I grabbed did him justice. TRUST. THE MAN WAS DAPPER.
So the group was in Buenos Aires. And you know what Buenos Aires is? It’s the perfect place to fall in love. #iknow #shocker The guys were strolling around, and I noticed something: Luke was wearing my camo skinnies and a sensible chambray shirt. #sheaffertoldhimto
Harrison dropped a bomb on the guys. There was going to be ANOTHER 2:1 date. And the guys were stunned. They arrived at their swanky hotel, and Robby found the date card. When he went to read it, something caught my eye. Robby had a rubber band on his wrist. NOW, GIRLS. For how many seasons have we been complaining that the girls don’t do this? How many seasons have we lamented that any self-respecting girl should have a rubber band on her wrist AT ALL TIMES so she won’t be forced to eat her hair if she were to go on an impromptu convertible ride? And here in Buenos Aires, Robby decided to make it happen. I applaud you Robbie, and I’m hoping future cast members are taking notes. Way to be prepared, Robby. #moderndayboyscout
First 1:1: Wells: Besame. Besame, Muchacho. Which loosely translated, says “Wells – If you don’t freaking kiss my face off during our date and blow my mind, then you’re out and Bachelor Nation will talk about it until the day you die. But NO PRESSURE.”
Wells immediately told everybody that he hadn’t kissed her yet. Everybody was ASTOUNDED, and sweet Wells looked like he was going to lose his lunch.
JoJo arrived at the hotel to pick up Wells for their date, and she sat down with the group to make some small talk. Luke piped in and said“Are you guys going to kiss today?” LUKE! UNCOOL! Wells wanted the ground to swallow him up whole. I thought back to this..and I felt like it was again appropriate.
JoJo and Wells strolled the streets a bit, and with every second that passed by without him kissing her, it just became more and more awkward. #ticktock #ticktock Apparently, Wells hadn’t received the memo that Buenos Aires was the perfect place to stick his tongue down JoJo’s throat. #ticktock #ticktock
They went to a theater and stood in the middle of a dark stage. And he still didn’t kiss her. #ticktock #ticktock Then some performance art started happening above them. Some very sexy performance art where scantily clad people were sliding around in shallow water and groping each other. But he still didn’t feel like it was the right time. #ticktock #ticktock And then they watched some more performance art, and then participated in their first performance art piece. Still. No. Kissing. #ticktock #ticktock
I started WILLING HIM to kiss her. And then the producers handed Wells THE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SITUATION on a silver platter by having them participate in the water performance piece together. They changed out of their clothes, wore next to nothing, laid down in a shallow pool of water, and slid around together (think adult slip n’ slide). I’m telling you this RIGHT NOW, I’m pretty sure I would have become caught up in the moment and kissed JoJo myself. And then it happened. He kissed her. Whew! But by the time they were done kissing, I already feared it was a classic case of too little, too late.
They headed to dinner and Wells opened up a bit about his past relationship. He talked about how he and his last girlfriend (of 4 years) ended it because they were really just best friends and realized the passion wasn’t there. But then he went on to say that he understood that passion would eventually fade. And JoJo was like NO, SIR. JoJo isn’t one that ever wants passion to fade, so this was not okay with her. Wells had very firmly entered the friend zone, and JoJo didn’t think it made sense to keep him around. So she didn’t give him the rose. Wells ended his time by taking a page from JoJo’s book and wiping away an imaginary tear.
And then it happened y’all. A REAL TEAR from out girl. Check it out. And of course she looked beautiful while crying.
I felt really sorry for Wells, but I like him so much and just want him to find a girl that ADORES him. He deserves that. So apparently, the next part of their date was supposed to be heading to some sort of a rave together. Since Wells was gone, they just sent her by herself. And she kind of just hung out in the middle of thousands of people raving.
The Group Date Card arrived: Luke, Robby, Jordan, James, Alex Living La Vida Boca
Which meant that Chase and Derek would be going on the 2:1 together.
The Group Date started out with the group wandering the streets together, pausing a moment to dance with some street performers, and my guy James feeling out of place.
James basically narrated the entire date. He felt like he was not good enough, not sexy enough, not ripped enough, blah blah blah. JAMES! STOP! There are definitely girls out there that would pick you out of this group ALL DAY LONG. Have confidence in yourself!
They “came upon” a soccer game with some locals and decided to play a bit. And then the guys had to participate in a penalty kick off for a kiss. Robby tried to pay the goalie off…but the only guy that made the kick was my boy James. JAMES! YAY YOU!
Then it was time for the group date cocktail party. But James was still feeling down on himself. JAMES! LISTEN TO ME!!!! You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and DOGGONIT people like you!
JoJo and Luke had some time together, and she couldn’t keep her hands off of him. But I’ve got to be honest, their kissing totally weirded me out. A LITTLE TOO CLOSE UP FOR MY LIKING, Mr. Producer Man.
James and JoJo got some time together. And I was hoping that he was going to gain some confidence and really have a great moment with her. But y’all, James decided it would be best to spend his time tattling on Jordan for trying to cheat at poker. JAMES TAYLOR! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! He started trash talking Jordan and told JoJo how Jordan had tried to make up a rule when they were playing poker together and then acted all sorts of entitled. Seriously. That’s what he told her.
JoJo took Jordan aside and basically told him that she believed every single thing that James had said. Jordan seemed to pretty successfully talk his way out of the character flaws that were brought up about him, but he was NOT PLEASED with his friend JT. Personally, I was once again confused and distracted by his hair.
Jordan went back to the group, swirled his wine glass, gave James major side eye,and I’m going to go ahead and say it……acted a wee bit entitled. He said, and I quote, “How does one act entitled while stating that the rules of a game are such?” I literally laughed out loud.
JoJo gave the rose to Luke and his aggressive tongue.
2:1 DATE: Derek and Chase. It takes two.
So what were they going to do be doing? TANGO of course! A 3 person tango.
The instructor told them that to dance the tango they needed a good relationship and trust. JoJo went back and forth between both guys, and it was cute enough, but I didn’t really care who she was going to keep.
They went to dinner so they could pretend to eat. And JoJo again had her coat draped ever so carelessly across her shoulders. JUST PUT YOUR ARMS IN THE HOLES, WOMAN.
JoJo took Derek aside first and he told her he was falling for her. She seemed to dig it. I felt 100% confident that she would be giving Derek the rose.
Then JoJo and Chase went off for a bit, and she immediately told him that in the previous week she liked him, but she didn’t feel like he returned her feelings. Chase was surprised by this information, and he sat there just kind of stunned. And I was sure that Chase would NOT be getting the rose. And then he started opening up and told her that she was exactly what he is looking for. They made out, and I then felt 100% confident that she would be giving the rose to Chase.
SO. She gave the rose to Chase. They went to a private concert where some lady sang “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” while they slow danced and made out. And then for what seemed like a sweet forever, they flipped back and forth between JoJo and Chase mugging down….
…and Derek crying on the car ride home. It was painful. Derek seemed like a really nice guy, and I have no doubt that there will be lots of girls lining up to date him back home.
Chase and Luke both headed into the rose ceremony with a rose. Robby got a rose, and then Jordan. And with 1 rose remaining, Alex and JT were shaking in their boots. JoJo said something like “I can’t do this”, and she walked out of the room. She told Harrison that she didn’t want to give out that last rose. She walked back in without a rose, and I thought JT might fall to the ground in a pile of tears and emotion…but then Harrison walked in with 2 roses. TWO ROSES! That’s right. You get a rose, You get a rose, EVERYBODY GETS A ROSE! #imissoprah
She simply couldn’t make a decision, so they both got a rose. I’ve got two questions for you: 1) Who would you pick if you were the bachelorette? 2) Who do you think JoJo will end up with? Sound off in the comments!
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