This week was The Women Tell All, y’all! Otherwise known as the episode where Chris Harrison SHINES. Always has, always will. He throws a question out or suggests a topic, and then just leaves it hanging there in midair. And then he sits back…..watches people squirm….and pats himself on the back for being THE HOST WITH THE MOST.
But before we get to Harrison IN HIS ELEMENT, let’s head back to Australia really fast to see about the rose ceremony.
To recap, the final 3 standing at the end of last week’s rose ceremony were Madi, Hannah Ann, and Vicky.
Before the Fantasy Suite dates last week, Madi told Peter that if he slept with the other women that she might not be able to move forward with their relationship. And by all accounts, we were left to believe that he did in fact sleep with the other 2 remaining woman.
And just in case you care, here are my thoughts on the matter…
I RESPECTED THE HECK out of Madi for feeling this way and for letting him know. She didn’t bring his past into it (cough cough – windmill – cough cough)… she simply said, if you are going to propose to me in a couple of weeks, I would expect you to not sleep with two other women IN THE INTERIM.
FOR THE NEXT 10 BUSINESS DAYS.
THAT’S A FAIR REQUEST, Y’ALL.
But that means that this week’s episode started out with all of us (INCLUDING PETER) not being sure if Madi was still in this thing.
So, now that you’re all caught up, we’re now in Australia and Vicki and Hannah Ann (the definition of doe-eyed) are getting ready for the rose ceremony in their rooms. They are both going on and on about how much they love and adore Peter. But Madi? She was nowhere to be found. There was NO FOOTAGE of Madi. So…. I was lead to believe that Madi had peaced out. And I have to say, I was proud of her for it.
Cut to the rose ceremony. Peter and Harrison were standing among some very large trees and having a very serious conversation.
Peter shared that he was in love with 3 women and proclaimed that he was “trying his best”.
Peter, Peter, Peter.
Excuse me for saying so, but I think “trying your best” perhaps would have involved NOT WIGGLING WITH TWO OTHER WOMEN IN THE INTERIM. Even Harrison had judgement smeared all over his face.
He also shared that he didn’t know if Madi would show up or not. And I was like HUH? I thought it was a done deal, but apparently he still didn’t think so. They showed Vicky and Hanna Ann standing on the rose ceremony platform, and it also showed Peter trying to creep around and figure out if Madi was there or not.
And this, ladies….. This was the face of regret. And the knowledge that “his best” wasn’t good enough.
But the next thing we knew, we heard a car pulling up.
That’s right, Madi was back. I wish she would have stuck to her guns, but nope. She was back.
First rose went to………………Hannah Ann.
Second rose went to…………………..Madi.
But it’s not the fact that he offered her the rose that was surprising. And although her eyelashes confuse me, I’ve kind of become used to them, so they are no longer surprising to me either.
IT WAS THE FACT THAT SHE ACCEPTED THE ROSE THAT FLOORED ME. Because the girl was giving off some serious I don’t really want to be here vibes. Some serious you aren’t the man I thought you were vibes and I deserve better vibes.
But she did accept it.
Although I will say it was with a totally lackluster “yeah” and after she aggressively paused and gave him the best “I’m so disappointed in you” look I’ve ever seen.
He replied with a very apologetic “Are you sure?”, and she again responded with yet another lackluster “yeah”.
Vicki headed towards the rejection limo, and Madi toasted with Peter and Hannah Ann by saying “Cheers to seeing if love can conquer all” in a perfectly passive aggressive tone.
I didn’t know Madi had it in her, but that girl can throw some serious shade.
And this was Hannah Ann as she listened to Madi’s toast.
And this? This was the face of a woman who realized she may have already wiggled her last wiggle with Pilot Pete.
THE WOMEN TELL ALL
Full disclosure, when Harrison was introducing the women, I didn’t recognize 87% of the back row. I blame it on the high slicked back ponytails, the abundance of new extensions, and the extra fillers. Because I’m telling you, some of the girls were unrecognizable.
So The Women Tell All portion of the show started, AND MY GOODNESS WAS IT LOUD. They all started telling all immediately. At least, I think that’s what they were doing. Because I’m telling you right now, it was CHAOS. They all started yelling over each other, and NOBODY could be understood. NOBODY.
It was ridiculous.
Even Harrison was speechless.
At first it seemed to be mostly about Victoria P, Alayah, and Sydney. And I’m sorry, BUT WHO CARES.
I was like HARRISON!!!! GET CONTROL, MAN! TIME TO SHINE! THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE MADE FOR!
He sat calmly, somehow managed to quiet the yelling, and smartly cut to a commercial break.
When we returned to the stage after a much needed time out, Harrison brought up Champagnegate. And Kelsey admitted very sweetly that she had overreacted. And nobody is more surprised than me, but I believed her. And here’s the real kicker: I FOUND HER QUITE LIKEABLE. She was like “Yeah. I went balls to the walls crazy, I over reacted.”
And I appreciated her candor.
Thank you, Kelsey! That’s how you admit when you’re wrong. Take notes girls. And you know what else? That’s how you wear a red dress.
During the Kelsey discussion, people started confronting Tammy about how she had accused Kelsey of having “alcoholic tendencies” and being a “pill popper”.
And Tammy defended herself saying that she said those things only because she was genuinely worried about Kelsey.
I. AM. SO. SURE.
And you know how I was surprised that I was liking Kelsey so much?
I was equally surprised that I was starting to like Tammy even less than I had before. Which was hard to do. Because I never liked her. She presents to me like a know it all teen and the girl rolls her eyes LIKE IT’S HER JOB. She dismisses everybody as if her opinions are the only ones that matter and she just generally drives me up a wall.
Tammy is my mood.
After admitting no wrong doing in the Kelsey situation, she then turned her focus to MyKenna. And I’m not entirely sure what went down here, but Tammy claimed that every time the cameras turned to MyKenna that MyKenna assumed the below position.
I mean, I never saw MyKenna go full on spread eagle…and I’m pretty sure that ABC would have aired that. #becausetvgold
MyKenna responded with a well timed HOW DARE YOU! And I really enjoy a well timed HOW DARE YOU. #wellplayed
MyKenna then went on and on about how Tammy actually taught her a lot of things, including how she doesn’t want to treat people and how she never wants to act. And as much I dislike Tammy, she’s totally right in that MyKenna had definitely rehearsed that speech. Probably in front of her bathroom mirror. With her hairbrush as a microphone.
And guess what. Tammy responded with a super aggressive eye roll.
See Exhibit A below. The girl looked possessed.
Kelsey’s Time in the Hot Seat
First and foremost, red is her color.
She talked about Champagnegate a bit more, and then Ashley I came out to give her a hug, support her emotional sharing, and scold those that were shaming her for having and sharing said emotions.
She gave her a giant bottle of champagne (never mind that Kelsey admitted to not really liking champagne), and Kelsey cradled it like a baby.
Tammy rolled her eyes for the 74th time. At Ashley I.
HAVE SOME RESPECT, TAMMY.
Ashley I is Bachelor royalty.
Victoria’s Time in the Hot Seat
Harrison looked at her dead in the face and said, “Have you broken up marriages?”
DANG, HARRISON! That’s some Barbara Walters stuff right there!
Vicky categorically denied the fact that she’s broken up any marriages.
And again, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think I believed her?
She took responsibility for a lot of her childish behavior on the show, she claimed that she’d never broken up a marriage, and she talked calmly and rationally with our host.
It was a thing of wonder.
CRASHING TV WATCH PARTIES
As they do every year, they had footage of Harrison and the bachelor surprising Bachelor Nation at some of their watch parties around the country.
And here’s what I learned.
Bachelor Nation fans are committed. And my goodness, they love a themed party.
These people dress up, they make 20 pound rice krispie windmills, they come up with catchy chants/songs, and they use their babies as little pilot props.
And when they see Harrison, they damn near lose their minds. I’m guessing this pilot here had a hard time being taken seriously at work yesterday. He caught some serious air when he was jumping for joy.
One lady said that the night was better than her wedding. And I believed her.
And then Peter’s parents were making out in the back of an SUV.
Everything was very confusing.
PETER COMES OUT ON THE STAGE!
I’ve got good news and bad news.
So here’s the good news….
Peter’s scar was looking MUCH better! Time might not heal ALL wounds, but it does help heal self inflicted forehead scars on National TV.
Here’s the bad news. Every single time Harrison refers to Peter as America’s Favorite Pilot, I’m like YOUR WRONG, SIR. #Sully
THE BULLYING HAS TO STOP
At the very end of the show, Rachel Lindsay came out to do a PSA about online bullying.
She shared some online messages she had received, and to say they were upsetting is a gross understatement. I actually remember this happening when Shay and I were at Kaitlyn’s Men Tell All episode because she too had received some really terrible messages.
I always hope these recaps come across as silly and never mean spirited, because I agree with Lindsay, the hatefulness needs to stop.
Y’all. THE PREVIEWS ARE GOOD.
REALLY REALLY GOOD.
First, there’s some surprise news that causes Peter to take to the bed. Like he has to lay down and he needs a cool rag on his face.
And of course we finally find out who Barbara is begging Peter to bring back to them. I’ll bet you $5 it’s NOT Victoria.
DO YOU NEED TO CATCH UP ON ALL THINGS BACHELOR?
Click HERE for my musings from Week 1 where we met all the girls and knew we were going to be in for a wild ride.
Click HERE for my musings from Week 2. You know the episode, it’s where our “shy little wall flower with insecurity issues” stripped down to black lace lingerie on the runway ON NATIONAL T.V. and made out with Peter. Good times.
Click HERE for my musings from Week 3. It was the week of the lamest pool party EVER.
Click HERE and scroll down to WHAT ARE WE WATCHING for my musings for Week 4. I once again tried to educate the general population on how to fill out a Bachelor application, should you ever apply.
Click HERE for my musings from Week 5. I mean, you have to read about MyKenna’s tongue.
Click HERE for Week 6. It’s where I questioned Madi’s love for Peter since her thighs weren’t acting appropriately.
Click HERE for my musings from Hometown Dates!
Click HERE for all my Fantasy Suite thoughts (scroll down to the WHAT I AM WATCHING prompt)!
Before you go….
THESE LEOPARD FLATS JUST WENT ON SALE! They are one of my favorite purchases last year, they were a Top 10 Reader Favorite from 2019, and I’ve never seen them go on sale before!
They are comfy, true to size, and a wonderfully sassy neutral (which makes them very versatile). I bought my first pair of leopard flats from Target when I first started the blog, and I was very unsure if I would actually wear them.
BLESS MY HEART.
This is now my 4th or 5th pair of leopard flats. I love the pointy toe on these and think they are fresh and modern!
Click HERE if you want to see them styled several different ways.
One of my new favorite sweaters just went 40% OFF (IN THE NAVY VERSION)! I really like the cable knit pattern and the mock neck that is “lovingly unfinished”. It is a fabulous sweater for Spring. I also love the wide band at the hem and the cuffs. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium and it’s a very relaxed fit.
This turquoise bracelet is now 40% OFF! And it would be a great addition to your Spring and Summer stack!
There are several other really awesome Kendra Scott pieces that are all 40% OFF! You should go check all of it out!
The sweater is very lightweight, and although I’m not wearing a cami in this picture, it definitely needs a cami. It has a perfectly slouchy and relaxed fit, comes in several colors, and will also be great with white denim jeans and denim shorts. AND IT’S JUST UNDER $20! WOW!
This hoodie is new and oohhhhhhhhhemmmmmmmmgeeeeeeee is it cozy! AND IT’S ON SALE! It’s lightweight, but still manages to be very warm. The body is lined with faux shearling, but the sleeves aren’t which keeps it from looking too bulky. It’s super super soft, and I’m so happy to have it!
Check out the soft lining.
And don’t you love the camo version with the pop of pink! It’s DARLING!
That’s all for today, y’all! See you back here on Friday!