I don’t even have words for how amazing last night’s episode was. First of all, my bottom three are gone, and I honestly would be okay with any of the remaining six women winning. I don’t love Lauren B, but she and Arie seem to get along well, and they’re both kind of boring, so it may actually be a good match. However, I can’t help but wonder a couple of things. One: is she going to be the new Krystal? They seemed to kind of allude to that at the end there. That would be pretty disappointing if so. Two: the guy that shows up later in the season, is it her ex-fiancé? That would be my guess. I think he says something like, “That’s my girl. I’m gonna marry her,” which would make sense since they were engaged at one point. I wonder how she’ll react.
I actually thought Lauren was going to get sent home after her one on one. I guess the producers were just trying to make it seem like that, but it seemed like they didn’t talk at all during the day, and then she talked about how she wasn’t sure she could trust him and whatnot, which, to be fair, she’s only known him for a month and a half. Regardless, I was surprised she stayed. It seems like Arie might have a slight preference for blondes, and potentially crazy ones at that (cough cough Krystal).
The group date was weird. I legitimately felt like Arie was just using it as an excuse to get to see all their butts, which felt super sleazy. Maybe I’m wrong, but I kind of doubt it. I appreciated Tia, because for some reason, she was the only one calling attention to the fact that it was super weird their butts were out. Thankfully, ABC black-barred them, because that could have been far too awkward. Also, coincidence they put Bekah M in a blonde wig? I’m telling ya, preference for blondes.
The best part of last night’s episode was by far the two on one. I accidentally got it spoiled for myself, so I knew Kendall would be on the date, but I clicked out right away, so I didn’t know who would go home. I was pretty sure it would be Krystal, whether it was just wishful thinking, who knows, but my heart was pounding right before he gave out the rose. Honestly, I think Krystal screwed herself out of it when she tried to attack Kendall. I actually think she had Arie fooled until she did that. I really appreciated the way Kendall handled herself. I can’t remember how old she is (26 or 27?), but she seems so mature and like she has a good grasp on reality, even if she does collect dead animals. If she doesn’t win, I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of her. I think Krystal is the first person to get dumped this late in the season that I actually didn’t feel bad for other than Chad on Jojo’s season.
I’m also kind of surprised Jacqueline didn’t get sent home. Arie seemed like he was saying all of the classic breakup lines. “I don’t want to hold you back.” “I don’t want to be a burden.” So on, and so forth. Also, she was acting a little crazy and maybe deferring to him a little too much. I did appreciate she was up front about what her life plans were, and I can see how it would be easy to get into your head in situations like that. Maybe she’ll do better last week.
Thankfully, Arie didn’t screw up his perfect episode during the rose ceremony either. He kept Becca K, Sienne, and Tia, so he really has a great lineup for the next four weeks. I’ll be interested to see who goes home next week, and I haven’t read any spoilers, but I’m thinking (hoping) the final four will be Kendall, Sienne, Becca K, and Tia. I have a feeling he’s going to decide pretty soon that Bekah M is too young for him. It’s not that I don’t think it could work; my husband is 7 years older than me. However, they are in very different stages of their life right now, which can make a big difference. My husband and I were both in school when we met, so it made the connection a little easier.
Anyways, I can’t wait to tune in next week to see the magic that Tuscany will bring to my screen. I’ve definitely jumped on team Kendall, but I’m still holding out hope for Becca K, Sienne, or Tia for the next bachelorette. I have a feeling I won’t be disappointed. Also, one of my friends just told me I could nominate him to go on, so I’m pretty excited about that. Who do you want to see as the next bachelorette?