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Bachelorette Week 7

Hometowns BBs!!! One of my favorite episodes! I love taking a peek at the families who raised these guys! Of course we aren’t actually going to any home towns because of Covid. Just some rando living room. Whomp whomp.


For their day date Brandon takes Michelle to a … skate park. WHUT??? Are they 12?? So confused! And there’s a pink box that keeps appearing in shots but they never open the box. WHAT is in the box???

That night they go to meet Brandon’s mom, dad (or stepdad?), and brother Noah. The brother DELAYED GOING INTO THE NAVY to come on the Bachelorette!!! Also, Noah has some serious style. Are those glasses prescription? Hmmm. Noah gives Michelle the 3rd degree, rapid firing questions. The whole family is cute as can be and I adore them.

My problem with Brandon is that I think he’s romanticized this whole thing to the Nth degree and he’s in love with the idea of it all, not Michelle herself. I mean, he’s professing his love for her and they’ve spent 15 minutes together!


I’ve always liked Rodney but he leveled up today. They go apple picking for their day date and he’s just so attentive and sweet and funny.

That night Michelle meets Rodney’s mom and dad/stepdad. They are also adorable. BUT I think Michelle has put Rodney in the friend zone to stay. When Mom of Rodney asks them about each other Rodney gushes about Michelle and Michelle just says “Yeah, it’s been fun.” Whomp whomp again!


Today’s date is at Joe’s high school. YAWN. We were JUST at Michelle’s high school! Joe throws Michelle a prom and it’s a mixture of sweet (he remembered she was picked last for prom) and sad (it is a prom for just the 2 of them). Michelle is over the moon about the prom and Joe and the whole thing.

Michelle meets Joe’s family and it’s clear where he gets his silent tendencies from. I mean, the man has spoken 4 words all season!!! His dad and brother are practically mute! The most talkative person in his family is his sister in law. She’s funny too. SIL says “I hope this works out because we’ll probably see her at the grocery store” since they live close to each other.


Nayte and Michelle go paddle boarding for their day date and we get another look at Nayte’s many, many tattoos. I want to read them!

Michelle meets Nayte’s mom and stepdad. Michelle is the very FIRST woman Nayte has ever introduced to his parents!!! In fact he’s never even been in love. AND his family doesn’t talk about emotions AT ALL. I come from a family that’s pretty emo so this is strange to me. Also, during their talk tonight Nayte tells his stepdad he loves him for the very first time ever! It’s a LOT. All this tells me I don’t think Nayte is ready for a marriage. As cute and tall and funny as he is, he’s just not ready.

Rose Ceremony

Just as I thought, Rodney gets sent home. I hope he finds a good girl out there.

Men Tell All is next week BBs!!! Until then!!! xo ๐ŸŒน

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Bachelorette Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 BBs! This week we are in Michelle’s hometown of Minneapolis, MN. and there are 11 guys left vying for her affection.

Joe’s 1-1

I find it a little odd that Joe gets the first 1-1 in Minneapolis since HE’S FROM THERE. I mean, wouldn’t she want to show someone new around? Anyway, they go to Target field where the Twins play and throw some pitches. Then Michelle tours Joe around her high school. They play a little pick up basketball.

Fake Dinner

During Fake Dinner, Joe explains how sports and being Mr Basketball shaped him, but also how the injuries affected him. He had to have some MAJOR reconstructive surgery on his foot (with a bunch of screws and a metal plate) and he never played the same way again. This really affected him mentally and he dealt with depression, anxiety, and (trigger warning) suicidal thoughts. By the end of their conversation they are both in tears. Poor guy. I really feel for him. He gets the rose and they end the date on a giant ferris wheel. V romantic!

Group Date

The group meets Michelle at US Bank Stadium where the Minnesota Vikings play. I know all this because CSP is from Winona, MN and a HUGE sports fan! The guys have to compete to be the Ultimate Viking. Dressed in Viking gear (not football gear- think faux {I HOPE} furs and leathers) the guys have to eat things like fermented herring, practice their war cries, and arm wrestle. Clayton wins the horned helmet prize and I think it’s just because he’s tall and a screamer.

After Party

ALL day Chris has been moping about because he thought his big show last week would have reaped him more rewards. In case you missed it, Chris stood IN FRONT of Michelle, addressed all of the guys, and dressed them down for not paying enough attention to Michelle. In his head Michelle was soooo thankful he did this. In reality, she was perturbed. Back to the group date, Chris is quite literally shocked that Michelle hasn’t pulled him aside to chat or come check on him since he’s been acting all butthurt all day. Um, hello! YOU are supposed to be pursuing HER. Delusional I tell you! Clayton gets the group date rose.

Sidebar on Clayton: At this point it’s already been announced that Clayton (who I don’t even find attractive in any way) is the next Bachelor. I HATE when they do this. It’s like now all of his time on the Bachelorette is a big fat waste of time!!! UGH.

Nayte 1-1

Michelle picks Nayte up in a pontoon boat in Lake Minnetonka. They boat around a bit then pick up 2 of Michelle’s best girl friends. There’s the chipper, talkative one who warns Nayte that they are v protective, and then there’s the one in all black who asks Nayte “Do you have any enemies?”. I LOVE HER. The friends grill Nayte and ultimately give their seal of approval.

Fake Dinner

All the while that Michelle and Nayte are talking at Fake Dinner, the cameras keep cutting back to Chris at the hotel who’s steaming over the fact that “Nayte took my one on one”. Chris is skulking around talking about how he MUST speak to Michelle right away. Sure enough Chris CRASHES NAYTE’S ONE ON ONE!!! Is Fake Dinner not sacred to you Chris??? Michelle agrees to speak with Chris and they walk outside to a bench to talk.

Chris :”Why didn’t you seek me out to talk after I spoke up for you”. Michelle: “No, you spoke FOR me when I can speak for myself.” YES!!! Had I been sitting there with psychopath Lord Farquaad my cheeks would have been all red and I’d be stumbling over my words with rage. But Michelle ever so politely puts Chris in his place and sends him home. Huzzah!!!

When she gets back to Nayte, she apologizes for the interruption and Nayte v maturely states he doesn’t need an explanation about her decision or relationship with Chris, that he’s just focused on their relationship. See why he’s one of my favorites??? Nate gets the rose.

Cocktail Party

Martin is speaking with Michelle. Is it just me or did his hair go from Ramen Noodle Yellow to silver/white since the last episode? Either way it’s still hideous. Anyway, they are talking and Martin says most women are high maintenance, especially women in Miami. This doesn’t go over well with Michelle, who, you know, is a WOMAN. She keeps asking him to explain how women, more than men, are high maintenance and he keeps talking around an answer, without actually giving one. ALL THIS coming from a guy with bleached hair and more jewelry on his body and head than she has!

Rose Ceremony

Miraculously, Martin makes it through to see another week. UGH. Going home: Casey and Leroy (who I don’t think had a single conversation with Michelle outside of the Rose Ceremonies!).

Until next week! xo ๐ŸŒน

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Bachelorette Week 4

Week 4 has come BBs!!! We start off with a 1-1 with Martin of all people. I don’t understand his appeal. The NSYNC era frosted hair, ALL the jewelry, the weird beard. But ok. He shows up for his date in a sleeveless plaid flannel shirt. WHY??? It’s an assault on my eyes!!! They go to the BMW driving school and learn how to drift while driving BMWs. Later they get in what looks to be a giant wash tub from Hee Haw and drink champagne and talk. This is when Martin starts defending Jamie and calling him a “hell of a guy”. Whoa. ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ Red flag alert!

Fake Dinner

Michelle brings up their disagreement over Jamie and Martin blames it all on poor communication skills he learned from his parents. WHAT?? Lame. For some reason Michelle gives him the rose anyway.

Group Date

This group date is sleepover themed. All the guys are given different types of jammies to wear and then they and Michelle hang out in this big room full of things like a popcorn machine and huge teddy bears. WHO thought this was a good idea for a date??? The guys are all ignoring Michelle. They are too busy playing with their teddy bears! At one point one guy even suggests “Does anyone want to play duck, duck, goose??” The Bella twins arrive and announce the guys have to battle it out by whacking each other with their teddy bears. There are 2 teams and the winning team will get to go to the after party with Michelle. Each time a head to head matchup is announced, the Bella girl ( I donโ€™t know which is which) keeps saying So and so VERSE So and so. Instead of versus. It’s driving me mad!

Kaitlyn and Tayshia can tell something is bothering Michelle so Kaitlyn takes Michelle outside and they chat. Michelle admits she’s not feeling seen since NONE of the guys made an attempt to talk to her during the sleepover. Time is of the essence so this really is surprising.

After Party

Michelle tells the guys that she is seeing a lack of effort on their parts and not feeling seen. Olu gets emotional at this because Michelle reminds him of his sisters. He gets the group date rose.

Rick 1-1

Rick and Michelle take a sky gondola (is that what they are called??) up a mountain. They spend the day portion of their date in a forest. They find a wish box filled with anonymous wishes and one mentions a deceased father. This reminds Rick of his own father who passed away 3 years ago.

Fake Dinner

Rick picks back up with the story of his parents splitting up. Rick saw a text from his dad’s mistress and told his mom about it. His parents then split up and Rick blames himself for their split and his dad’s subsequent depression and death. Poor guy. Rick tells Michelle he’s falling in love with her and she gives him the rose.

Cocktail Party

Michelle walks into the room and is about to address the group of guys when little Chris S stands up IN FRONT OF MICHELLE and turns to the group and chastises them for not making Michelle feel seen. He says there are men in the group who feel like they have it all “in the bag” and they should go home. WOW. It never ceases to amaze me how men can feel so self important. Michelle (and the guys) is clearly shocked by this speech. Michelle gives a toast, then Brandon asks to steal her away. Chris S then says he’s going to talk to her first, thank you very much. Again, WOW.

Sidebar: Olu’s beard is so sparkly!

During his talk with Michelle, Chris throws sweet Nayte under the bus and says Nayte thinks he has it in the bag. Of course Michelle tells Nayte so then Nayte pulls Chris aside to confront him. Chris says he didn’t mean to single Nayte out. WHAT??? Of course you did!!! Then Chris actually says “I came in on my white horse and saved her from the castle she was stuck in.” OMG. I just can’t even deal with this man right now.

Rose Ceremony

Chris S gets the last rose for some reason. Going home: Chris G, Romeo, and Will (who totally looks like a Backstreet Boy).

Until next week my BBs!!! xo๐ŸŒน

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Bachelorette Week 3

Well BBs, it’s week 3 and we are still dealing with week 2’s drama! But that comes later.

First we have a Top Gun: Maverick themed group date at an air museum. All the guys suit up in flight suits. There’s SO. Much. Jewelry!!! I don’t own as many necklaces as these 9 or 10 guys are sporting!!! It’s wild. At the date, Martin pulls Michelle aside and asks how she is feeling given the events of the prior night (when Jamie told her that the guys in the house were questioning her character). She thinks it’s sweet he thinks to check in on her. All the guys have to do push ups then get in a G Force simulator. Next they go head to head in a dog fight (up on a platform beating each other with padded sticks). Will wins the Maverick contest and gets a few minutes alone with Michelle, plus a bomber jacket.

That night at the after party Peter and Will are arguing again and it is SO VERY tiresome and lame. Peter actually says ” Bro you hate my mouth cause you wish you had it”. I mean, WHAT??? While Will is speaking with Michelle, Peter takes his jacket and throws it in the pool. Will is so upset by this that he cries. Tears. Then fishes his jacket out of the water. BUT to his credit, he doesn’t go crying to Michelle about it. Although someone needs to tell her that Peter is a douche. Martin gets the Group Date Rose.

Rodney 1-1

They play truth or dare. There’s a blindfolded taste test and Rodney has to streak naked through the hotel. You know, typical first date shenanigans.

Fake Dinner

Michelle and Rodney bond over his mom being his hero. Michelle tells a story about being called the N word and her ex not being supportive of her feelings. Rodney says Michelle could be the love of his life. Slow down there pardner! But I have to say, Rodney seems like one of the least problematic guys, and he is always smiling!

Group Date 2

Spoken word poetry. The guys are tasked with writing a personal poem to Michelle that they will then perform in front of Michelle and all the guys from the house. Jamie gets up and says he lost his little notebook and tells a story, not a poem, that’s a parable, not about himself. Ugh.

Michelle even performs a poem she wrote about being the token black girl.

That night…. Jamie keeps talking about how he’s miles ahead of all the other guys and they aren’t his competition. Says the group date rose is in the bag. Well, your bag’s empty Jamie because Brandon gets the group date rose! Ha!

After the date, Jamie pulls a producer aside and literally talks sh!t about Michelle! HELLO!!! You are being recorded!!! WHAT a dumbass.

The next night at the cocktail party….Jamie still hasn’t fessed up that it was he who told Michelle that guys were questioning her character. AND he speaks about himself in the 3rd person- grounds enough for me to send him home! Shannon doesn’t like that. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Michelle is looking amazing in a sparkly silver dress. Her stylist is doing a much better job than in seasons past! During Michelle’s talk with Rick, he brings up the whole questioning the character thing and Michelle says well it was Jamie.

Rick immediately goes and tells some of the guys that it was Jamie. Nayte (one of my faves) says let’s bring Jamie into this conversation. The guys confront Jamie who is hemming and hawing and won’t answer a direct question.

Later, Michelle comes to address the group and notices a vibe. Jamie decides to speak up and tell her what’s going on. But he’s stumbling over his words and not making a bit of sense. Michelle takes him outside to talk. He STILL won’t own up to it. She sends him home. YAY!!!

Michelle is so poised and put together when she deals with drama! She then cancels the cocktail party and moves them into the rose ceremony. Going home: Pizza Peter, Spencer, LT (who???), and Mollique.

Until next week my BBs!!! xo ๐ŸŒน

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Bachelorette Week 2 Recap

Well BBs it’s week 2 and there’s already a pot stirrer in our midst! But we’ll get to that.

First up is a group date in a classroom much like Michelle’s 5th grade class she teaches. Three 5th graders join her and they are adorably tough on the guys. There are spelling questions, math, chemistry, and musical chairs. BTW, Peter plays musical chairs like he’s in the thunder dome and his life is on the line. RELAX dude! At one point during chemistry class Peter is whisper yelling Michelle’s name so much that little Mia says to him “Leave her alone, MY GOD” and I am living for it!!! Peter is going to great lengths to be the center of attention and the other guys are not having it. In fact, when they have to spell narcissist, Will writes down “Peter”. HA!!!


OF COURSE Peter decides to confront Will about the narcissist thing and a shouting match ensues. Michelle hears the noise and pulls Peter aside later to ask him about it. He says it’s out of his character. Yeah, I don’t think so buddy.

Brandon gets the Group Date rose.

Jamie 1-1

They go to Joshua Tree to go rock climbing. It’s gorgeous there! They have a picnic at the top of the rock formation. Jamie seems nice but I don’t see this as a match, what with him jetting off all the time traveling and Michelle enjoying her life teaching in Minnesota.

Fake Dinner

Jamie shares that his mom battled mental issues all his life up until when he was 24 and she died by suicide. Wow. This is deep . Poor guy, I can’t even imagine. Michelle handles it perfectly though by saying “I don’t really know you, but I’m proud of you.” Jamie gets the rose.

Group Date

Basketball. This episode is flying by and I’m here for it. The blue team wins and gets time with Michelle at the after party. Joe gets the MVP prize which means he gets to go to the party too even though he was on the losing team.


Joe and Michelle are vibing big time. There’s definite chemistry. He ends up getting the group date rose.
The next night is the cocktail party. Jamie starts talking to various guys about Joe since he hears Joe’s becoming somewhat of a front runner. Jamie is clearly insecure because he can’t stop talking about Joe. What a shame. He then decides to talk to Michelle about Joe.

Jamie tells Michelle that “the guys” were speculating that Joe and Michelle knew each other before the show and were boo’d up. This upsets Michelle and she calls the guys all together to address it. She explains that they messaged a couple times a few years ago and that’s it. Then she cancels the rest of the party. Yet another example of a pot stirrer causing drama and taking time from the other guys JAMIE !!!

The guys want to know who went to Michelle with this nonsense but Jamie won’t fess up.

Rose Ceremony

For some reason she keeps Peter but sends home Alec, Pardeep, Daniel, and PJ.

Until next week BBs!!! xo๐ŸŒน

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Bachelorette Season Premiere Recap

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Well BBs, it’s time for another season of the Bachelorette! This time it’s Michelle’s turn to find love.

This season starts out being filmed in Palm Springs at a resort. Before the first big night, Caitlyn and Tayshia go around the hotel to the guys’ rooms and rummaging around in their things! In one guy’s room, Ryan, they find folders of notes and charts and graphs detailing things like how to get the most screen time, how to pretend to be interested in Michelle, etc. Controversy!!!

Skip to the first night. Michelle looks stunning in a metallic cut out dress, her hair curled and loose. I think it’s so funny that they still pile all the guys into limos and drive them around the block so they can make their entrances since everyone’s staying in the same resort!

Limo Entrances

Nayte 27 sales exec. I really like him.

Romeo 32 mathematician. Speaks French, no socks.

Jack 30 former army officer. WHY do men not wear socks anymore with their suits? Is there a national sock shortage I don’t know about???

Clayton 28 medical sales rep. Something about him rubs me the wrong way.

Jamie 32 biotech ceo

Chris G 28 motivational speaker. He has a weird accent.

Mollique 36 academic administrator

Alec 29 engineer

Will 28 academic interventionist

Pardeep 30 neuroscientist

Olu 27 IT analyst. Some interesting names! I’m here for it!!!

Chris S 28 commodities broker. Drives up in a short school bus wearing shorts with his suit and carrying a backpack.

Garrett 33 tech ceo. Arrives with a cane due to a broken foot. Cute!

Casey 36 advertising creative director

Brandon K 29 brand manager. Offers Michelle mardi gras beads if she shows him her….. heart he says but he was gesturing at her boobs! CLASSY.

LT 38 yoga guru. NO PANTS, tuxedo undies, wearing the rest of the tux but ewwwww!!!!

Rick 32 medical sales rep rolls up under a set table with food and candles on it and his head on a platter. Creepy!

Ryan 30 environmental consultant. Drives up in an ice cream truck. Catches Michelle’s eye.

Rodney 29 sales rep. Dressed as an apple.

Peter 26 pizzapreneur. Throws pizza dough in the air. Seems slimy to me.

Daniel 26 firefighter comes in full fire gear on a toy fire truck.

PJ 30 firefighter drives real fire truck up to meet Michelle. Poor Daniel.

Brandon J 26 traveling nurse recruiter. Rolls up on a bed.

Spencer 25 financial crimes analyst. Walks up dribbling 2 basketballs. He’s got skills! And an interesting sounding job.

Bryan 31 NFL player

JoMarri 26 personal trainer

Edward 27 wellness coach

Leroy 27 biomedical phd student

Martin 29 personal trainer. Big nose ring and odd silvery white colored hair.

Joe 28 real estate developer. Cute. Turns out Michelle recognizes him! She had slid into his DMs and they had talked about basketball in a few messages before he ghosted her she says.

Cocktail Party

Michelle pulls Joe to talk about their past communication. He says he was overwhelmed with the whole George Floyd situation and wasn’t in a good place to start a relationship. They are both from Minnesota. She says well you could have just told me that. Truth!

Later on, Caitlyn and Tayshia tell Michelle about what they found in Ryan’s room. Michelle immediately asks Ryan to chat. She confronts him about his folders and notes and he’s falling all over himself trying to justify it. It’s just a mess. He’s like a friend’s wife wrote those notes. And I wrote those notes. Michelle, like the teacher she is, marches Ryan up to his room and demands to see the notes. She reads over them while Ryan is standing in the hall talking a mile a minute about how it’s no biggie. Michelle sends him home and walks him out in front of everyone. Let that be a lesson learned young man!!!

Michelle returns to the cocktail party. She gives Nayte the 1st impression rose after a nice conversation. They kiss.

Rose Ceremony

At the final rose, Michelle debates giving the rose to Joe and even walks out to gather herself for a moment. She comes back in and gives the final rose to Joe.

Going home: JoMarri, Jack, Garrett, Edward, Bryan, and Brandon K. Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!!!

Until next week BBs!!! xo๐ŸŒน

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Bachelor in Paradise Finale

I know I’m a day late and a dollar short but I’m sick so throw me a bone please.

It’s the FINALE BBs!!! I know in real life it’s only like 3 weeks of filming but it feels like this show has been on forever and a day!!! We pick back up at prom where Noah has just broken up with Abigail. They say their goodbyes and Noah leaves Paradise. Abigail goes back inside and tells everyone what happened. She then leaves herself. Everyone is bummed.

The next day is the last cocktail party! Everyone gathers for it then Wells comes out and cancels the party! Whomp whomp. They head straight to the Rose Ceremony where …..
Joe gives his rose to Serena

Riley to Maurissa

Kenny to Mari

Thomas to Becca

James to Anna

Aaron to Tia

Ed to Mykenna

Going home: Natasha and Chelsea

The next day Wells gathers everyone again and introduces Dean and Caylinn (spelling? It’s been a while since they’ve been on the show). They tell the group that tonight is Fantasy Suites night so it’s super important to have those make or break conversations. The guys and girls retire to their respective palapas.

Kenny pulls Mari to talk. They decide to go forward to the Fantasy Suites.

Thomas pulls Becca. Thomas: I want to be with you. Becca: I think we should split up. You’re too good to be true. He starts crying and walks away. Becca chases after him, but sticks to her guns. They say goodbye and they leave, but on the car ride out Becca admits she’s torn.

Ed asks Mykenna to talk. Ed wants to continue their relationship and go to the FS. Mykenna is like, dude we just met YESTERDAY, I’m out. Ed’s like Yeah, true BUT….. that dude is trying SO hard to get her to spend the night with him but she holds fast and they both leave Paradise…separately.

James & Anna talk. Anna wants to continue the relationship, she really likes James. James says he can’t see himself falling in love with her. Anna leaves Paradise. James goes back to the guys and tells Aaron Hey I’m out. Wanna bounce? (they live in the same city). Aaron runs to talk to Tia really quickly. Like REAL QUICK. They BARELY walk away from the other women before Aaron starts his “nice to meet you” speech. He leaves with James! Bros! Poor Tia leaves a bit grumpy!

Riley & Maurissa talk. She wants to continue their relationship and go to FS. He starts hemming and hawing and mucking about and getting her scared before FINALLY admitting he wants the same thing!

Joe pulls Serena to talk. They say I love you to each other.

The last 3 remaining couples gather before Caylinn and Dean again. They are all told to go on to FS and Fake Dinner. At Fake Dinner Kenny and Mari finally say I love you and so do Riley and Maurissa. They all head off to Fantasy Suites.

The next day as Riley is leaving Maurissa he says in her ear that he has thinking to do and isn’t sure if he’s ready. She’s left SOBBING.

Proposal time!!!

Kenny and Mari are up first. He proposes and she says yes!

Next are Maurissa and Riley. It must be HOT HOT HOT out because these poor girls are SWEATING buckets in their makeup and dresses and the poor guys are drenched in their long pants and nice shirts!!! Riley proposes and Maurissa accepts!

Joe and Serena are last. Joe is up on the little area waiting and who walks down the stairs?? KENDALL! Dang ABC, you’re all about creating drama!!! Kendall walks up to Joe and they talk. They get closure and say their goodbyes. Kendall leaves and Serena comes up to the little area. Joe and Serena are the cutest I swear!!! He proposes, she says yes and everyone’s happy!!!

Post Paradise, the 3 engaged couples are still engaged. Abigail and Noah got back together and so did Thomas and Becca! Pieper and Brendan split.

See y’all BBs in 2 weeks for Michelle’s season of Bachelorette!!! xo๐ŸŒน

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Bachelor in Paradise Week 7

It’s Week 7 BBs! We are in the home stretch! This week is a 3 HOUR ordeal!!! Luckily I watch on Hulu so it only consumed 2 hours of my life!

This week picks back up with Aaron and Ivan arguing over Chelsea. They get all up in each other’s faces then walk away. Later Aaron goes back to talk with Ivan and this time Riley inserts himself in the conversation too! Basically, Ivan told Aaron he wouldn’t try to steal anyone’s rose. Then Ivan made out with Chelsea. Ivan tells everyone that Chelsea pulled HIM to talk, but it was the other way around!!! Cracks me up when folks forget they are on tv and being recorded! The camera does not lie!!!Chelsea walks over and sets the record straight, but Ivan keeps lying! Chelsea and Aaron make out.

Rose Ceremony

Wells gathers everyone then says he has to deal with something that happened last night when they were all sheltering from the storm at the hotel (not the resort where they normally are). Wells pulls Ivan to talk, leaving the rest of the group to speculate what’s going on! Ivan admits he looked on a producer’s phone (!!!) and got Alexa’s ( who???) room number off the phone then went and found her and spent time with her last night! This is a big no no Ivan!!! Wells and Ivan come back to the group and Ivan tells everyone what he did. Wells tells Ivan to say his goodbyes and he leaves.

The Rose Ceremony commences.

Serena gives her rose to Joe

Abigail to Noah

Maurissa to Riley

Mari to Kenny

Becca to Thomas

Chelsea to Aaron

Natasha to Ed

Tia to James

Going home: Blake, Demar, and Dr Joe.

The next day Wells announces he’s the host for the week! Yay! Mari thinks Kenny is being distant. Anna (mean girl from Matt’s season) arrives with date card. She pulls Kenny right away. Kenny and Thomas both turn her down for her date. Anna takes James on her date. They become human churros (WHAT?????) and roll around in cinnamon sugar and chocolate syrup. While that would be v exfoliating, I don’t understand what these producers are thinking!!! Then they take an outdoor shower, get a massage from huge snakes (!!!) and have a hot tub make out sesh. Safe to say they are getting along!

Mykenna arrives with a date card and asks Aaron. Aaron says let’s go chat and turns her down. Mykenna starts crying on the beach so Ed goes to her and says he’ll go on the date with her. At first she waffles, then decides to take him on the date. They go rollerblading, have fun, and kiss. Natasha is bummed.

A priestess arrives on the beach and pulls Mari and Kenny. She guides M & K through some spiritual exercises. Afterwards K & M feel closer.

Noah tells Abigail he has strong feelings for her and that he’s falling in love with her. Abigail freezes and doesn’t say anything back.

The next day, it’s announced they are having an 80s themed prom! Complete with 80s clothes! SO fun!!! Now that James is with Anna, Tia doesn’t have a date. During the prom Aaron pulls Tia aside and takes her outside and gives her a corsage, which is so sweet. Then he kisses her and they make out! What about Chelsea Aaron?!?! They go back inside and Aaron starts dancing with Tia, totally ignoring Chelsea!

Joe and Serena are crowned prom king and queen. The band plays Almost Paradise! Ha!!!

Noah pulls Abigail aside to chat. He breaks up with her, he’s crying. Abigail does not take it well and walks away to the bathroom crying.

To be continued next week in the finale! Yay!!!
xo ๐ŸŒน

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Bachelor in Paradise Week 6

Week 6 BBs!!! We start with Joe and Serena all in love and making out on the beach with Kendall watching them. Kendall is all upset and pulls Joe aside to talk. Joe tells her he’s sure things between them are over. Kendall decides to leave and sobs in the car.

Next Day

Ed & Demar (who??) arrive with date cards and chat up the girls. Ed asks Natasha to go on the date and Demar asks Chelsea. They all go to an art class. Ed & Natasha make out! Yay!

Kenny and Mari get a date card and go to a cooking class of sorts. But Kenny has to get naked and lay on the table while Mari spoons taco fixings all over him then eats it off. Then it’s Mari’s turn on the table. This is just gross. Afterward they talk about their feelings and say they are falling in love with each other.

Back at the resort, James is trying to woo Tia away from Blake. Tia likes James but he doesn’t “make her vagina dance” like Blake does.

Maurissa is trying to get Riley to open up and talk about his feelings more. They tell each other they are falling in love.

Producers appear the next morning and tell the group they have to evacuate because of a severe tropical storm. Everyone leaves and the future of paradise seems uncertain. For 5 minutes. Then everyone is back and everything is ok.

They announce there will be a daytime cocktail party and Rose Ceremony. 4 guys are going home.

Tia is upset that Blake isn’t making any grand gestures to win her heart. Aaron’s trying to continue to woo Chelsea but then Ivan pulls Chelsea to talk and they kiss. Aaron sees and is NOT happy. Aaron confronts Ivan and they start to argue, all up in each other’s faces. Uh oh!

And that’s it until next week BBs!!! xo ๐ŸŒน

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Bachelor in Paradise Week 5

BBs, this week starts on the day of the Rose Ceremony. At this point, 5 girls are leaving. Quite a few people are talking about the whole Brendan & Pieper fiasco and how they are taking up 2 spots that should go to deserving people. A group, led by Joe, goes to confront Brendan and Pieper. Brendan gets super defensive, while Pie barely says a word. They then storm off to talk by themselves. They decide to leave! Yay!!! Pieper does NOT look happy and doesn’t say a word in the car. Guess they had to pay the piper!!! HA!!!

Maurissa sets up a little vignette for Riley with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and strawberries. They have to pick body parts out of a bowl and lick whipped cream off said body part. Maurissa must REALLY like Riley because she licks whipped cream off HIS TOES!!!! VOMIT!!!! It’s the grossest thing I’ve ever witnessed! Then they head off to the Boom Boom Room.

Today is Tammy’s birthday! She tells Thomas he’s her best friend and she will fight for him. Thomas says he has feelings for Becca and that there’s nothing Tammy can say to change his mind. Well, Happy Birthday Tam! Tammy walks off sobbing, Thomas goes and makes out with Becca.

Rose Ceremony

Wells comes to the ceremony and gives Natasha a rose because she deserves to stay after Brendan played her. Yay!!!! Now just 4 ladies are going home.

Riley gives his rose to Maurissa

Joe to Serena

Ivan to Kendall (who knew they were even talking???)

Noah to Abigail

Kenny to Mari

James to Tia (where did that come from???)

Thomas to Becca

Aaron to Chelsea (what?!!?)

Going home: Deandra, Tammy, Jessenia, and Demi (who’s super upset).

Lil Jon comes on as this week’s host. Now the ladies have the roses.

Next Day

Blake (who??) arrives with a date card. He chats up the ladies and takes Tia on the date. Poor James is v bummed. Tia and Blake go riding in a 4 wheeler type thing, then have a picnic and an outdoor shower (which is odd) and make out. They really hit it off. Tia is calling him Tatty Daddy because of his tattoos. She says he makes her vagina dance. Wow.

Meanwhile, things are heating up with Kenny and Mari. They go to the Boom Boom Room. I hope this room gets a thorough cleaning on the daily!!!

Next Day

Dr Joe arrives with a date card. He chats with Natasha and they get along great! He asks her on his date and they go to Fake Dinner and drink HUGE margaritas and everything is going so well!!! EVERYONE on the beach is rooting for Natasha to find love!!! Everything is going great with Dr Joe until he asks why is Nat still single and she has to tell him about Brendan. WHO, btw, is one of Dr Joe’s best friends. The entire vibe changes and Dr Joe puts the brakes on fast!!!

Kendall and Ivan are hanging out but she’s still hung up on regular Joe. Joe and Serena tell each other they are falling in love with each other. SO cute!!! Meanwhile Kendall is a HOT mess!!!

And that’s it until next week BBs!!! xo ๐ŸŒน