We begin this episode with Chris Harrison (who knew he was still on this show?? He’s NEVER on air!) announcing to the ladies that they were traveling to…..Cleveland! Yayyyyy!!!!! Said no one! Seriously, they all looked at each other like he’d just said, well, Cleveland. I’m sure Cleveland is a great city but these girls were hoping to get their passports stamped! Clearly there are major budget cuts going on at ABC!
Victoria F gets the 1-1 date. Peter flies her to Cedar Point amusement park amid all her protestations of “I’m afraid of heights!” ABC has rented the park out for just the 2 of them. Then P is so excited because he knows VF loves country music and there’s a private concert with Chase Rice. I didn’t know who Chase Rice is before this episode and some Google diving, but apparently, according to VF- he’s her ex-boyfriend! WHOA!!!! And here’s P saying maybe Chase can sing at their wedding! BAHAHAHA!!! After the concert Chase and P are talking and Chase says he’s from Virginia “like Victoria” but P doesn’t put 2 and 2 together. Then VF goes and talks to Chase. Now she’s acting like they had a RELATIONSHIP but Chase is making it seem like it was a short term thing AT BEST. Turns out after some Googling that they spent 1 night together here in Charlotte. That doesn’t make Chase your ex, VF. That makes him your one night stand!
That night at Fake Dinner VF goes through all this dramatic hemming and hawing then finally tells P about Chase being her ex. P does not get it. He keeps saying things like “the guy on stage?” Get it together P!!! VF runs off crying (if it’s just a one off, why is she crying??) and P chases after her. She gets the rose, natch.
P brings 13 girls to the Browns football stadium to play football for his love. Winners get to go to an after party and losers go home. VP sits out because her back is hurting her (???) but I think it’s just so she can canoodle with P on the sidelines. This is one INTENSE football game. Deandra is throwing chicks to the ground!!! There are some athletes in this group! And then there’s HA who’s getting tossed around like a ragdoll!
The game ends in a tie so they all go to the after party. Tensions are running high because now they have to fight 12 other girls to get time with P. Shiann is talking with P when ALAYAH shows up! In Cleveland!!! How did she know where they are??? Does she have a tracker on P??? So Al interrupts Chiann (who is less than thrilled) and P just sits there stunned. Al tells P she and VP are FRIENDS. Not just 3 hour acquaintances like VP said. And that they went to Vegas together! P asks VP about it and VP starts crying but sticks to her guns.
All 3 of them finally sit down to hash things out but VP will only say “I don’t know what to say” and “my truth is the truth”. WHUT???? P asks Al to come back!!! Does this show not have any rules anymore??? It’s mayhem!!! Then P gives Al the group date rose!!! Al wasn’t even on the date!!! The other girls are pisssssssed!!!!
We break from all that drama for Kelsey’s 1-1 date. They are touring Cleveland. P calls Kels a “down to earth no drama person”. WHAT??? Does he not remember Champagne Gate 2020 from a scant 2 weeks ago??? This man has lost his damn mind.
He’s super into Kels for someone he knows nothing about. That night at Fake Dinner (the On a Boat Edition) Kels tells her sad story. Her parents got divorced. Welcome to the USA Kels! Join the kids of divorce club! P tries to commiserate by telling Kels his grandma and mom immigrated to the US from Cuba. Um…not the same P. Not even close! Kels gets the rose and says “No man has ever accepted me the way he has”. Good LORD men need to do better!!!
Meanwhile, Al has told everyone at the house about VF dating Chase Rice. When Al got sent home she had access to her phone and Google and she scored some serious hot goss.
Pre-Rose Ceremony Cocktail Party~
P comes in and welcomes the ladies and goes to ask VP to talk but before he can, Deandra and Natasha put him on blast for bringing Al back and giving her the rose and basically ignoring the rest of them. While I applaud them for standing up for themselves, this is not a good strategic move ladies. Y’all going home the first chance P gets now.
VP is all worked up over being caught lying to P and is letting P have it. So bizarre. Like those people who hurt your feelings then get mad at you when you tell them they hurt your feelings! Also, where did Mykenna get that GINORMOUS pearl barrette?? Are they in style now? Am I missing something? Please advise.
And that’s where the sadists at ABC have left us! We’ll have to wait until next week to find out if the remaining ladies have ripped Peter limb from limb! xo 🌹