Welcome to Week 8 my BBs! We start with an appearance by Jojo at Tayshia’s room for brunch and advice. Then we cut to the guys all gathered around and Chris Harrison KNOCKING on their door. He did take a note from Ed last week! Ha!
CH is going to take his son to college so Jojo will be filling in. NOT my favorite Bachelorette. But I digress.
Zac and his underbite get this week’s first 1-1 date. I’m not excited about this, there’s just something about him I don’t like. He says he doesn’t live a straight and narrow life. Oooh mysterioso!!! Zac & Tay are going to have a Fake Wedding photo shoot! Tay looks less than thrilled, which surprises me because don’t the producers run the dates by her? Anyway, they try on a HIDEOUS, truly, array of wedding ensembles. One of which shows a bit of underboob for Tay. The scandal! This is a family show!
Afterwards the two of them are talking and Zac shares that he was married before for about a year. Tay shares that she was also married previously for less than 2 years and Zac seems oddly excited that they share that in common.
Zac talks about himself using his own name, which drives me up a wall people!!! But then he shares that when he was 23 he had a brain tumor which really messed him up and led him to get involved with drugs and ruin his marriage. He ended up in rehab and now sits on the board of that rehab. Again I applaud ABC for not cutting this footage and letting people show their true selves!!! That couldn’t have been easy for Zac. Tay gives him the rose then they are off to ride a ferris wheel that you could not pay me enough to get on! You KNOW that thing was cobbled together in like 30 minutes by some poor PAs and interns! But it’s pretty and they seem to have a good time making out on it!
Today’s group date is all about artistic expression! So the guys and Tay assemble in what was most likely the wrestling ring a couple weeks ago, and get their art on. First they have to draw a nude couple. Then they are blindfolded and have to sculpt something that reminds them of their time with Tay. Bennet has jockeyed for the seat next to Tay so he takes the opportunity to kiss her while everyone is blindfolded. He and Noah keep exchanging barbs throughout the date. It’s so annoying and childish. Back to the sculptures. Blake makes a giant penis. Keeping it Klassy with Blake!
Next up the guys have to create their self portraits with mixed media. Brendan just makes a picture frame, but most of the guys go deep! I’m proud of them! They talk about emotional childhood traumas that they’ve lived through. Opening up like that on national tv has got to be hard, so bravo guys! Then it’s Ben’s turn and he… he…OMG WHY DOES HE STRIP DOWN??? He takes off all his clothes and stands in front of Tay and the art instructor and all the guys and you KNOW he choked making his self portrait and is embarrassed and doesn’t want to be shown up. UGH. Who ever does the best gets 1-1 time with Tay. Tay is brought to tears by the guys and decides she can’t pick just one winner.
Tay is showing lots o’ boob tonight! Bennet and Noah are still pecking at each other and it is tiresome! Ben shares with Tayshia that he had an eating disorder for years and I’m impressed that he’s brave enough to share that AND that ABC didn’t cut it because you never hear about men’s eating disorders and that could help someone. Ben gets the rose.
I think Tayshia is doing a great job at being the Bachelorette! Not that she had a hard act to follow with Clare. Man, Clare was the worst! But I like how Tay talks about each guy who made an impression on her that day before giving out the group date rose. Among other things. Ok, carry on!
Tayshia and Eazy are going ghost hunting tonight. Who knew La Quinta had so much going on?!? An oil baron who went mad when his bride and child died?!? I couldn’t really get into this date because it was all just so contrived, but Eazy screamed a bunch and that was funny!
As soon as they sit down for Fake Dinner, Eazy professes that he’s falling in love with Tay. WHAT? Y’all have spent like 15 minutes together!!! The look on Tay’s face tells me she is NOT feeling the same. And sure enough, she sends him home. Fake Dinner lasted all of like 10 minutes!!!
The next day the guys are thinking they are about to get ready for the Pre-Rose Ceremony Cocktail Party when Jojo (ugh) shows up and tells them while there will still be a cocktail party, it will be after a mini 2-1 with Noah and Bennet.
Noah and Bennet arrive first and Bennet presents Noah with a gift box. Inside it is a bandana, a sock with mustaches on it, and a book on emotional intelligence. NICE. Bennet is such an arrogant ass. I’m not a big fan of Noah the Liar, but come on Bennet! You can’t give a “gift” like that to Noah and then 5 minutes later, when Tay arrives, tell her you don’t have any animosity toward Noah. Tay looks amazing in her dress btw. Noah and Bennet argue a bit in front of Tay. Then, Tay notices the gift box. “What’s in the box?”….. and that is how the show ends this week!
Until next week BBs!!! 🌹