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Bachelorette Week 3

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Well my BBs, it is only week 3 and we already have a certified villain in the house! We pick back up with ALL the guys being angry at Karl who just won’t back down! And he doesn’t have a leg to stand on! Last week Karl told Katie (at the pre rose ceremony cocktail party) that there are MULTIPLE men in the house there for the wrong reasons. Did he have names? Nope. Proof? Nada. It upsets Katie so much that she cancels the rest of the Cocktail Party and goes to have a cry. Greg goes to comfort her, earning even more points.


Rose Ceremony

Virgin Mike gets his rose and then tells Katie that the entire house agrees that Karl is lying. So Katie stops the ceremony to go seek counsel with Tayshia and Kaitlyn. They are useless! They basically just say “it’s your decision.” GEE THANKS. BTW, Katie looks like she’s wrapped in shiny Grinch wrapping paper in this green lame’ dress. I hate it so much!


The Rose Ceremony resumes. At one point the camera lands on a guy in the back row and I swear to you this is the first I’m seeing this dude. Is he even a contestant? Could be a resort worker who wandered into the wrong room! Turns out it’s Andrew M. Who???


Aaron gets the final rose and Karl and John (I think??) get sent home. Karl doesn’t even LOOK at Katie, much less hug her goodbye! What a Klass act!


Group Date

The next day the guys walk into this dark room filled with a circle of chairs, Katie, and Nick Viall. The guys take their seats and Nick discusses the importance of honesty. Basically telling them if they have anything Katie needs to know, lay it on the line right now. Hunter starts by talking about his divorce. Cat Man Conner (wearing a V DEEP V-neck) admits he used to drink heavily and that led to him cheating on his girlfriend. All the guys pour their hearts out. Then Thomas says his big confession is that he didn’t come here for Katie, but rather to build a platform!!! And he went on a date just a couple weeks ago! Noooo Thomas!!! You were a favorite of mine! Boo!!! Hiss!!!


After all the guys have a go, Katie confesses something she’s never even told her mom. 10 years ago she was involved in a “situation where there wasn’t consent”. And that afterward she was in such denial that she tried to date her attacker. I think it’s so important that ABC airs conversations like this. My heart just broke for Katie. She’s so relatable and real to me.


After Party


Cat Man Conner is wearing yet another shirt opened to practically his navel. AND a layered necklace. Odd. Thomas tells Katie during their 1-1 time that he did not choose her. Then later comes back to interrupt Aaron’s time with Katie to tell Katie he’s falling in love with her. Thomas then tells Aaron his time with Katie is more important than Aaron’s. (!!! The nerve!!!) Thomas tells the guys he told Katie he was falling in love with her but later backtracks and says he never said that. Thomas apparently forgot how tv works. We know EXACTLY what you said dude.


Cat Man Conner gets the rose. Purrrfect. Ha!


Michael A’s 1-1


Michael and Katie go off roading in a dune buggy that she flipped over just before the date! Then they picnic and chat. That night over Fake Dinner, Michael tells Katie all about his wife and son and how his wife died of breast cancer 2 years ago. He talks about it in such a way that it doesn’t feel forced or rushed. Poor guy. And Katie tells him she really respects the love he had for his wife. He gets the rose and they make out but I don’t see any real sparks. He’s SUCH a good guy though, you can tell.


Group Date 2


It’s the time before the date when all the guys are gathered in a common room. Hunter (who reminds me of something vaguely hobbit esque, but I can’t put my finger on it) straight up asks Thomas if Thomas has been thinking he could be the next Bachelor. Thomas gives a couple non-answers but Hunter presses the issue and Thomas finally says YES!!!


Did Thomas just dig his own grave? Will Katie see through his charming ways?? I guess we’ll find out next week! Until then my Bbs! xo 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 2

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Welcome to my recap of Week 2 of the Bachelorette my BBs!!! We start out with Karl running his mouth to the tune of “this is a game/competition and I’m gonna win all the roses”. WHO pays this man to speak for a living???


Group Date


The guys are all wearing SUPER tight pants this season. Is that in style now?? And here we go with the sex positive thing again! The guys are all led into a dark room with a red bra on the floor. They are told they are there to compete to see who is the World’s Greatest Lover! Mike the Virgin is shaking in his boots!!! He’s literally sweating and near tears as the guys are quizzed on their sexual knowledge by comedian Heather McDonald. The remaining guys who aren’t on the date make up the live audience for this date. Connor B sings a funny song, Karl talks and talks and talks (natch), but Virgin Mike wins by just pouring his little heart out to Katie in a loose poem. Even though Mike wins the contest, Thomas wins the group date rose and I have to believe it has something to do with all that tongue Thomas slipped Katie at the after party!


Greg’s 1-1


Katie drives up in a vintage red pickup truck to pick Greg up for their date and it turns out they are wearing matching outfits. They go on a camping/fishing date where Katie talks about her dad and how he took her fishing all the time. Her dad passed away in 2012. That night at Fake Dinner, Greg reveals that he lost his dad just 2 years ago, suddenly, from cancer. Normally it seems to fake when they get to Fake Dinner and instantly vomit out their past traumas to each other, but in this case it just feels natural. Greg and Katie seem really comfortable with each other right off the bat and it’s v cute.


Group Date #2


Tayshia and Kaitlyn wake all the guys up by banging on pots and pans and drag them out to a barn where the guys have to change into Cowboy clothes. Turns out they have to mud wrestle for Katie’s affections. I don’t understand these dates. She doesn’t get to talk to any of the guys! All of the matches are fairly friendly until it’s time for Aaron and Cody to wrestle. Aaron tells us that he knows Cody from outside the Bachelor bubble and that Cody is, say it with me, not here for the right reasons! Their match is INTENSE to say the least and I’m shocked a medic wasn’t called. Aaron wins the match and gets extra time with Katie. Katie asked Aaron what’s up with him and Cody and Aaron says Cody is here to be famous.


After Party


Katie asks to speak to Cody right off. She conveys her concerns and he stutters through a denial with zero emotion on his face. Then Cody pulls Aaron aside to chat and says “No one would know we know each other if you’d just keep your mouth shut” and that’s when Cody instantly turns into a serial killer in training. Katie then sends Cody home and again, no emotion from Cody. AT ALL. Serial killer.


Katie then takes a moment to herself. Andrew S comes to find her and they chat. They find out they have a lot in common due to their upbringings. Hunter creeps me out. No real reason why, just a vibe. Andrew S gets the group date rose.


Cocktail Party


Karl starts the party off by saying there are more men there for the wrong reasons. Then, even though he has no basis for this claim, he tells Katie there are multiple men there with bad intentions. He refuses to give examples or name names though. NOT V HELPFUL KARL!!!


Katie is understandably shaken by this news so she addresses the group and tells them to GTFO if they aren’t there for her. Katie then pulls Aaron aside for answers but he doesn’t have any because Karl made it all up! Karl admits to the guys it was he that got Katie all upset and the guys are PISSED at Karl!


Sidebar- who is Katie’s stylist??? I mean! She’s admittedly dressing better than she did on the Bachelor but this green lame’ dress she’s wearing for the cocktail party is hideous and a lot of her outfits this episode are definitely…a choice.


And that’s it for this week! We have to wait until next week for the rose ceremony. Until then! xo 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 1

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Hello my BBs!!! I am back with you to review Katie’s season of the Bachelorette!!! Let’s dive right in, shall we?


This season is set in a gorgeous resort in New Mexico. Tayshia & Kaitlyn are the new co-hosts. Tayshia is stunning as per usual, and Kaitlyn I barely recognize from all the facial fillers and work she’s had done! I mean. I don’t know how I feel about them as hosts yet. So we have the usual montage of a few of the guys and then we move on to the limo entrances.


ABC has dressed up “sex positive” Katie in whore red for the evening, but the dress IS gorgeous and Katie looks amazing. I swear though, they are acting like Katie is the first woman from this franchise who’s had sex! And she didn’t even make it to Fantasy Suites yet! She just happened to bring a vibrator with her on Matt’s season. Give it a rest ABC! I mean, Kaitlyn actually DID have sex pre-Fantasy Suites on her season, lest we forget!


T&K watch from a window while the guys roll up. Speaking of the guys, we have:


Thomas, 28, Real Estate Broker. So tall, so cute. By the end of the episode I’ve already begun crushing on him!


Aaron, 26, Insurance Agent. Cute.


Andrew M, 31, Deputy District Attorney


David, 27, Technical Product Specialist. Cute but the man is wearing MANPRIS!!! I do not approve of this fashion choice! Also, he’s a weird hugger. Came in from the side like he was gonna get cooties if he got too close.


Michael, 36, Business Owner. I need more info. What kind of business?


Tre, 26, Software Engineer. Arrives in the bed of a pick up truck that he’d turned into a ball pit!


Greg, 27, Marketing Sales Rep. Cute, v v shy seeming.


Gabriel, 35, Entrepreneur from Charlotte! Represent!!! Gives a really weird hug but he’s interesting looking.


John, 27, Bartender. Great smile.


Garrett, 29, Software Marketing Manager


Austin, 25, Real Estate Investor.


Marty, 25, Dancer


Landon, 25, Basketball Coach


Karl, 34, Motivational Speaker


Josh, 25, IT Consultant


I have to interject here. WHY OH WHY are so many of these men not wearing socks with their suits???? And why are they wearing ugly brown shoes with their navy suits??? Wear black shoes my men! And black socks! Honestly.


Andrew S, 26, Pro Football Player. Lives in Austria. Comes out with a BAD British accent he tries to get by Katie but she isn’t buying it. Also, wearing ridiculously tight pants.


Brandon, 26, Auto Parts Manager. Drives up on a moped.


Conor C, 28, Former Baseball Player.


Kyle, 26, Technical Recruiter. The man reaches down into his pants and pulls out a pair of undies. Are these the undies he’s been wearing all day? Unclear. Either way: GROSS.


Hunter, 34, Software Strategist. Not digging this guy. Don’t know why yet.


Jeff, 31, Surgical Skin Salesman. EW. Drives up in an old Breaking Bad looking RV. Later in the night he takes Katie into the RV and starts monching on some celery. Not creepy AT ALL.


James, 30, Software Salesman. Gets pushed up to the entrance in a giant box. DOES NOT get out of said box to meet Katie. Not at the beginning, not during the toast when she greets all the guys, not during the main part of the cocktail party. The man committed to this gimmick, my friends.


Brendan, 26, Firefighter Trainee. SO good looking. Plus, I mean, come on. He’s a firefighter. Swoon.


Marcus, 30, Real Estate Broker


Mike, 31, Gym Owner. Virgin. Wears a GIANT silver crucifix around his neck. Okayyyy.


Cody, 27, Zipper Sales Manager. Cute but brings a blow up sex doll to present to Katie and I’m just so over all the sex puns by now. Gross.


Justin, 26, Investment Sales Consultant.


Christian, 26, Real Estate Agent


Quartney, 26, Nutrition Entrepreneur. Again with all the sexual innuendo. And I am mad at your mama for naming you that.


Conner B, 29, Math Teacher. Ok, this may be the most disturbing, bleach your eyes entrance ever. The man shows up in a full on furry cat suit costume complete with furry paws on his hands!!! He licks his paws to groom his hair. He has black makeup on his face to give himself a kitty nose and whiskers. He’s making a TON of cat jokes and I just want it to stop!!! BUT- and this is the most shocking part- Katie digs him!!! She’s into it!!! And that, BBs, is why they said there is a pot to every lid.


All in all it’s a fairly tame, good diverse crowd. They mostly seem like regular guys actually here to meet a woman, not to grow their Insta followers.


So the cocktail party commences and Katie speaks to the guys one on one. One guy has a pocket full of stones/crystals and tons of jewelry. Justin presents a painting of some roses to Katie that is actually v v good. He’s really talented!


Then all of the sudden the cameras cut to 2 of the guys (Cody and some other one) arguing outside. I don’t like you. I don’t like you either. They’ve known each other less than 6 hours! What’s not to like??


Finally, toward the end of the cocktail party, they wheel Box Guy into a room and he pops out in a 3 piece suit with v slick hair. He’s good looking and has a North Eastern sounding accent. I’m impressed he isn’t a wrinkled mess after being in a box all night!!!


Cat Man and Katie are chatting and they start full on making out and he’s getting black paint ALL over her face!!! Plus he’s still in that costume and it’s creeping me out!!!


Greg gets the first impression rose and a kiss.


Just as the sun is coming up they have the Rose Ceremony.

Going home: Austin, Jeff the skin selling, celery monching, RV guy (dodged a bullet there, Katie!), Brandon, Gabriel, Landon, Marcus, and Marty.


This season looks good! I wasn’t so sure I’d be thrilled by Katie and this season but it has a lot of promise and I’m sure will be….. say it with me…..the most dramatic yet!!!


Until next week BBs!!!

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Bachelorette Finale

Finale-


We start back with Ben and Tayshia. She tells Ben he can come to the Rose Ceremony tonight. And she kisses him!


Rose Ceremony


Ben arrives, much to the surprise of Ivan and Zac! JUST before handing out the first rose, Tay asks to speak to Ivan. They go sit down and she says they have differing religious beliefs so she breaks up with him and sends him home! I need more information ABC!!! What are these differences?!?


Back to Ben and Zac ( I swear, rules just don’t apply on this show anymore!!!) Tay tells them they will meet her family.


The next day, Tay’s family arrives. Mom, Dad, and 2 brothers. So cute! Ben is up first to meet the fam and before she goes to get him, Tay fills the family in on the fact that Ben had been sent home but came back. He makes a good impression on the family, especially because he went to West Point and served in the military.
Zac meets the family the next day. Dad talks to Zac and likes him a lot. Mom is really soft spoken. Zac knows just what to say to win the family over.


The next morning, Tay’s Dad drops by to lay down some wisdom for her. Then she has her last date with Zac. They learn a wedding first dance from instructors. They do great! That night they hang out at Zac’s suite because by this time the producers are JUST SO TIRED of trying to come up with creative dates at the La Quinta!


The next day is Ben’s last date. Tay goes to his suite and sits him down and tells him her heart is with another man. She sends him home and he’s either really broken hearted or REALLY trying to be the next Bachelor.


Proposal Day


So it’s Zac. UGH. There’s still just something I don’t like about him!!! Tay looks AMAZING in a skin tight silver dress! Zac arrives in a blue suit with (THANK YOU LORD) black shoes! I hate a pair of brown shoes with a blue suit!!! And he’s finally wearing socks!!! Praise be! Maybe he just brought the one pair. They give each other speeches full of love and he proposes and she says yes. They cry, I cry. I wish them nothing but happiness!!!


And that’s it my BBs! Until January 4th when the extremely handsome Matt James premiers as the Bachelor! xo 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 12

Week 12 Fantasy Suites!


Jojo comes over for a girl chat. Meanwhile Chris Harrison visits the guys and drops off the 1st Fantasy Suites Date Card!


Ivan gets the first date and he’s pumped! Ivan and Tayshia walk to a clearing that’s staged with 2 ice baths. They will be attempting to break the world record for the longest, coldest kiss. They kiss for 6 minutes and 36 seconds, which is about 6 minutes and 30 seconds longer than I’d be able to last in an ice bath! They manage to break the record and then some!!!


That night over Fake Dinner Ivan tells Tay that he’s falling in love with her and she says the same back. Yay!!! Fake Dinner lasts all of about 5 minutes before they are off to the Fantasy Suite, which is an Airstream! Boy is that thing tiny inside! But the set up is v v cute! The next morning they seem to be in good spirits and Ivan says they stayed up all night talking and watched the sun rise.


Zac gets the 2nd FS date. Their day date is body painting and rolling around on a giant canvas and making out. That night Zac tells Tay he loves her and she says she loves him too! WHAT ABOUT IVAN TAY??? Their FS is an actual suite at the La Quinta. It’s beautiful.


Brendan is the last FS date. He arrives wearing a button up Mandarin collar shirt that’s practically a turtleneck. Man loves his neck covered! I’d fall over if I saw him in a deep V!!! Their day date is hanging with Neil Lane trying on wedding jewelry. Poor Brendan is basically mute and sweating profusely through the whole thing! That night over Fake Dinner Brendan admits he’s not healed 100% from his past heartbreak and he’s not ready for marriage yet. So he basically sends himself home. Tay walks him out and says she really thought she’d end up with Brendan at the end! I’m a bit surprised by this because she’s declaring her love all over the place. Poor Brendan is so sad but kudos for not sticking it out just to do it.


The next day Rachel arrives to give advice. After she leaves, Ben (!!!) shows up at CH’s door! Ben tells CH he’s in love with Tay and needs to tell her. That night is a Rose Ceremony. Tay is getting ready for the ceremony in a hugely boobalicious dress. Let’s hope that tape holds Tay!!! JUST before the ceremony, Ben arrives at Tay’s door. She lets him in and they sit down. Ben declares he’s in love with Tayshia. Tay says she needs a minute and walks into another room where she’s talking to producers.


And that’s it for tonight!!! Cliffhanger!!! Back with the finale shortly BBs!!! 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 11

Hometowns!
This is usually one of my favorite episodes because we get a peek behind the curtain and see where these guys came from and who their families are. But COVID messed it all up for me! I mean, them.

Chris Harrison visits the 4 remaining guys and tells them they can’t go to their real hometowns because of Covid so they have to plan dates for Tayshia there on the La Quinta property that represent their hometowns. This ought to be rich! Those poor producers!


Brendan is up first and he takes Tay to a makeshift carnival, which does’t tell me a thing about his hometown! His little niece joins them and it’s sweet seeing Brendan interact with her.


That night Tay and Brendan meet up with Brendan’s brother and SIL and the niece is there too. Brendan telling his brother how great of a brother and father he is is making me cry! Dammit ABC, don’t make me have real feelings for these people!!!


Zac is next and he says he’s taking Tay on a tour of NYC. I still can not figure out what she sees in him!!! Anyway, they get into a cardboard taxi and go to a “bagel shop”, “pizza joint”, “Central Park” and then they full on get into a fountain and make out. It’s strange. But I have to admit, the taxi was cute!


That night they meet Mom, Dad, and Brother. Mom is in a strapless black top! Go Mom! I’m all team Mom until Mom says let’s have a cheers. UGH!!! People! It’s let’s have a TOAST! What’s so hard about that to remember?!?
Ivan (yay!) is next up and he takes Tay to his suite where they watch a video starring his adorable little niece. Then they cook some Filipino food and dance around the kitchen. Too cute!


That night Tay finds out she’s only the 2nd girl Ivan’s ever introduced to his parents! YIKES!!! Ivan’s parents are cuties and I can’t help but notice his mom and Tayshia are basically dressed alike. Mom is a big skeptic of this whole journey. Toward the end of the visit Ivan’s brother Gabe pops out and surprises him and there are tears all around! So sweet!!!


Ben is the final hometown date. He’s from Indiana but takes Tayshia to Fake Venice Beach. What the what?!? Makes no sense to me. They roller blade, stop at a fake juice bar, shop at a fake outdoor shop, and swim in the pool.


That night they meet up with Ben’s sister and close family friend. He’s talking with the friend who has to pull it out of him that he’s in love with Tayshia. But he doesn’t tell Tay! What’s wrong with you Ben???


Rose Ceremony


First rose goes to Ivan. #2- Zac, #3- Brendan. Ben!!! You’re going home because you won’t open up! Tay walks him out and he’s a stone faced robot and shows ZERO emotion. Here’s his last chance to say I love you and he clams up. In the car he realizes that maybe she loves him but doesn’t think he loves her. That’s called REGRET my friend.


And that’s it for this week! Next week is the 2 night finale in this rushed season. I don’t see how any of these guys OR Tay are ready to marry each other at this point, as they’ve only spent like 45 minutes with each other. Oh well, that’s show business baby!!!


Until next week my BBs!!! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 10

Week 10- Lead up to Hometowns and Men Tell All!

Chris Harrison is back from taking his son to college and his subsequent quarantine. Thank goodness because the 2 episodes Jojo hosted were kinda yawn inducing!

Blake’s 1-1Somehow Blake and Tayshia get a pass off the La Quinta premises and they go out into the desert. They are met by a Reiki & Crystal Master (her words). They are told to disrobe down to their undies while Crystal Lady swings crystals over their chakras. It’s at this point that Blake pops a boner! All season long the other guys in the house have talked about how Blake talks non stop about sex, so it’s no surprise he can’t control himself! Gross.

They then do this tantric breathing exercise where Tay has to sit on top of Blake, facing him. They are told to look in each other’s eyes. Blake is totally into it (obvs) but you can see in Tay’s face she’s just not feeling it. Sure enough she doesn’t let Blake make it to Fake Dinner and sends him home right after Crystal time!
Tay then changes clothes and goes to the guys’ room and tells them “We need to talk”. She is crying and asks to talk to Riley. They go outside and she breaks up with him. I’m a bit surprised because they seemed to have a great connection and he’d really been opening up of late. Sorry, Riley, I was rooting for you!

The next day is the Rose Ceremony & Cocktail party. The guys all gather and Bennett walks in with a big smile on his face. He explains that Tayshia invited him back. I can’t help but notice that only ONE man in the whole group is wearing socks and they are ALL wearing suits. WHAT is going on with this??? Please ask the men in your life what their stance is on suits and socks! CSP never wears dress shoes without socks so this is all strange to me.

CH comes in and announces that there’s no cocktail party. Tay arrives in a HIDEOUS pink satin floral dress with a crinkly bottom that really confuses me. They can’t all be winners!

Rose Ceremony

Zac gets the 1st rose and I die a little inside. Ivan gets the second, yay!!! Brendan gets #3 and Ben already has a rose from last week. So that’s your hometown gang! Noah and Bennett are sent home. It’s weird because why let Bennett come back just to turn around and send him right home? Not that I’m on Team Bennett, just wondering.

Men Tell All

This is not correctly titled because they didn’t tell A THING. First of all we’re missing Joe, and Chasen, and Eazy, and who knows who else! So I’m mad about that. And the whole thing feels weird without all the seething women in the audience. Damn you Covid!!!

Noah and Bennett are still at odds. Kenny is wearing a head to toe camo hoodie sweatsuit that is an affront to my eyes. There’s literally no good drama so they had to bring Yosef back. He says he has no regrets about how he verbally attacked and abused Clare. He says if his daughter did the same thing he’d hope someone would call her out on it! And he says he’s not apologizing to Clare. He’s a pure garbage human.

Tayshia comes out and they rehash her breakups with Bennett (boring), Blake (they spent like an hour together and he’s still hung up on it!), and Riley (he was V emotional and obviously still not over Tay, but acted like a true gentleman).

They show some lame bloopers and that’s it until Hometowns! So, until tomorrow BBs!!! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 9

Week 9!! I can’t believe it’s week 9 and Tayshia still has 47 men left to choose from! Narrow the field!!!


We start back at Noah and Bennet’s 2-1 Date, um I mean stern conversation. I saw on Instagram someone comparing Bennet’s teeth to American Girl Doll teeth and now I can’t unsee it. Google it for a treat!!! So Bennet gets to talk to Tay first and she just looks at him with this glazed over expression. I’ve seen more interest come from a tortilla. Also, Bennet is WAY TOO OLD to be wearing bright, white sneakers with a suit! Come on man! I don’t wanna see those ankles!!!


After talking with Tay, Noah goes back and starts up again with Bennet! Not that Bennet doesn’t deserve it but stop being a shit stirrer Noah!!! Tay comes back and tells Bennet he’s condescending and she can’t give him the rose. I could see this coming from a mile away yet I’m still a bit shocked! I say send them both home! This fight they’re in isn’t even interesting! Tay walks a STUNNED Bennet out and then says sending him home just didn’t feel right.


Cut to Noah who’s shoveling Tic Tacs in his mouth as fast as he can. Tay tells him this is NOT a victory for him and doesn’t give him the rose either! But she lets him stay around for the rose ceremony. She also tells Noah he’s not ready for marriage.


Cocktail Party


Noah doesn’t get any time with Tayshia. Meanwhile, after finding out that next week is Home Towns and approximately 30 of them are going home tonight, the guys pull out all the stops to try and get that coveted rose!


Rose Ceremony


There are only 5 roses and this sends the guys into a group panic! Noah skates by by the skin of his teeth and gets the last rose. Going home: Ed (thank you Lord), Demar, and my dear, sweet, super cute Spencer!!! BUT she kept Blake!?!?! This world does not make sense!!!


There are now 7 men left.


The next day Zac gets all emotional about the possibility of bringing Tay home to his family. There’s just something about Zac that does not sit right with me. Hmmm.


Ben gets the 1-1. They do a scavenger hunt around the La Quinta property and it’s a pretty lame date. Even by Covid standards. Step it up producers!!!


Fake Dinner


I notice that Ben has really good hands. I like good hands. He opens up to Tay telling her about his post-military struggles. He broke his back. AND he had 2 failed suicide attempts. I just want to hug him so hard. This is some really personal information that he’s sharing and I think it’s so brave and so important. Kudos to ABC for letting these guys’ personal confessions air. Tayshia gives Ben the rose.

Group Date
Jojo is there to administer the cheapest, jankiest looking lie detector test I’ve ever seen! They couldn’t bring in an “expert” for the day??? Personally, I wouldn’t trust anything that hunk of bolts told me, but I digress.
Tay goes first and then the guys strap in. Zac admits he’s cheated in the past, the machine says Riley’s name isn’t his name, and Brendan is straight up terrified to take Tay home to mama.


Later at the after party…. Tay shows up wearing a set of white damask curtains pretending to be a dress. It has a VERY bridal feel to it. It even has a train!!!


Zac says he did cheat. In the 6th grade. UGH. Brendan’s wearing a Star Trek costume knock off top and it’s so distracting I can barely pay attention to what he’s saying. Riley changed his name due to some painful family history. He was a Junior but there was lots of drama with his dad so now he’s not.


Tayshia says she can’t give out the group date rose and they’ll have to wait until the rose ceremony.


Tay goes back to her room and who should be standing outside her door like a creepy stalker but Bennet!!!! WHAT?!? She lets him in even though I’m screaming at the tv for her not to. They sit down and Bennet says he loves her. He’s breathing all heavy and now she’s all confused and caught off guard. She tells him to give her till tomorrow to think about it. They stand for her to walk him out and hug. Bennet goes in for a kiss but Tay says NO, nice try!!!


And that’s it for this week!!! I personally think Bennet just doesn’t like to lose. He’s not once spoken about Tayshia in a tender, loving manner. My 2 cents.


Next week is a two night event- Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday being the Men Tell All, which I LOVE! Can’t wait!!! Until then my BBs! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 8

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.


Fake Dinner


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!


Group Date


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.


After Party


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!


Eazy’s 1-1


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!


Fake Dinner


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!!! 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 7

Happy Drinksgiving!!! It’s time for Week 7 BBs!!!


We start out with the guys all bellyaching about last night. Chris Harrison arrives and announces that the guys who were not on the group date last night have to write a love song and perform it for Tayshia to win a 1-1 with her. Zac, Kenny, Blake, & Riley deliver some pretty pitiful performances, but bless em, they tried. Bennet proceeds to RAP (mind you he’s the white Harvard boy) about Brie in Paris. It’s painful. Ivan and Demar sing some pretty good songs! Ivan even brings Tay up on stage, and for that he wins.


So that night Ivan goes to Tayshia’s suite and you could tell the producers were really scratching their heads about what could the two of them do on their date that would be allowed on air at 8pm on ABC?? So they played the floor is lava and Twister and had a pillow fight, etc. They actually ordered and ate REAL DINNER from room service, including a ginormous ice cream sundae that seriously would have fed the entire resort!!! Then Tay and Ivan go outside to chat. Ivan gets deep and shares about his little brother who spent some time in jail. Their conversation turns to Black Lives Matter and their personal experiences growing up mixed race in America. I applaud ABC for not cutting this part of the date! WAY TO GO! For real. Ivan, of course, gets the rose. I like Ivan. If this were a non Covid season of the Bachelorette, I’m not sure he’d have lasted this long, as he’s quiet and not obnoxious. But I think he’d be good for Tay. He has a real job! And is intelligent! Godspeed Ivan!


The next day Becca and Sydney arrive to “help” with the group date. Which is basically a wacky version of Truth or Dare. The guys all have to do the dares during the day, the truth part will be at the after party. They split up into groups of 2 and have to do things like drink nasty smoothies with bull testicles, find CH and have him sign their tushies, etc. CH is eating crab legs and having champagne when 2 of the guys find him to sign their bodies. I KNEW CH was living the high life when he was off camera!!!


One of the dares is that the guys have to make orgasm noises into the hotel’s PA system over the phone. If this is really how Blake hits bingo, I feel so sorry for whoever he’s normally sharing that moment with because the man sounds possessed! I never want to hear that again. Shudder.


The last task is to eat a whole habanero pepper and fake propose to Tay. Bennet cracks me up because it’s during this dare that he realizes he actually has real feelings for someone other than himself and the boy is shooketh!


Tay arrives to the after party looking so pretty. Her stylist is doing right by her and I am here for it! Bennet seems so rose driven to me, even with these newfound feelings. Hmmmm. The guys are all supposed to be revealing truths tonight but nothing major comes out except that Bennet was engaged once before. And there’s not much talking between Zac and Tay as they are making out feverishly in the hot tub. I’m shocked she didn’t end up pregnant!!!


Later that night, like 2:30 am later, both Ed and Ben decide independently that they are going to surprise Tay in her room. Ed knocks on the door and it’s CHs room! He then asks if Tayshia is there! Bahahaha!!!! No Ed, the budget isn’t THAT tight. They gave Tay her own room! CH invites Ed in for wine and it’s so awkward! I’m dying!!!!


Meanwhile, Ben successfully makes it to Tay’s suite and offers up an apology for not stepping up to talk with her on his group date. He’s ordered champagne and strawberries and Tay accepts his apology. Is it just me or does Ben seem to have lots of free space in his mouth? It’s like a gaping chasm! A black hole! Anyway, Tay appreciates the gesture so I guess that’s what matters.


The next night at the Cocktail Party Tay looks stunning in a high necked, long beaded white gown. It looks embossed to in some way, if that makes sense. Anyway, Ben steals her away first. Then Noah sits down to talk to her and he’s looking so cute sans pornstache! UNTIL….DUN DUN DUN!!! He turns into a pot stirrer right before our eyes! Noah goes and tells Tay that the guys in the house are questioning her intentions and integrity, saying that she only gave Noah a rose to stir up drama in the house. WHOA. This doesn’t sit well with Tay, natch, who marches back to the group and gives them all the what for. And the thing is, they didn’t deserve it! But she doesn’t know that. Tay cancels the rest of the cocktail party and the guys are seriously puzzled and pissed! Only 2 guys got time with her tonight. The guys quickly figure out that Noah was the last guy with her and Noah tells them he told Tay that the guys all said she only gave him the rose for show. The guys are LIVID. Bennet says I’m here for love, not to be breastfeeding Noah. Ha!


Rose Ceremony-

Ed looks like your grumpy drunk cousin standing there. Ugh. I’m so over him. But miraculously he gets the final rose of the night! Going home: sweet Joe, cringey Kenny, creepy Chasen, and forgettable Jordan.


Until next week my Bbs!!! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!! 🌹