The Bachelor Recap: I Didn’t See That Coming

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Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap

Hey everyone! Mindy here! Did you watch The Bachelor last night?? If so, were you JUST as shocked by all of Arie’s choices as I was?? I mean, I’m not saying I was shocked because they were bad choices, in fact, it surprised me so much because they were GREAT choices and the best part is, this entire episode threw me off guard last night, everything I predicted I was WRONG about! I’m not tooting my own horn or anything but usually, I’m pretty good at calling this stuff!! For example … I predicted that …

  1. Lauren was going to go home because she was either too anxious about the whole show … and for the fact that they literally DIDN’T SPEAK for 90% of their date. WRONG
  2. I thought Krystal would get her way and convince Arie to keep her around and Kendall would be sent home. WRONG
  3. I thought FOR SURE Jacqueline would be going home because I thought she was such an underdog. WRONG

I actually sat through the entire episode of The Bachelor and said “I didn’t see that coming” just about as much as Lauren said “Wow” on her 1 on 1 with Arie. This was the very FIRST episode in a long time that I struggled to predict what was going to happen but was SO HAPPY with how everything turned out in the end!!

Ok, let’s dig into what went down last night’s episode of The Bachelor … starting with Lauren’s date with Arie. When this date first kicked off I was CRINGING in my chair because of how awkward it felt. I mean, I’m sure the editing of the episode probably made it seem even MORE awkward than it really was but I couldn’t help wanting to just cover my eyes and hope it would be over soon. Then, the date TOTALLY changed gears when they sat down for dinner! Lauren really started to open up with Arie and all of a sudden Arie was just crazy sweet to her and you could finally see that Arie is pretty head over heels for this girl. After their date was finished I was convinced that if Arie doesn’t pick her in the end that she will more than likely be in the top 3 for sure!! Arie is digging her …

Then there was the group date, this was pretty fun and all of the girls were so excited to be there and to take part in this which I thought was pretty cool. I’m not going to lie, I thought Seinne was going to be a wayyyy better dancer than she appeared to be … did anyone else catch her awkward walk/dance onto the stage?? Anyway, I thought all of the girls were really good sports about this date, if that was me on the show I would have literally been Tia … I have zero moves when it comes to dancing and I don’t think this would have been the place to bust out my go-to move either … the shopping cart is the only thing I have. Yikes. Lol. I was happy to see that Bekah got the rose on this group date … I think she totally killed it and of course, had a big smile on her face which is my most favourite parts about her!!

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap

This then brings us to the dreaded 2 on 1 date … ugh. I 100% thought Krystal was SOMEHOW going to snag this rose as soon as Arie started brushing her hair behind her ear, and then when she had the balls to say to Arie that she didn’t think Kendall was ready for commitment. Grrrr … this fired me up. However, I think Kendall handled this date like a total CHAMP!! She heard what Krystal had said about her and confronted her (HELL YES GIRL!) and then she moved closer to Krystal (when this happened I didn’t know what was about to happen) and she continued to empathize with Krystal about her actions, I thought this was so genuine and sweet of Kendall but Krystal wasn’t having ANY of it. 🙄 When Arie said he wanted to continue the date into the night I had a little bit of glimmering hope that Kendall might snag the rose but ultimately thought I would be wrong about that and then BOOM he sent Krystal packing!!! I might have cheered a little bit … I will say though, I have this weird feeling that Krystal might show back up at some point this season … can’t you just picture her knocking on Arie’s door late one night and as soon as he opens the door … she says in her Krystal voice … “Arie, I can’t let you go …” LOL. I can honestly picture that.

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap

Alright, moving on to Jacqueline’s date, holy CRAP!! This whole date shocked me, I honestly thought that Jacqueline was going to be sent home and I totally believed she was the underdog and then all of a sudden all of this crazy chemistry was floating around, they were chatting like crazy, talking about their future goals, laughing, joking around and MAKING OUT (which isn’t THAT weird when I think about it … I think it would be weirder if Arie WASN’T making out with someone. Lol. But it really did surprise me how well their date went and all of a sudden I could see Arie ending up with Jacqueline now too!!

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap

See?? I totally didn’t expect any of this … so I really have no idea what is going to happen going forward!! If I had to guess though, I would say that the hometown dates will go to the following people …

  • Tia
  • Bekah
  • Jacqueline
  • Lauren

What do you think? Comment below!

xo

Mindy

 

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31 Comments

  • Andria Pratt  • 

    well …..I read rumors…so I googled it….Arie apparently broke off his “engagement ” to Becca…and the other woman he claimed he loved? Lauren B…and he went to her moms…was seen there with ABC recently and they were filming there- and now he is dating her…a Mesnick….

  • Why is Mindy writing for Jillian’s Blog?

    • Jillian Harris  • 

      Mindy has taken over The Bachelor blogs since last season!! Sometimes I don’t have enough time to watch them so in case I miss it, Mindy calls me to discuss and then we combine our thoughts for the recap!! xo

  • Ashleigh Faires  • 

    All I can say is thank goodness Krystal is gone! I HATED her!!

  • Kelly Budden  • 

    I was so shocked (but glad) as well that he kept Kendall. My four are Tia, Bekah, Becca, and Lauren … but I think my fav for him is Tia!

  • Great review!!! 👌 Loved that imaginary Krystal come back scenario 😅 I totally read that in her voice!! And chuckled out loud! The only thing I might possibly disagree on, is the hometown dates! I, for some reason think Seinne is on that list.. But we’ll see, because l agree, Arie is a bit more unpredictable now! 😁

  • Carrie Beisick  • 

    This series is creeping me out…. the way Arie kisses the women with his hand on their face like he’s in deep love with every one of them, the way he wants a hug when the women who didn’t receive a rose are sad and leaving, and just his overall general personality.

  • Jillian, they showed another preview that Lauren B was getting another one on one date the next episode. Did you see that? Should be interesting. Honestly think Arie is a womanizer with all his kisses. He makes it seem he’s so interested in each and every girl even if they end up not getting a rose.

  • I agree on the hometown dates except I’d swap out Lauren and put in Becca.

  • You are spot on!! I would add that I think Jac and Arie would make a great real-life match. She’s smart, goofy, upfront and honest, yet has a sexiness and sweetness to her. I thought it was funny that she commented on her style, because although I’ve never noticed her style, I have noticed her hair. Don’t get me wrong, her locks are gorgeous, but I’d love to see another girl step up and help her get some hairstyling done!

    I also recognized that Kendall would make a fantastic mate, period. She’s intelligent, kind, upfront but sensitive, empathetic, and logical. She seems to be one of those girls that is a total keeper, but might take a man some time to value those traits, since she isn’t exactly sulking in the romance department (as is necessary in the beginning of relationships), and well, she has her unique quirks. That said, the scene between her and Arie at the Eiffel Tower showed some chemistry I hadn’t seen between them before. Don’t think she’ll make it to the top three, but definitely think she exposed her beautiful self to the world.

    I think Krystal’s evil is truly a mask of hurt, pain, fear, but Jeezus!, she needs a real intervention.

    Yes on the home visit predictions!

  • Christine  • 

    I think that he will pick Becka k , Tia , Lauren and becka m . But I think the final two will be becca k and Lauren .
    I’m so so glad Krystal is gone , she was so
    Annoying. I actually liked her for the first episode maybe even the second than she started acting like she was better than the rest of the girls . Becka m is ok but don’t see the attraction , she seems fun but don’t look at her as someone ready to be married . Lauren is beautiful , but kinda boring . Now making comments how she is annoyed about this and that bugs me . Becka K is beautiful and smart and just sits back and knows what she has with Arie . Tia I love her she is down to earth and fun , I see why her and Ravin are friends , but I think she needs a guy with more energy than arie .

  • Stacey Bourgeois  • 

    YES omg girl i literally had predicted all the same things.. Lauren’s 1-1 was so cringy at the beginning, like so awkward that i felt awkward for both of them LOL. I was definitely relieved to see Krystal go home.. that voice drives me NUTS. Absolutely cannot stand how fake she was haha. I’d have to say my fav so far is Tia and I can see her winning because they have a strong connection (and she’s not 14 years younger than him). I like Bekah but its sorta cringy, I mean I’m 20, she’s 22 and I can’t imagine dating someone that’s 34..

  • And ring those merry bells out…………….
    In Krystal’s voice “Ding Dong ………….”. She’d totally say it about another girl HA!

  • I really didn’t like Krystal it did anyone find it rather ungentlemanly hat he didn’t walk her out after dumping her on the 2 on 1? After the eat he was making out with her earlier in the day and then said how hard it was to say goodbye to her, he just gets us and walks out! Seemed odd – but so did all of his choices so far!

  • Danielle  • 

    Couldn’t you have written SPOILER at the beginning of your post!?! I REALLY don’t appreciate that you ruined this season for me, just because you chose not to see it unfold on TV doesn’t mean you had to go ruining it for others. Rude.

    • Jillian Harris  • 

      Lol it says Bachelor Recap in the title … it’s a recap of the episode!! If you don’t watch the episodes, you won’t want to read our recaps because this is where we like to discuss the events of every episode with everyone! Sorry to hear it ruined it for you! XO

      • Jillian, I think she was talking about the first comment in this thread, agree it was rude for someone to spill the ending without warning ⚠️. And after accidentally reading that I like Arie even less and find this whole season pointless.

      • I think she meant one of the comments that says something about arie choosing one person then changing his mind… cause you didn’t rejoin anything you just recapped it lol

    • She did a prediction girl. Relax. Stop assuming. She doesn’t have a crystal ball
      It’s a prediction
      Stop hating so hard. Now that’s rude

    • I think she’s referring to the very first comment on this thread, because I thought the same thing 🙁

  • Jenn White  • 

    I think Tia and Lauren are in the running for the top 2.

  • Really hope Arie ends up with Lauren . I think they are perfect together. I hate hate Jacqueline .. I don’t think she’s pretty ! She can’t walk in heels and she’s is just trying too hard 🙄

  • I was surprised to see Chelsea go last night. I would love to see Becca, Seinne, Kendall and Lauren in the final four. Am I the only one that doesn’t think him and Tia would last!? She seems like more of a Paradise girl.

  • I agree on the hometown dates! We shall see!…

  • Ya Mindy. Jackie here. I feel the same way. Really thought the single mom would stay but he knows what he wants I guess. I just am not sure about beccas age.

  • Shanshan  • 

    My guess: these three will definitely be in the final 4: Becca, Tia and Kendall! The rest… I really don’t know.

    Don’t you think Bekah looks like Kate Upton in her blonde wig and the blue costume?

    When Kendall confronts Krystal, sits closer to her and holds her hand, it’s like a nurse talking to an injured puppy 🐶 and Krystal doesn’ t see that coming for sure!

    Hope Tia will be the next Bachelorette! I like her!

    It was a good episode!

    • Bekah reminds me of a younger Ann Bening … Cute, perky .. But I think she’s too much of a risk for Arie. He seems pretty boring .. Think she would tire of him . He seems to be a more stay home by the fire sort of guy.
      Krystal got what was coming to her.. Was glad in a way to see her huge ego bubble burst . Kendall handled the situation perfectly! She’s right.. Saying hurtful things about others doesn’t make her a Winner! It just makes her mean.. Hopefully she will think about that as she watches her behaviour on the episodes

  • Does anyone else think that the best match of the season would be Kendall and Jacqueline?!
    Also, Bekah looks great as a blond!