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 …
- 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
- I thought Krystal would get her way and convince Arie to keep her around and Kendall would be sent home. WRONG
- 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!!
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.
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!!
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 …
What do you think? Comment below!