Three words: Bumper. Car. Trauma.
Arie's Bachelor Blog (People)
Now, I know, I know bringing someone home to Scottsdale for a first date is a pretty big deal. Trust me, bringing someone to meet my parents isn’t normally something I’d do on a first date. Hi, I’m Arie, I drive for a living, oh and here is my dad!
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Arie is a race car driver, but really he’s also a huge fan of anything with a motor, so when we started the season he asked us to put him behind the wheel of as many vehicles as possible, so obviously a motorcycle date was perfect for him to get his journey to love started.
Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
I strongly suspect this “need” for extra time stems from an unconscious desire to feel special again (especially if a few days have passed and you can begin to feel forgotten—you’ve heard me talk about the first week 1-on-1 date curse before), but that ties back to ego… which, by the way, isn’t a “right reason.” And I speak from experience when I say the time you’ve just alienated yourself for isn’t meaningful or even all that enjoyable. It doesn’t compare to 1-on-1 date time because having so many other women looming in the background and knowing your time is so limited is not remotely relaxing or conducive to discussing anything of significance. (Case in point, in Krystal’s two cocktail party “conversations,” we saw her and Arie revisit the incredibly un-unique spot where they met a whole five days ago—where and when he also met 28 other women—and heard her say things like, “I’m here to spend time with you and build our connection.” You couldn’t write blander, less worthwhile 1-on-1 time.) This isn’t about “I’m not here to make friends” or “I’m here for him.” It’s just consideration for others (more on that below) and LOGIC.
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Ali Fedotowsky (aliluvs.com)
And it’s pretty obvious at this point that Arie isn’t into Brittany. The fact that she went to some sort of medical treatment to get checked out after the derby, and Arie didn’t go with her or even go to check on her at any point in the night makes it pretty clear to me that he was more focused on the other girls on the group date. I know the way the show portrayed it made it seem like she just wasn’t feeling great but it seemed to me at the cocktail party that she may have had a minor concussion and went to get medical treatment. Even if it was minor injuries, if Arie was really into her he would’ve been by her side.
Ashley I. (Cosmopolitan)
I know you're like, uh why can't Bibi just go and interrupt herself? All I can say is that it's easier said than done. There really is a "lineup" of sorts. But enough is enough, and Bibi shines during the cocktail party — she won’t let bullshit lay. She needs to call it out! She articulates herself so well when a (tipsy?) rose-holding Krystal comes back to the couch after interrupting her for the second time that night, telling her to speak in a big girl voice and to watch her back and respect the other women in the house.
Yahoo! TV by Kristen Baldwin
“My mom loves you — I can tell,” Arie tells Krystal as they leave his parents’ home. As for his sister-in-law? I think this barely-repressed sigh speaks for itself.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Arie takes Becca K. to a secluded house in the California mountains. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS DATE. Was anyone else profoundly uncomfortable the entire time? First, there’s way too much seafood and it’s just been sitting out waiting for them to arrive. That shellfish is room temperature. That’s a lukewarm mussel. Don’t eat that seafood tower. Then Arie tells Becca K. that the day is all about her. Rachel Zoe comes out of a bedroom with a rolling rack of clothes. Becca gets to pick out her favorite dress while Arie watches her prance for him. He keeps saying that he picked Becca because she wouldn’t take this moment for granted. So, that’s all weird. Then he keeps revealing more and more expensive gifts. She gets all the dresses. She gets a pair of Louboutins. A Latino man in sunglasses walks out of the foothills and gives her a briefcase full of jewelry from Neil Lane.
It’s like Arie watched Pretty Woman and wanted to be Richard Gere. You’re not supposed to want to be Richard Gere. You’re supposed to want to be the plucky heroine, not the controlling lawyer.
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
We can count on Harrison to be unwavering, resolute, and always devoted even in this new world of willy nilly casting. He’s a hunk of a man who clinks champagne flutes, doles out wise advice to flailing bachelors, announces the final rose, and drops date cards hidden in the back pocket of his tailored jeans with the savvy of a thousand Timberlakes.
And he’ll do so smelling of raw wood, motor oil, and mischief.
Possessionista by Dana Weiss
The last date card reads:
Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, Lauren, let’s hit love head on.
Fifteen Laurens are picked up in what could be either a party bus or the shady van that kidnapped the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 3. The dress code for this date is belly button chic, and if you combined all the women’s shirts, you could make one sweatshirt that would fit a seventh grader.
Arie sends Becca back to the mansion with diamonds and an entire fucking new wardrobe, which is a bold move on his part. He’s either super into her or he straight-up hates her and hopes that the bloodthirsty mob waiting for her back at the mansion will cut her before he has to at the next rose ceremony. Seriously, Becca, watch your back, girlfriend. Bibiana looks like she’s got a shiv with your name on it.
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