Guys. Tia looks smoking in this jumpsuit. Nobody's arguing that.
But I am questioning her choice to wear white underpants.
Arie's Bachelor Blog (People)
Through the grapevine (the other women told me), I found out that Jacqueline really wanted to go to Maxim’s, so I planned the date around surprising her with that. She told me that it was known for its Art Nouveau collection and it was a place where novelists, artists, playwrights, painters and celebrities would socialize and drink scotch and smoke cigars. Though you didn’t see it, I can’t promise we didn’t partake in such traditions.
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Entertainment Weekly)
Kendall wasn’t exactly sure why she was on the two-on-one date, but Krystal was confident she would be on it, and doubly confident that she would be coming home with the rose. The day started off well for her, which is actually very similar to how this whole experience started with her. I think in some ways this may be emblematic of Krystal, where the first impressions are really great, but somewhere along the line there ends up being a disconnect of some kind. Even the conversations between Krystal and Kendall showed that there is a pretty strong disconnect between how Krystal and other people view the world around them. I’m not sure there’s necessarily a “correct” way of looking at things, but at least on this two-on-one date, the people who seemed to see the world the same way were Kendall and Arie.
Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
To me, it’s imperative that this master villain cannot be too “in” on things. This is why I could never hop aboard the Corinne Olympios train; I’m not watching The Bachelor to watch one’s performance piece (I can watch actualtelevision, with actual talent, for that). With Krystal, you could see her wheels turning, thinking she was outsmarting everyone and manipulating everything around her: Arie, the other women, her edit, us. That misguidedness is key, and by the same token, in the moments where Krystal became more of a traditional or textbook villain (meaning she became way too comfortable with her producer and began simply and openly talking shit about the other women—something she never would’ve done in the beginning), she actually became less entertaining to me. It’s not watching someone being bitchy, but rather someone who thinks they know better than you, who behaves in a way they think will result in them being perceived a certain way, that is interesting and entertaining.
Don't miss Sharleen's full recap on her website too!
Ali Fedotowsky (aliluvs.com)
And how amazing was it when Kendall sat closer to Krystal on the 2-on-1 date and and told her in such a heartfelt way that she empathized with her pain. I’ve said in past posts that hurt people, hurt people. When you feel so much pain inside, you tend to try to deflect that pain onto others. And I definitely think that’s what Krystal is doing and I’m glad that Kendall has such a beautiful soul that she can see that and be kind to her about it.
Rachel Lindsay (Us Weekly)
One thing that I did notice is that Arie does not kiss Lauren the way he does every other girl in the house. It was gentle, patient and sweet. The kissing bandit left the room and the bachelor entered.
Raven Gates (Bustle)
But, hang on, because we have to talk about the final moments of the episode where we saw Lauren B. talking to someone, maybe a producer. (Side note: Did anyone else see Tia in the background doing her interview? Hah!)
Lauren B. said she was getting pissed off by the smallest things, that she’s terrified Arie's going to pick someone else, and hat it was really hard for her to be happy for Jacqueline getting a rose. You know what that means... we are being prepared for some major drama for the episodes to come!
Ashley I. (Cosmopolitan)
I think Kendall gets Krystal. She sees Krystal’s defense mechanisms in the face of conflict, and how she controls all the pain she’s gone through in her life. And she knows Krystal wants a cat-fight, but she won't take the bait. I think this is why the two of them were put on this date together. Kendall has the ability to take Krystal down psychologically, where it hurts the most.
Entertainment Weekly by Kristen Baldwin
As they stroll through the grounds, the Bachelor reminds us via voiceover what his concerns are with each women: Kendall’s never had a long-term relationship or been in love; Krystal was a psycho hose beast in Fort Lauderdale. Tough call, am I right?
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Arie takes Krystal in her sailor pants and crushed-velvet cami aside. He tells her that he would always want her to come to him first if she has any problems. This is his most reasonable and relatable moment. Krystal says that she would never throw away all the color and texture of their relationship. Arie says he thinks Krystal is sincere in her apology and then Krystal screws it up for herself by bringing up the fact that Kendall isn’t ready to get married.
If Krystal were truly clever and playing the game as well as she thinks she is, the second Arie melted and made out with her, she should have stopped. She thinks she’s Mitch McConnell when she’s really Paul Ryan.
I Hate Green Beans by Lincee Ray
Now, let’s discuss Krystal’s wardrobe. Think white strapless bathing suit with brown Hammer pants that have tiny strings attached at the hips that go up and over the shoulders. Imagine a sad version of overalls. Later, she switches the bathing suit for a velvet top and pairs that with white cotton mom jean/pants.
Kendal keeps it Bachelor classic with a royal blue cold-shoulder dress. This I can understand. I don’t like it, but I understand.
The girls file into a strange museum/art space that feels off-putting in a way I can’t quite put my finger on. Further adding to my and America’s confusion is Tia’s figure skating/stripper combination jumpsuit that really looks like it came from a boutique in Arkansas. Someone help this girl.
Bachelor Nation Weekly (Afterbuzz)
Almost Famous with Ashley I and Ben Higgins (iHeartRadio)
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills (EW Radio)
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman and Lauren Zima (The Ringer)
Here to Make Friends with Claire and Emma, featuring Olivia Caridi and Brandi Cyrus (Huffington Post)
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray and Some Guy in Austin
Rosecast with Rim and AB
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin et al. (Nerdist)
Bachelor Nation News:
Alright who is Jacqueline, are they just adding new girls every week? Last I knew it was six Laurens a missing teenager and Krystal 🤷🏻♀️ #thebachelor
— Lydia Schauf (@lschauf5) February 6, 2018
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