Are we here for this? Or are we all in on #WellsforBachelor? I'm torn.
Bachelor League Commentary:
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Wells has a lot of explaining to do. He was not supposed to date in Paradise and I guess technically he didn’t, but quite frankly the two of us are going to have a man-to-man chat after his farewell kiss with Danielle M. I guess we didn’t know that we had our very own Jim and Pam on our hands, and now that Danielle has returned from Kenya, I’m curious to see if anything has evolved from there.
Sarah chooses Adam and this obviously doesn’t thrill Raven. But what I loved about Raven’s reaction was when she said, “If he comes back and is into Sarah… I’m done.” That might sound like an extreme reaction for a musical chairs dating show, but what I appreciated was how Raven’s disgruntlement (Andy swore this wasn’t a word so I’m using it to spite him!) was focused on Adam, not Sarah. After all, you can’t blame Sarah for choosing the guy she likes best for her date, but you can blame the guy who’s just been zealously courting you for accepting said date.
And don't miss Sharleen's full recap on her website, All the Pretty Pandas
Why is the show putting DeMario first? That’s the real problem with how they’re framing this. I can understand the impulse to have DeMario on the show to talk about what happened, but there’s so little acknowledgment of Corinne, what she went through, or even any attempt to believe her. It’s all presented to sympathize with DeMario and the idea that being accused of sexual assault is as bad or even worse than living through it. The show’s goal in these moments is to make us feel bad for DeMario and sympathize and laugh along with him.
I just couldn’t help but think that the show continues to parrot some really terrible “men’s-rights activist” language about sexual assault and harassment, or at the very least, it allows DeMario to parrot that language without pushing back. That when a women makes an allegation, the movement to ruin a man’s life immediately goes into motion.
But we know that’s simply not true. All language like that does is prevent women from coming forward because now they’re more worried about ruining a man’s life than getting closure or help for themselves.
Later, the boys manscape each other while the girls primp and preen. Everyone puts on their best linen outfits, wacky shirts, and bow ties. Hairspray, hair gel, pomade, and sculpting chutney come out in full force because a literal storm is threatening the rose ceremony and the last thing these people need is a wayward hair pulling focus.
Diggy understands that there is a rose at the end of all of this takes one for the team and goes on the date with Lacey. Their date is actually kind of cute. For some reason I thought Jorge’s Torges was a fake business designed by ABC to get rid of the last authentic part of this Mexican island going to be more like a shitty bus tour of Mexico but apparently it’s horseback tours of gorgeous beaches. Legit AF. But why do I feel like Diggy is more into the view and the champagne than Lacey, though? Seriously, he cannot list one actual quality he likes about her.
AfterBuzz featuring Dominique and Eric:
Almost Famous with Ben and Ashley I (iHeartRadio)
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire and guest Diggy! (Huffington Post)
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin (Nerdist)
Will You Accept this Podcast? (Bustle)
Reality Steve with Josiah Graham
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray
Bachelor Nation News:
Breaking News! This literally was announced as I published this post: Nick and Vanessa END THEIR ENGAGEMENT. (E! Online)
The news and gossip on Bachelor 22 has gone very quiet. Who will it be? Peter? Dean? Eric? Wells? Someone else? I'm honestly at a loss right now, but we should know within about two weeks.
Evan + Carly are having a girl!
Jade and Tanner named their baby girl Emerson Avery (Emmy), and she's basically gorgeous already.
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