Bec-CAH is a lucky lady, right?
Becca's Bachelor Blog (People)
I came to The Bachelor looking to find the love of my life, and I’m happy to say that I have. I am engaged and in love and excited for the future, but the road to get here is not at all what I expected it to be (understatement of the century).
Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
Next was a very shifty-eyed Jake, an acquaintance of Becca’s. According to Becca (whom I unequivocally believe over anyone this shifty-eyed), they’d met several times and ran in approximately the same Minnesota social circles. Jake only remembered having met Becca once (yikes), at a Christmas party. Becca’s main concern was that, regardless of how many times they’d met, if he were interested, why hadn’t he made a move earlier? Somehow, Jake thought a good defense would be to reiterate that he only had “one conscious recollection” of having met Becca. First, this doesn’t even answer her concern. Second, how is this an excuse? Third, why on earth would any woman want a guy who didn’t even remember having met her?! This guy’s a real Casanova.
As it became increasingly clear that this conversation was heading towards Jake being sent home, he grew less charming, more condescending and dismissive, and he proceeded to unapologetically steamroll her polite attempts to interrupt him. Now, he should have simply said he’d been through a lot and had turned a new leaf. (I’m still not sure how this adds up to him not remembering people he’d met, but whatever. It would’ve still been a million times better than what he unfortunately did say.) Instead, he turned the onus on Becca: “I don’t know what you’re hanging onto from prior to the Christmas party that I remember, but it sounds like you might be hanging onto a different me from when I was at a different point in my life. And I want you to know, I’ve had a very transformative year.” Um, how is it her business to know what “point in his life” he was at those other times they’d met, and how is she the one “hanging onto” anything? THEY ARE TWO HUMANS WHO HAVE MET X NUMBER OF TIMES. This is fact, not something that is up for debate or that can be altered by excuses.
Look, what Jake was getting at may well have been reasonable (maybe he had a drinking problem and didn’t remember half the people he met while on the sauce?), but it’s the tone with which he explained this to her that I couldn’t stand. It was as though she were an idiot or a young child, as though she was the one who should somehow know HIS story, when he’s the one who showed up on HER season. There was no sense of: “Oh gosh, I’m embarrassed and sorry I don’t remember meeting you. I was actually going through a rough time then. What impression do you have of me and how can I remedy this?” Rather, he took no responsibility and went on the offensive, à la: “I don’t know what impression you’ve decided to have of me but here’s why you’re WRONG.” This guy was the worst, and I was downright thrilled when Becca sent him packing.
Don't miss Sharleen's full recap + fashion on her website too!
Entertainment Weekly by Kristen Baldwin
Rachel insists on lighting some sage to cleanse Casa Bachelor of its bad karma — and yeah, Becca’s hooha could probably use some good juju too.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
The guys are pretty shaken up and Chris R. says that Chase might have dragged him into drama. BRUH. YOU ARE THE ONE WITH THE TEXT. ‘TIS THEE WITH THE DRAMA. Everyone is concerned about going home if a guy in a chicken suit stays.
Becca’s like “Garrett likes to fish and hunt and reminds me of
my exhome so I’m into him.” What a strong foundation on which to build a lasting relationship. *sips wine*
Is it just me or is this cocktail party especially boring? Like why hasn’t anyone gotten wasted and tried to jump into the pool? Or at least accidentally spilled red wine on Jordan’s pocket square for funsies?
Bachelor Nation Weekly (Afterbuzz)
Almost Famous with Ashley I and Ben, featuring Becca (iHeartRadio)
Anna Faris is Unqualified, featuring Becca
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills, featuring Becca (EW Radio) - right now, I can only find this on the Sirius app, which is subscription only. Sad face.
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman and David Jacoby (The Ringer)
Here to Make Friends with Claire and Emma, featuring Allison Williams (Huffington Post)
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray and Some Guy in Austin
Mouthing Off with Olivia, featuring Ashley Spivey
MAJOR SPOILERS! Reality Steve, featuring Ashley Spivey
Rosecast with Rim and AB
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin et al. (Nerdist)
Bachelor Nation News:
Jordan says JoJo has baby fever (Us Weekly)
Amanda confirmed her breast augmentation (Us Weekly)
Finally, the Garrett stuff. I'm not going to provide commentary on this aside from saying that the posts he liked were terrible, anti-human content, and I'm very glad to see him issue what appears to be a genuine apology.
So, what happened? Huffington Post has the best, clear-cut explanation and follow up. Also, if you're spoiled, you can listen to Reality Steve's podcast with Ashley Spivey. It's incredibly comprehensive, but it is also CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS. Listen at your own risk.
So, where are we now?
Rob Mills responds. (ET)
Becca responds. (ET)
And finally, Garrett apologizes. (People)
Thanks all, for an awesome first week of Bachelor League: Becca!
Thank you again for your patience as I get everything updated and posted. As you know, I'm a one-woman band who also has a full-time office job, a part-time gig teaching fitness classes, 5-year-old twins, and an awesome husband who supports me doing all of the crazy crap I decide I want to try.
You're the best, Bachelor Leaguers. 🙂