Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
Dark horse alert! I’m calling it now! Despite the fact that Becca (hilariously) forgot his name, and the fact that his Night One limo exit and conversations weren’t shown, I suspect Jason could end up going very far. Why? THAT KISS. My goodness. This was the first kiss of the season to give me legit goosebumps; I felt the magic through my screen.
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Ashley I. (Cosmopolitan)
Colton and Tia both assure Becca that their fling was no big deal and shouldn’t come in the way of a future romance with Becca. Neither of these conversations convinced me that Colton’s relationship with Tia wasn’t sketchy, at least in terms of its timing, or that he didn’t just want to be with whoever was named The Bachelorette. Tia may have told Becca she’s not breaking girl code by continuing to date Colton, but you know her heart was aching a little bit. She not only lost out on being The Bachelorette, but she also lost a hottie to her friend, The Bachelorette.
Entertainment Weekly by Kristen Baldwin
Jordan then marches off to redeem himself with Becca. She’s all, “It’s fine, I was just joking,” but this extremely uncomfortable hug says otherwise.
E! Online by Lauren Piester
The Chicken vs. the Golden Retriever
We began with our (least) favorite thing in the world: guys who spend all their time complaining about other guys. We loved Chicken David during the premiere when he really pulled off some tricky chicken puns, but now we're at the point where he's just the guy who dressed up like a chicken and hates Male Model Jordan.
Yeah, Jordan and his 4,000 Tinder matches (how, though?) are very hateable, but complaining about another dude isn't even a way to make viewers love you, let alone the woman whose heart you're supposed to be competing for.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
When the episode begins, it’s raining at the mansion. Almost every scene this week was rainy and it reflected the emotional turmoil, both in Becca’s heart and our geopolitical state. David and Jordan are still feuding and it’s making me like David a whole lot less. No one expects you to be the moral compass of the house when you arrived in a chicken suit. Meanwhile, Colton and his chin are worried because he’s going to need lots of time with Becca to explain his relationship with Tia.
Becca has yet another discussion with Colton about if he did or did not play a game of “just the tip” with Tia. Honestly, I’m tired of this conversation already. You know you want to bang him even though he’s a scumbag, so just pick him already and get it over with.
She asks him if he’s here for her and he goes “yeah.” YEAH. What a solid proclamation of his intentions. OMFG AND HE GETS THE ROSE FOR THIS. Damn. She must really not want him to slide into Tia’s DMs later.
Bachelor Nation Weekly (Afterbuzz)
Nick, Jared, and Dean's "Bad Chiller" Recap:
Almost Famous with Ashley I, featuring Kristina Schulman and Michelle Money (iHeartRadio)
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills (EW Radio)
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Erin Darke (Huffington Post)
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray and Some Guy in Austin
Mouthing Off with Olivia, featuring Ashley I. and Jared
Off the Vine, Grape Therapy with Kaitlyn Bristowe
Rosecast with Rim and AB
Whine with Kelly, featuring Corrine Olympios
Will you Accept this Rose? with Arden Myrin et al. (Nerdist)
Bachelor Nation News:
Rob Mills on how ABC made lemonade out of lemons with Arie's season (Deadline Hollywood)
Don't worry, y'all. Clay's fully recovered. (People)
Chris Harrison on keeping The Bachelor relevant (Hollywood Reporter)
Reality Steve has some disturbing information about Lincoln (and no, it's not about his poop habits). Also, SPOILER ALERT (because Reality Steve).
A few things:
- Episode 3 Live Scoring
- Episode 3 Bachelor Status + Points, plus Bonus Results
- Standings are posted on league pages (Public, Private)
- Make your selections in the Bach Sadness Episode 4 Matchup
See you on Monday!