Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
From a real-life perspective, Chris was well within his right to seek and expect certain action from Becca to make him feel special. Last night he said, “Becca needs to win me over. She needs to show me something that says ‘Chris I want you here,’ that she sees potential in me.” First, this is more than fair. For all the talk about partnership and “50/50,” this lines up perfectly. Second, I think if the genders were reversed, we’d be applauding the female contestant for being a strong, self-assured woman who knows her worth.Unfortunately, this is where the me-agreeing-with-Chris-thing comes to a screeching halt. While his argument for wanting to feel singled out and special makes sense, his execution was a disaster. At every turn, Chris would make reasonable statements but then insist on following them up with various versions of, “… OR ELSE I’M LEAVING.” Nooooo, Chris! Not only is that petulant and childish, it negates everything you’ve claimed about wanting to stay. You really like Becca and can honestly see a future with her? Then not getting your way ONCE shouldn’t affect that.
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Rachel Lindsay (Us Weekly)
I feel like Colton is saying the routine and “right” things with no passion behind them. His eyes are saying one thing and his mouth is saying another. I want Becca to hop on whatever is faster, that big bus or the camel, and get as far away from Colton as possible. We don’t believe you, Colton.
Ashley I. (Cosmopolitan)
This week it's Vegas baby! Because, duh, love is a gamble. Love is throwing up in the garbage can at the Aria. Love is seeing Britney lip sync at Planet Hollywood. Love is Chris Soules drunkenly kissing you in a Bellagio elevator 2 years after he dumped you in the Badlands.
Entertainment Weekly by Kristen Baldwin
People by Aurelie Corinthios
Becca and Colton spend the day riding camels out in the desert, which apparently is a thing you can do in Vegas? Colton is visibly annoyed that his camel refuses to stroll peacefully alongside Becca’s, but she makes it up to him by straddling him in a hot tub later that afternoon.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Newton arrives on a white Arabian horse like a leathery god. He gives them a tour of his house and forces them to watch him sing to his wife. I wanna be that famous. Famous enough to force you to watch me sing a capella and make out with my spouse famous.
I love that these camels are trying to save Becca from herself rn. They’re walking at least 20 paces away from each other, which is good because now Becca can really think about if she likes Colton or if she just likes that another girl wants to bang him.
These camels out here doing the lord’s work
Jordan: What does a weekend look like for you?
Becca: Church, brunch, lay in bed and not have a plan on Saturday. You?
I’d like to share Jordan’s answer through a beta cap. You’ll thank me later:
Gym going. Iron pumping. Sweat pouring. Pensive looking. Job assigning. Tan bedding. Teeth whitening. Pants ironing. Collar popping. Look smoldering. Mirror winking. Zoolander watching. Eyebrow dancing. Portfolio perusing.
Once Jordan stops talking about Jordan, he asks Becca if she knows what time it is? We all shudder and grab the nearest couch pillow, terrified that the golden panties are about to make their comeback. Instead, he kisses her and Becca laughs. YOLO?
Bachelor Nation Weekly (Afterbuzz)
Nick, Jared, and Dean's "Bad Chiller" Recap:
Almost Famous with Ben Higgins and Ashley I, featuring Shawn Booth, David Ravitz, and Bob Guiney (iHeartRadio)
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills (EW Radio)
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman, featuring Nick Viall (The Ringer)
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire, featuring Kate Dries (Huffington Post)
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray and Some Guy in Austin
Rosecast with Rim and AB
Bachelor Nation News:
Another one bites the dust: Taylor and Derek are no more (People)
Paradise Cast Pics! (People)
— Bachelor in Paradise (@BachParadise) June 26, 2018
A quick heads up about Paradise:
I’m not planning to do Bachelor League for BIP this year. I’ll be back in action for The Bachelor, but the twice/week slog through Paradise is too much for me this time around.
A few things:
- Episode 5 Live Scoring
- Episode 5 Bachelor Status + Points, plus Bonus Results
- Standings are posted on league pages (Public, Private)
- Make your selections in the Bach Sadness Episode 6 Matchup