I'm pretty sure that I'm the only person who thought this was hilarious,
but the "Please Take Off Your Shoes" sign cracks me up.
Sharleen Joynt (FLARE Magazine)
As someone who values words and their power to clearly and concisely describe one’s feelings, I can recognize maybe I’m just the wrong audience for this show. But I for one am getting deeply annoyed at the lack of specificity in every “in love” person’s professions of said love. There’s a surplus of “special”s, “amazing”s and an overall generic hyperbole, yet there are so few distinct statements to set relationships not only apart from each other within in the same season, but across ALL seasons. This week, when asked by Chris Harrison how he felt about Becca, Blake responded with: “I’m in love with her. A lot. Very in love with her. I absolutely do see me getting down on one knee and seeing a future with Becca.” Like, we get it, he loves her. But why? Why should we see what he and Becca have as any different than the next relationship??
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Rachel Lindsay (Us Weekly)
I feel like there is something we are missing from Garrett. Becca confirmed that when she said he told her all the reasons that he loved her that night. See, we missed that part. “All’s” I know is that if Garrett is a puzzle, they aren’t give us all the pieces to see the complete picture yet.
Entertainment Weekly by Kristen Baldwin
People by Aurelie Corinthios
First up is Blake, who’s head over heels for Becca but also totally in his head, desperate to know where she stands with the other two men. They spend the day hiking the Monk’s Trail in Chiang Mai, Thailand, before sitting down for dinner that night, where Blake gets candid about what he’s going through.
Vulture by Ali Barthwell
Becca and Jason visit another temple in the middle of the market. Becca makes a pretty innocent joke about decorating Jason’s apartment with some of the decorations at the temple and Jason makes a little joke back and Becca FLIPS OUT. She cannot handle it. She has to go lie down in the shade.
Listen, we’ve all been there. We’ve all suggested plans for New Year’s Eve on a second date in March. We’ve all mentioned a summer wedding in February. And we’ve all been embarrassed and had to explain that you aren’t adding your date’s extended family members on LinkedIn.
But Becca takes this as a sign from the lord above that Jason is not the man for her.
She’s a fool.
Jason is a DELIGHT. He’s cute. His hair is stupid, yes, but he seems to have his shit together. What more can you ask for?
The episode begins, and we’re immediately treated to footage of
a slow moving car crashthe journey so far. Becca starts talking about all the men she has left and I’m realizing that she traveled halfway around the world to bang three guys she could have easily swiped right on drunk at a happy hour in Minnesota. Like, none of these guys warrant a romantic trip to Thailand. There’s more personality in a stock photo shoot then what’s happening on my screen rn.
First off, there was no Jump & Straddle (trademark pending) with Jason. That should have been clue #2. Sure she had on a skirt so short that it would make Taylor Swift swell with pride and Thai temple attendants rush to tie a sarong around her waist, but teeny bottoms haven’t stopped her before. This is a sign.
Second, they went through the market and ate crickets. The dude who has to eat the insects never wins. Additionally, as I’m hesitantly watching you chow down on a bug, I don’t ever want to hear “there’s the leg” again in my entire life.
Nick, Jared, and Dean's "Bad Chiller" Recap:
Bachelor Live with Julia Cunningham and Robert Mills (EW Radio)
Bachelor Party with Juliet Litman, featuring Lauren Zima (The Ringer)
Here to Make Friends with Emma and Claire, featuring Caila Quinn (Huffington Post)
I Hate Green Beans with Lincee Ray and Some Guy in Austin
Rosecast with Rim and AB
Bachelor Nation News:
Ashley I. is beginning wedding preparations! (Us Weekly)
Chris Harrison discusses why Lincoln wasn't invited to the Men Tell All (Entertainment Tonight)
Juelia Kinney is engaged to Evan's brother (Us Weekly)
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.