Here we go, Bachelor League. It's time for Episode 4.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of what to expect for tonight, let's chat for a second about the issues with this crop of men and ABC's apparent inability to detect douchebags and/or miscreants. Confused? Check out Emma Gray's podcast interview with Reality Steve. No spoilers, I promise! Most of what I've been thinking was summed up neatly by the lovely Tierney Bricker at Entertainment Weekly.
The various and sundry scandals over the last year have made it increasingly difficult to be a fan of this franchise. Production, Warner Bros, and ABC have to be better.
Ashley I. and Jared are engaged! (People)
First of all, David returns from his trip to the ICU and Becca concludes the cocktail party with a rose ceremony.
The remaining men head off to Park City, Utah, where Becca goes on three dates: Two 1-on-1s (bobsledding and snowmobiling!) and a group date.
Here's a sneak peek of Becca's group date tonight: Lumberjacks!
I'm pretty sure that there will be a second rose ceremony as well, but I can't guarantee it.
Bach Sadness Weekly Matchup: The Bachelors will face off in head-to-head matchups. Tell me which dude in each pairing will receive more points each Monday night for the chance to win a Bachelor-themed prize. New matchups will be posted each Tuesday.
East Coasters (and Central!), while you're watching tonight, keep an eye on THIS POST (it will also be linked on your league page for easy reference).
Live Standings on your League Page: Links will be posted this afternoon! I've been updating the scoring as it happens on the live scoring page, and I've been updating Bachelor totals (which auto-populate into your league standings) every time there's a commercial break. So, every time Chris R. accuses someone of not being there for the right reasons, you won't see your total jump ten points. You'll see points shift every 10-12 minutes, though.
League Standings including Bonus Points will be updated on your league pages tomorrow morning!
As always, if you have questions, just shoot me an email at email@example.com. Otherwise, have fun and make sure you're here for the right reasons.