Derek forgot to button his shirt, and everyone was confused.
Being the Bachelorette has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Next episode was one of the most rewarding but challenging times in my life. Love isn't always easy, especially when you find it with two people. I really went through a lot of heartache making the choices I did. But that's all I can say for now … I'll see you guys next week!
Chris Harrison’s Blog (Yahoo! TV)
Chad is unapologetically Chad. I don’t endorse or condone Chad’s actions, but I do respect the fact that he takes full ownership for how people feel about him, whether it’s good or bad. Part of me wishes he could see other people’s feelings as a higher priority, and obviously I think he should cool it with the threats, but it’s so easy to blame the situation for who you are. Chad owns who he is. It may not be a very good guy, but that’s really a choice he is free to make. Not everyone has to be liked, and Chad has proven that being disliked is something he is very, very good at.
JoJo was a class act. She was considerate but strong, remembered details about every guy (even Night One-r Jonathan), did her best to explain herself (without resorting to stock answers), and admitted she may not have done everything “right.” That kind of modest and self-aware hindsight is not to be underestimated; too many people, especially those in her highly-scrutinized position, would be too defensive and proud to admit that, frankly, they had no idea what they were doing.
I think [Chase] coming back to apologize was his way of trying to look good so he could become the Bachelor. I just didn't buy that he wanted to come back to apologize when she is the one who broke his heart RIGHT after he told her he loved her. It's too weird that he got over everything so quickly after being SO mad and then came back to tell her how great she was. That my friends, was his plea to be the next Bachelor.
And about the whole Chad dating Grant and Robby’s exes since the show thing…I actually find it funny. Dude is on another level when it comes to trolling. JoJo nailed it when she refused to respond to his chastising because anyone who does is just playing into his attention grabbing antics and giving him exactly what he wants. AKA – don’t feed the troll. Although, it’s definitely entertaining whenever someone does.
And with that, it's off to the fantasy suite for some hanky panky. (I believe the Bachelorette gets a day break in between overnight dates, just FYI.) The next morning Jordan is excited about the big step they took in the "right direction." Is it so un-virgin-like of me to assume that direction was up?!
Over dinner, JoJo gets down to the nitty-gritty with Jordan: “In your mind, what does the next year look like for you?” After an excruciating pause, Jordan gives an excruciatingly vague response. “It’s a tough question to answer,” he tells JoJo. “It kind of depends. I don’t know what it’s going to look like exactly, 100 percent.” No worries, Jordan! We’ve got your answer right here: “I figure I’ll sit in the audience while you do Dancing With the Stars, then maybe you and I can do an episode or two of Marriage Boot Camp on WEtv, and after that I’ll give a tell-all breakup interview to People magazine.”
That wasn’t so hard, was it? JoJo, meanwhile, is very unhappy with Jordan’s evasions.
Oh dear sweet lil' JoJo, you are so bad at this. Yeah, this is hard, but you're about to fly to Thailand and bang three guys in as many days. You're gonna be fine. Also, maybe stop telling the person who just told you he loved you that you don't know why you're breaking up with him.
Back at the travel-themed rose ceremony, Robby is nervous, Luke is relieved he finally said the L-word, Jordan is confident, and Chase is… well, somewhat normal. Harrison says it’s time, and Jojo pulls the plug on Luke.
Peace out, Luke. We miss you already too. Next time use your words.
Chad responds in all seriousness by saying, “Well Daryl…” which is clearly not Grant’s name, and I laugh so loudly I think I Baltimore heard me all the way from Los Angeles. I’ve said this all season long: I just want to have brunch with Chad where we get drunk and make fun of everyone together.
Chris Harrison asks Chad if it’s true that he’s dated all of these women, and Chaddoesn’t deny it. While I continue to yearn for Chad’s friendship, the audience boos him. People are the worst.
Chad says that he pursued these women because he wanted to show them that there are good guys in the world unlike their ex-boyfriends ,who left them to go on a reality TV show for fake fame. See, you guys, Chad’s just here to help.
I don’t even know what Jojo sees in [Chase], and apparently neither does she, because when he finally nuts up to tell her he loves her, she asks him to hold on for a second and literally leaves the room.
I mean, I get it. There are plenty of times my husband starts talking and I leave the room, too. But I’ve been married a long time.
Jojo: What does the next year look like for you?
Jordan: Well babe, it depends if you pick me and we cash in on endorsement deals together, or if you cut me loose and let me cash in on the endorsement deals on my own. Your move.
Jojo: I have to know how you feel...I mean...it's not like we're just dating and can figure it out as we go
Jordan: Yeah. mhmm.
Jojo: I want to trust him, but I'm scared that Aaron still won't come to the wedding so what's the point?
Jojo: How do you know you want to spend the rest of your life with me?
Jordan: Ugh, IDK. Leave me aloneeee.
Get it together, Little J. Jordan is more transparent than a vodka bottle.
Bachelorette Party with Juliet Litman (Channel 33)
Coming up Roses (Barstool Sports)
Bachelor Nation News:
GQ interviews Chad (and he reveals that the sweet potato was not actually raw)
How much money do women spend to compete on The Bachelor? (Hello Giggles)
Chase is in the running to be the next Bachelor (Us Weekly)
Andi Dorfman on the Fantasy Suite double standard (The Hollywood Reporter)
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