Episode 7 Recap Roundup:
Kristen Baldwin for Entertainment Weekly
For their hometown date activity, Cassie tries to teach Colton how to surf — but it is not a successful lesson, to say the least. At one point, the dude fell off his board while trying to paddle on his stomach. “He’s, like, flopping all over the place,” giggles Cassie. “But he puts his heart into it.” Girl, I think you just described Colton’s first night in the fantasy suite. Hey-ooooo!
Diggy Moreland for Betches
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Ali B. for Vulture
But the real issue is that Hannah B. doesn’t make his wee-wee dance. Colton is really having fun just making out and playing house, and the thought of having to sustain an adult relationship terrified him so much he had to send Hannah home. Hannah tells him to listen to “people” and be smart. That’s SIX, Colton. You’re one more cryptic warning away from creating your own S Club 7.
Rodger Sherman for The Ringer
Heather took 23 years to kiss a boy. Of course she’s not going to feel comfortable getting married to a guy after three months. I mean, we’ve already learned that this woman once was in a committed, eight-month relationship where she never kissed her boyfriend. (Eight months! You can grow most of a baby in that time!) But on the other hand … this woman finally decided she was comfortable making out with somebody, a stance she’d never even taken with her boyfriend of eight months—and then she instantly decided this guy, the one she’d been waiting her whole life to kiss, was meh and ditched?
Ashley Iaconetti for Cosmopolitan
I don’t think it’ll ever go over well if you’re talking about being The Bachelorette in the Bachelor house. First, you look kind of conceited thinking you’re that popular and root-for-able. And second, if you’re vocalizing it, you must be very eager and anxious about the possibility. It seems like your focus is on that instead of falling in love with the man you’re there for.
All this being said, Bachelorette talk the least of my issues with Cassie and Caelynn right now. These two have been clique-y for weeks. While this whole conflict is vague, Cassie and Caelynn practically admit that they said something at least mildly sketchy in the scene where the two of them are in bed. Cassie says, “I hope my words aren’t twisted, too” and Caelynn says something along the lines of, “At least, Katie didn’t bring up names.”
Sharleen Joynt for Flare
Am I the only one who finds it hypocritical that Colton wants complete and utter assuredness from his group of ladies? (Yes, his GROUP of ladies.) He wants to know that each and every one of them is 100% ready for marriage, 100% dedicated to him and 100% going to say yes to a proposal at the end of this, yet, given how many women are left, this is something he cannot even come close to providing in return. Further, his ongoing fear about anyone being there for less-than-sincere reasons has gone from sad and a bit painful (in his insecurities and inability to trust his own instincts) to truly laughable: I find it rich that any lead could be so butthurt that their contestants might have opportunistic inclinations given this entire season is one giant opportunity for him. He of all people knows the advantages that come with coming on—and lasting on—this show. It’s sanctimonious of him to hold it against anyone seeking those same perks.
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