The ABC/Reality TV gods have gifted up with a two-night event of The Bachelor, which features five hours of nonstop — and I’m talking nonstop — drama as Peter searches for his co-pilot.
And Monday’s three-hour episode — oh, yeah, three hours — featured even more drama than we got from the Alayah mess. I kid you not.
After Kelsey appeared somewhat mature last week on her one-on-one, her and Tammy kickstarted some cringeworthy but delicious drama that extended throughout the three-hour affair.
And guess what guys, we’re just getting started. Wednesday, we’re back for another two hours.
Let’s break this three-hour episode. Get ready, ya’ll.
An Imperfect Bachelor
Last week, Peter believed that there was a possibility that all of the women would walk out on him. That, following the ensuing Alayah/Victoria P. drama that took over most of the episode. It was good entertainment for us. annoying for the ladies vying for his heart.
And give it up for the women, because they let him have it. They spoke up about their frustrations, which forced Peter to look within. While Peter has been focused on not hurting these women, that’s exactly what he did when not trying to hurt Alayah. He hurt everyone else.
So Peter did what he had to do. He ended things with Alayah. He took responsibility for his actions and he mended fences. Peter has reminded us this season that #1) Maybe he’s not ready but also #2) That no one is perfect. This is Peter’s journey. He has to stumble on his own. He has to grow on his own. He’s gotta learn on his own.
Even before The Bachelor finished filming, it was revealed that Peter had an accident that forced him to get 21 stitches. The details weren’t revealed, but we finally learned exactly what happened in this episode. And boy, was it a shocker.
This episode revealed Peter’s run in with a ferocious cougar, who he was forced to square off, resulted in a deep gash above his eye. Just kidding, it was a golf cart.
But Peter tried to look macho in front of the ladies — and some of them even bought it for a good while — until he came clean that he hit his head on a golf cart and then smashed a glass against his head. And we had the Zapruder film to prove it.
Peter & Sydney
Peter and Sydney are cute — they’ve got physical chemistry — but do they have emotional chemistry? And after this episode, I’m not so sure that “it” factor is there.
Honestly, compared with some of the other women, Sydney didn’t seem to have that undeniable connection with Peter. Something we saw instantly with girls like Madison, Victoria F. and Hannah Ann.
Not to mention, Sydney has not come off well. She’s been a bully. She’s instigated the Alayah drama. Don’t pretend you haven’t been lying, honey. Someone from Sydney’s high school shared some warm ass tea.
While Sydney was crafting a sob story about how she was bullied in high school and ate lunch in the bathroom, there is photographic evidence this was not the case.
The Kelsey vs. Tammy Drama of It All
When it comes to The Bachelor, the drama never ends. When Alayah was sent home, some of the girls actually believed the drama was over. Those poor, foolish souls. Don’t you know, there will always be new drama to take over.
While Kelsey was granted a reprieve last week — seeing as she had a one-on-one where she appeared like a sane, mature adult — this week was the complete opposite. That’s what happens when Kelsey, who doesn’t understand the concept of The Bachelor, has to share Peter with other women. She’s fine when it’s one-on-one, but when it comes to group interaction, she’s not able to handle it.
First it was Sydney vs. Alayah. Now, it’s Kelsey vs. Tammy, and everyone’s just as fed up as I am with this petty drama when all I want to see is Peter and Madison being their adorable, smitten selves. Seriously, screw the drama. We’re five weeks in. That’s supposed to be done now.
Anyway, Tammy thinks Kelsey is emotional unstable — and after Champagne Gate, can you blame her? Still, she shouldn’t spread rumors about her having drinking problems and popping pills — especially to Peter. Like seriously? You’re asking for it.
Is It Fate With Kelley?
There was something different almost immediately with Kelley’s date with Peter. Like even before she met up with him. Her talking about exploring if there’s something there with Peter. She’s not going to force it. If it’s not there, it’s not there. And that’s so refreshing to hear.
She doesn’t have a sob story she needs to get off her chest for Peter to get to know her, like Victoria P. or Kelsey. And that’s okay. Not everyone has to deal with those things. It’s about him getting to know her.
Kelley is reserved. But that’s because of this whole journey. She’s hiding in her corner. But he needs to know. He’s been relying on the signs — fate — to keep her around. But he needs concrete proof, and that comes with her opening up.
Their conversation at dinner was refreshing. It wasn’t sob stories and smiles, it was honest conversation. Kelley explained herself and Peter listened. They were honest, they took responsibility for their actions, and they finally found some common ground.
Things were said that needed to be said. Reassurances heard that needed to be heard. And it’s moments like these — not the sob stories — that remind us that some people still take this thing seriously.
- We get it with the aviation puns, Peter and ladies. Geez.
- I’m all for some new puns, not involving aviation like this gem from Natasha: “She made her bed, now she has to A-lay-ah in it.”
- Like Madison, I believe this drama is only just beginning. Just look at this group of girls.
- When Peter announced they were taking things international, I was waiting for him to say they’re going to Canada or something. (What is the international equivalent to Cleveland?)
- Peter has got to stop throwing women under the bus. Not a good look, dude.
- Well, Victoria F. has certainly come out of her shell, hasn’t she?
- Why is my girl Tammy being problematic AF?
- Ya’ll thought Champagne Gate was bad…
- Kelley might be the smartest person to ever be on this show.
- P.S. #KelleyForBachelorette
- Oh, speaking of, Kelley telling Peter that he “rewards bad behavior,” that’s exactly what he did when he gave Kelsey a rose when she broke the rules and snuck over to get one-on-one time Peter.
- P.S. #SendKelseyHome