(AKA Sled dogs don’t stop sledding for bathroom breaks)
“Peter, we’re at the peak of our relationship. – Rachel”
Eric isn’t happy he got put on the 3-on-1. He assumes it means he’s in fourth place. He doesn’t know yet that swami doesn’t-know-when-to-quit-with-the-lavender is going to assure him a place in the final three.
Peter and Rachel go on a helicopter ride over the Swiss Alps. I’m not usually envious of the exotic dates Bachelor contestants get to go on but I went through a train ride through the Swiss Alps once in the middle of winter and it was awe-inspiring. I can only imagine what a helicopter ride would be like.
Rachel informs Peter that he had the very first one on one and the last one. Peter is all-too-aware. He’s been waiting for more one-on-one time with her.
When they get to the top of “Glacier 3000” (I didn’t know Alps had individual model numbers), they go dog-sledding.
Peter is the only honest, genuine contestant on the show. He tells Rachel flat out that he’s had good days and bad days and there were times when he wasn’t sure he wanted to stay. He says that the fact that being with her has been almost too good to be true and is what got him through the difficult times.
Rachel claims to be scared by the notion that Peter considered leaving but what does she expect? If you like someone a lot and your intentions are honorable, are you supposed to be cool with that person going on dates and making out with a bunch of other people?
They have dinner in a fancy dance hall. Peter tells Rachel he plans on bringing her home to meet his parents. I like a man with confidence.
Rachel asks if Peter’s ever brought home a black girl home before. He says he’s never actually dated a black girl before. I do wonder if he understands that there are cultural issues surrounding multi-racial couples that add a level of stress to such relationships. I hope he’s able to handle it. If people love each other, I don’t think it’s a big deal but it’s certainly something to be considered.
Peter says his family will be supportive of whoever he brings home.
Rachel asks him about the last person he brought home and I definitely had something stuck in my eye when Peter was talking about driving away from his ex whose heart he broke.
Peter isn’t sure if he’s ready to give his heart again. He can only say he thinks he is.
Honestly, I am really torn. Peter is the only guy on the show who I think could possibly be right for Rachel but he’s also the only guy I’d want to see as the next Bachelor.
The pickings are seriously slim for next year’s Bachelor. I hope that Rachel ends up with Peter and the producers pull a rabbit out of their hat in Paradise and find us a new Bachelor from the pool of contestants there, maybe someone who was a solid contestant but got overlooked for storyline reasons on a previous season. I’d be happy to even have Luke come back and take the role since Nick snatched it out from under him at the last second last year.
Rachel is worried about risking a rose on a guy who might not be ready to get engaged (who is after 6 weeks, really?) but gives him the rose anyway because she “really, really likes him.”
Peter says he really likes her too. He doesn’t throw the word love around easily but it’s definitely along that path.
(AKA Au Revoir, Matt and Adam. You were boring to the end.)
Adam says his relationship with Rachel is stronger than anybody else’s relationship with her. In what universe?
The foursome goes to France where Matt and Adam will face the guillotine.
Matt’s head is the first to roll which saddens Rachel since he was the contestant that reminded her most of herself. Huh? How? Why? He’s an introverted construction worker from New York (Jersey?). What could they possibly have in common?
Au revoir, Matt.
Next, there’s an awkward two-on-one dinner at a table built for one.
Adam feels like tonight is going to be the cherry on top of everything he’s built so far… so he’s going to drop a cherry into a black hole? What has he built beside a fantasy in his mind?
Adam asks Rachel is she sees herself falling in love with him.
Rachel is scared that Eric’s never brought a girl home before but there’s no way she’s going to meet Adam’s family so Eric gets the rose by default.
Au revoir, Adam. You can’t have Rachel but Adam Junior will be waiting at home to dry your tears.
Next: Episode 8 and 9