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Bachelorette 2017 – Episode 7 8 9

Episode 9 – Meet the Lindsays

I am only going to cover this episode briefly. I don’t have much to say about most of it.

Because Constance, Rachel’s older sister, is 8-months pregnant and could go into labor at any moment, she isn’t cleared for travel and so all three of the remaining men fly to Dallas to meet Rachel’s family.

Except we didn’t get to meet Samuel! I was so looking forward to seeing Rachel’s dad finally but I totally understand why he didn’t want to appear on television.

Not only is he a judge with a serious professional career to protect but he’s also black which puts that much more of a burden on him to make sure nothing tarnishes his reputation. This stupid show just isn’t worth what he could lose if it didn’t go well. It’s also hard to take a judge seriously who’s appeared on a trashy reality show.

I’m also certain he thinks this show is rubbish and there’s no way Rachel is actually going to find her husband on TV. I tend to agree.

Peter Meets the Family

Peter is up first. Before he goes into meet her family though, he pulls Rachel aside to let her know he’s falling in love with her. Rachel says she’s falling in love with him too. He says he “kind of figured”. Awwww… ain’t reciprocated infatuation love grand?

Constance’s husband has lost a lot of weight since the last time we saw him. If he lost the ginger beard, he’d be a solid 6 1/2.

We find out that Peter’s parents, who’ve been together forever, got married after only knowing each other for a month. I think that’s hilarious given his fears about doing the same.

Peter tells Rachel’s mom that he doesn’t want to ask for her blessing to propose yet until he’s certain that it’s the right thing to do but asks permission to continue to date Rachel. Mrs. Lindsay loves Peter’s conservative approach and my guess is that of all the guys she met, he’s the one she’d be most likely to give her blessing precisely because he didn’t ask for it.

However, Rachel repeatedly says she didn’t come on the show to leave with a boyfriend so trouble is on the horizon.

Eric Meets the Family

After Eric and Rachel leave the hotel, Peter tells Bryan, with about as much open hostility as he’s capable of (not much), that he doesn’t want to be sitting there with him.

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Eric says he loves Rachel unconditionally. *cough* bullsh*t *cough*

Eric is a total brown-noser when he meets the family, especially when he talks to Rachel’s mom.

During his future-husband sales pitch, he tells Mrs. Lindsay that he “embodies” to have the same kind of relationship that Rachel’s parents have.

Now it’s time to play a game I like to call “Guess the 25 cent word he was trying to impress us with but failed because of vocabulary overreach”:

a) Aspires
b) Endeavors
c) Envisions (requires sentence reconstruction but makes the most sense)
d) Embroidery? Embolism? Ebola?

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Rachel’s mom gives her blessing to Eric to ask Rachel to marry him because she trusts Rachel not to marry him.

Next: Episode 9 part 2, Motherf*cking Lee at the MTA

10 thoughts on “Bachelorette 2017 – Episode 7 8 9

  1. I do love Rachel. I respect her, and feel like she is a smart woman with a great head on her shoulders, total confidence and self-awareness on her side. But if she lets Peter go because he won’t give her a ring, she may be crazy. A lot of people are saying that he just isn’t into her, but I don’t believe that. I think he is exactly what he says he is… cautious. He wants to make the right decision, and one that he can live with for the rest of his life. He doesn’t want to get engaged to her and then be a laughing-stock if they break up a month later. I think he is fantastic, and he is legitimately the only one I could see as being the Bachelor. Although, wouldn’t the same thing hold true if he was? Not wanting to get engaged so quickly? Hmmm, it is a conundrum. But I tell ya… the boy is smoking hot.

    • Hi, Jaime.

      Well, I guess Rachel might be crazy since she let Peter go.

      I don’t see how anyone could think Peter wasn’t into her after the finale. I read that that final “argument” lasted 3 hours. We only got to see about 10 minutes of it. You don’t have an emotional discussion drag on that long if you aren’t invested in that person.

      I’m not sure how he could be the Bachelor if he can’t make a decision quickly about getting engaged but I’d be happy to watch his season even if he pulled a Juan Pablo at the end. I’d rather watch something compelling without a ring than something generic with one.

      I’ve always thought it was silly for people to get engaged at the end. It’s only worked out a few times in 30 something seasons of the franchise.

      I agree with you that Peter is a smoke show. The silvery hair and silver green eyes really does it for me. It’s an unusual combination.

      Thanks for the feedback and support. I always appreciate your feedback! 🙂

  2. One more, b/c it was too long of a comment apparently. Sorry.
    Eric is a sweet kid, but that is exactly what he is to me, a KID. And he happens to drive me up the wall. Truly, madly, deeply drives me crazy. I just can’t with him. Yeesh
    Dean, to me, is one of the best of the bunch. I have a ton of love for him, and my heart goes out to him. He is precious, funny, kind. He will be an amazing husband and father one day. However, you are right that he needs some counseling. Not because he is crazy by any means, but he has so much packed inside himself that he refuses to let out and it is eating him away. He needs to be able to let it go, and move forward. THEN he could have an amazing life with an awesome woman. And he is dang cute.
    And Brian. I really have nothing to say except I don’t buy it and his mom needs to chill the f*&% OUT. But I think he will be her pick. We will have to wait and see.

    • Well, I agree with you on every point. I guess Eric turned it around for me at the finale. He had been annoying but Eric the man showed up to that last rose ceremony. I was very impressed.

      I forgot to say in my last response to you that Peter may be gunning for the Bachelor gig now since Rachel was pretty nasty in a very subtle way on ATFR when his feelings were raw. I can see him looking for payback. And I have no doubt he’ll get it. No one on the BIP lineup can compete.

      I didn’t want to believe she would choose Bryan but she did. It was disappointing. I do hope she finds happiness though because I like her a lot. I don’t like the way she handled herself on ATFR but I understood it. Too many feelings between her and Peter. She didn’t want to get distracted from her goal.

      Thanks for taking the time to write. I really appreciate it! I hope you’re doing well 🙂

  3. Hi Emily,
    Great recap! You have wonderful insight into the human condition……that paired with a fantastic sense of humor, make you a very entertaining blogger. I will truely miss your writings! Thanks for the laughs!

    • Hi, Rachel.

      Thank you for your kind words. I’m really tired which is why I probably won’t cover Paradise but if Peter is the Bachelor, I will definitely cover his season. If it’s someone else, probably not.

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my blog. I really appreciate your readership and for taking time to comment on my blog.

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the recap! That was quite a large bite for you to swallow, but you managed to cover it all!
    So– everyone I know that watches the show falls into one of two camps regarding their feelings about Peter. Camp 1: Peter is a good guy, who is completely normal for not yet being sure he wants to marry Rachel after barely being in her presence. He knew what he was getting into, and knew the show is supposed to end with a proposal. He probably thought he could get there in time with his feelings, but is finding that he just can’t. (I fall into this camp.) Camp 2: Peter is a conniving wretch whose plan all along was to play his cards right and end up as the next bachelor.
    Anyway, I guess time will tell, but I prefer to give him the benefit of the doubt for now. 🙂 Thanks again for the recap!

    • Hi, Melissa.

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea there was a divide until you told me but I’ve been seeing it in a lot of comments sections of different articles about the show.

      I’m baffled by it. People are saying Peter is a commitment phobe because he didn’t want to propose to Rachel after knowing her for a handful of hours while she was dating other men. I don’t think any sane person would think that was a good idea which is one of the issues I have with this franchise.

      I think people also forget that these people are on a television set for 6 weeks while they’re trying to get to know each other. I read that the final discussion/argument between Rachel and Peter lasted 3 hours. For 3 hours they were trying to figure out how to make it work while 10 or so crew members were following them around.

      All the intimate moments we see are being watched by a large crew of people. How are you supposed to get any sense of reality of what it’s like to be with someone when all that is going on?

      I also don’t think people realize that in order to be on camera, you have to have big bright lights shining in your face all the time. How annoying is that when you’re trying to figure out if you want to marry someone?

      The whole thing is very unnatural and it doesn’t surprise me at all when people occasionally come along and remind us the emperor is wearing no clothes.

      It’s weird for me to have to defend Peter. I could see why people didn’t like Nick and I defended him a lot, especially after Andi’s season. But Peter? Why do people think he’s faking it? I just don’t see it. I know that he said in a high school yearbook that he wanted to be on the Bachelor but that was almost half his life ago. I don’t think he held on to that dream all these years. He could have easily gotten on the show before now if it was really a serious goal.

      Anyway, thank you for your feedback and support. Always appreciated! 🙂

  5. I was disappointed to see Dean is going on BIP he would be a good bachelor.
    I thought Rachel was going to pick Peter because he is pretty and she wants the one she cant have either.
    Then I thought she was going to pick Bryan after not getting what she wanted from Peter.
    So either way not a satisfying choice or ending to this season.

    • Hi.

      I don’t think Dean is ready to helm a Bachelor season but don’t despair because he’s going on BIP. Either Peter is going to be the Bachelor or someone from BIP is. That could be Dean.

      Chris Harrison said they were going to see how BIP went before choosing a Bachelor because they chose Nick last year.

      I wish Rachel had chosen Peter not because I thought she couldn’t have him but because I thought he was right for her. I still do but she was pretty mean to him on ATFR.

      Thank you for your feedback and support! 🙂

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