Nick and Vanessa find love at Zero-G
Nick and Vanessa find love at Zero-G

Bachelor 2017 Recap: Episode 3

Group Date 1 – Night Portion

Corinne on watching Nick kiss Danielle L.: It was the worst day of my life!


Oh, Corinne. Life is going to get SO. MUCH. WORSE.

Corinne immediately steals Nick for one-on-one time. The other women are not amused.

Corinne: Planned dancing is not my strong suit.

Nick: Planned dancing?

Corinne: What’s it called again?

Nick: You mean choreography?

Corinne: Choreography! That’s it.

Nick: So vocabulary isn’t your strong suit either Uh-huh.

Corinne: I’m sorry I wasn’t at the rose ceremony.

Nick: Well, I’m still trying to see if I can penetrate all your orifices without anyone finding out so Apology accepted.

Feeling upbeat after her convo with Nick, Corinne finds a couch to nap on instead of returning to the contestant holding area.

Nick grabs Danielle for some alone time. I’ve noticed that Nick has this move he uses on women he wants to make out with. It’s starts with him grabbing the girl’s hand and then pulling it over his shoulder to bring her in for a kiss.

He used it first on Corinne. I thought it was interesting and kind of sexy but then he did it again with Danielle and all I could think was, “Boy’s a straight up playa’.”

Nick’s signature move brought to you by AXE Body Spray®: It’s cheap but chicks dig it.


Back at the mansion, the one-on-one card arrives.

“Vanessa, you make me feel like I’m floating. -Nick”

Dominique is not happy with her lack of time with Nick: This isn’t dating. It’s waiting.

True dat, Dom, but you never had a chance at even getting a one-on-one. The best you could have ever hoped for was to gain a solid following on social media.


Back on the group date, Corinne wakes up from her nap.

She stumbles back to the contestant holding area.

The subject of babies comes up after Corinne and a couple of the other women talk about the minor boob jobs they want to get (Just stop it. None of you need boob jobs).

Corinne: I need to get Racquel ready for [when I have a baby].

Jasmine: Who’s Racquel?

Corinne: My nanny.

Jasmine: Did you just say you have a nanny, you entitled white skank? Do you do your own laundry?

Corinne: Racquel just does it. It makes her happy and I’m not going to stop a woman’s happiness.



Danielle gets the group date rose. Shocker.

Corinne: Nick couldn’t give me the group date rose again because it would put a target on my back. Danielle is really pretty but there isn’t much else there.

And if that wasn’t enough of the pot calling the kettle black for you, she solidifies her hypocrisy with this followup comment:


Vanessa’s One-On-One

Screw the Backstreet Boys. This is THE BEST BACHELOR DATE EVER!

Nick and Vanessa get to go on a plane that simulates low gravity. AWESOME!

Very few people ever get to do this. Astronauts, actors, and Stephen Hawking are the only people I know of.

© Steve Boxall

Watching this date made me very happy. I was smiling the whole time and I’m not much of a smiler. I felt like I was floating too.

Nick seemed really sincere in his affection for Vanessa. Watching him take care of her after she got motion sickness and seeing him tear up at dinner, overcome with emotion, almost made me forget that in addition to the things I like about him, Nick’s also a slutty fame whore.

Vanessa has an ethereal quality that I find very compelling. She draws me in. Not the way that Sharleen Joynt does with her intellect and insight but with her heart. She’s emotionally and spiritually compelling, almost angelic but not in a sugary sweet way.

I got serious soulmate vibes watching Nick and Vanessa together. I just don’t know if Nick is as ready to find a soulmate as he claims to be.

At dinner, Vanessa mentions that the thing that really struck her watching Andi’s season was Nick’s connection with his mom.

This might seem kind of creepy given the Oedipal way in which this comment could be interpreted, but I find Nick’s mother to be emotionally compelling in a similar way to how I find Vanessa emotionally compelling. I like Nick’s mother very much. The fact that she’s what stood out to Vanessa about Nick makes me like her even more.

I also liked the story about how she was given a rose at her grandfather’s funeral three weeks before filming started.

Nick: I don’t know if I can trust my emotions in this atmosphere because I was wrong about Andi and Kaitlyn but Vanessa gives me hope.

Then, pretty please with sugar on top, don’t be a dumbass and choose Danielle.

Next Up: Group Date 2 and the Pool Party


15 thoughts on “Bachelor 2017 Recap: Episode 3

  1. The chemistry with Vanessa was definitely the strongest and maybe the most genuine I have ever seen on this show. I hope she stays true to herself and doesn’t take any of his crap. I like the way she confronted him-she was direct and calm. Sorry, but I’m not a fan of Nick….never have been and am doubtful it will change but I was hoping we might see some real growth in him. Sadly, I am not seeing it but if he gets rid of Corrine I may gain a bit of hope and respect for this season. Thanks for posting.

    • I agree that the connection between Nick and Vanessa was strong. I like her a lot. Nick definitely needs someone who won’t take crap.

      I really can’t fault Nick for not getting rid of Corinne. His hands are tied. She was cast as the villain and he doesn’t get to choose everyone who stays. Basically, on night one, the leads tell the producers a handful of people they’re interested in and the producers choose the rest of the people who get roses. She was cast as the villain so she’s probably got a free ride to the top 9 or so. She might get the boot on the two-on-one they showed in the preview last night but it’s iffy.

      What continually surprises me about the women who go on these shows is that they don’t know enough about the show to realize one of them will be a villain and that person isn’t going to get cut for a while. It’s the same story every season. The only villains I recall who were ever chosen by the lead were Courtney and Vienna but Vienna wasn’t much of a villain. Just misunderstood. Courtney and Ben broke up shortly after he realized he’d been conned.

      Michelle Money made it to the top 5 or 6 but Corinne WILL go home. It’s only a matter of time.

      This show is heavily, heavily produced and planned. Not all of Nick’s decisions are his.

      That doesn’t mean Nick is an angel but Corinne being there is not from his lack of ability to recognize she’s not fit for marriage. Recall how he told Vanessa to “be patient about the Corinne situation”. To me that was the best way he could say without actually saying, “I’m going to get rid of her but I can’t yet.”

      I worry that Vanessa doesn’t know enough about the show to understand that he’s not keeping Corinne because he wants to but because he has to and will leave.

      I’ve been on the fence about Nick for a long time. I liked him on Andi’s season and I gave him the benefit of the doubt on Kaitlyn’s season. But it’s hard to see him as the great guy he appeared to be on BIP when his actions are saying he’s a fame whore.

      As everyone else’s opinion of him went up, mine went down. But he’s still interesting despite his flaws but the flaws I see are probably not the flaws that other people see. I have things in common with Nick and that makes it hard to hate him but I also can’t help but notice the things about him that I consider immoral, specifically perpetually seeking out the limelight and not being attentive to his fans. I can’t stand it when people let a little bit of fame go to their heads and start thinking they’re better than other people. That’s what I’m afraid has happened to him.

      If he chooses Vanessa or Danielle M., I’ll feel like he’s serious about marriage. If he chooses Danielle L., I’ll feel like he isn’t serious and was just using this opportunity to gain for followers on social media.

      Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it! 🙂

    • Hey, Caroline.

      Did you lose your first comment? I rescued it from the spam folder but I see it’s similar to the first comment.

      Anyway, thanks so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it! 🙂

  2. Hilarious! It would be hard for me to pick my favorite parts, but if I did, it would have to be where you draw a line through what people are really thinking and replace it with the usual hogwash. Thank you!

    • Thanks, Melissa!

      Telling me what you like actually really helps me figure out how to fine-tune my work. I only started blogging about the show during Kaitlyn’s season so I’m still trying to find my voice as a blogger about reality TV. I usually write more serious stuff but this franchise brings out the snark in me so I decided to start writing about it.

      Thank you for your continued feedback and support! 🙂

  3. Emily, you don’t have to fine-tune anything about your recaps. They are always fun to read and you always mention something that I never noticed during the show. I hope you enjoy writing your blogs as much as I enjoy reading them.

    • Thanks, Vicki!

      I enjoy writing but it’s a lot of work. It would be easier if I weren’t sick. I could do the whole blog by Wednesday.

      I’m glad you like my writing as it is. But it started out differently. I didn’t use images. I just wrote.

      Then I saw some other blogs and incorporated some of the things I liked into my blogs. And I come up with new schtick all the time.

      I’m my harshest critic. Most writers are

      Anyway, thank you for your continued support and feedback. I really appreciate it!

  4. Thanks for another funny recap Emily. I also enjoy reading through your comments & the responses to your comments. Lots of interesting insight. I get a kick out of the gifs & especially appreciated the Rupaul one as I just recently became a drag race fan! I think you’re right about Nick and the whole fame whore thing. All that attention & adoration must be intoxicating. Nevertheless, being a romantic at heart myself, I’m hoping this genuinely works for him. At this point his relationship with Vanessa looks very promising. One thought that struck me recently about Nick is that it is so obvious that he really likes women & really has a good time getting to know them. I know a lot of guys do of course but I think there are some guys that are just better at being friends with & appreciating women & Nick is one of those guys. That may just keep getting him into trouble! We shall see.

    • Hi, Julie.

      Sorry for the delayed response. I lost track of the comments because I got so behind. I actually don’t watch a lot of the shows I use gifs from so I didn’t know I used one from Drag Race. I just do Google image searches for things that will capture my mood.

      I’m glad you enjoy reading the comments and responses. Not everyone subscribes to them so I don’t know who’s reading the comments section and who isn’t.

      I don’t think Nick is a bad guy. I think he’s just discovering himself and maybe growing up a little late. I don’t think he had the greatest self-esteem when he first appeared on the show so the fame is making him a little drunk on being admired. I think he’ll sober up eventually though but I don’t see him leaving the limelight any time soon.

      I definitely get that Nick is the kind of guy who is friends with women whether or not he’s interested in them romantically. Most of my friends are men. I just tend to have more in common with them. I think it’s because I was really close with my dad growing up and not so much with my mom. We had a role reversal in my house. My dad was the nurturer and my mom was the disciplinarian.

      It does get people into trouble in some ways to be better friends with the opposite sex. There’s too much opportunity for the boundary between friendship and romance to get blurred. But I find it also makes it better for my partners that I’m able to relate to them and understand them.

      I see Nick being able to do that with a potential partner but I think he still has some growing to do. I hope Vanessa will push him. I think it’s between her and Rachel at this point.

      Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  5. Count me in as a fan of the strikethrough text – hilarious. Also love the images and GIFs. And “He’s just not that into you” was such a cute movie. Keep up the great work!

    • Hi, Jennifer.

      The week 3 comments that came in later in the week got lost in the shuffle so I’m sorry for the delayed response.

      Thanks for letting me know what you like about the blogs.

      I LOVE “He’s Just Not That Into You”. It was cute and full of important relationship wisdom.

      Thanks for the comment! Hope you’re well. 🙂

  6. On point with your gif game, loved the dancing ones, and the strikethrough text.
    Was hoping Nick would maybe reform himself, but he has a big mumble turnoff, seems unready for committment so yesssssssssssss call him out gf!
    I feel like your blog is one of the better ones this season,
    would you think of doing rupauls drag race, or a top chef?

    • Hi, DG.

      Sorry for the delayed response.

      I’m glad you like the gifs and strikethrough text.

      I can’t fault Nick too much for his mumbling. I’m a mumbler and can’t do anything about it. It’s anatomical.

      But I agree that he’s not quite ready for commitment. I hope he finds love this season but I fear he may end up breaking up with his final girl if he doesn’t get it together.

      It’s backbreaking for me just to cover this one show and I can only really do it because it’s something I feel inspired by. Aside from the Bachelor franchise, the only other reality TV I watch is The Voice and Big Brother, neither of which inspire me to write about them. I do watch Project Runway but I fast forward through all the drama to see the runway shows.

      I don’t even know if I’m going to keep covering The Bachelor. It’s really exhausting. I’m going to finish out the season with Nick but depending on who the Bachelorette is, I may quit. Nick is my favorite male contestant in the show’s history, warts and all. The bar has been set very high in terms of compelling leads and I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to covering an ordinary person again.

      Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it! 🙂

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