Bryan Meets the Family
Bryan and Rachel are wearing their matching Breitling watches as they leave the hotel to meet her family.
Peter doesn’t mince words once Bryan is gone. He he says Bryan has Miami swagger and Miami is the city of “fake boobs, fake asses, and fake cheeks.”
Burn! I wondered if Bryan’s cheekbones were real because they’re ridiculous (not in a good way) but I figured he was just a freak. Now I want to know what he looked like before.
First, Rachel introduces Bryan to her friends who convinced her to go on The Bachelor. Rachel tells them she thought Bryan was a douche bag on night one because of his charm.
I won’t say Bryan is the douchiest d-bag in the world but he’s definitely on the douche bag spectrum. I’m not sure what he’s done since night one that should convince anyone otherwise.
Next, Rachel’s family interrogates Bryan for a couple of hours after he says things like “I felt like she was my girlfriend on night one” and “I love your family already”. No one but Rachel is buying what Bryan is selling.
Mrs. Lindsay asks where his loyalty will lie if his wife and his mother butt heads.
What Rachel hears is: With my wife. Of course.
What everyone else hears is: Uhhh… I’d like to phone a friend. *pulls out his phone and dials*… Hello? Mom? Yeah, I need to know where my loyalty should lie if you and my future wife have an argument. *unintelligible string of Spanish expletives issues forth from the phone while Bryan cowers in terror*
Which is why Mrs. Lindsay asks the question again at lunch. I can’t for the life of me figure out why Bryan got up from the table. My guess is that, at some point, he had to use the restroom and the editors pieced it together so it looked like he was rude and openly dodged the question.
In spite of Bryan’s sketchiness, Rachel’s mother ultimately gives him permission to propose to Rachel because she trusts Rachel
not to throw her life away on a fast-talking, silver-tongued white devil.
Spain – Fantasy Suites
Eric’s date is first. It’s boring.
Rachel tells him she needs someone who’s self-aware and secure. So… not Eric?
She says she learned a lot about him from meeting his family and asks what he learned about her from meeting her family.
That answer plus his admission that he’s in love with Rachel earns Eric a ticket to the fantasy suite.
I can’t believe how low the bar’s been set this season.
Peter’s Fantasy Suite Date
Raquel and Pedro visit a vineyard and are gifted their own wine cellar by the owner. Cool.
Okay, now onto the juicy stuff.
Rachel and Peter are at odds over getting engaged. Rachel doesn’t want to leave the show without bling on her finger and Peter doesn’t want to propose unless he’s certain he wants to marry her.
She doesn’t want to leave the show with a boyfriend and he considers engagement to be synonymous with marriage.
On the one hand, I respect Peter for sticking to his principles. On the other, what did he think would happen if he went on the show and was the last man standing? Did he not know there was an engagement at the end of it?
I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow night but I pray that Peter and Rachel work it out because Eric and Bryan just aren’t good enough for her. But if she doesn’t choose Peter, he’ll probably be the next Bachelor.
I saw some of the guys who will be on BIP this summer and I noticed Ben Z. from Jojo’s season is going to be on. He was someone I thought would go much further than he did and I could see him potentially transitioning from Paradise to The Bachelor if Peter and Rachel are together.
I don’t think anyone else on Rachel’s season is well-liked enough to be The Bachelor. Anthony and Will are cool but I don’t know if anyone else but me would be interested in seeing them as a Bachelor. They didn’t get enough airtime.
The Men Tell All
This was probably the most entertaining episode of the season but I’m not going to cover it because it was funny and it’s hard to make something that’s already funny funnier.
I will talk about the racist Tweet that Lee put out though.
This is what he tweeted: “What’s the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? One has a sense of shame to cover their racist a— faces.”
There is no excuse for that shit and I don’t buy his apology for one second. Lee is a conniving little sociopath and I have no patience for his bullsh*t. I hope we never have to see his face again.
Well, that’s all I’ve got for today. I may put out a brief statement about the finale but I probably won’t cover it unless something unexpected happens.
I am probably not going to cover BIP this year unless it’s interesting. Covering Rachel’s season has been torture because there just hasn’t been that much material to work with.
I haven’t decided whether to cover The Bachelor yet because I don’t know who it is. I think Nick may have ruined me for all future seasons of this franchise.
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10 thoughts on “Bachelorette 2017 – Episode 7 8 9”
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.
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! 🙂
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 🙂
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!
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.
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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!
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! 🙂
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.
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! 🙂