Bachelor Finale Recap: Sorry Arie

It was absolutely controversial. It was completely scandalous. It was the first uncut, unedited clip that will go down in reality show television HISTORY!

Well, sort of.

Our Host Chris Harrison did a phenomenal job preparing us for what he called the most dramatic final rose ceremony. We knew he was serious because his facial expressions exhibited sorrow and agony at the emotional turmoil we would all face in the final minutes of the three hour show.

The other 177 minutes are another story entirely. You see, Arie is torn. He’s conflicted. On one hand, he has a blonde bombshell of a girl who drinks champagne and journals in the morning wearing her best black leather jacket. On the other hand, he has a tall brunette who is goofy and watches rainbows. How is he supposed to choose?

Great question. He technically doesn’t choose for the majority of the show. When he does choose, it lasts all of 48 hours. Then the worst break-up ever filmed on live television unfolds before our eyes. I’ve never been so beaten down by yelling, “JUST LEAVE ALREADY” so many times in a row.

But before we get to the infamous Peruvian dumping, let’s beta cap Lauren and Becca meeting the parents.

Lauren
Lauren gifting. Flower sniffing. Sweater slouching. Nervous hair stroking. Anxious admitting. Insecurity feeling. Nervous lip licking. Question asking. Answer avoiding. In her head getting. Arie fawning. Mama nodding. Dutch speaking. Dad interrogating. Lauren fidgeting. Honest answering. Broken engagement confessing. Fear disclosing. “Will Arie pick me?” questioning. Bachelor reassuring. Always reassuring. Will that be annoying? Sibling confessing. Affirmative answering. Lauren crying. Mama consoling. Fear of losing. Mama hugging. Lauren relaxing. Family hugging. Arie kissing. Chemistry percolating. Family cheering. Monogram preparing. Seal approving. Family convincing. Lauren winning.

Becca
Family meeting. Becca gifting. First date reminiscing. Mama not buying. Brown hair discriminating. Storytelling. “I love you” professing. Brother smiling. Sister not buying. Dad busting. Lauren PRAISING. Becca’s mouth dropping. Becca adapting. Becca championing. Arie communicating. Clarity missing. Mama busting. Lauren PRAISING. Becca’s mouth dropping. Becca adapting. Becca championing. Sister busing. Lauren PRAISING. Becca sniffing. Nose dripping. Family frustrating. Becca breathing. Silver lining. Arie loving. Becca accepting. Becca interviewing. Apple and starfish comparing. Family choosing. Lauren ousting. Becca winning.

Arie tells the camera that even though his family constantly reminded Becca that she wasn’t Lauren, they were kind enough to make this life-altering decision for him. Becca will be the winner. He loves her. It’s fine. Who cares that he loves Lauren, too? He will go against his heart and choose the woman with non-yellow hair, by golly!

Back in the studio audience, Harrison invites Caroline on the stage to sit in the hot seat so he can cross-examine her on the ominous remark she made at the Women Tell All taping. As you may recall, Caroline told Arie that what he did was UNFORGIVABLE.

What did he do? What did she mean? Are we going to get answers to this cryptic message?

Of course we will. In exactly 120 minutes. Buckle up, people. We have the final Peruvian dates and couch talks left to go.

LAUREN’S LAST DATE
Arie is so very sad that he has to go to Machu Picchu with Lauren the Loser. Unfortunately, the blonde is super pumped to make out, even in the challenging altitude, because her relationship with Arie is in a good place. The fam totally loves her. She celebrates by wearing a belly shirt, jean jacket, and Lululemon leggings.

Arie is the worst at keeping his emotions in check. The guilt is written all over his face. He tries to make small talk about how their time went by so fast, to which I enthusiastically say, duh. It’s been three weeks, dude. That is fast.

Lauren is more relaxed thanks to the Xanax the ABC Psychologist slipped into her morning mimosa. When the train drives through a tunnel, his pheromones take over and the pair mug down as if this is the tunnel of love. Arie’s face is a bit more joyful once they make it to The Picchu. Lauren has calmed down a bit. I imagine it’s because her curls are no longer intact due to the humidity.

Arie tells Lauren that he likes when she acts comfortable around him. In fact, he pulls a reverse Arie and pushes his own body against one of The Picchu walls, pulling her toward him as he leans on the vertical surface.

That night, Lauren professes her love in a monolog. She uses the word “amazing” as many times as Arie utters, “I love you.” That number is forty-seven. In two different languages. They picture their future together (lots of dog walking and coffee drinking) and she promises to pop out a few kids by the time she’s thirty. Then she starts crying because she can’t even with all the feels. Her walls are down and it’s all his doing. Lauren ties the moment up in a nice, neat little bow with this gem: “I don’t think Arie wold have let me tell him all that if he was picking Becca.”

Bless.

We’re back in the studio and Our Host pulls Baby Beks and Seinne up to the hot seat. Seinne suffers from the nodes and can’t really speak. Beks can barely sit up straight on the couch. (#token) She also believes that you can fall in love with two people, but if Arie was struggling this much, she hopes he doesn’t propose to someone at the end of this amazing journey.

Hey everyone! Wave at the foreshadowing!

BECCA’S LAST DATE
Poor Becs doesn’t even get to see Machu Picchu while in Peru. Talk about picking the short stick. She has to go shopping in the market, willing her boyfriend to purchase a garment of clothing that isn’t blue. Petting the baby alpaca for twenty minutes seemed fun and feeding llamas is great, but Arie’s oblivious response to Becca’s “Thunder Rolls” comment as lighting strikes ominously in the background would have been deal breaker for me.

All hail Garth Brooks.

via GIPHY

Don’t get me started on how they ignore their grande size Peruvian smoothies.

That night, Arie admits to Becca’s face that he is conflicted. But he thinks she’s great. He’s also confident that he loves her and doesn’t doubt her.

Apples and starfish, people. Apples and starfish.

Becca gives Arie a scrapbook with a lovely poem and an empty page for “our fist baby” pictures. He rewards her with a make out sesh against a wall — normal style.

Back at the studio, Our Host Chris Harrison interviews (five seconds each) Ben Higgins who told every girl during his season that he loved her and Jason Mesnick who chose Melissa Rycroft before declaring “just kidding” and picking his current wife Molly instead. There are several things going on here:

  1. Ben is still so cute in my opinion.
  2. Jason’s beard is the opposite of on point.
  3. I’m pretty sure Jason was dipping.
  4. Isn’t this a little on the those ABC? Doesn’t inviting The Mez to weigh in give it away?

FINAL ROSE CEREMONY DAY
Uncle Neil shows up with some lovely diamonds. Arie chooses one for “the lucky lady.” He’s not being mysterious, dear reader. Arie has no idea who he is choosing at this point in the game. It’s T-minus three hours before the big showdown. The ABC Intern is sweating bullets trying to arrange the dumping order logistics with the rejection SUV driver. Oh the humanity!

Becca slithers into a long, black, tight lace number with hair swept to the side. Lauren shimmies into a long, crystal fringe whitish/silverish evening gown, fighting back tears the entire time. Both girls wax on about the wonder that is Arie.

Our Bachelor is quick to clock exactly thirty seconds of Breitling watch TV time as he preps for the biggest day of his life. Ten bucks says the Breitling PR person is re-thinking that decision to sponsor this particular rose ceremony. CRISIS MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, LINE ONE!!!

Arie heads outside in his blueberry suit to stand in front of the chocolate river. The ABC Intern lines a thousand throw rugs from the local market to make a mile-long path from the black SUV to the official proposal area. All eyes are glued to the bottom hem of the dress as two feet exit the future rejection transportation.

The feet belong to Lauren.

Harrison can take her as far as the edge of the carpet path. She begins the journey to the love of her life. Although he looks like he’s going to hurl, I can’t help but thinking the suit is definitely something Violet Beauregarde would be proud to wear.

The chocolate river rushes. Arie sweats. Lauren summons the courage to speak and launches into a soliloquy that lasts a lifetime. As she ticks off a detailed chronology of their love story, I went back and added up all the times she spoke in the previous seven episodes. This moment surpasses all the others added up together.

The communication floodgates have officially been broken! And just in time, too, because Arie needs to inform Lauren somewhat gently that he can’t explain why he’s not choosing her, because he totally didn’t know what he was going to do that morning. He doesn’t know what to say, other than he did fall in love with her. That was totally true. And he loves her yellow hair but is picking the brown hair girl because his mama told him to. Can we be friends?

Lauren asks a very good question: “How can you get down on one knee when you weren’t sure three hours ago who you were going to pick?” He mumbles something about not knowing and then places her in the back seat of the rejection SUV. Lauren cries, commenting that Arie made a mistake. He’s choosing the easy route.

Look kids! It’s foreshadowing again!

Arie collects his thoughts and runs through the lines the producers suggested he say when he pops the question, while Harrison makes sure Becca doesn’t fall down the side of the proposal hill. When she finally arrives, a wisp of her hair distracts me from hearing Arie’s stellar “will you be mine?” spiel.

Becca says yes and we all watch in horror as the bud falls from her final rose. IT’S A SIGN.

THE AFTERMATH
Harrison primes Bachelor Nation for what is about to happen. For the next forty minutes, we will be witness to the first unedited, uncut scenes in reality TV show history, complete with split frames boasting two different camera angles.

But first, Arie gives us some back story.

Things were great after Arie dropped to one knee and promised to love and cherish Becca. They talked about Becs moving to Arizona and how they couldn’t wait to go public. Sadly, Arie’s version of “going public” does not involve Becca. He admits that when he went to bed each night, he thought of Lauren. And when he woke up, he thought of Lauren.

Arie is quick to tell us that Becca knew his mind was with the runner-up. Both chalk it up to regular old heartbreak and how those feelings take time to go away. When they didn’t subside, Arie admits that he was overwhelmed with guilt. He simply didn’t feel that it was fair for Becca to be in a relationship with someone who was only half in.

This is when all the “follow my heart” language starts bubbling up. Arie admits that he made a mistake and his desire is to call off the engagement with Becca, even though he never uses this phrasing with her. Harrison warns Arie that this will not be a popular decision and Bachelor Nation will revolt.

Arie’s cool with that. He’s doing it all for love.

The next scene depicts Becca happy as a lark in Los Angeles waiting for her man. She’s super excited until she spies her fiancé looking a little worse for the wear. That fact coupled with the entourage of cameras and tech people gives Becca pause. Her Spidey senses are tingling big time.

Arie comments on Becca’s new bumble bee/wasp tattoo before wasting no time ripping the Band-Aid — one teeny tiny bit at a time. Arie takes the next thirty-four minutes and two commercial breaks to emotionally rip Becca to shreds.

He starts by reminding Becca that she knows he still “thinks” about Lauren. As Becca tries to figure out what’s going on, Arie tells her that he doesn’t want to “lose the possibility of reconciling with Lauren.” Thinking she’s having a small stroke, Becca asks point blank, “So what? Do you want to be back with her?”

Unable to man up, Arie answers, “I want to see if that’s a possibility.”

While Becca stares at him in disbelief, he sucker punches her with: “I know this is a shock to you, but you always said to follow my heart. I was honest with you with how conflicted I was. I tried to deal with these emotions, but when I spoke to her, all the feelings were still there.”

Prediction: If Arie spoke to Lauren and she didn’t tell him exactly where he could shove it, she’s completely interested in pursuing a relationship with him. There’s no way he would go through all this trouble if Lauren didn’t give him some sort of confirmation that it would be worth it.

Arie concludes by saying that he doesn’t want to be in halfway with Becca. Becca manages a wise comeback by asking, “Won’t you be in halfway with her?”

No answer. The writing is on the wall. Becca gets it. He’s not trying to see if it can work out with Lauren. He wants it to work out with Lauren. Becca is officially out of the equation without Arie ever having to use the phrase “break up” or “end our engagement.”

Becca sits in silence for a while, undoubtedly formulating an exit strategy. She slips off the engagement ring, hands it to Arie, and berates him for dropping to one knee in Peru — especially if he was so conflicted.

Her mind is racing. The shock and disappointment of her new reality slowly sets in and the last thing she needs right now is Arie telling her that he put a lot of thought into this decision. She calls it, walks into the other room, and starts packing her bags. Arie invites her to stay, assuring her that HE is going to leave, and then he follows her around the apartment as she desperately looks for a place to hide from the cameras.

Arie has a lot to say. Becca isn’t having it. She asks him to leave, so he does, before coming right back in the door. FOOL! JUST LEAVE, DUDE!

Arie tries to have another conversation with Becca as she fights valiantly not to cry in front of him. There’s nothing to say. Literally. All we hear is the demure sniffles from Becca’s direction and the annoying water feature that the ABC Intern forgot to unplug. You may also have heard me shouting, “GET OUT! LEAVE! SELFISH CHACH! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!”

Becca ends up on the couch practicing some deep breathing exercises as Arie looks on. She asks him to leave once. Then twice. Then three times. He doesn’t budge.

This is the moment when Arie lost all respect. Even if the producers told him to stay until he received a signal, he should have bowed out for the sake of humanity and respect for the woman sitting beside him.

Arie is clearly looking for validation. He needs to know from the one person in the world who has the right to hate him, that following his heart is the honest thing to do. He wants Becca to give him permission to be happy and wish him well. It’s the most selfish thing I’ve ever witnessed and I’m sad that this terrible ordeal has lasted the length of two Friends episodes.

The jack wagon finally leaves, Becca melts down, I stand up and applaud, and the scene fades into the studio audience where a dark-haired Becca sits in a white dress with Our Host Chris Harrison. She has one word for what she just watched: BRUTAL.

With a quick air kiss to her home girl Caroline, who sits with Tia, Seinne, Baby Beks, and Kendall, Harrison promises that we will get all the answers during After the Final Rose.

I know you have thoughts…I can’t wait to read them. The only thing I have left to say is that I hope Becca doesn’t agree to be the next bachelorette. ABC did her wrong. Yes, she signed up for this reality show, but she most definitely did not sign up for what she went through. She needs to take the money they tossed her way to come on the show and go far, far away for a few weeks.

She also needs to bring a buddy to keep her from backsliding right back into Ross’ arms.

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Cindy
Cindy

Except for their first one-on-one date, I saw no connection or chemistry from Arie toward Becca. Suddenly toward the last few episodes he’s professing his love but he never looked interested in her – rarely smiled when with her – the way he did with Lauren. The love story with Becca appeared to be completely manufactured if you closely watch his facial expressions when he was with Becca.

Cindy S
Cindy S

I agree. He looked pained when Becca was giving her speech at the Home Depot proposal site. Certainly didn’t act nor look like he was happy to be proposing.

Tanya T.
Tanya T.

I totally agree. Becca was the Truman Show of Bachelor. Everything about her seemed fabricated from the Pretty Woman clothing spree to Ross to the breakup. This was the shark jump moment!

Dee
Dee

I gotta say, I disagree with your statement that there was no connection/chemistry shown from Arie to Becca when they had time together during this season. I watched them closely all season (I was rooting for her!) and I thought they seemed very very natural together, comfortable and happy, and they also seemed physically close with hugs, kisses, cuddling, etc. during their one on one times. They seemed like a great couple!

Debi
Debi

Why is all of the universe made at Arie and not the show?!!!! This is the worst show ever! You sign a contract saying you will date and be physical with many gorgeous people in breathtaking locations and you MUST LEAD THEM ON, even if you knew one from Day 1 who you’d pick in the end.
I’m so cynical, I think ABC flew Ross in and probably paid Arie extra for the engagement/breakup/engagement stunt for ratings.
But I still watch this horrible excuse for entertainment!

Kathy
Kathy

I have been dying here waiting for this recap, OMG, what a loser! First of all, not one tear from the man, not one! Second, it took almost 30 minutes for him to even say “I’m sorry” to the poor girl. I was cringing on my couch just yelling at him to leave for the love of Jesus! Just Leave! On the other hand, Becca handled it like a champ, #giveBeccaanythingshewants. If that had been Krystal sitting there, we would have had a whole new definition of “Most DRAMATIC final rose ever! Love the recap, especially the Willy Wonka references!

Debra
Debra

Yeah I kept waiting for him to apologize too. Such a jerk that it took him that long to offer a feeble apology with zero emotion. The Tin Man had more heart (and way more personality) than Arie.

DeeBee

Me too — I kept thinking “Are you going to at least say sorry?” Also he looked more upset when he dumped Baby Bekah!

Lucy
Lucy

Juan Pablo can now leave the Witness Protection Program.

What happened last night was just wrong.

What a jerk. Not sure if I think Arie or the producers are the biggest a$$hats here. I have no issue with Bachelor true love going sideways. But to set that poor girl up for public shaming like that was low. And for him to sit there and just stare at her! Ugh. He wanted her forgiveness and I for one am glad she didn’t give it to him.

But there is also a small part of me that thinks the whole thing was staged.

Macedonian Hussy
Macedonian Hussy

Yes Lucy! You know, some of Lincee’s great ironic humor is rubbing off on some of these comments and yours takes the cake. ¡Oye como va, Juan Pablo!

Margot
Margot

Completely agree. I was in anguish for Becca and felt very guilty (even tho we all know this is a total guilty pleasure show!) like I was in the room with them and should not have been there. Arie lost all respect. The “following my heart” and “not fair to you” is total spin to try and make him still seem like a nice guy, but he is not- just own that you are a DOUCHE! Truly, he should not have proposed to her that day, duh!! Lauren seems like a sweet girl and she should RUN, not walk away from this self-serving, lying piece of poop in a shiny blue suit!!

ArieSucks

TOTALLY agree with you. I was yelling at the TV last night, calling him just that, a DOUCHE! I heard the spoilers but I thought the way it played out on TV was just SO wrong.

Old Christine
Old Christine

Self serving, lying piece of poop in a shiny blue suit.
Perfect description.

Ruth

I felt icky watching the breakup. I felt like I should not have seen Becca’s feelings at that time. People are saying that Arie didn’t need to film it and if so, that’s a huge dick move.

grace
grace

or a
“needle” shaped move!!

gale
gale

Yes. He probably could have said no, but I actually got more creeped out by our host, Chris Hansen. All of those men went along with this. Ick.

Tara
Tara

Right on, Gale! I hope OHCH and the cameramen lose a lot of sleep over what they did to poor Becca.

Kate
Kate

ABC has jumped the shark! The last hour was horrible, cringeworthy and left me feeling so sorry for Becca. She didn’t deserve that. Shame on OHCH and Arie.

On a brighter note, I am almost done listening to your book Lincee. Your stories are so relatable – I found myself laughing out loud and then a few chapters later, crying. It is so good, I’m going to miss you when it’s done. Bravo lady!

Kara
Kara

I agree with Kate. I’ve loved listening to your book Lincee. I’m sad that I’m done. I’m gonna listen to it again. I was both laughing and crying while listening to the book. Can’t wait for book #2

Ellys Cartin
Ellys Cartin

I think ABC didn’t mind bringing in Jason Mesnick since everyone who went to the grocery store this weekend had the finale spoiled by the US Weekly next to the register!

Elle
Elle

Right?! After reading that I knew for sure! Ugh!

grace
grace

While Arie is certainly a selfish chach, your host CH is every bit as much of a chach! I want no part in the “our” host. He was thrilled to be hosting this debacle – it oozed off him, showing the slime below. ABC and CH should be ashamed to both film and air this.

Kathy
Kathy

I’m sorry Lincee, I agree. I know it’s his job, but that was just wrong.

Susie
Susie

YES! OHCH was awful, and not a good actor. I couldn’t believe that he felt any actual sympathy for Becca or Lauren. The whole “unedited” thing was one of the most uncomfortable TV moments ever. The best thing happening now is, if you have a VENMO account, people are giving money to Becca for drinks…It’s FAB! Lauren–sorry, but prepare to disappointed again.

Liana
Liana

There was NO need to show that endless break-up, it was humiliating to Becca and to put icing on the cake they bring her to the studio to watch it in front of an audience. I think CH was enjoying the moment and his sympathy for Becca was not sincere. Arie is a Chach but CH is the bigger Chach in my opinion.

Kris
Kris

I’m with you ladies on this- CH was absolutely gleeful about the “unedited” devastation we were about to see. That’s was so wrong and I may be done with the Bachelor after this.

Old Christine
Old Christine

Oh the humanity indeed. It truly was a crash and burn.
Another stellar recap. Thank you, as always.

Christa Selvey
Christa Selvey

Lincee, I hate to say it, but I lost a lot of respect for OHCH last night. This is ok to do to someone? Lure them to a fake romantic weekend to film their humiliating breakup? The whole thing was yucky. Some “reality show firsts” we could and should do without.

I agree that he has some pre-confirmation from Lauren that she is in, or he would have stayed with Becca.

I laughed so hard when that rose broke, and I told my husband, “Lincee is going to have a field day with that!”

Thanks, as always, for the hilarious recap!

Rachel
Rachel

“Arie heads outside in his blueberry suit to stand in front of the chocolate river. The ABC Intern lines a thousand throw rugs from the local market to make a mile-long path from the black SUV to the official proposal area. All eyes are glued to the bottom hem of the dress as two feet exit the future rejection transportation.”

It is perfection like this that keeps me coming back. You are SO GOOD. This whole recap is amazing. Truly.

Rachel
Rachel

Oh, and Becca dodged a bullet. Arie proved himself to be a detached, self-serving cad. And CH proved himself the same. What a ratings-grubbing, soul-selling low.

Maribeth

Right on….why do I watch this crap? Oh, right, so that can read Lincee’s recap and howl. Sorry Becca : /

Kristin
Kristin

Really liked the blueberry suit line, too. I had commented that it looked like Becca was walking the trail of Candy Land to get to Arie.

Julie

First time commenter here. Great recap of an awful episode. I said the same thing last night, that the reason Arie kept waiting around was he was holding out for some affirmation from Becca, i.e. a “get out of jail free” card. I’m so glad she didn’t give it to him, and applauded when she said he wasn’t getting a goodbye hug. I agree that he displayed extreme selfishness there, and to me was the classic move of a narcissist. I had been Team Arie all along (watched Emily’s season) until I saw his lack of empathy for both Lauren on the proposal day and Becca at the breakup. Reminds me why I’m always suspicious of anyone who comes across as overly complimentary or charming. All those reassurances and “I love you”s he kept giving both of them were just a way to protect himself and boost his ego by eliciting similar affirmation from them with zero regard for how it would affect these women he supposedly “loves”.

I thought your comment about hoping Becca doesn’t accept the “Bachelorette” was interesting. I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you’re right about her having no reason to trust the show at this point.

Favorite line: “The chocolate river rushes.” Thanks for your wonderfully observant and entertaining recaps!

Julie

Also wanted to add that I wanted to punch Arie in the face when he knocked on the bathroom door while Becca was crying and asked “Hey, are you okay?” in the exact same tone you would use if someone just stubbed their toe. Of course she’s not okay, you $#%@!

Lisa
Lisa

Yes! That line right there clinched him the “D-bag of the Year” award! You knew he was going through the motions and mentally calculating how long he would stay before he ran to Lauren.

Katie

Omg, yes this. I literally yelled something about Captain Obvious at that point. NO SHE’S NOT OKAY!

Macedonian Hussy
Macedonian Hussy

As Annie Lennox sang, Arie, “No More I Love Yous…”

Kim Z
Kim Z

I kept waiting for Arie to say that he’s still there because he just wants to make sure she’s okay, but that never came out of his mouth. So now I’m left with the picture in my head of a producer standing behind the camera whispering “STRETCH! Stretch it out!”

Ellys Cartin
Ellys Cartin

I don’t get the Lauren thing. Were they making out in closets the whole season and baring their souls? But bottom line is that, whether this was staged or not, showing Arie disrespecting Becca like that was just wrong. If she agrees to be The Bachelorette, that might just be because the whole thing was staged all the way along….but the whole thing feels too wrong to be fake. I mean it’s not like the Bachelor hasn’t had boring finales before and let it slide. Ugh, I think it’s all real. Arie is deeply uncool

Cindy S
Cindy S

OMG so much to say. Agree, I hope Becca tells ABC to stick it where the sun don’t shine if they ask her to be the Bachelorette. She didn’t deserve that at all.

And I’m really really surprised Becca didn’t break it off with him after he seemingly let her know he was still torn. And he actually TALKED to Lauren? I’d have said bye bye right then.

I totally don’t have an issue with him having doubts. HOWEVER he was having doubts right up to the last minute. THEN DON’T PROPOSE YOU GOOBER!!

This totally reminds me of Becca on Ben’s season. Ben clearly wanted her but she was holding back because of how quick it was all moving. Arie was the same way with Lauren. I think he wanted her all along but she was so insecure she couldn’t give him what he wanted in the time he had. But can you just imagine how insecure she’s going to be NOW!! Especially after watching him propose to Becca last night? He’s going to spend the next 3 months reassuring her non-stop to try and win her back. RUN LAUREN!!! No respect for Arie anymore.

Dee
Dee

I think it will be a lot longer than just 3 months that Arie will need to keep reassuring Lauren after this mess! IF she is even willing to take him back, that is . . .

MammyT
MammyT

Exactly! How in the world can Lauren ever trust Arie? And he thinks it was hard before having to reassure her? Just wait, Arie!

I’d like to know if he would have stayed w/Becca if Lauren turned him down when he called her.

If I were Becca, there’s no way I’d accept The Bachelorette gig. They did her dirty right along w/CH and Arie.

KELLI
KELLI

Kevin thinks that they are all chach’s, except Becca and Bekah and Sienne. I knew he was either going to Mesnick or Womack and the jerk chose the wrong thing to do. His family was equally as big a chach for repeatedly bringing up Lauren to Becca. As I said on FB–the bag doesn’t fall far from the douche. I’m looking at you, Senior. Becca got screwed on everything in Peru–no fantasy suite and no Macchu Pichu and we had to listen to Lauren making one word remarks about the entire trip. Holy Crap–does she not understand the historical significance of the place she was in?

It was awful watching the break up and I thought Becca showed a lot of class and restraint, even with her “You’ve got to be effing kidding me” comment. He is the biggest tool on the planet and he will get no absolution from anyone. Chach Hall of Fame.

Becca’s dress was beautiful. I hope Lauren turns him down on the ATFR tonight. I can’t stand either one of them. Kevin would gladly offer Becca a rose because she is the best. I knew he was going to be a crappy Bachelor and last night hammered that home for me.

grace
grace

add your host to the Chach Hall of Fame…..

Cindy S
Cindy S

The bag doesn’t fall far from the douche. DYING!! Thank you.

Dee
Dee

I was also thinking it was a GIANT RED FLAG how many times different members of Arie’s family kept bringing up Lauren’s name when Becca was there spending time with them. It really just showed an alarming lack of empathy on their part–and yes, I think we saw that very same lack of empathy coming from Arie later in the episode!! Might just run in his family . . .

MammyT
MammyT

My thoughts, too, Dee. If the roles were reversed, Lauren would have been completely broken if Arie’s family kept mentioning Becca to her.

Lara
Lara

That is hilarious Kelli. And I’m always team Kevin; insightful pooch. Lincee’s recaps are the best thing about this ridiculous show. I have to remind myself that before (anything but) “reality TV” we were watching shows like Friends where real actors were paid ludicrous amounts of $ to entertain us. Now the line between obscurity and “fame”, well “Bachelor fame” which is notably different than other types of fame in a not so positive way has been seriously blurred. Anyway, so fun to read all these comments as well as the blog.