Bachelor Nick Recap: Fifty Shades of Grime

Bachelor Nick: Episode 8

It’s hometown date week and that means four ladies have the chance to be the future Mrs. Bachelor Nick!

Wait. Strike that. Let me start over.

It’s hometown date week and that means three ladies have the chance to be the future Mrs. Bachelor Nick, while Season 13 bachelorette Rachel inevitably gets her heart broken in an upcoming episode.

Hold on. That’s not right either. I’m only going to do this one more time.

It’s hometown date week and that means three ladies have the chance to be the future Mrs. Bachelor Nick, while Season 13 bachelorette inevitably gets her heart broken in an upcoming episode, as a former flame named Andi hustles her way into Nick’s suite moments before the rose ceremony. Is she there to admit feelings? Will she gripe him out on national TV? Or is this her way of promoting her book, now available in paperback on Amazon and your local bookstore?

The possibilities are endless. Choose your own adventure.

SIMPLE DISCLAIMER
The following information you are about to read is of personal opinion. However, if you or someone you Snap Chat happen to personally know, sort of know, is friends with the CrossFit trainer who was slightly disappointed but mostly pleased with the Gilmore Girls revival and looks exactly like one of the contestants on the show…none of this is personal and I’m sure they are all lovely people.

Raven
Hoxie, Arkansas
Raven greets our bachelor in her favorite denim panties and plain white tee when she whizzes up beside him on an four-wheeler. Her hope is to achieve maximum jaw dropping action when she frees her long, auburn locks from the confines of her hot pink helmet and says, “Welcome to Hoxie!” in her best southern accent.

It works.

Nick hops onto the back of the ATV, holding tight to Raven’s waist as she flies off to the nearest grain bin. Like Gretchen Wieners’ hair, grain bins are full of secrets. Just as the speed racers make their way to the top of the structure to talk about life, love, and other mysteries, a local Hoxie policeman pulls up to arrest them for trespassing since neither have the space in their tight apparel for superfluous paraphernalia like driver’s licenses.

Nick tries to throw himself on his sword a few times, but Officer Hoxie isn’t having it. Nick looks at the camera as if to say, “Are these jokers for real?” right as the policeman admits that he is none other than Raven’s brother Westin.

Aren’t small towns fun?

Instead of tipping cows, the ABC Intern fetches a second four-wheeler so Raven and Nick can race to a watery rice field where they will shoot a promo reel for Cinemax After Dark. The ABC Intern cues the porno music while Raven peels off Nick’s top. We hear our bachelor in voiceover talking about how much fun Raven is when she’s not wearing binding dresses made out of doilies. Things take a turn when she shoves him down on the ground into the watery reeds for a makeout sesh.

According to Nick, this is called “living in the moment.” I had other thoughts:

  • Someone is going to get leeches.
  • Someone is going to be bitten by a snake.
  • Please close your mouth.
  • Crotch rot is inevitable.
  • Nick is wearing tight denim pants. There will be a significant amount of chafing.
  • His shoes are ruined.
  • If I needed to hide a dead body, this field would be a viable solution.

Raven and Nick clean up to go meet the parents. The first thing out of her dad’s mouth is that he is cancer-free! Raven is full of emotion. She thanks her parents for being so in love and the perfect testament to what she wants in a marriage. While visiting with only her father, she tears up thinking how grateful she is to be bringing someone home for him to meet. She didn’t know if she would ever do that again.

Her father agrees, admitting that he was sad at the thought of not getting to see his baby girl married. He’s glad he will be the one walking her down the aisle. Raven gently tells him that no other man would ever walk her down the aisle. She would walk alone if he wasn’t there.

Daddy cries. Raven cries. I cry. Moving on.

Raven tells her mom that Nick isn’t arrogant at all. When she met his family and sister, her perspective changed. Mama is concerned that she won’t be able to say “I love you” because there are three other women in this scenario and this is the week you have to let all your walls down.

Mama has watched this show once or twice.

Meanwhile, Nick asks Raven’s dad for his daughter’s hand in marriage…should the ocassion arise. He obliges, indicating that he trusts his daughter’s judgement.

Raven walks Nick to the car and he gives her every green light to say those three little words. She lets the moment pass her by. She just doesn’t want to be rejected after saying it. I totally get that.

Rachel
Dallas, TEXAS
Rachel wants to show Nick what a day in the life would be in her world, so she takes him to church. Literally. She wants to know if he’s comfortable in a predominantly black service. He seems to be unfazed until the preacher calls him out as Rachel’s boyfriend. Then he looks embarrassed that an entire church congregation is staring at him. But he did hold his own.

I found myself thinking, “I wonder if he really would go to church with her? He’s mentioned once or twice that he grew up around a faith-based household. He said he’s comfortable in a place of worship. What if…”

Then I stopped myself from barreling down that rabbit hole. It doesn’t happen. Keep your head in the game, Lincee!

At brunch, Nick outright says, “I’m not colorblind. I know you’re black.”

They have a conversation about what it means to be an interracial couple. Nick understand that Rachel is black, yes, but he also sees many other qualities in a woman he’s incredibly interested in. Plus, their chemistry is undeniable.

On that note, Rachel feels that Nick is ready to meet the fam. Unfortunately, her federal judge father would rather sit in his office than be on national television. I totally get that, too. We have to remember at this point, he had no idea his daughter would be the next bachelorette. I’m sure we’ll meet the Judge next season, but right now? He’s not about to go on a reality show and sign a waiver indicating Mike Fleiss has free editing reign.

Smart man.

Right before they enter the house, Rachel tells Nick that she’s never brought a white guy home. She shoves him through the door and we meet her mom, two sisters, cousin, a baby, and a brother-in-law who is white.

I’m sure Rachel mentioned that detail off camera, right?

After a quick rundown on the wonder that is okra, Nick and Rachel have a two-on-two with her sister and the husband. She wants to discuss the elephant in the room — No, it’s not Nick’s tight pants. It’s the fact that he’s white. Also, has the white boy ever dated a black woman? Nick answers in the affirmative, but never seriously. The sister wants him to know that he will have to navigate a certain path being an interracial couple.

I wanted to explore this more, but then I remembered that we wouldn’t be exploring this at all. I KEEP FORGETTING RACHEL IS THE NEXT BACHELORETTE AND NONE OF THIS MATTERS!

Mom also wants to address the elephant in the room. Nick also tells her mom that he understands that she’s black, but there’s so much more to her than skin color. Rachel’s mom nods her head, yet reminds him that society is different. On another note, she wants to know if he sees any red flags?

I believe this is code for: Will you move to Dallas to be with my daughter? Nick never answers the question. Instead, he talks about how well he and Rachel communicate.

During time with her daughter, Rachel’s mom tells a story. When she met the Judge, she knew he was the one for her because he was driven, confident, and knew where he was going. Does Nick know where he’s going?

PS: The answer can not be Paradise. Or Good Morning America.

Corinne
Miami, Florida
Nick thinks that Corinne is super fabulous and fun. She doesn’t worry about rules or what anybody thinks. That’s why he’s all for a day of high end shopping at one of the most exclusive malls in Miami. It sounds like a treat to our bachelor and Christmas morning to the people working in the stores.

Corinne gives the 4-1-1 on how to shop efficiently.

  1. Stay focused.
  2. Get a sales person and make them your person.
  3. Start a fitting room.
  4. Take everything into the fitting room with you and eliminate there.
  5. Drink champagne.
  6. Nap if needed.

She dresses Nick in palm tree themed attire, tight sweatpants, aviator sunglasses, ombre pants, and deep v-necks. Corinne makes a last-minute purchase-at-the-register decision, insisting that Nick needs a peacoat to complete his Miami soccer dad ensemble.

Everyone needs a classic pea. Duh.

She drops three thousand dollars and takes her boo to lunch in his new cashmere pullover where she tells him she loves him. He thanks her with a kiss.

They make their way to the salmon-colored seaside high rise. The entire family cheers as Corinne walks through the door. Dad looks a little irritated when Nick greets “the famous Raquel” with a hug.

I hope her salary isn’t docked this week.

Raquel serves everyone cheesy pasta before sitting down at the end of the table. They all commend Raquel and gush that she’s a part of their family. Corinne’s mom admits she can’t do anything without Raquel, including pouring wine, making dermatologist appointments, and locating the stove. Dad interrupts the chit-chat by making Nick taste one of his famous Greek olives.

I wanted him to ask Nick to give him a word, any word, so he could tell him that it was Greek. I also wanted him squirt Windex on the zit on Nick’s forehead. He didn’t do either of those things.

After lunch, Corinne and her dad lay sprawled out on her bed. Guess what? She loves Nick even though it’s only been six weeks. She gushes that he has been there through everything!

Right. He’s the star of the show. He’s contractually obligated to be there through everything.

Bachelor Nick

Papa Olympios is concerned that Nick is a gold digger. Or just lazy. He wants to know if Corinne is okay being the breadwinner of the family? She rolls her eyes in response. She’s happy and her father needs to shut up because, hello, TRUST FUND. Also, his first born daughter is happy and that’s all that matters.

Then she shouts for the ABC Intern to fetch her a golden goose. Opa!

Papa Olympios sits down with Nick and presents him with a fifteen-year-old single malt scotch. I half expected Harrison to come waltzing through the door to partake too, but alas, our favorite host was nowhere to be seen in this episode. Papa Olympios looks a little concerns that Nick has no idea there is an indention in the glass for his thumb.

Amateur.

He wastes no time launching into the breadwinner conversation with his maybe future son-in-law. He reminds Nick that Corinne likes the finer things in life. How is he going to support her? Before Nick can answer that he has some sweet deals lined up with a shake company, Diffey Eyewear, a Vegas hotel, and a teeth whitening kit, Pap Olympios casually mentions that Corinne is totally happy being the breadwinner.

I’ve never heard the word breadwinner repeated so much in one conversation.

Nick smiles through gritted teeth and says that it means a lot that Corinne would be his sugar daddy, but he hopes to bring home the bacon himself in this relationship.

Papa Olymios gives his blessing and the promise of always having good scotch in the cupboard. He thinks Corinne is the lid to Nick’s pot.

That is not a euphemism, but I fully expect it to be someone’s profession on a future episode of this show.

Vanessa
Montreal, Canada
Vanessa takes Nick to meet her students, who are all adults. It was a serious cry fest when she walked into the classroom. Major weeping. Everyone was emotional. This endeared Vanessa to me even more. She and Nick make scrapbooks with the students and I’m first concerned by all the kissing pictures, but then overwhelmed by the relationships she has with her special needs family. I could have watched that all day.

Alas, Vanessa moves on to two different dinners. Since her parents are divorced, she showed Nick what a split visit looks like in her world. Any way you slice it, her family’s approval is extremely important.

First up is her mom’s house. Everyone within driving distance showed up to meet the new guy. There was a French-speaking grandmother, a mom, sister who looked like Celine Dion, aunts, cousins, kiddos, and one uncle who totally Lion King’d a baby.

Lion King Simba

Immediately, the sister takes Nick away to figure out his intentions. She’s scared and wants to know what made Vanessa stand out. Nick went straight for the obvious — he liked her the moment she stepped out of the limo.

Sacre bleu!

Celine is irritated by this response. Vanessa is more than a tight dress made of an infinity scarf or a shirt that ties with string in the front, binding up her boobs like that of a Renaissance wench serving mead to the locals. She has so much more to offer. Celine is also upset to learn that they’ve barely talked about the fact that they live in different countries. Shouldn’t they know what they are doing BEFORE they get engaged? Vanessa’s brother feels the same.

Once again, we’re working with families who have presumably never watched this show.

Celine moves on to Vanessa. She wonders how her sister will uproot her life to move. She’s always giving up her hopes and dreams. Nick should move to Canada. Yes! That’s the power of love. That’s the power of the dream. HE should be HER angel. He should drive all night (and across the border) to get to HER.

Celine is overwhelmed with all the feels. Her sister’s gut is off. She’s not thinking straight. Why is she so confident? What’s going to happen if her heart is broken again?

It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on.

Nick and Vanessa leave that environment for one that is even more intense, if you can believe it. Vanessa’s Italian dad asks the same questions as everyone else this episode. Nick sings Vanessa’s praises and then asks for his blessing, if it’s the right decision to get engaged once this is all over.

Dad: I can’t give you my blessing.
Nick: I respect that.
Dad: There are three other women.
Nick: Yes.
Dad: You went to their homes?
Nick: Yes.
Dad: Did you ask their fathers?
Nick: In a way, I ran it by them.
Dad: So you did.
Nick: It was similar.
Dad: It’s yes or no.
Nick: Yes.

Nick does a decent job explaining that this is a weird situation. He wants to be honest. Nick wants the respect of the fathers. He never says that Mike Fleiss made him do this. After a few uncomfortable minutes of silence, Vanessa’s dad gives him his blessing.

I was floored until I realized what was really happening. Vanessa sits down with him and he immediately mentions that he gave Nick his blessing. Vanessa’s eyes literally well up with tears. She is enchanted by this turn of events. The moment lasts three seconds before her dad follows that news with, “You know there are other women involved.”

Vanessa eyes him and asks a dangerous question: “Did you ask if he asked the other parents?”
Dad: Yeah.
Van: What did he say?
Dad: Yes.

Vanessa thinks this is a GAME CHANGER. She assumed that Nick would only ask ONE set of parents for their daughter’s hand in marriage. This discovery means that Nick has NO IDEA who he will choose to be the final girl standing. The proposal will be less meaningful if she’s the lucky one standing by the Home Depot proposal pedestal in the middle of the snow-covered wintery tundra. If he’s not sure at this point, she wants to reevaluate their relationship. She’s questioning her judgement.

Seriously. HAS SHE NEVER WATCHED THIS SHOW?

Vanessa gives Nick a chilly kiss good-bye before we’re off to New York City. Our remaining contestants ponder all sorts of things over their hotel balconies:

Raven: I hope Nick’s antibiotic is working.
Rachel: Can I repeat cocktail dresses on my season?
Corinne: I think I’ll nap after a quick bite.
Vanessa: Maybe I can use that scrapbook for kindling in the tundra.

The cameras try to get us to believe that Vanessa is heading into the hotel to end things with Nick before the rose ceremony, but when he answers the door, Andi is on the other side.

Was that the most dramatic “to be continued” in franchise history? How do you think Vanessa is going to handle the rose ceremony? Who are you rooting for whose name isn’t Rachel? Sound off in the comments section!

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Kate Olson
Kate Olson

OMG this is the first time I have read your recaps and that was hilarious and on point!

Tasha
Tasha

Oh my goodness, where have you been for 30+ seasons? You have been missing out! Welcome. (long time reader)

Ann
Ann

Lincee’s recaps are the only reason most of us still even watch this show!

Deebee

So true. I stopped watching for several seasons until I discovered this site. Lincee, ABC should be giving you kickbacks.

Ash V
Ash V

I don’t even watch the show, but I’m obsessed with her recaps!

Kelli
Kelli

When Raven and Nick were rolling around in the swamp, all I could think of was “Keep your mouths closed! E COLI!!!” Ewww.

“It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on.”–best line this week.

I’m afraid Vanessa isn’t going to make it past the hometown visits. I hate it when they keep the rose ceremony until the next week. I think we’ve only got 3 more episodes–the final three, the Women tell all and then the finale the week of March 13. That would set it up if Nick is competing on Dancing with the Stars.

Melissa
Melissa

I’ve had more than my fill of Nick, and I hate to admit it, but I think he’d actually be good on DWTS. Based on his moves in the parade this season (in New Orleans?), it appears he CAN dance! Might be better to watch the guy than to listen to him. Apologies to any Nick fans. He’s just not my cup of tea. Something about him is squirrelly and effeminate.

April
April

one – i’m a little ashamed to see I’m the least productive person today in that I’m the first to comment on your blog because i’ve been waiting for you to post.

two- i’d say i’m almost 100% confident Andi is a red herring but also this whole show seems to be so who knows anymore.

three- why do girls go on this show and act like they have NEVER watched the show.

April
April

*one of the first

tracee
tracee

Im so glad it’s not just me!! I couldn’t wait

Helen
Helen

I thought the exact same thing Lincee, has Vanessa NEVER WATCHED THIS SHOW??????? Gimme a break. I felt so sorry for Nick having to ask for all of the blessings, so ridiculous…you can tell he feels that way too, and I thought he would bust out and tell all of the parents, particularly Vanessa’s dad that he is forced to do it!! Talk about a couch cushion hiding session for me. Also, when Corinne was telling Nick she loved him, it was the worst acting job ever. She could barely look him in the eye. She actually did better with trying to convince her father. So MUCH of this show is FORCED. And I thought this season would be different… Does anyone else have the feeling that Rachel might have been a forced elimination so that ABC could have their first black Bachelorette?????

Reno
Reno

I’m confused. Was that Vanessa’s brother with the strong French accent?

Debra
Debra

I thought the grandmother was speaking Italian and thought Vanessa’s dad was the French speaker., so the brother may speak French like his father.

Helen
Helen

I thought Dad had an interesting cross of a Italian and French accent (probably an Italian immigrant, with French as his second language, English his third), and brother having strictly a French accent with English and Italian being his second and third languages respectively. Same with the sister, who seems to have a less strong French accent. Vanessa has a bit of one too.

Rose Nyland
Rose Nyland

Yes, the grandma was speaking Italian

Kelli
Kelli

They live in Quebec, so the entire family is probably French speaking, in addition to speaking Italian, since her maternal grandparents are Italian.

Melissa
Melissa

The family have an accent that is very typical of Italian Montrealers (I know because I am one). They are not a French speaking family, not all people that live in Montreal are French speaking…

Leslie
Leslie

“It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on.” – TOO FUNNY and perfect as always – Thanks for a great recap

Kay
Kay

Best line for sure!

Cheryl Moore
Cheryl Moore

Agree

Jennifer
Jennifer

I love your posts! I wait everyday Tuesday, refreshing it!! You were shot on (as always). The line “I wanted him to ask Nick to give him a word, any word, so he could tell him that it was Greek. I also wanted him squirt Windex on the zit on Nick’s forehead. He didn’t do either of those things.” I literally laughed out loud.

Jackie Wagon
Jackie Wagon

I liked the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” reference. 🙂

Bri
Bri

Jennifer, if you go to inoreader.com, you can subscribe to Lincee’s feed, then you never have to keep refreshing the screen, as it will automatically pop up as soon as Lincee posts anything! I keep one tab with inoreader open, and then go about my day. As soon as a new post appears, you will see a number in brackets right on the tab, indicating that you have a new post. It’s awesome!

Debra
Debra

Great recap. When I saw Vanessa’s sister I thought, “Will Lincee call her Celine Dion?” Yep.

After watching last night’s episode I’m wondering if the producers began to dislike Nick during the shooting and are showing that through their awful edit of the show. Did you notice when Nick and Papa O were speaking, the background flipped between dusk and night over and over again? That’s either lazy or I-don’t-give-a-hoot editing.

I also thought the final scene – when Vanessa was teaching Nick some Italian – was funny and cute and showed Nick to be charming. Was there not more of that during the filming? Nick, as depicted on this season, is the Least Interesting Man in the World. Maybe that’s the reality and that final scene was a one-off.

In any case, it’s over soon and then we get Rachel!

Natalie
Natalie

And also when Nick and Raven were quad biking, then climbed the grain bin filthy and then shot back to them rolling around in the swamp/field/cesspit! Yep I think everyone’s given up on this season! There’s certainly no behind the scenes excitement a la UNreal! lol

Anita
Anita

“It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on.”

Genius. And my nomination for quote of the week. That girl has too big of a life to ever ever ever leave Canada. Her entire world is there. Why she thought it was relevant and/or a good idea to do an AMERICAN Bachelor show I’ll never know (Canada has it’s own). Should he pick her and they get engaged? It won’t work because she literally cannot leave her world. She. Just. Can’t. If he picks her this will end badly. Very extremely embarrassingly (say hello to BiP Trip #…? For Nick) badly.

If I were Nick. I would’ve Kept Rachel and sent Vanessa home. She’s got too big a life in her home and native land to leave it for a man. Any man.

Helen
Helen

Vanessa is also an actress which is conveniently left out. Nick lives in LA now. Methinks she has stars in her eyes, and you won’t get too far with that in Montreal! However, I do believe she would miss her family and students.

Kay
Kay

The Bachelor Canada isn’t as widely seen by everyone. She’s looking for fame.

Jane
Jane

THE LEECHES. That was my first thought with the swamp kissing. Makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.

The dads are always my favourite part of hometowns – this season was no exception. I thought that Vanessa definitely takes after her father in terms of challenging Nick to give a straight answer. Poor guy had a bit of a hard time thinking on his feet.

Best line? I’ll have to agree with a bunch of previous commenters: “It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on.” Thanks Lincee!

yank
yank

I agree with everyone on Lincee’s “….I’m sure her heart will go on…” But I noticed no one mentioned the “Nick answers in the affirmative…” line. that was a laugh out loud line.

Jane
Jane

I’m afraid that one went over my head… Explain?

LizzieB
LizzieB

Leeches, or, potentially much worse… brain eating amoebas!! Clearly Nick has no idea what he’s getting into when it comes to southern standing water…

ejs
ejs

I thought the same thing! Eek!

Rperry
Rperry

I couldn’t get over how many times Nick said, “I respect (your daughter, these women, etc.)”. Would have been a good drinking game if I’d known in advance.

Liza
Liza

….and since I have it recorded and haven’t actually seen the episode yet, I think I WILL make it a drinking game! Yay for a Tuesday night party by myself!

Islandchic
Islandchic

Now I’m tempted to re-watch it again tonight JUST to play the drinking game.

Jenna
Jenna

Am I the only one who thought ABC remodeled Raven’s parents’ house prior to hometowns? Somehow that decor seems a bit out of touch for Hoxie, AR.

Vanessa is the most likable and really seems to have her crap together. I’m afraid she’ll be in the direct aftermath of this season…but she’ll get a nice Neil Lane as consolation prize!

Best line: her heart will go on.

Anita
Anita

In past seasons, they didn’t do the meet the family at the family’s home but at a rental property the show set up for them. This may be one of those incidences. Some folks (your brother’s a cop for instance) just don’t need the world knowing where they live.

baseballmama
baseballmama

its Hoxie Arkansas. Everybody already knows where everybody lives. haha

Babs
Babs

I thought the same thing for a minute about Ravens’s house and then I remembered Raven owns a trendy boutique so, I bet she decorated it at some point before she left. Looked like they were in her bedroom at one point so I wonder if she still lives with her parents. Per speculation! I just remember past Bachelorette’s from fairly modest homes where it did not look like they made any attempt to decorate, so I don’t think they do that as a rule.

Babs
Babs

That’s pure speculation, darn multi tasking!

Donna Long
Donna Long

I couldn’t get past all the open drawers in the bedroom that were reflected in the mirror. And speaking of bedrooms, do none of these homes have a kitchen or other room that they can speak in? All the lying in bed creeps me out.

Shannon
Shannon

Yes! I was thinking the same thing. I found myself checking out the decor and furniture the whole time, it didn’t seem to fit. I thought they remodeled too! I even lost track of what they were saying ha!

Christine
Christine

I hate to admit it but I wondered if Raven’s parents’ home had been redone too, Jenna.

Grace
Grace

Love the website, but this comment screams profiling and prejudice. What, in small town Arkansas no one has a nice house?

MinnesotaNice
MinnesotaNice

No, it really just looked too “canned” for anywhere! I noticed too!

Christine
Christine

Yes! It looked like houses on the real estate market that are staged to help sell them. I hate to think the show would stage someone’s parents’ house but I bet they did. I also bet they wouldn’t admit it.
This has been some season.

CLF
CLF

People in small town America still have access to any type of decor and professional decorators… Although, since people still seem to think we don’t wear shoes and drive tractors to school– I shouldn’t be surprised at these comments. Ha! 😉

baseballmama
baseballmama

well, it is FFA week, so there are tractors in the school parking lot this week. I live in a town half the size of Hoxie, on the Missouri side of the Ozarks. Our relatives from the west coast have all kinds of strange ideas about how we live.

Arkwhaler
Arkwhaler

I will vouch that no one in Arkansas would make out in a rice field. Rediculous.

votemom
votemom

i thot the same thing about raven’s house jenna.

EBro
EBro

The decor was so generic, it sure seems like they redecorated before the cameras came in. Most homes have at least one family photo or old-fashioned trinket with sentimental value laying about.

I do wonder how often they just use some other house. Many people live in homes that are just too small to put a TV crew in.

Babs
Babs

They have said in the past that they will sometimes use a relatives home , but I doubt they ever go in and decorate for the parents. I just remember Ashley’s house in Maine and several other far more modest homes. I think it’s just been awhile, it seems the last couple of seasons the home towns have been in fairly affluent homes. I think Raven decorated that house before she left in case she got that far. Clearly she watches the show unlike Vanessa!

Deebee

Lincee, hilarious recap as always!
I’ve had enough of Vanessa and her acting like she is the only “contestant” on the show. Also from what was shown, her hometown date looked boring as hell. Also I thought it was inappropriate for her to introduce Nick to her students as her boyfriend — and totally inappropriate to have them see photos of “their teacher” in a bikini, kissing Nick, etc., etc.
I must say I can’t wait for this season to be over. It feels so scripted and Andi showing up is absolutely ridiculous. Also watching Rachel knowing she is done is too stupid.

Kay
Kay

YES. Thank you!

Even Corinne doesn’t act like nobody else has a chance. She gags at the thought of him dating three other girls but she knows it’s his choice and she has to fight for him. Vanessa thinks he has to fight for HER and she just doesn’t seem to get that she’s not the greatest thing on earth.

Kris
Kris

I think Vanessa is the best person on the show this season; intelligent, actually has a job, beautiful and seems sophisticated. I hope he picks her.

Mari
Mari

Her students are adults and Montreal is much more liberal in attitudes about relationships so I don’t think it would be viewed as inappropriate for the students to see them kissing, in swimwear and definitely not an issue to call Nick her boyfriend.

Deebee

For me it is nothing to do with being liberal……………we’re pretty liberal here too on the west coast of British Columbia. It is the fact that they are “special needs” students —. I work with vulnerable populations. I admire the work Vanessa does and bless her heart for doing it.
On a funny note, Nick isn’t her boyfriend…………….yet……………

Karen
Karen

It’s been six weeks, Celine. I’m sure her heart will go on. Hilarious.

Gina
Gina

I could NOT agree more about the whole “has Vanessa never watched the show before?” commentary. I mean… honestly… how are you SHOCKED that he also asked the other parents. You know you’re on The Bachelor, right? The show where your “boyfriend” WILL be dating/looking to potentially marry other women… I mean, did she forget about the girls she’s been LIVING WITH for the past 6 weeks?

I love Vanessa, but that whole thing was so irritating to me… a “game changer”.. I’m so sure! THIS IS WHAT YOU SIGNED UP FOR.

Deebee

Vanessa was my pick early on but I’m pretty much done with her now.

Babs
Babs

I personally have come to the opinion that Vanessa has only becoming the next Bachelorette in mind. This was all filmed before she realized the gig was Rachel’s. She is setting up her removal from the show so they consider her.

Angela Neal
Angela Neal

Spot on Gina!!