Bachelor Peter Recap: The women tell each other off

Women Tell All is a strange phenomenon of a show. One might surmise that a DVR which touts 120-minuets of ladies sharing all the things is television just begging to be watched. One might be wrong. 

The good news is that the producers set the bar really high with a theatrical rose ceremony worthy of our time and hearty helping of champagne. Is Madison going to join her fellow contestants at the Home Depot pillar? Or will she traipse off into the shire looking for lords and rings? 

No one knows. Certainly not Peter. The bachelor wipes his snotty nose and hiccups like a toddler who has just been denied a second cookie when Our Host Chris Harrison whispers an ominous, “Have you seen her since she walked away after learning you had been intimate with other women?” 

The true travesty here is the b-roll footage of Hannah Ann choosing her favorite silver fringed flapper dress and glossing her lips for optimum network shimmer. And then there’s Victoria who chooses a clingy, white satin, shift dress that would only look good on a body like hers. 

My point? Peter’s meltdown is a flashing neon sign that this guy is in love with Madison. 

My other point? Peter’s relieved reaction as Madi walks up looking killer in a red dress is a one way ticket for anyone else vying for his love back to the mother country. 

The first rose goes to Hannah Ann. Again, she’s a sure thing. She’s safe. And he knows that life with her will be pleasant until they both decide to go their separate ways after they open a club in Vegas and make an appearance on Dancing with the Stars

When he asks Madison if she will accept the second rose, Peter follows her lackluster “yeah” with an “are you sure?”

No, Peter. She’s not sure. She conflicted. She said she was going to walk, yet she didn’t and now she’s one step closer to being the future Mrs. The Pilot. 

Victoria walks away with Peter to sit on the traveling bench, even though her dress is not built necessarily for sitting. He explains that everything was real, but his heart was further along with the girl who smiles all the time and the girl who doesn’t believe in fantasy suites. 

Victoria is indifferent. There were a few tears spilling down her cheeks as the declaration “it is what it is” issued forth from her mouth twice. 

The scene switches to the women telling all sorts of things and at the same time telling us nothing. I sifted through the thirty minutes of indiscernible bickering in order to briefly recap what we learned:

  • Sydney prides herself on being a good judge of character and still believes that something is fake about Alayah. 
  • Alayah admits that she’s obnoxious and loud all the time. Shouldn’t that cancel out her fakeness? She’s also very Liza with a Z in her black sequined jumpsuit. 
  • Kelsey never said she wasn’t sober. She also admits that she handled Champagne-gate irrationally. 
  • Because Kelsey is making crying cool again, Ashley I-Lashes presents her with a big bottle of champagne as a thank you for representing the emotional girls out there. Kelsey cries at the gesture. 
  • Tammy: “We were all swapping saliva with the same guy. Of course it’s my business.”
  • Kiarra knows that Mykenna is truly annoying because she’s a nanny and witnesses this behavior all the time.
  • Tammy claims Mykenna “spread her legs” every time a camera showed up. Mykenna counters with an invitation for Tammy to come to Canada where they treat people with kindness and respect. It was a legitimate Canadian burn if you think about it.
  • The new show “Listen to Your Heart” is undoubtedly going to be a hot mess of minor chords served on sheet music. I will be watching.
  • Kelley and Natasha are absent from the panel. They were (allegedly) not invited to participate in Women Tell All which seems weird. 
  • Victoria wears her favorite crimson red power suit, proving that she is a professional former contestant. She forgets the blouse and has her tailor trim the pants into shorts. Ann Taylor would be so proud. She actually communicates well, owns up to her shortcomings, and keeps her distance during the catty moments of the show. Someone is poised for Paradise. 
  • Victoria would like for you to know that the rumors about her being a home wrecker are untrue. 
  • Peter claims he made a lot of mistakes during his season. He has learned from them and vows to be a stronger man as a result. 
  • Rachel Lindsay addresses the viewing audience about online bullying and how lines have been crossed. The things that people say are awful and it made me uncomfortable. I think that was the point. 
  • Our Host Chris Harrison hints multiple times that no one (EVEN PETER) knows how this season ends. 

So how does the season end? We have Peter standing at the Home Depot pedestal in that sandy colored suit as Our Host tells him “we’ve just learned this news.” We also see him in a hallway tearfully relaying that he is “so so sorry” to someone. I believe he’s in the same shirts as the one where his mother begs him to not let “her” go. 

We can assume that there is no rose ceremony, based on the clues that no one knows what’s going to happen. UNLESS Peter gives someone a rose and they say they’ll think about it and share her answer on live television.

But let’s say there’s not a rose ceremony. Do you think he bids Hannah Ann adieu in the hallway, only to learn later that Madison doesn’t want to participate in a rose ceremony? Or does Madison high tail it out of Australia before any of this takes place? 

And what’s going to happen during After the Final Rose? Does Peter make a decision? Or does someone come back to give their relationship a shot when it’s easier to navigate such things in the public eye? (#sarcasm)

Could it be a heads or tails thing where Peter flips a coin? Is Kelley pregnant and does she phone a friend (read: Harrison) to tell him she is in a delicate form? Does Hannah Ann leave on her own accord because she knows she won’t be chosen based on Peter’s obvious affection for her gal pal Madison? 

In one week, all the questions will be answered!

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Rosa
Rosa
March 3, 2020 2:59 pm

Did anyone else notice Hannah Ann and Victoria all “where is Madi?” at the home depot pedestal? Aren’t they all staying together and didn’t they all get ready together? Surely they chatted!! I honestly have no idea how this is all going to end. Mainly b/c Chris Harrison keeps telling me so. I kinda think Madison bails, but that would be pretty predictable! The WTA was painful. They should have had Rachel come give her speech BEFORE all the girls started clawing at each other at the same time.

Evangeline
Evangeline
March 3, 2020 3:10 pm
Reply to  Rosa

I was thinking the same thing!!! They were bullies themselves and for Tammy to cry that she is being bullied is the pot calling the kettle black!!
The suitcase man now has a name………….but, I don’t remember what it is!!

Stephanie
Stephanie
March 3, 2020 8:46 pm
Reply to  Evangeline

Oh, that’s Paulie.

That I know that without researching it makes me realize I might be more invested in this franchise than I thought.

Missy
Missy
March 4, 2020 5:27 am
Reply to  Stephanie

They had someone new this season- Barstool Trent! He asked to do it a few years ago and finally got his shot. And viewership was up for his episode something like 15%! For 3 seconds of screen time! His following is huge, and the overlap between the sports world and the bachelor world is surprisingly high.

FaninAZ
FaninAZ
March 3, 2020 3:19 pm
Reply to  Rosa

I’m sure the Madi delay was completely manufactured – they had her car take a few laps around the block, and made sure V and H-A could both see Peter pacing the fields waiting for her.

Kathy Clepper
Kathy Clepper
March 3, 2020 3:27 pm

I agree with Rosa, Rachel should have had the bullying speech before the giant cat fight that was WTA. And how about the producers of this show…I believe they need to own the fact that they are bullies to every contestant that has ever been on Bach/ette. Sadly, that will never change, but don’t cry fowl when you are contributing to the problem. As far as the final goes, Madi may turn up to give it another chance at dating but did anyone else notice the sheer terror in Hannah Ann’s eyes when she was confronted with questions from Peter’s… Read more »

Ann
Ann
March 3, 2020 5:38 pm
Reply to  Kathy Clepper

Amen, sister. I thought it was SO disingenuous of Chris Harrison and the other producers to have Rachel on to talk about bullying, after all the manipulations they do with the participants season after season (“villain” story lines, sleazy fantasy suite scenarios, having the three final girls stay together this season, egging on rivalries – and on and on). The timing last night was ludicrous.

Lexie
Lexie
March 3, 2020 4:31 pm

Okay. My original thought was that Madi didn’t come back and Peter chased her (without a fence jumping) to apologize. Because she DID come back thus demonstrating a level of forgiveness… because the producers like to make a big deal out of nothing… my new theory is Madi leaves for a family emergency. Maybe their parakeet dies. And his apology is actually him offering his condolences. The timing of the parakeet’s funeral rendered her unable to have her final date in Australia and spend time with Peter’s parents- which is why we see his mom beg Peter to go her… Read more »

Dee
Dee
March 3, 2020 6:50 pm
Reply to  Lexie

NOT THE PARAKEET!!! Say it ain’t so! Bahaha Interesting theory . . .

Allia
Allia
March 3, 2020 7:17 pm
Reply to  Lexie

That’s an interesting theory, and would explain the whole “nobody knows what will happen” thing. That said, I hope everyone is okay, nobody died, and the show is just blowing something nonsensical out of proportion.

I wonder how Hannah Ann must be feeling watching Pete chase Madison. Maybe she’s the one who leaves because she doesn’t wanna be the default pick.

KarenD
KarenD
March 4, 2020 7:15 am
Reply to  Allia

Allia, yes! That’s in interesting thought that Hannah Ann leaves of her own accord. When Peter was giving Madison the rose, they showed a shot of Hannah Ann, and it looked like she may have been crying or some sort of upset. Maybe she sees how much more he’s into Madison?

KarenD
KarenD
March 4, 2020 7:12 am
Reply to  Lexie

Watching the previews for next week, I thought there may have been a family emergency as well. We’ll see…

Grace
Grace
March 3, 2020 4:50 pm

Bachelor in Paradise is going to be an extra special train wreck with a bunch of young 20’s girls and late 30!s guys. Cannot wait

Laura
Laura
March 3, 2020 6:57 pm

The bullying conversation from Rachel was so hypocritical. These shows stir the pot to take bullying to it’s highest levels. I mean- I just couldn’t believe they did this…and people are so gullible they are going to say “Oh yes ABC….that’s right!” Tammy behaved horribly, just horribly, and she has real anger issues. I hope for her sake, she can get some much needed help. I’m not sure who Peter will pick in the end, but as nice as Hannah Ann seems she doesn’t seem mature enough to get married. I think Peter really has a connection with Madison. She… Read more »

Allia
Allia
March 3, 2020 7:20 pm
Reply to  Laura

They really should have brought Rachel on before the claws came out. That was probably one of the cattiest WTA to date.
That said, some of the online comments are truly awful.

Jill
Jill
March 3, 2020 10:11 pm

Who is Kelley?

Erinn
Erinn
March 3, 2020 10:35 pm
Reply to  Jill

She left the week before hometowns so she made it pretty far into the season.

Kelly fan
Kelly fan
March 5, 2020 5:32 pm
Reply to  Jill

The most “real” woman I have ever seen on this show… perfect for real life, not the Bachelor franchise!

Susan
Susan
March 3, 2020 10:34 pm

I am really interested to see how next week plays out. Peter’s feelings for Madison do seem real. I just don’t see the same intensity with Hannah Ann. However Madison has some serious reservations that can’t be fixed in a week. Maybe they just need to date for a while. Although I wonder how long our horn dog Peter can stay in a relationship without sex. The segment with Rachel reading the mean messages to these girls was shocking. I can’t imagine being on the receiving end of that. I do think Tammy needs a long hard look in the… Read more »

Sara
Sara
March 4, 2020 9:35 am

I agree with everyone else that ABC lecturing people on bullying is rich. Some of the messages the contestants get are truly horrible, but ABC encourages the drama and the bachelor producers bully the contestants for a living. So save the speech, thankyouverymuch. Anyway. Tammy really got worse as the season went on, didn’t she? She behaved like a really awful person on the WTA. I think Victoria F. actually really represented herself well. And while I never hated her like a lot of people do, the WTA actually made me like her a bit. Finally, if I have to… Read more »

Stan the Cat
Stan the Cat
March 4, 2020 12:34 pm

I know we’re now banned from saying anything mean, so let me doctor my thoughts on Madison substantially. Madison’s choice of eyelash treatment don’t seem to fit her sporty demeanor too well. Although, it worked for Tammy Faye Baker, also super Christian, so, whatever. The whole ultimatum that’s she produced is really off-putting. Firstly, got to be with JC, then you can’t be with anyone else. The show follows a fairly straight forward script, and he’s known to enjoy sex. There’s not too much wrong with that, and it doesn’t make him a pervert. It makes him human, and not… Read more »

Stan the Cat
Stan the Cat
March 4, 2020 12:37 pm
Reply to  Stan the Cat

I don’t want to say anything overtly mean, anyhow. I thought the segment addressing hate was entirely pertinent, and I was tearing up throughout the whole portion of the show. Actual tears for humanity. Grown male(debatable), married, age 49.

OKCBecky
OKCBecky
March 4, 2020 5:31 pm

Wait, what? Kelley pregnant? Did I miss something?

Donna
Donna
March 5, 2020 7:43 pm

Victoria. P. ….the queen of cliches …here’s a few: Seriously.? I can’t! I just ..Stop! Are you kidding me? And this oldie but goodie It is what it is.

Donna
Donna
March 5, 2020 8:10 pm
Reply to  Donna

Or Victoria F. I get them confused.

Pp2020
Pp2020
March 6, 2020 6:41 pm

Victoria’s barely there red “suit” and her ability to formulate an actual conversation didn’t warm Peter’s heart. It was ICY! Perhaps he is still processing the Cosmo controversy. Surprised they didn’t ask if she wanted to set the record straight…

Kel
Kel
March 10, 2020 9:41 am

I saw on Natasha’s IG that she was invited to WTA, but that she couldn’t make it. I have no idea about Kelley. I think she was so different than the other girls on this show and was sick of the drama.

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