The Bachelor Recap: Bumper and Grind

The Bachelor Recap: Season 22, Episode 2

The producers over at The Bachelor are not messing around. All caution has been thrown to the wind. They are taking the road less traveled. We have gone off the deep end and up is officially down. UP IS THE NEW DOWN, PEOPLE!!!

How else can you explain the uncharacteristic behavior of this season? Let’s take the fact that Arie is an oldie but goodie from five years ago. Choosing him as the official rose giver was as non-traditional as the day is long. But to have two back-to-back one-on-one dates? Inconceivable. And a visit from Uncle Neil’s valet and a trip to Scottsdale to meet the Luyendyks? Unbelievable.

Thank goodness we have Our Host Chris Harrison as a fixed presence in this thing we call The Bachelor. He’s as constant as Juan Pablo muttering, “Eet’s okay” or Arie stammering, “You know what I mean?”

We can count on Harrison to be unwavering, resolute, and always devoted even in this new world of willy nilly casting. He’s a hunk of a man who clinks champagne flutes, doles out wise advice to flailing bachelors, announces the final rose, and drops date cards hidden in the back pocket of his tailored jeans with the savvy of a thousand Timberlakes.

And he’ll do so smelling of raw wood, motor oil, and mischief.

As long as Our Host is around to steady the ship, we should be fine. The day someone else walks down the freshly sprayed driveway in an ill-fitted suit to introduce a b-roll package about a girl who just wants to find love at 23-years-old is the day we all boycott this screwball phenomenon we all love to hate.

Who’s with me?

SIMPLE DISCLAIMER
The following information you are about to read is of personal opinion. However, if you or someone you follow on InstaStories happen to personally know, sort of know, is friends with the Orange Theory workout chick who obsessed with Princess Margaret or The Crown 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.

We begin episode two with a clear shot of Bekah’s nips. She’s young and spunky and has no reason to even consider wearing a bra since her boobs are located exactly where they should be. Harrison commands the sunken living room using a lovely baritone to garner the attention of a roomful of women laughing ecstatically at every sentence that comes out of his mouth. He drops the date card and manages to escape the cool front that comes in after it is announced that the Minnesota Publicist Becca K. is the recipient of the first one-on-one date.

Arie arrives to collect her, wearing a maroon leather version of a Member’s Only jacket. He zips her up into his spare jacket while the other girls seethe. Becca waves a genuine good-bye, holds on tight to the stud in front of her, and talks to him the entire time they are barreling down the highway, although he can’t hear a word she’s saying.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manages not to unhinge her jaw and swallow anyone whole. Instead of pouting that she didn’t get the first one-on-one, even though she WAS the recipient of the first impression rose, she chooses to dip into a little psychological warfare with the other girls. Krystal bolts the opposite direction and harps on the fact that motorcycles are very dangerous and she once knew someone who lost a limb. She appeared extremely shocked when one of the brown haired girls told her, “Then it’s probably good that you weren’t on this date.”

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Arie and Becca arrive at the house designated for the bachelor and dine on champagne and edibles dipped in a chocolate fountain. Rachel Zoe shows up and I would bet Chris Harrison’s tie and cufflink collection that Becca has no clue who this woman is, yet she knows she’s supposed to know who this woman is standing before her in a sequins jacket plucked from a wardrobe vault from 1992.

Becca does a great job of feigning adoration and drinks the entire vat of Kool-Aid when Zoe invites her to choose from a selection of Zoe originals to wear to a romantic dinner with Arie that night. She tries on every dress, which is made from metallic lamé or metallic sequins, and parades her banging body in front of Arie while he eats lobster.

Arie chooses his favorite, which is the slinkiest one that resembles a slip, before suggesting that Becca take ALL of the dresses home with her. Sweet Becca is in shock and does a little dance, knowing that her rose ceremony dress selections just doubled.

And if that wasn’t enough, Arie gets down on one knee and asks Becca every question a girl wants to hear: “Would you like this pair of Christian Louboutin Escarpic Spike pumps that cost more than my Harley Davidson?” Becca utters a shaky, “YES” and slips her toes into the suede.

Oh Arie’s not done. As if on cue, a swarthy representative from Neil Lane’s household presents Becca with a collection of diamonds. There’s a necklace, a bracelet, some earrings, so much bling! Arie gushes that Becca can keep it all and Becca is so PUMPED that she dismisses the uneasiness she feels in her stomach when Arie insists on poking the diamond dangle through her ear hole.

Arie totally leans in for the kiss and Becca denies him. I don’t think she was being coy. I just think she was nervous. Becca is one of the most, if not the most, normal one of the group, which makes her stick out like a sore thumb. Arie is patient, smooth, and finally seals the deal when he caresses the two karats hanging from her lobes. His hands make their way to her hair and Becca is done. The pheromones have officially overpowered her discomfort and Arie’s pillow lips have ruined her for any other kiss she will ever receive.

Because Mike Fleiss is an evil genius, he piles all of Becca’s treasures in 14 handled bags and makes her teeter into the sunken living room in her gorgeous lubes, dripping in diamonds. All of the blondes are sooooooo jealous. Annaliese flirts with crying because this stupid moment feels like a bridal shower from hell.

That night, the silver fox matches his Mr. Rogers sweater to his hair. The looks works and he and Becca dine on nothing since their plates full of food are never touched. Becca asks if Arie can “fix her brakes.” Because my mind is constantly in the gutter while watching this show, I thought this was a euphemism for something dirty, so I took to the Google to figure it out. Urban Dictionary to the rescue!

It turns out, Becca legitimately needs her brakes fixed and thinks it’s sooooo manly that Arie can do that for her. #ditto

Back at the mansion, the other girls quiz Brittany on Arie’s kissing abilities. Pixie Bekah quickly points out that Chelsea did a little kissing, too, but the single mom does not snog and tell. No one even tries to disguise their eye rolls, but all squeal with glee when the doorbell rings signifying another date card.

Everyone is completely S-H-O-C-K-E-D when Krystal’s name is called for another one-on-one. She “does her best” to keep the giddiness in check, but “her best” is the definition of gloating. The girls hate her.

Across town, Arie listens as Becca, 27, talks about her previous relationship that lasted seven years. One can’t be sure, but I bet the guy passed her a note in study hall asking if she would check yes or no. Then she shares that her dad passed away from brain cancer. She got through it with her mom and sister, whom she loves. Arie gets weirded out by all the emotional talk, so he wraps up the small talk by asking Becca if she will accept his rose, and his tongue. She agrees to both.

First, I’m confident that Arie smelled her hair. Second, Arie giggles and tells her that he really likes kissing her. Third, he said it feels like the beginning of a relationship.

Do not count Becca out, reader. She’s a strong contender with a shiny wardrobe.

SECOND ONE-ON-ONE
Krystal
Home Is Where The Heart Is

Krystal comes down stairs wearing a grey tank and distressed jeans. Arie picks her up and drives her to an airport, where they hop a plane to go visit Arie’s home town. In her most sultry baby voice, Krystal tells the camera that she feels super special since Arie chose her to see what it would be like if they lived in the same town. This must be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

He points out the willow tree where he had his first kiss. They visit his old high school. He takes her to his house, where she mentally starts redecorating the living room. He shows her his collection of white shirts in the closet and his row of helmets. After, they flip through his baby photo album and watch a few home movies that he has apparently never seen before, based on his reactions.

Well done, ABC Intern.

Then Arie takes Krystal to his parents’ house. Just as I was contemplating if Krystal wished she wore something a little less casual, I was metaphorically slapped in the face by Krystal sitting beside Arie’s mom.

They are the same person, just thirty years apart. Exhibit A:

Bachelor Arie Recap

I have no idea what anyone was saying. I kept staring at the resemblance. Then I considered researching if there is a term, or a disorder, for a guy who is attracted to women who resemble his mother. Surely Freud had something to say about this, right?

Krystal’s voice jerked me right out of that haze. I’m concerned for her. Does she have nodes? I hear the key is early diagnosis. Hopefully she’ll make the courageous decision to have that taken care of during Spring Break.

That night, Krystal greets Arie in a dress she should have worn to meet the mom…HOLD UP. Nope. Strike that. Reverse it. This is not a dress. This is a small tunic at best. I’ve never seen anything so short in my entire life. Her bare butt has to be touching the chair right now. I’m literally mesmerized by this feat of engineering. How is it staying put? Did she double side tape the hem?

Once again, Krystal’s voice pulled me from that mental rabbit trail. I tuned in to her talking about her family. In a nutshell, Krystal didn’t have a great life growing up. Her dad was MIA, and her mom wasn’t the most maternal. Krystal tried her best to take care of her little brother, but was shocked to learn one day that he was living on the street. Her story was tragic. Her tears were invisible.

Arie validates Krystal over and over and over again before giving her the rose. Then he leads her to another room in this beautiful abandoned hotel (?) where singer/songwriter Connor Duermit waits to serenade them with his single “Never Letting Go.

If Fleiss is looking for a fresh, new bachelor…

Krystal lifts her arms to slide them around Arie’s neck and my entire viewing party shouted interjections:

  • “WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE HER BARE BUTT!”
  • “My eyes! MY EYES!!!”
  • “Y’all, it’s literally a tunic. I can’t believe she’s wearing a tunic as a dress.”
  • “I just Googled Connor Duermit. He’s good looking.”
  • “They aren’t leaving any room for the Holy Spirit.”
  • “Why are they swaying like that?”
  • “SERIOUSLY. WE ARE ABOUT TO SEE HER BUTT. There’s no way around it.”

I guess that’s what Black Modesty Boxes™ are for.

The next morning, all the girls gather around Krystal so they can hear about the date. She sort of hints that they went to Scottsdale, but then refrains from divulging anything else. Everyone immediately thinks she’s shady. Mostly because Bibiana tells them this behavior was shady, but I’m sure the young ones would have gotten there eventually.

GROUP DATE
“Let’s Hit Love Head On”
Marikh
Maquel
Tia
Valerie
Annaliese
Lauren G.
Kendall
Pixie Bekah
Jenny
Seinne
Jenna
Caroline
Brittany
Bibianna
Chelsea

That’s fifteen girls, all in tiny tanks and lycra, on one date. One date that consists of ramming one car into the other girls’ cars. This should be fun.

Arie shows up in the demolition derby arena doing some donuts in his car and a little faraway eye flirting with the girls. He hops out of his ride’s window like Bo Duke and explains the rules to the girls. If your car stops running, you’re out. Then he gives them a bunch of spray paint so they can decorate their cars with flowers, dots, and suggestive slurs before he checks out Bekah’s teeny tiny shorts.

The range of enthusiasm varied. The Bibs calls everyone b!tches and laughs at the fact that she doesn’t have a license. Scary. Tia claims this date reeks of “redneck sh!t” and can’t wait to eff things up. Classy. Biblical Bekah has a prophesy that someone will cry. Cue the camera panning over to a weeping Annaliese.

Poor girl. She must have lost someone in her life to a car crash or something. This is Emily Maynard all over again. Remember when Hotter Than Crap Brad Womack made her ride in a race car?

Just like Unsolved Mysteries, the ABC producers walk us through a flashback, recreating the horrific acts that have rendered Annaliese useless. But instead of a tragedy, the scene morphs into a black and white recreation of a faceless kid riding around in bumper cars with the signature circus music playing in the background. Anna had a no good very bad day on a bumper car once.

I didn’t even have time to salute the forward thinking it took for the ABC Intern to procure a legitimate bumper car arena at an authentic parking lot circus. I was too busy waiting for the punchline. Did Annaliese get run over by a bumper car? Did someone knock her so hard she suffered from a concussion? Was she severely shocked by the electrical current running through the system?

Nope. Her car was trapped in a corner.

Now, according to a Tweet from Our Host Chris Harrison, we need to be sensitive to bumper car trauma …

I’m not going to make fun of Anna for sobbing huge tears because she was in somewhat of a gridlock situation as a young child. That would be rude. I’m not going to poke fun of her for feeling what she felt. I’m going to let Jenny do that and watch as the chips fall where they may.

Jenny: I can’t believe she’s crying because of bumper cars. I could care less. I’m going to give her further trauma.

The joke’s on Jenny, because Arie went all chivalrous on the situation and vowed to put his car between Annaliese and anyone who dares ram her from behind. And it would have worked, too, if Brittany hadn’t taken Arie’s car out in the first coupe of minutes.

The crews shoot the quintessential slow motion walk from the dressing room to the course. All the women are in unflattering red coveralls, but they are allowed to let their hair down so the wind can catch it. Arie puts all fifteen helmets on all fifteen heads and then wishes all fifteen women good luck.

Bibs flips people off. Bekah K’s energy is off the charts. Harrison color commentates, and Anna is still crying. Let’s do this.

Ten minutes later, Seinne, who we’ve barely seen on screen, wins the race. She hops on top of her car, chugs her milk like a champ, and hugs Arie. On to the after party!

The girls hobble slowly into the room, nursing strained muscles and whiplash. Poor Brittany doesn’t even make it to the festivities. That’s weak sauce, Brit. Do you think Chelsea would let a few cracked ribs keep her from stealing Arie away first after the celebratory toast? No she would not.

Rocking his third purple ensemble, Arie takes a seat on the hearth of what I will call “the make out fireplace.” He parks it here for the remainder of the night as the girls tag team in and out for some alone time.

Chelsea apologizes for being mysterious before telling Arie about her son. Arie has no problem with being a step-dad and embraces the thought of a little whipper snapper. He licks his lips to make them better and then goes in for the kiss. There was clear and present tongue.

Princess Jasmine finds her voice and calls Chelsea out for claiming she gave up more to come on the show than everyone else. Because a restaurant your mom runs and raising a child are the same thing.

Back at the make out fireplace, Sienne mentions a little known fact that she is a Yale graduate, but it’s no big deal. She’s also traveled the world, is beautiful, and confident in an attractive way. Arie kisses her, because that’s his default, but it’s clear that he is intimidated by the fact that this woman is the real deal. It wouldn’t surprise me if she doesn’t last much longer, which is a shame. Sienne has bolted up the ranks in my opinion.

I should also point out that The Bibs is highly irritated by the fact that she hasn’t had any alone time with Arie. As the alcohol flows freely, and the girls hover around the bachelor like vultures, our resident hot tamale from Miami becomes more and more agitated. Her nerves are so frazzled that she refuses to even try and meet with him because she’s in such a bad mood.

Someone is overtired. Or hangry.

You know who isn’t overtired or hangry? Bekah. She’s a fetus who can dine on sugar water and function on two hours of sleep at night. She’s about as energetic as ever when she meets up with Arie at the hearth. His demeanor immediately changes as he whispers sweet nothings into her ear, like, “Who’s your barber?”

Talk is cheap with these two and it doesn’t matter that he has no hair to grab on Bekah’s head. Their chemistry is so off the charts that they don’t even talk anymore when they are alone. These two make out for a solid thirty seconds with nothing but tongues darting in and out with the smooth beat of a Cinemax After Dark playlist bumping in the background.

Alas, Sienne gets the rose. Chelsea is livid. Bibs is frustrated. And Bekah finds solace laying her head down in someone’s lap like a child.

ROSE CEREMONY
Arie’s first order of business is to check on Brittany. Her neck may be a little sensitive thanks to the whiplash, but nothing can stop her from displaying the ladies loud and proud.

He ditches Brit for Bekah. He admits that he didn’t know if she was into him until that epic kiss the night before. They close talk for two minutes before they go at it again. He likes that she’s bold, energetic, and charismatic. She promises to be simple, with no drama, and easy to please. He rewards this statement with a quick make out sesh against a brick wall.

I know. Some of you are wondering why that moment wasn’t recorded in all caps. I think it’s because we didn’t see the lead up to the brick wall moment. We were just there. I like my brick wall with a little tease. Is that so bad?

Newsflash: The Bibs is still upset she hasn’t scored any alone time.

Krystal interrupts Arie’s time with Lauren B. (I know, who?) because she came here to connect with Arie and it doesn’t’ matter that she already has a rose. Duh. The best part about this entire scenario is that she greeted the bachelor, as he’s still holding hands with LB, with a node-infused “Hiiiiiiiiiii Babyyyyyyyyyyyy.”

Kendall breaks out a seal, which Arie thinks is an otter, and later shows him a fruit bat in formaldehyde. Bless. Her. Heart.

Princess Jasmine plays Truth or Dare and asks Arie the color of his underwear. You’d think she would have come up with something a little more creative since she’s like a shooting star that’s come so far and she can’t really go back to where she used to be.

Newsflash: The Bibs finally got her alone time, but was interrupted by Krystal. You know, Node Girl who already has a rose AND already had some alone time with Arie.

Allow me to transcribe the conversation that went down after Krystal returns to the living room:

Bibs: You have a lot of balls coming to sit down by me.
KK: Whatever do you mean?

Bibs: You already have a rose and you already talked to him and you interrupt ME?
KK: But I asked you if it was okay.

Bibs: I’m sorry. When you can learn to speak to me like a normal human being, and not in a fake tone, then we can have a conversation.
Lincee: SHE HAS THE NODES.
KK: Look, we are in a situation…

Bibs: You have to be kidding me! Stop talking!
KK: But I have a connection with him. And I checked with you before I sat down.

Bibs: CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CHECK OTHER PEOPLE.
KK: I don’t want to upset you or anyone else.
Lincee: That train has left the track, nodes.

Bibs: No one is going to respect you in this house after what you just did. I lot of people feel this way. I’m just the voice. MIC DROP.
Lincee: Is mic drop still a thing?

Our Host Chris Harrison walks in with a fabulous purple tie from his collection. Sadly, he didn’t confirm that Arie wouldn’t be wearing the exact same tie that night, so he’s forced to pretend that he thinks “twinkies” as dudes is acceptable in his world. It isn’t.

Roses go to:
Krystal
Becca
Seinne
Maquel
Jacqueline
Bekah M
Jenna
Chelsea
Lauren S.
Tia
Annaliese
Lauren B.
Kendall
Brittany
Ashley
Princess Jasmine
Caroline
The Bibs

Interesting. I think Maquel said one sentence, Jacqueline was brooding and mentally taking notes, Caroline sat around looking pretty, and Lauren S. handed Arie his drink during the cocktail party. Poor Valerie could have been a figment of my imagination and I wasn’t expecting the other Lauren to get the boot so soon. But Jenny’s awful words about Annaliese came back to haunt her.

She tries to be dramatic by walking out without giving Arie the time of day. He runs her down and demands a hug, but she wants a reason for her dismissal. Something more than “I don’t know your name” or “Your waist is too tiny for me.” Poor Jenny admits that she’s experiencing heartbreak for the first time. At 25, I think she’s sad that she has to leave the other blondes and probably won’t have a social media career in her future since she was kicked out on week two.

Arie asks for one more hug, which she gives him without using her arms, and he about faces to go and drink it up with the remaining ladies. He doesn’t have time for her nonsense. There’s so many more faces to kiss and not a lot of time to do it.

What did you think of this episode? Who are your favorites? Can you believe Krystal met Arie’s mom already? And how old do you think Pixie Bekah is? Sound off in the comments!

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Laura
Laura

Another great recap, as always; was literally laughing out loud at my desk during lunch while reading this! 🙂 However, I can’t believe there was no mention of the discussion of how long the Luyendyk’s have been together – 36 years (married for 25). And yet, Arie’s age? 36. That family doesn’t waste any time! Hahaha!

DeeBee

I picked up on that too. 🙂

Laci
Laci

I was confused on that too but then I listened again and I think Arie Sr. was saying that they spent their 20th anniversary where the little brother got married but that they had been married for 36 years. So that still means they didn’t waste any time but I do think they’ve been married as many years as he is old.

Tina
Tina

Fantabulous recap as always! Thank you Lincee! BabyK needs a hairbrush….her hair (extensions??) look like a hot mess! I think Pixie is 20? 21? 22 max! As someone who wears a pixie haircut, I say it’s about time they have a “contestant” with short hair! =)

Suzy

So I read (not this season, but in the past?) that you have to be 21 to try out for the show, which makes sense, there is a LOT of alcohol.

Paktrick
Paktrick

His demeanor immediately changes as he whispers sweet nothings into her ear, like, “Who’s your barber?”

I’m dead.

Missy
Missy

Her voice. I can’t. Her story is actually compelling, and she’s obviously beautiful, she coulda been a contender if not for that fake-as-hell baby voice that makes me want to literally vomit…thinking of watching all her scenes on mute with closed captioning??

alyce
alyce

We totally muted her for a while. Much more enjoyable.

Babs
Babs

100 % agree! She has the most annoying voice that I could forgive if it wasn’t so clearly fake!

Karen
Karen

Seriously. Her voice makes me sick! I cannot bear to watch her or hear it.

Jess
Jess

She kind of reminds me of Britt from Prince Farmer’s season! So annoying

Karen
Karen

This is not a spoiler, but Reality Steve has reported that Krystal lost her voice/was sick for the first few weeks of filming. I still think she’s annoying as sh*t, but at least that isn’t her real voice!

alyce
alyce

Notice that both times Krystal interrupted, it was through that same door. I believe she was lurking there and opening that door every few minutes to see if Arie was there with anyone. She got lucky twice. Also, Krystal has a lot of unresolved trauma and therefore a baby voice. Not nodes.

My watch party believes the bumper car drama scene is top 5 in best moments of bachelor history. And #bumpercartrauma may be real but let’s run that footage side-by-side with Kristina’s footage where she tells Nick about being sent to an orphanage by her mother for eating lipstick and being so grateful she was adopted so she didn’t end up as a prostitute.

Bibiana is funny. A little bit crazy/scary. And absolutely beautiful. She’s 30! She looks younger than practically everyone. And her skin is flawless. I love her. But there’s no way she’s going to last.

LannaB
LannaB

oh my goodness – great point to side by side Kirstina being forced to eat lipstick alone as a child because she was hungry and bumpercart trauma. It reminded me of Reese Witherspoon’s Jump Jump trauma from Four Christmases!

Karen
Karen

Bibs is A LOT to take, but she is definitely enjoyable to watch! She is so naturally beautiful!

debra g
debra g

Hilarious recap! Does anyone else think that Raven 2 looks like Bachelorette Andi? I keep thinking it’s her until she speaks.

Laci
Laci

Oh my gosh yes! She’s looks just like Andi to me too!

Paula Winn
Paula Winn

I think she looks like JoJo.

Lisa
Lisa

I should just copy and paste this whole recap as “my favorite lines”. Also, I am going to add the phrase “pillow lips” to my Bachelor drinking game!
Thanks, Lincee! Freaking hilarious!

Lexie
Lexie

Ahh I feel like this cast is regurgitated! Krystal is Britt from the Farmer’s season. Taxidermy is Ashley S. from Ben’s season. And Pixie Britt, although not from another season, does remind me of Bertie from Swiss Family Robinson.

Loved the comment about the barber!

CarrieJ
CarrieJ

The pixie reminds me of Rizzo from Grease! Ever since she got out of the limo I just see Rizzo!

Tanya T.
Tanya T.

YES!!!! Pixie Britt is Bertie from Swiss Family Robinson!!! Thank you for making the connection for me!!!

Sadie
Sadie

Ahh Roberta!! I could not figure that one out but I think you got it. Krystal also reminds me of Danielle L from Nick’s season with that giggle.

EmilyMeredith
EmilyMeredith

I thought it was HILARIOUS when Jenny said, (upon her exit) “I’m not sad about you. I’m sad about leaving my friends.” Oh yes and that possible opportunity to open a FABFITFUN box on on FB live. #snapsforhonesty

DeeBee

I know and I found it hilarious too that she mentioned something like it was the first time she has been broken up with. News flash Jenny, you weren’t dating the guy!

KELLI
KELLI

Kevin did not like either one of the two one on one dates. I thought it was a little early for the Cinderella date myself. I do like Bekka (long hair). I do not like Krystal, I think she’s there to promote her fitness business. As for the bumper car trauma–my trainer (who watches the show because his girlfriend does) TEXTED me right after she mentioned BCT and said WTF? I was all I KNOW–especially because I have experienced the same (trapped in a corner) only 40 years ago, when I was a pre-teen. I was pretty much over it when my dad bought me some cotton candy. To be fair, I remember being pretty upset then, but IT DIDN’T RUIN MY LIFE.

I was sad that Kevin found both dates (1 on 1) boring because I like Becca No Nips best. Know who I’d like to see on the 2 on 1? Krystal and Chelsea.

Dee
Dee

That would be one entertaining two on one, awesome idea!!!

Jen
Jen

Favorite line: “Princess Jasmine plays Truth or Dare and asks Arie the color of his underwear. You’d think she would have come up with something a little more creative since she’s like a shooting star that’s come so far and she can’t really go back to where she used to be.”

The similarity between Krystal & Arie’s mom on a scale of 1 to 10 would be an 85. It’s uncanny.

Kris

Tink is 22.

lmb
lmb

I read some articles that went into her Instagram to find out her age. I then went to her IG to check it out, and she had DELETED almost everything in the account!!!

Suzy

I love your recaps, you get the exact right tone of loving to hate without being mean (unlike other recapers!)

Krystal had to know she was being annoying, I just don’t get it. Even Arie seemed a little annoyed – or maybe that was just in my dreams. It’s only two episodes, but usually I think I have more a feeling of “who will go far”. Arie is either holding it close to the vest or not very deep.

I knew Bibiana was going to get “the final rose tonight” and SOOO happy that we got at least two weeks that ended with rose ceremonies. Is there a chance Chris Harrison read all my tweets about hating the “to be continued”!?!

Jill
Jill

Right?? I was so excited last night hoping we are back to the way things are SUPPOSED TO BE with the episodes ending after the rose ceremonies! Fingers crossed it stays this way!

Kate
Kate

I also like Becca – she seems pretty normal, especially in contrast to Krystal. I am pretty sure they sent Krystal on the “meet the family” date precisely because she doesn’t have a great family situation. My feeling is that she is already crossed of Arie’s list – too much trouble/crazy there!

Gina
Gina

I said the exact same thing to my girlfriends about Krystal having nodes!! I had them in college so I know the signs and that is EXACTLY what her voice sounds like! She “said” something and I was like “you guys- I’m pretty sure she has nodes!” So glad to have my thoughts validated.

Also- Jenny legit said to him “I’m not sad about you- I’m sad about leaving my friends” and then in her next breath said “I thought I would end up with him”. OKAY JENNY. #buhbye

DeeBee

I think Krystal’s got the vocal fry thing going on and ends a lot of her sentences on a high pitch, such as saying “way ya” instead of just “way.” Drives me a bit bananas. 🙂

Paula K
Paula K

What are nodes??!