Bachelor Matt Recap: Half the Women Tell All

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As with most Women Tell All episodes, I prepared myself for a night full of ruffled feathers and consuming a stiff drink in anticipation of a long episode that could easily have been culled to twenty-five minutes of important information.

What I didn’t expect was the power to go out for three hours, forcing me to retreat to the only other person in my life who still has regular television and a DVR. I want to thank Todd for being a delightful backup. You are the wind beneath my wings.

I’d also like to thank the amazing folks over at Last Night’s Game for sending me the most ADORABLE personalized Oreos with the iHateGreenBeans logo proudly surrounded by sprinkles. To say these people know my love language is an understatement.

Once I finally polished off two (or four) Oreos and settled myself in front of Todd’s big screen, it occurred to me that the feel of this season’s WTA was off. There was a palpable vibe that I sensed through the airwaves. The best way I can describe it is that everyone felt on edge. There was no humor. There may have been a handful of light moments. And all of the women seemed to want to be anywhere else rather than socially distanced, sitting on clear acrylic chairs in an empty studio near Burbank.

Here’s what we learned:

  1. Khaylah can rock a pair of earrings that are the size of frisbees and think nothing of it.
  2. MJ and Jessenia will never share a BeFri necklace. MJ would like you to know that she was kidding when she labeled the “new girls” as the JV team. She also apologizes for her poor choice of words. I never heard her apologize for her unfortunate monochromatic dress that happened to be the same color as her skin and hair, but I haven’t checked social media lately, so that may have occurred in the last few hours. 
  3. Ryan has not, nor will she ever, forgive Victoria for calling her a “ho” on national television. Victoria thinks she’s super sensitive and should get over her “upset-ness.” Why be so emotional, Ryan? 
  4. Victoria apologizes to Katie, who gladly accepts and is ready to move on from this show. Also, if you experienced backlash from your own words, that’s your own karma. (Probably not a wise choice of words, Katie. You should have quit while you were ahead.)
  5. Chelsea tells Katie that death threats are never acceptable. She thinks Katie is the reason why the house was toxic because everything snowballed after Katie told Matt James that the girls were spreading rumors that could ruin a girl’s life.
  6. FYI: What Katie said is true.
  7. HOWEVER, Serena C. is still ticked at Katie and wants to know what she thought she would gain by tattling to Matt James. Katie’s answer? Nothing. She was doing it to be nice. 
  8. Brittany and Abigail wore the same dress. I think it’s the same as the traveling salmon-colored blazer during Hannah Brown’s season. 
  9. Brittany is still not an escort. 
  10. But if you Google her name, the first twenty results would tell you otherwise. 
  11. Anna blames anger and insecurity as the reasons she sabotaged Brittany. She’d also like you to know that Brittany’s old boyfriends and classmates really did message her to say Brittany entertained people for money. So she wasn’t lying, technically. Also, she wants Brittany to know this situation sucks. 
  12. Do you think?
  13. The apology was very scripted, yet it doesn’t matter because the damage has been done. 
  14. ABC did not air a rather interesting looking date titled, “What’s in the box?” Women had to blindly put their hand in a box full of fire crickets or flesh-eating worms, searching for a fake version of Uncle Neil’s engagement rings. What did this accomplish? 
  15. About as much as eating pancakes and drinking beer and shotgunning a raw egg. 
  16. ABC also blessed us by NOT showing us a rousing game of Hide-And-Seek, which lasted seven hours and ended with seven women in a hot tub, waiting for Kit to finally give up wandering through the woods. 
  17. While in the hot seat, Katie tells OHCH that this experience is the hardest thing she’s ever done. She was falling for Matt James and had no idea he treated the other women how he treated her. 
  18. Abigail is a rock star in the deaf community now and proves she has what it takes to be the next bachelorette. That is if you like your lead to be as sweet as saccharine and surrounded by cartoon woodland creatures who help her get dressed in the morning.
  19. Pieper is still bitter about her jilting the week before hometowns. She admits that Matt James has the ability to make every woman feel special, so she gets why she was blindsided. Also, she’s trying to bring Bridgerton fashion to the modern-day world and would love for you, too, to try wearing a corset as a top. 
  20. I will not be doing that, but thank you for trying.
  21. Serena P. stands by her sister’s decision to dump Matt James due to lack of chemistry.
  22. Matt James has a legit beard, complete with oil that makes his whiskers sparkle under the hot studio lights. 
  23. Even though Victoria cries in front of Matt James, he manages to keep his eyes averted from her fully exposed cleavage and apologizes for dropping the ball when it came to her relationship. 
  24. Balderdash. 
  25. Did anyone else notice that Blonde Heather was one of the women on the panel, yet they never cut to her? She didn’t utter a word, but if you look back at the tape, you’ll see her sitting to the left of Katie. She is in NONE of the promo photos from the night. Why is this, do you think?
  26. Mr. Harrison has a much-needed intervention with Matt James. The open eye kissing has to stop. In an adorable fit of admission, Matt James tells Chris that he had no idea this was a major no-no. Harrison takes a poll, and all fifteen ladies agree that Matt James needs to lock it down when making out with a woman. It’s okay to peek, sure, but he must not watch. That’s just creepy. 
  27. The blooper reel was mediocre. 
  28. During the scenes for next week, we see Matt James’ father at the resort. I fear this is the reason Matt James cries uncontrollably in other shots from the finale. 
  29. It seems Rachael is crying a lot during the finale, too. 
  30. What will happen? We must tune in to find out!
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Lee
Lee
March 2, 2021 8:43 pm

Why oh why has the franchise devolved into drama? What ever happened to … uhhh … romance? Fun? A show that is enjoyable to watch?

Dee
Dee
March 3, 2021 2:58 pm
Reply to  Lee

I agree. I only watch to be able to read the recaps. I’m so tired of all the fighting. ABC used to have one good villain to spice things up and the rest of the focus was on trying to figure out who would get the final rose.
I’m also not into Matt as the lead, I think they should have had Mike Johnson. That smile and those eyes. Matt seems like a nice guy but I don’t find him sexy.

Yanet
Yanet
March 2, 2021 10:04 pm

I agree. There was no joy in the room. Perhaps it was the lack of a live audience. Perhaps the women were afraid to speak because they feared offending someone or having their lives destroyed by a Twitter mob. I’ve watched The Bachelor for 15 years but this is probably my last season. I will definitely not be watching ATFR.

lm3js
lm3js
March 3, 2021 4:12 pm
Reply to  Yanet

Same thing I was thinking. This season has been mean. Both on the show and off. I think it may be the beginning of the end for the series. OHCH comes across as genuinely caring about these people, his work and doing the right thing. I’m sad by what has transpired. I probably won’t watch any more for all of these reasons.

Laurie
Laurie
March 4, 2021 4:59 pm
Reply to  lm3js

Same here….what a debacle that woman has caused.

KDS
KDS
March 3, 2021 7:22 pm
Reply to  Yanet

Bullshit you will watch

Laurie
Laurie
March 4, 2021 4:58 pm
Reply to  Yanet

I’m not watching either…heaven forbid anyone say anything these days. “She” did Chris really wrong. I hope she is happy.

Libby
Libby
March 5, 2021 2:52 pm
Reply to  Laurie

If you’re talking about Rachel Lindsay your reaction is truly disgusting.

Cynthia
Cynthia
March 2, 2021 11:08 pm

Am I the only one mystified by Serena C’s dress??

Mary
Mary
March 3, 2021 8:37 am
Reply to  Cynthia

Why do attractive women want to be half naked on national television? Gross…..

Allia
Allia
March 3, 2021 4:44 pm

The bach has officially had all remaining fun sucked out of it. Everything and everyone has gone overly dramatic and political. I get that people can sometimes say and do things that are offensive to others, and it’s not good… but we’ve now gone from telling those people off and forgetting about it, to publically destroying their lives and then making everything about that. I won’t be watching ATFR because it’s bound to turn into a public lecture on morals and values, which I’ve had more than enough of already. Frankly, Lincee’s recaps are the last morsel of entertainment left… Read more »

KDS
KDS
March 3, 2021 7:24 pm
Reply to  Allia

B.S you will watch, you aren’t capable of not watching. Oh so sorry people are being called out for racism, does that offend you?

Julie C
Julie C
March 3, 2021 7:58 pm
Reply to  KDS

Two strange comments from you. ??? In any event, it’s a show which may have run its course. Perhaps and probably because of the producers/showrunners who have taken it far beyond its original premise of ‘’finding love forever after.’’ Most of the girls/women chosen seem to be total opportunists who want to score their place as media marketeers or social provocateurs. And by the way, when did nastiness become a positive trait? Where are all the genuinely nice women who deserve their chance to maybe find a good guy? And vice-versa. There are super people out there and why can’t… Read more »

Julie C
Julie C
March 3, 2021 8:12 pm
Reply to  Julie C

Just to clarify…there were some truly lovely women on the show and we didn’t see enough of them. But the show seems to only want to spotlight the pot-stirrers. For most of us, this is not what we’re looking for.

Laurie
Laurie
March 4, 2021 5:04 pm
Reply to  Julie C

Seriously, who is this twit?

Allia
Allia
March 3, 2021 8:49 pm
Reply to  KDS

No, that does not offend me. But also, I’m not going to make my entertainment revolve around people being racist or anti-racist, or how and how much society should punish the offenders. If you enjoy that, good for you, I guess…

Rosa
Rosa
March 4, 2021 1:48 pm
Reply to  KDS

If we want to talk about racism and being offended we turn on the news or scroll twitter! We don’t watch The Bachelor religiously for the past 20 years. It’s a total escape. I watch every minute of every episode – Paradise, Bachelor, Bachelorette, etc etc etc. They have come to a point where it’s lose lose. Chris H comes back – people will be pissed. He doesn’t come back – people will be pissed. Rachel L keeps preaching and getting offended, but WHAT DOES SHE WANT?? What will satisfy her? Black lead and contestants from here on out? How… Read more »

Libby
Libby
March 4, 2021 2:25 pm
Reply to  Rosa

Yikes dude

Crystal
Crystal
March 4, 2021 3:38 pm
Reply to  Rosa

Perfectly said Rosa!! Just give us our mindless entertainment!

Ann
Ann
March 4, 2021 4:50 pm
Reply to  Rosa

Thank you, Rosa. Hundo!
I am tired of Rachel. Her 15 minutes with me are over.

Laurie
Laurie
March 4, 2021 5:08 pm
Reply to  Rosa

Well said. I knew I did not watch her for a reason.

Laurie
Laurie
March 4, 2021 5:03 pm
Reply to  KDS

It isn’t that woman’s place to call anyone out, and furthermore Chris was NOT being racist. Get over yourself. Who are you to tell someone what they will or will not do.

Libby
Libby
March 5, 2021 2:58 pm
Reply to  Laurie

If you don’t understand why there’s an issue with the things Chris Harrison said, then you have a lot of learning to do and that’s okay. It’s not okay that you’re racist (you are, you literally couldn’t make it more evident) but it’s okay to admit you are and that you could be better and take steps to learn. That’s all anyone is asking of anyone. Y’all get so mad about “cancel culture” when it’s really just “actions and words have consequences” culture, but people of privileged race never had to face them before.

Rosa
Rosa
March 9, 2021 1:35 pm
Reply to  Libby

I really don’t think it’s your place to tell anyone that they are racist, especially people YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW commenting on this post. We just want a regular show back. Less drama. We want to mindlessly watch, then check Lincee’s blog the next day every 30 minutes so that we can laugh about the night’s episode. That’s all! That’s what we want! I’m afraid it’ll never be that way again.

Allia
Allia
March 4, 2021 6:14 pm
Reply to  Allia

For the record, I have nothing against Rachel L. I actually really liked her as the bachelorette and I feel bad for her because she’s under a lot of public pressure to comment on issues, but then she’s also forced to deal with the backlash. I don’t think she intended to “cancel” Harrison… the problem is the self-righteous Twitter mob that doesn’t really know what it wants. Now they’re dumping on Harrison again because his apology is either “too much” or “not enough” to be genuine. Unfortunately I think this is the beginning of the end for the bach. The… Read more »

Libby
Libby
March 5, 2021 2:59 pm
Reply to  Allia

Maybe when people stop saying racist shit and doing racist things, people won’t have to talk about it as much.

FaninAZ
FaninAZ
March 4, 2021 1:51 pm

I still love Katie. If you’re going to make the kamikaze move of outing bad behavior in the house, she went about it the right way by not naming names, and asking him to address it with the group. I think she was motivated by honestly suffering from the mean vibe in the house, and by protecting Brittany from harmful gossip. Period. She wasn’t trying to send anyone home bc of it – which a lot of people do on these shows… and Victoria actually did do that on this season with MaryLynn in an early episode. Matt’s beard was… Read more »

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greenbeansforever
greenbeansforever
March 4, 2021 7:53 pm
Reply to  FaninAZ

All of that! Agree with everything you said, especially about Katie. Oh, and the beard. Matt, please shave.You’re too good-looking to hide your face. I too grew to like Kit and hoped she’d get time to chat with Matt at the WTA since she left voluntarily just like Serena P.

FaninAZ
FaninAZ
March 5, 2021 3:00 pm

I think the beard could have worked if it was trimmed a lot closer to his face. His haircut being so short just made the beard look way too huge. Plus, seriously – we wanna see his cute face!

Judith
Judith
March 4, 2021 9:23 pm

The beard is horrible.

janis young
janis young
March 11, 2021 8:03 am

I wondered who’s blonde head that was! Thank you!

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