Well, hello there. 🙂
It’s episode three of The Bachelor and I’m gearing up for some girl drama because we all know Ben isn’t going to provide any.
It started out with a few of the girls trying to be polite while they gossiped about Olivia. They were soft spoken and said they want to connect with her, but gosh darn it, they just can’t.
Olivia, once again, was not wearing any make-up and she does not look at all like the same person as when she is wearing make up. I mean, it’s WEIRD!
Who is this girl? Like, really?
The girls learned Lauren B. got the first one-on-one date. She is super cute, and soft spoken, and looks good with or without make up, if you were wondering. She is also a flight attendant and that’s all we know. The date card said something about the sky being the limit meaning it’s time for LET’S GO ON A STUNT PLANE AND DO TWISTS AND TURNS AND LET’S STALL, TOO!
UGH. Meanwhile, Lauren B. is a flight attendant so other than the stunts, she was fine. In fact, she said flying with Ben took her nerves away and she felt so content and they kissed. Blah blah blah.
Afterwards, they ended up in a meadow or the desert or some sort of landscape situation with a hot tub. In the middle of nowhere. Ben said he knew it was cheesy, but hey, there’s a tree over there, why don’t you go change into your swimsuit and I’ll pretend not to look?
Insert steamy hot tub scene with kissing and sound effects of kissing. Then throw up.
Back at the house, Caila had a bit of a breakdown when she realized for the first time that this was a different type of dating situation and that there are other girls there and he could actually break her heart.
Um. Yes. Did you not realize this when you filled out all the psychological and mental health paperwork? (Not that I know about the paperwork — I’m just guessing.) Did you not realize this dating situation is The Bachelor??
Back to Lauren B. and Ben — they went to dinner and it turns out that she is just a normal girl. A NORMAL girl with a normal family who wants to give her kids the same wonderful childhood that she had. Let’s all say it together now:
I hate to jump the gun, but I think I like this girl.
Ben thought she was super special so he decided to tell her that right before the show, his dad had to have triple bypass surgery (yikes) and how it taught him that his mom loved his dad? Or something like that? I don’t know. I’m sure he made it sound better, but all I kept thinking was I know my mom loves my dad, I don’t need my dad to have triple bypass surgery to realize it, no thank you.
And then Ben opened a door and voila! It was another private concert.
Over it. O-V-E-R it. But Lauren B. ate it up and *thinks* that she could fall in love with him. Dramatic sigh.
The group date was next. The girls went to the Los Angeles Coliseum to play soccer. Ben wanted to see how the girls acted towards one another, if they had good attitudes, etc.
Excuse me, Ben. EXCUSE ME. I would not have a good attitude if you were flirting with someone else and dating someone else and just standing there doing nothing because I hate to say it, but Ben is boring. What about Ben’s attitude? Huh? No, sir.
NO SIR, I said.
There were a couple of professional women soccer players to help coach the girls, and then, of course, the girls were split into two teams and the winners would get to have a cocktail party with Ben while the others went back to the mansion.
The game was intense. Not. I barely watched. Sorry. Ben acted as if it was the Super Bowl. The “Stripes” won and the “Stars” lost. Basically, all you need to know is that Olivia’s team won.
They changed and had cocktails. Olivia stole him right away, of course. She said she felt it was mutual – that Ben wanted time with her just as much as she wanted time with him.
The girls were upset so they started making fun of Olivia’s toes. Her toes! TOES! For real!
But that’s okay. Olivia said perfection was lame. And I have to agree.
Ben met one on one with a bunch of girls and Amber obsessed over the fact that she needed time. She wouldn’t shut up about it. As soon as she got time with him, she basically attacked him and kissed him and then felt that it meant something.
It must have, too, because Ben gave Amber the rose. I honestly didn’t see that coming. But Olivia was fine with it, don’t ya know. When Ben stood up, he used her leg “to push off of” and that was a sign for her. And Ben knows that she “gets” his signs. He also pushed off on the leg of the girl on the other side of him, but that’s neither here nor there. It’s Olivia’s world and we’re just living in it.
The next day was Jubilee’s one on one date. She didn’t believe she was his type, and she just couldn’t believe she was getting a one on one! OH MY! Scream, cry a little, make the other girls who won’t get any time with Ben jealous. Fine.
When Ben arrived, Jubilee told him he was twenty minutes late and that she wasn’t excited for the date. I truly think she was trying to be cute and sarcastic, or even maybe aloof . . . but it didn’t come out right. When a helicopter (YES, a helicopter) showed up, Jubilee made sure everyone knew that she was afraid of heights and then proceeded to yell out Does anyone want to go on my date? which did not go over well with the other girls AT ALL, as you can imagine.
They flew to a spa (Jubilee’s nerves lessened in the helicopter because Ben’s hand was on her knee – be still my heart). The spa was gorgeous and exactly my type of date. There were snacks to start out with which is always a plus, and they tried caviar. Not exactly my type of snack, considering I prefer Cheetos, but whatever. Jubilee had to spit hers out which is really romantic, along with the fact that she said her go-to food was hotdogs. (I wouldn’t tell Ben about my love for Cheetos until he was down to the final four. Just saying)
They played shuffleboard and she called him white boy and he laughed so then they had a big ole discussion about it in the hot tub – how she feels he’s uncomfortable a lot and he needs to relax . . . and how she is there to help him do that.
I think a lot more was said, but all I noticed was this camera angle, and is it just me or do these wine glasses look gigantic?
So, whatever. They kissed and he seemed into her. At dinner, they talked about her past and how her whole family died, and so she experiences guilt. She was emotional and it was sad. 🙁 Ben said all the right things and gave her the rose. He really likes her.
Back at the mansion, none of the girls could believe that Jubilee was back. It was shocking. (not really)
There was a ton of tension in the house. But then Ben showed up and let the girls know that two people close to his family had just died in a plane crash. Geesh! This episode was sad!
Kimberly Love says
I really liked Olivia on the first night but now I can't stand to look at her or her cankles! What is it with these girls who get the first impression roses (remember Britt last season?? Ufh!!!). I personally love Amanda and hope they have a connection when he finally has some time with her!
Patty Rutenbar says
Even though Jubilee already had a rose, I did like that she gave him a massage. I think she truly was trying to help him with his pain. Where as Olivia wanted him to feel HER pain. She has to go! Ben needed some comforting, so I'm ok with Jubilee grabbing him. I usually don't feel that way, because she did have a rose already, but I think her main objective was to make him feel better.
Cat Wilson says
I love that The Bachelor is being broadcast here in Australia mere hours after the US as now I can reeaaally enjoy Talk About It Tuesday. Lauren B is a cutie and I think she and Ben have a little somethin'-somethin' going on. Olivia is all about Olivia so I'm getting over her pretty quickly. Lace leaving was a complete shock, but after her annoying behaviour, I was pleased to hear her say how she needs to be happy within herself first. It's shaping up to be an interesting season!
Great recap! I thought I liked Olivia at first… But my goodness. The tearing up over her cankles when he is mourning?!?! I just can't even begin to understand. I like Lauren B. She's a front-runner for sure. I was shocked by Amber's catty behaviour… What is she thinking? And Lace… Jeepers. I'm thinking "go home and work on myself" means, "I've had enough television exposure and drama to get the attention of the guy I want back home…" Fun fun. I'm so glad you write these posts! Enjoy the rest of your week!
Yikes. Just READING about the girl drama made me want wine! I'm so thankful for my life! Thanks for the recap!
Laughter and Consistency
April Jones says
I just saw a SNL skit from this weekend that totally makes fun of our adorable, but boring bachelor. I don't have the link, but you should google it. Super funny!