In Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, virgins win, tattoos lose, and fertility specialists survive.
Welcome to the the near-end of The Bachelor with Chris Soules.
If we are going to be honest with each other, the last of the episodes of some seasons of The Bachelor lose a bit of appeal if you are not “all-in” with the remaining Bachelorettes.
I was all-in with Britt and she’s gone. Quite frankly, the remaining contestants lacked the beauty or controversy to interest me. But, of course, I watched and you did too.
So, for the quick recap, they all had dates in Bali.
Kaitlyn was first. She was shaking for much of the date and trying to open up. Chris did not seem that into it but, I have to say, Kaitlyn’s vulnerability heightened her appeal. In my first episode review where I critiqued all the girls, I wrote that “Kaitlyn is a great example of the girl who takes it too far.” Up until this episode, she hid her vulnerable side and this date she let go. As I watched, I found their date rather…boring. And I thought, “I wonder if Kaitlyn’s tatoos will get her kicked off the show…” I’m not sure that did it (and Chris would never admit to it) but we know one thing: she has lots of tats and now she’s gonzo!
Whitney, the fertility specialist, was second up. Of course, Becca was going to be last because the entire attraction of this episode was how Becca would reveal to Chris that she’s a virgin. Whitney has a very narrow face and a somewhat irritating voice but she’s kind of sexy. Plus, she brings endless enthusiasm which has kept her around. However, that enthusiasm may be her downfall in two weeks. I initially wrote that Whitney’s problem is that “She’s wearing a perfume called “Desperation”. She mentions in her profile that her greatest fear is “being alone”. Unfortunately, that fear creates behavior that will leave her, well…left alone.” Will that be her fate in two weeks? Being left alone?
Becca was the final date behind much ado (and promotion!) about being a virgin. She accepts the fantasy suite date with Chris and tells him when they arrive that she is, in fact, a virgin. I mentioned in my last Bachelor update that this virgin thing is being portrayed as somewhat negative: “Will he leave me after I tell him that I am a virgin?“, the girls ask. Most men (I would think as I am one of them) would applaud the fact that a girl has held out. The only problem with waiting is that you might end up with a girl who is not a sexual being. However, Becca must have given some provocative signals because Chris opted for her in the end.
Unless you are a huge romantic and have some skin in the game with one of the girls, this episode of The Bachelor is one that you do not need to rush to see. But you’ve already watched it so too late for you!
The good stuff comes next week when The Bachelorettes tell all. This is always the best episode of any season of The Bachelor or Bachelorette.
I’ll be critiquing so stay tuned
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