'The Bachelorette' Season 14 Episode 2 Recap: So Many Good Arie Luyendyk Jr. Burns


I'm simply going to spoil this week's The Bachelorette from the highest: Nothing on the present this week was as dramatic or disturbing as the controversy surrounding Garrett's social media historical past that's happening off-screen. He's canceled in my ebook, however Becca requested that we see this journey by way of—so, out of respect for her, let's get proper to the recap. Plus, on the intense facet, there have been a number of good Arie insults!

We open with Becca bopping round Los Angeles on a basket bicycle like she's contemplating a profession as a Zooey Deschanel celeb impersonator—I imply, I may see it—and ready for the primary dates to start. Whereas she's doing that, Chris Harrison arrives on the mansion with a date card and a bit of recommendation for the fellows: If and whenever you get time with Becca, reap the benefits of it. With that, he reveals the primary group date: Clay, Nick, Chris, David, Jean Blanc, Jordan, Connor, and Lincoln. Jordan shouldn’t be frightened about his competitors:

"Being a mannequin, I beat handsome guys on a regular basis." – Jordan, spewing nonsense.

The fellas head to a ranch to satisfy Becca, the place she tells them that as a result of she was pampered on her first date with Arie—a date I used to be very jealous of, by the best way—she desires to do the identical for these scrubs. She leads them to a room crammed with champagne and fancy tuxedos, and the fellows haven’t any concern with instantly stripping down in entrance of Becca—and the cameras, after all. Jordan wastes no time utilizing this chance to point out off his one modeling transfer: "the pensive."

PHOTO: Paul Hebert

Now that they're dressed of their most interesting, the group takes off to…a wedding-themed impediment course. Rachel and Bryan are there and clarify that the fellows must get "down and soiled" a.okay.a. they're going to trash these lovely tuxedos. Why?!?!

The course goes like this: The boys should strap a heavy ball onto their ankle—the ole ball and chain gag, har har—that they drag to the following occasion: chilly ft. (You possibly can guess what that includes.) After that, they must climb a slippery slope to get to "Get Over Your Exes," which requires crawling by way of mud to place a bouquet in a vase. That results in a big wedding ceremony cake that they must dig by way of utilizing solely their mouth to search out an "engagement ring." As soon as they’ve that, they race to the alter, the place Becca is ready. Obtained it?

When you don't, Chris tells us all we have to know: Sure, there are skilled athletes there, like Clay, and guys like Lincoln "who has a chiseled physique" (inform me extra, please), however perhaps, simply perhaps smarts will win out on this one. TBD.

As soon as the race begins, the toughest half appears to be the "chilly ft." Bryan tells the dudes to not fear "concerning the shrinkage" within the chilly water. Clay definitely isn't—he's calm and picked up. Nonetheless, Lincoln is the primary one out of the water. Chris thinks Lincoln cheated—and he's not alone. David claims Lincoln pushed him out of the best way as they raced to the alter. Lincoln's not frightened concerning the guys' saltiness, although: You go all in for love, proper? I get why the fellows are irritated, however I additionally don't care as a result of the stakes are so, so low.

Later that evening, after everybody's had an opportunity to wash up, there's a cocktail celebration. Becca wears a STUH-UH-UNNING crimson pantsuit. Scorching. Straight away, Lincoln asks to if they will have some alone time, and this additionally pisses the fellows off and oh my God what infants. You’ll get your time! Go take pleasure in your two-drinks-per-hour free booze and calm down.

Anyway, Lincoln makes essentially the most of his time with Becca by telling her that he looks like he will be himself round her. She rewards this with a framed "wedding ceremony" picture from his victory. He's so excited, he asks if he can kiss her once more now that they're not lined in cake and dust. They make out, after which he brags about his new image to the opposite guys. Connor deems this to be "infantile."

To be honest, Lincoln is being a bit obnoxious—however not sufficient to warrant what occurs subsequent: Connor get so mad at Lincoln he takes the framed picture and tosses it throughout the room. Lincoln picks it up and places it again on the desk, flat, so Connor reacts by throwing it by way of a window into the pool. Uh, I'm with Lincoln to date on this. Is it as a result of he's very enticing? Presumably, but additionally Connor's being a lil brat.

Jordan calls Connor's transfer "epic," which once more tells me I'm on the appropriate facet of this. Lincoln, nonetheless, doesn't struggle again as a result of he was "raised higher." He's simply bummed as a result of he was wanting ahead to displaying his mother the image. (Uhhh, positive.)

Elsewhere, Jean Blanc and Becca cuddle underneath a blanket and bond. They make out.

The constructive vibes don't final for lengthy: Lincoln tells Becca what occurred with Connor and says he feels bodily threatened. It's a lame transfer for 2 causes: One, being a tattle story by no means finally ends up properly on this franchise. And two, I don't imagine Lincoln, who’s twice Connor's facet, is definitely afraid of this man.

Nonetheless, Becca agrees that Connor's response was aggressive, so she pulls him apart to speak about it. His excuse: "I simply removed it." She understands why it will be irritating to see that image, however she desires a man who will be respectful and deal with himself properly. Connor claims this facet of himself "shouldn’t be me" despite the fact that, uh, it’s you since you actually simply did it. Becca's like, dude, it's too early to behave like this.

Connor sits moodily in a darkish room complaining that he's misplaced his likelihood on the group date rose. And it's true: That honor goes to Jean Blanc.

The subsequent day, Lincoln CRIES whereas he tells the opposite males what occurred. Apparently seeing the damaged body "broke his coronary heart." A few of the guys assume these are crocodile tears—and Jordan even calls into query Lincoln's accent. Jordan, if you wish to hear an actual pretend accent, go watch Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.

No time to unpack that additional, although, as a result of it's time for Becca's one-on-one date with Blake. She's nervous as a result of it's her first massive solo date since being engaged, so she lets Chris Harrison deal with all of the plans. Seems, he can arrange a fairly good date: Becca and Blake arrive at a warehouse crammed with random issues linked to Arie—a racing automotive, displays enjoying his proposal, the precise rattling sofa he broke up with Becca on—and so they get to destroy all of them.

PHOTO: Paul Hebert

Even higher: Lil Jon is randomly there to DJ and yell encouragements. I'd 1000% rent him to scream issues like "you are able to do it, lady!" whereas he blasts "Flip Down for What."

"Break these hearts like Arie broke yours!" – Lil Jon

That evening, Becca and Blake go to someplace known as "Warwick" for a candlelit dinner. They speak, blah blah blah, and Blake tries to bond with Becca by saying he went by way of "a really comparable scenario." No, he didn’t get damaged up with on nationwide TV by a DVD copy of Automobiles three come to life, however he did fall exhausting and quick for somebody who broke his coronary heart. So, sure, completely the identical. No matter, Becca offers him the rose and so they kiss.

On the mansion, one other card reveals that Garrett, Rickey, John, Ryan, Alex, Christon, Trent, Leo, Wills, and Colton are getting a bunch date. Meaning Mike and….different man….Jason! aren't getting any date this week, that means they'll must step it up on the rose ceremony.

Possibly it's for one of the best although, as a result of the group date is intense: They guys head to a faculty the place three cute however vicious children make them run drills, scream insults, and throw 50 MPH dodgeballs at them. It's nice.

"Becca actually dodged a bullet with that loser Arie final season." – A savage child.

"Trash! You assume Becca desires trash?" This child.

After this heat up, a twist is revealed: The blokes might be competing in a dodgeball competitors at Sky Zone. Even Fred Willard's there to announce alongside Chris Harrison and shares this story: "You recognize, I don't have a lot expertise with dodgeball, however after I was in my youthful years I spent every week at a nudist colony the place they performed volleyball within the nude. And when the whistle blew and people balls began flying, it was pure pleasure. I believe we're gonna have numerous enjoyable out right here in the present day."

The blokes are divided into two groups: pink versus inexperienced. Leo places up struggle for the pink workforce, however the inexperienced guys in the end win. They get a trophy, and everybody will get to come back to the after celebration. There, the primary solo time of the evening goes to Garrett—yuck—who leads Becca to a creepy darkish pool room straight out of Swimfan to speak. "I really feel such as you're the lady model of me," he tells Becca.

Shifting on: Becca's bonding with all the fellows—particularly Wills, who will get emotional speaking about his household. They finish their convo with a make-out that he describes as "sultry and candy."

In the meantime, Colton is nervous as a result of—twist!—he had a relationship with Tia (Becca's buddy and fellow contestant from final season) earlier than he got here on the present. He tells Becca that, sure, he and Tia spent a weekend collectively, nevertheless it wasn't sufficient to show a "spark" right into a "flame." Becca doesn't know really feel about it, nevertheless it makes her really feel a bit bit sick. On the one hand she's very interested in him, however on the opposite this places her in a bizarre place.

She's thrown off by the entire thing, so she decides to finish the evening; earlier than they go, Wills will get the group date rose.

The subsequent day, Becca's crying and feeling down about all of the drama with Lincoln and Connor and Colton and Tia. She powers by way of it sufficient although to placed on a stunning blue sequin costume for the rose ceremony. The blokes placed on their greatest conduct: Candy, candy Clay teaches her some soccer landing strikes, which very easily transitions right into a kiss. John wrote her a poem, and so they kiss. Chris makes her snort. Connor makes an image of himself from the group date and has her take this "shit" and launch it into the pool. ("Modified man, take a look at that.")

Not everybody's behaving, although: Jordan desires to make an impression so he decides to do "extra with much less" and strips all the way down to his underwear.

"Nothing attracts a lady greater than being comfy subsequent to an attractive man." – Jordan.

Jordan interrupts David and Becca so he can sit subsequent to listen to and say nonsense issues. Upset, David questions if Jordan's there for the appropriate causes and confronts him about it. ("Are you greater than a mannequin? Is there any extra to you?") The struggle could be very silly contemplating one man was a hen final week and the opposite is sitting there, almost nude, whereas he clutches a fuzzy blanket.

"I wore my underwear, bro, that's not me attempting to get consideration." -Jordan. What’s?

Becca has one final dialog with Colton about Tia, and it goes properly sufficient that she offers him a rose. The opposite roses go to: Chris, Jason, John, Clay, Mike, Connor, Leo, David, Garrett, Nick, Ryan, Christon, Jordan, Lincoln, and Colton. (Don't neglect Jean Blanc, Wills, and Blake already had roses too.)

Meaning we're saying goodbye to Alex, Rickey, and Trent. I'm wanting ahead to subsequent week, which incorporates: Tia! "Connected to me is professionality!" "Hey, cheers to you being a bitch!" "This dude simply regarded like he received attacked by a bear!"

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