Flush the format. She is changing things up and having the men meet the family earlier than normal.
Peter is up first.
I think he is the most realistic about a real relationship.
I love how he is getting into picking out these baby gifts.
So Peter got serious about his feelings now. Whew glad he got that out. And she is not shy about saying she is falling in love back.
Huh, Peter’s parents got married after a short time. I wonder why he is so reserved about this process.
Peter is just so chill about how he is explaining his feelings to her family.
I heard on the radio that her dad was actually there in the wings the whole time. Apparently there is something about him being a federal judge that he did not feel comfortable being on TV. So he did meet all the guys.
Rachel’s nephew is ADORBALE!
Ok so Eric and Bryan are talking about how Peter isn’t sure he would propose just yet. Why is Eric getting all up in arms about it when he doesn’t even know what love feels like. You are telling me that he is sure he is going to propose to her when he doesn’t know what love is? Huh.
Eric seems to be just spitting out buzzwords to her family. I don’t really feel like he knows what he wants.
Rachel’s mom is such a strong woman.
These guys are trash talking each other.
I think it says a lot that she is having Bryan meet her friends in addition to her friends. I think it means that she wants them to grill him.
I think that Rachel’s initial radar was correct with Bryan. I think he is a douchebag.
Rachel’s family is putting on the heat for Bryan.
Get it Mrs. Lindsay.
I do think they may have produced this and made some edit with how they are filming it to make it more uncomfortable to watch.
I am right there with Constance to be hesitant to trust Bryan.
I think Rachel’s mom appreciated that Peter wanted to slow it down.
Ugh yes! The fact that Bryan is trying to be so perfect with all the right answers…it raises red flags.
And now we are in Spain.
Eric keeps saying “You embody everything I would want.” The would part bothers me.
She doesn’t seem to react to Eric saying I love you. There was no glimmer in her eye. I know when Tom said I love you, I could hardly contain my excitement.
Oh this is fantasy date week!
The date with Eric was anti-climatic.
That little girl walking up to Rachel was a little awkward right?
Ugh gross. Grape stomping is disgusting guys.
I don’t understand why Rachel is so upset with what Peter is saying.
Y’all want the same thing, you are just saying it differently.
Demario is a cocky piece. “When I met you, my entire life changed.” Of course it did, you are on national television.
Rachel is giving it to him. She is not having any of his crap. She is looking for a man not a boy. Boom. I love her. Your time is not now Demario.
“He had nothing new to contribute besides begging.” Pretty much.
I hope the men take her seriously from now on. I love that she was strong about her convictions and didn’t let him sweet talk her.
So how did the Tickle Monster get those hands there? Don’t they only get one suitcase?
Lucas and Blake. They both need to go. I can’t do this bro drama.
Blake doesn’t eat carbs?
You both (Blake and Lucas) are trying to make each other look bad. You are both bitter and being crazy.
Tom called Lucas a scum bag.
Fred gets another week! Maybe she will get over the past behavior.
I bet Lucas goes to Paradise….gross. Speaking of…this cast list dropped this week.
Blake, buddy, you put yourself in the same category of that drama. Plus you can’t put yourself in the nice gentleman category when your first interview was about your sexual prowess.
I wish y’all could hear Tom’s reaction to this fight…I’m dying.
This started with straight shit talking then went to two grown men mocking each other with fart noises.
I think the Bachelorette seasons have more drama than the Bachelor seasons. Men try to act like they aren’t dramatic but they are just so silly.
YES TO ELLEN! I already saw the episode, but this is cool to see the backstory.
I don’t like that he called Rachel “sloppy seconds.” I hope she says something about that.
Alex is going at it with this dancing.
This is probably the one segment (strip dancing) of the Ellen show that I don’t like. I think it is a double standard of exploitation. No one would think this was ok if women were half naked strip dancing…
Never Have I Ever though…great game.
This has got to be weird to have them all talk about how many guys have kissed her.
Why is it awkward that Fred asked you to kiss him? People should get consent.
She is sending Fred home…She can’t get past him being a school kids.
Fred is going to be broken. You can just see it in his eyes that he is devastated.
Why did she take the rose with her to break up with Fred? That is like taunting him.
They are taking their horses into the stores? Is that real?
A CUPCAKE ATM???? WHY AREN’T THESE IN MISSOURI???
Why do they have to blur out the horse poop?
Anthony seems sweet and old school classy.
Tom thinks that Eric is stoned when he goes off on Iggy.
These men on this second group date…there are some I don’t feel like I have seen before.
This date in the party bus feels like a bachelorette party with all these women back.
Mud wrestling? Sometimes these shows are so sexist…
Well Rachel wanted to see all of them without their shirts on.
Kenny didn’t go easy on any of these people. He threw those men around. I thought he was going to break Lee. But seriously, Bryce won?
Wow Kenny used to be a Chippendale?
Rachel is not subtle at all. She tells everyone everything. Eric is going to blow his lid.
This conversation between Lee and Eric is interesting. Lee seems to be just saying whatever to be friends.
Everyone is coming at Eric.
I love Rachel’s formal coat. It is gorgeous. Her stylist really outdid themselves!
Man Rachel is not going to cut corners. I love how she is so blunt and forward.
Ugh I hate that they don’t do the rose ceremony at the end. I know we are continuing into next week, but at least give me some closure for this week.
My favorites: Will and Dean.
And because I love the interviews I find on the Bachelor gossip, I wanted to share with you a couple.
I feel like so much hype has been put into the fantasy suite episode. Here are my thoughts
Nick is so confused about Andi’s presence.
This conversation might call for some whiskey? What is happening?
Rachel’s green dress is a dream. That is a phenomenal color on her.
I think Andi is just here to chat and plump up her endorsement career, whatever that is.
Andi telling him to have intimate time if it feels right is interesting after how things went down on their After the Rose. I do think that she was right about him not letting that taint his experience now.
I think either Corinne or Rachel are going home.
I think my heart about stopped waiting for him to call Vanessa’s name.
Corinne’s cry seemed very forced.
Nick was very sweet and tender with his break up to Corinne.
Corinne, when did you ever kiss up to a man?
And in true Corinne fashion, she fell asleep in the limo.
I am so confused…Am I not remembering it correctly? Didn’t Raven say she was falling in love with him at the haunted house date? Why does she keep saying she hasn’t said I love you to anyone?
I think Nick is in love with Raven.
“I own a clothing store-I fold clothes all day.” Touche. Also did he forget that about her?
I really hate that the fantasy suite implies that you have to have sex. Raven, don’t make that decision unless you feel ready all that it means (good and bad). This seems to be pressure for them to have that experience even if in the “real world” that wouldn’t be a choice they would make at that time of the relationship. I don’t like it at all.
Raven telling Nick that she loves him was like a romcom script. It was really beautiful. And Nick’s reaction definitely makes me think even more that he is in love with her too.
Wait, they are only showing one fantasy suite this week? I need these producers to get it together.
What is Nick doing? He is no viking. And if he was really working out in the snow, why is he wearing jeans STILL?