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“Bachelor” Nick Episode 3 Recap Incl “Beard Hunk” & Rodgers Family Drama

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-The track and field group date is up with 7 women: Dominique, Jasmine, Rachel, Astrid, Sarah, Brittany, and Alexis. In other words, 6 girls that are background noise so the producer’s can start bringing Rachel to the forefront. Although even though she’s background noise, Astrid’s boobs are certainly not going to take a backseat to anyone this episode dammit. They are out in full force. She said if she would’ve known they would be doing more athletic things, she would’ve worn more support up top. Don’t you love how the “Bachelor” positions itself as this romantic love story and tries to get you to believe that their show is just like real life and about finding that special someone, all while focusing on Astrid’s up tops bouncing up and down during track and field exercises? It’s times like these where you can always point to the show and tell them no one should ever take them seriously. Maybe Astrid is comfortable in her body and doesn’t care, but don’t tell me that wasn’t the show taking advantage of someone who couldn’t help herself. My guess is Astrid doesn’t care. But that’s not the point. They exploited her then they wonder why people bash their show.

-Remember the first night when Rachel had that cheesy line in her limo entrance about her fantasy team lineup and what not. Well, Rachel is full of those this season as last night she gave us: “I’d love to track and field Nick all day.” Ummm, I’m not even sure what that means, but ok. We’ll go with it. For a lawyer and someone who I’m assuming has to speak in front of people a lot, she sure has some cheesy lines. Lets make sure she never drops another one of those again. No promises though. That seems to be her thing. Rachel, quit while you’re ahead. First impression rose, Nick is into you, you’re a front runner in the house. Lets not kill all that mo with some ridiculous line either a producer fed you or you strained all day trying to come up with. Frankly, they suck.

-So we have the Nickathalon this date as the women compete in different “events” to try and win Nick over. You know, like the limo long jump and the cupid javelin. All things that Olympians totally do in preparations for the biggest 2 weeks in their lives every 4 years. Or not. We couldn’t really tell who was doing well in any those events other than Dominique was miserable and didn’t want to be there. So based on Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix, and Michelle Carter’s judging (or producer prodding), Rachel, Alexis, and Astrid made it to the finals of this date where they had to compete in the 100 yd dash, grab a ring at the end of the race, and give it to Nick who was waiting in a hot tub for them. Rachel absolutely smoked the competition as Alexis and Astrid were left in her dust, but Rachel ran too quickly by the ring, dropped it, and Astrid ended up picking it before her and got the hot tub time with Nick that she used for mouth hockey. Nick: “You killed it.” Translation: Your boobs won the day. Congrats. Now get in my mouth. Not her boobs, her tongue. Sick pervs.

-At the after party, it turned into a lot of talk about Dominique who just couldn’t seem to get out of her own head. Her term, not mine. She felt Nick wasn’t paying enough attention to her and she wasn’t doing well in the situation. Basically, this show wasn’t for her. Before he got to her though, he had some time with the other girls:

Alexis – somehow got a life size cut out of Nick, layed it on the ground, and they made out on it.
Jaimi – mentioned something about not wanting to be the “weird lesbian.” Wait, huh? I thought she was bi?
Rachel – was the complete opposite of a Corinne and a Dominique, not complaining about not having a date last week and said she was just happy she got time with him this week. They kissed and pretty much solidified her group date rose.

-Dominique confronts him to say that she “doesn’t think you gave me a fair chance.” Basically that she tried to be close to him at the date and flirt and he seemed to ignore her. Said she hasn’t gotten much time with him and that it’s been tough. This was basically Nick’s opening for sending a girl home he knew had no future on the show. “I don’t know if our relationship can make up for the ones I’ve built with others.” Time for you to go. See ya. Wouldn’t want to be ya’. And with that, Dominique is gonzo. Yeah, Dominique probably didn’t get a fair shot. She didn’t have a date last week, so how much time did she really get with him? Probably not a lot. But she was filler when they cast her, production knew that, and she didn’t. She’s a casualty of this show that we’ve time and time again season after season. So while it sucks for her that she was probably led to believe she had some sort of chance – she didn’t.

-Nick cancelled the cocktail party for the rose ceremony in favor of a pool party. Now, I don’t feel like going back over every recent “Bachelor” season, but isn’t this becoming a staple? I know Juan Pablo’s season had one. I think Chris’ did. Can’t remember if Ben had one. Just saying this is nothing new and has nothing to do with whether or not Nick wants one. Production makes this decision, and it’s basically just to add drama. And since production is so in bed with Corinne this season and is bending over backwards for her, she gets her own bounce house to play with Nick in. Mind you, none of the other girls got to use the bounce house. Just her. And we get to see them bounce around, her straddle him, and make out while others looked on pissed off. Corinne just sees it as the other girls are just jealous, when the reality is, they’re probably livid that Corinne gets to get away with things they never would. Why does she get to nap? Why does she get a bounce house? Why does she get whipped cream? It’s all production driven because they wanted to make Corinne the girl everyone talks about this season, and they’ve accomplished their goal.

-After the bounce house fun, we see a few of the girls confronting Nick. Raven is first up telling him that “I think you’re making a huge mistake with one girl. She’s 24, has a nanny, and she doesn’t know how to clean a spoon.” Well if that’s not enough to dump Corinne right there, I don’t know what is. Who the f**k can’t clean a spoon? It’s a SPOON? You put it under the faucet, get some soap and rub the thing. Or if you’re completely incapable, get yourself a Scrub Daddy. That does all the work. Is she that much of a helpless sap the girl can’t do anything for herself? How embarrassing. Then it was Vanessa’s turn to take Nick behind the woodshed and tell him what a bad boy he was being. “I’m not judging Corinne, I’m judging you…are you looking for a wife or someone to f**k around with.” And she should’ve. Granted, now that we know the outcome, does this conversation matter in the least bit. No. But at the time it was probably good that someone called him on his behavior since all he kept doing was giving in to Corinne’s advances. He can BS and make excuses for it all he wants in his blog and public interviews, but even if he was doing it for TV, the other girls had reason to be bothered by it.

Next week we’ll start off with his conversation with Vanessa and how it ended up, then rose ceremony #3 before they begin travel this season, heading first to his hometown of Waukesha, WI. Danielle L. has the Chris Lane 1-on-1 date, the group date is the girls going farming where the Corinne/Taylor feud escalates (which I’m sure will get more of the focus rather than Vanessa calling Danielle fake), and then Raven’s 1-on-1 where she meets Nick’s sister and they go roller skating. Should be a doozy!

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  1. hayleyyy

    January 17, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    Based on what I’ve seen on social media, I know I’m in the minority when I say that Vanessa just doesn’t do it for me. Initially, it was her abnormally small head/face (compared to her body) and too thin hair – petty, I know, but it’s a turnoff for me. And after watching her on TV and perusing her instagram, I get the sense that she might be a lot more sassy than the edit lets on. Call it women’s intuition, but she seems like she could have a really b-tchy, bossy side to her! She also comes across as slightly too norm core for Nick. She doesn’t dress fashionably or have that pretty group of girlfriends (based on IG), whereas Nick is all about that Instagram-trendy-girl life. I dunno. I’ll probably get lambasted for these assumptions – which I know they are just that – ASSUMPTIONS. But it’s what I feel!

    Oh and praising her for speaking 3 languages besides English? It’s not that big of a deal. Like her, I come from an ethnic family so I speak 2 automatically. And people who are born and raised in Montreal all speak French, so no big whoop.

  2. j1scarlett

    January 17, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    They didn’t show Christen getting the group date rose, but it was one of the first things one of the girls said at the beginning of the show. They didn’t need to acknowledge it at the rose ceremony because they already had, you just weren’t paying attention I guess..

  3. crushonspivey

    January 17, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Vanessa grew on me last night. But I do want to see if she has a wenchy side. Calling Danielle L fake and being very direct in a rude way might be a turn off. Some girls don;t get that most guys prefer girls who are more chill and real, and not insecure and cray. And we have seen nothing so far to make Danielle L seem fake. Plus, she is probably the prettiest girl in the house overall.

    Corinne is pure entertainment, and it is easy to see that she is all too willing to just do what the producers ask her to do. I mean, as if she had organized having a bouncy house there herself right? Let’s stop pretending that some contestants on this show aren’t cast to play a role. Because she clearly is. So obvious. The bounce house. The constant sleeping now. Her overaggressiveness. All a role to get under the skin of other girls, and it is working. Hope she got paid well for her role.

  4. rob22

    January 17, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    I know Corrinne is entertainment, but it’s annoying entertainment. The things she does are wholly predictable, clearly producer driven and pathetic. I feel (a little) sorry for her because she’s obviously been spoiled beyond belief by her rich moronic parents. She is now unable to do anything for herself & that’s sad. This is what parents do when they don’t want their little angels to suffer & struggle at all with basic life responsibilities. Then they wonder why their kids wander out of the house and implode completely. When you refuse to do things for them, refuse to buy non essential items for them and make them learn how to wash clothes, have a job to pay for their fun, buy their own car, cook and clean up behind themselves, they learn valuable lessons. Corrinne is an extreme example of the opposite approach. He parents really should be whipped for their complete failure to their daughter. And Corrinne knows she’s incompetent. She tries to put on a brave face and make a spectacle of herself for attention. But her heavy drinking tells me she’s in a lot of pain & is unable to cope with the world without her nanny there to do everything for her. That’s really sad.

  5. shouldbeworking

    January 17, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    rob22 I totally agree with your analysis of the train wreck that is Corinne. I, too, feel sorry for her. She’s in for a rough life.

  6. kimmyfromdablock

    January 17, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Count me in as someone who does NOT feel sorry for Corinne. Taking into account that some of her behavior has been created for television, she is an adult and needs to be accountable for ALL of her behavior, including crying like a petulant child when things don’t do go her way.

    Vanessa seems okay, but I too get the impression that she is a bit superior and doesn’t seem like the right fit for Nick. I actually don’t know who would be the right fit for Nick because the boy is clearly not there to find a wife. He seems very young for his age.

  7. purplerayne

    January 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    LOL Focusing on someone’s hair thickness and putting down her ability to speak 3 languages (which the show/nick are impressed by, its not something she’s shoving down our throats), screams of some weird insecurity on your side. But thats the bachelor fan world… a lot of weird people who pick apart these contestants based on their own issues.

    I really like Danielle Lo, but like RS said, she would be saying same thing to Chase or Luke. So yeah, I can see how she could be labeled fake.

    So far both Danielles, Vanessa and Raven are coming in strong. Still hoping to see more of Rachel’s personality.

  8. rob22

    January 17, 2017 at 1:47 PM

    Yeah Kimmy, I get the NOT part too. She’s not 15, so she is an adult and responsible for her own behavior. And parents are not wholly responsible for how their kids turn out. You can do the best possible job and they can still become pathetic adults… or conversely, I have some friends with terrible parents that are nonetheless wonderful people. What I was reacting to is the nanny. Essentially, at an adult age, the parents identified a problem called “our daughter is helpless”. Rather than having a moment of clarity and starting to teach their daughter some life skills, they instead hired her a nanny. Think about that thought process for a minute. They couldn’t be bothered to actually teach their own daughter ANY life skills. Again, I get it. There’s nothing that prevents Corrinne from taking a cooking class, learning how to do laundry, etc…. or hey, maybe move into her own apartment. Boy, that’s a bridge too far, I guess. She does have to own that as an adult. But the pathetic parenting in enabling Corrinne’s incompetence & helplessness is just so painfully obvious.

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