-Blake is done whining about not getting a 1-on-1, so now he can go out and enjoy the day. And it’s been known throughout the annals of history that the best medicine for someone who’s being a brat that he didn’t get his way is a Baha Men free concert on the beach. Seriously. Go look it up. It’s the only known cure. So glad the Baha Men were able to clear their busy schedule and find time to give Becca and Blake a fun day together. The Year 2000 called, it wants it’s music back. For a show that season after season finds current musical guests that no one’s heard of (and Richard Marx), they dug way back into the bargain bin for the ol’ “Who Let the Dogs Out” troop didn’t they? Man, can you imagine if Mellow Man Ace, Shaggy, or Candyman were available? Lets take a trip down memory lane shall we?
-Just when you thought Blake would be happy that he finally got his 1-on-1, Becca mentions to him during their talk on the beach that it’s late in the game and she has strong feelings for a few of the guys, and now Blake wants his binky again so he can curl up and pout. “She clearly cares about more guys than just me.” Uhhhh, yeah. That’s kind of the point of the show. You’re allowed to have feelings for more than one person. The thing you don’t want to do though is tell one person you’re in love with them. Then the next day tell another person the same exact thing. That might get ya’ in a little bit of hot water with the one you eventually end up choosing.
-Dinner time for Blake and Becca and I guess this was the episode where producers huddled beforehand, came up with a gameplan, then shared it with everyone. And that gameplan was “Hey everyone, lets spice things up a bit. Hometowns are next week so lets make some of these guys spill their guts on very personal things that don’t really have a place on TV and are really private family matters. Who’s got Garrett? You make him trash his ex-wife again. Blake? Tell him to talk about his mom having an affair.” And that’s exactly what he did. Blake says the reason he can be standoff-ish and be a little show to open up is because he’s been hurt before, and that was by his parents. They’ve divorced and it was because when he was a teenager, his mom had an affair with his basketball coach/English teacher. Yet again, something that could’ve been shared with Becca in private if you guys end up together. I don’t understand why anyone would that out there. Yes, I get that it’s part of his life and something that happened, but why do 6 million strangers need to know about it now too when it’s something you could’ve kept to yourself? I don’t think something like that would be found online, so, it’s not like “Oh, it was gonna get out anyway.”
-The oversharing this episode was kinda mind boggling. Colton’s virginity is peanuts compared to what Garrett and Blake shared. Hey, maybe that’s why they’re final two because they were so open about their feelings. Hell if I know. And again, I have no problem with them telling her that stuff since it did impact their life. I just don’t see why it needed to be done that early in the relationship and on TV. I get it from a producer’s perspective and TV purposes, sure. I’m guessing they were like pigs in slop once the guys did that. But on a personal level, sharing that your mother had an affair with your basketball coach? I don’t get it and probably never will. Why not just leave it at “My parents got divorced and it was really hard on me since it happened at such an important age for me?” Perfectly acceptable. Then later on you know, if she actually becomes your fiancé, then maybe open up a bit more about it. That detail of the story could’ve easily been left out and still had the same effect. I’d be a terrible reality TV contestant. I know all their tricks by now. I’d give them nothing they could work with and they’d have to frankenbite me to hell to make me remotely interesting.
-Oh yeah, there was a 3-on-1 date as well which couldn’t have been less interesting if they tried. Leo was eliminated immediately because, well, Leo. And he uses more hair conditioner than she does which should be an automatic grounds for dismissal on this show. So we have essentially a 2-on-1 battle with Jason and Wills once Leo is sent packing with no exit interview that we’re given, and Wills shows up for the dinner portion of the date not wearing a romphim. Huh? All season he’s setting his own fashion trend and on his biggest date of the season he doesn’t go with the romphim? I guess he has himself to thank for her choosing Jason over him. That’s what you get. But it was announced after the show that Wills will be on Paradise this season, so I guess Mexico will be treated to leopard print romphims as well. Fun times all around I tell ya’. Can’t wait.
Hometown dates next week, all of which were spoiled in real time and you can see pics and videos from in the episode-by-episode spoilers. Also, Bekah, Tia, and Kendall are there to talk to Becca before her decision and that’s where Tia pulls her aside to tell her she still has feelings for Colton. Whether or not that was the #1 reason Becca sends Colton home, who knows? But they certainly are now setting up storylines from “Bachelorette” that lead into Paradise to keep people hooked.
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