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The “Bachelor” Juan Pablo Recap Including Your “Women Tell All” Spoilers & What Happens with Andi Tonight

Yet again, even after last week when the previewed tonight’s crazy Overnight Date episode and told people to calm down, it’s not as big of deal as they’re making it out to be, there are still those out there that are dying to know what happens. We’ll get to that in a minute. Wanted to lay out the “Women Tell All” spoilers for you that was taped this past Friday in LA, in which the audience was shown the Hometowns and the Overnight date episodes. The WTA itself will be pretty more a snore fest as usual, since the two most polarizing women in the house, Clare and Nikki, weren’t at the taping because they’re the final two. I’m sure if you followed any of the contestants Twitter or Instagram this weekend you saw Clare in a number of pictures, but that’s because she hung out with the girls on Saturday. She was not part of the taping whatsoever on Friday. And for those that may still be questioning the spoiler, which I can’t believe there can be many at this point, but if you are: Do you honestly think they’d be letting the final girl just randomly go see every other girl to party and hang out with them? It’s never happened in the history of the show. But hey, you don’t need to take my word for it. March 10th is less than two weeks away.

Ok, lets break down your “Women Tell All” spoilers, which aren’t a whole hell of a lot.

-The women in attendance were everyone who made it past night one, minus Nikki and Clare obviously, but also Amy Long, who didn’t show for whatever reason. Probably couldn’t get someone to cover the Cinderella shift at Disneyworld or something. They also included two girls from night one: Kylie and Lauren H. So in total, these were the 17 women in attendance: Chelsie, Andi, Sharleen, Kat, Alli, Kelly (with Molly at her side), Lauren S., Elise, Renee, Lucy, Danielle, Chantel, Cassandra, Christy, Victoria, Kylie, and Lauren H.
-The 3 women brought up on the hot seat were Renee, Andi, and Sharleen. The only thing notable from any of them was that Chris mentioned to Renee something about her having a new man in her life, and she played coy. She does. Don’t know his name, but I’m sure we’ll be seeing him soon.
-Sean & Catherine make an appearance to talk about married life.
-There were bloopers.
-No real sniping between any of the girls towards each other. The focus seemed to turn on Juan Pablo and basically what a sh**ty “Bachelor” he was. Whether or not that gets edited out, I don’t know. But a few women voiced their opinions on him saying he didn’t seem to spend enough time with them when he promised he would, and that he didn’t take an interest in a lot of them. Exactly, because he didn’t have an interest in many of them.
-Once Juan Pablo appeared, he was called out on certain things like why he never asked the girls anything about themselves, why he talked about himself a lot, and even why he used Camila as an excuse so much to not kiss girls. Also taking Renee to hometowns and meeting her son only to let her go. So yeah, basically what I told you back in November that the girls did not like him and he really didn’t care to like them.
-He called Cassandra’s son Trevor instead of Trey. That didn’t go over well. Cassandra also gave him sh*t about kissing her but not Renee by saying Renee was a mother, so Cassandra didn’t know if she should feel offended or Renee should feel offended. Ha ha. Great point.
-Kelly was even brought to tears at one point, because she has a gay dad, and lets Juan Pablo know she was offended by his comments back in January.
-Nikki and Clare were never really a topic at all on the show.
-Clare’s swim in the ocean was discussed a little bit, but they did not dive too deep into it. Get it? Metaphor.
-There was an after party for the girls and producers only, and then an after party after that, which most of the girls attended. Former “Bachelorette” contestants Zack Kalter, Robert Graham, and whaddya’ know, Jef Holm showed up to mark their territory of which girls they want to bang first before moving on to someone else.
-Saturday night, the girls had dinner at Pink Taco, then continued on to party at 1OAK where they got to hang with D-listers like Lance Bass and Jaleel White. And Derek Hough was there too. He’s a few steps above a D-lister.

So yeah, that’s pretty much your WTA spoilers. I’m sure the previews will play it up to make better than it was, but this show is a major disappointment every season. The only good one they ever had was Ben’s season, because they brought Courtney out to get attacked by every single girl.

Now, onto tonight’s episode and what happens with Andi. Here are the basics you need to know:

-There is no fighting or arguing that happens at all on their actual overnight date. Their overnight date ends like all others do. You think everything is great, and they head to commercial. Clare’s overnight is first, then Andi, then Nikki.
-After we’re all done with the overnights, we get the “video messages” from the girls. Nikki’s and Clare’s are shown first with the standard, “Hey Juan Pablo, such a magical journey, blah blah blah…” When Andi’s video comes on, she says something to the effect of she’s been doing a lot of thinking, and it’d be best if she spoke to him in person. Her video cuts off, and we see Andi walking towards Juan Pablo.
-A few things that Andi is upset with. In the fantasy suite (even though we never see it so we don’t know who is telling truth), Andi claims that Juan Pablo told her she was the default pick to come to St. Lucia. Juan Pablo claims he never said that since he doesn’t even know what default means. Touche. Might have to agree with him on that. Anyway, they argue over whether or not he said that, and that’s when he tells her the clip we’ve seen of, “You barely made it.” Gee, that really smoothed things over. I’m sure that’s exactly what she wanted to hear.
-Also (yet another thing we never saw them talk about on the overnight) is Juan Pablo brings up the fact that he already had his date with Clare. Andi isn’t too thrilled to hear that, Juan Pablo tells her he’s just being honest, and that’s when we she tells him the clip we’ve seen of, “That’s not being honest, that’s you being an asshole.”
-And Andi accuses Juan Pablo of never asking her anything about herself and talking about himself the whole time. Says there are things about her he doesn’t even know, and he thinks otherwise. She asks him what religion she is, and he says he doesn’t know. Oooooh, burn. She’s Jewish. He retorts that she doesn’t know what religion he is, and she says “Catholic,” which is correct. Oooooh, burn again. 2 points Dorfman, 0 points Galavis. Needless to say, the Dorfman clan is destroying Juan Pablo the last two nights.

So it’s essentially Andi is getting upset that he hasn’t really shown much interest in her, he doesn’t ask her any questions about herself, she thinks he’s being disrespectful in some of the things he says and how he acts, and she tells him she’s not in love with him, to which he immediately replies “Eeesss ok, eeeesss ok.” But like I said, all of this comes about completely after the fact, because on their date, nothing is wrong. The promos have wanted you to believe it’s something sexual related, or that we see these people fighting on their date, or even alluding to fighting in bed. Didn’t happen. They don’t show them arguing in bed, they don’t show them fighting the next morning, etc. It’s all done after the fact on the morning of the rose ceremony after all the overnight dates are over where Andi is doing her ITM’s saying how awful it went, and Juan Pablo is on the flip side and, per usual, thinks everything is great. So Andi eventually eliminates herself after all the arguing and that’s that.

The ratings are in from last night, and they are definitely up from last week’s season low 7.6 million viewers. 8.14 million watched, including a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo, up from a 2.2 last week. I expect tonight’s episode to be even higher. Next week will probably take a dip because it’s “Women Tell All,” but the finale will draw over 9 million I’m sure.

Only two deleted scenes this week. This one is of Juan Pablo getting ready with Camila before hometowns. The other one I embedded in my recap of Clare’s hometown date:

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  1. twiceborn

    February 25, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Steve, does that mean Andi slept with Juan? I assume that is the case since why would she attack him like that. Do you think this hurts her career or she could care less about it now.

    I think it hurts her and makes her look bad since people in that profession will look more down on her since she is so easy to sleep with.

  2. liz123

    February 25, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    What did you read that you thought insinuated that Andi slept with JP? I thought I read the exact opposite.

    Also, HI!

  3. thedoctor

    February 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Like Steve, I could nor figure out the Lara/Clare/Mom situation and what the heck was going on.

    Later I had a thought that perhaps mom is holding onto the tape of Clare’s dad and Clare wanted mom to show the tape. Yes I am just grasping at straws. But why wasn’t the tape mentioned last night?

    Other thought was that Lara could figure out what a hound dog JP is and didn’t want to leave him alone with mom. Heck JP even did the salsa with Andi’s mom.

    As for the JP defenders that remarked previously that he comes across as boring since Spanish is his native language, well he was boring in Spanish also. Mama got so bored she switched to English.

  4. oyoung1117

    February 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Steve mentioned a couple weeks ago that JP slept with all 3 of them.

  5. thedoctor

    February 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM


    Many towns have Fall Ball Leagues. In Florida I would expect some places play year round.

    Looks like Ben’s team’s sponsor got some free advertising, or did he pay extra for that.

    Why was Ben wearing pink socks with his uniform? ( or is the color off on my TV).

  6. cbearcat

    February 25, 2014 at 12:20 PM

    I can’t figure out why the ratings are so high. In my opinion, this is one of the worst yet. Juan Pablo seems as though he is an idiot.

  7. jdubs2014

    February 25, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    I agree with thedoctor. Mississippi has fall baseball too. It’s pretty much for hard-core players. What is the general consensus about Andi being the bachelorette? She seems to be smart (albeit limited to have gone on this show to begin with), and doesn’t seem to pull any punches.

  8. kinbville

    February 25, 2014 at 12:39 PM

    Ben was probably wearing pink socks if it was October. That’s breast cancer awareness month and lots of teams wear pink socks, even little kids.
    Did anyone else notice that it seemed like Andi’s mom was asking JP to salsa dance, WITH HER? He looked like he was about to poop on himself, and then said lets bring out Andi. That’s not how she asked but he dodged the question. Kinda funny.

  9. emerald2727

    February 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Steve, as I read your recap, I was laughing so hard that you had me crying. You are hysterical with your humor. You seem to be able to put into words thoughts that others have but you nailed it spot on. Rock on!

  10. bigfatwoman

    February 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Really? We have to see Lunkhead and Gigglesnorts at the WTA??? Ugh! These two are like hemarrhoids.

    I don’t think Hy Dorfman is too unique in his protectiveness. I think he feels the way most decent Dads do. The other families who play along with this farce like the relationship is forever are really just star struck and selling out.

    There is no way Clare hasn’t had surgery on her face. Her cheeks look full of filler and her under eyes look lifted. Apologies for the generalization but the majority of hairdressers are bat sheet crazy like Clare.

  11. newtontres

    February 25, 2014 at 3:29 PM


    You really outdid yourself with this recap. I literally laughed out loud! Thanks for the entertainment after a long day! 🙂

  12. mush

    February 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    laughing out loud. omg. thank you for sharing your sense of humor.

  13. momma3j

    February 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I agree with kinbville. I think Andi’s mom wanted him to dance with her, not Andi. Just add it to the ever-growing list of why he is a clueless dumba**.

  14. jdunny15

    February 25, 2014 at 5:01 PM

  15. anonime

    February 25, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Clare is from a family of 6 girls. So that’s one no show sister and ( if true that they are all married) by my calculations there were 4 no show husbands . I guess Lara made up for that.

  16. bexy11

    February 25, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    This was quite a funny write-up. Thanks! I don’t usually watch this show, but this season I had to tune in, because a “Bachelor” who basically can’t speak English paired up with women who only speak English is pretty hilarious.

    I’ve read some comments – maybe here and/or other websites – that folks don’t like Sharleen much. I have to say I liked her a LOT. She talks like a normal person… She’s the first woman on any of the few Bachelor seasons I’ve watched who seemed to have a normal personality and a normal-ish take on this whole thing. I’m not saying that, from ABC’s perspective (they are trying to get the most viewers/make money), she’d be a good pick for the next Bachelorette, but if she were, it’d be the first time I ever watched that show. Anyway, just thought I’d share.

    In most seasons, are more interactions between the women when the bachelor isn’t around shown? I feel like we haven’t seen these girls interacting that much with one another.

    Also, regarding Clare’s family…. it seemed like Clare was legitimately confused and caught off guard when Laura wouldn’t leave Clare and her mom alone, and at one point got up and sort of got in Clare’s face. Yes, I’m sure she was trying to be protective of their mom, but I think she was also putting on a show for the cameras…

  17. dmwillis13

    February 25, 2014 at 6:42 PM

    Hey Andi, it’s okay….

  18. rob22

    February 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    The most amazing thing, to me, is all the worst case scenarios for this season are being exceeded. JPah-blow is actually dumber and more superficial than we imagined. Basically number 3 dumped him for being superficial, self absorbed and not giving a sh*t. It was more than we could have hoped for….. So we now move to the WTA where apparently JP gets ripped a new one by the girls as the “worst Bachelor ever” and then, the piece de la resistance … The Clare meltdown. Could it be that this predicted train wreck season lives up to the hype? …. And ratings go up. Only in America. Ees OK Andi. More pervert.

  19. phlacampbe

    February 25, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    Gosh Andi is so annoying…actually this whole season has been really annoying. I keep watching in hope that it will be over sooner and that all of the girls go home. But I know that won’t happen since I have read the spoilers from Reality Steve!

    Thanks for the laughs Steve…I feel like you’re the only reason why this show is still on!

  20. skyeraine

    February 25, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    OMG, Steve I just laughed so hard over this recap that I almost started crying. BBQ and Ribs? The best one that I am STILL laughing over is when you said that you wished Juan P’s Zorb would go off course and fall off the face of the earth. I was at my office and laughed so hard I snorted. Thanks for making my night!

  21. awindow

    February 26, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    Thanks for sharing this. I think this must be a great thing to watch. I’ll go with your point that it will probably take a dip because it’s “Women Tell All,” but the finale will draw millions.

  22. karynr

    February 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    I haven’t watched the shows from this week yet, but to borrow RS’s term, the whole season has been a “snoozefest.” Yes, It’s the trainwreck we all expected, but it’s been unbelievably boring to watch.

    And I nominate Clare as one of the most annoying contestants of any season!

  23. mrsd712

    February 26, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    I find it strange that none of the ladies have even asked him if he is a full time DAD and has Camilla all the time, or just visitations on weekends? This would be a huge question, If I was a possible future step-mom. If he is a full time DAD, why …and why does her Mom not have custody. All the women are annoying and say “LIKE” way too much…about as annoying as Juan Pablos….ETTZ OK’s …

  24. mrsd712

    February 26, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    RE Andi- she mentions in the clip from WTA that she just closed her eyes and waited for “it” to be over…insinuating sex with him ? or just the night to be over ? not sure, but I would think he crooned his way into all their pants !!!

  25. lissylou

    February 26, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I almost thought that maybe Claire’s mom was incapacitated in some way. Medicated or something and they needed to protect her from signing over her house to Juan Pablo and Claire in the 5 minutes she had alone with them. Otherwise none of that made sense…

  26. nora j

    February 26, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    Karyn R…I agree with you about Clare. I get annoyed the second her face pops up and then when she speaks it’s over. She must be that annoying because she is an attractive girl and she’s not that mean or anything. ..just soooo annoying for some reason.

    Anyway ABC is dumb for casting JP. I mean I get that just because you throw 25 women at someone doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to fall in love but he just didn’t seem like he was looking to fall in love in the first place. They need to pick someone who seems ready or falls more easily. They only picked him cuz there was some crazy “oooh JP is sexy thing.” It’s just all stupid.

  27. viewer

    February 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    I actually have zero sympathy for Andi, it’s like she was putting on an act. Why else would you spend the entire night with someone and then pretend you did not talk about what you wanted? Please, you have a voice; just let the person know it’s not working during the conversation and leave. Staying there all night has no merit in my opinion. Besides, knowing she judges a man by how he holds his gun is reason enough for me not to watch her as the bachelorette. She used the word ok just as much as Juan Pablo, but it only bothered her that he used it. I think she’s just insecure and got upset that he was not feeling it with her. Well guess what honey, you did not either because you told him: I want so badly to fall in love. He called you on that comment too.

    I completely agreed with him when he said that the way she approached it was all wrong.

    Anyways, I for one think that people have been unnecessarily harsh on someone who is not a native English speaker. He seems to have no problems communicating his feelings in Spanish or showing his emotion – which is less than could be said for the majority of men, especially on this show.

    I think there is definitely cultural misreading going on… but anyways. A gun yielding, animal killing, insecure and hypocrite bachelorette, no thanks!

  28. nora j

    February 26, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    oh yeah and obviously they picked him for “diversity” but gosh he turned out to be the sh*ttiest bachelor.

  29. nora j

    February 26, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    I think Andi might have taken it a step too far but what she was saying was kinda true. Honestly he really wasn’t into ANY of the girls that much. I usually wouldn’t take Andi’s side in a case like this cuz usually it’s just kinda of like a girl complaining when a guy just isn’t that into her but in this case there is something wrong with him. I felt like when he came into this thing he wasn’t really looking for love…or something was just off. Is he still in love with his baby’s mama or something?

  30. karynr

    February 26, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    I’ve been reading RS for years and this is one of his best recaps ever. Good job, RS! Thanks.

  31. observer

    February 26, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Well done Andi for strategically planning your exit to ensure you were the prime candidate for the Bachelorette gig. Well done for basing your exit on something that can’t be proved as there were no cameras around. It was so apparent she was never into him but if she had exited any earlier, she wouldn’t have been in the running to be the bachelorette.

  32. four011

    February 27, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    I think Andi is very annoying and I’m not thrilled to hear that she’ll be the next Bachelorette. I actually really like Sharleen. She is different but in a very good way. I know some people have been saying along the lines of “wow, it’s crazy people actually think she’s smart. She just happens to have a strong vocab and now everyone thinks she is rocket science.” Well, no one ever said she was rocket science, but from watching so many seasons, one has to give her some credit for having more brain than most contestant who comes on to this show. Why are some putting her down just because we happen to notice how much smarter she is compared to the other girls that are on the show? All I want to say is, give her some credit. If you want to compare her, you need to compare her the other girls who are also competing and then come back to tell us she’s not smarter than most of those girls. That would make more sense than to compare her to rocket science.

  33. heathergator

    February 27, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Little league baseball is available for kids nearly year round in Florida, FYI.

    Andi nailed JP in her analysis — JP is not proficient at asking questions of his gals, so if the individual is more quiet or has a wall up, like Andi, then it is hard for them to connect. Clare seems like an open book, so there discussions have had more depth…. Whereas Andi woke up frustrated that after spending time overnight (sex is irrelevant), without a camera crew, to realize that JP didn’t have the ability to draw her out. She was frustrated that he didn’t seem to want to, and yet he blanketly accepted his feelings for her, which implied to her that he was shallow, and a bit intellectually inferior. He may be a bit dumb, or it might be the language barrier, but he seems as deep as a puddle.

  34. crossedmymind

    March 5, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    Can so see Hy facing off with Putin and winning. Hy for President.

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