-It’s cocktail party hour, and ladies and gentleman, it’s nut cutting time. This is where we separate the men from the boys. So right when they walk in, Derek decides to take matters into his own hands and calls Robby, Chase, Alex, and Jordan outside to
bitch them out have a very meaningful conversation with them and set the record straight on a few things. Derek basically tells them he feels left out of all their reindeer games and would like to join in. Or something like that. Essentially calls them the mean girls clique and feels they’re ganging up on him for getting a rose when they didn’t. Jordan and Robby think it’s petty, while Alex and Chase thought it was horrible timing since they don’t have a rose and are more concerned about talking to JoJo that night. Looked like Derek was gonna run back inside crying once the mean girls clique was done with him. He pretty much assured himself the role of show bitch with that performance. Not a good look.
-Chris Harrison appears and tells the guy that JoJo has made her decision and there won’t be a cocktail party that night. Also, that 3 of them will be going home. Translation: She’s known all week which 3 of you were going home, so, this is all for dramatic TV purposes. We wanna get you guys squirming a little bit and get nervous faces from people who think they’re going home. It adds to the drama when we really don’t have any. Yeah, the Derek stuff is this week’s new drama, but is it really that bad? No. It’s nothing like ChadBear drama. ChadBear dominates all drama. Derek? Please. Small potatoes.
-Rose ceremony time. Jordan, Derek, and Robby all safe with roses. JoJo: “This week was emotional….with the turmoil came a lot of clarity…I know the kind of man I’m looking for…that’s why I cancelled the cocktail party…unfair…know in my guy the decisions I need to make…and that is to 1) never date another man named Chad ever again 2) see if my ex Chad is now hooking up with one of my friends a la Chad/Hope 3) let 3 of you guys go who were never even gonna come close to my top 4.”
Luke: Did I see a little smile crack? No? Ok. The streak continues.
Chase: So does the streak of her giving consecutive roses to guys in her final 4. If they weren’t already safe with roses, that’s now 5 straight rose ceremonies where her final 4 guys were given consecutive roses. What does it mean? Absolutely nothing. Just thought I’d point it out.
Alex: You know how on that “Seinfeld” episode they had the close talker? Did you see how close Alex got to JoJo when accepting her rose. It’s like he wanted to smell what she had for dinner.
James: With Derek gone next week, I guess we have to have someone new create drama, and James does just that by questioning Jordan’s intentions.
“JoJo, gentleman, this is the final rose tonight. When you’re ready? Do I get paid double this episode since that’s now twice that you’ve seen me do this in one two hour block? I really should. In fact, I’m underpaid for all the amount of sweat and tears I pour into this damn show. Get me my agent. Renegotiation time!”
Wells: If there was a Mayor of Friend Zone, Wells would be it.
Evan balled when talking about getting dumped, Grant’s eyes were red, yet Vinny was most distraught out of all of them, and did he even do anything all season? I didn’t even know he spoke with JoJo. Did JoJo even know his name? I was surprised she didn’t call security on him.
So next week’s episode was already talked about on page 1. Looks like Wells gets the 1-on-1 “performance” date since he’s the only guy left who hasn’t had a 1-on-1 besides Alex, who kinda did with his 2-on-1. But it doesn’t look like he survives that date because of only 6 guys standing at the rose ceremony. The second 2-on-1 of the season sees her pick Chase over Derek because Derek is a big weenie. Lets see if they leave next week’s episode with another cliffhanger of her walking out of the rose ceremony.