Episode 5: (airing Jan. 30th) New Orleans, LA (13 to 9)
1-on-1: Rachel Lindsay. Date took place Wednesday, Oct. 12th. They went to Café du Monde, did some street dancing, then to a little bar where the singer Lolo performed. Rachel got the rose.
(SPOILER): A little video of Nick and his date doin a little kissy kissy. I'll tell you who she is tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/A689T1Peu7
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(SPOILER): Hey, it's dancing with umbrellas! pic.twitter.com/SlHfO7AC8N
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Group date: 10 girls go to a plantation mansion that’s supposed to be haunted. This date took place Thursday, Oct. 13th. Vanessa, Josephine, Kristina, Danielle M., Danielle L, Jaimi, Raven, Alexis, Whitney, and Jasmine are on the date. They ate dinner, had a tour, told ghost stories, and even played with a Ouija board. All the girls stayed overnight in the mansion in sleeping bags. Danielle Maltby got the group date rose.
2-on-1: Taylor Nolan and Corinne Olympios. Date took place Friday, Oct. 14th. They went to a swamp out in the bayou. I think there was tarot card readings on this date as well. We see this in the season preview as Corinne says she’s sick of basically being called stupid by Taylor. Corinne got the rose. Taylor comes back at end of night to bitch him out about giving Corinne a rose over her. Corinne’s defense was she felt bullied by Taylor. Either way, didn’t change anything and Corinne stayed while Taylor was sent home.
Nick cancelled the cocktail party the night of the rose ceremony, which was Saturday, Oct. 15th.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Jaimi King, Josephine Tutman, & Alexis Waters. Taylor Nolan eliminated on the 2-on-1.
Episode 6: (airing Feb. 6th) St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (9 to 6)
1-on-1: Kristina Schulman. Date took place Tuesday, Oct. 18th. They went to the Annaberg Ruins on the island of St. John. Kristina got the rose. Here are a couple pics from that date that I never posted before:
Group date: 6 girls played 3-on-3 volleyball. Date took place Wednesday, Oct. 19th. The teams were Rachel, Corinne & Raven vs Jasmine, Danielle M., and Vanessa. This picture was posted that day by someone who worked on the catamaran they used. Then he immediately took it down once I tweeted it out. Good thing I screen shot it. Sorry, bud.
The Rachel, Corinne, and Raven team won, meaning they were going to get extra time with Nick and the losing team would go home. But, because the losing team was crying (and knowing Nick’s favorite Vanessa was on that losing team), all 6 girls got to continue on for the evening part of the date. Raven got the group date rose. Jasmine was eliminated during after party, and at some point during Nick sending her home, she admits to sleeping with one of Nick’s friends in the past as sort of an “f-you” as she’s eliminated. I have no idea who it is she slept with, but I don’t believe it’s someone in Bachelor Nation. That’s a pretty grand exit if you ask me. Nice. “Oh yeah, by the way, I banged your boy. Peace out.”
2-on-1: Danielle Lombard and Whitney Fransway. Date took place Thursday, Oct. 20th. Helicopter takes them to a private island. He keeps Danielle and leaves Whitney stranded on the island as the helicopter flies away. Ahhhh, so Whitney is now added to the record books as one gets “stranded” somewhere, joining the likes of Peyton, Kasey Kahl, Kelsey Poe, Ashley Iaconetti, and Olivia Caridi to name a few. Must feel honored. Later that night at dinner, Danielle tells Nick she’s falling in love with him, he doesn’t feel the same, so he sends Danielle home as well.
After returning from the date, Nick comes in the room and talks to the six remaining girls (this is shown in the season preview), with him crying and thinking this might not work out for him. Just like every season, the lead always hits their low point and talks about never finding love, or maybe this won’t work for them, blah blah blah. St. Thomas is where it happens with Nick and it’s right after the he lets both Danielle L. and Whitney go on the 2-on-1 date then goes to the room to talk to the remaining 6 women.
And of course right on cue seeing Nick is down in the dumps, later that night after Nick speaks with the 6 remaining women, this is when Corinne sneaks over to Nick’s room to, you know, “talk” to him. And by that, I mean try and have sex with him. This was featured prominently in the season preview. You know, where she talks about a “heart of gold, but my vageen is platinum.” Nice. I’m sure mommy and daddy will be proud. That season preview sure makes it look like she had sex with him. Didn’t happen. He ends up sending her back to the hotel. CORRECTION 1/30: Corinne coming to his room happens in Bimini, not in St. Thomas.
The rose ceremony was cancelled the next day and all 6 head to Bimini, Bahamas.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: No eliminations because there was no rose ceremony. Jasmine eliminated during the group date, and Danielle and Whitney both eliminated during the 2-on-1.
Episode 7: (airing Feb. 13th) Bimini, Bahamas (6 to 4)
1-on-1: Vanessa Grimaldi. Date took place Sunday, Oct. 23rd. They went out on a boat and did some snorkeling. Quite a few quick shots of this date in the small trailer that was already released with Nick on top of her on the boat making out.
Group Date: 3 girls went swimming with sharks. Date took place Monday, Oct. 24th. Kristina, Raven, and Corinne were on the date. Raven got the group date rose, guaranteeing her a hometown date. Last group date rose of the season, and in case you didn’t remember all of them, Vanessa never got a group date rose all season. Raven continued on with her date and got a concert by Adam Friedman. He and his band tweeted pics out that day.
1-on-1. Danielle Maltby. Date took place Tuesday, Oct. 25th. They rode bikes around town and walked around with the locals. Danielle was eliminated during this date. Apparently she took it very hard.
1-on-1: Rachel Lindsay. Date took place Wednesday, Oct. 26th. The two of them went to some dive bar in town for drinks.
UPDATE 1/30: I originally reported Corinne coming to Nick’s room looking to have sex with him happened in St. Thomas. It happened in Bimini. She tries, but Nick turns her down.
At some point during Bimini is what I’ll refer to as the “Blow Up in Bimini,” and it happened between Rachel and Vanessa. My guess is it must’ve happened during the group date, since that’s when Vanessa and Rachel (along with Danielle) would’ve been at the room together. Hearing it got very heated and most were on Rachel’s side as they weren’t fans of Vanessa. Don’t know exact details of the fight other than it was the most talked about one of the season, had been building for a while, and these two slung barbs at each other pretty good. I know the Vanessa crazies (bc I already see them tweeting at me) will say others were jealous of her and Nick’s connection blah blah blah. Heard that’s not the case. Just means that during the 8 weeks this show filmed, she wasn’t all that liked by the others. It happens.
Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Nick actually came to the girl’s room before the rose ceremony ever took place and sent Kristina home. So there was no official rose ceremony since there were only 4 girls left.
January 2, 2017 at 9:10 AM
Well, well….thank you Steve. I read all the episode-by-episode spoilers, I will promptly forget the details and then refresh my memory when we get down to the final four. Everything prior to that doesn’t matter to me as far as exactly what happens and exactly who is sent home. Anyone else do the same?
I watched the silly preview show last night. I will try my best to not eat one hour prior to the show since Nick really nauseates me. I don’t think he has “evolved” as people think, I think he’s just a chameleon and will play to what he thinks will gain him some positive vibes.
It’s too bad this franchise and being bitten by the C-list fame bug has made him so smarmy. I’m sure deep down he’s a decent guy who has simply been seduced by the minor fame and minor fortune bug.
One more thing — I really don’t need to see Farmer Chris or Lunkhead Sean Lowe on my television ever again.
January 2, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Sounds to me like Nick made a calculated move picking Vanessa as there would be an easy out – long-distance excuse to end the relationship. She’s not moving away from family and life in Canada while he’s waiting on DWTS and a hosting gig. His tearful confession to the women was so cringe-worthy and fake. Nick, you do you, but I find it to be transparent.
January 2, 2017 at 12:24 PM
When you think about how Nick got the gig and how the next Bachelorette will be chosen, it’s all about cultivating a following, especially on social media. The show went to Nick because the rest of the F4 were kinda boring. I don’t think the show wants another Juan Pah-Blow or even a Farmer Fred anymore. So they will mix it up to get a lead that’s generating interest. They definitely set Nick up with the plus-plus edit on BIP, but Nick had to show that people were interested in him and ready to look past his iffy reputation. It all worked out for him and he was smart enough to work it and do what the show wanted him to do. Basically he kissed the shows butt and did what he was told. Boot licking isn’t respectable, but that doesn’t mean it’s not effective.
If Rachel is smart, she’ll work social media hard and do whatever the show asks. It’s a proven strategy for success. I’m sure the show set her up with a plus edit. But I’m guessing Raven also has a good edit. I’m sure they’d like to pick Rachel for it’s obvious ratings potential….since ratings and money are the whole point. But if Raven turns out to be more popular, they won’t hesitate to go with her. And, as we’ve seen, if neither works out they’ll go another direction. If a largely unpopular contestant can be rehabilitated and picked they could do anything. The big difference here, though, is there is no time and no BIP to rehab an old contestant. But the way Becca keeps hanging around the show, it makes me feel like they’re keeping her in their back pocket in case they find themselves without a viable Bachelorette lead. Just a feeling.
January 2, 2017 at 1:27 PM
No mentioning Becca! 😀 You’ll somehow will it to come true. Luckily, I think she’s dating someone from the franchise. Good. I certainly never want her to be the lead.
January 2, 2017 at 3:26 PM
I would DIE if it was Becca. Can’t stand her.
January 3, 2017 at 9:29 AM
This whole “Bachelor Fantasy” Game seems pretty funny to me since they obviously know your site is out there (remembering those terrible lawsuits you had to endure) and that hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, read it. I know I’m gonna try and make my wife happy by winning the trip to LA (and thank you for helping me out with that), but I do have to laugh at the thought of you winning and them flying you out to be in the audience during a taping of an ATFR. Hilarious thought.
January 9, 2017 at 2:49 PM
I wouldnt count out Danielle Lo as a potential Bachelorette lead…her social media page is a lot more savvy and she’s getting a sweet edit. She might be another Brit. Someone who is let go before F4 but has enough fan interest. PLUS her pool of guys will be more white than Rachel’s…yes, the pessimist in me thinks ABC/Bach producers are being mindful of how Rachel’s final 4 would loo like and what that could mean for their Bach lead.
January 17, 2017 at 9:08 PM
Ugh, I hope I’m not the only one that feels the strong connection between Danielle L. and Nick. I was so hopeful they’d end up together. Is it evil for me to wish that Nick will leave Vanessa for Danielle L? (Imagine the drama that would transpire.) I don’t know what it is about Vanessa, she just seems to be too mature and mommy-ish for him, like she’ll be the dominant one in the relationship. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it just doesn’t seem like his type. I wonder how she’ll become one of the “less popular ones” amongst the girls. She does seem like to carry a holier than thou attitude.
I kind of figured based off of the first few episodes of Nick encouraging Corinne’s sexual behavior, you can tell he just wants a fling for the night and not someone to be tied down to.
January 26, 2017 at 6:50 AM
I think there might be an error on episode 3. It says that Brittany Farrar was eliminated, but isn’t Brittany Farrar Jordan Rodger’s ex-girlfriend. Maybe they have the same name, but I’m thinking that might have been an error.
January 31, 2017 at 3:40 PM
No, Corrine didn’t do anything to impress me. Had she slipped into the mouth of an alligator, and screamed repentant apologies, that would have made a favorable impression.