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The “Bachelor” Nick Episode 6 Recap incl What the Hell Was All That Last Night?

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-One thing also that they failed to show during the group date after party was the fact that once he sent Jasmine home, they never show him going back to the remaining 5 girls and giving out the group date rose. The next scene after commercial was just some of the girls in bed talking about the previous nights events, and you hear one of them say, “Raven got the rose, but Jasmine went home.” That’s now twice this season that they never physically showed Nick presenting a group date rose to someone (they did it with Christen in episode 2). Can’t remember that ever happening before once, let alone twice. We always see who he gives the group date rose too, not just some throw away line the scene after it actually happens. Not to mention, they didn’t even verbally express it when they passed over showing Nick giving it to Christen in episode 2. Just weirdness all around I tell ya’.

-Time for the 2-on-1 date between two people who are at completely different spectrums on this show. From night one, Danielle L. is someone we noticed. How couldn’t we? She was the first girl we saw out of the limo, while also getting introduced to her two girls that reside on the front side of her chest. And we’ve gotten to know all three of them better and better as the season has gone along. As some of those in Wisconsin, and they’ll be able to tell you how intimate they became with Danielle’s nipples. On the other side is Whitney the Friendly Ghost. Apparently at some point this season, she snuck on to the show, started sneaking her way onto group dates, and must’ve paid somebody off to be appearing in six episodes. Probably one of the more uneventful 2-on-1 dates we’ve ever had (well, at least one half of it) considering everyone expected Whitney to go home. I mean, they didn’t even show us what these two did. They took a plane to the Preserve at Botany Bay, then Nick started immediately in with his conversation with Whitney.

-There wasn’t much said between these two, and when you ignore a character for a whole five episodes, her telling Nick that she wants to “focus on their relationship,” the audience can only laugh because, frankly, we haven’t seen their relationship! They had one? When? Where? Has he even kissed her? And where did she buy the ski mask to sneak on the show from? These are all things I need to know. Nick returns the favor by telling her “You’re really beautiful…a very calming person for me to spend time with.” That’s about as much of the conversation as we saw. He goes over to talk to DLo, talks about their great 1-on-1, and she tells him “After our 1-on-1, I told myself I could totally see me bring you home to meet my mom and dad.” Nick rises up (unlike the Falcons), excuses himself, goes back over to Whitney and is like, “Yeeeeahhhh, remember what I told you earlier about being a calming person for me? Not good enough sweet cakes. We’re gonna take off in this helicopter now and leave you here. Buh bye.” Actually, he said “I really want to give you this rose, but in my heart I just can’t,” which is important, as you’ll see in the next paragraph. And with that, Whitney gets left at the Preserve at Botany Bay, joining the ranks of the Peyton’s, Kasey’s, Ashley’s, Kelsey’s, and Olivia’s of the world. Quite the group I say. Do they have a secret handshake like the 5 Timers Club on SNL? Do they have specially engraved robes? If not, they should.

-We then get Nick at dinner with DLo that went over about as well as the proverbial turd in the punch bowl. Nick seemed like he’d rather read Andi’s chapter about their overnight date 10 times in a row than be sitting there with Danielle. She even made a comment when talking about their time together that she had a “ripped dress…and I hope I didn’t flash everyone on stage.” 1) It wasn’t a ripped dress. Your top’s neckline when down to your belly button. 2) And yes, everyone on stage and in the audience became close and intimate with the girls. Apparently you forgot the double sided tape. Danielle knows this is her only hope, I’m sure was told to lay it on thick when she talked to him that night, and she sure did. She tells him, “I’m falling in love with you…I want you to know that.” When someone tells you they’re falling in love with you and the best you can do in return is play the hand game with them and not speak after the fact, that’s gotta sting a little. Hell, Danielle told him the night of their Wisconsin date she could see herself falling in love with him, and now she finally does, and Nick feels the complete opposite. “You’re someone that I wanted to be the one, thought it’d be you…I pictured ending the day wanting to give you this rose…but in my heart I can’t.” Really? He couldn’t have thought of something more creative than EXACTLY what he said to Whitney? C’mon Nick. You take acting classes. You’re better than this. I think.

-The final scene of the episode pretty much summed up the total weirdness of it all. I mean, we finally got a pretty much Corinne-free episode, but then they just loaded the show with choppy editing, storylines left out, and a “teaser” ending that might be the worst teaser they’ve ever done. Like, really? You expect the fans to believe that Nick just checks out and walks off his season? I know they play their audience for a fool a lot, and trust me, there are plenty of fans who buy it hook, line, and sinker every season, but this one might take the cake. Yeah ok. Nick’s just quitting the season with six girls left and there’s no show. I know it’s television and it’s supposed to suck you in, but anyone with half a brain realizes that it utterly impossible to do. It’s just lazy writing. It’s not creative, it’s not suspenseful, it’s not even water cooler talk. More people will be talking about how bizarre and edited last night’s show was before they talk about, “Is Nick going to quit the show?” So dumb. So we get left with that “cliffhanger” heading in to next week which basically is a whole lot of nothing.

So next week we pick up where we left off with Nick leaving the room of the 6 remaining ladies, wandering off into the distance while they sit around and wonder if he’s bailing on them. Of course he isn’t. He comes back the next day, says there’s no rose ceremony, and those 6 will be joining him in Bimini. There three of them will get 1-on-1’s – Danielle, Rachel, and Vanessa – with Danielle getting sent home on hers. Raven gets a group date rose on the 3 person group date with Corinne and Kristina which leads to a nighttime 1-on-1 concert with Adam Friedman, and before the rose ceremony happens, Nick decides to pull Kristina aside and let her go, meaning there again is no elimination at a rose ceremony, and the remaining 4 girls are your final four.

The other big thing that happens in Bimini is the Rachel/Vanessa argument that happens. But based on everything that’s been left on the cutting room floor this season, at this point I’d be pretty surprised if they showed it. The details surrounding the argument are fairly sketchy based on what I’ve been told. But it happened, the girls sided with Rachel and it played into why Vanessa wasn’t the most liked in the house. But once final 4 happens, the girls never see or spend any time with each other except when they appear at rose ceremonies, so if it doesn’t get shown in Bimini, can’t imagine we’ll get any reference to it the rest of the season.

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  1. SeaDub

    February 7, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    This show has become horrifically stale and it’s because it is so forced and over produced. I’m barely making it through this one and am done after this…unless they make Rachel the bachelorette.

  2. kimmyfromdablock

    February 7, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    I am also finding this season a total snoozer. None of the girls are very interesting and the Corinne thing has been played out. I’m with @SeaDub…Rachel would make an intelligent and compelling bachelorette.

    I find Nick’s personality to be incredibly dull. For a 36 year old man, he seems to not have found himself aside from deciding to wear shrunken clothes and getting a six-pack. He’s right up there with the most boring Bachelors — Juan Pablo and Ben Flajnik.

    Vanessa thus far bores me. I don’t see the connection. I also don’t find Raven to be very attractive (which I understand has nothing to do with nothing). Raven seems about one foot away from the “cash me ousside how bout dat” girl.

  3. purplerayne

    February 7, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Rachel n Raven seem very clique(y) so it doesnt surprise me they would group together against Vanessa. Saying this as a big Rachel fan! Im a bit weary of women who group together to shun others out on this show. They teamed up on Brit on Chris’ season, calling her fake and a wanna be actress. YET she was the only one post show, NOT selling vitamins or flat irons LOL

    The edit seems to have been great for ALL the women. Even Taylor didnt have it as bad as it couldve been.

  4. purplerayne

    February 7, 2017 at 11:29 AM

    The social media following on Rachel worries me. She’s getting a VERY good edit, she is well liked by the media and Bach Nation, but she barely has any IG or Twitter followers. YIKES. Even that girl Sarah has more social engagement. Not good. I dont want to scream racial bias…but seems the avg bach followers arent that enamored by her as I am :/

  5. crushonspivey

    February 7, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    Dumping DLo was stupid. She was pretty, and nice. should have kept her around at least 1 more episode, maybe 2. She had B’ette potential in a year that few do.

    Rachel is boring. As a fellow lawyer, yeah, dull. Not seeing it. Should have gone with Danielle Lombard as a first. She would have been one too. She would have pulled more guys in too. Sorry, but Rachel will not be a huge draw for the guys. She is nice and pretty, but lacks an “it” factor.

    The edit this year has been awful. Way too much Corinne, and not enough other girls. The formula is super stale. The ridiculous girls get too much time. It just isn’t funny anymore. This franchise thinks way more is often more, and they do not know when to stop. That Stop sign 3 episodes ago and they finally pumped the brakes this week.

    Honestly, I hope Nick ends up alone. Just not seeing a connection with any girl now. It’s a farce to begin with, but at least in previous years it seems like the lead has real connections with some girls. This year, just nothing. It is bad.

  6. rob22

    February 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Well, for once I don’t have a lot to add to what everyone else has been saying. This season is a snoozer. I made it 15 minutes into yesterday’s episode & went to sleep. Gotta watch the rest today…. unless… eyes… getting…. heavy. Snoooooore. It is pretty embarrassing for Nick that he’s still basically a 22 year old skirt chaser at 37 years old. Sadly, he seems proud of it. But heck, the Kardashians embarrass themselves every single episode & look where they are now. There’s a formula there, I guess. But I really don’t understand why anyone would want to humiliate themselves to gain a Social Media following so they can pimp out ads for penis enlargement & fake news sites. Isn’t that market already saturated?

  7. renelson23

    February 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    This is the worst season yet and that is saying a lot after some of the other icky ones – I think they made a huge huge huge mistake casting this clown…JMHO

  8. valadega

    February 7, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    ABC should be ashamed of themselves for subjecting us the loyal viewers to this mess. Nick as The Bachelor has been a disaster, what a clunker series this time. I don’t get any chemistry with him and any of these women. Whomever he picks is doomed to fail. Face it Nick, you are just NOT INTO these women!

  9. RaRa

    February 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM

    After last night’s episode, I would really love to see Kristina become the next Bachelorette. She is classy, beautiful, has a compelling backstory, and is quite poised for her age.

  10. caitlyn

    February 7, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    Steve, kissing booth that Josh Murray is doing is for charity, Enduring Hearts, for babies & kids with heart problems. He has done fundraising for them for years.

  11. kathscof

    February 7, 2017 at 2:40 PM

    1) ponce city market is pretty cool….but you can see from the “famousness” of the other participants, it’s just a bunch of locals….nobody earth shattering..

    And 2) HOW did these girls stink so bad at volleyball?!?!? Jasmine even said that she had never played volleyball in her life….they never took any PE class or gym? What did they do with all those hours in their school? And I’m sure they have been to a beach sometime in their life….isn’t volleyball like in the top 3 of beach activities with football and frisbee? My mind was blown…

  12. yoyotono

    February 7, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    This whole episode was horribly edited regarding that group date. Just about every episode shows at least one girl “debating” whether or not to go home due to Nick’s actions. I became a Kristina fan after this episode. I agree that Jasmine was provoked to her reaction, which was expected. The choking joke thing was kind of weird though. I hope we get to see Alexis on BIP this summer.

  13. cdorward

    February 8, 2017 at 5:55 AM

    Agree, volleyball scene was weird. Since when do they all separate and sit alone on a group date? Something happened, why wouldn’t they show it?
    RS, last week when they showed scenes for this week there was a scene of a group of girls dancing with Nick. Girls were in bikinis. It looked like Jasmine (I think) punched Nick. They never showed that scene. WTH?

  14. allaboutme

    February 8, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    I must be the only one who doesn’t think Raven is as attractive as everyone else is making her out to be. However, I think her personality kicks ass and think she would make for an interesting and entertaining Bachelorette.
    It seems like this season is DRAGGING! Like the whole Liz issue seems like SO long ago – like not even on this season long ago! :-O

  15. dogmomma

    February 8, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    I agree with all the previous posts. This season is painfully boring and I only watch about a third of it and then read the spoilers and comments. I never understood why people were excited to have Nick at the lead because his voice is obnoxious. All I can say is that the producers must be very good at their job to get these young women to fall in love with a boring 36 year old guy who has “been around the block a few too many times”.

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