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The Bachelorette 13 - Rachel

The “Bachelorette” Rachel Episode 3 Recap, My Appearance on Olivia’s Podcast, & DeMario’s Ex

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-We open where we left off last week. DeMario coming up the driveway wanting to speak with Rachel after his side piece showed up at the basketball game to out him. Lexi. Do I think DeMario was messing around with this girl? Absolutely. Was he doing it probably close to him leaving for filming? I’m sure. Was she his girlfriend? No. This is a girl who’s from Vancouver who moved to LA to try and be a model/actress. So it’s hard to take anything she did on that show seriously. Her name is Lexi Thexton. I’m sorry, but if you have X’s in your first AND last name, you’re pretty much destined for a life on the pole, right? That’s too many x’s. She can’t be trusted. And with Instagram selfies like this, she’s trying waaaaaaayyy too hard to get noticed. I screen shot these since I’m guessing within minutes of this post going up, she’ll set her account to private.

Instagram – lexithexton

I rest my case. DeMario probably did the right thing running the other way on her. Could he have handled it better? Sure. But the fact that she went on this show to out him was more about herself and whatever career she’s striving for and less about actually being hurt by him. And oh yeah, Rachel didn’t want to hear what he had to say and shut it down immediately. Boy bye.

-Jonathan the creeper is back and, well, just when you think he can’t get any creepier, he turns into a mascot, dawns these giant cushioned hands and makes all of us at home cringe in our chairs. I don’t even know what that was. Was it supposed to be endearing? I mean, Rachel did say Jonathan always finds a way to make her laugh, but that’s just her being nice, right? There’s no way she could possibly find that the least bit funny, especially after knowing the guy likes to tickle her. I applaud Rachel for not embarrassing some of these guys. My guess is she wants to run out of the room screaming when Jonathan approaches with his sh** eating grin and a vibe that gives anyone the heebie jeebies.

-Alex has a little foreplay with Rachel by showing her he can carry on a conversation with her all while solving a Rubik’s cube. He’s like a total Russian whiz. Hey, maybe he hacked…forget it. Just seeing Alex pull out this stunt made me Google that one kid who set the world record for quickest time solving the Rubik’s cube. Seriously, this is ridiculous. He needs to get out more:

WTF? 4.73 seconds? Are you kidding me? How is that even possible? I can’t get one side in an hour let alone six in under 5 seconds. I appreciate his passion. I’m sure it’s damn cool to brag about a world record. I just don’t think he’s getting laid anytime in the next millennium.

-Will got a little make out in by taking her outside and playing mini basketball with her. They really didn’t show any of their conversation but made sure to show us the make out for what was coming later. Which then brought us to Whaboom and Blake. In case you didn’t know, Blake hates Whaboom. Kinda like most of America does right now. Whaboom gets some alone time with Rachel and tells her that Blake came into his room when he was sleeping, stood over him, and ate a peeled banana. The best part about all this ridiculousness was Rachel asking in return, “Did he finish the banana?” To which Whaboom responded, “No, I just finished him off.” Ok, he didn’t say that. But with the sexual tension between these two spewing out of our television screens, he might as well have. So Rachel now must go to Blake with this story and Blake immediately shoots it down with, “Well, bananas have carbs and I don’t eat carbs.” Who knows who’s telling the truth at this point, and honestly, does it really matter? These two were cast with one goal in mind: to pit them against each other and deliver over-the-top stories like this. They got their wish.

-Rose ceremony time. Josiah, Peter, and Dean are safe with roses. Rachel: “Thank you for this week…sorry for DeMario taking time away…supportive and having my back…thank you for being here for me to those that don’t get roses…just don’t see a future…and I have an announcement to make…ABC wanted me to get this in early…next season’s Bachelorette is Lexi Thexton!!!!” (I seriously can’t get over her name. Like, I shouldn’t be the least bit surprised THAT girls name is Lexi Thexton).

Bryan, Bryce, Eric, Anthony, Will, Jonathan, Jack, Matt, Alex, Adam, Kenny, Brady, Lee, Iggy, and Fred receive roses.

“Rachel, gentleman, this is the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. If Whaboom receives this, I’m quitting my $60k an episode job, jumping ship over to some other dating show so Mike Fleiss can throw shade at me like he did with Pete and Cassie, and I’ll go be an executive producer for ‘UnREAL’ and give them some SERIOUS dirt.” Ok, he didn’t say that. You got me.

-Usually once dudes are eliminated from rose ceremonies, or even the women, we see a few of their ITM’s, they’re crying or whatever, and that’s that. Oh no. We weren’t done with Blake and Whaboom by a long shot. They’re both shooting their closing ITM’s about 20-30 yards from each other. Blake decides to walk over to him and give him a piece of his mind. Tell him “f**k you, you’re a piece of sh**, you’re a wannabe comedian and a washed up joke.” All true by the way, but still, that didn’t sit well with the Whaboomer. He didn’t really have any comeback for Blake other than talking about nutrition, sports training and protein shakes. But I tell ya’, it was glorious to watch. I can’t believe in 33 previous seasons, this has never happened. At least that was shown. Two people both getting eliminated at the same time and basically arguing on the way out. This needs to happen more often because it was pretty classic. Anytime someone sober is arguing with a drunk, usually hilarity ensues. Whaboom couldn’t put together a thought without stumbling all over himself, yet he was so in Blake’s head, Blake almost went nuts. More of this please.

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  1. RaRa

    June 6, 2017 at 9:39 AM

    I didn’t really see anything that offensive in Lee’s tweets; he was expressing his opinion about the NAACP (as well as Black Lives Matter) being a racist organization (although he goes so far as to also label them “terrorist”). I didn’t see anything in his tweets which would be considered evidence of himself being racists (he didn’t imply that blacks are inferior, etc.). It may have been in poor taste, but not racist in my opinion.

    I’m equally happy with Bryan or Peter. Hopefully Peter will be the next Bachelor.

  2. rob22

    June 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    @RaRa: so you AGREE with Lee that the NAACP and BLM are racists organizations? Hmmmm.
    To summarily call them racists is just a smear to dismiss their legitimacy. If people want to take issue with certain positions they take, and make legitimate arguments, I don’t think anyone would have a problem with that. I’m personally not a fan of some of the things they say and do (like blocking traffic and repeating statements in public commentary about scenarios that have been proven false). But dismissing them as racists? That’s what’s called an ad hominem attack. By definition that’s a logical fallacy…. basically just character assassination, and not a valid critique. Any way you look at it, Lee’s tweets were way out of line.

  3. cjscjs711

    June 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM

    The guy Lee revealed who he is. I know it’s just a TV show, but still a shame that someone so blatantly racist got on.

  4. RaRa

    June 6, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    @rob22: I didn’t say I agreed, I said it was his opinion, regarding the racism of those other organizations. Having an opinion about a race-based organization’s approach to racial issues does not necessarily make you a racist in and of itself. I can’t judge whether he is a racist or not unless I hear his reasoning behind his opinion. I do agree that some organizations seem to work to the detriment, rather than to improve, the plight endured by blacks in today’s world, even when they are well intended. I don’t want to make the mistake of assuming that he is basing those opinions simply on the fact that they support minorities. I will say again that even with giving him the benefit of the doubt surrounding his statements, he should have not gone the joke route, but stated his viewpoint in a clear manner. As it was, it came across making him look like an insensitive jerk at the very least.

  5. taxionna

    June 6, 2017 at 1:37 PM

    @RaRa: Comparing the NAACP to the KKK is pretty darn racist. One is a civil rights organization, and the other is a hate group. Period.

    Steve – it’s not “kink in his armor” it’s “chink in his armor,” although “kink” would certainly be more entertaining.

  6. crushonspivey

    June 6, 2017 at 3:33 PM

    This season has been about as exciting as Anthony and Rachel’s date. Complete with plenty of horse crap. Seriously, super dull mostly.

    And the new reveal on who she picked? She blew it. I give her a 0% chance they are still together in 6 months. 37 year old Miami wannabe playboy? Ok, sure, great choice. Not.

  7. tiggertamer

    June 6, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    I agree with RaRa. “Racist” is a word that gets thrown around too much. It’s an ugly thing to call someone and its inappropriate use diminishes its true meaning. I don’t know whether Lee is a racist but I didn’t see anything in what he posted that would warrant him be branded as such. Maybe he’s just immature, or uninformed, or a complete snake; I don’t know.

    Peter for bachelor.

  8. rob22

    June 7, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    I think the larger point about Lee’s comment is that an attack on an organization is not an “opinion”. When you call an entire group racist, without backing it up with any evidence, it’s an attack. So it was very uncalled for Lee to attack a couple of organizations in the way he did. If he wanted to take issue with something that BLM or the NAACP did, and make a coherent argument to back up his views, I’d welcome that. I think advocacy groups often get themselves into hot water by overdoing their advocacy & stretch their reach into places that are inappropriate. I’d even be OK that maybe Lee forgot to mention the good things that these organizations do. But he shouldn’t get a pass for a social media attack on those groups. Just because that’s what people do these days doesn’t make it smart or right. Your friends MIGHT give you a pass for attacks you make on organizations or groups of people (actually most of your friends think you’re an idiot for doing so) but if you climb into the limelight, you’re no longer going to get the benefit of the doubt.

  9. qtontv

    June 8, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    It wasn’t illogical of Rachel to give Eric the rose–she wants to form her own opinion as every adult should. Had her friends *seen* Eric do something questionable, that’d be a different matter, but all Raven did was essentially relay gossip from two biased sources. That’s valid intel to receive from a friend, but not enough info to completely disregard a guy she seems more in. All the rose does is let him calm down and give them both time to get to know each other. Rachel knows first hand not how difficult it can be. Plus she’s friends with Corinne so probably also feels there are unfair “ganging up” that happens for multiple reasons.

    As for listening to crazy lexxxi, that was more about seeing demario’s lying and shady ways coming out! Rachel is a smart investigator let’s remember!!! Always questioning sources and making observations for herself. Love that we have a smart Bachelorette!

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