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The “Bachelorette” Rachel Epsiode 7 Mini-Recap & Your “Bachelor in Paradise” Episode-by-Episode Spoilers

Some thoughts on last night’s “Bachelorette” episode. We will be back in full recap mode next week for Hometowns.

-The watch that Rachel “bought” Bryan at the Breitling store (no, she didn’t actually buy him anything. The show did that on trade) is damn nice watch. Bryan essentially hasn’t taken it off since filming. Go look at his IG. He’s wearing that watch in a ton of pictures. Now, is that some concrete evidence she’s with him? Not to me it isn’t, because regardless of if I was still with that girl or not, I’d wear that watch every day too. But it sure is ironic.

-So let me get this straight, Bryan’s last relationship didn’t work because he took her to a wedding in Colombia and his mother didn’t approve of her? Is there a reason why we never were told WHY the mother and his ex weren’t ready to “compromise?” On what? Kinda seems like a big part to leave out to the audience. Whatever the case, Rachel made sure her and Bryan got a lot of face sucking in this episode. They’re good at that.

-Talk about an anti-climactic episode. So there’s 6 guys left. Rachel tells the guys (hey, isn’t this Chris Harrison’s job? Did he get a week off from Switzerland or something?) there will be no rose ceremony, three 1-on-1 dates, and a 3-on-1 group date. Roses will be up for grabs every date. We know the three 1-on-1’s were Dean, Peter, and Bryan. Soooooo, THREE guys got their second 1-on-1’s and Matt and Adam never got one all season. And we were supposed to believe even for a half second that either of these guys had a chance at getting a hometown date? Really?

-Yes, whatever happened with Dean last night is pretty much completely irrelevant knowing now of his DLo/Kristina love triangle. And as much as I’d like to kill the guy for that bizarre conversation with Rachel on their date, I mean, it was so heavily edited. You could tell that right? We see conversations every season that are spliced up, but that one was painfully spliced. Basically, it’s to set up Dean’s disaster of a hometown date next week. I had no idea Dean’s “eccentric” dad was basically a wizard now. Someone did a search on Dean’s dad and came up with this. Oh boy. No wonder Dean was dreading Rachel meeting her family. He ain’t lyin’. I have a feeling that’s going to be cringeworthy.

-Peter’s never dated a black woman before. So now that that’s out of the way, he tells us about his most recent break up. Either Peter is a great storyteller and knows how to ham it up for a camera, or, he has the most dramatic breakups in the history of the world that are ripped straight from a movie. He was packing up his stuff, driving away, looking in the rearview mirror as she was crying? Like, that’s real life? Or something straight out of a Rom-Com? Something tells me that story was highly embellished. The thing I want to know is, which ex at home was this that Peter was referring to? There’s a few.

-The 3-on-1 date, like I said, was pretty comical if you looked at it in its purest form. Two guys on the date had never had a 1-on-1 all season. Eric had one before, is a likable guy, and it was a forgone conclusion he was getting a hometown even if you didn’t know the spoilers to the season. I mean, maybe Matt and Rachel did have something between them, but when we basically never saw a conversation between them all season, how are we supposed to take that goodbye of her crying? That’s the producers fault.

-The preview for the rest of the season is kinda anti-climactic as well (is that the third time I’ve used that word today?) considering we all know Rachel’s engaged because she admitted it before the season started. Not that we would’ve thought otherwise since 18 of the last 19 seasons have ended in an engagement, but still. They can build up the drama all they want, and they can make it seem like Rachel’s family isn’t all that thrilled with Bryan but, well, they better get used to him. Then again, we saw this play out on Ashley’s season where her sister literally acted like she hated JP, then by the time of the ATFR, everything was good. So I don’t pay much attention to what the previews show, but just know it’s coming. Rachel’s family isn’t too keen on Bryan and let it be known to her. Obviously wasn’t a major deal in the end.

Next week, we’ve got our hometowns. Yippee!!!!! The season is almost over. “Men Tell All” tapes next weekend as well. Get your “Reader Emails” in today to be posted tomorrow along with any “Dr. Reality Steve” emails you might have for Thursday.

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  1. javagirl

    July 11, 2017 at 11:31 AM

    It looked to me like Peter is not over the ex girlfriend. He cried when he talked about her.

  2. shamelessbachfan

    July 11, 2017 at 12:43 PM

    Agree completely. He seemed too upset about it still.

  3. rob22

    July 11, 2017 at 1:28 PM

    Rachel keeps talking about Bryan being “too good to be true”. Well, if by that she means that he’s got a smooth line for every situation, she’s right. Too bad she doesn’t realize she’s getting Jef Holm 2.0. But what do you expect at this point in the show’s progression? They’ve all got agendas. Bryan’s just happens to be fame & a notch on his belt during the overnights.

  4. crushonspivey

    July 11, 2017 at 1:55 PM

    This season is boring, and whoever was in charge of casting the men needs to be fired. Seriously, so boring, mostly because thee is so litle chemistry between Rachel and most guys. And that is the real drama I want to see. I want to see her with real chemistry with 3 guys or so, see them squirm over it, let it cause natural drama, and watch that.

    Instead it is the Bryan show, the guys know it, the guys hate it and are sort of checking out over it, and Bryan is so swarmy it is hard to root for them. Seriously, she made a really poor choice. The guy is a chump.

    Also, crazy to me that Rachel’s parents put her in an All Black school through high school, and she is still gonna end up with a cheesy white guy, not a solid one. Damn, some plans just don’t work.

  5. ladyjane747

    July 11, 2017 at 6:44 PM

    Peter’s break-up story was an attempt on his part to audition for The Bachelor. I don’t understand why people don’t like Bryan. He’s sexxxy and he has a sexxxy voice, too! He’s obviously so into Rachel and she can see it. That’s what she wants from a guy – that take charge confidence and 100% dedication to her. She’s always making the first move with Peter. For a smart, strong woman like she is in the workplace, I’m sure she wants to give up some of that control in the bedroom and not always have to take the lead. That’s what Bryan offers and it’s super attractive. Those two put a smile on my face when they’re together, not that I believe they’ll get married – maybe, maybe not. Peter’s too laid back. Also, why was Peter’s hair salt and pepper in the snow but darker at dinner? Did he do a Grecian Formula before dinner or was that snow/ice in his hair? I can’t wait to see Dean’s father. He looks like a whack job! LOL Poor Dean, who looks like Mr. Preppy.

  6. ladyjane747

    July 11, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Oh, I don’t think Rachel went to an all-black school. She said it was a small, private, co-ed school. When she was talking to Will and he was telling her he grew up in a white area and went to school with mostly whites and that’s why he hadn’t dated many black women, Rachel told him that she’d had the same experience but had been able to find black men to date. That’s what I thought I heard, anyway.

  7. texashugs

    July 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Rachel went to a small private school that is about 35% black I would estimate–I was a teacher there. She even mentioned to Will that even though she went to a predominately white school, she was able to find opportunities to date back men.

  8. texashugs

    July 11, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Also, you are correct that Bryan is white but this is referring to his race. He is Latino and many latinos culturally don’t call themselves “white”

  9. rob22

    July 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM

    I do agree that this is not at all interesting this season. My wife fell asleep during the last episode, unfortunately I did not. She asked what she missed & I told her absolutely nothing. This episode had no drama or anything of interest. Even without the spoilers, 95% of us could have predicted what happened. I realize that Dean has a nut job Dad for the overnights entertainment. I have to wonder, though, whether the producers dressed him in the Merlin costume, or at least whether the guy is playing a role to gain attention himself. I was expecting some guy with a gray haired pony tail or man bun. Maybe living in a tiny house and offering up a vegan dinner. And since it’s Colorado, possibly lighting up a blunt after dinner. But, come on. Where do you even find an outfit like that? It comes right out of central casting. I think they literally borrowed it from the Lord of the Rings set. If that was for real, the meds are not working. But, I don’t believe it for a minute.

  10. ladyjane747

    July 12, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    I think part of the reason why the most recent episode was a little dull is because of the guys she kept – Matt and can’t-even-remember-his name. The audience was not invested in these two at all. If she had kept Alex around – funny, attractive, interesting or Will – smart, attractive, a good foil for Rachel or Josiah – a cocky character who get get a rise out of Rachel it might’ve been more interesting when she let them go.

  11. qtontv

    July 12, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    So Bryan is sexy as hell, but his “smooth lines” come off sounding sleazy. Also his kisses are gross, but I guess she likes it. I get why she would want to date him but marry him? I find it hard to believe he’s more into her than into himself looking smooth. I do not understand why she’d keep those boring white guys around, and let some others go like the Russian and the horseback riding date guy. I mean at least there seemed to be some level of chemistry there. The other two #5 and #6 guys were basically filler. I still love her though!

  12. tater

    July 13, 2017 at 1:14 AM

    The whole bachelor /Bachelorette franchise reminds me of highschool. You’ve always got that one group of guys and one group of girls who all share each other. Sleep with each other, get tired of one move on to the next in the group then recycle.

  13. jlal

    July 13, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    I agree Peter does not seem that into her. About some of the guys being boring, I wonder if they just are not getting a good edit. There are some every season that you never see or hear much about, most likely because they’re focusing on the “bad” boy or girl too much.

  14. keddo

    July 13, 2017 at 3:57 PM

    ladyjane747: “Also, why was Peter’s hair salt and pepper in the snow but darker at dinner? Did he do a Grecian Formula before dinner or was that snow/ice in his hair?”

    The date was literally taking place within a cloud at sub-freezing temperatures. The very fine water droplets within the cloud condensed as fine ice particles on Peter’s hair. If you’ve ever gone swimming at an outdoor hot spring pool on a cold winter day, you may have experienced something similar.

  15. upmyalley

    July 17, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    I find all these final guys cheesy and undesirable. I wouldn’t date any of them. I like a manly man and these guys are all too feminine for me. My gaydar is sounding. Bryan, nope, just not buying what he’s selling. I don’t find him sexy or appealing. I felt really bad for Dean during his hometown. I could tell how embarrassed he was. What a whack job that daddy is. Bryans mommy, o heck No! Wouldn’t be caught dead trying to compete with that clincher. Not impressed all around and frankly, I’m disappointed in Rachel’s choices.

  16. upmyalley

    July 17, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    I meant Bryans mom is a clinger.

  17. yoyotono

    July 17, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    I think Eric should be the Bachelor, I’m a fan. I like all of Rachel’s final 3 guys. I just hope she doesn’t get played by Bryan.

  18. mrsechevarria

    July 18, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    I so agree! Brian gets a little more sleazy each episode! I haven’t been this disappointed in a spoiler since Emily chose Jef, with one F!

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