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The “Bachelorette” Episode 8 Recap Incl Podcasts, Dean, and BIP Premiere Date Set

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-The comical thing about last night’s episode is that all anyone is talking today about is Dean’s hometown. Like, are any of your friends discussing what happened in the first three dates? Didn’t think so. The show built it up, the show exploited their family as much as they could, and in the end, for what? Doesn’t seem like Dean and his dad grew any closer. If anything, it made it worse. So congrats to ABC for how they handled that. Very professional. I just find it amazing a guy who hasn’t spoken to his dad in 2 years somehow was able to get him to agree to appear on a reality TV show. I literally couldn’t even with that date.

-The dates were filmed in this order back in April: Bryan, Peter, Dean, then Eric. Of course on TV, they showed them completely out of order. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. This season was one of those times they did. Eric was up first, and he decided to rock the denim on denim look. Nice. I totally did that too – in 1993. And same color denim for both, E? At least I went with the dark blue denim shirt with the light blue pants. Ballin’ I tell ya’.

-Eric and Rachel played a little basketball. Did Rachel ask Eric to see what he’s got? Or did Eric ask her? Eric was on the basketball date earlier this season. Remember that one? It was like, 17 months ago. The one where DeMario’s ex girl showed up and went all “Cash me ousside how bout dat” on everyone? Yeah, that one. Eric played on that date, so she’d already seen him play. Now if Eric was the one that asked her, I apologize. I wasn’t paying that close attention due to the fact that Eric’s wardrobe had me all flustered.

-Eric explains to Rachel again how his family life was growing up, and basically it was the series “The Wire” played out in real life. Good to see he made it out of there and made something of himself, because growing up in an environment like that, it’s really tough not to get caught up in that. So much respect to him for being able to stay clean through it. It’s still completely bizarre he’s 29 (?), but has never been in love, never had a serious girlfriend, and never has brought anyone home to his family. I mean, that’s great and all, but for the purposes of this show, that makes zero sense. I hope one day to have Eric on the podcast down the line. I think would be an incredibly interesting guy to talk to for sure.

-Eric’s Aunt Verna seemed like a super fan of the show, no? Then again, she is an author and public speaker. She knew the game (@VernaMyers). She knew all about what was going on and BAM! Wanted to just chuck that race card out immediately asking Rachel how it’s been dealing with it. Verna has no doubt that Eric really cares for Rachel because, well, I don’t know how she knows that considering she’s never seen that from her nephew before. He doesn’t bring girlies home. Ever. Like, really? Not even a friend? An acquaintance? Eric never brought a date over? Went to prom? Nothing? I’m sorry Eric. Hopefully this show allows you to open up in the future and now be so closed off to humans with a vagina. It’s ok. They mean you no harm, I swear.

-At the end of the date, Eric told Rachel, “I love this girl, but let me explain to you what that means. I really care about you.” Ummmmm, no. Yeah, Eric isn’t ready for this jelly. Bryan and Peter are light years ahead of you man. You don’t drop the L word on Rachel for the first time like that, then follow it up with an explanation of what you mean. At that point, you might as well have just let her lift you up over her head, and chuck you into the friend zone, because that’s where you were at that point. E, you’re a good man. Just not right for this show. Maybe we’ll see you in the Winter Games tearing it up, but for the time being, peace out.



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