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The Bachelor 22 - Arie

The “Bachelor” Arie – Episode 7 Recap, “Women Tell All” Tapes Today, & More “Winter Games” Spoilers

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As mentioned last week, the “Women Tell All” tapes this afternoon and Friday they tape the Winter Games Tell All. The interesting thing about today’s taping is will Kendall be a part of it? Usually the WTA airs in between Overnight Dates and the finale, so the final 3 girl (the one who got sent home on the Overnight Dates) is always a part of the WTA. But remember, the WTA is being shown the day BEFORE the overnight dates episode airs. WTA airs Sunday, Feb. 25th, with the Overnight Date episode airing Monday the 26th. Everyone in the audience today will be shown next week’s episode of hometown dates. Well we know at the end of that episode, Kendall, Lauren, and Becca are still remaining. So if Kendall is part of girls group today at the taping, exactly how will they explain that, especially with Lauren and Becca not being there. Having Kendall up there today and commenting on her time on the show seems rather odd, since to the people in attendance, she’s still on the show. I’ve heard she’s there, but maybe she’s just in LA because she lives there and not actually part of the taping. So unless they’re showing the audience BOTH the Hometown and Overnight Date episodes, I don’t see how having Kendall on stage would make any sense. We’ll find out soon enough. Fully expect the WTA storylines to be two-fold: 1) the girls attacking Krystal and 2) Bekah’s age. Since they can’t talk about the finale at all or what happened post-show, what other storylines were there this season?

Don’t forget to get your “Reader Emails” in for tomorrow, and also your “Dr. Reality Steve” emails this week. Also, if you want to be a part of the “He Said, She Said” podcast with myself and Sharleen, we are recording this week. So if you have any questions/comments/queries on any relationship issues and you have Skype, we can record this week for next Thursday’s release of the show. There’s a good chance that in the next few months, the “He Said, She Said” podcast will become a regular thing for free that you can download, so we’re wanting you to be a part of it. It’s a completely different podcast than what I do, and that’s what I like about it. You come on with any problems you’re having, and we try and give our best unbiased advice. It’s been a lot of fun so far and we’re hoping to continue it, but we need your support. So email myself at, or hit up Sharleen if you’re interested in being on this month’s show. Look forward to hearing from you.

Did you see Bekah on Kimmel last night explaining the whole “disappearance” thing? Exactly what I explained it was last week. The outlets that were reporting she was missing and the reason she was found was because someone saw her on the show was such click bait and embarrassing. Then again, I shouldn’t expect anything less from people who don’t do their homework. Here’s what she said last night:

Last week I gave you the episode 1 spoilers on what to expect tonight in the premiere episode of “Winter Games.” Today I’m going to give you episode 2 which airs on Thursday. Next week, I’ll have your episodes 3 & 4 spoilers for you and hopefully what happens at the “Tell All” taping this Friday. Lets face it, their “fun” shows (BIP & now Winter Games), they don’t care nearly as much about spoilers and post show social media accounts. Anybody who follows them clearly saw that Ashley, Kevin, Dean, and Lesley were at Pebble Beach this past weekend. That’s at least the 5th time these couples have been together post show. Yes, Ashley and Kevin are dating. Did she lose her virginity to him? Yes. Will it be a storyline? Yes. Was that the two of them in the black light in bed they showed during the preview? No. That was Dean & Lesley. But Kevin and Ashley are together and have been since the show ended. But it’s only a matter of time before that ends…

Here are your spoilers for episode 1 and what to expect in episode 2 airing Thursday:

-The competition in episode 2 is speed skating. As per the rules of this show, the guys compete against the guys, and the girls against the girls. However, for this competition, they’re surprised and told after it’s all over that the two WORST performances are the ones who get date cards. Dean & Lesley go on their first date where they go tubing, and Luke & Stassi get a date where they go on a horse drawn carriage and then a hot tub out in the cold. I think Luke & Lesley were the two losers in this competition, hence the date card, but not 100% sure. I just know those were the two dates. So either Luke & Lesley lost, or Dean & Stassi were the worst.

-Jordan from New Zealand finally arrives on the show as he apparently had visa issues.

-This is the episode where Kevin and Bibiana (who went on a date in episode 1) end their “relationship” and he starts up with Ashley. Bibiana then becomes a “thing” with Jordan from New Zealand.

-Clare and Benoit, who had a little thing going in the first episode, end up splitting up because Benoit sees she and Christian from Germany have some interest in each other. Clare doesn’t want to be tied down to one person, she lets Benoit know, he cries, and ends up leaving the show.

-The rose ceremony elimination is more like a BIP rose ceremony, as Chris Harrison tells them it’ll be the men handing out roses to the women. The rose hand outs were as follows:

Dean gives his rose to Lesley
Josiah to Ally
Ben to Yuki
Christian to Clare
Courtney to Lily
Luke to Stassi
Kevin to Ashley
Jordan to Bibiana
Michael G. to Jenny. I think. It’s either Jenny, Rebecca, or Tiffany. But I think it’s Jenny.

I’ll have your episodes 3 & 4 spoilers next week, as there’s a mass exodus of people before the finale, kinda like how they do on BIP once they tell everyone to couple up. That’s essentially what happens this season and a ton of people leave.

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  1. adelina

    February 13, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Ugh….this season. So incredibly boring. Boring lead and boring contestants. Boredom all around. Maybe we could start a drinking game: every time Arie says “I love that,” you take a shot.

  2. tinyred500

    February 13, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    I’m waaaay behind with my viewing of Arie’s season, but it appears I’m not missing too much! Lol Sean Lowe’s tweet on the bachelor was far better and funnier!

    I’m far more shocked that RS has never heard of any other truffle other than chocolate ones! SMH! Lol They are expensive, the white one’s especially so…even truffle oil. However, going on what RS says he eats…I’m not entirely surprised he’s never heard of a fungi truffle. 😉

  3. rob22

    February 13, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    I was thinking about saying that Arie doesn’t seem to have a great connection with Tia or Kendall, so that the ending is getting pretty obvious. But, honestly I don’t see that much of a connection with Becca or Lauren either. I mean, they seem to like him well enough. Well, scratch that. No they don’t. Lauren is a wet rag. Kendall is just kinda there. Becca and Tia do seem to like Arie…. or the potential cash and prizes. Anyway, it’s a mess. I guess they needed the switcheroo at the end to prevent this whole season from being one big buzzkill. Although Arie’s not detestable on the show like Juan Pah-Blow, it has the same kind of vibe. A lot of borderline interest and no sense that any of the relationships would go very far. I imagine the edits of the last few weeks will be pretty nutty.

  4. shouldbeworking

    February 13, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    Last night every time Arie said ‘Yes, yes’ he really meant ‘No, no, you are not getting a rose’.
    I agree with rob22 – zero connection with any of them. When Arie and Lauren were together, it was uncomfortable to watch – and then all of a sudden she turns it on at dinner? Whaaatttt??

  5. akblondee

    February 13, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    I think Arie left the table after Lauren said she was falling in love with him because he had gas. Just saying!

  6. tinyred500

    February 13, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    Lol lol Well that’s one feasible reason! Not very romantic….but! Lol 😛

  7. freeasabird

    February 13, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Thought of something good about Arie. He’s not afraid to let his gray hair show. Or else he’s just trying to show us how mature he is?

  8. upmyalley

    February 13, 2018 at 10:00 PM

    Omg this is such a snooze fest I actually cannot bear to watch an entire episode. Arie is the most surface human being I’ve ever witnessed. He’s also so cheesy and tacky. I really can’t watch anymore and I was already 2 episodes behind. Know I remember why. Yawn… I’ll just wait for the After the Final Rose. It should be funny and a wreck. Lol. I feel bad for Lauren. Okay, I don’t really. She did what she knew she had to do to get far and Arie came back for her so good luck with that girlfriend. Not.

  9. trainwrecktv

    February 13, 2018 at 10:24 PM

    That’s exactly what my husband said as we were watching it. He thinks flatulence is the only explanation. My vote is that even Arie sees how ridiculous it is that she is “falling in love” even though she is too scared to talk about anything other than how scared she is and he didn’t want to laugh in her face. Either way, I don’t understand why production didn’t edit around it. They could have easily cut to a scripted ITM.

    It seems like they have really dropped the ball on the editing this season. Either the girls have zero personality/substance, or they are intentionally cutting everything out that isn’t a version of “I’m so scared!” Either way it is bad tv, and for the first time, I couldn’t care less who the bachelorette will be. I’m not a fan of any of them. Feels like this franchise is going downhill fast and nobody working there cares anymore. Chris Harrison doesn’t even want to show up for rose ceremonies…

  10. jlal

    February 14, 2018 at 4:21 AM

    I agree this season is a tad boring, but think it has to be the edit. I must say though, I hate the seasons when they fixate on the bad seed and then beat that horse to death. Then it becomes the (fill in the blank) show and not about the lead. The women do come across as a tad boring this season, but that too has to be the edit. I don’t know why they can’t show more interaction between the women at the house and hotels. Then we may actually see their personalities and get a sense of who they really are. They used to do that. It is like if they don’t have major read: manufactured drama they don’t show anything. The women this season are much more educated and intelligent then past seasons, so they may not be able to manipulate them as much.

    Arie is not more or less genuine or boring than any of the other bachelors in my opinion. He certainly is not as bad as Juan-Pah-Blow, not by a long shot.

  11. rob22

    February 14, 2018 at 6:26 AM

    OK, I’m just going to say it. This show is over for me now that Jacqueline is gone. Oh well, it’s not like she was lighting things up with tons of personality, but she’s very good looking and intelligent. I think she should have stayed. Oh well, I suppose the “dramatic ending” should provide a decent train wreck viewing experience.

  12. LM111

    February 14, 2018 at 7:27 AM

    I know it’s just me, but I really didn’t see that appeal of Bekah or Jacqueline. Physically, Bekah has a very round, puffy face, the kind I’m never attracted to. Also, she looks a tad like a teenage boy. Not into it. Jacqueline is just average looking to me. People keep saying she’s intelligent, but I haven’t seen that for myself (am I supposed to assume she’s smart because she tells us she’s going to school? Weird logic. If Krystal announced that she was planning on going to law school, would we all ignore what we see and form the opinion that she’s an intellectual?! Of all the girls, Kendall and Sienne seem to be the brightest. Lauren B seems too bland, and I can’t get past her Jan Brady look. For Bachelorette, I’m for Tia or Kendall!

  13. teesanz

    February 14, 2018 at 8:47 AM

    If Kendall is not at WTA, it would be odd to have her at the finale…unless they have already chosen her to be the Bachelorette! She is waaaay better than the other finalists. Becca is sweet but boring. Lauren (if she dumps Arie) doesn’t talk enough and is also boring. Tia would have been okay, but she kind of came off bitchy talking about Bekah and eberyone loves Bekah so much that might have killed it for her. Seinne is the total package, but she was also a bit boring. I say Kendall!

  14. jlal

    February 14, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Kendall or Tia for the next bachelorette. Either would work out well. Bekah is way too young. and the other Becca may be okay if she is the lead. We really haven’t seen much personality, but she also isn’t a total snooze fest like Lauren.

    Jacqueline is pretty, all the women were this year. However, I don’t think she was the prettiest by any imagination. Eyes way too big for her face and mouth way to small. Plus, she has the kind of eyes where you can see the whites all the way around or at the top or bottom of the irises and that just creeps me out. They are called sanpaku eyes.

  15. tamz171926

    February 14, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Can’t remember at which part my husband walked into the room, but he watched for about 2 minutes and said “That guy is full of crap!”

    I haven’t watched in years but continue to read Steve’s recaps. Decided to watch a couple of weeks ago just so I can see the train wreck about to happen.

    I thought Jacqueline was pretty, but way too clingy and kind of desperate. She did the right thing though.

    I’m all for Kendall for the next Bachelorette.

  16. cjscjs711

    February 18, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    I agree with what a few other people on here have said. My gaydar is going off.

  17. tjudd

    February 20, 2018 at 7:42 AM

    NO!!! It’s not just you!! I never thought Bekah was remotely attractive. She got on my nerves. I thought she looked like a teenaged boy too!! And Jaqueline? I didn’t see the appeal. Def not “Bachelor”-esque type, looks wise. She remi ded me of a doll from the 50’s with those weird, bug eyes & chubby chheks. Sorry. Both should’ve been gone long ago! Kendall is cute & Lauren seems boring, but pretty.

  18. avgjoe

    February 20, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    I know this is a week late, but I had to catch up in my viewing.

    Jacqueline eliminating herself impacted this somewhat, but essentially, Arie “spoiled” his own season by giving out the roses in this episode in the order of the final results. Becca got the first date and the rose. Followed by Lauren, Kendall, and Tia. Is that just a coincidence or what? I wonder if that has ever happened before.

  19. nicjeanpar

    February 21, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    So I just watched this episode today and was i the only one that heard “when I walked in with EMILY on my arm…” when he was with Lauren??

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