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The Bachelorette 14 - Becca

The “Bachelorette” Becca – Episode #1 Recap, the Garrett Instagram Controversy, BIP Cast Info, & Much More

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-Once the cocktail party begins, Becca gives a toast to breakup and heartbreak, she has so much love to give, looking for a teammate in life, etc. Pretty standard toast. Connor steals her away first but doesn’t do much with it. At least that we’re shown. Clay gets her next and, you guessed it, plays with clay. They each make figures of the other person. I’m no professional artist, but, lets just say these two aren’t giving Vincent van Gogh a run for his money anytime soon. And yes, I’m aware that van Gogh didn’t craft with clay either. Although by some of his paintings, you’d think they were drawn by a 6th grader who ate play doh. Was there anything in life when you were in middle school than smelling play doh? Just me? Ok. I’ll excuse myself now.

-John is a software engineer and says he created the app for Venmo. Pretty safe to say he’s doing well for himself. My question is about Venmo. I just started using it maybe the end of 2017. Is it just me, or does anyone else find it weird that you can view the transactions of people you know? I’m aware that you can set it to private, which I do for all my transactions. But a lot of people don’t. I just find it so odd that I’m able to go on that app and see people that I know and what they paid for. Bills, drinking, rent, lawn service, etc. I don’t know, again maybe it’s just me, but I find that awfully strange that I know things about people based on what they paid people for that I never thought I would or should know. Uhhh, thanks John?

-Christon takes Becca outside and has a little surprise for her. He wants to dunk on her. What better way to impress your future girlfriend than posterizing her Lebron-style on national TV. Basically she holds a basketball over her head, he spread eagles over her, all while grabbing the ball in the same motion and dunking. We’ve seen this numerous times in the NBA dunk contest, so it’s nothing original. However he was in a suit, so I’ll give him that. And he’s a professional dunker whose job it is to do this for a living and get paid for it, so I would expect him to make it. Good on you, Christon. Being a former Globetrotter, I’m shocked he didn’t go with that oh-so-hilarious bit of pouring a bucket of confetti over her head. Bahahahahahaahhahahahahaahahahahaha. Such a knee slapper that one is. Or the basketball under the jersey so the ref doesn’t know where the ball is. Where do they come up with such hilarious hijinx?

-Jean Blanc, he of the cologne empire, has a poem for Becca. Now, these usually go one of two ways: the Chris Siegfried way where he ends up married. Or every other way: embarrassingly crash and burn. Jean Blanc, show us what you got:

“Forever engraved is our fate today,
I’ve longed for the day of meeting you, Becca K.
So I’m hopeful that this journey ends with a wedding ring,
But before all of that, lets do the damn thing.”

Go away. Never write another poem again and throw that one in the fire. And if we’re really being technical here, it didn’t even make sense. He says he HOPES the journey ends with a wedding ring, but then says “before that,” lets do the damn thing. Based on Becca’s definition last season of “lets do the damn thing,” that meant a proposal. So Jean Blanc is all f***ed up. Inhaled too many fragrances pre-show I guess.

-They made sure to show us her time with Blake because, well, they have to give us SOME intrigue to the season. Blake tells her before this, he was in a pretty serious relationship that ended abruptly. Becca is all about Blake and can relate to everything he says because Arie. You know, that engagement that lasted 6 weeks before he called Lauren on New Year’s Day, and the second he heard her voice he knew it was over with Becca? Which is about as absurd as him believing the producers had his best interest at heart when they told him to film the break up. Anyway, Becca likes Blake and Blake likes Becca. The end.

-David in the chicken suit naturally does the chicken dance with Becca. Since we all know the chicken dance, especially at weddings, is what gets everyone going. David seems like a good guy who got talked into a horrible gimmick the first night. She seems to like his energy and that he’s able to laugh at himself. He takes off the chicken head so she can see he’s actually a real person and not some mutant. Probably a good idea. What isn’t a good idea is you continuing the chicken puns like calling Becca a “cool chick.” David, why don’t you stop talking for a while. Go take a seat over there and rest up, buddy.

-Garrett takes Becca outside to the pool to do some fishing. He’s teaching her to handle his pole and I just went there. Also gives her a fly used for fly fishing as a keepsake. She tells us Garrett reminds her of home, he’d fit in so well with her family, her family is gonna love him…and then the internet exploded on Thursday and pretty much their lives have been turned upside down. He had to delete his original Instagram, started a new one, already receiving tons of hate and bot trolls, sooooo yeah…Enjoy life for the next 2 months Garrett of not being able to address this publicly. I guess we all just play the waiting game now. Either they get out in front of this and let him address it or release a statement on his behalf, or we wait til the finale in August to hear what he has to say. But based on social media reaction, there really is no point to keep an IG account open this season unless he shuts off the comment. Every picture he posts will get spammed by trolls. Becca’s already is.

-We have two night one “drama” stories. First is Chris knows Chase’s ex from Florida. After Chase showed up on the ATFR, Chris got a text from this ex, she trashed Chase saying he’s not there for the right reasons, only likes to hang with his boys, and is just on the show to revamp his marketing business or something. Chris tells this to a couple of the guys, then confronts Chase himself. Chase says that girls is someone he dated for barely a month and maybe spent two weeks total with her. But Chase wants to get out in front of it and tells Becca, even though he never even asked Chris what this ex said. So Chase brings it to her attention, but then runs out and gets Chris to explain what his ex said about him in front of Becca. And if your head hasn’t exploded yet by this sentence, you’re a better person than me.

-The other drama revolved around Jake from Minnesota. Becca pulled him aside because she wonders why in the times that they hung out pre-show, he never had or showed any interest in her but now he does. If you want to know all the wrong things to say to a woman you’re trying to secure a rose from, take “Jake from Minnesota’s Horrible Rhetoric 101.”

1) Even though Becca tells him they’ve met on multiple occasions, Jake swears they’ve only met once at a Christmas party. Strike one.

2) Jake: “I hope you don’t hold that against me.”

Becca: “No, I don’t.” Translation: Of course I do, you moron. Strike two.

3) Jake: “I’ve had a very transformative year. I’m a new Jake.” Translation: I bought a TV and saw that you were on it so I applied. Strike three.

After she sends him off, Jake leaves us with this beauty. Jake: “Ask anyone. I’m one of the most romantic there is.” If you have to boast about how romantic you say other people can claim you are, then you aren’t in the least bit and no one buys your sh*t. Strike 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

-Rose Ceremony time. Garrett already safe with a rose because he got the first impression rose once he let Becca hold his pole. Fishing pole. Get your mind out of the gutter, people. Becca: “Y’all look so handsome…long night…so patient…so thanks for time with you guys…if you didn’t get a rose, it’s not because you’re not amazing, I’m just following my gut. And actually, it kinda is cuz you’re not amazing. And don’t have some incredibly bizarre likes on your old Instagram accounts.”

Lincoln, Blake, Rickey, Jean Blanc, Christon, Clay, Wills, Connor, Jason, John, Ryan, Alex, Nick, Trent, Colton, David, Jordan, Leo, and Mike get roses.

“Becca, Gentleman…it’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. I’m still bitching I’ve done this show for 16 years with zero Emmy nominations and I feel we deserve it even though nothing we produce is hard to do and it’s standard across pretty much every reality dating format.”

Chris R. with the final rose of the night over Chase and the rest of the unnamed guys who will do their hardest to stay relevant in the social media world if they don’t make Paradise. The #1 job occupation for night 1 eliminatees? DM slider. Count on it.

That’ll do it for this week. Next week we got the tuxedo/wedding group date that Rachel & Bryan are part of, Blake’s 1-on-1, then the dodgeball group date. I think this is the episode as well where David Ravitz falls off the bunk bed, breaks his nose, suffers a concussion and actually had bleeding on the brain and had to be hospitalized. That’s why you see the ambulances in the season preview. He misses the rose ceremony, but comes back. It either happens in episode 2 or 3, but I’m pretty sure 2. Scary stuff.

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  1. ladyjane747

    May 30, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    Willowby – not to generalize? You just did. Perfect example of the tolerant left and Ashley and her ilk right there. LOL

  2. lm3016

    May 30, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    I completely agree! Did this whole thing with Garrett need to be addressed? ABSOLUTELY! But by Becca! And the timing of this on Ashley’s part, during the week when she knows Becca will be doing publicity for the show right and left, has to put on his happy facade despite probably being hurt and angry, and not have the time she really needs to address this with Garrett. Ashley has convicted and crucified Garrett, and no matter what he says, how he apologizes, what the true case is, she opened the door for Becca to be bullied on social media, and has unfortunately created even more public hardship on an early relationship. It’s almost like her goal of releasing this in the way she did is to cause strife in their relationship because “Becca deserves better.” Poor Becca..already humiliated publicly once this year, and no matter the outcome..if they break up, she has “poor taste and judgement in men” or if they stay together “she supports a homophobic, transphobic, racist with no empathy”. If Ashley truly supported women, she should have taken it to Becca. I don’t support Garrett’s seemingly state of mind, but I sure don’t support hurting other women either

  3. sc07

    June 2, 2018 at 8:56 AM

    He’s only being judged because it appears that he is a conservative. In today’s world especially anything or anybody that is connected with Hollywood, you’re automatically looked down on and bullied for having conservative beliefs. They call everybody that have conservative views racist, judgmental, and intolerant. When they are being everything they claim to hate. Liberals say they are open minded but how open minded are you when you judge somebody for their political views. They proclaim to hate bullying but yet they think they can bullying someone into having the same mindset as theirs. It’s getting to the point we no longer even have freedom of speech.
    Leave the man alone and quit judging and thinking you know him by his Instagram likes, especially since we don’t even have his side of the story. It’s a shame that someone is always offended by whatever you say or do. I’m sure there’s a whole lot more to him as a person.

  4. SeaDub

    June 7, 2018 at 6:39 AM

    Left or right or middle – we all know wrong and creating, laughing at, liking and / or supporting a photo of a child being thrown over a wall is wrong. All decent human beings know this. Do not let politics cloud that over. And bravo to Ashley Spivey for bringing it to our attention.

    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing” – Edmund Burke.

    And I remind or inform you that the rise of Nazism came from cartoons about Jews.

    Lastly, feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. There is nothing “nazi” about it.

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