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The Bachelorette 14 - Becca

The “Bachelorette” Becca Episode 2 Recap, Garrett’s Apology, & the Fan Appreciation Party This Weekend

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-Cocktail party time. Clay is up first and he wants to share his TD celebration with her. He shows her what all the kids are doing nowadays – flossing – then they start kissing. Not bad. What I think he should’ve done was break out an ipad and show her this TD catch he had from Michael Vick:

Not bad to get his feet inbounds as he was being shoved out of the back of the end zone. Although, I didn’t see him flossing after that TD. Guess he updated his dance for Becca to be cooler. Hey, works for me.

-We get quick clips of Becca talking to some of the other guys – John wrote her a poem then kissed her. Connor apologized for his complete overreaction of Lincoln’s picture, so he presented her with a framed picture of him covered in mud from the obstacle course that day, and they both threw it in the pool since that’s the old Connor. We want to start fresh with the new Connor. Unfortunately, Lincoln vs Connor essentially continues the whole season so this isn’t dying anytime soon because some portrait got wet. If only Connor knew then what we all know now, boy, that could’ve gotten interesting. Imagine Connor having THAT knowledge about Lincoln and the sh*t he would’ve stirred up? I’m sorry. I can’t help myself.

-So because Jordan loves himself more than any other human ever (is that ex of his really watching this and actually thinking this is a good catch?), of course he has to make a spectacle of himself at the cocktail party, so he strips down into just his boxer briefs and dress shoes, and interrupts David’s time with Becca. Yes, a guy walked up to her in his underwear, and she shushed David away to hug Jordan and have him sit right next to her. Yeah, don’t think they didn’t have episode 5’s 2-on-1 already set up in their head when the David vs Jordan battle was happening. David confronted Jordan about this later, we get words like “ingenuity” and “professionality” out of Jordan, which goes to show where his intellect lies in this conversation. Jordan doesn’t think he needs to validate himself to David, and even I’m a little taken aback by the fact he knew how to use the word “validate” correctly in a sentence. Points for him? Nah. He’s an ass clown that thinks being a model brings some sort of stature to him. Too much salt spray in his hair has seeped into his brain and caused permanent damage unfortunately. The douchelicker part of his brain has been triggered and there’s no shutting it off.

-Colton gets another chance to explain himself to Becca and basically nothing gets resolved. Becca is still struggling with the fact he had a relationship with her friend. And we haven’t even gotten into his public relationships with Aly and Savannah, clearly more PR moves. I highly doubt this is brought up all season, but lets see. He tells her he’s here because he wants to get to know her, and that relationships are built on honesty and trust and she’ll always have that with him. I wish at that very second Becca would’ve asked him, “So if Tia would’ve been the Bachelorette, would you have gone on for her too?” The honest answer would’ve been yes, but he never would’ve admitted that. This Colton/Tia thing is juuuuuust getting started. Lets see how they both handle this in Paradise.

-Rose ceremony time. Jean Blanc, Blake, and Wills safe with roses. Becca: “Thank you for being so patient…wasn’t easy…deciding is really hard…all of you are amazing…except that ridiculous poser in the corner currently only wearing a blanket to a rose ceremony.”

Chris R, Jason, John, Clay, Mike, Connor, Leo, David, Garrett, Nick, Ryan, Christon, Jordan, and Lincoln get roses.

“Becca, gentleman. It’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. We haven’t seen this level of narcissism on a season since Robby did, well, everything he did.”

Colton gets the last rose to build that suspense to see if he’d get it over that one guy. Or that one other guy. Or that ripped black guy. Yeah, such suspense.

Next week, we get the Colton/Tia confrontation during the mani/pedi group date, we have David falling off his bunk bed, getting a concussion and broken nose and being rushed to the hospital, and during the football group date, Clay breaks his wrist forcing him to leave the show because he has to have surgery. You know, because I’m guessing making an NFL roster this summer beats hanging around a mansion next to a Wilhelmina model with a Napoleon complex. Until next week…

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  1. jlal

    June 5, 2018 at 9:29 AM

    Okay, here is what I don’t understand with RS’s comments. He always goes on about people taking this show seriously, then slams Becca for keeping Colton around because of Tia. Couple of points, Tia just did him for a weekend, so may not of shared that with her girlfriends; it’s not like it was a relationship. Point two, it is a show and the producers may want her to keep him around for manufactured drama. Case in point next week with Tia there too for the mani/pedis. Random points, Becca may not want him around at all, but doesn’t have much choice right now. Obviously, Tia didn’t take the guy or their hook up seriously so why should Becca? Also, it was a weekend fling, so I don’t get why it is bad/unbelievable that he signed up for the Bachelorette two months later.

    As for Leo, a lot of people do questionable stuff trying to break into the “business”. Many an actress has naked or near naked pictures come out years after getting famous. People do all sorts of things in that business to pay the bills and get noticed. Plus, it was released last year but films are usually released at least a year or two if not more after wrapping. It could have been and most likely was make years ago. Not that it matters. RS is so provincial and puritanical sometimes.

  2. rob22

    June 5, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    The main thing that bothered me about the show was…. what language is Lincoln speaking? Where did he get that quasi-British accent? There are words coming out of his mouth, but they are not forming coherent sentences, and that weird accent doesn’t help. One of the guys commented later on the show about why he speaks with a British accent. Until then, I was thinking that he came from England or a former British colony, or something. Is he an American with an affected accent? It’s just weird. It’s not really an accent I’ve ever heard. It’s kind of muffled and strange. And the guy was actually crying about his picture getting broken? Who does that? If he really liked the picture, he could have fished it out of the pool, dried it out and picked up a $1 frame at Dollar Tree & he’d be all set. I don’t get any of that. Obviously the stuff that RS has been reporting about him paints him as one really weird dude. But I was thinking that there was something more. There is. He’s weird as all hell.

    I agree with the above comment. I get that Becca may not want to date Colton because he briefly dated Tia. Kind of a semi-girl code thing. But it’s NOT a scandal, especially since he was honest about it. He gave Becca the option whether she was cool or not. I thought it was a pretty stand up thing to do.

    Also agree with the above comment about Leo. I have a friend that was in the modeling business who did some things she regrets when breaking into the industry. She was like 18 years old and naive. I’m sure it was similar with Leo. They think they are doing what they have to do, but they don’t have the foresight to know how it can come back at them. That’s just being young and making a mistake. That’s not the end of the world & it doesn’t make him a bad guy.

  3. deedledee

    June 5, 2018 at 9:56 AM

    Completely agree with that last sentence. RS seems to think a date = dating = relationship, full stop. That’s just not how it works in real life. These are hot, single, 20- and 30- somethings, hanging for a weekend means literally nothing. He’s acted like this before like with other non- relationships as well.

  4. taxionna

    June 5, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    rob22 – Lincoln is from Nigeria, which was colonized in the 19th and 20th centuries by Britain. The accent is Nigerian-English, which is what is taught in schools and most commonly spoken in Nigeria. As far as I understand it, Nigerians grow up speaking their regional language and a “common” language that is a mix of Nigerian slang and English. Most formal schooling is taught in “British” English.

  5. sc07

    June 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM

    Such a relief that we can put Garret’s instagram likes to bed now, since RS approves of his apology. It shouldn’t have been blew out of proportion to begin with, it doesn’t matter what you do someone is going to be offended, especially if it appears that you have conservative views. I’m tired of conservatives having to continuously apologize about their views. Just because he liked some things doesn’t make him a racist or homophobe. Everybody doesn’t have to have the same views, beliefs, or same sense of humor. Liberals whine and cry saying conservatives are intolerant and need an open mind. I think it’s the other way around, since they are always so butt hurt by everything but think they can say and do what they want. Sorry rant over.
    Why is it so hard to believe that Becca didn’t know about Tia and Colton? Tia and Becca are only friends because they met thru the show. They haven’t been best friends since high school, so to me it’s completely understandable that Tia might not have mentioned her weekend with him and if she did she might’ve just said she met a guy on social media that didn’t go anywhere. If Colton really is a virgin, then the weekend probably wasn’t even worth mentioning, especially to a new friend you’ve just started hanging out with. Just my opinion but I don’t see anything wrong with Becca keeping him around, if what Colton said was true they didn’t really date, sounds more like talking and met one time to hang out. I’m sure the producers encouraged him to use the words “I dated Tia”. Sorry to disappoint you RS but sometimes a girl will go on a date with a guy and not like him and not care if a friend goes out with him later, so I guess you can say girls share guys. There’s a difference in a serious relationship and talking to a guy.
    Quit begging for Dr. Reality Steve letters, get the hint. Why would anyone want relationship advice from a man that’s never even been married or qualified to give it. Maybe they feel sorry for you but need the advice then head to the comments since you have several readers that give out advice on every letter you do and sometimes their advice is better. How did or why did you even start do Dr. RS. Just because you blog about the bachelor gives you the skills of a relationship expert. Lol you really do think a lot of yourself and it’s showing more and more.

  6. rob22

    June 5, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    @taxionna- thanks. Ironically my original assumption was that he was from Nigeria or South Africa, or something like that. But then I heard the comments on the show… something about him and spending a few years in the UK & somehow picking up the accent (it was a real brief comment)…. and I started wondering if it was an affected accent he picked up at a British university, or something. Either way, it still seems like he’s talking gibberish. There are a lot of words coming out of his mouth, but they don’t all fit together. Perhaps his awkwardness and language challenges are just because he’s from another country, and doesn’t have full command of the English language. That’s cool. I guess I should let it go if that’s the case. I won’t even bring up the other stuff RS mentioned.

  7. realiteacheck

    June 5, 2018 at 1:01 PM

    Yes to everything @sc07 said. Well said!

  8. debb0

    June 5, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Double yes to @sc07! And now he is teaming up with A. Spivey for “he said she said” relationship advice, really? 2 peas in a pod, those 2. Sharleen was smart to step away from him. Curious to know how Sweet Becca feels about what she / he did. And RS has trashed these contestants for years, now he’s hanging with them, like the nerd who is in with the cool kids. Double standards.

  9. lexie

    June 5, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    If Garrett has to apologize for whoever or whatever he “likes” on social media, then I expect a public apology from Becca for openly supporting Hillary Clinton.

  10. LynnS

    June 5, 2018 at 3:13 PM

    This really made me laugh! I love it! No sarcasm, I think it’s great that somebody said this.

  11. nursej

    June 5, 2018 at 4:50 PM

    On another note…
    Has anyone else noticed that Chris resembles Ben Stiller,
    David resembles Andy Roddick (and a young Josie Charles sometimes);
    also, Blake reminds me of Liam Neeson.

  12. jlal

    June 5, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Crap I didn’t know Colton was a virgin. Then what is the big deal if he and Tia didn’t “hook up”? Sorry, don’t follow this show that close, so missed the virgin thing. Now I’m really confused about RS’s stance on the whole Colton Tia thing. Let’s just say I double down on my last sentence.
    Also, so agree on who in the heck would ask RS for relationship advice. I’ve never read them but always wondered who was that desperate.

  13. mcweanis

    June 5, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    “Ingenuity” is a word, which means cleverness. I was almost impressed until I realized Jordan said “injuwenity”.

  14. upmyalley

    June 6, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Well it’s pretty clear to me that Stevo is indeed affected by all the criticism he’s been getting. Reading between the lines, I see that RS is desperate to move on from the Garrett crucifixion because he’s right there with him like the theif on the cross. RS and Ashley could both learn a lesson; be careful pointing the finger at someone, three may be pointing back at you! Bwahaha! Who knows, maybe the bach producers will hire her to vet future wannabe contestants. Or NOT. I dearly hope she goes away now and rests upon her golden throne of purity, light and self annointed truth. The road to hell is paved with goody goody intentions though so good luck with that Ashley. Now stfu you whiney gash.

  15. realitynyc12

    June 6, 2018 at 10:30 PM

    Lol, that’s hilarious Lexie but since we’re on the subject of apologies, the majority of this country is still waiting for one from those supporting the truth-defying Tweeter in Chief and the fact that we now live in a perpetual SNL skit, that’s not so funny when one sees that their country is the laughing stock of the rest of the world. You know, that stable genius with the impeccable ethics and morals, a tremendous example of which includes f-ing a porn star while his wife is home with their newborn and having his sleazy lawyer try to pay her off…but never mind, he himself said that he can shoot someone in the middle of 5th ave and his base would still support him. And the scary thing is, he’s totally right.
    So yes, as far as apologies go, this would be a big one. Whenever you guys are ready 🙂

  16. realitynyc12

    June 6, 2018 at 10:32 PM

    Totally thought the same about Chris and Ben Stiller!

  17. meg2016

    June 6, 2018 at 11:18 PM

    Yes to all of this!

  18. brianm

    June 7, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    @sc07 I’m tired of bigots cloaking themselves as conservatives. Because our president is a “conservative” and acts that way other conservatives think it’s okay too. As a conservative I’m offended. Conservatives are about lowering taxes and reducing the role of government among other things. Mocking and cutting down people of different races, religions, and genders is NOT conservative. Yes I know liberals do it too but let’s not confuse lack of human decency with being a conservative.

  19. tinyred500

    June 7, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    @rob, perhaps you’ve never noticed before, but a lot of non English speaking nationals are taught either British-English or American-English. So you get this mix of their natural accent etc., mixed with either the quasi-British or quasi-American sounding accent.

  20. nursej

    June 7, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Edit to my above note – It should read JOSH Charles, not Josie.

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