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The Bachelorette 14 - Becca

The “Bachelorette” Becca – Episode 4 Recap, The Proposal, Raven & Bekah, Jared & Ashley, & Next Year’s Fan Appreciation Party

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-We pick up where we left off last week where Clay has just eliminated himself due to his broken wrist, Becca is sad, and now must go back and continue with the cocktail party. Oh how will she ever continue on? Blake to the rescue! He asked her how many kids she wanted. Geez, a little forward so soon Blakey. Becca says 2. She asks the same to him. He says he always thought 2, but now wants 3-5. They then talk about names, and she says “Stevie”, you know because she’s such a big Reality Steve fan so why not, and says she loves guys names for girls, which is EXACTLY what Blake loves! Imagine that. Blake likes Charlie. It’s almost like Blake is telling Becca what she wants to hear, but then I thought to myself, no one ever goes on this show and does that. Sooooo yeah, I dismissed that immediately. Or not.

-Back to more Jordan drama. David is at the hospital after falling off his bed and Jordan is like a pig in slop. Edit is making it seem like Jordan was behind it, but he wasn’t, because David would be chirping from the high heavens the second he got back that Jordan did it. Yet we get voiceovers from Jordan saying, “People who go against me get hurt sometimes.” He gets some alone time with Becca and because she’s such a good sport and following the producers lead, she gives him a pair of sparkling gold underwear and nicknames him Captain Underpants, and if Jordan weren’t a running joke already in this franchise, this essentially put his stamp on it. He wore them proudly because he’s a male model, you know? Not sure if he’d mentioned that yet.

-David returns and Goldmember is visibly upset. Says he looks terrible, which is a great observation from Jordan considering I think most people would after falling off a bed and landing face first into the ground breaking their nose and suffering a concussion. How does Jordan pick up on this stuff so quickly? Bright guy, I tell ya’. Because Clay had the group date rose and left, Becca feels the need to give his rose to David because he came back from the hospital just for her. He gets it, then bolts back to the hospital because I guess there’s that whole bleeding on the brain thing they might wanna take care of. I don’t know. Maybe that’s just me. David, no one would’ve faulted you if you didn’t come back for a few seconds to just get a rose that was set up in your storyline. It’s ok. Stay in the hospital. Eat some jello. Get some rest. You are not needed here at this party to inflate Jordan’s ego any more. He’s doing fine on his own.

-It’s Rose Ceremony time people. Chris, David, and Colton safe with roses. Becca: “Thank you for being so patient…entire week blows my mind…do see a future here…what I ultimately want will come…and that won’t be Jordan. Or Chris. Or Lincoln. Or anyone else not named Garrett. Just throwing that out there fellas. Peace.”

Jason, Wills, Nick, Christon, Lincoln, Blake, Garrett, Leo, John, Connor, and Jordan get roses.

“Becca, gentleman, it’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. Hey, while I’m waiting, you think I should maybe hop on a computer and do some research on our guys? No? They’re all fine upstanding citizens not prone to any horrible mistreatment of women? Cool.”

Jean Blanc gets the final rose to clearly set up his storyline for what happens in Park City. This is show is sooooooo predictable.

-Something I noticed is that of the 5 guys Becca met on the ATFR, three were gone before they even left the mansion – Chase, Darius, and Ryan. One was Blake, who she actually likes. And one is Lincoln who she had no idea about or I’m sure he would’ve been gone early as well. I guess something to pay attention to if they do it in future seasons. Rachel had two guys in the five she met make her final four – Dean and Eric. Becca has one. So it certainly looks like one of the guys they choose to show early will be important to the season, but no way all of them are relevant. I remember the reaction that night was people freaking out about Ryan the Banjo guy, and he literally never said a word all season. Did he get one ITM in three episodes? Goes to show it’s pointless to judge any of these people early since it means squat.

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  1. rob22

    June 19, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    RS was spot on about The Proposal. My wife and I watched it and she kept asking questions because, I guess, what they were doing was too stupid to believe. My answers were always, yes, that’s exactly what they’re doing or, I have no idea why they’re doing that. When the guy proposed, we both burst out laughing. It was SOOOO stupid!

    The only thing of note in the whole episode of The Bachelorette was Lincoln telling everyone about his flat earth views. Someone once asked one of these flat earth guys to prove their theory without linking to a YouTube video. They can’t do it. YouTube videos, which I assume are raking in big time ad revenue, are the main sources of this idiocy. And yet, these people cling to their beliefs. I guess this is the way people, who maybe feel insecure about their intelligence, try to show that they’re super smart. Smarter than everyone else. They know a secret truth that the rest of us fools just cannot handle. Yeah, and they’re so smart they don’t realize that they are having the exact opposite effect. Lincoln is just a complete misfit in this life. I’m sure I’ll get around to feeling sorry for him. Because, what a sad life this guy must have.

  2. ctrealitygirl

    June 19, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    I actually got a kick out of watching The Proposal…a least it was more entertaining than last night’s episode of The Bachelorette! I fell asleep in the first 1/2 hour and missed the whole episode, woke up and The Proposal was just starting. At least they poke fun at themselves and doesn’t seem to be so serious. I’d laugh it if the couple lasted longer than the average Bachelor couple or got married!

  3. jlal

    June 19, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Rob22 thanks for the review. Happy I didn’t waste my time watch the Proposal.

    Agree with RS that Lincoln is a total moron.

    Jordan apparently isn’t worried about his “brand” as a model.

    Agree with RS too that it was obvious about Becca and Garrett.

  4. rob22

    June 19, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    The thing I don’t get on The Proposal is why they put the guy into a “Pod”. Why is some disembodied voice preferable to the guy sitting there next to them? Or, even separating him from the girls with a partition, a la the old Dating Game? OK, that’s not the only thing I don’t get. Didn’t the “swimsuit competition” kinda feel creepy, especially in the #Metoo world we live in? It kind of reminds me of the movie “Congo”, where afterwards we spent hours with our friends trying to top each other with the most stupid scene in the movie. Oh, and how about that question about, I can’t remember exactly, “the most interesting, or whatever, thing you’ve done in bed?” WTH? At least the girl had the sense not to give a direct answer. I could go on…. but I won’t…. OK, maybe a little. I could see watching this again for the joy of being able to mock it. But there is really no other reason to watch. None. This could be the worst show ever made. Even the “Who wants to marry a millionaire” show was better than this dumpster fire. Oh, and Jessie Palmer is a giant doofus. That’s being kind. I was kind of getting used to him being a college football analyst. That’s now over. How can anyone take the guy seriously ever again? His only hope is that this POS gets cancelled quickly so not too many people actually see it.

  5. lexie

    June 19, 2018 at 1:25 PM

    Jordan is a Grade-A douchebag, but this show would be so boring without him. After he is eliminated, I probably won’t even watch until they get down to hometowns.

  6. ctrealitygirl

    June 19, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    I agree with you rob22 about the swimsuit portion…especially after the recent news that the Miss America pageant has done away with it! I picked the woman who “won” from the gitgo. She was by far the most attractive but nor overly sexy. I give the woman credit who got asked the question about how adventurous she was in the bedroom.Maybe he was testing her. When she declined to answer, he kept her for the next round. I did find it very awkward that the poor woman runner-up had to stand on stage right behind them watching him propose to the other woman…talk about embarrassment!

  7. ctrealitygirl

    June 19, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    PS: the most bizarre part was the video of the guy looking like a robot with no face…totally creeped me out!

  8. adelina

    June 19, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    I’m not sure how The Proposal was “poking fun at themselves?” I must’ve missed that part.

    I had vowed I wouldn’t watch…but there I was, mouth agape. From the girls clomping down those steps to coming out in swimsuits to present themselves to the mystery man in the “pod.” It was so bizarre that I had to stick with it even though I was ashamed!!

    Why did they introduce the guy as a marshmallow man? That was so odd.

    I actually was expecting more from the producers of The Bach. This was beyond tacky and although a total train wreck, once is enough for me.

  9. crushonspivey

    June 19, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Didn’t watch The Proposal Didn’t need to. Already saw it back when it was called “Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire”, and it was a total cringefest. Darva Conger and Rick Rockwell. Marriage, annulment. And no real millionaire. But a Playboy spread for Darva, so I guess she was the real winner?

  10. crushonspivey

    June 19, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Also, this show really needs to up its game in selecting contestants. This groups is weak. The fake drama can’t carry it anymore. It’s boring now. They need real drama now over the contestants actually wanting the lead, and to not wait so long to show it. Real, raw and gritty. DOwn and dirty emotions and pettiness. That would be much better to watch.

  11. jlal

    June 20, 2018 at 4:22 AM

    Crushonspivey – I agree and have said the same thing numerous times. The fake drama is getting really, really old. I’ve been watching (some seasons more than others) since the beginning. Back then the drama was fairly real because the contestants were fairly real (I say fairly because you always have the fakers). Everyone now goes on the show to build their “brand” not to find love. Because nobody really cares about the lead they have to manufacture the drama and it is obvious, overdone, and overplayed.

    Social media ruined the show in my opinion. Every season I think with the overplayed manufactured drama they will have “Jumped the shark” (For those too young to know what that means, use Google), but it keeps on going. The Chad season was a perfect example. In the far past we would see real emotional drama and discord between the contestants. I’m sure the producers conducted things back then too, but not the obvious eye rolling, groaning crap we see now. It just seemed more authentic back then, not has acted out. Oh, to go back to the good ‘olé days before social media took over the world!

  12. rob22

    June 20, 2018 at 6:54 AM

    I’ve been thinking that this show was headed for the dumpster for about 3-4 years now. The Juan Pablo season, to me, felt like the beginning of the end. The Arie and Nick seasons should have been nails in the coffin. And ratings have declined. But it keeps moving along, mainly because in the current fragmented TV world, you can keep going if you hit the right demographics, even if your overall ratings aren’t that great. So, they continue to hit the “right” demographic, so they’re good.

    I don’t know if the show was ever real. There was always a desire for their personal 15 minutes of fame. The lead was always secondary to that. But I do agree that social media makes it worse…. and what doesn’t social media make worse?

    I also agree that Chad showing up and playing the ogre was bad. Worse, it wasn’t just once that he showed up. They went back to that well again for the manufactured drama. Eventually this type of thinking will result in an assault and a serious incident. I think this is where the show Jumps the Shark. With an assault or a sexual assault. It’s inevitable. They almost went there once already since they play so fast and loose. And even though it wasn’t technically a sexual assault, allowing people to become so intoxicated that they have public sex for the camera is really irresponsible. It becomes hard for the show to distinguish “good drama” from something truly dangerous. This is their achilles heel.

  13. jlal

    June 21, 2018 at 4:10 AM

    While all of the manufactured drama is groan worthy, the Chad crap really took the cake. Rob22 you’re right that it could all backfire on them. It happen back in 1995 when the Jenny Jones Show (daytime talk show) surprised a guy with a gay admirer. Remember this was 1995, the guy was so humiliated and embarrassed he ended up shooting and killing the admirer. It was like a glass of ice water on the head of all the shows who were pushing the envelope of smut TV. The industry has obviously slid back down into the muck. Way back down.

    I’ve thought about it and have come to the conclusion that younger people are now accustom to and expect this type of programming. So, the industry is giving them what they want. Dinosaurs like me miss the more authentic good’ole days.

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