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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’re in Park City, Utah for what will affectionately be known throughout the remainder of the season as “the place where Becca made it 1000% obvious she was picking Garrett from this moment on, if not the second he stepped out of the limo.” Look, we’ve seen former winners highlighted before where the leads are gushing about them (i.e. – Kaitlyn saying on night one how much she was into Shawn then giving him the first impression rose. Same with JoJo and Jordan, same with Rachel and Bryan). But this date with Garrett was over-the-top gushing with superlatives for how great he is, it was like no one else stood a chance. Blake had his date first this season and she definitely had an interest in him, but geez, she didn’t come close to talking that way about Blake like she did with Garrett. I think we’ll see once this season is over and she can talk about him publicly, she’ll admit like others before her she knew it was him early. Something I was hearing back in early April when this episode was filming and into the Vegas episode.

-What was the deal with this day starting in Park City, no Chris Harrison, no date card, and Becca just showing up and saying Garrett was on the date? Did they mention earlier he was getting it and I just wasn’t paying attention, which is entirely possible? We’ve had plenty of episodes where Chris isn’t there in the beginning of the episode to pass out the date card or update everyone on how the dates will go that week, but that was a tad weird. Unless of course I completely missed before Becca got to the guys room there was some major announcement Garrett was getting the date. Whatever the case, to start off in Park City, Becca declares that “There is more than one guy I feel strongly about.” Translation: This is going to be the Garrett show, I just need to make the audience think there’s at least someone else who has a remote chance of winning. But they won’t.

-Here is how the date starts out with Garrett just within the first few minutes of them greeting and us getting an ITM of Becca essentially dripping with excitement. “Everytime I think about him, I get butterflies…his energy…I mean, he’s attractive.” “Garrett does remind me of home…my dad is someone I know he’d really like.” Four episodes in and that’s the second time Becca has let us know how much Garrett feels like home to her and how accepting her family, alive or dead, would feel about him. Considering Becca’s dad is no longer with us and how much she meant to her, I mean, if the other guys were somehow allowed to hear her ITM’s while the show was being filmed, I’m guessing they would’ve hopped on the next alpaca and ridden home. Game. Over.

-Back at the house, Lincoln is in a debate with the guys over the earth. They, being rational human beings, know the earth is round. You know, because they have a brain. Lincoln says it’s flat. So not only is this guy a woman abuser who has the bathroom habits of a newborn baby, but, he’s also a complete moron. Seems like the total package to me. I can’t imagine why the guys in the house didn’t get along with him. Lincoln you say the earth is flat. And your explanation of WHY you think it’s flat makes you sound even dumber than the people who let you on this show to begin with. Are you feeling ok? Have you ever seen a picture of the earth? You know, ones taken from outer space and documented by people who, you know, do this stuff for a living. In any of those pictures that you’ve ever seen, has one of them shown the earth as flat? But because you don’t understand the science behind it, all those pictures must be faked for the sake of…what? Just to screw with people. I swear this guy might be the worst contestant who ever passed their screening process. Triple whammy. And again, another guy that after that first appearance on the ATFR when he called Arie a wanker, people were loving him. Uh huh.

-Becca tells Garrett that they are going to go bobsledding, where they meet up with 2006 Silver medalists, Valerie Fleming and Shauna Rohbock, who are married and have kids. At the time when I was tweeting about this date and who was on it, we didn’t know much about Garrett, but the irony that he’s the one that happened to get a date with a married lesbian couple with kids shouldn’t be lost upon us. Yikes. As for the date itself, we’ve seen bungee jumping off bridges, we’ve seen some other pretty high intensity stuff, but I gotta say, screaming down in that bobsled had to rank right up there with one of the most adventurous things they’ve chosen to do on a date. Like, who wouldn’t get an adrenaline rush doing that. What if they would’ve wiped out? Or were the girls in there with them? Hell I don’t remember. I was too busy nursing my stiff neck and back from going to Six Flags over Texas yesterday with the family. Been here almost 12 years now and that was my first time there. I rode pretty much all the big ones – Titan, Batman, Joker, Texas Giant – and I gotta say, they were pretty intense. Probably because I haven’t rode amusement park rides in probably 20 years. Disneyland doesn’t count. Those rides aren’t scary. These lift you off your seat a bit and rattle you around. I’m ok. I’m a big boy. But damn if I’m still feeling it.

-More gushing from Becca this date: “It’s so natural with Garrett…I can be myself and he can be himself…it flows naturally.” “On a scale of 1-10, today was a 10…he makes me feel amazing…so secure…trust him completely…he gets me…I can see myself with him in the end.” I mean, enough already. Just go make some babies and do the damn thing. I will now stab myself in the quad repeatedly with a pair of scissors. However, for all “perfect” relationships on this show, they always have to throw in that obstacle they need to overcome. Garrett’s storyline this season will be his ex-wife. You’ve known this ever since I released him as a contestant three months ago that Garrett had a very short term marriage. He tells Becca they were dating a year a half before they got married, he was 23 years old, got engaged, they were engaged for a year, then married 2 months. Do you know the most amazing part of Garrett telling his ex story last night? It’s how many people tweeted and emailed at me asking to get her on the podcast. I’ve done over 80 podcasts. Only one had exes of a contestants on when I had Sydney and Brittany on. I’m not putting Kayla on. It’s not that important. She’s remarried, Garrett is engaged to Becca, what could I talk to her for an hour about? I have zero interest in putting her on. Not to mention, I guarantee she has zero interest in even being on. Sorry.

-These two then go to the Granger Smith concert, which you had plenty of pictures and video of the night it was happening. Come to think of it, you probably had more video and pictures of them together the night it was happening then what was shown last night. It’s amazing that they make the audience in attendance wait a minimum of usually four hours for these concert dates, then we as the audience see maybe 1 minute of that action. Kinda embarrassing if you ask me. Hell, if I’m Granger Smith I’m also pretty pissed I barely get airtime since the only reason he’s agreeing to do it is to promote some single and tweet it out. The pictures and videos from that night I was tweeting out showed us way more of Becca and Garrett all over each other than the episode did. Then again, it’s not like mattered anyway. They could’ve put a jukebox out there for those two to grind to and I’m sure they would’ve still wanted to have sexy time later. Cheers to Becca and Garrett everyone!

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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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