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The Bachelor 23 - Colton

The “Bachelor” Colton – Episode 4 Recap, More Caelynn/Hannah B., & Chris Harrison Has a New Girlfriend

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-We begin with group chat at the mansion and Hannah B. is still talking about her beef with Caelynn because producers are asking her leading questions about it. Unfortunately, Hannah B. got suckered in this season and gave them waaaaaaaay too much ammo. You notice how every ITM of Hannah is her talking about her dislike for Caelynn, and how Caelynn is getting time with him, and Caelynn is getting this date, but almost every ITM we see of Caelynn is her saying she’s over it and doesn’t want to talk about it? Probably done for a reason. I’m guessing Caelynn was asked, and responded to it, just as much as Hannah B. was, they’re just not showing it because they have a narrative to keep up. Hannah B. was an idiot for talking about it as much as she did, that’s pretty clear.

-Chris Zima walks into the room to tell the women it’s time to leave the mansion, and they’re going to a place that they’ve never been in this show’s history. Wait! Don’t tell us! Billings, Montana? Pocatello, Idaho? I give up. Tell us Mr. Zima. “You’re going to Singapore.” Well, I was close. That was my next guess. Oh yeah, forgot to mention, Lauren Zima’s new boyfriend before mentioning this, called Hannah “Caelynn” and I’m sure that brought out her inner monster. Can you imagine how little you must care about your job at this point where not only are you forgetting the contestants names, but you’re mixing them up with their #1 enemy in the house? Mr. Lauren really f***ed that one up for sure.

-You know what we got another one of last night? Colton’s morning video blogs the day of his date. What’s the point of this? Is it supposed to somehow feel like we’re in the moment with him? Because you looked reeeeeaaal closely last night, assuming that what they want the viewers to believe is that Colton was given access to a phone, turned on his camera, hit record, and started talking. Which would mean that right as the video of him started, you’d see his hand being moved away since he’d just had hit record. Uhhhh, not what we saw. Colton was staring into the camera for a good second or two, THEN said something to the effect, “Is this on?,” then started talking. So yeah, nothing organic about it whatsoever, which, basically goes for the whole show. But just thought I’d point that out for those maybe not paying close attention last night.

-Tayshia and Colton’s date is bungee jumping. Or, in Singapore, it’s spelled “Bungy.” Is there a reason why? Or are we spelling it wrong here? Anyway, it was pretty straight forward. Both were nervous, then both did it – separately. I could be wrong here, but the last bungee jump I remember on a date was Juan Pablo and Chelsie and they both went down together. Why didn’t they have Colton and Tayshia do it together? Seems it would’ve made them a little more close. Not a huge deal, but something I was surprised at. They then went in the water and made out for a little bit and Colton’s wee wee got excited. Well, we don’t know this happened for sure, but I’m just guessing it did.

-At dinner, Tayshia tells Colton it’s been a rough last year and a half because she got married then divorced. I know a lot of you reading today were not reading this site back on Nov. 6th when I posted all the info I had on Tayshia’s marriage and then subsequent info on a guy she was with VERY shortly after the divorce was filed. And since I know most of you have zero interest in searching back to the Nov. 6th post, or clicking on any links, here is the breakdown I shared that day to refresh your memory:

When I released Tayshia Adams back in October, I mentioned that she was recently divorced and that her ex-husband’s name is Josh Bourelle. You can see a little bit more of their divorce case filings here. Looks like on Oct. 11th, 2017 is when Josh first filed. I thought it took pretty long in CA for divorce to be final, but just know the filing was Oct. 11th of 2017.

It’s interesting because I was sent information about Tayshia where this timeline has me scratching my head. Not 2 months later, on New Year’s Eve of 2017, Tayshia already seemed to be a fairly serious relationship with this guy, Chase Olswang, who is a model that splits time between NY and LA. His bio says he lives in Huntington Beach, CA which is close to where Tayshia lives.

I mean, there they are, on Dec. 31st of 2017 in Balboa together on a boat, and he’s hashtagging #ILoveThisGirl. Interesting to say the least. Then you see throughout the course of 2018, there are numerous more pics of them together in April, May and July…

Then as late as September, Chase and Tayshia went to the Bahamas together…

Tayshia isn’t in any pics that he posted in the Bahamas, but he clearly states in the comments of that pic that she was there, not to mention her pic from there. I can confirm that Chase and Tayshia were in the Bahamas together at the beginning of September. Filming for Colton’s season started Sept. 20th, so just weeks before. Never told him she was trying out for the show, only mentioned it right before she left, said it could bring her opportunities and, well, you know the rest. Look, Tayshia is really no different than many contestants before her. Usually though we just hear about the guys doing this to women before they leave. I’ve heard Chase isn’t thrilled and was pretty upset at how cold she was about the whole thing since they were pretty serious. Since Tayshia is in the top 3, it’ll obviously be months before she speaks on this publicly, but yeah, something to keep an eye on. I’m sure every tabloid now will be out to get Chase and his thoughts. I don’t think he’s going to speak publicly, but maybe once the show airs and he hears the BS flying out of Tayshia’s mouth, it’ll start to get to him and he will. I don’t know.

As far as I know, I haven’t heard Chase give any interview yet. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. But I have heard rumblings that (of course) Tayshia is downplaying her relationship with Chase saying it was nothing serious. Again, I don’t know the extent of the relationship. I just can comment on what I see. And the optics of it don’t look good at all. Plenty of these contestants have someone they’re seeing/hooking up with before they leave for the show. And then when they get back, like clockwork, they always say that it wasn’t serious, or they weren’t a boyfriend/girlfriend, or whatever. Always downplaying it. No different than what’s happening here. Form your own opinion. I know I have from the facts presented to me and what I’ve been told.

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  1. dogmomma

    January 29, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    SO BORING! One of the many things about Colton that drives me crazy is the way he has the same smile on his face regardless of the situation. The whole time Caelynn was talking about her awful ordeal, it appeared that he was smiling. It seems like he’s auditioning for a role on a reality show……..oh wait, he’s already on the show!

  2. rob22

    January 29, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    I watched most of last nights show. I don’t know why. Usually despite the ridiculous plot lines, there are 3-4 girls that do seem to be developing deep feelings (no doubt influenced by alcohol and exotic locales). Maybe it’s because I haven’t been watching closely. And maybe it will still happen. But I’m not seeing it, and the ending implies that Colton had limited interest as well. Idk. Maybe I’m just not paying close enough attention.

  3. iampunka

    January 29, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Sounds like Tayshia might have just killed her chance to be the Bachette. Huge social media mistake. LOL. I’m pulling for Hannah G for that anyway. I’d watch her. And my guess is that she will be it.

    Colton is super dull. Makes Sean Lowe seem exciting.

  4. realitynyc12

    January 29, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    I fully agree with RS about the confusingly underwhelming response Colton gave to Caelynn’s story. Ok, he dated a sexual assault survivor and intimacywas difficult. But to then start talking about his virginity out of the blue only to say, literally, “its complicated” as to the reasoning behind it was a total facepalm moment. He could have said anything, how much stock he puts into it because of the frat culture (and sports culture) objectifying women , that would have made me see him in a different light somewhat. Dude has all the eloquency of a brass doorknob. Chris Harrison is ridiculously full of it for hyping that conversation from Coltons standpoint to this extent but what else is new from this show, ugh.
    I do hope RS is wrong and Hannah G gets the Bachelorette gig, she’s adorable. There’s something about Caelynn that rubs me the wrong way, the pageant “on-ness” perhaps. I hope being genuine and likable outweighs a good “story” this time but knowing how this show works, I worry RS’s prediction is spot on…

    SNL did a fantastic spoof of this show this past weekend:

    Behold “Dolton” from “Turd River, Colorado” ?

  5. jesmlet

    January 29, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Disappointed because Tayshia seemed normal and old enough to actually understand marriage. Hannah G is about as interesting as a piece of toast and seems pretty non-verbal. I don’t get why anyone would want to watch that aside from her looks of course.

    It’ll be interesting to see how bad the Bachelorette talk was between Caelynn and Cassie and whether or not that’ll hurt her chances. I wouldn’t mind a throwback to Danielle Maltby. I’m sure her POS publicist is drooling over the chance but Danielle seems nice and normal enough.

  6. adelina

    January 29, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    @realitynyc….yes I saw the SNL skit with Dolton. What a perfect name for him.

    I agree with everyone else here that Dolton is a total dud. He is incredibly boring, has zero intelligence and just overall the most basic jock 101 dude you could find anywhere. To say that he’s less interesting than Sean Lowe is saying a lot!!!

    I think Hannah G. is adorable but she’s very young and seems too girl-ish. Can we have a real woman on this show or a real grown ass man? C’mon!!! These young girls and their silly drama. I can’t handle Demi. She is a complete moron.

  7. tinyred500

    January 31, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    So far I’m agreeing with most of what Steve says, and with so many of the comments on here too.

    I’m only up to episode 3 (I’m a week behind America), and it seems all the episodes are merging into one; they are so boring. I thought Arie’s season was lacklustre and Nick’s too, but this one is sleep inducing…maybe I’m becoming more cynical each season…who knows! So many of the girls appear to have a tagline or theme that’s bought up at almost every camera opportunity, I’m British and if I was mad enough to go on this show, that would be played to a boring death, if this season is anything to go by. That’s not forgetting Colton’s virginity…it’s becoming an infantile joke, it’s sooo overplayed, please no more.

    Demi is indeed this season’s Corrine, and the original wasn’t fun to watch the first time round, her S&M scene with Colton was toe curling embarrassing, and to top it off, there’s far too much of Hannah and Caelynn’s feud, they are as bad as each other, more over I’ve given up caring (if I ever did), it’s so tedious to watch. So many of the girls this season seem very immature..23 plus going on 17. Colton comes across as bland and truly doesn’t have anything interesting or memorable to say, and doesn’t appear to have any real chemistry with any particular girl, he just seems to be going through the motions of being with each each girl and being The Bachelor.

    I haven’t read any spoilers and only accidentally read who he picks. I have no idea why viewing figures have increased, maybe there’s a lot of insomniacs watching, and need the show for sleep inducement.

  8. tinyred500

    January 31, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    I meant to add that I throughly recommend reading Sharleen Joynt’s blog (see Steve’s comment), I’ve been reading it for a while, but this season I’ve read it after I’ve watched each episode. It’s spoiler free and really adds a great insight how behind the scenes and editing is done and works. Sharleen’s experience and knowledge makes you see how both contestant’s and viewer’s are manipulated.

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