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The Bachelor 24 - Peter

The “Bachelor” Peter – Episode 2 Recap, Madison’s Week, Vegas Update & More

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-At the cocktail party, Peter address everyone, tells them Hannah Brown is gone, he’s moved on, he’s focused on them, not to worry about anything anymore regarding Hannah Brown, but that he needs to step outside real quick to watch her perform the salsa on DWTS. Ok, maybe not. The first person we see him talk to is Lexi the redhead, someone who wasn’t on a date this week and Peter couldn’t remember if you gave him a $1 million. He asked her what she did on the first night, which was arrive in the red convertible. He says he remembered because he brought her a little mini toy convertible car, but we all know production handed that to him minutes before he sat her down and said, “She’s the one who came in the car. Here, give her this to make her think you have a clue as to who she is.” Then again, she’s the only person, like ever, to even have red hair in this show’s history, so she should’ve at least been memorable that way. Peter shares that he has like one strand of red hair on his chin so they bond over that, and that may be the flimsiest “connection” I’ve ever seen on this show. Lexi, enjoy your time as a background player all season.

-Kelsey tells us she’s got a bottle of champagne she’s had for over a year and she didn’t have time to give it to him on night 1, so she’s set it up outside on the fireplace with him for this night. Translation: Production waited for this storyline for another episode since they already had Hannah Ann the Interruptor on night one. But first, as Kelsey is set to talk to him, Mykenna pulls him aside, and that bothers Kelsey so she confronts Mykenna about it, and ummmmmm, I’m already sick of this storyline. We all know time at cocktail parties is dictated by production. We’re 39 seasons into this franchise. I can’t believe they are still peddling “she got more time with him than me” as a narrative on this show. It’s old, it’s tired, it’s played out, and if that’s the best they can do for drama on a particular episode, they need to hire new writers. This. Isn’t. A. Storyline. If you don’t know by now not to get upset over petty stuff like this, then you should’ve never signed up for the show.

-Anyway, after that comes the Hannah Ann ChampagneGate. She ends up opening up the champagne bottle that Kelsey brought with Peter and that sets Kelsey off like no other. Calls herself real and Hannah Ann calculated. Hannah Ann claims she had no idea that was Kelsey’s already prepared set up but Kelsey doesn’t believe her. Again, another storyline that I can’t believe they advertised on social media pre-show and made a giant deal of when it’s something we know was concocted behind the scenes by production. You realize how easy this could’ve been settled? Kelsey tells Hannah Ann she knew that was her bottle of champagne and Hannah Ann replies with, “Production told me to take Peter over here where they have a bottle of champagne set up for us.” That’s it. End of feud. But of course Hannah Ann can’t say that because that’d ruin this whole scene they’ve built up. But since Hannah Ann and Kelsey have been joking about it non stop on each others IG since before the show even started, clearly Hannah Ann told her that after the fact and Kelsey got over it. But for the sake of TV, she couldn’t say that while on camera.

-Madison gets alone time with Peter and he tells her how much fun he had on his date with her with his family and surprises her with a gift. It’s a framed picture of her with their family that they took that day and, yeah. I’d say that’s a pretty significant gift to give to someone after one date. A gift that was also circulating on IG before this episode even aired. Some account posted it. Was it Madi’s? ABC’s? Whatever the case, when he showed her that picture, it wasn’t the first time I’d seen that group family photo and now I’m forgetting where I saw it. My point being is it’s a pretty significant gift to give to a first date person, and there’s certainly a lot of things two episodes in, and all throughout social media, that point to Peter being with Madison. But there are some things I’ve heard that could point to it being Hannah Ann as well. Some pieces just don’t fit. For each of them. And that’s what I’m trying to figure out. No worries. I’ll get there eventually. Because lets face it, lets just say I find out who Peter is with. And I say, “Peter is with Madison/Hannah Ann” and just leave it at that. That won’t be good enough for 99% of you if I can’t fill in the blanks on how they got to that point and what all the clips in the teasers mean.

-Rose ceremony time. Kelley, Madison, and Sydney safe with roses. Peter: “Thank you for a great night…appreciate the conversations…open yourself up to me…excited to be moving forward…feel my wife is in this room…gives me happiness…that’s what I’m holding onto…and does anyone want to go to see Hannah Brown live on the DWTS tour? Asking for a friend.”

Mykenna, Victoria P., Natasha, Jasmine, Sarah, Lexi, Hannah Ann, Alexa, Tammy, Alayah, Deandra, Victoria F., Shiann, Kiarra, and Savannah all get roses.

“Ladies, Peter. It’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. Building the suspense for Kelsey when the other 3 women who are possibilities have gotten exactly zero ITM’s between them is pretty laughable. I don’t even think their family knows they were on the show. Kelsey with the last rose.

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  1. crushonspivey

    January 14, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    The reason this show is so popular is because people want to see the meltdowns, the drama, the bitchiness and the backstabbing. Women eat that crap up seeing other women do those things. I mean, they love it. So long as it doesn’t happen to them, or they aren’t getting the rough edit. This show doesn’t last as long as it has without all the contrived BS and the emotional meltdowns and ridiculousness. It is Bachelor 101. Girl power? LOL. Not here.

    Not gonna lie. This Bachelor is a dud so far. He tells all the girls what they want to hear. Seems a bit disingenuous. I mean, there is being nice, then there is being fake. Seems fake, especially after the Hannah B stuff. Totally torpedoed flyboy as actually caring about any of the women on the show. Had she been willing, he would have dumped them all for her right then and there. And now we’re supposed to believe in this journey? LOL. Nope. But I will say his chat with Hannah was the most authentic thing we’ll see all Season.

    Last couple guys have been a bit dull. Not gonna lie. Thankfully, the women are giving us the petty drama and excitement to spice up the show. Look forward to the next round of it.

  2. ctrealitygirl

    January 14, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    I was not jumping for joy when they named Peter as the Bachelor, but after the first episode, I changed my tune a bit and thought he had potential. But, this week – after all the tears and emotional chats with Hannah Brown, only to walk away and declare…”Ok, I’m ready to fall in love with someone new – he lost me. There’s no way he’s completely over Hannah, and I actually felt badly for the women he ends up with having to watch those scenes with Peter and Hannah. And I’m not feeling a lot of the women…Hannah Ann for starters, but Kelsey was quite the drama queen with the whole “Champagne-gate” episode. The whole thing was So immature. Oddly, the one woman Steve threw under the bus for dating married men – Victoria F – I liked the best last night. Steve says he’s definitely not with Hannah B…but I’m thinking that that ending is the only one I’d believe. He’s acting like a kid in a candy store with all his making out sessions. Ugh.

  3. dogmomma

    January 14, 2020 at 12:29 PM

    From what I’ve seen so far, I’d say that Peter is into Madison the most, and he is very physically attracted to Hannah Ann. It looks like Victoria and Kelsey are there for the drama and not because he is truly into them. I’m sure that production is doing what they do every season by showing us what they want us to see and manipulating the girls every chance they get. I know its early, but at this point it almost seems like they are making Hannah Ann a villain, although not a truly bad villain like some in the past. I could see Peter going after Madison but not proposing because he didn’t get permission from her dad, and therefore just continuing to date her up until the live finale. I could also see Peter getting to the end and Hannah Brown shows up and wants to see if they might be able to give it a shot. I know Steve said that Hannah Brown is gone for good, but I could see that ending happening because we never saw any real closure in their conversation and it seemed like they were trying to talk but not be heard by the cameras. Just a theory but seems possible from what we’ve seen up till now. The hard part is that things never are what they seem because production loves to mess with us. So hopefully we’ll get our finale spoiler as time goes on.

  4. ctrealitygirl

    January 14, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    I agree with you dogmomma. The fact that the DWTS finale happened almost simultaneously with the Final Rose ceremony of the Bachelor, makes me think that once Hannah B got her mirror ball, she very easily could’ve gotten on the horn with production and begged them to tell Peter that she still had feelings for him. I watched DWTS and Hannah was quite emotional the the whole season and now it’s starting to make sense that part of it could’ve been due to her lingering feelings for Peter and filming the show at the same time as he was starting his season as the Bachelor. I read a few articles back when they ABC was making their decision and it seemed to be a race between Peter, Tyler and Mike…all Hannah’s guys, and she stated more than once that she had a hard time thinking about any of her guys becoming the next Bachelor. And I also agree with the theories that Hannah’s final two picks were actually Jed and Peter – NOT Tyler – and that when she expressed that Jed would be her final pick, ABC asked her to let Peter go at number three so they could pursue him for the starring role. I’d love to see them end up together. And if he doesn’t end up with her, I’d hate to be the woman he picks having to witness their chemistry on the screen. It’s undeniable

  5. dogmomma

    January 14, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    ctrealitygirl, Well, if all of that were to happen, it would definitely be “the most dramatic season ever”. I’d love to see that ending as well. I don’t know if it’s just me but so far I haven’t seen many of Peter’s girls that stand out in a good way. I think Madison seems very sweet and I like the fact that she has done missionary work. Most of the girls strike me as being pretty shallow and just interested in their Instagram followers once the show is over. I think the show has really changed over the last few years.
    And the best part of last night was when the champagne blew up in Kelsey’s face. Couldn’t have happened to a better girl!!! And even better was seeing all the people on Twitter making fun of it. She’s bound to be completely embarrassed after watching that!

  6. crushonspivey

    January 14, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    All it would take would be a Facetime call with Hannah at the end to create major havoc this year. Not a plane ride. Just screen time. I doubt it happened but it seems to be something more going on than last minutes notification of virginity.

    Still think it is down to the final 2, but Hannah B jumping in at the last minute certainly would cause massive drama and put off the final 2 choice. I don’t think it’s gonna happen, but she’d be the only girl in the picture I’d believe he was actually ready to marry.

  7. ladyjane747

    January 14, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    These girls seem so young and immature. You can’t tell me any of them is ready for marriage! Madison and Hannah Ann are very similar – cute, young, brunettes. Madison looks like a young Maria Shriver with those teeth for days. One of the blondes (not Kelsey) looks kind of like Hillary Swank. Victoria is super annoying and fake – oh, I’m so shy and insecure – let me whip off this coat and prance around in lingerie and kiss the lead. Riiiight. I kind of like one of the Asian women, Tammy? She’s pretty and has personality. Kaitlyn’s friend looks just like Kaitlyn but not as sassy. Peter’s a bore.

  8. mendi

    January 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM

    Maybe you’ve already thrown this out there, but I’m going to guess that Madison chose to leave because she felt disrespected when she found out Peter slept with another contestant and his mother is begging him to go after her. Perhaps she left without saying goodbye and this is what Chris Harrison is telling him. I can’t imagine he’s breaking the news to him that she’s a virgin…

  9. ctrealitygirl

    January 15, 2020 at 6:47 AM

    I think your theory might be the most plausible, mendi!

  10. ladyjane747

    January 15, 2020 at 6:54 AM

    mendi, I agree with Steve, I don’t think Chris Harrison’s news to Peter is all that devastating. If Madison leaves because Peter slept with others and everyone thinks that’s okay, why wasn’t that okay when Luke P. was blasted last season for being upset about the same thing? If a woman can sleep with whomever she wants, whenever, and how many times she wants (4 times in a windmill!) and she’s celebrated for her empowerment, why not the same for a man? I don’t think that’s it, though.

  11. dogmomma

    January 15, 2020 at 8:49 AM

    Madison could have left because her dad didn’t approve of her getting engaged after such a short time on a TV show. If this is what is so devastating that they are alluding to, then it’s not really that much different than Colton’s season when Cassie left because she wasn’t ready to get engaged. But then again they have to make the audience believe that we’ve never seen this ending before. If Hannah Brown decided to come back into the picture, that would definitely be something that has never happened. Time will tell. And it sure seems like Chris Harrison has been saying that the season could possibly get spoiled “because things get out”. Interesting!

  12. val14

    January 21, 2020 at 9:01 PM

    So, about the Instagram thing. While I agree that it’s unlikely that someone who is not your family member would have your social media logins and passwords, I have friends who I have their info and they have mine and I’m a grown woman. I’d imagine that younger people would be less likely to think through the potential aftermath of someone having access to their social media. However, I’d bet it’s more common than you’d think.

    Also, have you ever been logged in to multiple accounts on Instagram? I’m logged in to 4 currently, (2 business, and 2 personal) and for a while there was another account that it took AGES for me to get deleted from the list.) I get notifications for all of the accounts and if I click on the badge, it takes me to the account it’s notifying on, not the one I last used. It’s actually really easy to accidentally comment on something you shouldn’t if you aren’t being obsessive about checking.

    I don’t know what happened, but I also wonder why everyone is so quick to jump to the conclusion that it was some scandalous “cover-up.” Manage multiple accounts on your insta for a few weeks and tell me you don’t have an near-miss moment a few times. Now add in the fact that Madi’s account is EXPLODING with notifications right now. In my opinion, it totally coulda been a friend who made a mistake by clicking the banner and not paying attention. Buy hey, I tend to assume the best in people.

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