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The “Bachelor” Peter – Episode 4 Recap, Chase/Victoria F., the Victoria P./Alayah Relationship in Pictures, & More

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-Not a whole hell of a lot to talk about when it comes to Kelsey’s 1-on-1 date. That was easily the most spoiled date of the season when it happened back on Oct. 4th, as tons of pictures and videos were posted on my Twitter and IG at the time. Those pics and videos are still in my IG highlights, or, you can view them here in the rose ceremony-by-rose ceremony spoilers. The one thing she did bring up to Peter was her parents divorce and how hard that was on her and that she actually found out first when she got home from school one day. As I mentioned previously, if you look hard enough, you can find on the internet what went down with that whole divorce. I’m not gonna get into that because that doesn’t look to be a good situation for anyone involved. What I do know is the father is not well liked by the family, the show tried to get the father to her hometown date later on, but it was either shot down or he couldn’t make it. But they definitely reached out to him.

-For those that weren’t paying attention while it was happening, here’s the timeline of Alayah getting sent home at rose ceremony #3, Victoria F.’s 1-on-1 date, and when Alayah returned:

Rose Ceremony #3 when Alayah got eliminated was Monday, Sept. 30th.

Contestants are usually back on a plane home the next day, so she was home Tuesday, Oct. 1st.

Victoria’s 1-on-1 date was on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd and it was spoiled in real time on my Twitter that she had a past with Chase Rice.

Alayah I assume didn’t fly out to Ohio until Thursday, the 3rd and showed up at the after party. Plenty of time to read what happened on the internet.

So that’s how Alayah knew the information she did. Just like any contestant from this show, the second you’re off it, you go read what people are saying about you. After I tweeted out the night of Victoria F’s date she had a past with Chase, plenty of outlets picked it up. It was everywhere. As long as Alayah had a WiFi connection, her phone in hand, or any sort of internet connection, she was gonna see it. And that’s the info she went back on the show with.

-On the show last night, we see Alayah telling two people after the group date after party that she saw Victoria F. had a date with Chase the day before and they used to date. When Victoria F. confronts her in her room, Victoria F. accuses her of “telling everyone.” All we saw her tell was two people. Maybe she told more, maybe she didn’t. We don’t know, so kind of a big assumption for Victoria F. to make. Knowing the way this show works, pretty easy to think that Alayah told those two, and because it was such interesting gossip that none of them knew at that point because Victoria F. clearly didn’t share her past with Chase once she returned from her date, not hard to believe those two told other people and then it just spread. Alayah even specifically tells Victoria F. she didn’t “tell everyone,” so without footage of how it spread, I guess we don’t know for sure. Well, that is unless you use your brain and realize what probably went on here.

-I’m more confused as to why Victoria F. was upset as she was? If she thought Alayah did it intentionally then I could see her upset. But based on what we were shown, for the first time I can ever remember, spoilers posted during filming ended up becoming a storyline on the show. All Alayah did was relay info that she read online. If producers didn’t want that out, they could’ve stopped it. So not only did they NOT stop it, they chose to air it and have Victoria F. confront Alayah about it. So clearly they didn’t have an issue with what Alayah said. If they don’t want something on the show aired, they don’t air it. Period. End of story. They control the narrative of this show. Not their contestants. They knew this would create drama so they rolled with it.

-Does Victoria F. have an obligation to tell the women in the house what happened on her 1-on-1 date? No, she doesn’t. Do most people come back from their dates and share (with at least some people) what happened? Yes. The second you don’t say a word to anybody about your date, you immediately kinda make yourself an outcast and are looked at differently by others. Krystal did it when she had her first date with Arie, and we know how that turned out for her with others in the house. You don’t have to share, but just know if you don’t, that’s usually gonna lead to drama and getting side eyed by others. So on the outside, this just looks like Victoria F. was pissed off her past with Chase got out there. She has it in her head it was intentional, even though it didn’t look that way. Why would Alayah not think that Victoria F. would share that after her date? Or maybe she didn’t think twice about it? I think Alayah’s biggest mistake in all this was probably coming back on the show to talk to Peter in the first place, but that’s another argument for another day. She did, and we have to talk about the consequences she faced because of her return.

-It’s clear Peter liked her and wanted her there, as we saw how distraught he was after the last rose ceremony sending her home. But just like he didn’t HAVE to give Sydney the group date rose last episode (which basically was him saying “I believe you Sydney over Alayah.” If anything, either don’t give out a group date rose in that situation, or give it to someone other than Sydney or Alayah), Peter could’ve let Alayah back on the show but just given the rose to someone else. I bet the women would’ve been less pissed off if he did. Peter’s indecisiveness, while killing the show dynamic and not making him look great, is a gold mine for the producers. They’re loving this because of all the drama it’s adding. And that’s what this show has become. Next week, Alayah will leave, that storyline will be over, and we’ll move on to the next one. That’s how this show works. The wheels keep churning, people keep watching, and before you know it, out pops a new baby where 20 people in the music industry are now dating and part of a new show. It’s all good in Bachelor Land I tell ya’. This franchise is getting more and more pregnant by the day. Wonderful.

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  1. dbla31

    January 28, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Victoria is definitely exaggerating her relationship with Chase. She was not ready to tell Peter (or America) that what she had was a hookup. She knows that even in 2020 this would make her look trashy. And maybe she convinced herself it was something more… some women do. But no way was she his g/f.

  2. dogmomma

    January 28, 2020 at 10:07 AM

    Poor Peter is looking like a complete trainwreck. He’s always upset, can’t decide on anything without being influenced, temporarily falls for any girl with a sad story in their past, and the list goes on. It’s easy to see how he probably doesn’t propose to anyone at the end. He’s made comments in interviews about how he made mistakes….. that’s been obvious since the first episode. Seems to be a lot more manipulation by producers this season…. not sure if producers are getting better at it or if the contestants are just not as bright. And all the girls yelling at the end of the episode was a little too much drama.

  3. dbla31

    January 28, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    My second comment is about the Kobe tragedy and helicopters. From the moment I heard details of this crash I was thinking: JFK Jr. Fog and disorientation seem to be huge factors in this. I don’t think it will effect this franchise (nor, personally do I think it should, they do way riskier things than fly in helicopters.) I don’t believe Bachelor/ette would fly in the conditions described during Kobe’s last flight. I mean the whole point is to get the scenery shots. Could something go wrong? Of course. But I can’t see them changing a staple of the show because of these small odds. This LA Times story spells it all out: https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/the-last-flight-of-kobe-bryant/ar-BBZp0ul?ocid=spartandhp

  4. rob22

    January 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM

    Peter is a terrible Bachelor. While he obviously has to go along with the Producers, which will put him in the middle of some drama, there’s a way to handle it. While sending Alayah home last week may have been unfair, he has to stick with his decisions. He could have chosen to keep her. The contestants might be a bit unhappy about it, but they do know that it could be something the show wants for more drama. But when you let people back on the show & give them the rose, that’s never going to go over well. His indecisiveness has him ping ponging into a bunch of areas he need not be. So this show is a struggle. Peter comes across as a hapless doofus. And the girls? Wow. Not good. Maybe someone will emerge, and I’m sure the story will try to put a positive spin on somebody, but nobody has emerged to this point that is even slightly someone to root for.

    The show is addicted to drama, but they really do have to put on a plausible love story line. Otherwise, it might as well be an episode from “Blind Date”. If you never saw that show, basically people would go out on a blind date, and then 90% of the time, come back and trash the person they just went out with. I did love Blind Date, but that’s not this show’s brand.

  5. crushonspivey

    January 28, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    rob22, you nailed it. This show is addicted to drama at the expense of its supposed premise—finding real love. There are no winners this season. It is a trainwreck. And as someone who has watched nearly all seasons since this began (Started in Day 1 of the first season but missed a couple by choice), last night ranks at the top of the most cringeworthy episodes in Franchise history.

    First, Peter is just in over his head with this. He is a dolt. Confirmed again by him stating that Clark Kent was born in Cleveland. And yes, he actually said that last night. MEMO TO PETER: Clark Kent is actually Superman who was born on Krypton. And t hen letting Alayah back and giving her the rose on that group date? DUDE. Are you really that dense to not see you just pissed out half your women? Including ones you actually have an interest in? One of the dumbest moves in franchise history.

    And as to teh girls–this is a group of beautiful women made far less beautiful by the week due to their collective issues. I mean, wow, this group is a hot mess of emotions. Even gils you think might be normal and have it together are just emotional disasters. So much dysfunction, so many esteem issues. Victoria F actually walked into a room, went to the corner, faced it and was crying. Seriously? Then she over exaggerated her relationship with the country singer (props to Chase Rise who was super funny last night. His looks at Victoria had me laughing. He knew what was up and played it up.)

    Then seeing Victoria P get caught in a lie was so awkward. And she wouldn’t admit it and tried to hied between “I know my truth” or whatever. NEWSFLASH LADIES: IF you ever utter that phrase, everyone knows it is you trying to hide behind it in an attempt to excuse your poor behavior. It is that simple.

    And Aalayah, you just got back in teh house. The girls talked smack because they said you were drama. So what do you do seconds after being back? Stir the pot. Sigh. Why are some people so dumb and not able to learn from the past?

    Losers last night: Peter, Victoria P, Victoria F. Aalayah.

    Winners: The girls who maybe figured out this franchise is a joke and called Peter out over his poor instincts and behavior. Sadly none just bailed, so really, they are all still losers.

    There is no path forward for a love story arc here anymore. The editing ruined it. Too much drama. Peter needs to end up alone.

  6. joanne

    January 28, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    I agree with the comments here. Peter is one of the worst bachelors ever. He can’t make a decision and stick to it and he’s very, very easily manipulated.

    I have a positive impression of Madison and that’s about it. No interest in any others at this point, and the “drama” could not be more contrived or childish.

    Plus every second word from many of them is “like” which makes me want to fast forward through conversations. Who talks that way in real life?

    I hope this train wreck gets better but as of now I dont get the impression most of the women really like Peter all that much and are just there to promote their brand, otherwise more than one might voluntarily leave.

  7. atleast4characters

    January 28, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Did Steve really pass over this gem of dialogue. I finally understand football: “We can’t let’em run and make a touchdown. Because if they make a touchdown then they score and then we’re at a disadvantage. Everybody understand?”

  8. justsaying

    January 29, 2020 at 7:13 AM

    Listen up, Peter. Grow a pair and STICK to your guns!! Own your decisions. Tell the girls this is your decision and this is YOUR journey and not theirs. If one of them become theee Bachelorette, then, she can make her own journey and decisions. For now, it’s PETER’s friggin show.

    While you’re at it, get rid of both Victorias. Both drove me up the wall.

  9. dogmomma

    January 29, 2020 at 9:57 AM

    I think everyone feels the same about Peter. And so many of the girls are extremely annoying and I’m sure that’s why they are going to stick around a while. This has to be one of the most frustrating seasons to watch. I’m already sick of the manufactured drama and if it doesn’t get better, I’ll probably skip the rest of the season and just watch closer to the end.

  10. tnlc

    January 30, 2020 at 7:54 PM

    Bingo. She definitely wants Peter to think she’s so desirable. Imagining Chase and she were boyfriend/ girlfriend(lol) and that SHE ended things cause of his lifestyle. She has insecure written all over her face. All 3-4 of her friends marriages she helped end are again based on her insecurity. I know she’s not the best looking girl but she should value herself a little more than looking to men to give her confidence.

  11. Statler Without Waldorf

    January 30, 2020 at 8:37 PM

    Oh my gosh! “Blind Date” with Rodger Lodge or whatever that hosts name was! ? The dates were almost always at that sleazy looking private hot tub place. Similar to that dating show where people would go on a cruise together and “date”. Train wrecks all, but infinitely more believable that the Bachelor Sludge that gets shoveled at us…

  12. ctrealitygirl

    January 31, 2020 at 7:03 AM

    I’ve been watching Marries At First Sight since the spring season last year and am hooked! It’s funny that RS has been knocking the show since Jamie Otis (from Ben Flajnik’s season of the Bachelor) appeared on the 1st season, and proclaiming that the premise is ridiculous and that her marriage (or any of them) would last. Well, she and her husband from the show, have been married now for almost 6 years and expecting their 3rd child! And they bring back successful couples to give their reactions/comments to current “contestants” and there are several successfully married couples. They do meet their spouses till the bride walks down the aisle and they stand at the altar. BUT…they are chosen for each other by a panel of “matchmakers”/relationship specialists, who are spot on pairing people. AND, unlike the Bachelor franchise where producers do everything they can to sabotage budding romances, MFAS is constantly giving their couples support – namely, the “experts” who matched them are on call to help them thru various crises they have and they also have periodic therapy sessions along the way. On the Bachelor/ette, couples at best sepnd a few hours together before getting engaged – maybe a couple one-on-one dates and a handful of group dates where they get minimal time with their potential fiance. On MAFS, the couples are together all day every day for 8 weeks before they have to make a decision whether to stay together. I’m really liking the show better then the Bachelor shows, and especially this season with Peter forever digging himself in hole after hole and the women acting like spoiled brats. They really need to dial down the drama in future seasons and try to focus more on the relationships developing like the old days. Right now I don’t feel there’s anyone worth rooting for in Peter’s group of women…and don’t think he’s ready to make a commitment to anyone anyway.

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