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Listen To Your Heart

“Listen To Your Heart” – Episode 1 Recap

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-Matt and Rudi hit it off enough to where they’re going into the hot tub on night 1. That’s normal. Rudi so wants to make out with him, but controls herself. Matt even tells her he wants to. So I believe there was a reason this scene was shown as we know from the date card later on.

-Ryan makes out with Jamie, so now he’s the first to call dibs on her. That won’t stop Trevor though in case you were wondering. I can’t wait til his “it was only emotional cheating” line in next week’s episode.

-Not .4 seconds after Jamie is making out with Ryan, she is in the hot tub with Trevor and they are now making out. So now we have to figure out who eventually Jamie will choose to end up with at the end of this thing. SPOILER: it’s not Ryan.

-However, Ryan does get the first date card of the night and asks out Jamie. They go to Capitol Records to record “Gravity” with a producer who used to work with John Mayer. I’m pretty sure the last time the “Bachelor” went to Capitol Records for a date was Ashley Spivey and Brad Womack’s 1-on-1 where they did the “Kiss From a Rose” duet. A memorable and cringeworthy moment in Bachelor history. Just ask Ashley.

-Matt gets a date card, and we get our first “Hey, this is just like the Bachelor” moment of the season where clear producer manipulation took place. Matt and Rudi clearly hit it off, he basically told her he was taking her on the date, yet the date card arrives, and he takes out Mel who we barely saw him talking to. Not to mention we heard how Rudi was so excited pre-date because she was sure she was getting asked. There is no doubt in my mind producers made Matt take Mel because they knew what they had with Rudi’s reaction. Some things never change.

-Chris and Bri are now vibing and, well, that’s because they win. The end.

-Cocktail party time. Julia is now making out with Josh, the bald headed dude I feel like we haven’t even heard from all show. So Julia has 3 guys she’s been aligned with on night one, and has made out with two of them. The one she hasn’t is Sheridan, who interrupts her and Josh, sings her an original song he wrote, and he gets a make out. Hey everyone, Julia conducting her own “Bachelorette” season on night 1!

-Matt says after his date with Mel, there was no spark whatsoever, so he’s gonna go back and work his magic on Rudi. However Rudi is one step ahead of him and pulls Matt aside. Matt seems to have short term memory of what he said to Rudi when he asked her what she wanted to do on the date, then went and asked Mel because producers told him to. Rudi will be a spitfire all season I’m sure. Zero filter. We’ve seen plenty of contestants like her over the years.

-Jamie is in her own triangle. She’s vibing with Ryan, then falls for Trevor’s BS as he sings her “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” and says her connection is great with him, and his now crying over which one she should choose. Uh huh. Unfortunately, Ryan never had a chance. Trevor has the largest IG following of anyone on this show by tens of thousands because he was on Idol. There was zero chance they were letting him go home night 1. And yes, we are not done with Trevor. He will absolutely be on a future season of this franchise. As much as he wants to be the “Bachelor,” that ain’t happening, so I’d aim for Paradise if I were him.

-Rose ceremony time. 8 women giving out roses, so 4 men are going home.

Savannah gives her rose to Brandon
Mel to Gabe
Bekah to Danny, a guy who literally we haven’t heard from all episode. I didn’t even know he was on the show
Bri to Chris
Cheyenne to Matt, even though I barely even remember Cheyenne this episode
Julia to Sheridan, heeeeeyyyyyyyyy no need to gas up the Subaru just yet
Jamie to Trevor

And finally…

Rudi to Ryan

Jack, Josh, Russell, and Michael Todd are dunzo. Sorry guys, we barely knew ya’. And in Michael Todd’s case, good luck with the ladies after that edit. Good Lord.

Also, for those that weren’t paying attention back in February when I gave you the spoilers for the finale of this show, here they are again:

Episode 6 – Final 2 Couples Battle (Nashville, TN)

-It was filmed in front of an audience in Nashville, TN at The Country Music Hall of Fame in the CMA Theater.

-The final two couples were Trevor Holmes & Jamie Gabrielle and Chris Watson & Bri Stauss. The final two each sang two songs.

-Jamie and Trevor sang an original song and “Speechless” by Dan and Shay. Bri and Chris sang “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran and “To Make You Feel My Love” – the Adele version.

-The final two couples were judged by a panel of 5 judges. Of course there was gonna be a “Bachelor” tie in, as two of the judges were Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick. The other three were: Taye Diggs, Jewel, and Rita Wilson.

-After they sang the judges went to deliberate then came back and announced that Bri and Chris were the winners. Bri and Chris won the opportunity to write and record some original music and make at least one music video. Also, Chris and Bri will be leaving on a tour right after the finale airs.

-Both Chris and Bri are a couple and Trevor and Jamie are a couple.

-Chris and Bri told each other that they loved each other before their final performance on camera and Chris Harrison said that they were the first couple to do so.

-Trevor and Jamie was introduced as a couple. Kaitlyn asked Jamie and Trevor if they were in love and Trevor replied that they were falling in love and they plan to continue seeing each other after the show. One of the judges asked them if they fell in love because of the show or if they fell in love because of the bond they have with music. Basically, would they have become a couple if the show never existed, and they both answered with they never met someone who just gets them like each other do.

-The one person in this cast that I’d heard about the most once the cast was out was Trevor. First off, he was on “American Idol” a few years ago when he had a girlfriend, and Katy Perry was openly flirting with him. Remember, he brought his girlfriend into the room on auditions, and they she was in the audience during Hollywood Week and they still made a storyline about how Katy was flirting with him, etc? Yeah, that’s him. Anyway, everything I’ve gotten about him after this cast was announced were women coming forward talking about what a dog he is. And just after tweeting last night, 4 more women emailed to tell me what a f**k boy he is. So Jamie has no idea what she’s in for once this is all said done. He will leave her in a heartbeat when this is over. I’m in double digits now of women who’ve contacted me telling me about this guy and his playboy ways. Good luck, Jamie.

SPOILER UPDATE: Trevor has already broken up with Jamie. Shocker, I know.

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  1. dbla31

    April 14, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Thanks for recapping Steve, because I absolutely refuse to watch this show it looks so dumb. But as a viewer of every other show in the franchise I am curious about these people.

  2. ctrealitygirl

    April 14, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    It IS dumb, dbla31! I watched it last night out of curiosity but got bored very quickly. It reminded me of all the hack singer/songwriters who go on the Bach-ette (Jed, Luke, Wes), and break into song every chance they get. I HATE those scenes! And now the Bachelor folks created a show where that’s the premise. Nothing uglier than attractive wannabe singers patting each other other on the back for their stellar singing talents…BARF!!! I did not like any of the cast and could care less who ends up with who. Thank God it’s only six episodes. I’m calling it now…this will be a one-hit wonder show. Betting it gets low ratings

  3. dogmomma

    April 14, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Speaking of one-hit-wonders, for all of you older folks, in the 1996 movie “That Thing You Do”, one of the band members (the drummer) reminds me of the guy Ryan from this new Bachelor show.

  4. mgb970

    April 14, 2020 at 5:14 PM

    @dbla31 and @ctrealitygirl beat me to it. No desire to watch, glad to hear it sucked. Since there isn’t any new shows on TV ABC/Warner better be thanking their lucky stars coronavirus is going to boost their ratings.

  5. ctrealitygirl

    April 15, 2020 at 5:02 AM

    Yesterday I got an alert that Sharleen had posted a recap on Flare and was surprised to read that she loved the show! The one good point she made was that the cast members, unlike the typical Bach/Bach-ette cast members, all have real aspirations and she thinks they stand a better chance to form good/lasting relationships as they share a common interest in music. But I’m a skeptic, thinking most went on the show to promote themselves rather than look for love.

  6. jillmarie

    April 15, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    If it wasn’t for the lack of new content, I was going to skip. Steve asked if we watched because of that, or if it was bachelor related, and my answer is both! yes it wasn’t riveting programming. But pair a bottle of good red wine with it and it was entertaining fluff! I thought Rudi looked a bit like Drew Barrymore, I wonder if anyone else thought that? 5 more weeks of this is low commitment- I’m going to keep watching. I’m excited to see Jojo and Jordan, I saw them in the previews. I love that Rita Wilson and Jewel are guest judges!

  7. atleast4characters

    April 15, 2020 at 6:34 PM

    I didn’t watch and based on Steve’s recap I see no reason to bother. Some months ago I downloaded all 3 seasons of Bachelor Pad from an online archive. Think I’ll watch those instead.

  8. ctrealitygirl

    April 17, 2020 at 8:46 AM

    First of all, as typical of Bachelor shows, they focus on a few key players and keep the others as background noise. The whole show seemed to revolve around 21 year-old Jamie and how torn she was between Trevor and Ryan. First of all, Jamie is a dead ringer for Nicole – the super annoying woman from Colton’s season and then BIP. Ryan was the obvious “right” choice, but of course she chose f-boy Trevor (according to Steve and the whole internet.) When they got to the final rose ceremony I didn’t recognize half the contestants as they were NEVER shown. The whole musical premise turns me off…as I stated before, the most cringe-worthy scenes of Bach/ette are when the talentless singer/songwriters break into song, and now you have a whole season based on them…ugh

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