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The “Bachelor” Matt – Episode 5 Recap, Dylan Goes Ham on the Franchise (Then Deletes), Victoria’s Hypocrisy & (EXCLUSIVE) Is Matt Engaged?

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Hey guess what? Victoria bullied some more last night and went home. I want to address something of hers from social media last week. So we know she got to go on GMA last Tuesday and basically said everyone there knew her heart, knew she was kidding, blah blah blah. Then she took to her IG story to post this apology shortly thereafter when no one was buying what she was selling:

I could literally go screen by screen and eviscerate that apology, but there’s no need to. You seemingly all have two eyes and can read. That’s not an apology whatsoever and nothing but a string of excuses. Then two things happened:

1) She deleted that from her story
2) Reposted this on IG

That’s where Victoria is losing people. She apologizes, or what she thinks is an apology, then takes it down. Then reposts someone praising her for being great TV. So which is it? Are you sorry/embarrassed for how you acted, all the women know your true heart, none of the women have a problem with you, and everything is good? Or are you more interested in how many fans/websites are talking about you? It’s kinda ridiculous and thank god she’s gone now. Lets hope if she is at the WTA, she does a complete 180. That’s her only play at this point. And something tells me she absolutely won’t.

Most people are under the assumption that the next “Bachelorette” will come from Matt’s group of women. Well, we don’t necessarily know that for sure. What we do know is that it will be someone from the franchise, per Robert Mills. However, and I did this last season I believe, but I just wanted to give a refresher course on possible “Bachelorette” choices, by looking at the top 4 finishers in the last 5 “Bachelor” seasons and what their current relationship status is. I say that because, as we know, of the 17 “Bachelorettes” we’ve had, only ONE finished outside the top 4 of their season, and that was Hannah Brown. Doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen again, but the odds seem to be unlikely. So lets go over the last 5 “Bachelor” seasons top 4 women and look at if they’re even available to be the “Bachelorette”:

Hannah Ann – single
Madi – in a relationship
Victoria F – single
Kelsey – single

Cassie – single
Hannah G. – engaged
Tayshia – engaged
Caelynn – in a relationship

Becca – single
Lauren – married
Kendall – single
Tia – single

Vanessa – engaged
Raven – engaged
Rachel – married
Corrine – psshhh

Lauren – married
JoJo – engaged
Caila – engaged
Amanda – in a relationship

So that’s 20 women, and only 8 of them are even single. And lets face it, Victoria F., Kelsey, and Becca (because she said she wouldn’t), Corrine and probably Cassie, are not going to be the “Bachelorette” for obvious reasons. Hell, even if you wanna take it back 6 seasons, no one’s available.

Whitney – married
Becca – in a relationship
Kaitlyn – in a relationship
Jade – married

I only bring these seasons up because lets face it, I highly doubt they’re gonna announced the “Bachelorette” and it’s gonna be someone from 7 years ago or further. Just not gonna happen. So if they ARE going to choose someone from a past season, and they keep with their tradition that it’s someone who finished in the top 4, that literally leaves only Hannah Ann, Kendall or Tia as viable options. I’m not saying one of them is gonna be the “Bachelorette.” I don’t even know if any of them has been approached about it for next season. We know last season came down to Clare, Tayshia, and Tia. And they took 2 of them. Does that mean Tia is a possibility again this season? I don’t know. But I’m just trying to look at this whole thing practically, and if it’s not someone from this season, then those are really the only three options I even see as possibilities. I haven’t heard anything of who they’ve even talked to this season, so your guess is as good as mine. If I hear something, I’ll let you know.
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  1. jlal

    February 2, 2021 at 8:27 AM

    I think he keeps MJ. Also, if I remember correctly didn’t MJ hang a little with Victoria and participate in some of the mean girl talk?

  2. crushonspivey

    February 2, 2021 at 9:13 AM

    Said it before, and will say it again–there is a Victoria level clown every season. IT is part of the formula for this show. It happens like clockwork to the point it seems that person is cast in that role. On the payroll. Just like Victoria this year. And Fleiss and co you need to stop it. Or at least boot them by epi 3. Let the normal drama take over.

    The real life drama is what interests me, Like what we saw last night at the farm. Girls that were into Matt getting insecure and jealous of his connection with other girls. Having to see him kiss other girls and be ok with it. That is some real life stuff. It is legit and not contrived. That is the best stuff to watch, to see how they handle that.

    I hate the contrived BS. This show needs to stop it. The real stuff is where it is at because it brings out real emotion, and that is what makes for good TV. Guys compartmentalize that stuff more so the Bach’ette is often more dull to watch, but the girls often don’t, and it is what makes the Bachelor a better show when TPTB let it be.

    Stop pitting girls against each other, and just let the natural stuff happen. It is good enough.

  3. rob22

    February 2, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    I think this is the part of the show where I often comment about how horrible the women are and what a train wreck the season is. Certainly, at this point, that couldn’t be more true this season. But, after the mean girls get culled from the herd, you do end up with the few where there are actually connections. So, it improves. But there are still a lot of unnecessary girls left on the show that they need to quickly get rid of. The worst part about this season is that, not only are there more than a couple mean girls, but there are just too many girls overall. Bringing in those extra 5 girls, I’m sure was to add the extra drama of their appearance and bullying. But it really just bloated the show up with too many girls. I vote for them never doing that again. And the show is just so disjointed that there is very little focus on Matt & the girls who he actually relates to. Also, it’s going to be a major disappointment for the loonies when Matt doesn’t get down on one knee at the finale. I hate to say it, but this looks like a potential bottom 5 level season. I don’t blame Matt. I think he’s doing the best that he can. I blame it on the unlikeable girls and terrible decisions by Production. They’re just putting together a really crappy show.

  4. joanne

    February 2, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    I completely agree with you rob22. This season has been mostly awful. I record it and then fast forward later.

    Part of the problem is the show rewards bad behavior. Even ff I could see how much air time Victoria was getting. Meanwhile very little for Bri, Michelle and some of the other likeable ones.

    Kudos to Matt for how he handled Anna and Victoria. Her exit was the worst I’ve seen, and I’m glad no one, including Matt, hugged her. It would have been so phony.

    Matt treated Anna with respect,saying she’s not a bad person but needed togo. And she handled it in a mature way and took responsibility for her actions.

  5. ladyjane747

    February 3, 2021 at 2:16 PM

    I thought Cassie from Colton’s season was dating some singer. If not, she’d make a good Bachelorette with a good backstory. From this season, I like Pieper; Matt seems to like her too, so I’m not sure why people who don’t know the spoilers never mention her as a contender. Magi is gorgeous, but she and Matt seem more on the friend level. If Matt doesn’t propose to Rachael, is that going to put him on Juan Pablo’s level? Isn’t that one of the reasons why Production hated JP so much? Also, Victoria mentions she was joking and she was being funny – she’s not funny at all, just annoying. I think some people on IG mentioned that it looks like MJ goes because the other girl, can’t remember her name right now, is in the previews on a one-on-one date.

  6. rozefly

    February 4, 2021 at 10:14 AM

    Blimey Steve – put some effort into your research… we’ve seen season previews of Jessenia on a 1-on-1. MJ goes home.

    I recommend everyone goes and checks out ‘Bachelor Fantake’ on youtube. He’s hilarious, puts actual effort and fun into his video recaps and research and has THE BEST clips and memes to splice in which will defo have you loling.

    You’re welcome.

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