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The “Bachelorette” Michelle – Episode 4 Recap, Fleiss Has An Oopsie, & They’re Off to Iceland

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-Rick’s 1-on-1 date is next and boy does this date bring back memories. They take a tram up some hills in Palm Springs, and yes ladies and gentleman, this is the exact same tram ride Dylan McKay was hung out upside down over in the season 5 finale of BH 90210. Remember that? He was making a movie with a buddy of his, some investors were interested, Dylan did a background check on them with his FBI friend Christine, the investors found out about it, took him up on the tram to scare him, and then Dylan backed out of the project? Uhhhh, yeah. That’s what happened. Which then led to his original final 10 episode arc at the beginning of season 6 where he found out who his fathers killer was, fell in love with that guys daughter, married her, but then she got shot when the dad’s hitmen thought they were killing Dylan. Top 3 moment in show history hands down. Of course, that all ended up being for naught when Dylan returned in season 9 and not only was his ex wife’s father now dead, but we find out Dylan’s dad faked his own death and he was still alive. I know. Ridiculous. Hence the reason you can pretty much stop watching 90210 after season 7 when they graduated college. 8, 9, and 10 were embarrassing. Where was I?

-Oh yeah, Rick’s 1-on-1. Yet again, another instance where I think we had producer intervention. After their tram ride, Michelle and Rick are on a hike and come across a Wish Box in the middle of nowhere. The “rules” of this wish box are to read every single wish already in there before making your own. Huh? That’s silly. Why not just make your own wish and be on your way? Seems like this Wish Box isn’t a real thing and was planted by producers to advance Rick’s storyline. Rick lost his dad 3 years ago. And whaddya know, one of the last notes in the wish box says “I wish my dad could see the man I’ve become.” Now, I’m not saying that couldn’t be someone’s real wish because it absolutely could be. But the fact that Rick got to see that note and read it out loud, a guy who’d recently lost his dad…I’m just sayin’. Anyone who’s ever been on that hike in Palm Springs, please let me know if you’ve ever seen a random Wish Box out there. Someone on Twitter commented that all the ink on the notes they read were fresh. Certainly lends credibility to that box being made up.

-These two have a nice dinner together, Rick opens up about his dad, how he felt guilty after his death since he’d found another woman’s message on his dad’s phone, told his mom about it, and she left him 2 weeks later. His dad suffered after that and that’s why he blamed himself for the death. This date went a hell of a lot better than Martin’s, I don’t believe Rick is in the Friend Zone with her, she gives him the rose and they have a private concert with Andy Grammer. Although, I’m disappointed they didn’t get to dance to “Honey, I’m Good.” Mood killer? Not appropriate? Sorry, it’s the only Andy Grammer song I know and I remember it from Nastia Liukin’s dance on DWTS.

-As I mentioned earlier the cocktail party seemed like some really boring concocted BS. Like they literally had no drama heading into the night and it all turned bc Chris S. got a stick up his ass about Nayte saying earlier if he doesn’t get a 1-on-1 he’s fine with it because he knows one is coming. I’m sorry, but there is no way that Chris was THAT put off by Nayte’s comment about the 1-on-1. No chance. You know why? Because nothing Nayte said is wrong. He got the first impression rose. He got the first kiss. Did Chris honestly think that Nayte was never getting a 1-on-1 date? I didn’t even hear it as Nayte being cocky about it. It was more matter-of-factly. Chris S. is a bit player on this show and essentially just filler. Was never a guy she was into, never a guy who was gonna get a 1-on-1, but I’m sure a producer sat him down during an ITM and said, “What do you think of Nayte being so confident about a 1-on-1? I think you should say something about it.” And Chris, being as drunk/tipsy as he was last night, stepped up immediately when Michelle walked in, called out some of the guys but mostly Nayte, and that turned everyone against him. It’s a classic producer trick that Chris fell for.

-I cannot spend an inordinate amount of time on something that was so silly. Look at how much time THEY spent arguing over one sentence that Nayte said. Almost 20 minutes of airtime was spent arguing over this, and whether or not guys had it in the bag, etc. Nayte never even said anything about having it in the bag, yet that’s the phrase Chris threw around all night. I guess the show needed to give Michelle and Nayte some sort of obstacle to overcome, but this was barely one of them if I’ve ever seen one. This isn’t an obstacle. Why? Because Michelle knows Nayte is her front runner, Nayte knows he’s a front runner, and him just saying he expects a 1-on-1 at some point is not something completely outrageous for a first impression rose recipient. Chris was just a guy producers used to advance a storyline that wasn’t even much of a storyline to begin with. But it’ll carry over into Minnesota where Chris will continue to talk shit on Nayte I’m sure, yet everyone and their mother is fully aware of who Michelle would pick between the two. It’s not even an option.

-Rose ceremony time. Martin, Olu, and Rick already with roses. Michelle: “Past week reminded me when times didn’t feel good…info I received…not what I wanted to hear…had conversations I needed to have…moving forward…I’m giggling inside that someone thinks what Chris alleged is actually bothering me…”

Brandon, Leroy, Joe, Rodney, Clayton, Casey, and Nayte.

Kaitlyn: “Michelle, gentleman, this is the final rose of the evening. (whispers to Michelle) When you’re ready.” I can’t with this anymore. “Night” has been changed to “evening” yet again and I’m floored. I don’t know how I can continue.

Chris S. gets the final rose because they need some villain for a few more episodes. Will, Chris G., and Romeo are eliminated. Which is kinda comical that last week, Will was supposed to be this hero in the Peter fight, yet he lasts one more episode and we never heard him say a word last night. More proof that the Will/Peter fight last week amounted to a whole lot of nothing. Next week we’re off to Minnesota where we know at least 3 of Michelle’s top 4 guys all get their first 1-on-1’s: Nayte, Joe, and Brandon. Again, not a coincidence.

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  1. justsaying

    November 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM

    Come on, Nayte was pretty cocky and goofing off with the guys during the group date. I prefer a man that can own up to his mistakes and be chill about it. Don’t be an apologist.

  2. rob22

    November 11, 2021 at 2:10 PM

    @justsaying, if what Nate said was so bad, why wasn’t he quoted exactly? It could have been accurately reported that he said he was confident that he’d get a one on one date. Instead, that got twisted into “He said that he’s got it in the bag”. That’s some serious twisting of reality to make him sound much worse than what he actually said. Nayte is confident because he’s getting vibes from Michelle to make him feel that way. Guys in prior years often said similar things like “I’m very confident in my relationship with “x”” or “I’m feeling confident that I’m getting a rose”. Now sometimes, they’re proven wrong & have egg on their face. But I don’t recall that ever getting twisted into “They think they have it in the bag”. But really the worst part of it is that it’s SO stupid and boring. That’s the best they had to go with? Terrible TV.

  3. justsaying

    November 12, 2021 at 10:41 AM

    @rob22 I don’t like how Chris handled the situation at all but he wasn’t entirely inaccurate.

    I stand by that I prefer it if Nayte owning the fact he goofed off and being too confident. Didn’t help he started name-calling with his dweebs etc. Immature.

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