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The Bachelor Episode 4 Review: Chase Me Home to Cleveland (24×04)

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While most episodes of The Bachelor seem to portray an extravagant, out of this world experience for the contestants, with the lavish dates, extraordinary mansions, and likely unlimited supply of S. Pelligrino, it seemed that this week’s theme was the threat of reality interfering with the experience of reality TV.

The episode kicks off with our first destination date at, you guessed it, Cleveland. Peter and Victoria F. enjoy some stunning Cleveland views–driveways, clouds, and a circle of dads in a parking lot full of Honda Cr-Vs putting a “reverse the curse” hex on the Cleveland Browns. 

Victoria F. and Peter take some twists and turns as they continue their date at Cedar Point, the roller coaster capital of the world. The couple has a wild time, and Peter charms us with some poetry about how relationships are just like a roller coaster–there are ups, there are downs, and while they always keep their charm, over time they start to develop a strange form of grease. 

All is well and dandy until Victoria F. and Peter go to the end of their date, a country music concert, and Victoria realizes that the singer is Chase Rice, her recent ex-boyfriend. Peter remains completely oblivious to this situation as they dance to Chase’s music and a panic-stricken Victoria watches her entire life flash before her eyes. While this is obviously Victoria’s one-on-one date, it seems that it is also her hometown date, as she spends the rest of the evening stressed and uncomfortable because of the presence of an ex-boyfriend who was wearing a baseball cap. Reality: 1. The Bachelor: 0.

The Bachelor continues its theme of midwestern pride with a football game group date. Twelve of the bachelorettes split up into teams and compete to stay on the date for some more one-on-one time with Peter, but the game ends in a tie, and the producers are forced to scramble for an aesthetically pleasing L shaped couch that is large enough to fit the contents of not one, but two overcrowded minivans.

Things are shaken up yet again when Alayah, who was eliminated last week due to some hazing from the other bachelorettes, returns in a villainous black and red jumpsuit to set the record straight. Alayah claims to have been backstabbed by Victoria P., who claimed to have barely known Alayah before the show. But Alayah shares with Peter that they actually have quite a bit of history as friends, and that Victoria P.’s misleading comments destroyed Alayah’s chances with him. At first, we aren’t sure what to believe, since Alayah was painted so negatively in the last episode and it seems that Victoria P. and Peter have some genuine trust and chemistry, but when Peter confronts Victoria P., she appears to be caught red-handed and genuinely caught in a lie that she can’t get out of. Victoria P and Peter’s connection is now in jeopardy, which is ironic considering that the show that airs before The Bachelor is The Wheel of Fortune. Reality: 2. The Bachelor: 0.

To add to the confusion, Alayah was off the show for a few days, which means that she had the one luxury that none of the bachelorettes have had in weeks–internet access. She stirs the pot with several secrets about what has been filming that she found from bachelor spoiler accounts online. What a beautiful representation of how, in this day and age, the internet always knows more about your life than you do. Reality: 3. The Bachelor: 0.

This week, The Bachelor reminds us that none of our personal lives are safe and that even if you aren’t applying to be on The Bachelor, you are always applying to be on The Bachelor. I think the last thing any of us expected was for Instagram to be the cause of bringing reality back into reality TV, but here we are. Hopefully, one day we will all know the freedom of being completely detached from social media and will be able to retreat to the one idyllic destination where we can get a taste of paradise–Cleveland.

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Best Tweets from Tonight’s ‘The Bachelor’ Women tell All

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Ahead of The Bachelor finale, ABC addressed the drama this season during the “Women Tell All.”

The episode called out the bullies, addressed the rumors that spread like wildfire, and tackled some of the biggest and unaired moments! Also, Matt James debuted a pretty impressive beard! 

See the best tweets from The Bachelor Season 25 Episode 9. 

Check out the best tweets from last week’s hometowns! 


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Best Tweets from Tonight’s Hometowns on ‘The Bachelor’

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The hometown dates are upon us on The Bachelor Season 25 Week 8! 

Of course, there’s plenty of great tweets floating around the web! 

See them below: 

https://twitter.com/Shem/status/1364046396903546881?s=20

https://twitter.com/tmilllllllls/status/1364044518241292291?s=20


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Who Went Home After Hometown Dates on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 Week 8?

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Who Went Home During Hometown Dates on 'The Bachelor' Season 25 Week 8?

The hometown dates are upon us on The Bachelor Season 25 Week 8! 

Michelle scored the first date!

The teacher brought her hometown of Minnesota to Nemacolin, a remote location in Pennsylvania, to give Matt a little taste of her life. She put Matt to the ultimate test: a Q+A with her students via a Zoom call!

>Meeting Michelle’s parents is a positive experience — they play basketball, Michelle tells him that she loves him, and everyone seems happy. 

The second date went to Rachael, a graphic designer from Cumming, Ga., who has had a bit of off-screen controversy.

Prior to meeting the family, the couple had a whirlwind date that involved going skydiving and Rachael’s crash landing. That seemed to bring her down to reality because while they both admitted that they’re falling in love with each other — and the family meeting went well despite her father’s objections that things were moving too fast (has he ever seen the show?) — Rachael realized she wasn’t the only one in the running after sharing that was disappointed that Matt didn’t ask for her father’s blessing. 

Rachael, hunny, we still have two more hometown dates ahead of us!

The third date was with Bri, who previously revealed she quit her dream job as a communications manager.

Best Tweets from Tonight’s Hometowns on ‘The Bachelor’

She threw it back to the first date in which Matt “almost killed” her and took him off-roading! A taste of his own medicine! 

Bri was excited for Matt to meet her single mom and her infant baby sister, but her mom was skeptical and wanted to remind her daughter to be “honest” and “vulnerable” about her feelings.  

And finally, Serena P. introduced Matt to her hometown of Canada before allowing him to meet her family. It’s a must if you’re going to date a “proud Canadian.”

However, during the meeting, her sister said she thinks “something is missing” and Serena doesn’t seem smitten, which kind of ruined the whole mood and made Serena realize she has a lot of doubts about the relationship. 

She wanted the hometown to get her to the point where she’s certain, but instead, it left her more confused about the situation. 

When the two sat down for a one-on-on, Matt tried to smooth things over. While Serena P. said that she initially thought it was fear, she later admitted to herself that she can’t go through with it because Matt’s not her person.

“I’m just not there, and I don’t know why,” she informs him. Despite the heartbreak, Matt took it like a champ and asked Serena P. to walk him downstairs. What a role-reversal! Is Serena P. The Bachelor now?

“I’m just disappointed because that’s not how I saw our journey ending,” he said.

And thus, the final three women moving onto Fantasy Suites are….

Rachael, 24, a graphic designer from Cumming, Ga.

Bri, 24, a communications manager from San Francisco, Calif.

Michelle, 27, a teacher from Edina, Minnesota

But which woman was the second choice had Serena P. not backed out?! I guess we’ll never know… XoXo. 

Ahead of tonight’s episode, Matt James also issued this statement on Twitter about the controversy surrounding Rachael and Chris Harrison. He explained he’s learning about these “incredibly disappointing” photos in “real time,” which leads me to believe the winner is Rachael but the duo broke up because of what transpired off-screen. 

He also condemned Harrison’s behavior. 

Check out his tweet below:

What do you think? Who will Matt choose? What did you think of that statement?

Let us know in the comments section! 

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