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The Bachelor Review – Peter the Pilot Takes Off (24×01)

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Peter the Pilot stole the hearts of millions on the most recent season of The Bachelorette. His charming smile, romantic gestures, and lack of involvement in drama (good riddance, Luke P.), made him an instant fan favorite. Peter, a clearly exceptional kisser (Sources: The Sauna, The Pool Table, The Dimly Lit Hallway), became a Bachelor Nation icon the night that he and Hannah had sex in the windmill four times (which Hannah announced to America–and Peter’s parents–in front of a live studio audience). This pilot has stamina, and he is frankly making me rethink my passive-aggressive attitudes toward Delta Airlines. 

The season premiere begins with various glimpses of Peter’s life as a pilot. He looks confident, and his smile is so perfect that it makes me want to start wearing my retainer again. We see a shot of Peter in his pilot uniform strutting down the runway, like a Victoria’s Secret model in 2002, and then taking selfies with slightly disinterested fans, like a Victoria’s Secret model in 2020.

Chris Harrison announces that we have entered the THREE HOUR BACHELOR PREMIERE. This officially makes The Bachelor Season 24 Premiere either the next Quentin Tarantino movie or your local high school’s production of “Fiddler On The Roof.”

HOUR ONE

At the iconic Bachelor Mansion, Peter meets his eligible bachelorettes. In a sea of floor-length gowns, one bachelorette inspires us with a sparkly and powerful jumpsuit, much like Broadway’s Queen Elsa. As we meet the bachelorettes, several of them reassure us, “I’m just a normal girl,” which gives me hope that this season will mimic the charm of a classic 90’s rom-com.

Drama ensues when Hannah Brown (last season’s Bachelorette and Peter’s ex), makes an unexpected guest appearance. This instantly inspires anxiety, and we see a group of panicked bachelorettes running around in the back of the shot like cartoon rats in a chase scene of Tom and Jerry. Before a commercial break, Peter emotionally professes to the bachelorettes that he is ready to find love.

(Side note: during this commercial break there was a jingle in a Chilli’s commercial that I very much enjoyed).

HOUR TWO

While last season, The Bachelor made it very clear that Colton was a virgin, this season, the show makes it very clear that Peter is not. We see handcuffs, blindfolds, intrusive TSA scans, and some understandably uncomfortable “dry” humor about getting wet (brought to you by ABC – Anything But Coy).

At this point, things really start kicking into gear. Peter shares intimate moments and finds connections, and we start to get an idea of which bachelorettes are going to be memes. We also see some common Bachelor tropes (one girl “stealing time” with the bachelor, three girls in red and/or black dresses drinking wine and criticizing their competition). At the first rose ceremony, the bachelorettes brace themselves for the most intense aspect of this episode– an overnight shoot with no breaks that ends at 6 am. 

The next morning, when the rose ceremony has concluded and the bachelorettes have taken their five-hour energy shots, the group engages in some aviation-themed activities and trivia. With fancy pilot terms such as ‘thrust’, ‘cockpit’, and ‘bang’, The Bachelor reminds us yet again that Peter is not a virgin. 

At the end of the hour, The Bachelor observes reality television history, with a very America’s Next Top Model-esque “quick change within an obstacle course” challenge.

HOUR THREE: The Final Hour

Things seem to be going very well for Peter. After he takes one of the bachelorettes to meet his entire extended family and be a part of his parent’s vow renewal, she gushes to him about how much she values taking things slow in relationships. The date concludes with the couple dancing, featuring a live performance from The Country Band That No One Knows. 

One of the women emotionally shares with us that she’d never been given flowers, and Peter unenthusiastically gives her a bushel of roses that he found planted outside in a bush. Once again, the production team at The Bachelor reassures us that dreams really do come true [in Hollywood].

The final portion of the episode/saga takes a sharp dramatic turn when a familiar face, Hannah Brown, returns again for some end-of-the-episode emotional drama. This segment is responsible for the loss of multiple dignities and was not sponsored by waterproof mascara. 

With its season 24 premiere, The Bachelor serves us with a thrilling night of entertainment that will inspire the hearts of millions and provoke at least 36 hours of fights on Twitter. Bachelor Nation, welcome to the world of Peter the Pilot: The Sweet Guy Who Also F**ks.


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

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Best Tweets from Tonight's 'The Bachelor' Women tell All

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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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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