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The Bachelor Review – Pillow “Flight” (24×03)

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This week on The Bachelor, we open with a pre-episode prologue recounting last week’s drama surrounding Kelsey’s bottle of champagne, with several girls interrogating our alleged thief, Hannah Ann. The issue seems to be not that she was stealing, but the fact that she was stealing champagne. I’m surprised that the triggering beverage isn’t rosé, considering its fascinating similarity to the word “rose.” But who knows–maybe they don’t have any Gatorade on the set of The Bachelor, so the bachelorettes must rely on champagne to replenish their electrolytes. Or perhaps it’s the carbonation that makes the champagne such a delicacy, and we need to watch out for the girls stealing some other alcoholic sparkly beverages. But don’t worry, Bachelor Nation, this episode is six-packed with some serious drama, and the White Claws certainly do come out.

After our first commercial break, Peter and Victoria P. go on a wild one-on-one date. Peter, a Los Angeles native, tells Victoria that he’s going to give her a glimpse into his hometown roots. At first, this makes literally no sense, since the entire date revolves around listening to live country music, square-dancing, and shopping for authentic cowboy boots. But then it becomes clear that they just filmed this while “Old Town Road” was dominating the charts and everyone in Los Angeles was pretending to be into country music in an attempt to feel relevant. Regardless, Peter and Victoria P. have a rootin’ tootin’ good time. This ain’t their first Rodeo Drive.

Since living in the Bachelor Mansion as a bachelorette is essentially just attending the world’s most exclusive two-month long sleepover, it was only fitting that this week’s group date is a massive pillow fight wrestling match. They kind of took the fun out of a group sleepover by replacing all the sexual tension with competitive tension. But I will say, I was intrigued when Peter leaned in from the sidelines and screamed, “Finish her!!!” The pillow fight is orchestrated and judged by Demi, last year’s fan-favorite and meme supplier. After the pillow fighting is complete, Peter truly absorbs the group sleepover party energy as he spends the next segment kissing a bunch of girls for the first time.

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And now, we officially announce Season 24’s rousing plunge into one of the most famous tropes in The Bachelor: the mysterious case of Who Is Here For the Right Reasons. This week, we investigate the rivalry between Sydney and Alayah.

Sydney fills Peter in on some house-wide accusations that Alayah is fake and switches up her personality in front of the cameras. This leads to a long string of dramatic confrontations amongst multiple opponents: Sydney and Alayah, Alayah and Peter, Victoria F. and Alayah, Chris Harrison and his crushed belief in humanity–it just keeps going. At one point during the episode, Sydney asks Alayah, “Do you even have emotions?” To which Alayah–spoken like a true robot–responds, “Of course I do, I’m Heh-yewww-maaaan (alternate pronunciation: “Human”). Tune in next week as Alayah encrypts Peter’s data and demands that the girls confirm their identities by identifying three crosswalks.


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‘The Bachelor’ Olympics-Themed Spinoff ‘Summer Games’ Cancelled

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The Bachelor spinoff Summer Games

Update 3/31/2020

ABC will not be moving forward with Olympics-themed spinoff “Summer Games,” Variety reported.

The competition was set to parallel the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this July, which was also canceled as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. The sporting event was moved to next year, though, it’s unclear if the Bachelor franchise will air the series next year.

 

2/19/2020: The Bachelor is headed to the Olympics… well, their version of it anyway.

There doesn’t seem to be a cap on Bachelor franchise spinoffs because why would there be? We’re going to watch all of them anyway!

Just yesterday, the promo for The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart, a musical spinoff, dropped its first promo, but here we are today talking about an Olympics-themed spinoff.

Following the success of The Bachelor Winter Games, ABC is bringing you the Summer Olympics, a summer version of the athletic spinoff playing off of the fact that the Olympics are happening this July in Tokyo.

The show will essentially feature contestants competing in Olympic-styled sports events, which will just be pure joy, and likely getting involved in drama and hooking up on the side.

“[Summer Games] will be its own thing and it’ll run — it’ll be Bachelorette Summer Games,” ABC’s Senior Vice President of Alternative Programming Rob Mills said on The Ringer’s Bachelor Party podcast on Tuesday.

“What’s nice about Summer Games, is when we did Winter Games, Bachelor was still airing, so it was a lot . . . This is Summer Games, and then Paradise will start . . . There is going to be both,” he explained.

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“I think it’s going to be really fun,” he added. “We found a really great place to hold it. I mean, it’s going to be so fun seeing these people in these great, you know, track and field, and swimming. This is a real Olympics. To me, this is the real Olympics.”

Though summer is just a few months away, Mills isn’t sure who is going to be in it.

“I still think we need to look at the creative, and it’s like, do you — if somebody is with somebody or not, can they be in it?” he said. “‘Cause there’s certain people that you’d love to see — I mean, I’d love to see Jordan [Rodgers] or Colton [Underwood].”

All of this basically translates to us living, breathing, and sleeping Bachelor content!

No premiere date has been set for Summer Games yet, but Listen to Your Heart arrives in April!


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Are ‘The Bachelor’s’ Peter Weber and Kelley Dating? They Were Spotted Cozying Up in Chicago

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The Bachelor's Peter Weber and Kelley Dating

Clearly, Peter Weber did not get the memo about social distancing.

Peter’s season of The Bachelor may be over — and spoiler: he didn’t end up with any of the women — but he seems to have found love with one of the contestants he sent home, Kelley Flanagan.

The pilot and the lawyer were seen cozying up in her hometown of Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.

The duo was spotted hitting the riverwalk and cuddling up. At one point, Peter even picked Kelley up over his head, which isn’t surprising because all the girls loved to jump on Peter when they greeted him this season.

TMZ reports that Peter was very handsy with Kelley.

All of this might have been cuter if not for the fact that Chicago is currently under a “stay at home” order to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The whole idea is that people are supposed to be staying at home and not congregating in public meeting spaces like parks, riverwalks, beaches, etc. Chicagoans have been ignoring the government order, which is enforced by law, so the Mayor was forced to impose fines of $500 smackaroos for anyone caught purposefully breaking the rule. She also said she would shut down parks and the entire lakefront. 

If Kelley is giving Peter a second chance, if they’re soulmates, if they’ve figured it all out, it’s all great, just please stay indoors and stay away from other people!

I’m sure they can find something productive to do.

And if you gotta walk the pooch, make your walk quick and 6-feet away from other people.

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Best Tweets About Peter Weber and Madison Prewett’s Breakup

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We’re not kidding, it lasted like a total of two days.

Just days after that dramatic The Bachelor finale which found Peter Weber and Madison Prewett vowing to give their love a chance despite plenty of objections (both vocal and through facial expressions from our girl Barb), the couple has called it quits. Done. Duzno.

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Peter broke the news on Instagram thanking both Madi and ex-fiancee Hannah Ann.

Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love. You’re the epitome of a woman who carries herself with grace, stands by what she believes in, and loves whole heartedly. That love is something I feel so grateful to have felt and will take a piece of that with me always going forward. Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further. Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure.

Hannah Ann, you set an example for women everywhere a couple nights ago. You are such a strong, confident woman and you deserve all the love in the world. I accept full responsibility for my mistakes in our relationship and wish you only the best. This has been an emotional experience and I am so grateful for the outreach of support that I have received from friends, family, and Bachelor Nation in the last few days. Thank you to all of you! This is just a another chapter in my story.

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I want to start by acknowledging the incredible group of women that I had the privilege of getting to know this season. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I learned so many lessons from all of you that I will carry with me. Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love. You’re the epitome of a woman who carries herself with grace, stands by what she believes in, and loves whole heartedly. That love is something I feel so grateful to have felt and will take a piece of that with me always going forward. Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further. Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that this is what makes most sense for the two of us. The love and respect I have for Madi will continue to endure. Hannah Ann, you set an example for women everywhere a couple nights ago. You are such a strong, confident woman and you deserve all the love in the world. I accept full responsibility for my mistakes in our relationship and wish you only the best. This has been an emotional experience and I am so grateful for the outreach of support that I have received from friends, family, and Bachelor Nation in the last few days. Thank you to all of you! This is just a another chapter in my story. One I will never forget and one I will always cherish ❤️

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Since then, he’s gone back to hanging out with his mom while Madi, who also posted about the break-up, has found solace playing board games with Selena Gomez.

All’s well in the world.

Naturally, Twitter had some commentary.

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Oh, and for those of you who think Barb played a role in the breakup, Peter assures that she did not.

On his way to the gym on Friday, Weber refuted the comments saying, “This is stuff between Madi and I solely 100 percent. People have their opinions but it should just be two of us and it’s just mutual respect and love,” according to Page Six.

That’s that Bachelor Nation.

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