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Things are getting even more intense on The Bachelor as the girls fight for Peter’s heart.

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Looking for Love Will Continue on ‘The Bachelor’ with Music-Themed Spinoff ‘Listen to Your Heart’

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The Bachelor Listen to Your Heart Spinoff Promo

You may have been too caught up in all the Victoria F gaslighting drama during hometown dates last night to realize that ABC was attempting to push its upcoming Bachelor franchise spinoff, The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart.

The franchise has always loved to incorporate music in some shape or form — Chase Rice, anyone? — but this feels as if The Bachelor producers ran out of ideas and took advice from Jedd Wyatt on what to do in between seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and BIP.

The gist of the plot finds 20 single men and women living under one roof and not only trying to find love but also a singing career.

In short, there’s going to be a lot of competition, a lot of egos, a lot of crying, and a lot of drama (check out the rockstar guitar smash in the promo)!

If you had to describe the show to your friends or your mom, your best bet would be to say it’s a dating competition that’s also a singing competition a la American Idol or Making the Band. It’s possible Diddy will sign on simply for old-time’s sake… okay, fine, that’s what we wanted to happen.

It’s something, alright. The last-standing couple is about to sign a marriage license and a recording contract in the same breath.

Related: The Best ‘The Bachelor’ Memes and Tweets From This Week’s Hometowns

On a serious note, ABC’s press release says that these passionate singles will go on Bachelor-style dates that focus on their shared love of music, there will be musical challenges, and best of all, there will be live performances judged by “the biggest names in the music business,” which apparently boils down to Jojo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (how did they not bring Jedd Wyatt for this?!).

Most of the comments on the Twitter post promoting the spinoff are negative, but even if it doesn’t hit all the right notes (okay, I made myself laugh there), there’s no doubt in my mind Bachelor Nation will press play on this bad boy.

Cue Roxette’s “Listen to Your Heart.”

The spinoff will premiere on April 13 on ABC.

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The Bachelor Week 7: Hometown Horrors

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The Bachelor Week 7 Hometown Episode Season 24 Review

Peter opens the episode by uncomfortably addressing the camera and unconvincingly telling us that one of these women will be his wife. If by wife, he means momentary Instagram girlfriend, I’m sold. His first hometown date is with Hannah Ann, and they have a blast at an axe-throwing bar. This will be excellent prep for when they have their first huge fight and are dramatically throwing cans of Axe deodorant across the bathroom of their Los Angeles condo. When Peter goes to meet Hannah Ann’s family, her sister and mother seem genuinely enthusiastic for her, but her dad is not so amused. Dad expresses his doubt that this relationship is even slightly authentic, and calls this whole experience nothing more than “a new and exciting flash in a pan,” which is a strange way to describe a relationship, but a thrilling new slogan for PAM Cooking Spray.

Next, Peter goes to Kelsey’s hometown in Iowa and they enjoy stomping on some grapes. Prior to this episode, all of my mental images of people stomping on grapes either involved cartoons, viral videos, or people in period costumes playing the accordion, so I thought this was a very humbling viewing experience. Kelsey’s home scene takes place on a soundstage that was set to look like a home, and I can’t put my finger on why, but you can just feel the threat of a bird flying through the fake ceiling at any moment throughout the entire scene. Underscored by some music that sounds like it came straight from the soundtrack to Full House, Kelsey’s family expresses their concern about her heart getting broken. But regardless, she and Peter share some wonderful moments, including an intimate snapshot between the two of them in a desolate cornfield–during which Kelsey comments on how incredible it is for them to be alone together–which was filmed by two different hidden cameras and (possibly) one drone.

Up next is Madison’s hometown date at Auburn University. Although Madison talks a lot about her virginity, she doesn’t wear a purity ring, which makes me think she wasn’t a fan of the Jonas Brothers. It quickly becomes very clear that this was because she was busy obsessing over High School Musical (like me) because she puts Peter in a basketball uniform and makes him look exactly like Troy Bolton. This pilot is truly “soarin…flyin.” When Peter meets Madison’s family, her dad expresses his unshakable disapproval of Peter to anyone who will listen. Great first day with the in-laws. Regardless, Peter confesses to Madison that he’s falling head over heels for her, and you can see in Madison’s eyes that she knows this is going to end terribly. 

In the last 45 minutes of the episode, we dive deep into the All American thriller, “Peter the Pilot and the Curious Case of Why He’s Keeping Victoria F. Around.” While the couple initially enjoys another day together at a country music concert, their evening is completely destroyed when Peter’s ex appears. Her name is Merissa and they blur out her face, so we’re going to call her Blurissa. Blurissa warns Peter about Victoria’s shady past, and even goes far enough to say, “you should know what you’re on a date with.” Peter confronts Victoria and they engage in a fight that will undoubtedly be shown in hundreds of intro to psychology courses throughout the nation. 

Blurissa, our hero, engages in a dramatic dialogue with Peter.

At the final rose ceremony, Peter shockingly keeps Victoria F. around eliminates Kelsey. My fan theory is that this has literally nothing to do with Victoria F. and the producers just wanted to get Kelsey off of the show as soon as possible so she’d have some time to get over Peter and start prepping for her spot as The Bachelorette. Unless Blurissa swoops in and takes her spot. But we’ll find out what happens with that in a few weeks. For now, we’re focused to see what happens at the end of this week’s cliff hanger when Madison dramatically approaches Peter and says she needs to talk to him. Will she be able to stay with Peter and Stick To The Status Quo? Or will she be Breaking Free from him for good? And, most importantly, will Blurissa return for an end-of-the-season comeback? (I hope so.) 

Check out the best memes from this week’s episode!

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Victoria F Is Gaslighting Peter on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24 and It Needs to Stop

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Victoria F gaslighting Peter on The Bachelor

Victoria F has quickly risen to the ranks of becoming this season’s most problematic contestant on The Bachelor.

She started off as the “shy, meek mouse,” briefly transformed into the “the realest chick in the house,” and then quickly spiraled into a gaslighter whenever Peter Weber (aka Pilot Pete) confronted her about anything.

The behavior she exhibited on multiple occasions, including the most recent hometowns episode, is characteristic of gaslighting.

For those unfamiliar with the term, it means to “manipulate a person by psychological means that causes them to question their own sanity.”

Victoria F has this impeccable knack to turn anything Peter says around and make it his fault.

Related: The Best ‘The Bachelor’ Memes and Tweets From This Week’s Hometown Eliminations

In the most recent episode, when Peter brought up Merisa’s worries that Victoria has a colorful past of “breaking up relationships,” Victoria didn’t even let Peter finish his sentence before throwing a fit, assuring him that “she can’t,” and blaming him for ruining their night.

The mature, healthy reaction would have been to address the claims or rumors, tell her side of the story, and simply move on with the night allowing Peter to meet the family.

But this problem isn’t exclusive to this week’s episode. Anytime Peter raises any legitimate concern about their relationship or anything in general, Victoria F spins everything he says to make herself look like the victim; she’s unable to communicate, their connection is toxic, and yet, she was given the third rose while Kelsey was eliminated.

Peter attempted to call it out by informing her that anytime this happens, they get into a fight, she walks away, breaks down crying, and then apologizes to him for her actions.

And despite seeing it with his own eyes, Peter still felll for it.

As is often the case, Peter doesn’t seem to be unaware that he’s a victim of Victoria F’s tactics and continues to reward her behavior time and time again.

Understandably, it makes for some great television, but it’s also problematic to continue glorifying this type of behavior.

Twitter didn’t hesitate to call it out with one user pointing out that she’s never at fault and answers questions with questions.

This isn’t the first time gaslighting was an issue on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette either.

In 2019, Luke P was accused of bringing the manipulation tactics on heavily making her question what she thinks. Cosmpolitan put out a piece about the warnings signs of gaslighting which included lying about what he said, saying he’s the one getting manipulated, changing the context of what he said, and more.

In 2018, Refinery29 wrote a piece about Jordan Kimball gaslighting Jenna on Bachelor in Paradise to believe she didn’t even know why she was upset with him in the first place.

There are more instances as I’m sure #BachelorNation is aware of, but it begs the question: why don’t producers shut it down?

Actually, no, it begs the questions, why don’t we hold producers accountable? Why don’t we demand better?

There’s good television, and then there’s accepting a form of abuse that needs to be checked rather than glorified.

The Bachelor is bringing Fantasy Suites next Monday, and if nothing changes, at least you know Twitter will be keeping it real and calling the behavior out for what it is… and it isn’t love.

A Reddit user brought the issue of gaslighting up in a recent thread and offered this link to the crisis text line if you believe you are being emotionally abused How to tell if you are being emotionally manipulated Gaslighting: How it manipulates relationships how to spot and shut down gaslighting.

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