Here’s a guide to watching The Bachelor, or at the heart of any form of reality TV: If someone says it’s “real” and “authentic,” it’s definitely not.
In week 2, we met more ladies from the cast of 24 who are worth taking root in, like Sarah, Bree and Lauren. We also met someone who is not.
Victoria actually begged the audience to make her a villain. There was no fight or drama to lead to this. She just woke up and decided to dislike the contestants and spectators of The Bachelor, often through asynchronous sound horrors.
“I’m not jealous, I just want that,” she said of her desire to meet Matt. She called the court jesters “gestures”
here’s what something else fell in week 2.
The first one on one
Bree was the lucky one. During the first cocktail party, the two came together to be birational and to be raised by single mothers. He gave her the first flower during the ceremony, which many of the ladies raised while complaining that they had not been chosen.
Matt and Bree had a romantic ATV ride through the woods in Pennsylvania. Of course, they fell into the mud.
Keeping up with this seasonal theme of extreme excitement, Matt took off his dirty shirt and continued chopping wood (not a euphemism) before joining Bree in a hot tub.
Over dinner, Bree told Matt how her mother gave birth to her when she was 13. Now that Bree has grown up, her mother is pregnant and starting a new family to fight.
Both Matt and Bree have spent their lives wanting their fathers to appear. The parallels were unusual. Matt gave her a rose for her honesty.
The date of the group
Borrowing a date from last season of “The Bachelorette”, 18 (18 !!) girls wore wedding dresses and veils for a photo shoot with their husband. (Hello again, photographer Franco Lacosta.) But before everyone could finish, Chris Harrison came in with a waltz to turn the date into a Hunger Games game dedicated to a wedding, with the winning team having time with Matt Surprised. I’m that Jason Derulo didn’t show up to sing “Savage Love.”
The ladies ran through the woods, applying paint on top of each other. The red team (plus Marie, the MVP of the gold team) had to prepare for the afterparty.
Like Matt, Lauren is also a Christian, which really piqued his interest. He and Jessenia shared a kiss. Victoria told him that there were “many countries” without actually revealing any of the countries. The rose went to Lauren.
The second one on one
That went to Sarah (a 24-year-old journalist – or maybe Alexis Rose of the Schitt’s Creek impersonator, as many people have noticed). The lovers could fly over the resort in a small biplane before settling for some casual vulnerable conversation. They both love their families, great! But Matt knew she was holding back.
During dinner, she revealed that her father had ALS. Sarah quit her job so she could be his full-time babysitter. “He wanted me to go out and find love, and I felt that calling to be here,” she said of her decision to join the show. He gave her a rose. “Today’s date has replaced everything I could imagine,” Matt said, saying how much he liked Sarah’s compassion and selflessness.
During the show, he shared this on Twitter. Can he really be a really good person?
The cocktail party
Not everyone had to go on a date this week, so time was of the essence for the girls, who had to get a rose from Matt.
Abigail, who got the first impression, made Matt laugh. Keith and Maggie too. After Marilyn broke that she had not been invited to a meeting this week, Matt gave her an orchid, her favorite flower.
(I’m sorry about what we’re about to get into, it’s completely fake and has no lasting consequences, but the show spent 25 minutes in it, so we need to talk about it.)
Victoria, who was Marilyn’s roommate but decided to sleep on the couch because Marilyn was “crying a lot,” was jealous and decided to get to Matt, calling her “toxic” for no reason. Convinced that Victoria was the victim, Matt decided to pull Marilyn aside to talk. She defended herself calmly, realizing that the situation was “she said-said-said.”
When Marilyn politely confronted Victoria, Victoria prepared a master class on manipulation and lighting. She wouldn’t even sit next to Marilyn on the couch during the drama.
The pink ceremony
Matt presented roses to Piper, Keith, Maggie, Rachel, Abigail, Chelsea, Jessinia, Katie and Serena C. In the middle of the ceremony, Sarah began to feel dizzy and began to see stars. Another woman had to help her off the podium and into another room. Matt left to comfort her. She screamed that she couldn’t see, and then the episode stopped.
It looks like a certain person will arrive next week. Sarah also seems to be feeling better. I hope Chelsea get some airtime because I follow her on TikTok and she looks great.