Season 21 of The Bachelor is off and running! Each week, Terri — who has seen every episode of The Bachelor and the spinoffs — and Rachel — who is watching for the first time — will be recapping the latest episode of this epic season. We missed last week because Terri was at the Westminster Dog Show, and Rachel was off/just couldn't get it up for two straight hours of non-action after Episode 6.
The episode starts off with Nick "romantically" handing out roses to the remaining four women he didn't unceremoniously dump mid-episode: Raven, Rachel, Corinne, and Vanessa. And with that, it's off to their hometown dates, which we've distilled into the most memorable moments for your entertainment:
Raven's hometown date: Swamp humping and ATV jumping.
Rachel's hometown date: Take me to church.
Corinne's hometown date: Olive you so much.
Vanessa's hometown date: Shit's getting (Mont)real.
Rachel: I'll admit, I'm losing steam with this show and had to really talk myself into watching last night's episode; the only reason I tuned in was because it was hometown dates, and I figured that would be an improvement. (It was!) But I finished this episode utterly bewildered; after the hometown dates, Rachel emerged as the clear front-runner. Like, to the point where I'm wondering if the big announcement that she's the next bachelorette is a red herring because 1) Why would ABC scoop themselves?, and 2) It is literally unbelievable that he'd choose any of the other women to marry. (Did you hear how uncomfortable he sounded when he was asking their fathers for permission to propose?! VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!) Vanessa cries every week (though, to be fair, so does Nick) and seems ready to just PTFO; Raven is sweet but is, like, 12; and Corinne is...Corinne. They all seem like women he'd date — and maybe even have relationships with! — but not marry! It's so bizarre and I don't like it one bit.
I also kind of can't believe we still have several more weeks of this.
Terri: Ditto to everything Rachel said. In addition, usually, it's easy to tell at the end of hometown dates who's going home, but it's not so clear this time around! One thing I do know for sure is that Andi's pop-in at the end does not mean she's going to profess her love for him, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that she has not been missed. Also, I'm devastated that the final episodes will take place in what looks to be Iceland, which means we won't get to see Nick in any more short swim trunks :(