I have sooo many questions and concerns about Eric after last night episode, but before I dive into all of that, let’s talk about the rest of the episode.
First off, Rachel continues to impress me. Last week I was so sure thee was NO Way she was letting Demario back in the house. But when she started talking to him, I started to get the feeling that maybe she was going to give them another chance. But lo and behold our girl Rachel laid down the gauntlet! I love what she said about how she needed a man (not a boy) that when confronted with something, that man takes ownership for what he did. I’m so glad that she said that and I hope that she taught a valuable lesson to many young men and women watching who give the partners in their lives too many second chances when they continually don’t own up to things they’ve done.
Ok moving on to Whaboom. When Lucas told the story about Blake eating a banana over him while he sleeps I was DYING!!! And then wean Blake explained it wasn’t him because he doesn’t eat carbs I just about peed my pants. I seriously could watch that whole thing between Blake and Lucas over and over! I was laughing SO hard!
I loved the Ellen date. But I thought it was so not cool how Bryan called Rachel’s kiss with the other guys sloppy seconds. That refers to Rachel’s mouth as sloppy after kissing someone else. I just would’ve been really offended if someone said that about me. But that said, he was on a national TV show and he was probably really nervous and just trying to be funny. And based on what I’ve seen from the two of them together it’s pretty obvious that Rachael is really sexually attracted to him. I’m not so sure they’re connecting on an emotional level so far, but we shall see.
The horse date was…odd. I think it’s pretty obvious that Rachael gave that date to a guy she wasn’t super into. Since it involved little to no contact for the majority of the date. And I was actually kind of surprised that she gave Anthony a rose at the end of the date. But I don’t necessarily think she wanted to to be honest. But here’s the thing, she just sent home Fred in the middle of her last group date. It would’ve been too much for her to send home Anthony on this one on one and then also do a rose ceremony. Would it have been possible? Well sure. But the juicy episodes where multiple people are sent home on dates and not at the Rose ceremony are saved for special occasions (meaning she has to keep some people along the way). And even though Rachel is definitely paving her own path, she can’t necessarily sent home every guy every time she wants to. If I had sent home guys on my season when I knew I wasn’t going to end up with them, I would have sent home 23 guys the first night. And that’s the truth. So I’m glad Anthony got a rose last night, because he seems like a nice guy. But he’s definitely not going to end up with Rachel on the end.
I’ve said since the first episode that I thought Rachel would end up with Eric at the end. But now I’m really not sure. I was so shocked and cut off guard by how emotional he was getting over everything in last night’s episode. And I’m not using the word emotional in a good way. He was overly emotional and frantic at points. His emotion seemed to come from a place of anger and I think that’s what started turning me off to him. I actually found a very interesting though how he said that he thought Rachel was playing a game. I know many of you are probably pissed at him for saying that but I wasn’t at all. Like I just explained above, some of this is a game. Not a nasty or manipulative sort of way. But you have to juggle so many peoples feelings and emotions and give roses at certain times so that people’s feelings aren’t hurt and so that there’s actually a show to be had. Maybe game was the wrong word for him to use. But I think he’s smart enough to realize that there’s no way that Rachel actually sees herself with all the guys she still giving roses too. Put it this way, if I put you in a room with 20 potential partners and then had you hang out with them for a couple days, wouldn’t you be able to narrow those people down to at least five within a couple of days? So I think Eric just has questions about all of that. I know I know, he signed up for a show where only a few people go home each week and he should’ve realized beforehand what he was getting himself into. But believe me when I tell you it is absolutely impossible to prepare yourself in this situation. but all that said, I’m just really disappointed in how Eric handled himself in last nights episode. I no longer have high hopes for him and Rachel ending up together. Which totally bums me out because I pride myself on being right from the very beginning of the season. Btw, I was such a fan of Eric up until last night episode as you can see me talking about HERE. And I’m not writing him off yet, but I was bummed out by the way he way acting.
What did you guys think about how Eric acted last night? Are you still a fan of his? Do you think he will end up with Rachel. Let’s discuss in the comments below!
And before I leave you here is a little fashion round-up of my favorite looks on Ali Luvs this week.