Before I get into last night’s episode (who knew bowling could be SO serious!), I have a random bit of behind the scenes info for ya. Have you guys ever noticed that when the date cards arrive, all the girls are huddled around the couches? Whether it’s at the mansion or in a hotel suite. That’s because the producers gather them altogether beforehand. So basically all the girls know when an ID card is coming. Wouldn’t it be weird if they all just spent their days huddled around as a big group together? Ha! Trust me, people are off doing their own things and trying to get away from the big groups as much as possible. Especially when they don’t all get along. Plus, in this environment, sometimes you just need some time to yourself! Anyway, I just thought I’d share in case any of you were wondering.
So last night was once again all about Krystal and I will get into her in just a minute but let’s start fro the beginning…
I don’t have a ton to say about Chelsea’s date. I honestly thought there was a good chance she could go home on the date. I think Arie respects her and I think he’s definitely sensitive that to the fact that she’s a single mon, but I just didn’t see much in terms of chemistry between them. Yes they were making out, but it just seemed like making out for the sake of making out. I didn’t feel any real depth or emotion behind it. But then again, I’m not them and can’t say for sure what they were feeling. But I’m really glad we got to see another side of Chelsea other than what we saw in the very first episode. The power of editing is amazing (and awful) right!?
Is it just me or does it seem like Arie is hardcore making out with so many of the girls? Looking back on past seasons I just don’t remember this much hardcore kissing. There’s always been kissing, but I feel like he has passionately made out with at least 10 girls now. Am I wrong? I’m not hating on him or anything. I just feel like all the kisses can’t seem genuine to me. Like the romance doesn’t feel real because it doesn’t seem to be leaning towards any particular person. Honestly I’m totally stumped as to who he’s going to end up with in the end because right now he seems super into a bunch of the girls. Well, at least he’s super into passionately making out with a bunch of the girls.
Krystal really started to lose me in last week’s episode. But after this week, she has completely lost me as a supporter. I just find it extremely immature and a huge overreaction to get so upset about Arie inviting the other girls to the second part of the date. If she were on the losing team, she would be so grateful for that extra time. She’s just a really sore loser. Well, I guess technically her team won so in this case she’s a sore winner.
Bekah (yes, the 22 year old) was even mature enough to call Krystal’s reaction exactly what it was, a “temper tantrum.” I also absolutely loved it when Bekah called Krystal out on changing her mind about coming to the party. If she can change her mind then why can’t Arie change his? It was so smart of Bekah to point that out and I love that she didn’t let Krystal back away from her question. I just love Bekah!
And I’ve said this many times on my blog, I still do believe in being kind to people when you speak about them. However, Krystal has some serious life lessons that she needs to learn. And all the negative responses she’s going to get because of her behavior are going to be huge learning lessons for her. I still think we need to be careful what we say about others, but she needs to know that her behavior is ridiculous and extremely immature.
Arie’s decision to go see her during the night portion of the group date was a poor choice. By going to see her right away before spending any time with the other girls, he basically gave her exactly what she wanted. I was happy to see that he didn’t give into her BS, but then again I was really hoping he was just going to send her home immediately. I think he was flooded with emotion and anger at the moment and he didn’t want to make a decision based on anger which I respect and understand. Because obviously Krystal doesn’t have the ability to control her anger in a similar type of situation.
Tia is super cool. We’ve all known it from the very beginning and she proved it once again on this date. But by far the most fascinating part of her date to me was her conversation with Arie about religion. I honestly can’t recall another time on the show where religion was discussed and two people were so open about their different opinions on it. We’ve heard religion discussed on the show before but only when both people talked about how important it was. I just found the conversation extremely interesting, honest and real.
Kendall might be my favorite person on the show ever! She just seems so levelheaded and chill. First, I’m dying to know what the rest of the questions are in her book of 100 questions. Number 99 was so weird and bizarre that I can only imagine what the other questions are. I feel like she should put those questions in a book and sell it. I would buy it because I honestly bet it’s a good way to get to know somebody. Also, I loved that she was the very first person to tell Krystal that she would sit down and talk with her one-on-one. I felt like she did it because she knew that she could be helpful to Krystal by letting her know why she upset everyone. Kendall, if you’re reading this let’s be friends! Ha! I’m not kidding, I need a Kendall in my life!
And in the end, he gave a rose to Krystal. But really was that a surprise to any of us? It was so obvious at the beginning of the rose ceremony when he told people to trust his judgment that she’d be getting a rose. At first I thought it had to be the producers begging him to keep her another week. But when he gave her the rose he rubbed her back very subtly. I know that’s just a small gesture but to me it was his way of reassuring her in that moment. Did anyone else notice the way he called her name to get the rose was almost in embarrassment. It’s like he knew tat giving her a rose would make him look bad and would make the other girls think differently of him. But he did it anyway. Hopefully this nonsense is over soon and she doesn’t last much longer. But then again, all the Krystal drama is the most interesting part of the show to me right now. So I kind of feel like the season will start getting boring if she leaves. I hate admitting that, but I have to be honest with you guys! What do you think? Do you want Krystal to leave? Or stay for entertainment purposes? Let’s discuss in the comments below!
We’ll see what happens next week. Until then…
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