This week was extra special because I got to tuck the kids into bed on time not once but TWICE to watch The Bachelorette. Self-care is important ladies and sometimes you’ve just gotta out your feet up and indulge in some reality TV.

So much drama this week. A racist has taken over the plot and black guys are dropping like flies. Let’s dive right in to The Bachelorette season 13 episode 5 and 6 recap!

Previously on the bachelorette… Jealousy… Ego… And racism! The gloves came off and … Dun dun dun. I’m combining Monday and Tuesday’s episodes but I’m flying through the first one because revisiting and lingering on Lee’s time on the show is just too triggering.

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EPISODE 5

I have no idea what Lee is doing on this show, how he’s possibly lasted so long (I’m assuming producers and show-planners had something to do with this). But he has gotta go.

All I hear from Bryan is “womp womp womp… I want to win!” Rachel’s “overly charming” red flag just seems spot on to me. I’m not convinced.

Kenny is killing the passive aggressive one liners “Let me whisper it so you’re not threatened… ‘Your a b*tch!’”

JACK IS WACK

Jack: I’m so freaking happy, I love hanging out with her.
Rachel: Help me help me help me!

Will is tryna get a racist to be woke but that’s just not happening. Lee isn’t even trying to listen. I found actual footage from that conversation:

Will: There is a long standing history in this country regarding black men in America as ‘aggressive’ to justify a lot of other things.
Lee: So he’s trying to play the race card?
Me: *Facepalm*
Kenny: He’s reptiLEEAN he’s a LEEzard.

BRYAN’S DATE

Ok, he’s finally starting to win me over..

Nope nevermind.

BACK AT THE HOUSE

Eric is mad Rachel is dumping brothas left and right. Anthony is all “you have to build that trust”…

Later Bryan is pumping up Kenny before his 2 on 1, and it’s the first time I for real for real kinda like Bryan.

ONE GROUP DATE HIGHLIGHT

Rachel: Peter notices things about me that no one else does.

Girl, that is your man!!

Peter: Let’s stop kissing so we can talk

Me:

After all the hotness in the hot tub Will get the rose and Peter doubts himself.

 

EPISODE 6

I’m not gonna lie, the previews for this episode had me worried Kenny went home right along with Lee after Lee took a swing. I was trying not to fall for it, especially cause Kenny wasn’t wearing white, but still, I was scurred. Totally fell for it. I waited half the season for a scuffle at a Viking reenactment.

I knew racist Lee wasn’t sticking around, so I was glad when Rachel sent him home with quick.

But then Kenny had to leave her stranded in the helicopter to have one final say. I was screaming at my TV telling him to take a page out of Elsa’s playbook. “KENNY LET IT GO!”

Rachael felt dumb, Kenny looked dumb, and American thought the whole situation was dumb.

Anyway, Kenny calls his baby girl and gets worked up and teddybear Kenny seems to have made a comeback. For now.

ROSE CEREMONY

Josiah says “My confidence is at an all-time high!” which to me means Josiah is most definitely going home. I was really liking him but his cockiness worked my nerves this week. I didn’t like how he said he’s competitive… He seemed in it to win it. Not to be with Rachel.

I’m not shocked Josiah is outta there but I am surprised that Matt got the last rose. Matt who? I didn’t like Josiah but he had a point about the guys she kept. She shoulda kept Anthony. Their one on one date was boring but he seemed cooler than some of these other dudes.

Eric is keeping tally of how many black guys are left. I think we’re down to three. Thanks Eric.

ERIC’S DATE

Eric finally gets the one-on-one he’s been waiting for and he’s like an adorable excited little puppy. Boat ride, amusement park, delicious food. This is the best day of his life. Even I’m jealous of their date!

Then they sit down and Eric opens up and pours his heart out about his past and suddenly I don’t know what’s happening to me. I find myself on #TeamEric.

GROUP DATE

The guys duke it out in the Viking Olympics and I’m rooting for Kenny. Poor guy thought he was going to get a 1 on 1 after the 2 on 1 but honey shoulda known it don’t work that way.

I was glad he won the Viking crown but it doesn’t matter cause it was so obvious Rachel wasn’t feeling either of them.

Later that evening Bryan steals her away first and it becomes very clear how much stronger her chemistry is with him and Peter than anyone else.*Lightyears* ahead. But I can’t stand Bryan and I’m getting more and more scared that he’s going to win this thing.

I lose it when Rachel asks Bryan if he thinks his family will accept her. WHAT? Girl, you are a CATCH and what you should be wondering is if your family is going to accept his smooth talking fake arse.

No, I’m not buying what he’s selling. I still don’t like him.

You know what? I think he reminds me of Juan Pablo. Smooth talkin, slick and phoney. Is it just me? Tell me it’s not just me!

Kenny is getting in his own head and we can see the writing on the wall. He’s gotta go home. I’m sad because I had such high hopes in the beginning. #Kennyforthebachelor

Peter gets the group date rose and I’m thrilled cause he’s still my favorite. I don’t even care who else gets a rose cause the rest are dweebs. At this point I just like Peter and Eric and they both are safe.

WILL’S DATE

Oh yea, I forgot this date was coming. And I woulda forgot to put it in here it was so boring, at least until the end when interracial dating drama came up again.

Will seems to be scared out of his mind for this date and we’re all beginning to wonder if it’s because he hasn’t dated black women. Will, we’re not that scary, I swear! You can kiss her!

He tells her he hasn’t really dated black women which translates to “I’ve never dated a black woman.” His excuse: “I grew up in a predominantly white area…” Rachel is low key savage and is all “Yea, me too but I dated mostly black guys…”

SNAP!

Back at the house Eric reveals this tidbit to all the white guys. Dean is like “so what?” But Eric schools him on how for a white dude, it’s not be a big deal but for a black dude… A sista might have some questions. The guys nod and don’t say much else. A good move. Seriously, America wasn’t ready for all this!

Then Will opens up about being an extreme passionate person and Rachel is like *screech* “oh hail nah, I aint seen that!”

She’s salty, sends his butt home. And I can’t say I blame her. I had high hopes for him too. And then there was one.

ROSE CEREMONY

Alex goes home and I’m shocked cause I still don’t even know some of names of the guys she’s keeping around. Adam. Really? And that other tall lanky boring dude that’s unattractive? WHY?

At this point it’s clearly between Bryan, Peter and Eric. I think that’s her order of preference though mine is Peter, Eric then Bryan after the tall lanky dude that’s unattractive.

This moment with Dean still gives me butterflies but I’m gonna stop trying to make Dean happen, it’s not happening.

bachelorette rachel and dean

Previews got me worried about drama between my boyfriend and Rachel but I hope they make it through.

If Peter doesn’t win I hope he’s the next Bachelor. He’s pretty boring but looking at him will make up for that. Unless Eric doesn’t win either. Then it’s a tossup. No, it’s not. Worst case scenario Eric wins and Bryan becomes The Bachelor and I’m left with no more Peter in my life. I’d be ok with Kenny being The Bachelor too but I have a hard time seeing that coming.

Who is your favorite? Are you surprised Alex went home?


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Sarah B. says:

Haha I am loving your recaps! Don’t be a Bryan hater! Am I too optimistic that he can legitimately be that into her? He is very smooth so I do have some skepticism and ultimately don’t want him to end up with Rachel. After this week I am officially team Peter alllll theeee waaaayyy! For exactly the reasons you mentioned about what Rachel said about him and him wanting to talk instead of kiss (major swoon). I am not letting them trick me with their previews! I think she picks Peter. I appreciate that they are weaving things in about race without making it her whole plot line. I do think they set things up for Kenny to be the next bachelor but I would not be into that!

Jennifer says:

I mean ok if he’s into her but that’s literally all I know about him… That’s he’s SO into her. But he hasn’t said why, and we don’t know what else he’s into. Either he’s getting a terrible edit or he doesn’t win cause I am just not falling for this guy. Haha, I’m trying not to let the previews trick me. They totally had me thinking Kenny went home (earlier) this week. I’m really hoping Peter wins.

Dani says:

Nice recap. I’m rooting for #blacklove and hope Eric wins, but I’m pretty sure for there to be a Black bachelorette they legit made her sign a contract to pick a white winner. #imacynic #judgemeifyawanna. Plus I feel like Eric is just not ready for a Rachel yet. He needs a stepping stone so he can get his sh*t together. In that case, I’m SO team Peter (he’s the one with the gap right?) and I want Dean to go home because I don’t want Rachel to be his blackgirlexperiment. Nope. Botox Bryan can go home.

Jennifer says:

Haha, thanks for reading Dani! I always see your tweets but I’m usually catching up on DVR later after the kids are in bed and miss all the fun live tweeting action. So if there was gonna be some black love in the end think she woulda had better luck with others other than Eric. I mean I did like him more after his date but he’s been SO WHINEY. I woulda loved to see if there was more between her and Diggy, I think she sent him home way too early. I liked Kenny a lot too and even Anthony (though his date was lame). You think they’d WANT her to pick a white guy? I think if there was a preference of the network they woulda preferred black on black love and keepin us together. But she’s obviously way more into the white guys in this group. Eric has made it along the furthest but they don’t have nearly the chemistry she’s got with Peter or (barf) Bryan. Dean is so purty but I’m ready for him to go home. I do home he winds up with a black girl though.

Merchon says:

This is exactly how I am feeling! I always have to catch up via DVR when I get ready in the morning because my husband won’t watch it haha. I miss all the live tweets (and Rachel’s are so good, I love her) but I am so glad Lee is gone. I felt like that about Corine last season, she was just kept on for ratings. Dean is so cute, but I don’t think he is mature enough for Rachel. Eric gets kinda whiney for me too. I really liked Alex so I was sad he left. I don’t get why Alex is still there, I couldn’t even remember who he was reading this lol. That hot tub scene though! I was dying! Great recap!

Jennifer says:

hahaha. I KNOW!! Who is Adam? Is he the one with the weird doll or the other random guy? No idea why they are still here!

Julia says:

Great recap. I love Dean, Peter and yes Bryan. Eric is growing on me. Though Bryan reminds me a bit of Jordan from Jojo’s season and I hated him. The Will date was such a snooze fest I was surprised she waited so long to send him home.

Jennifer says:

I’m so glad you liked it! Yes, Bryan reminds me of Jordan too! I couldn’t put my finger on it. I didn’t like him either. So funny you thought Will was boring. I thought Anthony was more boring (until the end) and was surprised she kept him at first.

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