Guys, what an episode! Granted, it was basically the Corinne show, and I’m about sick of her on my television, but it was a seriously crazy episode. Let’s get into it!
1. The episode starts with the news of Nick and Liz’s night at Jade and Tanner’s wedding spreading through the mansion like wildfire. This leads into the rose ceremony, where Nick once again tells the women (bluntly) that “Liz and I had sex.” He welcomes the women to ask him any questions about Liz and his past history with her, in hopes to put the situation behind them. Luckily (I don’t know if I could listen to much more about Jade & Tanner’s wedding), most of the women are fine with it, realizing that Nick is a 36 year-old man, and he probably has slept with people before.
Most of the cocktail party chatter was pretty basic, we get re-introduced to a new front runner Danielle L., and some of the girls bring out gimmicks in order to make their time with Nick memorable. Not to be outdone, Corinne takes everything one step too far. Upon hearing that Nick and Liz had slept together, she decides that she also wants to explore him sexually, her words not mine. She takes off her cocktail dress, and slips on a trench coat, ready for Nick. I have to imagine that she found Nick right after this because the other women would find it pretty suspicious that she was all of a sudden just walking around in a trench coat. Her and Nick make their way to the front of the mansion to have some alone time on a large pillow. Nick is also confused by her outfit, asking her if she was wearing a dress or a coat. Corinne asks him to give her the whipped cream, as her genius plan begins to take effect. She sprays whipped cream in Nick’s mouth, sucks it out, then puts it on her boobs and asks him to lick it off. Nick, while looking uncomfortable, obliges her request. Around this time, Jasmine walks by, but seeing what she has stumbled upon continues on her way. Nick calls her back, leaving Corinne to feel rejected. When Corinne feels rejected, she cries, and sleeps through the rose ceremony.
This is how we all feel about you on the show, Corinne.
Deep down, I think Corinne is super insecure. As infuriating as she is to watch, because her behavior seems so inappropriate, I can see where her devastated reaction to Nick spending time with Jasmine comes from. If you had just thrown yourself at a guy, only for him to say “no, I think I’ll talk to this girl now” you would probably be devastated too. I know that this is what she signed up for, but I think we can all agree that Corinne just might not be mature enough to handle this process.
2. The group dates on this episode are AWESOME! The first one has the women and Nick performing as back-up dancers for the Backstreet Boys. Upon receiving the date card, the women are greeted by the Backstreet Boys at the mansion, and we were greeted by the screeching of about 15 women. I have to say, I think some of these girls are a little too young to be freaking out about the Boys. My peak Backstreet Boys fandom was probably around age 9, which would make some of these women 6? That might be a little young for a band that sings “Am I sexual?” but then again I went to a Hanson concert at 6, and I don’t think anyone knows what Mmmbop is about.
Corinne is on this group date, which will be tons of fun since she does really well not being the center of attention. Shockingly, as soon as she begins to fall behind in the choreography, as she is not great at “planned dancing”, she runs to the bathroom to cry about how difficult it is watching Nick spend time with other women. At the performance, the Backstreet Boys select Danielle L. as the one who had the best connection with Nick, and she gets the reward of slow-dancing with Nick while the Boys serenade them. I think this is even more awkward that the private concert, as all the other women are standing by and watching.
At the cocktail party that night, Corinne finally reveals to the women that she has a nanny. Here are a few of the things that Raquel, Corinne’s nanny, does for her: makes her bed, gives her sliced cucumbers for lunch, does her laundry, makes her cheese pasta (Is this mac and cheese, a ravioli, or just spaghetti with parmesan on top? The world needs to know.) The other women can’t believe what they are hearing, and Jasmine gets the award for the best reaction faces.
My spirit animal when it comes to Corinne.
The next group date had the women competing in a “Nick-athalon” (gross), in front of Olympic medalists Michelle Carter (!), Alyson Felix (!!), and Carl Lewis (!!!). Whoever has the top three cumulative scores after all the events, would square off in the 100 yard dash, and win time with Nick. In true dramatic Bachelor fashion, Rachel is leading the entire race, but upon grabbing the ring that solidifies the winner, she knocked it off its pedestal. Astrid, who was in dead last grabs the ring, and she gets the special alone time with Nick. Awkwardly enough, that involves sitting in a hot tub, on a track, in broad daylight. What I took away from this date was Rachel continues to be the coolest, as we can add athletic to her list of accomplishments. The cocktail party that night was pretty boring, Rachel gets the rose, because she’s the best.
Nick’s one-on-one date this week was with Vanessa, who is one of my favorites. They went on a zero gravity flight, which was like being in space. It looked like so much fun, until Vanessa started to get sick, and needed the provided barf bags. In a disgusting turn of events, Nick makes out with her, even after she threw up. GROSS.
That night, Nick and Vanessa dine on the tallest building in Los Angeles. He tells her that being with her makes him believe that this process could really work. Cue the waterworks, not mine, but Nick’s. For some unexplainable reason, Nick finds this so moving he is tearing up at dinner. Get a hold of yourself, man. Nick gives the rose to Vanessa, although its permanence is brought into question later in the episode.
3. Nick decides that he doesn’t want to have a cocktail party before the rose ceremony, but instead, a pool party. Alexis puts it best:
The women are all over Nick, but none more so than, you guessed it, Corinne. She has a bouncy castle brought in as a “little” surprise, and brings Nick into it to jump around and straddle. All of the other women see this, starting the inevitable avalanche of women telling Nick she is not there for the right reasons. My favorite reason given comes from Raven:
Vanessa isn’t just annoyed by Nick and Corinne’s behavior, but is straight up pissed. During her one-on-one time with Nick, she questions his intentions as the Bachelor. She says that she is not mad at Corinne and her actions, but is mad at Nick. She wants to know if he was just looking for someone to mess around with or if he is really looking for a wife. If he isn’t serious about the process than she doesn’t even want the rose. With that, the Bachelor producers take us to the dreaded “To Be Continued…”
Is cheese pasta the fancy way to say mac and cheese? Or maybe mac and cheese is called cheese pasta when your nanny makes it? #TheBachelor—
Whitney Bischoff (@whitbisch) January 17, 2017
On #TheBachelor Alexis the dolphin-shark is the first woman ever to say "Move, bitches" upon receiving a rose. Not all heroes wear capes—
elan gale (@theyearofelan) January 17, 2017
Bachelor Burn Book (@bachelorburnbk) January 17, 2017
Sarah was my fashion star of the week, having two of my favorite looks.
I loved Sarah’s patterned mini dress. The color looked great on her and I liked balancing the short style (sorry you can’t see the whole thing), with long sleeves. Sarah’s dress is from The Jetset Diaries, and can be found here.
My second favorite Sarah outfit was this two piece from For Love and Lemons. This is from last summer’s Nordstrom collection but I was able to find it on eBay here.
Rachel looked so cute in her black and neon bikini! I love the red bandana as a head wrap as well. I’m not positive where her suit is from, but it looks like the TRIANGL balconnet style, which you can find here in tons of different colors.
What did you guys think of this week’s episode? Are you sick of Corinne’s antics, or think she keeps things interesting? Let me know in the comments!