If you thought ‘The Bachelor’ couldn’t get any more degrading, you’re in for a surprise. Let’s catch each other up.
The episode starts out with a wholesome one-on-one date between Victoria P. and Peter. I get good vibes from Victoria, and so does Peter. She seems down to earth and genuine, a rare occurrence in ‘The Bachelor’ world. Can’t wait until we see her true colors.
Demi, a previous contestant on ‘The Bachelor,’ plans Peter’s group date this week. She comes to the house with outfits for the girls going on the date — and she does not disappoint.
The girls receive various pajama sets — mumus, normal PJ’s, and even straight up lingerie. The group heads to the venue to find the activity for the day — and I kid you not — it’s a competitive pillow fight.
Competitive. Pillow. Fight.
Now listen; I don’t subscribe to the ‘down with the patriarchy!’ feminist mantra of third wave conformists, but this, THIS set us back about 100 years, ladies.
Thank God for Tammy, the “tasmanian devil,” who was on the varsity wrestling team in high school, and really brought the action.
Sydney, a very respectable girl, who Peter “trusts,” has her suspicions about Alayah, a girl I honestly didn’t expect to be relevant, but apparently she’s been busy. Alayah’s the perfect mix of fake, champagne, and promiscuity — and the girls are catching on.
Sydney voices her concerns to Peter on the group date and it pays off. She gets the date rose, and Alayah is fuming. If I were Sydney, I would sleep with a stiletto (just in case Alayah comes looking for her).
It seems that pageant princess, Alayah, is here for the wrong reasons (shocker), and Peter is worried about “falling for someone then realizing they’re not who they said they were.” Nonetheless, Alayah turns on the charm and Peter’s doubts vanish.
That is, until the rose ceremony.
We find out that Victoria P. and Alayah knew each other before the season started, and Alayah asked Victoria P. not to “tell producers they knew each other.” Alayah isn’t really here for Peter (collective gasp), but she “is very open to opportunities after the ‘Bachelor,’” Alayah said.
I, like Peter, am quaking.
In a very intense rose ceremony, Peter sends not three, but four girls home. Though he grapples with his decision (in reasons unbeknownst to me), he lets Jasmine, Alexa, Sarah, and… Alayah (finally) go.
Lucky for you “Alayah stans,” it’s not over. In the preview for next week’s episode, there’s a short, but shocking clip of her making a dramatic return.
For now, Alayah is gone. But don’t cry in your pillow just yet.
Stay thirsty my friends. I sense something big brewing.