One of America’s most popular shows is back and this season of the Bachelor is already full of drama.
This season features Arie Luyendyk Jr., a former racecar driver turned real estate agent, who got his heartbroken six years ago on “The Bachelorette.” It is the fourth week of the season, and it has been a wild ride so far.
In the latest episode, romantic sparks flew between Arie and several women while tempers flared between the women in the house. Arie and the remaining fifteen women all took a trip to Lake Tahoe where he took Bekah M. and Sienne on each dates.
Sienne and Arie’s date went really well, while Bekah revealed her age and made Arie question the relationship. In the end, both individual dates got roses, but Arie said he would be protecting his heart until he knew if Bekah was ready for marriage.
In a sad twist, Utah local Maquel went home after receiving the news that her grandfather died. It’s unclear whether she will return to the show.
After a hiking group date, the drama between the women heated up when Krystal confronted Tia and Caroline about being petty. Tia and Caroline called Krystal out for being petty and fake, while she claimed that she was only there for Arie.
At the end of the episode, Arie decided not to have a cocktail party and go straight to the rose ceremony. However, before Arie could even give away the first rose, Krystal pulled him aside and practically begged to stay on the show. Arie gave her the final rose of the night before saying goodbye to Brittany T. and Caroline.
Next week’s episode promises more excitement as the drama and romance heat up.I think that Krystal’s time on the show is short-lived. She brings too much drama to the house and doesn’t seem genuine. If Krystal is voted out, I see Chelsea rising back up to be the resident drama queen.
She was quiet during this last episode, but I know deep down she’s ready to fight.
There are also still several girls left who haven’t had any one-on-one time with Arie. Jacqueline Mariq and Ashley are all going to need to get closer to him if they want to stay. As we get closer to the middle of the season, the only person who seems comfortable is Bekah M.
Sienna and Tia will also probably make it through at least one more episode, but Arie has made it clear that he is not afraid to send a woman home for small things.
The Bachelor airs Monday at 7pm on ABC.
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