Welp, here we are—at the Women Tell All episode of The Bachelor. Usually, I look forward to this joke of a conversation between the women. This season though? This season was torture.
The Bachelor producers teased a Taylor and Corinne conversation all week, so I figured it wouldn’t be super fun to watch. But it was worse than I expected. WORSE. It just wouldn’t die! The conversation wouldn’t die! And I have to say that Corinne came off looking pretty bad at WTA, where I had started to feel a little bit bad for her at the end of her run on the show. And honestly, Taylor held herself together with as much dignity as possible, and I was impressed by her. Her run on the show kind of ruined her counseling practice, at least while she’s still recognizable, so that is a sucky place to be stuck in. That whole thing was just… ugh. UGH.
In other news, we also got to hear from Liz and Kristina, and I adore both of them. At least I do now. More on Liz below. Oh, and Nick was there. That was uneventful. I don’t know. It wasn’t a great showing for any of the women, really, but is it ever?
I found two things about this season’s Women Tell All to be especially good. Which is surprising, considering all the trash that happened in this episode.
First, Liz. If you read some of my earlier recaps, you’ll see that I was pretty harsh when it came to Liz. I didn’t think she was portrayed well on the show, but that’s just it, isn’t it? The producers have the ability to portray people a certain way, and we as an audience never get the whole picture. That seems to be the case with Liz. The other women LOVE her. I was a little taken aback, because we never really got to see her interact with anyone other than Christen. But she was beloved by the rest of the cast, and she was able to really find herself and go on a journey of self-discovery after she was kicked out of the Bachelor mansion. And I’m always here for that.
Second, Rachel. It was so nice to see Rachel, and she looked DAMN good, y’all. I’m so pumped that she’s the Bachelorette. Everyone loves her, she’s smart and funny and charismatic. I can’t wait.
Chris Harrison, for the love of God, you have to let them move on. So, for those of you who watched, you probably already know what I’m talking about. Taylor and Corinne, which I’ll get to in a second, totally monopolized the show. But it was clear that they both just wanted to move on. AND CHARRISON WOULDN’T LET THEM.
Now, I’m a big fan of Charrison, as a whole. But. BUT. Good glory, let them live.
I told you I’d eventually get to Taylor and Corinne. There’s no other place they could possibly appear other than here, in the ugly section of this recap. Because it was ugly. Taylor was in the hot seat, and then Corinne, and then neither of them, and the conflict just kept going and going, like a messed up energizer bunny. Taylor wanted an apology that she wasn’t going to get.
Corinne wanted Taylor to acknowledge that she said hurtful things while she straight up lied on national television (we’ve got receipts, Corinne, don’t even try).
And Charrison didn’t want to talk about anything else. It was so difficult to sit through it. I was tempted to turn it off, but instead I started aggressively puzzling*. It was awful. More than once, one of the other girls was like “THEY CLEARLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT LET’S MOVE ON” and then we’d come right back. Hated it. Hated it so much.
*Meaning I was putting together a puzzle in an aggressive manner, not to be confused with puzzling over a riddle aggressively or anything else.
So now, we have only one week left of the Bachelor before a two-month hiatus. Then we get Rachel as the Bachelorette, and I am PUMPED. Are you ready for this? Who do you think is going to get the likely-gigantic diamond ring from Nick?
The Bachelor season finale airs on Monday March 13th at 8/7c on ABC.
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