Welcome to THE LOWE DOWN for The Bachelor Season 17 episode 4. Every week, I will be rounding up a collection of voices from across Bachelor Nation that are weighing in weekly on The Bachelor. If you know of other blogs/bloggers out there that I should include, please let me know in the comments section below and I will add them!
First, my apologies for not rounding up this roundup last week for episode 3. I’m trying to come up with a really great excuse, but, honestly, I just got sucked into watching seasons 1 – 3 of NBC’s Parenthood on Netflix. I became a Braverman Family zombie and couldn’t do anything other than eat, sleep (on occasion) and click “next episode.” I mean, I love The Bachelor, but that Parenthood show is some seriously quality programming. Also, I have problems.
So, this week on The Bachelor we….
1) Got to see Selma Alameri’s head nestled into Sean’s shoulder on a private jet. Then, there was some rock climbing. And then we got to see Selma Alameri’s head nestled into Sean’s shoulder at a quirky airstream/RV park. I actually wish I could meet the cameraman that had to figure out how to successfully shoot that awkward head-in-shoulder angle all day and night and give him a hardy handshake. I don’t know what her deal is, exactly. She won’t kiss him. Religion. Conservative upbringing. Yet, you’re on The Bachelor. And, you have some kind of Daddy issues because the head-in-shoulder thing is very little girl yet sex kitten yet little girl and it’s just creepy. And, I’m confused.
2) We got to see ANOTHER INJURY! Have we learned nothing from Ames getting the lights knocked out of him during a Muay Thai bout on Ashely Hebert’s season of The Bachelorette?!?! Let’s simmer down on the physicality a bit here, Producers!
3) I need to check with the official Bachelor statisticians on this, but I believe we saw The Most Awkward One on One Date in Bachelor History when Sean took out Leslie Hughes. Her sense of humor was so awkward it gave me so much second-hand discomfort. And then the ripping off of the necklace during the goodbye limo escort. Followed by an awkward solo concert. Good God! It was seriously hard to watch.
4) Tierra. She’s just not that interesting! I have a strong suspicion that Sean is hip to her wackadoodle-y nature, but the Producers are making him keep her around for….drama. But, unfortunately, she ain’t no Courtney Robertson. I mean, I’ll definitely throw her a bone for a solid stair fall. Flinging yourself down a few stairs for love is a solid move. But, this week, with the whole house-girls-chatter mish-mash, it’s just not that interesting. We wanna see more LOVE! We love the LOVE! Ahhh!!
5) Who the hell is Catherine Guidici?!?!?!?
Ok, enough from me. Let’s see what the rest of Bachelor Nation had to say about episode 4.
Bachelor Sean Lowe blogs episode 4:
Anyway, I was surprised when Catherine gave me the card with a kiss of lipstick on it. I’d call that “aggressive friend zone.” She told me she wanted to kiss me but couldn’t while the other girls were in sight. She was so nervous that she buried her head in my chest and wouldn’t look up. After a few seconds I told her, “It’s okay to look up,” and then we had our first kiss.
What you didn’t see was her excitement after. She was giddy and suggested that we frolic – definitely the first time I received that request, so I obliged. We skipped around the driveway … and then played Dungeons and Dragons (not really).
Bachelor host Chris Harrison blogs episode 4:
Sean quickly took the temperature in the room and realized at this point it was best to cut his losses and restructure this date. He did so by cranking up a little power ballad and turned the whole thing into one big couples skate. Well played, my friend. There’s no problem that can’t be solved by good baby-making music and a couples skate. As the date progressed to the evening cocktail party, things got a little intense. I’m not sure how Sean and Lindsay didn’t freak out when they walked out of that door to find Tierra crouched in the dark corner like a scary hobo goblin ready to pounce on them. I’m not really sure there is such a thing as a hobo goblin but again you gotta give me some leeway here. I’m not getting a lot of oxygen and I’m now listening to some Miike Snow, so this could get weird… or weirder. Now, this move by Tierra could’ve gone one of two ways. Sean could’ve been annoyed and sent her packing, or do what he did and talk her off the cliff. Whether this was the right thing for him to do is debatable. Whether or not he got played is not debatable. Bottom line, Sean likes this girl and we all know that when we like someone we see past a lot and we tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. I imagine there will be much talk surrounding Tierra this week by all of you.
Bachelor fan Office Stace blogs episode 4:
I loved how Tierra thought she was being the bigger person by pulling Robyn and Jackie away to apologize but then telling Robyn that she “basically attacked (her)” and to Jackie that Tierra has ”learned to accept (Jackie) for (Jackie)” which is really a nicer of saying, “You’re kind of a bitch, but what can you do?” Robyn tries to call out Tierra and say that she’s one way around the girls and another with Sean, but it does no good. We’re left feeling that Tierra is pretty manipulative in this scene. Sean has enough brains to realize that Tierra is his most high maintenance girl, but not enough to see past her batting her eye lashes and plunging cleavage.
The Bachelor Expert blogs episode 4:
It is ridiculous how gorgeous Selma is and her make up always looks perfect. They get on a plane and all we see is desert. I am so thrilled the Bachelor Burn Book noticed that I totally called this date. There is a huge rock and Selma just happens to be afraid of heights. People let me reiterate, say you are afraid of dolphins and Louboutins. Like a true gentleman he let Selma go first and clearly enjoyed his view. Who said Sean does not have game?
Bachelor blogger Lincee of ihategreenbeans blogs episode 4:
Is it just me or does Selma like to be horizontal all the time?
Selma gives all the signs that she’s ready to be kissed and just before Sean goes in for the kill, she tells him that she can’t kiss him even though she really, really, really wants to, claiming her mother would have a heart attack if their lips met. Talking about babies? Totally fine. Touching his peen with her elbow on the plane? No problem. Wrapped up in a blanket, bodies intertwined as sweet nothings pass between ear to ear, promising spontaneous combustion in the not-too-distant future? Completely acceptable.
BUT NO KISSING.
Bachelor fashion blogger Possessionista blogs episode 4:
Des colorblock lace trim magenta dress
Bachelor fan Knox McCoy blogs episode 4:
Poker Dealer and Sean! Selma has gigantic buhreastseseseses! ROBYN IS MAKING INNUENDOS ABOUT CHOCOLATE AND TASTING IT MEANING HER LIPS I THINK! Roller derby! One arm Sarah curses! DENTHEAD DRAMA!
Evidentally, Poker Dealer Leslie (Can we call her Snake Eyes Leslie? I’m just really bad at remembering which Leslie is spelled how.) gets a one on one. Ugh.
Also, Selma and her big space boobies get a one-on-one, or is it a two-on-one? NAY IS IT A THREE-ON-ONE? (Her two boobs and her essential self for those scoring at home).
Bachelor fan Marie-Eve (@marieevefast) blogs episode 4:
So unto the drama, apparently Tierra doesn’t like the environment. Maybe she’s getting puffy like Selma. Can she leave? Sure, why does she need permission??? She’s probably the girl who still calls her parents before going out. But Tierra, we are the ones who can’t take all the fakeness girl. We can’t be tortured like this. I want to go and cry to Sean right now too. Because if she goes home, the show will not be the same. It will be kindda normal. And no one watches for normal. We watch for the cray cray, for the love of tierras.
Bachelor blogger Lost Angeles blogs episode 4:
When they land, Selma is mad pissed because Sean is peeling out in an SUV and the sand is totally fucking her hair up. Then when he let’s her know they are rock climbing, she is extra pissed because she is a midget and hates anything athletic (that’s a warning for the bedroom, Sean). Turns out though, she is good at rock climbing. She gets up the rock at Joshua Tree faster than anyone I’ve ever seen, of course everyone I ever saw at Joshua Tree was on mushrooms so who knows what was really going on.
Strawberry Lemonade took his time so he could have an unobstructed 20 minute view of her ass in yoga pants. Big win for the agency.
Sean Lowe’s sister Shay blogs episode 4:
Ok…the top FOUR things I loved most about last night’s show…
Mark Lisanti Bachelor blogs episode 4:
If your Bachelor is describing you as “an incredible person,” you’re about to be met at the nearest curb by the Limousine of Despair, where you will try to suppress your uncontrollable sobbing long enough to convince the viewing public that you just want him to be happy, that you’re still convinced he’s there for all the right reasons, that you’re sorry you couldn’t generate the proper “chemistry” from a scenario in which you were cast in the role of cinema’s most beloved prostitute. You’ll be fine, promise. There are no sharp objects in the back of the Limousine of Despair, just the unblinking eye of the camera reflecting back the barely suppressed pain of an ill-advised dream prematurely crushed.
Former Bachelorette contestant Chris Bukowski blogs episode 4:
What can I say about the group date? It’s God-awful. I will start out by giving a ton of props to Sarah for being so inspiring. This show is as much of an emotional roller coaster as is, and even though she was feeling an extreme amount of emotions and was put in a situation she was uncomfortable, she never once acted like a drama queen. It shows that her feelings are real, she’s real, and she’s there for the right reasons. I think we can all learn a lot about how to deal with frustration from Sarah. I’m glad she mustered the courage and got back out there rolling!
Former Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano blogs episode 4:
Fast forward to… I’m sorry… what I want to say is “practice” but other than skating around a slightly elevated grey and pink ramp… I don’t really know what else was going on. Our heartstrings are pulled as Sarah struggled to stay balanced and feels like she doesn’t want to do it… How badly did you want to giver her a hug and tell her to get out there and whip that elbow pad right into Tierra’s face!!! While Sarah shed’s some tears, Amanda takes a spill (the prophetic trumpets are validated)…and BASHES her chin on the ground!!! (this will not be her only low point of the night). I want to feel bad… I really do. But I am unable to ignore the lie (yes, I know it was a joke…) and I am unable to forget those neon green rose-pedal-shoulder-pads from the other night… Good God.
Former Bachelor contestant Jaclyn Swartz blogs episode 4:
Selma brings up her family and how she can’t kiss Sean, and I am stumped. I know her boobs are good, and it will probably be enough to hold her over for a couple more episodes, but in all honesty, I don’t know how people go on this show and think they can make up their own rules. This is the BACHELOR! Hot tub make outs, whip cream, zooming in on tongues, whatevs! Anything goes. I just don’t see how you can compete in this game, with the potential of being engaged, without ever kissing someone. We can cover that all when we get to the overnight dates in a few weeks.
Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky blogs episode 4:
And then there is the Tierra drama. Look, I get what she is feeling. It is really hard to go through the show and see the guy you like date all these other girls. People always say that when you go on the bachelor you “sign up for this,” and in a way you do. But there is absolutely no way anyone can prepare themselves for what it will feel like emotionally. My only problem with the situation was the look on Tierra’s face when Sean excused himself to get the rose. She knew what she just did. I’m not saying she knew that she would get the rose by getting upset earlier in the night, but once he walked away, she knew that she had convinced him to give her the rose. Can I hate on her for ONE look? No. I’m not going to. I have yet to form a strong opinion on Tierra. Right now, I just think she might like a little bit of attention and is struggling with the process. That doesn’t make her a bad person in my mind. That said, most of the other girls don’t seem to like her and I think that is very telling. Maybe I’ll have a stronger opinion of her next week.
Source: E! Online