The Bachelor S18, Week 3 Review: Kattiness

Who Wants Some Guacamole?!

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For starters, Nikki’s impression of Kat was hilarious and I’m officially on her side. I don’t have a lot of girlfriends and I tend to think most women are ridiculous, so in my eyes, a snarky girl is a thing of beauty. What can I say? I’m a critic. Nikki’s negativity definitely comes from jealousy, though she was a good sport about going on stage and dancing. If she didn’t, I would have smacked her for passing up a once in a lifetime opportunity. Juan Pablo obviously fancies her since he gave her the group date rose two weeks in a row. At the same time, I can’t really blame Kat for workin’ it. This is a game and you have to use every skill you’ve got.

Not Bland

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Like the other women left at home, I expected Sharleen to go home after her one-on-one with Juan Pablo. I do think they’re hanging on a little too much to statements she probably made about him the first week because clearly they’re bonding more now and starting to form a deeper connection. It’s cute that they’ve both felt like outsiders before, but the no-kids thing is definitely a deal-breaker though. Juan Pablo is not Barney Stinson. Yes, Sharleen’s honesty is wonderful, but starting a family isn’t really something to compromise on. You’re either in or you’re out, and if you can’t agree then one party is going to be left resenting the other.

The Mirror Effect

Am I the only one who felt like I was watching the same group date over again? Just swap Kat for Clare and Nikki for Kelly and we have the same situation. Everyone hates an attention hog and one girl will always step up to trash talk. Unlike Kat, Clare’s moves aren’t quite as smooth and I’m getting more and more annoyed by the minute. Luckily, next week’s promos show her crying and possibly going home. I guess sexy teeth aren’t everything.  While we’re comparing bachelorettes, I want to hereby dub Clare the Tierra of the season. Or the Courtney. Whoever you want to compare her to, she’s the villain. Next week it looks like she tries to sneak into Juan Pablo’s place after hours, but unlike Tierra or Courtney, she appears to get shut down very quickly. Hopefully Bachelor justice will be served for once.

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A little bit of justice was served at this week’s rose ceremony when Elise was sent home. She had it coming for berating Nikki’s gossiping and violating the “rose code” after she’s all over Chelsie for being too immature, and even going to Juan Pablo about it. Lauren’s attempt at getting a kiss (and a rose) was like a bad car wreck. It took me back to Ben Flajnik’s season, when Jamie tried to straddle him and make out. It was just plain uncomfortable to watch and she brought her elimination upon herself by being so awkward, but Juan Pablo was kind of rude to go and make out with Clare right afterward. Why didn’t he kiss Renee? She’s a sexy mom!!! I guess when you’re dating a dozen women, it’s hard not to come off as a dog.

Before we go, can someone tell me who’s making the travel plans this season? I have nothing against the Orient, but mix it up a little. Plus, when Juan Pablo announced that they were going to Vietnam next, I couldn’t help but think of Si Robertson. Grab your iced tea cups, we’re goin’ to ‘NAM!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Are you rooting for Clare to go home next week? Who do you think will get the final rose?