The Bachelor Season 19 “Week Eight” Review; Here’s Your Cup

The Bachelor Season 19 “Week Eight” Review; Here’s Your Cup

If any of you are spoiler-conscious, I will try to make this article as safe as possible for those who watched both of this week’s episodes. However, if you enjoy ruining the ending I would highly recommend reading US Weekly’s latest cover story on the show. It doesn’t contain any outright spoilers, but it does make statements about certain contestants that changed and narrowed my predictions down to the one woman who I think is most likely to receive the final rose. That being said, I will spare you those predictions because I don’t want to risk ruining the finale for any of you!

Five Seconds Later

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I still haven’t decided if I enjoy these episodes that are bookended by rose ceremonies. It’s just a lot of goodbyes for one night! In part two of this week’s episodes, we saw Britt hit the pavement (not literally, unfortunately) and Carly and Jade fail to receive a rose. I honestly laughed out loud when Britt told the other women that she had packed her bags before the non-cocktail party, only to see Whitney do the same because that’s something that needs to be done before each rose ceremony already. Like the other girls said, Britt was definitely looking for Chris to beg her to stay, otherwise she wouldn’t have gotten all dolled up for the rose ceremony.

On that note, let’s talk about Carly’s departure in the next rose ceremony. Instead of making predictions for the remainder of this season, I’d like to talk about each departed contestant’s likelihood of becoming the next Bachelorette. Britt is obviously out because the network won’t consciously choose a Bachelorette that everyone hates. As I said in yesterday’s article though, I think Carly would make a wonderful Bachelorette. Her looks have mass appeal, she’s funny and talented, and it doesn’t hurt that she had a tearful goodbye in the limo. She’s got my vote!

Becca’s Sugared Donut

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The first woman to bring Chris home (I assume they air the footage in order) to Shreveport, Louisiana was Becca. Like Ashley I., she has no reason to worry that her intact virginity will be a deal breaker for Chris. As he’s said so many times, he’s here to find a wife, which means he shouldn’t have any problem waiting until the wedding to bed the lucky lady. I don’t think she’s making a mistake in waiting until next week to tell him, and I’m sure he’ll be fine with ordering room service in the Fantasy Suite. Before I get ahead of myself, I want to mention how similar Becca’s hometown date was to The Notebook. Not only did they take a canoe excursion on a body of water shrouded in forest, but they had a much safer ride on a ferris wheel than Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling did.

My Soldiers are Marching

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Whitney’s trip to her office certainly had me squirming in my seat, as I wondered if she was really going to make Chris give her a sperm sample! Of course, we already know that Whitney can “roll the cob,” which is exactly what she was doing, that little prankster! Though she mentioned that Chris has been to Chicago many times and has probably seen all the sights, I don’t know that it was smart to focus so much on the career she would be giving up if she were to move to Iowa with him. Since she was the only woman that didn’t go to Arlington in the last episode, I don’t think she understands how far from the city the small town is. She even gave her sister the brush-off when she tried to bring up how she would have to leave her job behind. It’s not such a bad swap, since she’ll get to make babies the old-fashioned way instead!

Welcome to Beautiful Canada

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Those of you who already watched the episode know that Kaitlyn didn’t bring Chris to her home country, probably because her parents are among the large group of snowbirds that infiltrate Phoenix every winter. She also didn’t do any publicity favors for the recording studio they visited, sneaking Chris in through the backdoor. The fact that her divorced and remarried parents still get along warmed my heart, but I’m sure they don’t share that winter home. I’m actually pleasantly surprised to see Kaitlyn’s soft side after she made such a rough first impression on me. Maybe her crude jokes are just a coping mechanism she uses when she’s uncomfortable around new people. Luckily for her, it didn’t get her sent home!

Out of Her Shell

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…and into the limo. Though he claims that her confession about posing for Playboy had nothing to do with her rejection, Jade was sent home because her relationship with Chris was not progressing as quickly as the other women’s. Had Chris kept her around, I might have believed what he said about supporting her if issues were to arise in Iowa but now it’s just talk. At least he got to see her naked, right? Despite her spotted past, I also think Jade would make a decent Bachelorette, possibly a better one than Carly. However, her history with Playboy has the potential to attract a lot of men who might not pursue the show for the right reasons, not to mention the fact that ABC is a Disney company. But hey, if Shonda Rhimes can get away with all the gay sex on How to Get Away with Murder, I’m sure the Bachelor can take a risqué turn if they so desire!

What did you think of this week’s episodes? Were you shocked over Britt, Carly and Jade’s departures? Are you going to read the US Weekly article and guess who will get the final rose? Who do you think will be the next Bachelorette? Let’s discuss in the comments below!