The Bachelorette Season 11 “Week Three” Review; Bens for the Win

Can we please end an episode with a rose ceremony for once? This early on in the season, it’s become much more annoying than suspenseful. Last week, we already knew Kupah was going to go home, and I personally wasn’t very invested in any of the guys who were on the bubble to even watch the first ten minutes of this week’s episode. Actually, I thought there was an episode of 500 Questions on first, so I tuned in late once I realized there wasn’t.

Child Eyes, Warrior Hearts, Will Lose

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Sorry, I just had to drop a Friday Night Lights-esque quote in here, especially since Tony kind of looks like a pansy version of Tim Riggins. It’s no surprise that he was on Team Britt during the premiere, since he’s just as two-faced as she was in Iowa last season! I don’t know what came over him before his wrestling match, but I was shocked to see Mr. Zen dropping f-bombs and psyching himself up to fight a world-champion sumo wrestler. Then after the brawl, at the flip of a switch, he returns to his whiny, peace-loving persona, complaining about all the violence on Kaitlyn’s group dates. You lost, dude! Get over it! Sidebar: I think he’d be a great match for Ashley S.. He could kiss her onions goodnight!

Snakes and Fakes

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Okay, so Ben Z. isn’t nearly as much of a fraud as Tony, but his flip-flop attitude in regards to snakes makes me chuckle. He was all Indiana Jones in the locked room, needing a moment to compose himself before charging into a bathroom filled with pythons (for me, sticking my hand in a  toilet would have been the deal breaker), but then he tells Kaitlyn that he would gladly hold a snake if it was her pet. Furthermore, he confessed to her that he didn’t cry on the day his mom died and hasn’t shed a single tear since. That definitely raises some red flags in the psychological department but maybe Kaitlyn is just the girl to crack this nut.

If You Want Girls to Like You…

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My hat goes off to each and every one of the guys who spit the truth on the Sex Ed date. Those kids were asking some really embarrassing questions and I don’t know how I would have handled it. I was going to mention how odd it was that they bleeped out the word “penis,” since it’s not against FCC regulations to say that on network television, but I’m sure it was a production decision rather than ABC. I guess there’s just a lot more grandmothers that watch The Bachelorette than New Girl. Though Ben H. and Jared were neck and neck in the race for the date rose, I completely respect Jared’s humility and determination to keep his chin up when Kaitlyn gave the rose to Ben H. He definitely deserves a rose during this week’s next week’s rose ceremony.

Villains Gonna Vill

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Clint is totally going home, right? I mean, the guy is slick but I don’t think he’s going to talk his way out of every guy in the house telling Kaitlyn he isn’t here for the right reasons. Then again, Nick V. did the same thing to Andi, and Kaitlyn has no problem with him showing up to earn a rose next week. As for JJ, I can’t wait to see the look on his face if and when Clint tells his bro that he has feelings for him because I don’t think his fellow villain feels quite the same. If there’s ever a week to wait for a rose ceremony, it’s this one, at least much more so than last week. However, I think all the “To Be Continued’s” and two-part episodes are the kinds of ratings gimmicks that should only be used once per season. With Nick V.’s arrival and the sex scandal coming up, I have a feeling we’re going to be in for a lot more drama…from the producers! Save the tricks for the good stuff, guys!

What did you think of this week’s episode? Who will Kaitlyn send home next? Will Clint confess his love for JJ? Who will get the final rose from Kaitlyn? Let’s discuss in the comments below!