‘The Bachelor’ review: Becca Tilley’s virgin confession; Kaitlyn Bristowe’s admission to Chris Soules
Monday night, “The Bachelor” aired its overnight date episode, and it was pretty clear almost from the very beginning that this was going to be a tough decision for Chris Soules. He had feelings for all three women, and while Whitney Bischoff was the clear favorite, there were still ways in which things could have gone wrong.
Luckily for Whitney, she managed to win him over by talking about how she would be willing to be almost anywhere if it meant starting a life and a family with him. She was ready for that sort of change, since she was not necessarily happy with her life as it is. This was one of many confessions, since another somewhat-notable one involved Kaitlyn Bristowe finally finding the words to say that she loved Chris … even if it took her a whole lot longer than it did for the other women.
Granted, Becca Tilley waited a very long time for an admission of her own: She is a virgin. Granted, we knew that for a while, but the show really milked it for all it was worth tonight. Ultimately, it was not that much of a big deal at all! Chris didn’t really seem to care that much about it, and really was more interested in where their lives could go than whether or not she had been with someone before.
There were a variety of issues for Chris to weigh, and this went on forever as he struggled to make a decision. The mindgames played on us as viewers continued when Chris took Becca for a conversation to figure out where her feelings really lied after some awkward moments in their overnight date, but he seemed satisfied enough with her responses to keep her.
When the Rose Ceremony rolled around, the funny thing here is that Chris basically tipped his cap that Kaitlyn was going home the moment that he handed Whitney a rose. If he was going to eliminate Becca, he would have done it just minutes before during the conversation. Alas, this marks the end of Whitney’s road, but we’re sure that some out there probably don’t mind. Hey, this gives her a better shot at “The Bachelorette.”
This episode was important for the direction of the show, but for the most part pretty dull. It really doesn’t need to be two hours the majority of the time. Grade: C+.
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