Well, that was awkward.
This week on The Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr. split his remaining ladies into two group dates and a single one-on-one that sent three ladies packing their bags. Looks like “the kissing bandit” isn’t kidding around!
So here’s what went down.
First up was a wrestling group date inspired by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling AKA GLOW. ABC dubbed the date “GLOB” (the Gorgeous Ladies of The Bachelor), and they brought in two OG GLOW girls, Ursula Hayden and Angelina Altishin, who were intense AF with the contestants (Maquel, Jacqueline, Lauren B., Tia, Marikh, Bekah M., Bibiana, and Krystal).
After a couple of insults about Bibi’s momma and Tia getting her hair pulled, Hayden and Altishin nearly brought the two ladies to tears. Eventually they got it together and participated in the themed one-on-one showdowns in front of a live audience.
Each woman got the chance to wrestle a fellow contestant — but not before Arie was thrown around a bit by former Rachel Lindsay suitor, Kenny King! Missed him!
During the night portion of the evening, Krystal took Arie aside first, which did not go over well with some of the other ladies, particularly Bibi.
Arie told Krystal that it was hard keeping his hands off her around the other women, which gave her the confidence to continue acting aggressively to vie for his affection. Even though they seem to have a pretty strong physical connection, Bekah M. ended up with the group date rose. We mean, she did straddle him during their one-on-one make out… so we see where your head is, Arie.
Next was Lauren S.‘s one-on-one to a winery in Napa Valley. We haven’t seen much from Lauren yet, and now we see why. The entire date was cringe-worthy as the social media manager was clearly “all over the place” and couldn’t seem to formulate a real sentence during their conversation. Arie was actually EATING on the date, so that’s how you know it was bad. Needless to say, she didn’t get the rose.
Meanwhile, Krystal was back at the house annoying the shit out of everyone with her “condescending” remarks.
The next group date was pretty much a dud, even though it involved dogs.
Annaliese, the one you may remember has having childhood “bumper car trauma” last week, had another emotional breakdown about being around the pups because she had a traumatic experience with a dog as a child.
The other women on the date — Ashley, Becca K., Brittany, Jenna, Caroline ,and Chelsea — embraced being dog trainers for a day, even though the puppers completely ignored their demands during the live show. Can’t blame them.
That night, there was a clear connection between Arie and single-mom Chelsea and Becca K., while Annaliese struggled to even steal a kiss from the leading man.
Finally, the cocktail party.
Eager to get some alone time with Arie, Bibi set up a romantic stargazing spot outside of the mansion — which Arie ended up taking every other contestant to for a little make out… EXCEPT for Bibi. Poor girl.
Elsewhere, Annaliese was still desperate for a kiss. When she brought it up to Arie, he declined her invitation to swap spit and sent her home on the spot after she asked him about their potential. So much for the kissing bandit.
At the rose ceremony, Arie completed the night by sending Bibi home. It just was never going to work… but we hear she will be on The Bachelor: Winter Games next month, so stay tuned for that!
Until then, see you next week!
You can watch The Bachelor on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. EST.
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