First things first. When I was first watching this and Hannah mentioned very nonchalantly that Tyler G had to leave, I had to stop and think because I really didn’t remember who he was. Then I realized that he was from the one-on-one date last week. As you right remember, I thought that the date was boring, so I guess it makes sense that I forgot who he was. There really was absolutely no explanation on why he left. I was pretty confused as to why they didn’t at least elaborate on that, especially after having a one-on-one, but I did some digging online. It looks like the producer’s made him leave the show after being given some information about his past relationships!! I find it really interesting that they didn’t shed more light on this, or the fact that he just disappeared without any sort of dramatic exit. What happened?!
I find it hilarious every season when famous people come on the show and the Bachelor or Bachelorette refers to them as “my friends”. I think it’s pretty obvious they have never met before that date! I know the producers tells people to say “my friends” – I just think it’s funny.
However, I loved the group date overall. I was thoroughly entertained! If only what they were doing was anywhere close to what actually being pregnant and having a baby is like. Obviously wearing a pregnancy suit for a few minutes can’t really give you the full affect of what it’s like to be pregnant and have hormones raging through your body. I’m dying to know what that machine is like though! In fact, I want to try it because I wanna know if it really is as painful as labor. I feel like there’s no way to really simulate that exact pain – especially when that pain last HOURS. But who knows. If it is as painful, I feel bad for all the guys!
I just wish Hannah did it! I feel like if she was gonna put all them through that, she should do it herself. Heck, a woman’s body is designed for that pain so she could take it! Hannah Beast right?!?!
I’ve already said I think Jed’s gonna be the last guy standing. And watching their relationship blossom even more on the group day is just further indication to me that she’ll end up with him. Which I’d be thrilled about! I just find him wonderful.
I teared up when Mike told Hannah his story about losing a baby with his ex-girlfriend. I can’t imagine what it would be like going through that in the second trimester. I can only try to understand how difficult the date was for him. Not that I expected him to do this, but I just find it so admirable how he kept it together throughout the day and then opened up about it at the end of the date. I guess I just find his presence very calming. That said, I was pretty disappointed in him at the end of the episode when he twisted Cam’s words. He is better than that. I’ll get to that in a minute…
I’m not a fan of Cam. Really who is? However, I feel kind of bad for him when he interrupted Hannah and Mike. And this is why…The producers LET him come into the room. Heck, they probably told him to! They don’t always have control over who interrupts and who doesn’t. But if a really serious conversation is happening a producer would hold him back and say “hey hold up. Something serious is happening. I will let you talk to her in a minute.” But nobody did that. In fact, to create this drama, I am almost positive a producer was probably telling him that and that was his moment and if he wanted to talk to her at all he had to interrupt ASAP. He didn’t know what they were talking about. You just have to remember in these situations that drama can be manufactured behind the scenes by the producers. And I also think the reason Cam kept going back and asking if they were done is because a process producer probably told him “if you don’t grab her now, you’re not gonna be able to grab her at all.” Maybe not. But I just felt like I could totally see all that happening behind the scenes. So I wouldn’t hate on him for that. I just want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I still don’t care for him though.
However, when Cam was interrupted by Jonathan. I thought it was a little bit too much. I like Jonathan, he seems like a good guy. But I was kind of scared when he was being so aggressive trying to get Hannah’s time when she was with Cam. Kinda wish Hannah stepped in. But maybe she was scared too. I probably would’ve been scared if I were her. It not surprising to me at all that both of them got sent home this episode.
Connor S.’s Date
At first when Hannah said goodbye to Connor in her hotel room I was so confused because I know based on my experience as the Bachelorette that if you are really into someone, it’s so important to you to give them a rose in order to help them feel secure in this very difficult process. Even the most confident person will feel insecure watching the person they are falling for date and make out with other people. So that’s why when you’re the lead, giving those roses during dates to your top few people are SO important. You can’t always give them in group dates but you try to when you are able (producers certainly STRONGLY encourage you to switch it up so the other guys don’t feel bad).
So when she didn’t give him one after he visited her hotel room, I was sure he wasn’t in her top three. Maybe top five based on their connection. But the fact that she invited him back out changes my mind a little bit. He could possibly be in her top three or four. Or the show might’ve begged Hannah to pull it together for the end of the date because they had an amazing performer, Lukas Graham, on deck to sing for them. So maybe she likes him a lot, or maybe the end of the date happened because of Lukas Graham – it’s hard to tell. My gut says it’s a little of both but he isn’t her main guy – if he was, he would have spent the entire day with her at her hotel.
I’m glad Hannah has a solid group of guys around her. But I was kind of stoked on the idea of one of the guys falling for the girls hitting on them. It just would’ve made such good drama for the show! But at the end of the day this isn’t about drama for a TV show and it should be about love for Hannah. So I’m glad for her sake that they were all respectful and didn’t fall for the actresses.
The best part about the date though was her confronting Luke P about being overbearing. However, I did find it a little bit rude of her that she didn’t let him talk at all. At first I thought maybe it was just edited that way. But then we heard Luke talk to the other guys about it and actually say that he only had a few minutes and he didn’t get to talk at all, sometimes I think Hannah’s age shows when she does things like that. I feel like she thinks being a strong woman is being in control. And honestly I thought that when I was 24 years old too. But I think with age you start to learn that being a strong woman doesn’t mean you’re in control. It means you’re strong when you need to be, but also able to respectfully see and listen to someone else’s position. I just wish she let him say more in that moment rather than scolding him and sending him off. And this is coming from someone that is not a Luke P fan. And I AM a Hannah B fan! I think her age is going to show throughout this process. She’s the youngest Bachelor/ette ever! Jojo and I used to hold that title. And I’ve said it a dozen times that I’m don’t think I was necessarily emotionally mature enough when I did the show. Looking back now, and it was almost 10 years ago, I was a baby back then.
But even though I thought Luke P deserved a chance to talk, I wish he could’ve just held it together afterwards. I guess I wish he had a little more pride for himself rather than continuing to check in on her and trying to talk to her when it was very obvious she was telling him that she would talk to him later on when she was ready. I still feel a little bit sorry for him. I personally know what it’s like to have a strong connection from the getgo and then slowly watch other relationships catch up to your own on the show. It’s tough.
At one point she even said “I want to call my own shots” and that’s just not how it works. It’s about respecting others and letting both people in the relationship have a say in how it grows and functions. It’s weird. I keep going back-and-forth on thinking Luke is totally out of line and then thinking that she is not handling it well either. Honestly I guess I just don’t think either of them are handling the situation properly.
Peter the Pilot
My goodness, is he a sweetheart. And he’s just so cute! Like a little boy is cute but also a man! I feel like he’s exactly the type of man I want my son to grow up to be. And it’s so obvious that Hannah is super into him. She cannot get the smile off her face when they are around each other. I think he for sure will be in the top three, if not possibly two with Jed. I used to think it would be Luke, Peter, or Jed in the top two. But now Peter is looking like a more obvious choice than Luke P.
I don’t like Cam but I’m confused about what Mike told her about him telling the guys he wanted a pity rose. That’s not what I heard at all when he talked to all the guys. Unless he said something off-camera that we didn’t see. What I heard is him telling the guys that he thought his story to her would get him sent home. Not that he thought he was getting sent home so he was going to tell his story to her. That said, his story did seem a little ridiculous. Why would he think that would get him sent home? But Mike twisting the situation honestly changed my opinion of him.
So overall, I did think that this episode was a lot better than the last! I am really interested to see how this season plays out! What do you think about the producer’s making Tyler G leave, especially without explaining? Do you cut Cam any slack given the fact that the producer’s likely encouraged him to keep interrupting? Let’s discuss below in the comments!!!
Before I go I wanna share some affordable looks from this week!!! I bought this dress recently and just saw it on sale for $29. Gotta love these memorial weekend sales – when I bought it, it was $49. I would size down in this one. And you need to wear it with a bralette underneath because it’s low cut. Or it’s great to wear over a swimsuit. Which is how I am wearing it here! It also comes in 3 other color options!
I shared this top the other day during my Affordable Friday post (I’ll link that post here because a bunch of it is still on sale from Memorial Day sales), but I really wanted to share it again because I love it that much! It’s only $29!! I love it so much because it is loose around my tummy area, and also covers my butt. Plus, I find the sleeves to be super flattering. Not to mention it has some darling eyelet details on the top! If pink isn’t your color, it also comes in a ton of others like blue, black, green and white! Below, I’m wearing it with my favorite jeans, that are currently on sale for $35!!!!
The light blue striped top below is sooo cute! I told you guys that I might wear it to Riley’s first birthday party and I did! I thought I would share picture from the party!! I can’t believe he’s turned one this weekend! My baby is 1! And don’t worry, I will have a post up later this week with all the details from the party! The photos are so cute and I can’t wait to share!!!
One more thing about this top…as you know, I am not breast-feeding anymore, but when I tried this on I realized how awesome it would be for a breast-feeding mama!