Hi friends! What did you think of Bach this week?
When the episode started, I was thinking.. meh. I felt like I wouldn’t have much to talk about with y’all because I’ve been a little disappointed with the overwhelming amount of drama this season. Like SO much that I can hardly see who the front runners are. I understand that it’s “good tv,” and that’s what a bunch of the audience watches for, but I seriously couldn’t care less. I enjoy champagnegate for a good laugh as much as the next girl, but I’d skip all of those drama moments to see more of the relationships forming. Anyway. That’s just where I’m at right now. But as I was thinking about what I wanted to write about, I realized I actually have so many thoughts. Let’s debrief this episode!
Victoria F’s One-on-One
So we see Victoria F get a one on one!
Hehe. Does anyone else get a giddy feeling when Bach travels somewhere that you’ve been before? I loved watching them at Cedar Point, because I’ve been there several times and somehow it makes me feel like I’m a part of it, haha!
I think she’s sweet. I think I mentioned last week that my feelings are mixed for her because I’ve heard some negative rumors about her in “the outside world” (as these girls have been calling it, LOL!). Still, I like her personality and think she’s super relatable. I image myself on the show all the time (how can you not), and I’m sure I would be that nervous like her. We don’t always see that in people. Not sure if other people have just hidden it better or if the producers really think it’s interesting coming from her.
As for her date, I think that it’s hysterical that all this drama happened for her, because her personality is entertaining even without it. She totally conquered the date from the first minute, in my opinion! The Chase Rice drama was SO planned, obviously. I feel a little bad for him, and he seems to be thinking he was taken advantage of. But overall, rumors are saying that he knew his ex was on the show, sooooo I think it was fair game.
My only issue with the date was how she handled telling Peter. I get that it wouldn’t be a comfortable conversation. Isn’t it just a little strange though that she went and cried in the corner? She could’ve sat there and handled it maturely and confirmed for him that her ex means nothing to her. I think it seemed a little fishy that she ran to a corner. Even if there are no feelings there, I don’t think I’d want my forever person to handle conflict like that.
UGH. This whole date…. I don’t even know. I’m seriously not a fan of the sport dates. I just don’t think they’re entertaining, and I can’t really get to know the girls like that. And I feel like every episode so far this season has had a date that includes tackling.
First of all, why isn’t Victoria P playing? Suck it up, girl. She should not be getting special time right now. I normally wouldn’t mind this whenever I like the girl, but I’m not so in love with her now!
I feel Mykenna in my BONES right now. This would be me on every single athletic date. Haha.
When will these girls realize how Bach works? Every season, I’m amazed at the shock the girls/guys can produce for things that happen on this show time and time again. Haven’t they ever watched an episode? Just one? Of course both teams will go to the cocktail party! There’s always more drama that way. It’s been years since they went through with that promise.
The moment Peter said it’s “almost kinda so serous so soon” about Victoria P, I could tell more was gonna happen with her. My mom and sister and I paused and dissected that line. We can’t remember hearing anything like that before. The whole premise of this show is that things do get serious, like really fast. So, huh??
And now Alayah is back. Ugh. Truthfully, I don’t know who to believe here! I guess I’m kinda against Victoria P at this point. I’m disappointed because I put her in my top 3 in our fantasy league, lol. I still think she’s going far, but I don’t have the same confidence in her anymore. I’m jumping to later in the episode, but I think she had no right to be angry at Peter when he came to the cocktail party before the rose ceremony. She was clearly the final opinion that convinced Peter to send Alayah home, but that’s her own weight to bear. There shouldn’t be any nerves coming from her if she told the truth. She could ground herself in that. But based on her reaction when Peter pulled her, I think she knows she messed up. And she thought her anxiety and fears could be disguised as anger. Then, she had absolutely no words to defend herself. She basically just started crying and repeating over and over again that she has shared so much with him and has so much more to share with him. I feel like she just didn’t have an excuse for basically being caught, so she tried to guilt him into keeping her around because she’s been open and has more that he hasn’t seen yet.
Anyway, I think Peter was crazy for giving Alayah that group date rose. That was probably an in the moment thought. I’m guessing he wasn’t considering the consequences right then. I started cringing when I saw it happen. I feel bad for these girls, and here’s why. Usually, when there’s a lot of drama on tv, I feel like the other people are still getting time with the lead. It’s just that we see like an hour’s worth of the drama because that’s more fun for viewers to watch than the small talk between the lead and all of the girls/guys. But this season, I truly don’t think that’s been happening. I think something new has stolen Peter’s time, again and again. I think there are a few (or many) girls who literally haven’t had a conversation alone with him in the last two or three episodes. And we’re only on episode four! I would bet that happens in other seasons, but only with a few people, and it’s the few that we can all see going home in the next few episodes anyway. This season feels like an anomaly because I don’t think he’s talking to those random people OR his front-runners. Where has Kelley been? And Madison? And Hannah Ann? I actually have zero issues with Hannah Ann now! I’d go as far to say I’m liking her a good bit. But this is so bothersome to me, because I sat down this week excited to see him connect with the girls I really like, like Kelley, Madison, Mykenna, and maybe a few others, and it just keeps not happening. I LOVE Peter. And I’m sad his season has been this way so far. I really want to see his relationships and connections.
That brings me to my next point. I do not see him ending up with any of these girls. I might’ve said this already, but I feel like we’re all seeing it. Do you guys disagree? Please tell me who you think he could go well with! I like several of the girls, I just don’t see any of them being his girl.
This date felt pretty normal. I find it funny that he called her “no drama.” I could almost fall for that. I can’t really get champagnegate out of my head, though.
I have two takeaways from all of this.
One. There’s too much drama for me to enjoy the show to its fullest right now. And that just makes me sad. This may sound silly to someone who doesn’t love Bach, but if you do, you get me.
Two. I just feel bad for Peter. This process is a lot, even on a season with an average amount of drama. He is drowning in it. Also, the girls are beating him up for his mistakes. You can’t totally blame them; they’re putting themselves out there for a while, too. But come on. Everyone could use a little grace right now. I just want him to find love and be happy. And a lot of circumstances are making it really hard for him to even give a good effort at it.
Meh! So many mixed feelings this week. What’re you all thinking??