Fantasy suites baby!
I think it’s safe to say our Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman, needs to redeem herself this week after her nightmare experience in the fantasy suite with Juan Pablo last season.
Episode nine begins with Andi taking a leisurely stroll down the beach in the Dominican Republic, pondering her different options. “I’ve got three great choices, three very different choices. There are three different paths in front of me right now,” she tells us. Oh Andi, must be a nice life.
Date One: Nick
Andi takes Nick on a helicopter ride to a private island, where they spend the day making out in the ocean. However, Andi doesn’t waste time and takes the opportunity to bring up some of her concerns about Nick’s dating history. Nothing says romantic like talking about your exes. Andi is concerned because Nick’s family expressed last week how Nick takes breakups VERY hard. Nick admits to being a mess after one split in his 20s (not leaving his house for 6 months) and to having a bruised ego after his broken engagement.
With the exes out of the way, Nick now tries to tell Andi he loves her. However he stumbles a lot (understatement), making it very awkward for the viewers. Like seriously dude? Man up. Finally he is able to get the words out at dinner after presenting her with a storybook about their time together. Maybe he should have put a little less time into the book and a little more picking out an appropriate outfit. WHAT WAS HE THINKING? Bright red pants with a neon polo? YIKES.
Anyway, Andi loves it all and of course and invites Nick to the fantasy suite. Nick makes it very clear he is going to “talk her ear off all night.” I’m sure that comment was for his mother and thousand siblings sitting at home watching. Smooth.
Date Two: Josh
Andi meets up with Josh in Santo Domingo and they spend the day eating food, dancing and exploring the city. I think it’s safe to say I would have picked the romantic island over the walking tour, but hey, Josh didn’t know what he was missing right?
Later Andi takes Josh to a Little League baseball field to play ball with the kids. She just can’t get over how good he is with the little ones! Aw Joshy.
So now Andi is in a pickle because she is clearly very into Josh, as well as Nick. However, is Josh “serious about getting down on one knee?” Well I guess she can figure that out at dinner! Perfect! Josh assures her he is ready to get married and have kids. They even have cute little discussion about how they would each approach parenting. Andi seems thrilled by Josh’s responses to her tough questions and invites him to the fantasy suite. Josh makes no stupid remarks about “talking her ear off all night” and they proceed to strip down to their bathing suits and make out in the pool.
Date Three: Poor Chris
Oh Chris. Andi and Chris spend the afternoon riding horses through the countryside. Romantic? Not really. Clearly not comfortable on a horse, Andi spends the day panicking that her horse is going to throw her off. Luckily she calms down just in time for a game of hide and seek. Seriously…hide and seek…REALLY?! Yes, Andi and Chris played hide and seek in the grass.
So Chris is feeling great about their connection, but Andi on the other hand, not so much. Andi tells Chris she just can’t “catch up” to his feelings and she explains how her concerns are greater than just moving to Iowa. Andi cries about how her head and her heart just don‘t match up and she explains that she doesn’t want him to sit through the rose ceremony.
Chris is clearly devastated, but like a gentleman, he tells Andi he understands and respects her decision. Aw Chris! Next Bachelor perhaps…?
Chris Harrison and Andi have a little sit down and discuss her feelings about the men. Chris asks some lame questions (how did he even get this job?), and Andi gives boring, repetitive responses. She explains to Chris how it’s important to still have a rose ceremony incase Josh or Nick reject her. Yeah right Andi.
To everyone’s surprise, they both gladly accept roses.
Next week…Men Tell All. It’s going to be DRAMATIC! Just kidding, the men this season are such a yawn. I do enjoy the producers attempt to hype it up though. Solid effort team.