The Bachelor Episode 5 Recap: Thank goodness! Last night we saw the last of Pinchy Face Robin (that is, until she rises a la Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction for “The Ladies Tell All” special in a few weeks). Anyway! In this week’s episode, Matt made some hard calls to get to his Final Four—and I actually like all of the remaining ladies! First, Matt took Chelsea on a sleigh ride, where she confessed that she hates PDAs and won’t hold hands because of a “phobia.” (I have the same problem with being touched on the neck. Never!) Later, responding to Matt’s worries that they’ll end up simply “best mates,” Chelsea said, “If put in a romantic situation, I’ll embrace it.” Um. Sleigh ride. Candlelit dinner. Cute British guy saying he digs you. What more do you need, Chelsea? But in an inspired move, she jumped ahead a few dates and wrote her own “fantasy suite” invite. Smart girl.
During a group date on the ski slopes, Matt and Shayne continued to connect. Sure, right before he went to kiss her, Shayne whipped out some pink lip gloss, but, hey—sometimes a gal needs to reapply! The thing I like about Shayne is that she’s refreshingly blunt about all her high maintenace ways. She almost lost me a few episodes ago when she threw a tantrum in Vegas, but she seems pretty together now. Just look at the way she moved in to break up the most shocking confrontation in Bachelor history! (Was the yelling match between Chelsea and Marshana really that shocking? It seemed fairly tame, though I loved Marshana screaming, “I will not have it! Walk off!” with true Brooklyn attitude.)
At the rose ceremony, I felt like Robin’s evil eyes were boring a hole through me, seriously! (If I were Matt, I’d sleep with one eye open from now on.) I hope she watches herself on TV and realizes that she should smile once in a while. Relax the pinch. (And why did she say “Bon Soir”? That was lame.) As for Marshana, I don’t think she’s too disappointed to be leaving the rugby fields and ski slopes behind and heading home. (I would’ve loved to see Matt in Brooklyn, though.)
There was definitely a more intense vibe this week as we head into the hometown dates. Matt told Chelsea that his parents would love her. Amanda commented that Matt would make a great dad and Matt said Noelle was the kind of girl he could spend the rest of his life with (I agree! She strikes me as very sane and very mature.)
I’m so excited for Matt to meet Shayne’s dad, Lorenzo Lamas. Who do you think will be done-in by the always unpredictable hometown dates?