Spoiler Alert: Episode 4 was possibly one of the most uninteresting episodes in Bachelor/ette history. Because of that, my Episode 4 Recap is going to be short and sweet. Or at least short.
The episode begins with a continuation of Kupah losing his cool after Kaitlyn tries to send him home. It’s my guess that he was short on sleep and heavy on alcohol. ABC went with the Angry Black Man angle. Not impressed, ABC.
Kaitlyn sent home Daniel and Cory at the rose ceremony immediately following.
A group date with sumo wrestling was a convenient way to show Kaitlyn a lot of butts (and Kentucky Joe’s left ball), and show the viewers a lot of pixels. Healer Tony first talked up how amped he was to go head-to-head with a title-holding sumo wrestler, then promptly exploded about having to compete in a violent performance. He’d much rather go to the zoo. JJ, the dick, showed up and was a dick, pissing off Tony (and everyone else) even further. Tony decided to leave. Clint decided that he’d put in enough effort for the entire season and made no attempt to talk to Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn went on a Chris-Harrison-created date with Ben Z to an escape room. Chris enhanced the escape room with things each of them dread – birds for Kaitlyn and snakes for Ben Z. Because everyone knows that general fear and creepiness isn’t enough. People looking for love must – obviously – face their deepest fears on a romantic date that also happens to be the sole time they have to get to know one another before the chopping block. I mean rose ceremony.
ABC sent the next group date to a fake classroom with a fake teacher and fake students. Kaitlyn knows its fake, the guys don’t. The guys then have to teach “sex education.” Unclear how this is indicative, in any way, of how the guys might actually click with Kaitlyn. It appears that the guys are also NEVER TOLD it was all fake, making it less a fun prank and more an example of the depths to which ABC is willing to sink in the name of good TV. Except it is not good TV. It is uncomfortable and a bunch of people laughing at words like vagina and clitoris. P.S. Why is clitoris bleeped out?
Strategically placed edits of Clint and JJ’s bromance alludes to Clint being in love with JJ. If Clint actually were falling in love with JJ, that would be an interesting story. As a manufactured gimmick it falls flat. JJ is still a dick and it turns out Clint is, too.
Kaitlyn decides to confront Clint. And then the show ends. Rose ceremony to be continued.
It’s not working, ABC. I’m not more invested in following the show because of your cliffhangers. It’s just pissing me off. So far this season has been guys losing their shit and contrived drama along with cliffhangers in an attempt to drum up more interest. I’m over that plan.
Am I the only one that feels this way?