“The Bachelor” Recap: Tierra Has Gone From Terrible To Frightening

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2013

Last night, prior to watching “The Bachelor,” I was chatting away on the phone with a friend. “Oh shit, I gotta go,” I said. “I have to watch ‘The Bachelor.'”

“Ughhhh,” he moaned. “I feel so sorry for you.”

“Don’t,” I assured him. “This season is awesome.” And I meant it. This season has ladies who are insane but entertaining (um, Tierra), women I actually think are intelligent and mature (Lesley, Robyn), and a Bach at the center of it all who doesn’t repulse me. I’m not even irritated that this week has not one but two episodes, both two-hours long. Four hours of “The Bachelor” and I don’t even mind? Dang. Let’s get to recapping the first of those now. (The second airs tonight, so I’ll recap it tomorrow.) 

Chris Harrison has some news. This week, there will be one one-on-one date, one group date, and one dreaded two-on-one date. The two-on-one date is very scary because at the end of it, Sean must send one woman packing. I tend to think that if you get picked for a two-on-one date, that means one of two things: Sean has already decided on who he is keeping and is just going through the motions or he’s wishy-washy about both women and it’s a toss up as to who he’ll eliminate. Two favorites never go up against one another on the two-on-one. Oh, and P.S., all of these dates will be taking place in Montana, because the whole gang is leaving the ABC back lot.

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Later, at the cocktail party, the ladies are mourning the loss of sweet Jackie. What’s left unsaid is that she was sacrificed so that Tierra could live, but Tierra knows what they’re implying and storms off. I actually don’t blame her. I know Tierra is crazy, but the women are kind of being passive aggressive towards her and why should she sit around and listen to it? Anyway, the women try to talk to Tierra about how she confusing she is in her behavior, being friendly with them only when Sean is around. She, for whatever reason, lashed back and is like, “Whatever, I can engaged anytime, anywhere, there are tons of guys in the world!” Sean walks by mid-rant and is shocked — shocked! — to see his beloved Cupie Doll in full on Grelim form. He takes her aside and she cries about the other women being against her. Sean is not stoked on all this drama. Not. At. All.

It’s rose ceremony time. Sean is concerned, after seeing all the drama this week, that none of these women might be for him. But his duty calls! Lindsay, Daniella and Tierra all have roses, and the remaining roses go to Selma, AshLee, Sarah, Catherine, Lesley, and Des. Poor Robyn is sent home, crushing my dream of a Black woman making it to the final four. She wonders if Sean thinks she was the one starting all the drama, when it’s been Tierra all along.

The previews for tonight’s episode look good. Tierra gets “sick/hurt” again and everyone thinks she’s faking. I’ll be back tomorrow with that recap.