The Bachelor 20: Episode 5 Blog Recap


After Olivia’s disastrous week in Vegas the bitch is back with a vengeance as they all travel to Mexico for the home stretch of the show. With 11 girls left we are only weeks away from hometowns so buckle up I sense some turbulence in the air. Lucky we have Lauren B to help us through right? As the girls settle into their amazing suite the first date card arrives. Single mom Amanda gets her first one on one. I, as always, am ecstatic when Olivia gets shut out of a one on one. She always is so confident it’s going to be her, so watching the look on her face as someone else giggles with delight makes me happy. I have tried to hard to understand her and defend her, hell I even wrote a blog about her, but she makes it more and more difficult.

It’s 4:20am in the morning, all the girls are snug in their bed and Ben is about to break into their room and pull Amanda out. I would not be down for this. Poor Lauren H is in a retainer, they all look a fright, til he finds Amanda. Bitch, and I use this term lovingly, wakes up with perfect face and hair. Ugh we all hate and love you at the same time Amanda! While the rest of the group sits there mortified, Amanda and Ben go off to Ben Higgins, Amanda Stanton, The Bachelorexplore their love.  He takes her for a hot air balloon ride. I think production must have had a 2 for  1 Groupon or something because this is the EXACT date they did this summer in Bachelor in Paradise. It was a bit of a snorefest they talked and had a picnic and then went to dinner. Amanda as on the date to determine if her and Ben had a future or was it time for her to go home. Ben does have some more deep conversation with her which after so many seasons of stupid Bachelors, I’m looking at you Juan Pablo, it’s nice to see. She opens up about her ex. I’m not sure if publically bashing your kids dad on TV is the best thing, but we find out he was a cheater and never really put family first. In the end she gets the rose.

The group date card arrives, Olivia again is confident she won’t be on it but SHOCKER she is. YES Ben Higgins, Jubilee Sharpe, The BachelorLauren H is getting the second one on one. Let me start off with I hate this group date, I hate what it was designed to do. He takes the 9 girls to a spanish class where they all learn phrases like I want to kiss you and I love you. So Ben is saying all this crap to the girls in front of them. This is not fun for anyone, This is torture and meant to stir up drama. With this crew you don’t need to manufacture the drama, it is just there. Jubilee is having none of it and the girls all want to kill Olivia as Ben gets on one knee and asks Will You Marry Me?  Next up they give these uber jealous girls some knives and send them into the kitchen to cook dishes for 2 chefs. In pairs of 2. With 9 girls the math doesn’t work so someone has to be with Ben. Again, lets just create some more animosity. Of course Olivia gets Ben and makes this portion of the date a mini one on one. After all the talk of Olivia’s bad breath it was Ben Higgins, Olivia Caridi, The Bachelorfunny to watch Ben push eating mint on all her. It wasn’t lost on Emily. All the girls are seething with anger and Jubilee is now just shutting down. She concentrates on her dish with her partner Lauren B and actually gets the best reviews from the pair of chefs, where his dish with Olivia is inedible. All Ben noticed was how quiet she was. At the cocktail party, Olivia again HAS to talk to him first. You just spent all afternoon with him, give it a rest girl. The girls get angrier and  angrier and Jubilee retreats further and further into herself. Emily’s sentiments are pretty much that of everyone. How Emily makes this adorable I don’t know but she does! 

Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell, The BachelorWhen he finally gets to Jubilee he goes to take her hand and she pulls back saying she doesn’t want to make girls mad. This only makes Ben mad and questions if they have a future. After over 30 minutes of conversation and Jubilee begging him not to give up on her he finally cuts the cord and says he can’t see a future with her and sends her home . Ben and Lauren go off and have a real passionate one on one together. Despite this he passes the group date rose to Olivia. At this point I have mentally checked out. Ben’s blinders are killing me.

But we get a refreshing date with Lauren H. So now I’m back in because she’s adorable. He takes her into this high fashion boutique to go shopping. The two have a lot of fun goofing around trying on beautiful clothes. Ben Higgins, Lauren Himle, Pineda Covalin, The BachelorAfter meeting a designer for time Peneda Covalin, we learn its Mexico City’s fashion week and he offers them a tour of the design studio and he invites them to the show. At the rehearsal they are told that they will become part of the show. Excited and nervous Lauren is taught how to model walk. She looked amazing as did Ben and together they Ben Higgins, Lauren Himle, The Bachelortake to the runway. It’s dinner where we begin to know the real Lauren though. Ben admits it’s been a slow burn with her. So far we’ve seen the kind, cute and goofy puppet kissing Lauren. Tonight we learn about the heart ache she suffered from a live in boyfriend that cheated on her and broke her heart. Give me his name, I’ll kill him myself Lauren. Ben is starting to see more than just the kindergarten teacher in her as well and Lauren gets a rose.

While waiting for the turn with Ben at the cocktail the party the girls are having some chit-chat. An innocent question to Amanda about how custody of the kids is handled spurs Olivia to say when Amanda talks about her kids it’s like watching Teen Mom. A stunned silence comes over the girls and awkward Olivia tries to make it better. You know the show where there are teen moms. You aren’t making it any better Olivia. Shut your gigantic mouth. First off Amanda was 22, a grown ass woman, when she had her first baby. Second she was married, sure it didn’t work out but neither do 50% of marriages in the US. The girls have had enough of Olivia and are ready to do something about it, especially Emily. So far she’s been vocal about hating her to us but kept it inside. NOT ANYMORE She’s also wondering if he likes her am I the girl for him. Valid question. This Ben Higgins, Emily Ferguson, Olivia Caridi, The Bachelorgirl has had enough. She uses her time to tell Ben how Olivia makes her and  everyone else feel disrespected. She get’s pretty emotional about it. I’m not a fan of girls ratting on the others. As hard as it to watch I feel the true colors will come out and the guy will see it. Plus history dictates it never bodes well for the tattlers to tattle. The Bachelor wants a girl focused on their relationship not on the drama. Ben takes Emily’s revelations to heart as she says things and Olivia senses that danger is near and goes to break up their talk. Ben is not swayed though and goes to Amanda and other girls to ask if what Emily is saying is true. Fresh off Olivia calling her Teen Mom, Amanda is ready to tell Ben the truth about her. To say he’s shocked is an understatement I was just glad the other girls backed up Emily’s accusations. He doesn’t have much time to confront Olivia again before Chris tells them it’s time for the rose ceremony. Ben won’t be sidetracked though and says he needs to talk to Olivia again.

Then we get it….the words we all hate. TO BE CONTINUED. Will, for the first time ever, a rose be revoked? Is there a God and Olivia is sent home or does he keep her around another week just to keep the drama alive. I’m over this kind of drama. Judging from the previews Ben does something pretty bad as all the girls are in tears. Careful editing or real drama? I guess we will find out next week. Don’t forget to follow me on twitter where I live tweet the episodes. We also have coverage of Hell’s Kitchen and CBB plus the new cast of Drag Race was revealed so check that out here!



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