We start off this episode right where we ended last week - with Kelsey hysterically crying on the ground amidst her "panic attack". After she "needs Chris to make her feel better", she returns to the girls and practically laughs it off. But did any of them go to check on her during her moment of weakness? No, instead, they sat on the couches and let the medical professionals handle it. I can't really blame them; I'm not sure if I would get in the middle of one of Kelsey's "episodes".
Side note: Any time Kelsey does an interview, she manages to sneak in a creepy, conniving smile, or something like that.
Side side note: I can't help but feel a little badly about saying mean things about Kelsey because of "her story". However, I also can't help but feel that a widow's reaction would be a little different than "Tune in Mondays at 8, to watch the love story unfold," as she proclaims. A little bizarre if you ask me.
I'm pretty sure by the 9th minute of the show, Ashley I (KardLASHian) has cried about three times.
Moving on, the girls relocate to the exciting town of Deadwood. I'm wondering if...
a) The producers are on a MAJOR budget this season. (Where are all of the extravagant dates?!)
b) They're trying to REALLY get the girls to get a feel for how Chris lives, and extravagant just wouldn't be the way.
The first one-on-one date is with Becca, which I was really happy about. Becca rocks because:
1. We haven't gotten to see much of her yet because the majority of the show is focused on Ashley crying and Kelsey being crazy.
2. She's super low key.
3. She makes Chris do that crazy high-pitched laugh.
4. They didn't kiss yet -- until this date, that is! She obviously is super respectful of herself. #TeamBecca
Meanwhile back at the not-so-glamorous hotel, the girls try to question Kelsey on her motives while trying to call her out on her craziness. She puts on a "woe is me" act and then proceeds to say she was "blessed with eloquence" during her interview. I don't buy her act for one second.
A little bit later on, we learn that Kelsey and Ashley will be going on the dreaded two-on-one, while the rest join Chris for a singing adventure with Big & Rich.
During this lovely group date, we learn that:
1) Jade is still shy, but rocks it when she gets to sing on stage
2) Chris should have went to a Bachelor Ettiquette School (maybe by Sean Lowe) because kissing a girl IN FRONT of other girls is not okay. (Cough, Britt, cough)
3) Carly is still awesome. I think everyone fell more in love with her as she sang to him.
4 I want to be friends with Kaitlyn, especially when she rapped.
At the end of the group date, all hell breaks lose when Chris whisks Britt away for a secret date at a Big & Rich concert, where he gives Britt a rose on stage in front of hundreds of people. You can only imagine the stares she gets from the other girls after returning an hour later from their secret date. (Again, Sean Lowe should give Chris some pointers...)
And finally, the two-on-one BEGINS! All night, we are looking forward to seeing it unfold. Both, Ashley and Kelsey, thinks the other is clearly going home because, obviously, they are nothing alike.
It doesn't take long for Ashley to tell Chris how everyone hates Kelsey. When Chris then tells Kelsey what Ashley said to him, Kelsey whips out her best 'angry mom' face:
Long story short, Chris sends both of the girls home because they just weren't right for him. Ashley cries more. This time, it's louder and more booger-filled. When the other girls see Ashley's suitcase leave first, they're in disbelief. When they then see Kelsey's bag leave, they pop a bottle of champaign. Well done, girls. The thing I'm still wondering is how both girls got back from the Badlands, where their date was. Chris leaves on the helicopter, so I can only imagine the girls hike back for miles and miles, attacking each other every step.
Looking forward to next week, apparently Britt freaks out. AND, it's a two week event. I already prepared my boyfriend that he will have to watch it with me because we will be away for the weekend. Sorry, Ryan!
Thanks for reading, Bachelor Nation! Until we meet again...