The Bachelorette Episode 7 recap – Scarves, Cameras, (Re)Actions!

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Episode 07 – original airing Monday June 30th, 2014:

This isn’t really a “recap” per se, but more of a mash up of my various observations on the oddities of this episode and its editing, added to a compare of Andi’s reactions and body language while with her now revealed top 4. YES, if you haven’t watched yet, GO WATCH and come back later! I am starting with the end!

And if you havent watched this episode yet, start by checking out my preview here!

So on to the end… And the end is that we say teary goodbyes to Dylan and Brian.

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Why do I ruin the “surprise”? Well, I want to focus on the Final 4, as well as on the little things I spotted while watching. And no, before you ask, I will not enter the #TrickyNicky debate. I will comment on a specific scene later on, but this isn’t a post all about Nick V!

So, in my first basket we have… scarves! Seriously, it’s time filming moved to warmer climates, I think Bachelor Nation is reaching scarf-overdose:

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Even Chris H joined Andi for a scarf-athon:
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Eventually, Josh decided to go wayyyyyy against the flow and wear… nothing!
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In my second basket you will find… slow moving camera crews (or maybe someone is looking for his/her 2 seconds of fame, in which case, you are very welcome!)! Here you go, in order of appearance:

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These next 2 shots a second apart:
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And to finish, a double-whammy…
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and a “full frontal”:
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… no arrow or circle needed there, right?

I mean seriously, there are even English signs about them:
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Mr. Fleiss, if you are reading the above, or about to read what comes next… don’t be too tough on your editing and camera crews!

Yes, there is more… the little nuggets that should have stayed on the editing room floor:

– The moon just cannot decide if she wants to stay full (in order of appearance on screen):

– Mix and match convo anyone? These 3 shots are also taken in the order they appear on screen… watch the napkins:
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– Same scene…2 timezones apart?
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A new basket, this time for little things that made me smile:

– Did Nick get lost on the 3rd floor while looking for room 207?
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– WHAT is THAT on Josh’s chest?
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– Lovely way to start the show, with a shot of a wedding ring! Sign of things to come?
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– 3 rakes… 3 roseless guys… Run Nick, Run!
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– Exactly as we hear Andi say “there is no rose on this date”, we get a lovely shot of their table… and some salad. I was almost expecting her to grab it and offer some lettuce to Marcus.
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– I am sure that like me, all you can think when you see this is “What happened to its eye?”, right?
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Finally, before we move on to the serious topic of Andi and her Final 4, here are 3 pieces of trivia for you (you never know when that may come in handy!):

1) The beers the boys and Andi drank on the group date are actually brewed at the Abbey itself.

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2) The Gravensteen Castle where Andi and Josh spent the evening houses The Museum of Judicial Objects (well suited to Andi!)

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3) The dress Andi wore for the evening portion of her date with Marcus is the same she wore post-filming when she appeared on Kimmel. Trying to tell us something?

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FINAL 4 – COMPARE TIME! (in alphabetical order):

1) Chris:

– Andi talking about meeting his family: “if we go to hometowns…”

– Top 3 “connected” moments (it’s not all about the kisses!):

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– Andi’s immediate reactions to his mention of Love and/or Marriage:

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2) Josh:

– Andi talking about meeting his family: “What is your mum gonna ask me?”

– Top 3 “connected” moments (it’s not all about the kisses!):

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– Andi’s immediate reactions to his mention of Love and/or Marriage:

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3) Marcus:

– Andi talking about meeting his family: “If I met your Mum..”

– Top 3 “connected” moments:

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– Andi’s immediate reactions to his mention of Love and/or Marriage:

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4) Nick:

– Andi talking about meeting his family: “Would you tell your family…”

– Top 3 “connected” moments:
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– Andi’s immediate reaction to his mention of Love and/or marriage:
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Now it’s up to you to compare and decide where you heart is… just remember, Andi is doing the choosing, and her choice has already been made!

MY THOUGHTS ON NICK:

Fist off, a disclaimer: at this point, I am team JOSH. I just think him and Andi have “it”. I might be wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time. I do see a very strong connection between Nick and Andi, and good though not as strong mental and/or physical attractions with both Chris and Marcus. Whoever Andi picked, I hope they are happy, and wish them the very best.

As should be obvious from some of the nuggets above and past contestants chatter, edit is a HUGE part of this show. It helps create drama, tension and storylines. It can make the show fun, but can also lead to harsh judgements.

I will therefore refrain from making such judgements on Nick as a person. I do however have to make 1 point:

when you already have been told off for interrupting convos during Cocktail parties while wearing a rose, when you acknowledge you have a target on your back and you then proceed to interrupt the final cocktail party conversation of a guy you are fully aware is in danger of being sent home… fine. Whatever.
But, to my mind, moaning to Andi that you “can’t do anything right” with regards to the boys is just that step too far. Not necessary, not classy. Was the interruption producer induced? If yes, then all I can tell you is that sometimes you just gotta say:

The question remains… is Marcus right? Will Nick go to Final 2 and make a run for it? Only time will tell:
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I dont want to end on a sour note… So I have 3 words for you: Dylan, Brian, PICKLE!
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Cherry on my little cake: here are some behind the scenes photos shared by the boys, Andi, and the production team:


(If you don’t know him, multiple-times-dead-guy is Producer Elan!)

And some deleted scenes (US only) on ABC.

UNTIL NEXT MONDAY Y’ALL! #BeHappy

 

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