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‘The Bachelor’ 22×04 recap: Drama, Drama, Drama!

The Bachelor: Season 22, Episode 04, Aired January 22, 2018

Who’s ready to go to Lake Tahoe, Nevada? That’s where Arie is taking the ladies on this week’s episode of The Bachelor. So by default, we all get to come too! We have no idea what to pack and apparently neither do the ladies. They all head out of the house without suitcases. Is someone is going to bring them? Let’s recap episode 4 and find out!

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Parasailing, anyone?

Much to her surprise, Sienne gets the first one on one date of the week. Arie has plans to take her parasailing. Neither of them has ever been. They have a blast on their date. Sienne was very nervous going into the date since the last person to get a single date when home on the date. She opens up a lot to Arie on their date, which is exactly what Arie was hoping for. Sienne gets a rose!

Arie says that he feels chemistry with Sienne, but doesn’t he feel it with everyone? We don’t know about the rest of you but we don’t go around kissing people we’re not attracted to. We know he’s the kissing bandit, but he’s making out with everyone! What about germs? The whole house has inadvertently swapped spit. Someone is bound to get sick sooner or later!

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Bad news for Maquel.

Maquel returns a call to her mom, only to find out her grandpa passed away. Maquel was really close to him so it’s hard for her to get the news over the phone. She really wants to be there to continue on the journey with Arie but knows she has to go home. It’s unknown if she’s returning at this time. Hopefully, she’s able to. Circumstances beyond her control should not eliminate her from the competition.

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Bugs. It’s what’s for lunch.

The group date consists of twelve ladies. Yes, twelve. Much to her dismay, Krystal is one of the twelve. Arie has arranged for them to get wilderness survival techniques from experts Mykel and Ruth. Their first challenge is to pee in a canister. This includes Arie. All of the ladies return with their specimen. They’re told they have to drink it. Arie has to go first. He drinks while holding his nose and spits out some as if in disgust. Some of the ladies start to drink theirs when Arie tells them his was apple juice! They’re not being made to drink urine.

Next, they learn what to eat if you’re lost in the woods. Bugs of course! Worms are first up. Arie, Tia, and Kendall all enjoy a nice worm. GAG! These ladies will do anything to win this guys heart. After their bug eating, Kendall steals Arie away so she can steal a kiss in the falling snow. Romantic as hell but she pisses Krystal off by doing it.

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The crew is split up into groups of four for a hike over the mountain. They all are given a compass and a map. They have to find their way back to the meeting place. Of course, the ladies paired with Arie have no trouble at all. The rest, well it’s debatable. They all do make it back and head to warm up in a hot tub. What do you get when you mix one bachelor with several hungry ladies in a hot tub? A hot freaking mess!

Everyone lives and makes it to dinner. Arie pulls Lauren B. aside first, again pissing off Krystal. Krystal is making a lot of enemies in the house. Especially, when she gets her time with Arie and cries woe is me the entire time. She takes shots at Tia and Caroline. It doesn’t work out for her though. It’s Tia that walks away with the date rose!

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How old are you really?

Bekah M. gets the second one-on-one date of the week. A lot of the ladies in the house are having issues with Bekah because she hasn’t told Arie how old she is. If you remember after the first episode we told you she was 22. She let it slip in her introduction and it hasn’t been brought up since. There’s a 14-year age gap between Bekah and Arie. Our question is, some of the ladies are 23. Does one year really make that big of a difference?

Arie takes Bekah horseback riding. They ride to a secluded spot in the woods where a hot tub is set up. Don’t worry, there are bathing suits for them to change into! After a little necking in the hot tub, they head to a romantic dinner. Bekah finally tells Arie her age. While he’s surprised, he still reluctantly gives Bekah the rose. He’s worried that he’s going to fall for her and she won’t be ready for marriage.

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No cocktails for you!

Chris Harrison arrives at the house to let the ladies know that there will be no cocktail party that night. Arie has made up his mind. This sends Krystal into a tizzy. She’s worried she’s going to go home. After telling Arie what a mean girl Tia was he still gave her a rose. Krystal is worried now she won’t get one. Especially since she won’t get to talk to him before the rose ceremony.

Arie tries to begin the ceremony but Krystal interrupts him. She tells him she really has to talk to him. Is this chick for real? None of the other ladies get to talk to him but she does? Totally not fair! To make matters worse Arie allows it! All of the ladies hope it’s Krystal that’s going home but sadly she’s not. She gets the final rose of the evening. Maybe, Arie was considering it? Hopefully, he’ll see through her soon.

It’s Caroline and Brittany T. who is sent home. We’re still unsure if Maquel’s status. We’ll have to wait and see if she comes back. It’s going to be interesting to see if Krystal continues on the path she’s on. She can’t keep getting upset everytime someone gets a date and she doesn’t! Pretty soon, Arie is going to see through it. Well, we hope he will anyway.

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What did you think of this episode of The Bachelor? Once again, Arie threw a curve ball at us and the ladies by going straight to the rose ceremony. What will be the surprise next week? We can’t wait to find out! Tweet us your thoughts at @Pure_Fandom or @ndintelman34.

The Bachelor airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC

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Nicole Dintelman

Nicole is a full time wife and mother from Texas. When she’s not attending her children’s soccer games she’s watching her favorite shows. She never misses The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Pretty Little Liars, TGIT, and Nashville just to name a few. Nicole enjoys interacting with the writers and casts of her favorite shows on Twitter as well as engaging the fans and getting their thoughts on the episodes. Being a writer has been her dream since she was a little girl and she's thrilled to be working towards that dream.

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