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‘The Bachelor’ recap: Season 22, Episode 5

The Bachelor: Season 22, Episode 05, Aired Jan. 29, 2018

This week on The Bachelor, Arie is taking the ladies to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He thinks a little fun in the sun is just what the ladies need. We think some of these women are like gremlins. You put them in water and they lose their mind! We’re enjoying traveling around with Arie, but can we go somewhere a little more tropical? For now, though, let’s see what or who went down in Florida!

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More than a mom.

Chelsea finally gets her one-on-one date she’s been begging for since week 2. She wants Arie to see her for more than just the chick on the show with a baby. Arie wants to get to know more about her also. He asks about her relationship with her son’s father. This is important for him to know about since he is still in the picture. Chelsea is reluctant to tell him the story. She’s afraid of being hurt again.

Chelsea tells Arie that she fell hard and fast for her ex. He repaid her by cheating on her. He’s married to the woman he had the affair with. Ouch! Arie feels closer to Chelsea because she’s opened up so many details. Arie wants kids and Chelsea gives him a head start. Arie should know though…Step-parenting isn’t easy! Chelsea goes home with the date rose so she’s one happy momma.

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Strikes, spares, and gutter balls.

The group date this week was a hot mess. Anytime you involved Krystal in anything there’s bound to be drama. Arie split the ladies up for a bowling tournament. He said that the losing team had to go home and the winning team got to stay for dinner that night. It’s all fun and games until Arie changes his mind.

Krystal’s blue team wins the competition. The ladies on the black team are upset, but mainly because Krystal was on the winning team. Arie feels bad that some of the ladies have to go home so he changes his mind. He decides that everyone gets to continue on the date. This pisses Krystal off to no end.

According to the girls, Krystal was talking a lot of smack about Arie on the way back to the hotel. She decides she’s not even going to finish out the date she’s so upset with him. He lied and she’s not happy about it. FYI, Krystal, Arie didn’t lie. He just changed his mind. The ladies let Arie know why Krystal isn’t there and the things she said. Despite all of the drama, Lauren B. snagged the date rose!

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Krazy Krystal.

We’ll just go ahead and coin that nickname right now. Krystal is beyond out of her mind. She feels that there shouldn’t even be a competition. She’s obviously the winner. Krystal, no man wants crazy! Well not on purpose anyway. Maybe she’s trying to get attention? Well, we know she’s trying to get Arie’s attention but her shenanigans dominated this episode.

When Arie finds her, she tells him how upset she was with him. She said the things to the girls out of anger. Arie is honest and tells her he’s not sure he likes this side of her. Of course, she lies her ass off to cover herself. Krystal is so fake and Arie seems to be the only one not catching on. She packed her stuff like she was going to leave, but we all know they’ll have to drag her out kicking and screaming!

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A country date for a country girl.

We were happy to see Tia get the second one-on-one date of the week. Tia is down to earth and a lot of fun. She’s not afraid to speak her mind. We’d definitely want to be her friend! Arie takes Tia on a tour of the Everglades. They see alligators, turtles, and enjoy goofing off together. Arie feels like he can be himself with Tia and that’s important!

At dinner, Tia lets him know that she’s falling in love with him. She’s laying all her cards out on the table for sure. Arie is excited by the news. You’d think he’d freak out just a little bit. With 13 ladies left it’s hard to know where his head is sometimes. He repays Tia’s declaration of love by giving her the date rose. He also presses her up against a wooden post to make out. What would this show be without Arie kissing everything that moves?

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Twelve against one.

All of the ladies in the house are hoping it’s Krystal that goes home. Krystal, of course, tries to make her case with everyone. She defends herself to the ladies but they don’t want to hear it. Arie doesn’t seem like he does either. He’s very stern when he talks to her which leaves us all thinking she’s going home. Once again, Krystal gets the last rose of the evening. This only inflates her already big ego.

Miquel returned this week only to be sent home at the rose ceremony. Poor girl. Ashley and Marikah were also given their walking papers. Any of these three were more deserving of the rose than Krystal was. The heart wants what the heart wants we suppose. We may not know why Arie is making the choices he is, but we’re sure we’ll find out soon enough.

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What did you think of this episode of The Bachelor? Next week we’re going to the city of love! We’re sure Arie has a lot of plans for the ladies in Paris. We can bet there will be at least one meltdown! Tweet us your thoughts at @Pure_Fandom or @ndintelman34.

The Bachelor airs Monday’s 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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