CultureHead Magazine

MJ and Matt James. Courtesy of ABC Entertainment
MJ and Matt James. Courtesy of ABC Entertainment

This week’s episode of The Bachelor was, well, a mess. This does not surprise anyone, as the producers delivered on what they promised in the preview, and it all seemed like a natural continuation of the “OGs versus new girls” drama, induced with casual stigmatization of sex work, that started last week. 

Early in the episode, Matt tried to solve the drama by sending home the women whom he appears to have deduced to be the bad apples of the bunch. This includes Anna, who started the seemingly baseless rumor about newcomer Brittany being an escort, and Queen Victoria, who I am convinced would be a perfect best friend for Selling Sunset’s Christine (they are both just honest, you know?). Victoria’s exit from the show was just as messy as her entire presence, and I would be disappointed by anything less than her refusing to hug Matt goodbye and telling him off for not believing her side of the story. Her aggressive language with heavy usage of derogatory names toward other contestants will not be missed. 

Next followed a one-on-one date with Rachel, who got a Cinderella type of date by going on a shopping spree with Matt before their dinner and a ride in a carriage. Because nothing brings people closer than consumerism, am I right? Anyway, the date was quite dull, as we did not get to see the two be as personal in their conversation as, for instance, Matt was when he spoke with Michelle just last week (in a garage full of retro cars because masculinity). 

Matt is a newbie to The Bachelor franchise. He did not participate in any other show before coming to lead this season. This could explain why, after hearing from so many women how uncomfortable they feel at the house, he seemed too eager to please everyone on this week’s group date by giving out intense PDA to the women. That, or it could be that quarantining before filming and dating all these beautiful women without being allowed to get physical with them, has just made the man quite horny. Some women, including Michelle, did seem upset at being forced to watch Matt being so affectionate with so many other contestants right before them. 

Kit Keenan: The Bachelor. ABC Entertainment

Kit, a 21-year-old fashion entrepreneur and daughter of fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, got the second one-on-one this week, and I already forgot what happened on the date. I think the show lost me after Kit started talking about how she grew up surrounded by “gold Bentleys.” She did get a rose at the end of the date.

The show ended on a dramatic note with a showdown between MJ and Jessenia, both of whom were invited by Matt to get to the bottom of whether or not MJ is a toxic influence for other contestants back at the house, which was brought to his attention by Jessenia. From the looks of the next week’s preview, it seems like MJ did not win that round. 

Given the amount of drama between women we have seen just this week, I have to say I am thoroughly looking forward to the Women Tell All episode down the line. To quote Marie Kondo, “I’m so excited because I love mess.”

More From CultureHead

The Green Knight: A Review

David Lowery’s The Green Knight (2021) deviates significantly from the medieval romance it is based upon. Along with the lush cinematography, Dev Patel

Click Here to read more

7 Best Moments in Marvel’s Loki (2021)

The Loki series may have changed the MCU forever. The Timeline is now free, leaving the stage open for multiverses to interact and

Click Here to read more

What Loki (2021) Means For the Future of the MCU

Marvel’s Loki was a pretty ambitious show, giving the God of Mischief a chance to be a hero and simultaneously rewriting the history

Click Here to read more

6 Easter Eggs in Marvel’s Loki (2021)

The Loki series is littered with Easter Eggs and references to past Marvel movies, Norse myths, and random nods to pop culture. Episode

Click Here to read more

Our Favorite Characters From Sweet Tooth, Ranked

The new fantasy drama series Sweet Tooth (now streaming on Netflix) is a refreshing take on the apocalypse genre, filled with anthropomorphic characters,

Click Here to read more

The Activision-Blizzard Lawsuit is an Industry Issue

Activision- Blizzard, The developers of world-renowned games like Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch are involved in another disaster. A lawsuit

Click Here to read more

5 Shows Similar To The Fantasy Drama Series Sweet Tooth

The new fantasy drama series Sweet Tooth (now streaming on Netflix) is a mix of many different things: viral pandemics, surviving in the

Click Here to read more

5 Reasons to Watch Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth (now streaming on Netflix) is a lovely fantasy drama series that features a viral pandemic, very adorable half-human and half-animal children,

Click Here to read more

What’s Florence Pugh’s Future in the Marvel Universe?

The much-awaited Black Widow (2021) movie features our favorite Avenger (played by Scarlett Johannsson) retracing her family roots and facing her past tormentors.

Click Here to read more

Shiva Baby (2021): A Review

Written and directed by Emma Seligman, Shiva Baby focuses on Danielle (Rachel Sennot), a young Jewish bisexual woman who attends a “shiva” (the Jewish morning

Click Here to read more