I was watching this week’s episode with my gal Friday when she pointed out that this season’s defining characteristic is that Chris Harrison hasn’t once referred to it as the most anything season ever. The only superlative is that it’s the least superlative – which actually says a lot.
The most interesting thing to happen this week was Kendall getting a hometown without ever having had a 1-on-1 date. It’s possible that this phenomenon has occurred before, but this bookie can’t remember the time. That we’ve already reached the high-water mark of this write-up before getting to a hundred words also says a lot.
And even though Jacqueline ran intellectual laps around Arie as she broke up with him, it didn’t make for interesting television as it was a bit like watching a Formula One car race against a cinder block. It’s no shock at all that Arie’s two strongest relationships are with Becca K, who makes every conversation about Arie, and Lauren B., who makes every conversation seem like it’s happening with a brick wall. Arie is falling hard for two very different women, even if it’s for the same exact reason: he doesn’t have to try very hard when talking to them.
If you bet the favorites last week, you’d still be in the running. Lauren B, Becca K, Tia, and Kendall were all in the top four. Kendall’s on the outside looking in this week, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t worth a wager, considering the long(ish) odds:
Lauren B 8-5
Becca K 7-4
Tia’s chances may seem a little low, but that’s only because she’s a front-runner for the next Bachelorette. She’s been getting the edit all season, but as Arie turns his attention to Becca K and Lauren B, it seems like a foregone conclusion. But there are a number of ways next season’s Bachelorette could shake out – see for yourself:
Other Season 1-1
Lauren B 10-1
Becca K 10-1
Bekah M. 20-1
There you have it. Hopefully there’ll be more to say next week when hometowns happen and every girl’s dad wants to punch Arie in the face for asking for his daughter’s hand in marriage while dating three other women at the same time. But if anyone can make that scenario uninteresting, I’m sure it’s Arie.