‘The Bachelor’ Episode 6 Recap: Krystal Meets Her Match
*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
This week on season 22, episode six of The Bachelor, the women are still recovering from the Krystal drama that unfolded in last week’s episode when they come face-to-face with the very first two-on-one date of the season (dun dun dun). Here’s what went down.
The, Er, Awkward First Date
The ladies arrive in Paris only to learn that this week will consist of two one-on-one dates, a group date and a two-on-one date (the horror!). And the first one-on-one date goes to—drumroll, please—Lauren B.
Right on cue, Arie Luyendyk Jr. whisks her off on a speedboat tour along the Seine River to see the city’s most popular attractions. While the date sounds great in theory, it turns out to be awkward AF, filled with lingering silences and cliché icebreaker questions.
When they sit down for dinner later that night, Lauren B. finally opens up about herself, her family and how her past relationships have made her feel like she’s not enough. Arie eats it up (duh) and drops a line about it being “the first date of many” before offering her a rose.
The Group Date
Back on the houseboat, another date card arrives for Chelsea, Becca K., Jenna, Bekah, Seinne and Tia.
This time, Arie surprises the women with private dance lessons on the legendary Moulin Rouge stage. To make things interesting, the instructor turns the date into a competition and tells the ladies that the winner will perform onstage with Arie. Let the games begin.
After the women change into flashy showgirl costumes, they strut their stuff on the stage in an attempt to impress the Bachelor. Although Tia’s two left feet deserve an honorable mention, Arie ends up choosing Bekah to accompany him onstage and, in turn, offers her the only rose of the evening.
The Two-On-One Date
Meanwhile, the dreaded two-on-one date card arrives for Kendall and Krystal (surprise, surprise), which means Jacqueline is the lucky recipient of the final one-on-one date.
Arie takes the two women to a beautiful Parisian chateau. While there, they tour the grounds, admire the architecture and get lost in a hedge maze before sitting down for a glass of Champagne.
Arie pulls Krystal aside and presses her on her decision to forgo the second half of the group date last week. He accuses her of questioning his character, while Krystal delivers a well-rehearsed apology and explains she wants to work on her communication skills. Right as she’s about to leave, she blurts out that Kendall isn’t emotionally ready for marriage.
Later that night, Arie isn’t buying Krystal’s awkward dinner conversation and explains that his instinct is telling him to give the rose to Kendall. She happily accepts (natch), which means Krystal’s Bachelor journey has officially come to an end. Hallelujah!
The Shopping Spree Date
The next day, Arie picks up Jacqueline in a red vintage car. After experiencing unplanned car trouble, he takes her on a classic Bachelor shopping spree, which consists of playing dress up with the latest and greatest Parisian designs.
Although the date appears to be going well, things take an awkward turn when the couple sits down at the iconic Maxim’s for dinner. When Jacqueline reveals that she wants to earn her PhD, she explains that she still has a good six years of school left to go before she’ll be able to settle down and have a family.
Although Arie hints that Jacqueline’s schooling could be a potential deal breaker, he ends up praising her honesty and giving her a rose.
The Rose Ceremony
At the rose ceremony, Arie hands a rose to everyone but Chelsea and Jenna.
Chelsea and Krystal in one episode? He isn’t taking any chances. The Bachelor returns to ABC on Monday, February 12, at 8 p.m.