Bachelor Breakdown: What happens in Vegas

Posted at 12:27 PM, Jan 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 12:27:50-05

What happens in Vegas ends up on national TV.

At least, that was the case on episode 4 of The Bachelor, where a group of contestants were forced to participate in a Las Vegas talent show to show off the best of their abilities.

The twins, Emily and Hayley, did an Irish dancing routine. One of the Laurens dressed up as a chicken (the chicken enthusiast kicked off in week one must have been jealous!) And Olivia, resident villain, donned a sparkly red bikini, popped out of a giant cake and did a dance that was supposed to be a showgirl routine, but instead was just her waving her hands and walking around awkwardly.

Bachelor Ben looked horrified. The other women looked horrified. Everyone watching at home was undoubtedly horrified.

Olivia, who earlier said nothing embarrasses her, ran away and said she was having a panic attack.

Though the 23-year-old news anchor has so far come off looking like someone just who doesn’t play well with others, I still felt a little sorry for her. I’m pretty sure show producers put her up to that routine, in hopes that she would make a total fool of herself.

After the talent show, the girls hung out with Ben, and Olivia interrupted his time with other contestants twice to explain that her performance was out of character. I’m not sure Ben bought it, but he may have been relieved she didn’t start talking about her cankles again.

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The episode also featured two one-on-one dates. One was with JoJo, a 24-year-old real estate developer from Texas, which naturally involved a helicopter ride (I think there may be as many choppers on this season as hot tubs!) She received a rose.

The second was with Becca, the runner up from Chris Soules’ season. She and Ben married couples in Vegas and discussed her virginity, which was pointed out constantly when she was on the show before. I never thought she seemed all that into Chris, even though she was in his final two, but I think she’s definitely interested in Ben. She also received a rose.

I thought the episode couldn’t get any more awkward after the Olivia disaster, but I was wrong. Ben took the twins on a dreaded two-on-one date to their mom’s house (they’re from Vegas), and eliminated Hayley at the end. I still couldn’t tell them apart, and I’m really not convinced Ben could, either.

At the rose ceremony, Ben sent home Rachel, who never made much of an impression, and Amber, another repeat from Chris’ season who also appeared on Bachelor in Paradise last summer.

After her rejection, she crumpled into a ball on a chair and sobbed, “this is so stupid.”

Maybe it’s time for Amber to give up on the Bachelor franchise and try Tinder instead.  

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