By: Lizzy Pace
Episode 7 (Air Date: 7/10/17)
This is the last week before Hometowns?! Matt AND Doll Adam are in her Top Six?! How.
They go to Geneva!
Rachel ponders her husband search amongst the tulips.
Adam, still disfigured from the Vikings group date, prays for his first one-on-one.
But Colombian Bryan gets the first one-on-one. He goes to get changed.
Adam: "I don't know why she would want to pick a guy like that... Curveball, dude."
Rachel tells Bryan he got "the luxury date" as they approach a Bentley. Bryan: "Get the fuck out. We're not going in that car right now."
Ew why is he driving? Bryan remembers how Rachel likes Church: "Like, I'm blessed. Like, I'm blessed to meet you. I’m blessed to be here. I’m just so happy."
They go to a watch store. Ewwwwww is she going to buy him a watch?
Bryan: "I like black."
Rachel's acting skills are really put to the test in this episode. She pretends like she is buying expensive watches for the two of them: "I got this." Bryan kisses her immediately.
Bryan: "This is a forever gift." This is so gross.
Bryan: "I love watching you smile." Rachel's still falling for this nonsense.
Rachel: "He’s sexy already but you add the confidence, sprinkle that on top, MM."
Back at the Hotel...
Adam and Matt discuss how they're the only people who haven't gotten a one-on-one.
Dean shits on Bryan, that he's spent the last 18 years in Miami "swooning and sweet-talking women on a daily basis."
Back on the Date...
Rachel: "With you I’ve been very up front of where my weaknesses are in the love department."
Bryan: "I can’t wait."
IMAGERY OF A FOUNTAIN BURSTING.
Dean gets his second one-on-one date. Dean: "Don't punch me in the face."
This is the second dude to get another one-on-one before Matt and Adam get their first.
LATER AT DRINKS…
This date is an insane fire hazard with all these candelabras and it's all I can think about. Bryan opens up to Rachel, saying that his Mom thought he was a bad kid and sent him to a boys' school because he "asked for an earring."
Rachel tells Bryan how she went to private school. Bryan gives a totally normal response that doesn't make me throw up in my mouth and want to kill myself. Bryan: “What were your uniforms like?... I want to picture you in your little schoolgirl outfit.” EW.
Rachel asks if his family will be OK with him bringing home a black girl. Bryan: "As long as you love me, you're good."
Bryan tells a really bizarre, vague story about his ex-girlfriend and how she didn't get along with his Mom at a wedding: "she wasn't gonna meet my mom halfway." What?? Wtf are you compromising with your girlfriend’s Mom about? He says that's why she dumped him. This sounds legit.
Bryan looks like he’s recently had his wisdom teeth removed. Or cheek implants.
Bryan gets the rose. Bryan: "1000% yes. Absolutely. I cherish that." UGH. Some musicians emerge from the rafters to play romantic music.
Rachel: "When I’m with Bryan, I feel like I’m in a fairy tale." Why are we watching them make out for twenty minutes?
Dean is so pretty and I can't unsee him as Ruby Rose.
Rachel tells him they’re going to do literally the worst date ever, a Catholic mass in French. She jokes that they can leave if they don't like it.
Shocker, it is weird and awkward.
A guy who looks like Dean's Dad from the Hometowns preview plays music and they dance.
Rachel keeps trying to make their talks deeper but Dean is nervous about talking to her about his weird family.
Dean deflects like a pro: "Do you believe in the tooth fairy?" Rachel: "Okay..."
Dean steps it up: "What’s your favorite dinosaur?"
Rachel: "I mean seriously?"
Dean: "You’re so pretty."
Back at the Hotel...
The guys dish on Dean.
Matt: "He’s set in his ways as a lot of us were in our mid-twenties." What?
Hot Peter gets the last one-on-one. Eric does the obvious math: "If Dean comes back, you guys are the top three."
Back on Dean's Date...
Rachel asks Dean why something was off today. Dean starts laughing. Rachel: "I'm not gonna let you laugh your way out of this one."
Dean: "I really, really like you. It’s hard to put myself out there knowing it could be crushed immediately... My family is not the kind of family you want to see…"
Dean describes his Dad as "not a person that has any bearing on my emotional experience. He’s become quite a bit more eccentric." Eccentric meaning... racist?
Rachel tells Dean she gets him and isn't looking for him to have a perfect family. She gives him the rose saying, "I want to meet the people that made you the amazing person you are." They make out in front of the fountain.
Hot Peter's One-on-One
Rachel gives a weirdly scripted speech to Peter about seeing the Swiss Alps. Rachel: "It would be such a shame to come all this way and not see the Alps. So what better way to see the Swiss Alps, than from above?"
They put a video effect star burst on the town!
Rachel points out how Hot Peter got the first and last one-on-one. Peter: "Trust me, I’ve been in my head, plenty."
They go on a dog sled through the snow and look freezing.
Hot Peter tells Rachel about his "darker days" where he has considered leaving. He says their relationship was enough to get him through.
They make out in the snow.
Later at Drinks...
Hot Peter: "Dad is Gary. Mom is Lynn… She’s going to talk the most." Moms be talking.
Rachel brings up the million dollar question: "Have you ever brought home a black girl before?"
Hot Peter: "I have never actually dated a black woman before." He says this with more confidence than Will did so it's glossed over.
Hot Peter now tells a story of how he dumped his last ex: "I pulled out of the driveway with all my stuff in my car… she’s got tears streaming down her face and I watched her in the rearview mirror." THIS IS THE CLIP THEY PLAYED AS IF HE WAS DESCRIBING RACHEL CRYING! UGHHH TRICKED AGAIN, YA BASTARDS!!!!
Hot Peter can’t love! Rachel asks if he's ready now. He says, "I can only say, I think that I am." He's definitely setting himself up to be next Bachelor...
Rachel is worried he might not propose at the end.
Back at the Hotel...
Eric, Matt, and Adam get their date card: "Tomorrow will be difficult." Three dudes. One rose.
Adam: "I see this as an opportunity, just shining the way I have been from the get-go." Adam has been shining? When?
***Is this the first episode without Adam Junior? When he goes home will Adam Junior go home???
Back on the Date...
Hot Peter: "I don’t throw around the word love easily. But it's definitely along that path." Rachel gives him the rose.
Adam: “I want her to make the easiest decision... My relationship with her is probably stronger than anybody else's in the house.” How can he possibly think this?
Rachel is wearing a crop top. They’re going on a freezing boat and she’s in a crop top. They all spoon.
Why is Adam giving a speech? He tells Rachel he hopes she finds that "passionate, tight love."
Eric: "You do something to my energy where I just get happy." He says she's changed him and he's the most vulnerable he's ever been.
Matt: "I want that rose worse than anybody else."
Matt: "I find it amazing to see how you’ve evolved within these last 8 or 10 months." Since having seen her on TV she’s changed?
Rachel tells him he reminds her the most of herself and then starts crying. She dumps him.
She’s mouth-kissing him goodbye.
Matt re: champagne glass: "Can I take this with me?"
Later that Night...
Doll Adam and Eric make it to a second round face off. They sit at the saddest table together.
Adam: "Tonight is going to be the cherry-on-top of the connection I’ve built up so far… but she may not make the right decision at the all of this."
Doll Adam asks her a super normal question: "Do you see yourself potentially falling in love with me?" Rachel: "Yeah, that’s why you’re still there."
Adam tells her he's been thinking about her all the time, "Can I like, send her a note? Can I text her?"
Rachel’s face at the idea of Adam texting her or sending her something could not be more disinterested.
Adam tells her he "started to go towards [her]... after the mud wrestling date."
Adam then tells her how he wants her to meet "Mama G, Papa G", and the rest of his family.
Eric tells Rachel about how hard his upbringing was, and how a lot of the people he knew were involved with crime and drugs. He also says he's never seen his parents together and that he's never brought a girl home.
Rachel gives the rose to Eric.
Adam continues to spew nonsense as he gets in the limo: "I don’t want you to feel that if you’d kept Adam it could have been different." No mouth-kiss goodbye for Adam! WHERE’S ADAM JUNIOR?! Adam: "That fucking sucks."
Adam: "I guarantee if she’d met my family on the hometowns this could’ve all gone totally different."
Rachel tells Eric she’s excited to go to his hometown. Eric is extremely hunched over, turtling.
Rachel: "I’m just humbled in my core by this entire experience... It's working for me."
Tag: Rachel and Peter talking about sled-dog-poop. How does he not win? I guess that's Goodbye Adam Junior, the breakup we didn’t get to see.