We seem to have found ourselves in Bali, which is odd for this season because it's not in the Rust Belt and doesn't appear to be a featureless wasteland. ABC sure saving the money this year though because even the resort doesn't look as swank as they usually do. Three and a half, four TripAdvisor circles tops.
First date is with Kaitlyn and poor Kaitlyn's hair has fought the good fight but has been utterly vanquished by Bali. They're heading into some temple which features a statue of my corner store guy when someone takes too much change out of the Leave a Penny cup.
There's some walking around Bali which actually looks a little rundown tbh and then they're OH MY FUCKING GOD THERE'S MONKEYS ALL OVER ME OH GOD MAKE IT STOP oh wait I guess it's supposed to be like that? Fuck that. The only primate I want crawling all over me is Kaitlyn. LOVE YA GIRL.
Outdoor dinner in a faux jungle temple setting of some kind. K has a "weird fear of loss from my last relationship" but she keeps picking skin or something off her lips and that's giving me a weird fear myself. Anyway blah blah blah and it's OFF TO THE FANTASY SUITE with a bathtub full of cherry Jell-O. "It's rose petals," The Wife says. Oh. Farmer is "excited about the potential they have" which hopefully involves full-body antiperspirant because brosef is sweating like a fat man in a sauna.
Day 2. While Kaitlyn walks of shame Farmer is off to meet Baby Voice at the docks. Apparently Baby Voice can't hug anyone without jumping on them and wrapping her legs around them which must be supes awkward at family reunions. They're off for some wine boating and face mashing and Baby Voice spends the whole time explaining why her sister is such a fucking bitch and WHOA girlfriend's got some serious rugburns on those knees. Did she already Fantasy Suite with someone?
Doesn't matter, he's not listening to anything she's saying anyway. Their outdoor dinner is at a slightly nicer resort. Farmer's all worried that BV won't want to live in Abandoned Hellscape, Iowa, but she's all no problem! I'll just quit my job that I've wanted my whole life and move to Depression Junction and squeeze out as many puppies as you want! You're an inspiration for women everywhere, BV. Off to the Fantasy Suite with you.
Day 3 with the Virg. There's some boring walking around rural Bali and they drop in on the village psychic who big surprise tells them they should hit it tonight, so he's not really that good at psychicing. Farmer says "No matter what we do it's gonna be fun" but THAT'S WHERE YOU'RE WRONG, SWEAT LODGE. Their outdoor dinner is the same place as last night. There's a lot of talk. Are all virgins this boring? She's also wearing a dress last seen on an episode of Three's Company. Meanwhile he's sweating like Albert Brooks in Broadcast News. Oh, here comes the Fantasy Suite card. Virg voiceovers "He doesn't know he's going into the Fantasy Suite with a virgin." Doesn't have to come out with one VA VA VOOM!!!! Anyway, off to the FS where she breaks the bad news and he says "GET THE FUCK OUT" no I'm totally shitting you, he says he respects that, which is what you have to say. The shitty thing is now he HAS to keep her or he'll look like a total dick who dumped her just because she's a virgin.
The next day. Farmer stares meaningfully at the ocean, as required. He is confused and this calls for a sit-down with Chris Harrison, who does not seem to suffer from the Bali Flop Sweats like Farmer. They have a long talk about something, I don't know, I kinda zoned out at this part and then looked at my phone for a while.
Day 5? 7? A milllion? Who cares. The Rose Cer is going to be at the Most Sacred Temple in Bali where no touching is allowed so it's perfect for the Virgin. Baby Voice has taken on an odd hue that does not go well with her coral lipstick. Oh, wait, Farmer has to go have a private chat with the Virg but instead of dumping her like a sane and normal person he drags her back out. Of course Baby Voice gets the first rose. Then the Virg, duh, just like I said. You fucked up real bad dude. He escorts Kait to the Crying Boxy Minivan where she actually has her shit together pretty well. Farmer uses his ABC-issued sweatpad to try and blot up some of the rivers of sweat as she pulls away. This is dumb.