The next date took a group of ladies out for a friendly farming competition or "Hoe Down" as Jimmy called it. The competition involved shucking corn, retrieving an egg from a chicken coupe and frying it, milking goats (then drinking the milk), filling and hauling wheel barrels full of manure, and finally wrangling a pig. Jillian was all about this because she is super competitive. In fact, in preparation for the date she and her censor bar did a vigorous workout. Her best moment was when she leaped over the fence in her child size short shorts (censor bar included) to get to the pigs. But Carly won the competition and had the best easy going yet competitive attitude of the group. As a reward, she and Chris got some alone time (sort of because Jimmy was there too) and they took pictures dressed as American Gothic while all the other girls watched.
On the evening portion of the date, Carly stood out again when she took the bold step of asking for the first alone time of the evening and went in for a kiss! But it was Becca who stood out to Chris and won the date rose. Her one-on-one time with Chris was really sweet and they have great chemistry but what truly made Becca stand out is that she didn't kiss Chris (even though he wanted to kiss her). Sometimes on the show girls use this ploy to stand out and eventually revoke the rule (usually in the same episode) because they just can't help themselves. But Becca was more real about it saying that she doesn't want to kiss him just because she can and wants to wait until it's the right moment. Let's hope she sticks to that and the "right" moment doesn't pop up at a cocktail party where she's feeling vulnerable and thinks the kiss will save her.
There is a whole lot of kissing going on this season, but as both Chris and some of the ladies (we heard Amber and Ashley S. discuss it on the group date) have said, he's looking for his wife and you've got to kiss a lot of frogs I guess. I'm not too concerned with Chris kissing all the women, I just wish he would be a little more discreet about it. This came back to bite him a little bit when super mature Mackenzie took him aside on the date and asked him why he was kissing everyone and making her feel less special. She's super weird and I don't think she can control her face very well.
|Stealthy camera work for the wedding crashers.|
Side bar: Is "shoot the shit" an Iowa thing? Because it seemed like Whitney didn't know the saying and I understood it perfectly (and often use it in my day to day conversations).
1. Juelia pulled Chris aside to tell him about her husband who had committed suicide. That was super super intense and I felt bad for both of them.
2. Jade was smart and asked for a tour of Chris' house and got some decent one-on-one time with him. She is really cute and very sweet.
3. Jillian saw them go over and decided to wait for them outside in the hot tub to entice Chris in to some alone time. Which she eventually got but it was super weird while she waited the whole time they were inside.
4. Ashley I. is a huge cry baby. She's obviously very immature and is now my least favorite. She's the worst and just needs to get over herself.
So, the biggest surprises of the rose ceremony were Nikki and Samantha who we've barely seen yet, and Ashely I. and Mackenzie who are clearly too immature to marry Chris, they all got roses.
Britt - still in there but I'm thinking she's not as much of a front runner as we originally thought. Also, she is too pretty for small town Iowa (again I'm an Iowan so it's okay if I say this).
Kaitlyn & Whitney who got one-on-ones this week, Chris is clearly in to both of these women.
Jade & Becca who both stood out in group situations.
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Finally, let's go back to the title of the post and address the "Amazing" jar, it was super funny that they played a little ding when people said "Amazing" and the jar was filling up pretty fast, I wish they would have given us an "Amazing" tally at the end of the episode but maybe they'll continue throughout the season and we'll get a count later? That would be pretty great! Also, I just want to note how great Jimmy Kimmel was, he should make regular appearances!