The Bachelorette Clare Crawley debuts tonight!

Once upon a time I blogged about The Bachelor/ette franchise. I liked all my posts, and even loved some of them, like this one confessing this show is my guilty pleasure. It’s been less pleasure and more annoying as the seasons have gone on, mostly because of the maniacal producers setting up the drama. In fact, that’s why I boycotted last season. But alas, Clare Crawley is the star of the season making its debut tonight.

I have liked Clare Crawley from her first appearance on the Bachelor, back when Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo was the one searching for love. Then I fell in love with her as she delivered a total rejection of Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo. She was the one of the last two contestants Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo was to choose from and he chose the other woman. As he feigned heartbreak over the decision, she unleashed havock upon his soul. Take a look, it was pretty amazing.

So yeah, I’m a fan. To be totally honest, I was a fan of Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo, too, until we all got to know him. He had appeared on the Bachelorette and came off as being very likable, probably because he barely talked. Once he became the Bachelor…

As I mentioned earlier, I have actually given up on entire seasons of the Bachelor/ette because of the fakeness orchestrated by producers, but I’ll watch tonight as Clare welcomes a million guys to the mansion hoping to right what Juan “esss okkkk” Pablo did wrong. Plus, it’ll be interesting as the season goes on (if I’m still watching) how they handle the mask/covid situation.

If you’re watching tonight, what are you most looking forward to? What are you least looking forward to?

-Out of the Wilderness

Did The Bachelor jump the shark?

Just a quick Twitter check and I immediately realized I wasn’t the only one ticked off about the path the producers of this show decided to take in last night’s episode featuring a date with Peter and Victoria F. The lengths they’ll go through for drama/ratings/making a woman cry are limitless.

So to quickly recap: Peter and the women were whisked off to Paris Thailand Cleveland… which, when announced that this was their destination, drew silence from the women as if it were a joke. No, no, ladies the joke is still yet to come. Why Cleveland? Well, country star Chase Rice is performing there and producers have a little dirt on ol’ Victoria F. She dated Chris and now the setup has begun.

Peter “randomly” picked Victoria F. for a one-on-one date that ended with them attending a concert. Who was performing? Chase Rice, of course! Awkwardness ensued when Victoria F. felt terrible that they had to attend the concert of an ex-boyfriend.

Water under the bridge is how it should’ve been handled by Peter and Victoria because Heaven forbid it that Victoria has dated someone before Peter. Heck, only 2 episodes ago Peter’s ex- was sitting in his lap. So let by-gone’s be by-gone’s, right? Victoria’s tears were so unnecessary.

The issue here is the producers evil orchestrating of these events. Reports also say that Chase Rice wasn’t too happy about what happened either. Do they really want true love to be found on this show? Or do they just want ratings? Let’s break down all the things that had to be orchestrated in this “reality” show episode.


Finding out Victoria F. dating Chase Rice…

Chase Rice performing in Ohio…

Chase performance coinciding with the filming window of this season of The Bach…

bring the entire cast to Cleveland as an “fun” destination…

ensure Peter asks Victoria F. for this one-on-one date…

don’t let either of them know what’s about to happen…


I know most of us already consider this show to only loosely be categorized as “reality TV” but this was way past the line. To make this Chase/Victoria drama a reality, look at everything that had to be pieced together. The chances of Peter asking Victoria F. for the one-on-one in this exact moment were so low, I have a strong feeling he was “encouraged” to pick her for this date. I mean, what if he had picked one of the other women? So much drama would’ve never happened.

That’s why I think the producers orchestrated everything to happen the way it did. To put Victoria through this stress, to embarrass Peter and Victoria (and Chase!) that way, it shows they don’t really care about anyone finding love… and it’s not like the show has a track record of success in that regard, anyway.

I won’t even get into the part about Alayah making a comeback after being eliminated last week. Rules? What rules? If you don’t get a rose, it doesn’t matter. Just come back and we’ll see what we can do for you, mmmmk?

Last night’s episode of The Bachelor might be the last I ever watch. In fact, I didn’t even watch the whole episode, I was too turned off by it all. Instead, I turned on the Amazon original movie, Troop Zero, and what a treat that was! I’ll have a review posted soon but if you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and watch it.

-Out of the Wilderness

A white woman has a 61% chance of winning The Bachelor

Episode 3 included a lot of drama and because of that, instead of 3 women, 4 women were sent home… for now. (spoiler alert! Alayah returns next week!)

At the conclusion of this episode, there are 8 white women still there, 4 black women, and 1 Asian. Here are the stats!

White – 8 (down 2 from last week)

Black – 4 (down 1 from last week)

Asian – 1 (down 1 from last week)

Chance of winning…

A black woman: 30.8% (up 1.5% since episode 2)

An Asian woman: 7.7% (down 4% since episode 2)

A white woman: 61.5% (up 3% since episode 2)

Among the white women there are 3 blondes, 4 brunettes, and still Lexie as the lone redhead. As a ginger, she has a 7.7% chance of winning it all. A brunette has a 31% of winning, and a blonde has a 23% chance of winning.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

 

A redhead has a 6% of winning The Bachelor

Episode 2 is in the books and is it just me or did the Hannah B. thing come across as a setup? She and Peter acted like they were in such a tough spot after reconnecting in episode 1. Is Hannah B. back in his life? Should she join the other women as a contestant? Oh, the drama. Then in a matter of seconds, as if cued by a producer, Peter decides he can’t do this and Hannah’s out the door with a hug and a smile. I’m so skeptical about the genuineness of this part of the show. Anyway, Peter meets up with the women from the group date he was still currently on and they skip right to the “after party.”

Later the rose ceremony happens so here are the updated stats for the women still remaining after episode 2.

There are 5 black women, 2 Asian women, and 10 white women.

Chances of winning…

A black woman: 29.4% (up 2% since episode 1)

An Asian woman: 11.8% (up 2.5% since episode 1)

A white woman: 58.8% (down 5% since episode 1)

Among the 10 white women, there are 4 brunettes (2 less than last week), 5 blondes (2 less than last week), and 1 redhead (go Lexie!).

-Out of the Wilderness

Bachelor Peter the Pilot has a 4.5% chance of marrying someone his age

I’ve totally gone down the rabbit hole of numbers and ages and statistics and chances any particular bachelorette have of winning this season of The Bachelor. Peter the Pilot has already narrowed it down to 22 women (the season opened with 30 women at the mansion). Here’s what I’ve found working for or against the women so far…

Peter is 28 years old. Episode 1, there were 27 women younger than him. Two were his same age, and there’s 1 woman older than him (she’s 31).

Ages and chance of winning before episode 1 (30 women)…

20-25: 15 (50% chance of winning)

26-30: 14 (46.6% chance of winning)

30s: 1 (3.3% chance of winning)

20-27 (younger than Peter) : 27 (90% chance of winning)

28 (same age) : 2 (6.6% chance)

29-30s (older than Peter) : 1 (3.3% chance)


Ages and chance of winning before episode 2 (22 women)…

20-25: 12 (54.5% chance)

26-30: 9 (41% chance)

30s: 1 (4.5% chance)

20-27 (younger than Peter) : 20 (90.9% chance of winning, up nearly 1% since ep 1)

28 (same age) : 1 (4.5% chance of winning, down just over 2% since ep 1)

29-30s (older than Peter) : 1 (4.5% chance of winning, up 1.2% since ep 1)

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any guesses who might get the final rose, and how old she is, chime in with a comment below.

-Out of the Wilderness