Bachelor 4.3: Episode 12- Let’s Go Swimming

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If you need a refresher, or if this is your first visit, head back to episode 1..

Only four participants remain. Will Dalton fall in love with one of them?

Erica makes Dalton feel at ease. He can easily see her in his friend circle….gardening, hiking, or hanging out by the campfire. But is there the potential for romance?

With Karissa, Dalton felt an immediate spark. Karissa received both the first impression save in round one, and the first kiss. But are they connecting on a deeper level?

Sabrina seems to have the full package. Dalton finds her attractive and they get along. But do they have enough common interests?

And then there is Penelope. After her many failed romantic attempts, why is she still around? Dalton appreciates her effort and values someone who is willing to work hard at a relationship.

Which of them is right for Dalton? Are any of them?

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In this episode, Round 4 starts off with a trip to the bluffs for a day of swimming.

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Erica was quick to turn the conversation flirty.

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And was the first to have some alone time with Dalton.

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Penelope joined the conversation as they discussed how they get ready for a date.

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And what sort of restaurants they like to eat at when going out.

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Obviously, Dalton would prefer to go somewhere that has grilled cheese available, in case of rain.

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Penelope’s restaurant priorities involve desserts.

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Karissa was feeling pretty bummed for much of the day.

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Karissa: It’s hard. I hate having to share you with a bunch of other people. I’m not really interested in talking to them.

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Sabrina: Hey, want to hear a joke about dinosaurs? One dinosaur asks another dinosaur ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’

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Sabrina got snuggled up to Dalton, while a depressed Karissa took a nap on the rocks.

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Karissa was a bit upset she had to share Dalton on this date, and she wasn’t happy with the other girls.

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Penelope also found some alone time with Dalton.

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Dalton joined Karissa on the bench to try to cheer her up. It didn’t seem to help much.

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That evening, Erica went out to water the flowers.

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While Penelope played the piano.

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Sabrina did a bit of cooking.

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And Karissa ate some more food.

Bachelor 4.3: Episode 11- And then there were four…

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And welcome back to The Bachelor! In this episode, we have our round three eliminations. We started out with 7 contestants…in Round 1 we said goodbye to Ansuya. In Round 2, we said farewell to Raven. Who will be next?

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Everyone has arrived in the garden, awaiting Dalton’s decision.

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I just want you all to know that it has been amazing getting to know all of you. You are all thoughtful, kind, attractive ladies and I’m a lucky guy.

And the first participant moving on to round 4 is….

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Dalton: Sabrina, I think we continue to connect on a very real level. Our relationship has a lot of potential, and I hope you’ll join me in this next round.

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Dalton: Karissa, it is very obvious that there is chemistry between us. I hope our relationship can continue to grow deeper as well.

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And the third participant…

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Dalton: Erica…

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Erica: Sorry about the plate. I was *really* hungry.

Dalton: :::laughs::: It’s fine. Erica…well, you make me laugh, and I feel like we could easily be best friends. I hope you join me for the next round so we can see if there is a spark between us.

And finally…

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Dalton: Penelope, I feel like we need more time. Our wavelengths don’t seem to be in sync, but I find that intriguing. Will you give us one more shot?

That means the person going home is…

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Sorry, Sabrina. You seemed shocked by this! Sadly, Dalton isn’t the prince you are looking for. Perhaps next season?

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Some of the potential partners decided to snag a few extra minutes with the Bachelor after the ceremony.

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Dalton practiced more of his guitar playing while Karissa and Erica made up lyrics about the pain of having to move furniture in order to properly vacuum.

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Dalton: Speaking of furniture…

Erica: I know! We need a basketball hoop.

Dalton: Not what I was going to say… 

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Erica and Dalton exchanged some flirtations.

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Sabrina and Dalton watched the Simolympics while eating burgers for dinner.

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 10-Weenie Roast

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It’s time for another episode of the Bachelor. In this episode, we’ll see the round three party.

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Vivian Lewis was hired as the grillmaster. This is the second event she’s been hired for, and she has under performed at both. She didn’t even touch the grill!

Dalton is wondering if just hot dogs are sufficient for dinner, or if they should be roasting veggies instead.

Sabrina is wondering what a weenie roast has to do with finding her one true love.

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Dalton made up an adventure story to tell to the group about Pirates. Karissa and Simone seem to be the only ones who are interested.

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Sabrina makes sure to get in some flirting before the party is over.

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Later, while chatting around the campfire. Sabrina brings up one of Dalton’s favorite topics…sports.

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Sabrina and Simone discuss tomorrow’s eliminations. Who will be sent home? Surely it cannot be one of them.

Who do you think will be sent home in the next round?

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 9-First Kiss

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Welcome back to the Bachelor! Last episode, Erica won our round 3 group activity and earned some one-on-one time with Dalton. In this episode, Dalton will choose one participant to join him on a date.

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Dalton chose Karissa for his third one-on-one. We know there is chemistry between them, but is there the potential for more?

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Dalton: Are you into music? I play a bit of guitar.

Karissa: I’m into the band Larry and the Llamas.

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Dalton: I’m into all kinds of sports, even boxing.

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Dalton: Have you traveled a lot?

Karissa is thinking ‘say something romantic’.

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Dalton: You know, I find you extremely attractive.

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He always needs to use the rest room at the most inconvenient times.

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After their conversation, they spent some time on the dance floor.

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We also had the first kiss of this series!

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When they returned to the farm house, Dalton was feeling both romantic and inspired. He went up to the attic to do some painting. I think he is working on a recreation of the scene from Lady and the Tramp…he is not a painter.

 

BACHELOR 4.3: EPISODE 8- The Garden Grows

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Welcome back to the start of the third round of the Bachelor! Dalton, the handsome do-good-er who only eats Grilled Cheese when it’s raining and prefers cupcakes over sports cars is searching for his soulmate!

In round 1, we said goodbye to Ansuya. In round 2, we said farewell to Raven. Who will leave this round?

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As we’ve mentioned before, Dalton loves the great outdoors. He likes camping, hiking, fishing and gardening. He’d prefer a partner who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty once and awhile.

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As such, today’s challenge was a gardening activity! The participants planted seedlings in the yard of the farm house. The participant who enjoyed themselves the most would win some alone time with Dalton. Karissa was the first to dig in.

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Simone and Penelope each did their share, but Sabrina preferred to observe and drink a cocktail.

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As you might have guessed, Erica left everyone in the dust (or potting soil!) when it came to this activity. Not only did she enthusiastically work her own plot, she assisted others, and discussed gardening with anyone who was interested. By the evening, many contestants were exhausted, but she was invigorated.

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Dalton: I think this series of the Bachelor has been pretty drama-free so far. I was warned their could be some issues. Have you noticed anything?

Erica: Not really. I think everyone gets along pretty well. 

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Erica: So, I heard you are a huge fan of cupcakes?

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Dalton: Your eyes are like swirling cups of coffee and your skin is the vanilla foam on top of coffee.

Erica: Are you new at this whole flirting thing?

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Erica: Tell me something about yourself.

Dalton: I don’t like bugs.

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While Dalton was reminiscing about his days in highschool, Erica attempted to pull the same move Penelope tried last night.

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Dalton didn’t fall for it, but he didn’t get too upset either. He just politely extricated himself, and went to use the restroom.

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Who gets up at 8 am and craves Mac n’ Cheese for breakfast? That guy!

Who will get the 1 on 1 date this round? Find out in our next episode!

 

Bachelor 4.3: Episode 7- Penelope Steps It Up

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Welcome to the next episode of the Bachelor! Last time, Raven was our second romantic interest to leave the show. Our first was Ansuya.

Before the next group activity, someone decides to take matters into their own hands…

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Penelope crept into Dalton’s room to get some extra one-on-one time. Dalton appreciated the effort, so he invited her to sit on his sofa.

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She didn’t waste anytime moving closer to the Dalton. He didn’t seem to mind this time.

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Since he was responding so well to her flirtations, Penelope tried to take things a little bit further…

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We’ve all seen that move before.

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Nope…Dalton likes to take things slow and warm up to the romance.

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Despite the awkwardness, they continued with their conversation for a little bit longer.

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Penelope recovered from the situation by keeping the conversation non-romantic.

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They discussed cars and cupcakes, and eating cupcakes while in cars.

Is Dalton just playing hard to get? Does Penelope like a challenge? Or is there just no chemistry? Perhaps we’ll find out in the next episode!

Bachelor 4.3: Episode 6- And then there were 5…

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Welcome to the next episode of the Bachelor! Tonight we will say goodbye to one more contestant!02-22-16_1-18-07 PM

Dalton microwaved a pastry for breakfast the morning of ceremony day.

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Later in the day, everyone gathered in the ceremony garden for the second elimination. Everyone seemed worried, except for Sabrina.

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Her confidence was not unfounded, Sabrina’s name was the first to be called.

Dalton: Sabrina, I think we have similar values in life. You are not only beautiful, but you have a beautiful soul too. Will you please accept this invitation to move on to round three?

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Dalton: From the moment I met you, Karissa, I felt the connection. I think we have a lot of chemistry that is worth exploring. Will you please accept this invitation to the next round?

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As Karissa joins Sabrina, we all wonder who the third choice will be…

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Dalton: Penelope, will you join this next round? I feel like I haven’t really gotten to know you yet, but I find you intriguing and would like to get to know you.

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Raven obviously feels that she deserved a higher place than Penelope.

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Only two more contestants will move on to the next round…

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Dalton: Simone, I find you attractive and I think their is potential here. Will you please join me in the next round?

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Dalton: And my final choice is Erica. I feel like we have lot of similar interests and like we could have a great time together.

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I’m sure Raven is disappointed, but we sincerely hope to see her in the next season!

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And these are our round 3 participants!