The Bachelor recap: In Defense of Juan Pablo?

The Women Tell All special brings back familiar faces -- human and canine -- and Andi, Sharleen, and Renee all give Juan Pablo a "fair" chance
Ep. 10 | Aired Mar 3, 2014

ABOUT LAST NIGHT Andi tells Chris Harrison what exactly happened in the fantasy suite with Juan Pablo.

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But if you thought Clare in the ocean was the bomb waiting to be dropped, Kelly has a surprise for you. Yep, she wants to talk about Juan Pablo's "pervert" comment regarding a gay Bachelor. With a parent who's gay, that comment hurt her, Kelly says. Juan Pablo tries to explain that it was taken out of context and that he would like to explain it to her backstage where they'd have more time, but she's unconvinced that the word "pervert" can be taken out of context. "Tell me that in Spanish," she says.

Do you guys remember drunk Veronica? Because she has something she'd like to say: "As somebody who has only lived in this country for 10 years, and up until the age of 15, didn't speak any English whatsoever, please stop using 'English is my second language' as a cop-out. Pervert is pervert in English and Portuguese, and Spanish and Latin and French." Somebody get Chris a gavel, because he's ready to put a stop to this! It's Juan Pablo's turn to talk.

No, he's not homophobic, he says. "I love gay people. I have no problem with them, because I respect them, because they were born that way." Again, Sharlene is here to back him up. Apparently the couple did talk during their dates, and the subject of equality even came up. "From what I can gather, he's very open-minded, and we all might've said and done things that if you pluck it out, it sounds completely different than if you had it book-ended." So why did I have to watch them kiss for hours on end if they talked about things like equality? We need to talk priorities, Bachelor peeps: Top of the list is shirtlessness. Second: Equality!

Stepping away from the drama, Chris gives us a blooper reel, featuring the breakdown of that cool car-turned-boat that I knew would never work, producers telling Juan Pablo not to refer to his daughter as his "little package," and a montage of him saying, "It's okay," during which Juan Pablo threw a smile Andi's way. And let's not forget the one time Molly peed in the pool. Needless to say, I'm sure she wasn't the first bitch to do so.

Final thoughts: There seem to be more members on Team Nikki than Team Clare. Kelly is "always Team Nikki," as is Sharleen, and when Chris asks Team Clare to raise their hands, she gets only a few. From what I can tell, Team Clare includes Victoria and Cassandra, among others. Andi, Renee, and Kat all kept their hands in their laps. And after one finale promo promising "something we've never seen before," that's a wrap on the Women Tell All!

What are your thoughts? Personally, I was surprised by how defensive Andi, Renee, and Sharleen were. It definitely felt like a house divided: The sour grapes who wanted to get a word in, and the women who actually felt that they knew the man they were talking to. All in all though, passions were running fairly low. Like I said, this was a sane(ish) house. Much less insightful thoughts: I think it's clear that Kat wants to be the next Bachelorette, but it's going to be Andi. Kelly is as great as ever, and it's likely that Juan Pablo and Sharleen are hooking up backstage as we speak. Sound off in the comments!

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