The Bachelor Week 2: Nicknames, Wedding ceremony Disgrace, and Enjoying Video games

There’s an episode of How I Met Your Mom that’s typically cited as one in all Ted Mosby’s extra romantic moments (and that is saying one thing as a result of the man actually stole a blue french horn for a lady on a primary date throughout which he went on to inform her he cherished her…okay, perhaps creepy and romantic overlap with Ted Mosby). The episode in query is known as “Drumroll, Please”, and (spoilers) it facilities on the meet-cute of Ted and Victoria, the gorgeous brown-haired lady with the alluring smile Ted meets at a marriage and goes on to have essentially the most flirtatious, hopelessly romantic, almost-a-little-too-perfect night time with. The one caveat to the perfection? Victoria makes Ted promise initially of the night to not pursue her as soon as the night time ends: no numbers, no goodbyes, no tomorrow.

Okay, so what does this need to do with The Bachelor? Nicely, to be completely sincere, there are 22 contestants on the present proper now. Which means 22 names to recollect and hey, names are onerous, so yeah I give the women on The Bachelor nicknames, as a result of that’s actually the one means within the early episodes of the season to recollect the contestants properly sufficient to have the ability to talk about them with your entire pals. Or your mother…No disgrace.

Naturally, Liz, drama queen of final night time’s episode and former fling of Nick at a marriage 9 months in the past, was nicknamed Victoria. I imply come on, it matches up too completely! Liz met Nick Viall, the present bachelor and eye-candy of our hearts, at a marriage the place they’d a magical (and fantasy suite worthy) night time collectively. On the finish of the night time, or extra precisely the subsequent morning (hey, hey, no judgement Liz! All of us noticed Nick’s abs final night time when he was in that little leafy speedo in the course of the group date wedding ceremony photoshoot), Nick requested for Liz’s quantity, she stated no, and the remaining, as they are saying, was (a scarcity of) historical past.

Flash ahead to final night time’s episode, the place all the things got here to a dramatic conclusion between Nick and Liz, in the course of the second group date of the week to the Museum of Damaged
Relationships. Throughout the date, Nick and the women, Liz included, attended a symposium the place random {couples} broke up with one another in entrance of an viewers. Clearly, Nick had all the women break up with him in the course of the occasion, as a result of what says “I wanna date you” higher than forcing somebody you have solely been on one date with to interrupt up with you?! Issues acquired really bizarre although when Liz’s break up with Nick, in entrance of all the opposite contestants on the group date, consisted of Liz recounting precisely what had occurred 9 months earlier on the wedding ceremony throughout which they’d met. Liz’s weird speech to Nick ended along with her saying, “I hope that while you discover the lady that you’re prepared to combat for, that you’ll combat for her in a means that I want you’d’ve fought for me, and in the way in which that each lady needs she could be fought for.” The entire “break up” was so odd and so…actual that on the finish of Liz’s speech, even Nick himself wasn’t positive if the 2 of them have been nonetheless relationship or not. The reply on the finish of the night time for Liz was sadly no, they weren’t nonetheless relationship, as a result of actually her speech was loopy and clearly made Nick really feel very uncomfortable and possibly somewhat ambushed as properly.

Nevertheless, though Liz’s means of confronting Nick was clearly the fallacious strategy, I could not assist however really feel for her as I watched the disastrous departure unfold. The reality is, I feel all of us yearn for a romantic second just like the one the place Ted Mosby ignores the promise he made to Victoria and as a substitute tracks her down, operating into the bakery the place she works and kissing her after she says, “Oh thank God.” All of us need to discover somebody who reads our thoughts and instinctually is aware of that once we say “I want house” is aware of to remain and combat for us as a substitute. However in actuality, what number of instances have most of us, like Liz did 9 months in the past, pushed somebody away fairly than fought for what we have been too afraid of or not fairly sure about? Have not all of us wasted time operating away from somebody we should always have fought for as a result of “the timing wasn’t proper” or “issues might go fallacious” or we “did not need to get harm”? Come one, would not life be a lot simpler if, as a substitute of simply hoping a man or lady can learn your thoughts and acknowledge while you’re simply being dramatic or taking part in video games, you simply caught round as a substitute of losing your time operating away?

Nicely, Liz realized the lesson too late when it got here to Nick, and so he despatched her residence. However I can not assist pondering that if she had simply given Nick her quantity all these months in the past, if she had been sincere and truly tried to speak in confidence to him and pursue the connection, perhaps Nick would not be The Bachelor proper now. Sure, perhaps they weren’t suitable and it was actually only one night time of enjoyable, but when there’s something to be realized from final night time’s wedding-centric, drama of an episode, aside from the truth that if you’d like the rose on the group date, it is best to take off your bikini prime and let Nick maintain your boobs “Janet Jackson” model (jk Corinne that was loopy), it is that if you’d like somebody, that you must do one thing to maintain them in your lives proper now, not 9 months from now. If you wish to be with somebody, give them your quantity, make time to speak to them, or bounce in a automotive and drive to them to point out you care, as a result of because the smart Ted Mosby as soon as stated, “while you discover somebody you need to maintain round, you do one thing about it.”

So this is hoping that Nick does heed the one nugget of sane recommendation Liz gave throughout her in any other case loopy speech: “I hope that while you discover the lady that you’re prepared to combat for, that you’ll combat for her.” Better of luck with all of the preventing this season, Nick!

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