Last night was another huge episode of The Bachelor so let’s debrief.
While Leah’s exit had brought some calm to the mansion, there was still resentment from Michelle, Sharlene and Jen, who were upset they had not yet been on a single date but Elora received a second.
Matty treated Elora to a picnic and swimming session at Glenbrook Creek in the Blue Mountains. The chemistry between the pair was obvious and in a candlelit garden hideaway, Elora received her first kiss and a rose from the Bachelor.
For the group date, Matty brought the 12 remaining Bachelorettes to the Blue Mountains to compete in the inaugural “The Bachelor Bush Race of 2017”. Made up of various stations to test the girl’s compatibility with Matty, Florence successfully cheated her way into some highly-coveted one-on-one time with the Bachelor. Rigging first place proved a smart move for Florence, who walked away with a kiss and rose.
Tensions were high at the cocktail party, with the Bachelorettes upset over Elora’s extended time with Matty and Sharlene feeling she was invisible to Matty.
Confronting Matty on where she stood with him, Sharlene’s worst fears were realised when he confirmed he could not see a romance blossoming between them. Sharlene then decided to leave the mansion.
On her departure she said There are so many things that don’t match up with Matty’s life and mine. This was the right thing to happen.”
Later at the rose ceremony Stephanie and Alix, , did not receive a rose. On her departure, Stephanie said: “I feel like I put myself out there and if it wasn’t reciprocated, that’s fine.”
Alix had hoped her single date last night with Matty had been enough to establish a connection. On leaving the mansion, she said: “I’m pretty shocked. I didn’t think I would go this early on, so it just sucks.”