We’ve made it all the way to Chaing Mai, Thailand, rose lovers, and Becca has some breaking news:
Ouch, thanks for playing, Jason! At least you got a free trip to Thailand out of this ordeal. As for the lucky two men Becca does love? Everything with Blake is “effortless,” but she’s worried about whether Garrett “can challenge me and push me” and “last for a lifetime.” Only one thing can help Becca calm these fears: A trip to the Fantasy Suite!
The first date of the week goes to Blake, and it begins the way all of Becca’s one-on-ones have started this season.
Oh, a little rocky on the approach, but she pulled through at the end. I’ll give this Leg Wrap a score of 7.9. “I missed you so frickin’ much!” yelps Becca. “It’s been way too long.” The Bachelorette informs Blake that during their hike through the ancient temple grounds, they won’t be allowed to kiss or touch each other, so they smooch a few hundred more times before beginning their trek. That said, I’m pretty sure they’re still holding hands once they cross the sacred threshold, so…
Anyhow, Becca and Blake have an “old and cultural” time meeting with two Buddhist monks, who tell them about how important honesty, acceptance, patience, and giving are in a relationship. “I definitely missed honesty in my last relationship,” says Becca — and somewhere, a racecar driver-turned-realtor named Arie felt his ears burn.
That night, Becca dons a modified Marilyn Monroe-style dress for dinner at the hotel with Blake. Once again, the guy is deep into a self-made hate hole: “Is she kissing and is she hugging and is she blushing the way she is with me with the other guys?” Oh Blakey, of course she is. Do you really need her to say it out loud? Apparently.
Obviously, Becca can’t give Blake the answer he really wants, so she gently tries to reassure him that she felt the same way when Arie was choosing between her and Lauren, and yeah, it’s no fun to be so “in your head” about things. “You have been the most solid and the most consistent, to the point that I feel like it’s too good to be true sometimes,” continues Becca. “I was so afraid that something was going to come to f— it up.” Blake insists that won’t happen — and now Becca’s the one getting nervous. “Oh my God, knock on wood! I’m so superstitious!”
It’s all a little awkward, which makes sense, though Becca doesn’t seem at all fazed when Blake says he’s always been “the kind of guy who looks for a reason to stay, not for a reason to go.” Even though that sounds red-flaggy to me — like, he’s prone to staying in relationships that aren’t working — Becca says the sentiment “means everything” to her, because she’s used to guys who leave. Plus, she probably just wants to get to the Fantasy Suite — and clearly, so does Blake.
Cut to: Becca cuddling in bed with Blake the next morning, sporting a black silk robe and a full face of makeup.
For the sake of her pores, I sincerely hope this lewk is courtesy of an early-morning visit from The Bachelorette glam squad. All righty, Blake — please release Becca from your clutches, because she’s got two other dudes to test drive. Oh no, don’t cry buddy — I’m sorry I was flippant.
Do you think Becca gets at least a day to detox between overnight dates? I sure hope so. (Next: Jason experiences future shock)