Matt James’ The Bachelor Episode 3 Recap — Sarah’s Exit

by Buzz Street Times

“This is The Bachelor, not The Sarah Show.”

HELLOOOO, Bach Nation! Welcome to your third installment of “Bach in a Bite: The Official Bachelor Recap.”


In case you missed last week’s episode, you can catch up in a jiffy here.

Now, this isn’t meant to be a two-hour affair, so let’s jump right in, shall we?

Last week’s episode ended on a cliffhanger, which involved Sarah fainting during the rose ceremony:


All ended up being OK, but let’s just say that this is an apropos primer for the rest of the episode.

BUT, the show must go on, and Matt James had to eliminate some ladies, and one of those ladies was Marylynn, who, if you remember, Queen Victoria claimed was “toxic” and “a bully.”


The other eliminated ladies included: Sydney, Illeana, Alana, and Kristen.

A fallen petal for each of our fallen lady-suitors.

It’s week three, Bach Nation, and Chris Harrison announced that there would be three dates: two group dates and a one-on-one date. The first group date involved the ladies writing ~erotic fantasies~ about Matt James — which *I* was living for — but one lady in particular was uncomf, and that girl was Sarah:


The ladies not on the date served as the live studio audience for the reading of these saucy novellas.

During the group cocktail hour, Sarah — who was not invited on the date — interrupted Dildo Katie’s time with Matt James to discuss her insecurities:


I understand…but I also don’t.

Needless to say, the ladies did NOT appreciate their time and vibe being taken away:


Apparently, Matt James gave out a date night rose, but I couldn’t tell you to who.

The next day, Matt James came to take Serena P. on their one-on-one, but he noticed that Sarah was not downstairs with the ladies, so he went to chat with her:


Now, I understand the sentiment, but I do think it’s a TAD bit disrespectful to Serena P. to start your date comforting another woman. But also, she’s going through a lot and has a lot weighing on her, so I’m torn!

Serena P. had her date — which involved donkeys — while the ladies back home were airing their grievances about Sarah. A conversation was attempted, but emotions were running high and it ended with Sarah returning to her bedroom:


I hate to say it, but Queen Victoria had some zingers.

Katie went to comfort Sarah and they ended up having a very emotional heart-to-heart about their fathers:


Sarah’s father has ALS and Katie lost her father back in 2012.

This convo seemed to change Katie’s tune, but not many of the other ladies:

In the end, Sarah made the decision to self-eliminate because of how the women were treating her in the house* and her family situation back home:

It’s clear to me that Sarah was not in the emotional headspace to be on this journey with Matt James/on The Bachelor

…HOWEVER, I will point out that I wasn’t a huge fan of how she went about leaving. I felt that when Sarah was talking to Matt, she blamed her treatment in the house and her insecurity in their relationship, but when Sarah was talking to Katie and the ladies, she said she wanted to be with her family*:

Regardless, a LOT of discourse has been had on Twitter about Sarah’s self-elimination. Some people agreed that the ladies treated Sarah unfairly:

Other people on Twitter questioned Sarah’s authenticity, since she’s only known Matt James for a few days:

I’ve had water bottles in my room longer than Sarah has known Matt.. why has this girl cried like 6 times already #TheBachelor

Twitter: @acceptedrose

ESPECIALLY since it seems like she said one thing to Katie and another thing to Matt James:

why did sarah tell katie that she’s not leaving bc she was bullied but is now telling him that the women attacked her #TheBachelor #TheBachelorABC

But, most of all, Bach Nation rallied behind Katie, and she officially moved to the front of the pack as the fan fave:

When you can be a supportive friend, while also showing up the first night with a dildo…A VERSATILE QUEEN #TheBachelor

Twitter: @allaboutthebach

Overall, I think Katie herself said it best!

Dear #BachelorNation – You do not get to praise me for my kindness and then turn around and attack the girls on the show! We are all on a journey of discovery and growth. Think twice before sliding into a DM with hate and malice. #TheBachelor

And that’s what you missed on Bach! Tune in next week — and the rest of the season — for the roses, the thorns, and everything in between!

*Sarah leaves*

The ladies: ugh, finally we can move on and get our time with Matt!

#TheBachelor producers adding 5 new women:

Twitter: @IKFountas9

Which apparently includes five new lady-suitors…

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