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5 Times Season 22 of ‘The Bachelor’ Was Already Too Extra

You guys, season 22 of The Bachelor has been no joke. In just two episodes we’ve already seen two one-on-ones, met Arie’s parents, viewed a plethora of baby photos, and even watched a girl get hysterical on national television because a demolition derby group date triggered her to a traumatic childhood bumper car experience. More of this, please and thank you. 

Though Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his 29 women have been entertaining AF, even the most extreme messes among us have to admit that some of the moments from tonight’s episode were too unbelievable. Get ready to feel some scorching secondhand embarrassment, and let’s recap the situations that had us choking. 

1. The fact that Arie gifted Becca with a full set of Neil Lane jewelry on their first date

He even put the earrings IN HER EARS for her. And let Rachel Zoe style her. Like, just propose to the girl already.  

2. When Arie took Krystal to meet his entire family

I would have tapped out so fast. 

3. Annaliese trying to play off that she has bumper car trauma, & that’s why she can’t even on this date right now

This girl literally was bawling as she recounted a childhood bumper car story that left her scarred for life––except that nothing bad happened to her. She felt trauma just because. 

4. The multiple makeout sessions between Bekah and Arie that had us dry heaving

Bekah is 22 and Arie is 36, so basically their hot and heavy kissing is making everyone uncomfy. 

5. Bibiana & Krystal giving us mid-season drama, but on week two

“When you learn to speak to me like a normal human being and not a fake tone, I can actually respect you and listen to you,” Bibiana spits at Krystal as I inhale sharply.  

Well, that’s two weeks down, but there many more evenings of pillow lips and unearthed childhood trauma to come. Follow our Bachelor updates here, and we’ll see you next week. 

Header image: Arie Luyendyk / Instagram

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.