The Bachelorette BFF Recap: Season 12 Episode 2

The Bachelorette BFF Recap: Season 12 Episode 2 | hawk + pearl

BREAKING NEWS! Before diving into this week’s episode recap, we’d like to take a moment to say that we have received exclusive commentary from Chad Johnson — yes, you read that right. THE Chad Johnson… ABC’s The Bachelorette Season 12 contestant Chad Johnson… The violent, hell-raising, incredibly handsome Chad Johnson who Shelby is obsessed with Chad Johnson (see last week’s recap here).


No, we’re not kidding.


See below for Chad’s statement to hawk + pearl:

Chad Johnson Instagram ABC The Bachelorette BFF Recap hawk + pearl

There we have it, everyone. This is as exclusive as exclusive gets. And as if this Instagram comment wasn’t enough, he even wrote to us on Twitter as well:
Chad Johnson Twitter ABC The Bachelorette BFF Recap hawk + pearl

Okay, so he didn’t actually say anything this time around, but he DID favorite Shelby’s tweet. That’s gotta count for something.

Thank you, Chad, for your special contribution to this week’s The Bachelorette recap. We love you.


Now back to business…


Hello, and thanks for tuning back in for the second week of hawk + pearl’s The Bachelorette BFF Recap! SO much has happened on tonight’s episode, so let’s not waste any more time and get right into it:


We start off with a note from JoJo reading “Let’s heat things up!” followed by a limo bursting into flames. Lo and behold, she walks out in a tiny shirt and fights the fire… Doesn’t get much cheesier than that.

We thought JoJo would send Wells home because he borderline died during the firefighting challenge, but she wound up giving him a rose (PS: she likes him better with a beanie on, and we couldn’t agree more). James Taylor not only earned the first group date rose with that love note, but he also made hopeless romantics shed tears all across America.

Wanna talk about #relationshipgoals? Find a man who smiles at you like Evan smiles over nothing — but wait, can we talk about the fact that he has kids? WHAT?! All the more reason to send him home… kidding (not kidding).

And where did Derek come from? We LOVE him! What a sweet and down-to-earth guy with such beautiful eyes. We also liked the concept of this first one-on-one date and how the couple was able to make several decisions to determine which road they would take. #CHOICES

Overall, this episode was full of drama… and Chad.

Who went home?  Will, James S., and Brandon.


Overall thoughts

Shelby: This quickly became The Chad Show, and I’m not complaining. I initially liked Chad because of his looks, but this was the first time I have ever seen someone so honest on the show. I might be biased because we are best friends and all now, but I completely agree with him (so far). They DON’T know JoJo yet, but continue to express how much they like her. Maybe Chad is more than a MeatHead2TheMax. After all, he did say he is here for “L – U – V.”

Morgan: Although JoJo is becoming the female Ben by kissing everyone on the show, I gained respect for her after she cried from James Taylor’s note… But holy sparkles with that black dress she wore on the one-on-one with Derek. Speaking of Derek, SO SWEET. Alex = HOT BUT SHORT. James S. = HOT AND SAD HE WENT HOME. James Taylor = SINGS TOO MUCH. Can’t wait to watch the drama unfold next week.



Shelby: Next week, JoJo will send home Evan, Daniel, and Vinny.

Morgan: More drama. More hating on Chad. 


And that’s it for The Bachelorette BFF Recap: Episode 2! We hope you enjoyed our post and our exclusive interview with Chad Johnson. Since there are TWO episodes next week, be sure to tune in for double recaps, thoughts, and predictions from yours truly, Shelby and Morgan.. We’ll see you then!
Have a good night, ladies and gents, and as Evan always says, “God bless America!”


Related Post: The Bachelorette BFF Recap: Season 12 Episode 1


What did you think of tonight’s episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, follow us on Twitter: Morgan @MorganMandriota & Shelby @shelbycont!

Dog lover. Bachelor/ette superfan. Makeup&Beauty obsessed. Coldplay devotee. English & Special Education teacher. Follow Shelby on Twitter and Instagram @shelbycont!


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