The Bachelor Season 27, Episode 3 recap: Tackling the Drama

THE BACHELOR - ABCÕs ÒThe BachelorÓ stars Zach Shallcross. (ABC/Nino Mu–oz)
THE BACHELOR - ABCÕs ÒThe BachelorÓ stars Zach Shallcross. (ABC/Nino Mu–oz) /
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3. Welcome to the Winner’s Circle

The winning team of The Bachelor Bowl, the Ball-Zachs, got some more time with Zach during their winner’s party. Christina was up first to talk with Zach and he reassured her of the process and to trust in what they have. She returned to the group of women and noted that they shouldn’t feel guilty for winning and that her one-on-one date felt more real than this.

Some women didn’t receive this well and, although they gave her the benefit of the doubt, her words started to annoy them. Zach and Charity connected next with him noting the energy she brought to that intense date. Back at the mansion, Aly received her date card with a present. The card stated “falling in love” and the gift contained a wedding dress. Zach isn’t messing around on The Bachelor Season 27.

Back at the after party, Brooklyn tried to put a stop to Christina talking about her one-on-one date. Brooklyn noted that it was almost malicious the way she continues talking about it. Bailey was having doubts about her connection with Zach and wanted to sure things were up on this group date. Zach started to note that their flame had almost fizzled out when Ariel interrupted saving Bailey from potentially being sent home right there on the spot. Bailey later reconnected with Zach and they decided to part ways.

Christina made some strong comments about Bailey leaving. Zach walked in and gave the group date rose to Charity. After he left, Christina said she was shocked it wasn’t her who received it. This started to upset the rest of the women but Christina said she was just keeping it straight. She is starting to become the villain of The Bachelor Season 27.

4. Falling for Love

Aly prepares for her date with Zach getting dressed in her wedding gown. She met him at the airport where they skydived with each other. After landing safely still fully dressed for a wedding they spent some time relaxing in a hot tub at a vineyard.

The two capped the date off with dinner where Aly tried to open up with Zach. He noted that she had all her stuff together but she noted that wasn’t the truth. She is normally a control freak but is out of her comfort zone in this process where she can’t control anything. During this process, she is looking for an opportunity to put herself first but also give Zach her full attention.

Zach reassures her that he is wanting to see her authentic self and Aly started to open up more. They ended their conversation with a kiss and the acceptance of the rose. This was of course followed by another kiss. The two were then serenaded by Griffin Palmer and his song “Second Guessing,” slow danced under the low lights. Yes, he is related to Jesse Palmer with Griffin being his cousin.

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5. Pool Party!

This part of the episode was teased not once, but twice during episode 3 of The Bachelor Season 27. The pool party was in lieu of a cocktail party and teased the unraveling of Christina. After all the dates were finished, Jesse addressed the group and broke the news that there would be no cocktail party but instead, a pool party!

While most of the women were enjoying the party and finding private moments to speak to Zach, some were not. Ariel seemed to steal the show with Zach in the hot tub while Jess shared a moment on the steps. Christina played table tennis with Zach while Brianna watched on. Brianna was not doing well feeling that she was on her way out. She had a serious conversation with Zach on the couches to try to clear things up.

She reassured Zach that she is being genuine and real with him but he wasn’t feeling that way. Brianna blamed the hard times in the house for her not being authentic like receiving intimidation from Christina who is causing animosity. She only revealed this because she was leaving the show. After Brianna left, Zach approached the group and asked to speak to Christina.

The two had a serious conversation where Zach reiterated that he doesn’t want to deal with drama because their time is so short on the show. Christina said some women confronted her and she offered clarification and squashed it. Zach said he needed time to think and the two went their separate ways. He talked to Brooklyn and Charity afterward to try to piece together what has happened.

Jesse came to tell the group that Zach couldn’t continue with the pool party and that they should prepare for the Rose Ceremony. Big things could happen on episode 3 of The Bachelor Season 27.