It’s time for the merciful end of this shit show. After watching The Bachelor tonight, it’s hard to fathom that there is a worse person to be a “bachelor” than Arie. And yet, there is Shep. We’ve really set a low bar for male suitors these days.
It’s down to Peyton and Priscila as the last two women vying for the role of Shep’s girlfriend on Southern Charm. This week the two girls are going on individual trips to two of the Rose family homes for their first overnight date.
First up, Shep and Peyton head Camden, SC to the family farm. We get to hear for the billionth time that Boykin spaniels are the state dog of South Carolina his family is the one that … I dunno … engineered the breed or whatever. I’m trying really hard to care about Shep long-winded family history stories, but I just can’t. As soon as Peyton says anything less than adoring toward Shep, he runs off to find Sarah. After dinner the go back home to make out in front of the fire. Until Shep throws production out.
The next morning production takes Peyton back to her apartment in Charleston. Shep heads off to Linville, NC to the mountain house. Peyton definitely banged him. Shep tells Sarah that they didn’t do anything.
In Linville, we get more of Shep’s family history, this time from his mother’s side of the family. He gives her a tour of the house and a tour of the other family properties nearby and he takes her to an amazing little country church that he used to go to in the summers with his family as a kid. It seemed to go well. Shep sees Priscila as good wife/mom material. So Priscila checks off a lot of boxes on his shopping list for a girlfriend.
Shep heads off to find his mom for advice. His mother seems to rule out Peyton without saying her name.
Back in Charleston, Shep stops in to see Peyton. He uses the tried and true, “I have stronger feelings for someone else.” Peyton didn’t have much of a reaction. I suppose it is back to Weho to continue her Bravo quest via Vanderpump Dogs.
Next he heads over to see Priscila. Shep is about to find out what it is like to dump a Brazilian girl. He starts by telling her that he told Peyton that he had feelings for someone else. She is elated, because she thinks she is the only someone else. But we know from the previews that she is not. His delivery is unnecessarily cruel. He’s choosing Bella. She is pissed. He runs for the door, basically.
Shep and Sarah head to NYC so he can talk to Bella. Bella wins the role of Shep’s girlfriend on Southern Charm. The episode ends with. “Watch Southern Charm to see how it all works out…” I think we haven’t seen the last of Peyton yet.