The Bachelor: Joey Graziadei offers rose to Maria Georgas as she overcomes bullying allegation during tense two-on-one date in Malta
‘I need answers,’ Joey, 28, said during the two-hour episode on ABC.
‘Spending the whole day with Maria is like spending the whole day with the devil,’ Sydney said in a confessional after previously accusing Maria of bullying behavior.
Joey said to the camera that he didn’t know who was telling the truth. He then told them that he had a fun day planned for them and they all got a smaller boat to explore Malta’s Blue Grotto.
Joey Graziadei gave Maria Georgas a rose after she survived a tense two-on-one date with Sydney Gordon on Monday’s episode of The Bachelor on ABC
‘To be honest this is really torture, but I’m doing it,’ Sydney said. ‘I’m showing up for Joey. ‘
Joey pulled Sydney aside to chat.
‘Joey’s trying to find his wife and I know that I’m the one for Joey and it is 110 percent not Maria,’ Sydney said in a confessional. ‘It sucks that I have to occupy my time talking about Maria but the truth needs to be said.’
Sydney told Joey that Maria attacked her in front of the group and that Maria has repeatedly been disrespectful.
‘The person that Maria has been towards me and others is not someone that you would want your wife to be,’ Sydney said.
Joey said he doesn’t want to be with someone who makes people feel uncomfortable. Joey then pulled Maria aside to talk. He said he heard that she told someone to ‘shut the f*** up.’ Maria told him that Sydney was lying.
‘She’s a liar and I’m just over it,’ Maria said in a confessional.
Maria later told Sydney ‘you know we are on camera the entire time, right?’ and called her a trouble maker.
Maria and Joey kissed after she accepted his rose
Sydney, Joey and Maria sat down together with one rose on the table
At night, Joey met them for dinner and hoped he would get some clarity. Maria and Sydney sat at the table and didn’t speak to each other. Joey asked Sydney first if she thought there could be a potential future with him. Sydney said she believed they had a legitimate connection. Joey then asked Maria the same question.
‘I need some clarity but I’m hoping that you feel what I feel and that’s my truth,’ Maria said.
Joey then picked up the rose and said he was trusting his gut.
‘Sydney I’m sorry but I cannot give you this rose,’ Joey said.
Joey then walked her out.
‘I am a little shocked because I don’t think he knows the real her,’ Sydney said in a confessional.
Joey then picked up the rose and gave it to Maria.
‘I’m in shock but I’m so happy,’ Maria said. ‘This rose means everything.’
‘Sydney I’m sorry but I cannot give you this rose,’ Joey said before he walked her out
Joey hugged Maria after she accepted his rose
‘Tonight I feel something real with Maria.’ Joey said. ‘I can see a future with Maria.’
A producer went into the ladies hotel suite and removed Sydney’s bag in front of the other women who gasped over her exit.
When the show opened, host Jesse Palmer, 44, told the ladies to pack their bags because Joey was going to meet them in Malta. Everyone started screaming and then ran to their rooms to pack.
Later, they checked into the Intercontinental hotel and there was a date card waiting for them that read ‘Lexi, let’s explore Malta together.’ Joey took Lexi Young, 30, a digital strategist from Atlanta, around to show her some of the sights of Malta.
Back in the room, Sydney talked about how she was still upset that Maria was still on the show.
‘Right now, like, my brain is, you know, completely occupied by Maria, and it’s, like, affecting my health,’ Sydney said in a confessional. ‘I’m just exhausted. I’m lethargic. I’m breaking out. So I’m going to make sure that Joey knows that she is the problem.’
A group date card was delivered back at the hotel and it was for 12 of the ladies and they realized that Sydney and Maria’s names were not on the card meaning they would be going on a two-on-one date instead.
‘For me this is a real attack on my character,’ Maria said.
‘I have never disrespected you. All I said is, yes, you are verbally abusing me, because that’s what you were doing,’ Sydney said. ‘You were attacking me and that’s it.’
Joey and Lexi changed and went out to dinner for their evening date. Lexi opened up and told him about how she was diagnosed with stage 5 endometriosis.
Joey took Lexi Young, 30, a digital strategist from Atlanta, around to show her some of the sights of Malta during a one-on-one date
‘It is a reproductive condition where tissue that’s supposed to grow inside of your uterus grows on other organs,’ Lexi said.
Lexi said the doctor later told her that she might not be able to have her own kids and that her last boyfriend ended their relationship because of it.
‘It doesn’t scare me in any sense,’ Joey said.
‘I appreciate you so much,’ Lexi said.
Joey then picked up the rose and gave it to Lexi.
‘I can absolutely see myself falling in love with Joey,’ Lexi said in a confessional.
The next day, Joey met the women for the group date at Fort Manoel, where part of the HBO show Game of Thrones was filmed. Three knights trained the women to fight and had them try to catch sausages that were hanging from a spinning wheel in their mouths.
‘I literally got hit in the face probably 500 times,’ Daisy Kent, 25, an account executive from Becker, Minnesota, said. ‘I almost threw up because I was gagging so bad.’
The next day, Joey met the women for the group date at Fort Manoel, where part of the HBO show Game of Thrones was filmed
Three knights trained the women to fight and had them try to catch sausages that were hanging from a spinning wheel in their mouths
Later, Joey pulled aside the women individually to talk. Joey said that his heart started to flutter when he talked to Kelsey Toussant, 31, an actress from Inglewood, California.
‘I get so excited when I talk to her,’ Joey said. ‘It feels so natural and seamless, and I get lost in it.’
At the end of the night, Joey offered the group date rose to Kelsey T. and she gladly accepted.
At the evening cocktail party, Joey told them he he did not feel strongly about Sydney, which was why she was no longer there.
‘No one cares that Sydney went home,’ Lea said in a confessional. ‘They are all being nice to Maria.’
Léa Cayanan, 23, an account manager from Waipahu, Hawaii, didn’t like how Madina Alam, 31, a mental health therapist from Charlotte, North Carolina, was being nice to Maria.
‘Maria knows Sydney and I are close,’ Madina said. ‘I don’t have to be mean to Maria because Sydney was my friend.’
Madina said she didn’t appreciate Lea critiquing her behavior that she was just trying to navigate through the situation the best that she could.
Autumn enjoyed some alone time with Joey during the gorup date
‘We just have different approaches and perspectives on life and relationships,’ Lea said.
‘I hold myself, my friends, my close circle to a really high standard. I have a different set of morals and values,’ she added.
‘I guess we’ll just agree to disagree,’ Madina said.
Maria went and checked on Madina who told her that everyone was mad that she was being nice to her.
‘Why am I so hated here?’ Maria asked. ‘They are getting mad that you were just nice to me, that is not okay. That hurts my feelings.’
Maria survived the two-on-one date with Sydney, but found herself still in the middle of drama
‘I just can’t win with these women,’ Maria said in a confessional.
Maria started to cry and said she was just ‘over this’ and told a producer that she was ‘out.’
‘They win,’ Maria said. ‘I just want to go home. I hate this. I don’t care. Give someone else my rose. I really don’t care. I’ll tell Joey right now. I’m leaving. I just want to go.’
The Bachelor will return Tuesday on ABC.