SPOILER ALERT: This story reveals the contestants who get one-on-one dates with Colton Underwood.
The current season of ABC’s hate-watching hit “The Bachelor,” starring Colorado’s-own Colton Underwood, hasn’t had that much going for it.
For starters, no one really wanted Underwood to be the rose handler in the first place. Then there’s the whole oversexualization of his virginity, the cringe-worthy “live” premiere, and the plain boringness of it all.
But you’re going to want to tune in on Monday.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 12, 2019
On Monday’s episode, Colorado will take the national spotlight as Underwood brings the remaining seven women home. That means cheers, tweets of excitement and drinking games for viewers in the Centennial State.
The women who traveled to Denver were Hannah Brown, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, Kirpa Sudick, Tayshia Adams, Hannah Godwin, Cassie Randolph and Heather Martin.
So far on the season, the women vying to win the heart of the former NFL player have flown on a private helicopter to San Diego, gone shopping in the local markets of Singapore, boated the waters of Thailand, and learned Vovinam in Vietnam since their journey started in Los Angeles.
— The Bachelor (@BachelorABC) February 9, 2019
So what will they be doing at a mile high? Well, eating, for sure. And if the rest of the season has been any indication, they will certainly be crying. According to Monday’s teaser, it even looks like Brown’s one-on-one date (one of three next week) is to meet the parents.
Through watching Monday night’s teaser to next week and extensive research on the blog of reality TV know-it-all and “Bachelor”-spoiler Reality Steve, here are some places viewers should keep an eye out for while watching Underwood try to whittle the group down to the final four, who will bring him home to their families.
Much like during “Top Chef’s” Colorado filming, all the locations have been tied to strict non-disclosure agreements and employees cannot talk about anything before the episode airs. But according to Reality Steve’s tweets, the show was in Denver around Oct. 22.
Union Station is one of the city’s grandest of landmarks, and ABC would have been remiss not to include it. Reality Steve reported on Oct. 22 that Underwood and Adams went on a one-on-one date around Union Station, where they got ice cream. The main transportation hub of the city, Union Station has been standing for over 100 years. A big renovation revealed in 2014 has made it a premiere destination for drinking and dining (at two restaurants by James Beard Award-winners Jennifer Jasinski and Alex Seidel, among others.) Not to mention, it’s just pretty darn photogenic.
There’s a spot that Denverites in the Highland neighborhood love to hate as they trek over the river and through the park to Union Station they go: the Denver Millennium Bridge and all … those … stairs. From the looks of a Reality Steve spoiler tweet on Oct. 22, Underwood, Adams and his dog Sniper made their way up the cable-stayed bridge on a one-on-one date around the Union Station area. (We know they certainly did not eat there since Wayward and McLoughlins of Riverfront Park both shuttered in 2017.)
(SPOILER): Colton, Tayshia, and his dog Sniper earlier today during their 1-on-1 date in Denver pic.twitter.com/tiJbMX6bdn
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 23, 2018
In another tweet by Reality Steve from the same date, he said the couple dined at popular Bonanno food hall Milk Market. Looks like fans across the country will get at least a small taste of what Denver is really about as the food hall scene has boomed here in recent years. Did they chat over fried chicken? Pine for each other over pasta? (Hey, they’re just like the rest of us!) The lively LoDo location opened in June 2018, and features 16 concepts under one roof that include bars, restaurants, gelato and more. If there isn’t a shot of them walking through the overly Instagrammed Dairy Block walkway adorned with lights, it will be a missed opportunity for sure.
(SPOILER): Colton’s 1-on-1 date today in Denver was with someone I hadn’t released to you yet, Tayshia Adams. They were walking around Union Station with his dog Sniper and got ice cream. This pic is at Milk Market. Tayshia is 28 and lives in Orange County, CA. pic.twitter.com/sLuUlGHVPr
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 22, 2018
Underwood and Miller-Keyes shared a passionate smooch by candlelight in a room that sure looked a lot like Bent’s Quarters inside The Fort in Morrison during another one-on-one date.
The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and is a full-scale adobe replica of Bent’s Fort, a fur-trading spot originally in Southeastern Colorado in the 1800s. Maybe they’ll have a true Colorado experience sharing some game meat. Nothing says true love like a plate of Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Sexy, swanky Cherry Creek luxury hotel The Jacquard, which opened last September, posted a picture of a rose to its Facebook page just after Monday night’s episode and said “Stay tuned … you never know who you might see on ‘The Bachelor’ next week.” So, it’s safe to assume it’s probably the hotel, which offers a pretty great view of the city from its rooftop. Could that be the very rooftop where the women open their wing spans and yell “COLTONNNNN” as the ladies awkwardly do every season? Time will tell.
Georgetown Loop Railroad
For a brief four seconds, if fans looked past the fact that Underwood was grabbing “kissed-one-time” Godwin’s behind, they would see the couple was kissing in front of the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad. The narrow gauge railroad was completed in 1884, according to the attraction’s website, and in 1973, the Colorado Historical Society began restoring it as the 978-acre Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park. Their love is sure to chug along after adventuring through the mountains on that thing.
Based on information from Reality Steve, Randolph, Godwin, Sudick and Martin head to the mountains for their four-on-one date. (For those new to “The Bachelor,” group dates are a staple of the show. He’ll take multiple women on the same date to get to know them with the time crunch.) In the preview, they’re all bundled up in winter hats and coats, and there is a whole lot of fighting. In true “Bachelor” fashion, the omnipresent voice of Chris Harrison states: “Next week, on ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Colton’s journey takes a shocking turn, and he feels more confused than ever.”
The altitude will do that to ‘ya.
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