The Bachelor Recap: So Damn Young!

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We're only three episodes into Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s journey for love on ABC, but The Bachelor spoilers are holding up nicely thus far.

There's a long way to go until The Bachelor 2018 winner is revealed, but spoilers aside, the contenders are starting to emerge.

This week, on the fourth installment of the young season, Arie and his 15 remaining ladies took a road trip to Lake Tahoe, Nev.

What surprises awaited them there? 

Most significantly, one big question we’ve had since the beginning of the season was answered, as we now know Bekah's age.

After some horseback riding and so many stolen kisses, Bekah revealed to the 36-year-old Bachelor star that she is only ... 22.

Arie recoiled, calling her “so damn young” and asking Bekah repeatedly if she was ready for a commitment like this at that age.

The Bachelor: Rebekah

Her answers weren't exactly compelling, but hey, Bekah's pretty and one of the "most amazing" people he's ever met, so she stayed.

Meanwhile, Krystal continued to pit herself against the rest of the women, who she felt were trying too hard to procure Arie’s attention.

Yes ... on The Bachelor.

Krystal vented to Arie that she was feeling bullied, frozen out, even targeted by the other women on the show, but she's staying too.

She even interrupted Arie just before the rose ceremony so she could talk to him one-on-one, making just about everyone's eyes roll.

The Bachelor: Krystal

What she had to say was pretty much unrelated to the situation, except for making the other remaining women loathe her even more.

One absolute gem of a quote:

"I feel like it’s hard for me to really, like, shine who I am while trying not to be intimidating to the girls I spend the majority of the time with."

"I come across as flawless.”

Okay. She also mused at one point about how “I don’t know how I’m gonna get through the elimination of all these women.”

It can be brutal for sure.

The Bachelor: Tia

In other news, Tia got the group date rose, while Maquel abruptly left the show after finding out her grandfather passed away.

Perhaps a DRAMATIC RETURN unlike anything we've ever seen before in BACHELOR HISTORY awaits us next Monday.

At the rose ceremony, Arie dispatched Brittany and Caroline, leaving only a dozen women vying for a life with Arie Luyendyk.

A life which he actually described as kind of boring in his speech to Bekah, but perhaps it wouldn't be all that bad day to day.

Who knows.

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The Bachelor Quotes

There’s still a lot of growing to do in our relationship. We will not tie the knot until I am mentally and physically prepared as well as Matt.

Shayne Lamas

It was a fairytale proposal like I’ve always dreamed about. I forgot that there [were] cameras around. In that moment, it was just Matt and I and it was the most amazing moment of my entire life.

Shayne Lamas [on proposal by Matt Grant]