The Bachelor NZ 2017 episode 10 recap: It's getting hot in here

It's clear the tropical paradise the Bachelorettes are calling home is quickly turning into a nightmare. In tonight's episode of The Bachelor, the Thai heat and humidity is oppressing the girls and they're losing the plot. 

Bel was standout levels of cray on this week's group date, where the girls were sent to give back to the community by washing down the elephants. Squalling over the joys of elephant poo is taking things too far Bel, even when you're competing for Zac's attention. Her overreaction to everything that was done was perfectly summed up by Lily, who said eloquently, "We all loved it, but Bel was bloody off the charts". 

'No pants' seemed to be the uniform of the day (The Bachelor NZ)
'No pants' seemed to be the uniform of the day (The Bachelor NZ)

"Off the charts" is right as the mood in the Thai mansion seems to be developing into a sweaty, festering darkness between the girls. It came to a head when intruder Sarah was picked for a group date, much to the open distain of Ally and Jess. 

We could were given a glimpse into exactly why Sarah was chosen for the single date when she emerged in a sports bra, one of the chosen bikini/sports bra outfits that seem to be carte blanche for every single date. Her body is ROCKING. That's two Sarahs from Christchurch who look that good in a sports bra, amirite lads?

(The other one is me. Wipe that confused look off your face). 

They then went into a series of the most uncomfortable couples yoga poses in history. Sarah said she'd "never been on a date where I've been upside down touching bums". 

Alright Sarah.

Finally something we can all try at home. Unless you're watching alone. Then rats. (The Bachelor NZ)
Finally something we can all try at home. Unless you're watching alone. Then rats. (The Bachelor NZ)

The low mood continued to hang over the girls at the cocktail party, where Zac was handing out roses like they were Tic Tacs. Viarni was only lacked a dramatic hat and a veil as she fanned herself, glaring at Zac like he stole her firstborn child or the last Squiggle.

Even Zac, man-of-few-observations, noticed that Viarni was in a mood, commenting, "Viarni seems different tonight - she's weird". She blamed her darkness on homesickness, but we all know the truth - the girls are going crazy in their very nicely furnished, tropical jungle prison. 

The weirdness continued as the girls played a rousing round of "who's most likely to turn lesbian" which lesbehonest, we've all played after a few Lindauers, haven't we girls? 

Guys? 

Anyone?

The dark mood was clear at the cocktail party (The Bachelor NZ)
The dark mood was clear at the cocktail party (The Bachelor NZ)

The bizarre nature of the evening came to a head at a shocker double-elimination, which brought the girls to tears (or was that just more sweat?). Jess started off on the great heights of 'novel-tea' but must have let it go cold, and she was poured down the drain. 

Meanwhile Rosie mourned the mutual decision made between her and Zac to end things, proclaiming "we tried", but when you know, you know. Well you were sent packing Rosie, don't act like you talked it out over coffee. 

Luckily at the end of the episode it was announced the girls were off to Bangkok. Hopefully as they emerge from the jungle into the city like a group of Tarzans, the weird devil-in-paradise vibe will also vanish. Or it could get worse, and one of them will kill another in their sleep. 

Let's find out, shall we? 

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