By Joanne Rosa
Last time we watched The Bachelorette, Lee got Kenny right where he wanted him: riled up & upset. Lee’s lies worked.
TWO-ON-ONE DATE CONTINUED
It all comes down to who Rachel trusts.
Rachel approached both Kenny and Lee and expressed how much trust means to her. After having conversations with both of them, Rachel sent Lee home.
As for the rose, she isn’t ready to give it to Kenny yet.
Kenny was about to board the helicopter with Rachel, when he decided he had to say goodbye to Lee. As emotional as Kenny was, he said he believes there is a good person in there somewhere, and he hopes that person comes out one day.
Rachel and Kenny met up later on, and talked out what happened. Kenny said he had to say his piece to Lee. Kenny explained himself, and how he is completely emotionally devoted to her. Rachel can’t exactly put her finger on it, but there is something she trusts about Kenny. She reached past the cookies on the table, and gave him the rose.
The first thing Kenny did after the date was FaceTime his daughter and tell her how much he misses her. He stared crying when he saw her smile, and heard her voice. He put his world, Mackenzie, on hold to be on this show. Mackenzie wants her Dad to be happy, because she thinks he deserves it.
At this point, Rachel wants to focus on the relationships that could last forever. To the men that don’t get a rose tonight, Rachel doesn’t see them as her husband.
Rachel doesn’t think she has a future with Josiah and Anthony.
Josiah was shook, and doesn’t understand how her brain works. Literally, he actually said that.
Rachel has always wanted to go to Denmark and she plans to let herself fall a little harder here.
FIRST ONE-ON-ONE DATE
I’m copen to love
Eric couldn’t be happier to be chosen for the one-on-one date. Rachel is keeping it simple and exploring the city for their date.
They did explore, and stumbled upon a hot tub in the middle of the city. How convenient.
We hope the producers tested the PH levels.
Later on, Eric and Rachel went to an amusement park, and then a candle lit dinner.
Eric shared his Mommy issues with Rachel. Basically, Eric claims his Mom never gave him love, so he always ran away from women that would give him love. Now, Eric is ready to show love, and receive love.
Rachel felt like she was in a good place with Eric, and gave him the rose.
I’ve taken a Viking to you guys
Dean, Kenny, Bryan, Alex, Matt, Peter, and Adam were the men that went on the group date.
They went on a Viking boat and paddled full steam ahead to an island where two men were fighting with shields.
The guys had to fight it out with Viking games to win Rachel’s hand.
The testosterone on this island is on another level.
It came down to Adam and Kenny. They fought to the very end, and Kenny was the winner. Unfortunately, Adam and Kenny both got injured during the fight.
It was all in good fun! Nothing was on purpose. If you saw any of those commercials with Kenny’s eye bleeding, it was from the Viking fighting, not from Lee.
Bryan was the first to steal Rachel away. Bryan was very positive about what the relationship could bring, and Rachel disclosed that she is a pessimist.
She can’t help it. That’s the lawyer side of her coming out.
Bryan did wonders reassuring her that good things can, and will, come from this.
While Waiting for Rachel, the guys discussed things amongst themselves, including the fact that Will normally dates white women, and Kenny is nervous that hometown visits are just around the corner. It getting harder and harder for Kenny to be away from his daughter.
Kenny kept it 100 with Rachel, and said he’s completely confident in their relationship because the last few weeks have been rocky. He claims he knows they can get to where they need to be, but is worried that they aren’t there yet. Mackenzie is his number one priority.
Rachel heard where he was coming from, and was sympathetic to his situation. Hearing everything, she thought it was best for him to go home, and he agreed.
They mutually parted ways, and it was in a caring way.
Rachel couldn’t even explain in words how the guy that she was about to give the rose to made her feel. The rose went to Peter and we’ve never seen Bryan look so salty.
SECOND ONE-ON-ONE DATE
Rachel was feeling sweet on Will, so she took him to Sweden.
They listened to music, enjoyed food, and Will showed his chivalry a few times. Unfortunately, he didn’t show his romance. They were literally at the top of a castle, looking over Sweden, with the sun shining down on them, and he missed his chance to be a romantic, and show his true feelings.
They flew back to Denmark to have dinner, and Rachel was hoping his romantic side would come out.
Well, Will missed the mark again. Rachel asked Will to tell him more about himself, and what he looks for in a woman. He goes, “I’ve predominantly dated white girls.” Rachel goes “mostly or only?” He said mostly white girls because of his upbringing. He said he is very physical when he has fallen in love in the past. Rachel isn’t white, and he has hardly licked lips with her on this date. Plus, he spent a good amount of time talking about the woman he fell in love with last year.
Rachel said she felt like he didn’t want her. Something wasn’t clicking with them. Will apologized, and said he was focusing too much on the friendship, and not enough on the relationship.
No rose for Will. Bye, Will.
Rachel went to start the rose ceremony, and had to walk away with tearful eyes. She said a lot of goodbyes this week, and each one gets harder.
When it comes to Alex, he doesn’t make the cut for Rachel, so he didn’t get a rose. Alex was visibly upset when he didn’t get the rose. Rachel walked him out and they said their goodbyes.
Do you think Rachel made a mistake with the guys she let go?