I’m sad to say, this will be my last week getting to use a Whaboom quote as the headline for my recap. Let’s jump in.
Last night’s episode picked up with DeMario (eliminated last week on a group date after his ex girlfriend showed up) showing back up at Bachelor Mansion begging Rachel for another chance. All the guys were out there watching, ready to kick his ass, but thankfully Rachel turned him away and no one had to act too much a fool.
After the DeMario drama died down, we went straight into a rose ceremony where Rachel eliminated Jamey, who is just not that memorable, Blake E. (who loves talking about penis), and Lucas aka Whaboom. Jamey had a classy exit. The same can’t really be said for Blake E. & Whaboom. Their toxic bromance reached a breaking point. Their exit interviews were mocking imitations like children do to annoy each other. It was so immature, but glorious all the same time. ICYMI: I’ve included TV Guide’s video below.
Like last week, this episode included 2 group dates and 1 1:1 date.
Group Date #1: Jonathan “Tickle Monster”, Alex the Russian, Bryan the Chiropractor, Peter (My Final Rose pick), Will, & Fred (Rachel’s childhood camp friend). Rachel took the guys to the Ellen show, where they played a rousing game of “Never Have I Ever”. Alex the Russian admitted to peeing in the pool at Bachelor Mansion & Jonathan “Tickle Monster” seems baffled that Rachel has kissed some of the guys already. Like, hello Tickle Monster, we’re in week 3.
After the show, they head to dinner where Fred “Camp Friend” finally gets his chance to kiss Rachel. It was a little cringey. Too many kissing noises. After the kiss, Rachel grabs the group date rose, asks to speak to Fred in private, and then SENDS HIM HOME WHILE HOLDING THE ROSE. It was so savage of her to bring the rose along, making him think he had this in the bag only to be booted back to Dallas. Alex the Russian got the group date rose instead.
1:1 Date: Anthony. Super uneventful. They rode horses on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, where apparently you can bring horses into stores? I have no idea. Anthony got a rose at the end of the date, so I guess Rachel saw something in him.
Group Date #2: Jack Stone (Creepy), Dean, Kenny “Pretty Boy Pitbull”, Brady, (who?), Bryce (who??), Eric, Adam (WHO?!), and Lee. Seriously. When she was calling some of these guys’ names during the rose ceremony, I was like “WHO?!” This date was weird. Corinne, Raven, Alexis, and Jasmine from Nick Viall’s season showed up to watch the guys mud wrestle. The girls appeared under the guise of helping Rachel pick a man, but honestly, they were there for more camera time before they head to Bachelor in Paradise. During the date, tensions rise between Lee & Eric. Lee thinks Eric doesn’t have enough experience to be on the show, but Rachel clearly disagrees and gives him the group date rose. I don’t know why. I don’t think I like anyone in this group except Kenny.
Reminder, there’s not an episode of The Bachelorette next week due to the NBA finals, so the next new episode will be on June 19th!