It seems like the drama has kicked into full gear for Bachelorette Hannah Brown!
On this week’s episode, the Alabama beauty took her remaining 15 suitors to the East Coast for a set of dates in Boston, Massachusetts and Newport, Rhode Island.
Bachelor Nation knows that at nearly halfway through the season, this is when the competition truly gets real!
After saying goodbye to problematic contestant Cam Ayala the week before, the remaining guys were more than happy when host Chris Harrison delivered the news they’d be traveling outside of the mansion.
There’s nothing like a romantic getaway to bring you and a potential partner closer! So naturally, for this trip ABC chose… a historically rich city with no beaches? No shade, but Boston? Really? Hmm.
Well, Nashville country singer and obvious frontrunner Jed scored the first one-on-one date of the night and made the most of his uninterrupted time with Miz Brown. The pair strolled around the city, taking in the sights and sounds — but mostly each other! It’s always refreshing when this usually over-the-top franchise gives us a relatable, normal date. And this one nailed it!
The picture-perfect date continued with a little help from Boston Celtics stars Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier. The NBA ballers shot some hoops with the smitten couple at the Celtics practice facility and even offered some pretty sound dating advice while they were at it, too. By the end of the night, Jed revealed his true intentions for coming on the show to Hannah over dinner. His candid honesty about his love for music and willingness to be vulnerable to “the process” of falling in love on TV at warp speed scores Jed a rose from our leading lady. Nice!
All right, brace yourselves Bachelor Nation! This second group date of the night is where things started to go off the rails.
Hannah selected 13 of her contestants — Luke S., Matteo, Grant, Garrett, Kevin, John Paul Jones, Devin, Connor S., Dustin, Peter, Dylan, Luke P., and Mike — for an aggressive game of rugby. After a quick tutorial and safety lesson from the professionals, the guys were ready to go!
But things quickly turned sour when contestant Kevin suffered a painful shoulder injury, and is escorted off of the field by paramedics. The game continued though, and Luke P. made it clear that he is the alpha male and WILL NOT lose to anyone — including his name twin Luke S.
The Lukes get into a bit of a scuffle on the field that resulted in Luke P. violently body slamming Luke S. on the field in front of everyone. Luke P. tries to apologize at first, but the other Luke isn’t having it.
That scuffle ends up setting the tone for the rest of the evening, with both men desperately trying to prove their side of the story.
Luke P. tried to explain that Luke S. actually tried to punch him and get aggressive first. He laced this confession to lead with the added note that the 29-year-old is actually here for the wrong reasons and promote his tequila business.
An extremely livid Luke S. did his best to defend his character to the Hannah, and the rest of the guys on the date chime in. Mike straight up calls Luke P. a “psychopath,” while other urge the guy to take his aggressive behavior down a few notches and tell the truth about the date earlier.
The whole ordeal is too much for Hannah, who candidly admitted she sees both sides:
“Yes, I know there are other men here that don’t really get along with Luke P. But I see both sides. So I’m still just trying to work out my emotions right now… I don’t know who to trust in things. I’m confused by also irritated, but irritated in completely different ways.”
Unfortunately for us, we were left with a cliffhanger in this moment of which Luke will survive another week and score a rose.
In efforts to end the episode on a positive note, Hannah spent her final date of the week with Tyler C. Though the pageant queen is having a hard time shaking off the bad vibes from the night before, she’s comforted by Tyler who seems more than ready to rise to the occasion.
Through conversation, the 26-year-old hunk admitted that he had to step up and take care of his ailing father who nearly passed away before coming on the show. The guy made it clear that he’ll be there for all of the highs and lows that come with love, and truly turned the date (and Hannah’s mood) around!
There you have it, y’all! Week four of Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette is in the books.
With no official rose ceremony, we’ll have to wait for the dramatic result of “To Be Continued” to see who sticks around to fight for Hannah’s heart!
Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Who are your frontrunners? Which Luke are you rooting for?
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