Tonight on The Bachelorette episode 8, we were given what was clearly the most important hour of the season. There are only four men who will be getting to take part in hometown dates so for all of Hannah’s remaining men, they had to find a way to get there.
The first two choices for Hannah seemed to be the easiest. Jed Wyatt was the first person to get a one-on-one date, which included the two confessing that they were in love with each other. It may have been romantic in the moment but, from the outside looking in, this was ALL sorts of cringe knowing what we do thanks to recent headlines. It was also so much harder listening to Hannah talk about how she wants to know everything there is to know about Jed. (Does that include the alleged girlfriend? Just wondering.) Jed got a rose and he’s good until hometowns.
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Meanwhile, Tyler Cameron was the second contestant with a rose following his own date, which included him getting a chance to open up and speak more about his family and his fear. Also, he had a hard time eating the herring — is this all of the evidence that you need that he’s human and possesses tangible flaws/ It looks that way. Tyler comes across as the sort of guy who’d be a jock in high school and still hang out with some of the geeks.
The first elimination – Connor Saeli never stood much of a chance. Hannah was sick for almost all of their one-on-one together earlier in the season and we don’t think it’s in his personality to be assertive on some of the group dates. He just fell off the relationship radar and they weren’t in the place to be together. This actually felt more like a mutual breakup than one deciding to end things for the other.
The second elimination – We found ourselves rooting immensely for Mike Johnson. He claimed that he was ready to be there for her and get to the next phase of their relationship, but it was clear through the episode that she wasn’t there the same way. This date was it for Mike. He was going to be eliminated … and the Bachelor campaign begins now! This was tough, especially since Luke P. is still there. We repeat: Luke P. is still there.
What made all of this more annoying was seeing Luke largely dance on Mike’s grave seeing the suitcase taken away.
The group date – This was a mess, and it also showed you just how to handle being a part of this show when times are tough. While we bore witness to Luke and Garrett cause all sorts of drama — including Luke dropping literal bologna on Garrett during an argument — Peter decided to actually focus on Hannah. Novel thought. Peter gets the rose and he is getting a hometown date.
In the end, Hannah chose to keep Luke P., much to the misfortune of all of Bachelor Nation. He’s still there, but you could’ve assumed that was coming based on the previews for what’s next.
What do you think about tonight’s The Bachelorette and some of the relationship movement we saw during it? Was eliminated Mike Johnson a mistake? Share in the comments. (Photo: ABC.)