In this episode of The Bachelorette, Emily takes the men to Bermuda, Ryan and his hair make a toast to his “trophy wife,” while Nate kept things interesting by starting a conversation about quinoa on his date.
The first one-on-one date was with Doug, the single dad from Seattle. He had all the right answers to Emily’s questions, including telling her that one of his faults was that he spends too much time with his son. He continued talking about how awesome he is throughout the job interview date. He ended up getting a rose but no kiss, leaving Emily to wonder if he’s seems too good to be true.
On the group date, the men were split into two teams for a boat race. The yellow team won and the prize was some extra time with Emily. Ryan, the sports trainer from Georgia started the evening group date by giving a toast and calling Emily a “trophy wife.” Way to show respect, dude.
Later, when Ryan got a little one-on-one time with her, he told Emily that god designed her to be a beautiful woman, so she should be a beautiful woman, and then started lecturing her about how she’s been given an amazing opportunity so she should hold herself to a higher standard. Basically, he was slut-shaming giving her a hard time for smooching with Arie instead of him. Emily was rightly annoyed by this and at this point I think the only reason she’s keeping him around is because some producer has realized that without Ryan, they have two hours to fill with a bunch of boring dudes whining about Arie getting to kiss Emily again.
Jef with one ‘f’, the entrepreneur from Utah, also got a little time with Emily. Even though Jef with one ‘f’ looks about 10 years younger than the rest of the people on the show, Emily seems to like him. There was a pretty awkward moment when they ran out of things to say, however, she must see something in him because he ended up getting the date rose, shocking Arie and Ryan.
Next up, she had a two-on-one date with Nate, the accountant from LA and John, the data destruction specialist from St. Louis. The two-on-one dates are usually good for some laughs but unfortunately she went out with two of the most boring guys on the show. Seriously, the liveliest discussion over dinner was about quinoa. She somehow decided that John was slightly less boring so he got the rose. Nate was sent home to ponder the wonders of his favourite source of fibre.
At the cocktail party, Chris acted his age by tattling to his mom Emily about Doug calling him immature because he’s 25. He then confronted Doug while thunder rolled in the background. Good timing, thunder!
After that, Ryan managed to get some more screen time by plotting to become the next bachelor, proving that things have officially come full circle on reality television. People aren’t even pretending they’re on these shows for the right reasons anymore.
Overall, it was an uneventful episode. Charlie, the recruiter from Massachusetts and Michael, the rehab consultant from Texas were sent home. Ryan gets to stick around for at least another week to share his wisdom about life, love and his overall greatness. Kalon (Chopper) also got a rose and although we didn’t really see any of him tonight, I still have hope that he’ll start causing drama in upcoming episodes. He better, because Ryan can’t carry this show alone.
—By Kimberly MacDonald