It was a big week for Rachel Lindsay! This week on ‘The Bachelorette,’ she took the remaining six men — Adam, Bryan, Dean, Eric, Matt and Peter — to Geneva, Switzerland. But she’d only go home with four.
Who will get to bring Rachel Lindsay home to meet the parents? This week’s episode of The Bachelorette did not involve a rose ceremony. Instead, it was three 1-1 dates, and then a 3-1. Neither Adam nor Matt had a one-on-one date yet, so their hopes were high. So, here’s the break down of what went down.
Bryan, 37, got the first, very luxurious one-on-one date — they drove around Switzerland in a Bentley; bought matching watches (well she bought them… and he didn’t offer); then went on a romantic boat ride. At dinner, she finally learned more about his last relationship; it was very passionate, moved very quickly, but the woman he loved broke up with him shortly after meeting his family because she couldn’t compromise with his mother. So naturally, he was afraid that could happen again. We’ll have to see — Rachel gave him the rose and next week, she’ll meet his family in Miami.
The second one-on-one date went to Dean, 26, and they headed to church to connect with the culture and community. During the day, Rachel literally begged him to talk more about his family life, but he had a really tough time; so at dinner, she demanded to know what was going on. Finally, he admitted that his family isn’t “the family that you’re going to want to see.” He explained that after his mother died, his father never stepped up emotionally; plus, he was afraid of being judged by his family, who basically had abandoned him. However, she was so excited to see where he came from — and he got a rose!
The final one-one-one date went to Peter, who hadn’t had a one-on-one since the first week on the show, so he wasn’t feeling great. After they went dog sledding, he told her it had been so tough some days that he had thought about leaving; of course, that scared her. At dinner, the honesty continued; he got choked up recalling the moment he left his ex crying in the street when they broke up, and told Rachel it took him along time to get himself to open up again. He also said if he wasn’t 100 percent ready to get engaged at the end, he would tell her and he wouldn’t propose. Obviously, that’s scary, especially since other men (Bryan) were already there. Ultimately though, he told her while he didn’t throw the word love around easily, he was “on the path” there. And yes, he got the rose.
The final three men headed into the final group date, and Eric, 29, set the bar high right off the bat by telling her right it may be hard, but she deserved to find happiness no matter what. She then spoke to Matt, 32, and broke down crying, telling him that he really reminded her of herself — but unfortunately felt stronger connections with other men. So out he went. At dinner, Adam, 27, told Rachel he was falling for her and explained how much his family would love her; Eric revealed he grew up surrounded by unhealthy relationships — abuse, drugs, violence, etc., and had never brought a woman home. She felt connected to both. So, who does she keep? The last rose of the night went to Eric.
HollywoodLifers, who are you rooting for?