And then there were two! You’ll never believe who Kaitlyn sent home on ‘The …

14 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Kaitlyn chooses her final two.

He may be fairly young at 26, but he’s also an absolute class act who may actually be too good for this show, and perhaps this world, and definitely all sweaters. Knowing that one guy was about to go home, watching the remainders – Ben H., Nick and Shawn – tell Kaitlyn that they were in love with her was like watching a car wreck in slow motion – you feel so sure that you could stop it, but you can’t.

We’d also like to suggest that he be given a horse sidekick to keep him company throughout the season, because we were definitely digging that little convo he had with Archie, his feisty horse friend. That’s the only thing getting me through right now,” Kaitlyn Bristowe admitted as the Bachelorette drama reached its peak in Ireland this week, just two weeks short of the finale. According to an insider, the next man to dole out roses in Season 20 of the reality hit will be someone from Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season of The Bachelorette. “It’s definitely not Josh Murray, as much as he wants it to be,” the source adds. “He’s been pushing hard to be the next one. The ever-mounting animosity between season finalists Nick Viall and Shawn Booth stretched beyond its inevitable breaking point during the round of overnight dates when tensions and truths surfaced.

That date, during which they rode horses, were chased by donkeys, and dined in a castle before settling into a private suite, was one that we would have loved to be on. Before her fantasy suite date with Ben H., Kaitlyn called him “hot” and “sweet” and every girl in America let out a collective “DUHHHHHHHHH!” Because he IS absolutely adorable. While Shawn fought his nemesis with aggressive tones and name-calling, Nick matched his ammo with low blows that consisted of attempts in tarnishing Sean’s reputation with their leading lady. Picking back up on Enniskillen Island — a honeymoon locale if I’ve ever heard one — Shawn and Nick are continuing their seated confrontation, where they might as well be saying, “No, you’re manipulative, arrogant, and cocky!” “No, you are!” Things get slightly more interesting when Nick says his two favorite words to Shawn — Eskimo brothers — but Shawn decides that Nick is an inconsiderate bleep, claims he wasn’t bragging about anything, and then gets up and walks away with his amazing tight T-shirt, leaving Nick and his stupid Irish sweater alone. He will never, ever be The Bachelor.” Software salesman Ben Higgins, 26, software sales executive Nick Viall, 34, and personal trainer Shawn Booth, 28, are all still in the running for Bristowe’s final rose.

Yep, Ben H. was sadly rejected by Kaitlyn at this season’s final rose ceremony, and half our heart broke for him while the other half was pretty excited that he is now single. Heading from Cork to Galway, Kaitlyn is focused on her overnight date with so-hot-it’s-ridiculous Ben, whose tight pants and dorky sweater confirm what Kaitlyn says about Mr.

During their date, Kaitlyn and Ben H. did A LOT of kissing and had a picnic overlooking a castle where they actually got to spend their enchanted evening! According to Kaitlyn, Ben is “easy and nice,” because those words just shout “I’m falling in love.” (Also, sadly for Kaitlyn, Ben doesn’t seem to be “easy.”) And if anything ever said “friend zone,” it’s the fact that Ben and Kaitlyn have matching Irish sweaters … and not on purpose. Kaitlyn told him that whenever she’s stressed, he’s able to calm her down and make her smile, and then they had a “No, you hang up first” moment when they went back and forth over who was really responsible for cheering the other up.

Shawn, who looks like a beautiful combination of Ryan Gosling and Calvin Harris, was a fan favorite from the beginning as well as a Kaitlyn favorite (hi, First Impression rose!). But he started to unravel with more than a little bit of jealousy once Nick came into the fold, which makes Us worried that he may not be cut out for this whole Bachelor/Bachelorette thing. But there was still something missing in their union as the week’s rose ceremony approached and Kaitlyn was left to make an impossible choice. “It just feels like a painful decision. It was clearly getting to Kaitlyn too, because her idea of a date with Shawn was forcing him to wear a pink shirt and then nothing at all to play a round of golf. I just have to keep going back to how I feel in my heart and my gut,” Kaitlyn said about her costly resolution to narrow down the pack from “three unbelievable guys” to her final two.

Regardless, she enjoys Ben’s “calming presence” as they have a picnic outside of a castle designed by the architect responsible for Buckingham Palace. Because Kaitlyn’s not dumb, she asked Ben H. to stay over, but she wanted to make sure he was entirely comfortable with the situation. (Remember, last week she thought he was a virgin for a hot sec.) I had a great time with Ben last night. They talk about life, and Ben decides that starting a life together sounds “fun.” Flash-forward to dinner inside the beautiful castle, and Ben shows up wearing the male version of Kaitlyn’s daytime sweater. Nick’s pre-Fantasy Suite romp with Kaitlyn was the heavy breathing heard ‘round the world, and judging by the Internet’s reactions, he could be approaching Juan Pablo Galavis-levels of hatred by the majority of Bachelor Nation.

I’ll miss her a lot,” Ben said somberly, as the van pulled away. “I have zero doubt that Kaitlyn and I could have had something great.” Only the two rivals remained heading into the hometown dates as Kaitlyn and her potential-husbands trekked to Utah to meet the families of her final suitors. Despite the families’ obvious weariness and skepticism about the process initially, Kaitlyn’s spunky personality made it quite easy to get along with both relations as she quickly made herself at home in each unit.

In the end, Kaitlyn came out victorious and wanted to play “Truth or Dare.” When Shawn strips down, he’s wearing long underwear (It was a “a tough laundry day,” he said) and revealed his rock solid 8-pack (“Seriously, it’s like you’re photoshopped,” I thought when watching.) Kaitlyn also brought up the weird Eskimo brothers-Shawn situation that Nick kept talking about. Not only did both companies admit they could see Kaitlyn as a member of their household in a matter of minutes, both men topped off their respective dates by professing their unwavering love for the bachelorette.

Still in Ireland (what’s with the travel budget this season?), the couple went golfing dressed like “huge dorks.” Kaitlyn admitted that it had been a while since she had seen Shawn’s lighter side given his fiery, all-consuming hatred for Nick and that she really needed to be reminded that he’s not just a jealous, insecure monster. (Paraphrasing.) Kaitlyn kicked Shawn’s ass at golf, and so she decided that they would play truth or dare. Even after two picture-perfect days however, the blessings from both sides seemed more like a weight on Kaitlyn’s shoulders as she began to internally battle over her tough final decision ahead. “My emotions are so intense with two people.

Then, Nick waited outside after Shawn and Kaitlyn’s overnight date, in a way that wasn’t creepy at all, and there was definitely nothing creepy or horror movie-like about his, “Hello, Shawn.” The two of them had it out again, and it was all the same crap they’ve always been arguing about. I’m so confused,” she said, overwhelmed by frustration. “I don’t know what to do, how to do it – I don’t know.” Next week, Kaitlyn comes face-to-face with the season’s ex-beaus who confront the bachelorette during the always entertaining The Men Tell All special. The couple shares a trip down memory lane, remembering all three of their dates together before Kaitlyn decides they’re “so cute” and Ben calls her “unique” because he’s great at compliments.

Nick’s family was understandably concerned about Nick going through this show for a second time, but they definitely liked Kaitlyn, and she seemed to pass the test with Nick’s younger sister, Bella. Later, Shawn went to confront Nick for the things he was saying to Kaitlyn. (He was apparently bragging about being “Eskimo brothers” with a famous country singer, which is a ridiculously offensive term meaning that Shawn and this country singer had sex with the same person in the same night.) It was just as tedious – Shawn talked at Nick for a million years and steamrolled over his every attempt to join in the conversation and then kicked him out.

Things got just the tiniest bit weird when Nick was defending his decision to do the show again by describing Kaitlyn’s best traits, which included being “great at making out.” That’s a great skill to have, but she’s got to have some other aspects you can tell your mom about, right? Sweetheart Ben was eliminated and girls everywhere signed up for the next season of “The Bachelor” (Not really, but I’m Team Ben for becoming the next bachelor.) Kaitlyn met Nick’s big family first, who were all a little skeptical.

After their confrontation, Nick said Shawn wasn’t being a man since he wouldn’t have a conversation with him and continued to verbally beat him up a little. When I’m with you, life is good. … It will not be easy not seeing you.” “I really was not expecting to be going home,” said Ben in the car on the way back to the hotel. “It’s not easy. When Nick sat down with his mom to talk about Kaitlyn, he explained to her that his feelings for this bachelorette are much different than those he had last season for Andi. Maybe we’ve become so jaded at this point in our television-watching career that those words mean nothing to us anymore, but that was a weird let down.

Kaitlyn didn’t say “I love you back,” and then she left, and then Shawn cried, and Kaitlyn cried, despite how well everything just went, and because of how well everything just went. Like Nick’s siblings, Shawn’s two sisters grilled the bachelorette on her past relationships and the validity of her feelings for their younger brother. I was definitely changed by Kaitlyn. … At the end of the day I was able to open up and to have feelings for somebody again, and that’s something that I can’t take for granted. Cue the “golf is a lot like love” speech, in which Shawn says it’s “something you can do until you’re old and gray.” Because, you know, old people can love too. They walked around the borders of this square carpet as if the producers had told them they couldn’t move from that spot, testing the barriers like there was an invisible wall they were trying to silently figure out how to bring down.

Here’s hoping Ian continues to be egotistical, we finally learn the truth about “Brokeback Bachelor” and Kansas City’s Tanner Tolbert reveals some juicy secrets. Fresh out of her high school playbook, she wins and dares Shawn to streak “full-blown nakey” around the green … where there’s literally no one else.

I’m completely ignoring that he was basically wearing biking pants as underwear, and I’m choosing instead to focus on counting his abs. (Seems to be an even six.) Earning himself his very own black box — but is it bigger than Jillian’s?! Alright, it’s time for dinner, where Kaitlyn claims that Shawn needs to put his clothes on so that they can have a serious conversation. (And then take them off again.) Entering dinner to what I swear is the soundtrack of Titanic, dinner starts off full of laughing and smiling and all of Buddy the Elf’s favorite activities. Shawn updates Kaitlyn, telling her that he went to Nick’s place to talk to him about how he doesn’t believe that he’s fully here for Kaitlyn and walked away after Nick tried to make some crazy allegations. However, I will give Kaitlyn points in this situation, because when Shawn goes to explain what happened “that night,” she stops him, telling him that he doesn’t need to explain it to her.

In a moment of total honestly, Shawn then tells Kaitlyn that he won’t lose any sleep if she ends up with Nick, because that just means they weren’t meant to be. Staying level-headed, Kaitlyn sees his point, but she thinks this is probably a conversation meant for the off-camera environment of the fantasy suite. They then head into their suite, where she puts a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door and explains that “this night off-camera is HUGE.” No comment.

Yes, they’re both still sitting, but at least Shawn tells Nick that if he hears his name come out of Nick’s mouth one more time with Kaitlyn, it’s “not gonna be pretty.” And cue Nick’s comeback, which consists of him repeating “Are you threatening me?” for the rest of the conversation.

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