The Bachelorette recap: Kaitlyn dumps one and meets two families

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

We can’t say for sure that Ben Higgins is as nice as he seems on the show, or that Nick Viall and Shawn Booth aren’t nicer than they come off on TV, but adorably dorky Ben was the one who got sent home. 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. Even if you hadn’t seen the spoilers it seemed clear that Ben was being set up for a fall and that Shawn and Nick — who spent almost as much time trash talking each other as saying nice things about Kaitlyn Bristowe on Monday — were going to be the final two.

They’ve pissed each other off, they’ve pissed us off and they’ve even pissed our Bachelorette off. “Nick and Shawn hate each other,” Kaitlyn Bristowe said on Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette. “It’s actually taking away from what I feel about both of them.” “I just hope Kaitlyn’s as smart as I think it is,” he said before the rose ceremony. “It’s hard for me to imagine that she keeps us both after this. 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. As for Ben, after a sniffly goodbye to Kaitlyn and the ignominy of taking his last ride in a minivan rather than a limo, he revealed that Kaitlyn had changed him. “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.” Whether Ben was coached or was saying something he truly felt in that moment, it’s exactly the sort of touchy feely stuff that any prospective Bachelor has to master. Ben for Bachelor seems to be gaining traction with fans and he’s one of the few Kaitlyn rejects who hasn’t been cited as a potential Bachelor in Paradise cast member, so chances seem good we’ll see those sensible sweaters and that slightly wide-eyed, unblinking look of his again before too long.

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. His began with Kaitlyn riding a horse for the first time, which was kind of brilliant, as far as dates go. “I’ve got these two guys acting like they’re in high school, and having this feud, and wasting precious time,” Kaitlyn told Chris Harrison, “And then I’ve got Ben, who’s just the greatest.

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. 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! No question in my mind, I think Ben would make a great husband.” “My heart is beating out of my chest right now,” she said, clearly exaggerating, given her dress was cut down to her waist and you could see, well, her entire chest. Nick and Shawn have been the clear final two since as soon as Nick arrived, and everyone else was really only there because they had to be in order to make the show interesting. 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. Last week, Ben told Kaitlyn the Fantasy Suite was laden with outrageous expectations and that he’d just as well spend the time off-camera talking all night, leading Kaitlyn to believe he must be gay.

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. Ben assures her he is into ladies—her specifically—and takes Chris Harrison’s offer to “forgo his individual suite” and have the “best sleepover ever” with Kaitlyn in the 19th century castle. I don’t ever want to talk to that guy again, I don’t want to see him, I just want to be with Kaitlyn.” Said Nick, who was runner-up to Josh Murray in Andi Dorfman’s season: “It’s down to two, once again. 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.

It’s not totally clear what went on during their overnight date (a welcome diversion from all the kissing and telling that’s been this season’s norm) but the two “only slept a half an hour” and had “a good time.” Shawn is the final man to get a turn spending “off-camera time” with Kaitlyn. 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. He’d earlier told Kaitlyn that Shawn had bragged about being “eskimo brothers” with a friend (I’ll leave that to you to Google) and basically cut Shawn down in front of her.

Is that cool?” Ben’s and Kaitlyn’s overnight took place in the nearly 200-year-old Lough Cutra Castle, so it had fairy tale written all over it. With the lack of adventure dates (not counting boxing and the bird-filled haunted house), love puns have been hard to come by this season, but we get an exceptionally weak one here. “Golf is a lot like love, in that it’s something you can do until you’re old and grey,” Shawn said, then proceeds to play terrible golf, knocking ball after ball into the water hazard. 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.

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. 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? Kaitlyn kept the mood light by making Shawn wear a hot pink golf shirt and electric blue pants and then making him take them off to streak on the green. Kaitlyn suggested he cover his manhood with that “little glove of his, no large glove of his”, but instead he was protected by that famous black box. 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 it was Kaitlyn’s turn for the hot seat, Nick’s siblings and mother asked her about her feelings for Nick and how it’s different from the other guys she has dated.

What is it about him that you don’t like?” Shawn stuck to his narrative about Nick not being there for the right reasons, being manipulative and an asshole and so on. When Kaitlyn brought up Nick’s “Eskimo brother” allegation about Shawn supposedly having sex with the same woman on the same night as a well known country singer, Shawn offered to tell her what really happened and Kaitlyn turned him down. 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. The last thing that I want to do is hurt one of these guys, and it terrifies me to think that the guy I’m sending home tonight is someone that I am definitely falling in love with.

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. And to think about, oh my gosh, we might be going down that road again, there is definitely some apprehensions.” Said his mom, Mary: “He went through a lot.

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. He makes me happy.” Nick, a 34-year-old software sales executive, is trying not to be as cocky as he was in Andi’s season — but, like Shawn, he’s convinced Kaitlyn loves him. “Last time, I was so confident.

His mother “can’t make it” but his sisters and father are there to give her the once-over. “Whatever they say goes,” and he says he’ll take a step back if they aren’t on board. Despite the questions from Shawn’s older sisters and his dad’s concern that maybe Shawn was just infatuated with Kaitlyn, they all gave her and Shawn their blessing.

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