The Bachelorette Recap: Shawn, Nick and Ben Drop the ‘L’ Word

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The Bachelorette Recap: Shawn, Nick and Ben Drop the ‘L’ Word – and One of Them Goes Home.

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. Shawn is intense and fun and Ben is a positive dude but Nick “kind of has it all.” So says Kaitlyn Bristowe, who is zeroing in on her potential mate before The Bachelorette’s summer finale in two weeks.Twelve Canadian teams made their way by horse-drawn carriage through Quebec City to the starting line, where host Jon Montgomery set the third season of The Amazing Race Canada in motion.

The Bachelorette has been chock-full of intense drama recently, thanks to Kaitlyn Bristowe’s confession about her special night with Nick Viall — and the fallout between him and fellow suitor Shawn — but there’s a moment of levity in the Monday, July 13, episode. In this exclusive clip from Monday’s installment of the reality dating competition, Kaitlyn talks with host Chris Harrison about Shawn’s jealous ways, and how Nick seems to have something the other guys don’t – her unabashed admiration!

Dancing exes, family-oriented brothers from Hamilton and a pair of corrections officers from British Columbia were only some of the eclectic characters that made up the diverse and hilarious cast who began their journey to win the largest prize in Canadian television history, consisting of free gas for life, brand new Chevrolet trucks and $250,000. But don’t worry, the excitement won’t stop there, because then we get two full hours of people dancing around using the word “sex,” you know, because that would be too far for this show.

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.

But before that, the two share a cute moment as they try to feed a couple of donkeys and their good deed backfires. “Immediately the donkeys were, like, attracted to us, so we were feeding them and they were loving it,” Kaitlyn says in a sneak peek clip. “Once we walked away, they were chasing us.” Lawrence River to hop on a flight to Toronto, where they faced their first Road Block, tasking them with delivering the sports news alongside James Duthie at TSN.

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. Max and Elias (an MMA fighter who is undefeated in the UFC), a dating couple from Toronto in their “honeymoon phase,” faced a major set-back when Elias’ dyslexia made the already difficult pronunciations even more challenging and the two were ultimately the last couple to reach the season’s first pit-stop located at the Air Canada Centre. 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. 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. 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!).

Not even the power of the last laugh could save 27-year-old California poker dealer Da’Vonne Rogers from eviction when she became the second houseguest eliminated from the Big Brother house, following a devious week. 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. Although the entire house had been targeting pot-stirrer Audrey Middleton, it was Head of Household Shelli Poole who had different plans, gunning for Da’Vonne from the start once tension grew between them. Regardless, she enjoys Ben’s “calming presence” as they have a picnic outside of a castle designed by the architect responsible for Buckingham Palace.

But he totally broke our heart during last week’s one-on-one when he told Kaitlyn his last breakup made him feel “unloveable.” Is it possible that this season’s Nice Guy could be too fragile to be The Bachelor? Once Da’Vonne won the week’s BB Takeover twist that allowed her to choose three houseguests to sit out of the week’s vote, it looked like she may have earned a fighting chance to remain in the game. 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.

But isn’t it exciting to be in a castle that’s filled with “200 years of love”? (And probably torture, betrayal, enslavement, etc.) Who’s ready for dinner?! After weeks of jigging around her big confession, Kaitlyn Bristowe finally came clean about her infamous overnight rendezvous, initiating the ultimate showdown between season rival-heads Nick Viall and Shawn Booth on The Bachelorette this week. 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.

Both Kentucky insurance agent Joe Bailey and sensitive restaurant manager Jared Haibon were eliminated when Kaitlyn narrowed down her pack of bachelors to only three finalists. She then decided to finally come clean to the hyper-sensitive Shawn about her one-on-one overnight engagement with Nick a few weeks prior, that had been causing her mountains of stress, sleepless nights and probably a few grey hairs. “At night we went back to my place and I just felt like it went too far and it’s hard for me to admit it, but we had sex,” she said. Stepping outside for some air, the Calvin Harris-doppelganger took a minute to regroup before coming to his senses and realizing he can’t really fault Kaitlyn for exploring relationships with other guys, considering she’s on a show centred around that premise.

But that didn’t stop the blonde bachelor from taking his anger out on “The Other Guy.” Following his perfect overnight fantasy suite date with Kaitlyn, Nick returned to his hotel room, where Shawn confronted him. After seven incredible weeks of original, daring and jaw-dropping auditions, America’s Got Talent ended their spirited 10th season try-outs with high-octane energy. 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. Then, professional extreme eater Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti broke a world record on stage by chugging down 120 raw eggs (weighing 15 pounds in soggy goodness). “Nobody’s dumb enough to do this but me,” he said with pride. 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.

And Duo Volta, an ex-couple of trapeze artists mastered their coordinated number. “He’s the one that catches you and holds onto you but in life, he let you go,” Howie Mandel joked about the previously dating-duo. Next week, guest judges Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Buble, Marlon Wayans and Piers Morgan help narrow down the acts. 31-year-old North Carolina home cook, Kerry Prince was eliminated from MasterChef after failing to nail a pan-seared scallop with quail eggs during the week’s pressure test. After relentless judging and choreography testing, So You Think You Can Dance determined the season’s top 20 dancers, consisting of 10 on Team Stage and 10 on Team Street.

At the rose ceremony, Kaitlyn said that the overnights went so well: They were “open and honest and sensitive and that’s just pretty much all any woman could ever ask for,” she said, before stepping away to have a little cry. “How everything has [gone] has made my decision feel almost impossible,” she said when she rejoined the group. “All I can do at this point is follow my heart and hope I am not making a mistake.” Like Jared before him, Ben even left the show like a gentleman, telling Kaitlyn: “I felt like I showed you who I was, and there’s nothing about you or the situation that I thought couldn’t work. 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. 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.

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. 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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