We’re four episodes into season 15 of The Bachelorette, and there’s already been plenty of drama, tears, laughter, and someone has already uttered that all important ‘L’ word.
What’s in store for the rest of the season? I’m your resident Bachelorette writer who will give you the rundown every Tuesday on the guys, the drama, and hopefully the love we all strive to find.
One-on-one: Jed (singer/songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee)
Jed got the coveted one-on-one date with Hannah as the group left the mansion and landed in Newport, Rhode Island. Hannah took Jed to Boston, where they walked around Quincy Market and learned about American history.
If you watch The Bachelorette or The Bachelor with regularity, you may recognize the Halo Top Ice Cream actor from the commercial with Nick Viall who made an appearance on this date serving up a sweet treat for the couple.
The couple finished the day playing two-on-two with two Boston Celtic basketball players, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier. Things got serious when Hannah asked Jaylen what she should look for in a man. His response? Someone who makes you laugh, someone you can be yourself with, who respects you, and is there for you in the rough times and the good times. Sounds like pretty sound advice to me.
Someone who makes you laugh, someone you can be yourself with, who respects you, and is there for you in the rough times and the good times. Sounds like pretty sound advice to me.
Serious talk time. During the dinner portion of the date, Jed admitted to Hannah that he came on the show because it’s a great platform and he’s a musician. He continues to say that after meeting Hannah and getting to know her, he’s falling for her, and the fact that The Bachelorette is a good platform no longer matters. Hannah appreciates his honesty (for the record, so do I). Jed gets the rose and will be here for another week.
Group Date: Connor, Devin, Dustin, Dylan, Garrett, Grant, John Paul Jones, Kevin, Luke P., Luke S., Matteo, Mike, and Peter
I’m not going to lie this date was a mess. Whoever thought getting 13 men who are all falling for the same girl to play a contact sport with no pads probably should have known better.
Whoever thought getting 13 men who are all falling for the same girl to play a contact sport with no pads probably should have known better.
The date started off well enough. Professional rugby players showed the men and Hannah a few moves and the basics of the game before starting a scrimmage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. It quickly goes sideways when Kevin calls over producers to have his shoulder checked out. His injury sends him to the hospital for X-Rays.
The game must go on, and John Paul Jones scores a try (a touchdown in football terms) for five points putting the blue team in front of the green team. Luke P., who is nothing like Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, was determined to prove to Hannah that not only would he fight on the field, he would fight for her. This manifested in some aggressive play.
What happened next is a bit of a blur, even with TiVo. Watching it on TV, the audience can see Luke P. hit/body slam/put Luke S on the ground, but no one can tell if Luke P. started it or if Luke S., who is also nothing like Luke Danes from Gilmore Girls, instigated it. Hannah (and the detectives on Twitter) tried to get to the bottom of it.
The Luke vs. Luke drama continues throughout the rest of the night. The rest of the guys also confront Luke P., who insisted that what he did, he did in self-defense.
In the end, Garrett used his time, not to talk about the drama, but to tell Hannah that he was “crushing” on her. It was adorable, and he got the group date rose.
One-on-one: Tyler C. (General Contractor from Jupiter, Florida)
After that dramatic group date, it’s understandable that Hannah is a little emotional and not fully into this one-on-one date. Tyler does a great job of comforting her and letting her know that he’s there for her during her highs AND her lows. You know he’s there for the right reasons.
Tyler does a great job of comforting her and letting her know that he’s there for her during her highs AND her lows.
They continue their date on a boat, lobster fishing. You’re a great catch was definitely the pun of the day. I’m happy to report that Hannah opens up and doesn’t let her emotions get in the way of having a terrific date with Tyler. They feed each other lobster and visit the oldest tavern in America for the dinner portion of the date.
It turns out that Tyler’s dad almost died a few months prior to filming, and while his dad was recovering from surgery, they watched The Bachelor together. As they watched and got to see Hannah Beast, Tyler’s dad suggested he go out for the show because she was the girl for him.
Tyler gets the rose (how could he not?) and Jake Owen performs.
The rose ceremony
More Luke vs. Luke drama. But first, Peter asks Hannah to be his girlfriend, and she says yes. It’s traditional, it’s cute, and it low-key makes me wish Peter the pilot was my boyfriend.
It’s traditional, it’s cute, and it low-key makes me wish Peter the pilot was my boyfriend.
Then, it was back to your regularly scheduled Luke drama of the night. Luke S. has the chance to speak with Hannah before Luke P. and uses his time to ask if she still had any questions about his character, and to his surprise, she does. He decides to ask Luke P. to tell Hannah that he is there for the right reasons and that Luke P. was dishonest before. The other guys back him up.
When it’s Luke P.’s turn to clear the air, he – for lack of a better word – narks on Luke S. further frustrating Hannah (and the rest of the guys when they find out).
Hannah asks the Luke’s to talk, and that’s where the episode ended.
Next week promises to be just as dramatic as this week as the Luke drama continues. My guess is that Luke S. will be sent home along with Devin or Dustin. Hannah has undeniable feelings for Luke P., and I have a feeling that she will follow her heart on this one.
My guess for the final four: Peter, Garrett, Jed, and Tyler C.