Bachelorette Blog - Deep Cuts (Week 5)

This week was a double feature week for The Bachelorette with two nights of dates and a decent amount of heartbreak. Let's jump right in!

A Perfect Match?

The week started with a one-on-one date with Jack who on paper seems like a perfect match, they're both from Dallas, they're both attorneys and they are the same age. Unfortunately, it was easy to see from the begin that Rachel was just not that into Jack. They took the day to explore the city, eating oysters and taking dance lessons, but it was clear that Jack was more invested than Rachel. I can't believe he couldn't tell that the date wasn't going that well. When he first tried to kiss her Rachel pushed back, claiming to be sick/contagious and only after he said it was worth it did she go ahead and let him in for a smooch. Throughout the date, Jake notes that he feels a strong connection and things are easy and comfortable. Rachel recognized that things were pretty easy but she felt no passion with Jack and sow he was sent on his way.

Cocktail Party? Nope.

Rachel decided that she knew what she wanted to do and therefore cancelled the cocktail party. She does this on night two as well which makes me think we probably won't be seeing any more cocktail parties this season. I did like to see Peter talking with the other guys about how he noticed how much pressure Rachel is under and how she was really stressed this week. I like that he's really in tune with how she's feeling because he was spot on.

The guys who left on Monday's episode were: Jack (from the date), Iggy, and Jonathan

Too good to be True?

The first one-on-one date in Oslo, Norway went to Bryan. It's about time Bryan got a one-on-one. He's been eating Rachel's face since night one. Obviously, they have a strong physical connection but Rachel wanted to find out if they had an emotional connection as well.

For their date, they explored Oslo and then discovered the best view in Oslo by repelling down the Olympic ski jump which is 187 feet high. The best quote from this date was between Rachel and a producer:

Rachel: [paraphrasing] Does no one else worry about it being 187 feet?
Producer: What is 187?
Rachel: Murder!

I didn't know that about 187 either, silly sheltered me. But it cracked me up. In the end, Rachel still kind of thinks Bryan is too good to be true but he's doing a good job of convincing her.

I'm looking for a man who's good with his hands
Group: Adam, Anthony, Matt, Alex, Eric, Dean, Peter, Will and Josiah

For the group date then men played handball and it was super entertaining. It's amazing how little drama there is when you remove the two most dramatic men from the situation. Because there was an odd number of guys, Rachel joined in to play and of course her team won. She had some cute interactions with Peter and Dean during the game. And Dean proved that he has a sense of humor by wearing his jock strap on the outside of his uniform.

During the evening date Rachel had a really awkward chat with Josiah, who is super confident and told her that he knows that she's the one because she's really beautiful. He just kept talking about how beautiful she was and he she told him that he never asks her any questions, he didn't really have an answer for that. Then she spent 3 and half hours with Peter including a steam dip in the bathtub together. Imagine Peter's surprise when he didn't get the group date rose, but he's got nothing to worry about. He's top two material.

Lee vs. Kenny

Before the two-on-one began, Lee and Will talked about why Kenny would be offended by the use of the term "aggressive". I'm not convinced that Lee's antagonism toward Kenny is based on race and I don't think he considered the negative association and history of the term aggressive and black men. I think he's just a giant ass.

As the date began, the three of them took a helicopter to the secluded wilderness. She talked to each of the individually and got very conflicting stories. Lee straight up lied to her but pretended that he hates conflict. What? Monday night ended with a cliff hanger of not knowing who she would send packing so the start of Tuesday was when she determined that she really didn't trust Lee and that Kenny seemed to be genuine every time she talked to him. So she sent Lee home. However, she wasn't quite ready to give Kenny the rose and wanted to see how the rest of the date went.

Kenny couldn't get past Lee lying about him and left Rachel in the helicopter while he went back to give Lee one last talking-to. Rachel didn't appreciate that, but she gave him the benefit of the doubt and in the end he got the rose.

I'm Copen for Love

Finally, Eric got his one-on-one date and it did not disappoint. Rachel took Eric to Copenhagen where they played like children most of the day, including fun fair festivities. Eric was so joyful and playful with Rachel which was a side we hadn't seen from him yet. He was really cute and Rachel was happy to see the lighter side of him.

He also opened up to her about his lack of love from his mother and how it affected him. He says that he's never been in love before but that he knows that he is falling for Rachel because he's never felt this way before. Smooth.

I honestly don't even really remember much about the group date on Tuesday. There were so many freaking dates this week! The main thing that I remember was that Rachel respectfully let Kenny go so that he could be with his daughter. It was the most amicable departure in Bachelorette history. And she gave Peter the group date rose (obvi).


The second one-on-one this week went to Will. I have to say, leading up to this date I was starting to get a good impression of Will. He's super cute and I was looking forward to seeing how things progressed with him. Little did I (or Rachel) know that his journey would be short lived. They went to all these beautiful and romantic places and there was absolutely no spark between them. Rachel was willing to give him another chance, thinking that maybe he's just not that into PDA or something but during dinner he told her that he generally is very passionate in his relationships. Which lead her to wonder why he wasn't passionate with her. She asked some probing questions and found that Will has mostly dated white women in the past (it's kind of weird that he would mention that), so basically Rachel determined that he just wasn't attracted to her and asked him to leave.

So Rachel had a pretty rough week, asking Lee, Kenny and Will to all leave before the rose ceremony. She was understandably emotional having to let more people go. After the elimination we're left with only six remaining men: Peter, Dean, Eric, Bryan, Adam and Matt. Seriously, Adam and Matt will be the next to go, neither one has had a one-on-one or any significant time with Rachel, which means we're probably going to see Peter, Dean, Eric and Bryan in the top four. And I really do think it will come down to Peter and Eric but we'll see!

Until next week everyone!

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