A lot has happened since The Bachelorette last aired an episode … and we’re not just talking about that Bachelorette spoilers shocker.
Incredibly, Bachelor in Paradise was shut down thanks to DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios, which totally usurped the show.
The Golden State Warriors’ NBA title-clinching win pushing back The Bachelorette Season 13 Episode 4 a week was a factor, as well.
In any case, we were back in business last night, as Rachel Lindsay and the guys made their way to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Naturally, there were the usual dramatic moments – both on dates with the woman of the hour and behind the scenes between the guys.
One guy in particular seems to be thriving on drama lately.
If you watch The Bachelorette online this week, one thing (one gross thing) will stand out more than anything else, though:
Lee Garrett stirring the pot, even by this show’s standards.
He argued with Eric. Then he argued with Kenny and admitted that he’s doing what it takes to win and called both of them “angry men.”
Lee Garrett may or may not be racist, but he’s terrible.
Dean even addressed this to the cameras, saying:
“The only person I’ve seen Lee pick fights with have been not the people that he’s used to seeing on a daily basis from a cultural perspective.”
Dancing around it, yes, but pretty obvious just the same. Rachel also appeared to break down slightly over her “historic” role this year.
In any case, Lee got a rose and Diggy got sent home, which was a big disappointment as the gang headed down to Hilton Head.
How much longer will he last? The Bachelorette spoilers have plenty to say about that … but honestly even one week is too long.
Dean ended up getting the one-on-one date of the week, which featured a ride in the Goodyear blimp – a lifelong dream of Rachel’s!
Talk about taking the relationship to new heights!
At dinner, Dean (who battled hard on the blimp despite being scared of heights), discussed his mother’s death due to breast cancer.
Then the 25-year-old danced with his girl on a platform at the concert of a group we’ve already forgotten the name of. VINTAGE Bachelorette.
The group date this week was a spelling bee, where disturbingly, no one other than Josiah could spell something on a college level.
Eric spelled “facade” as “physde.” That is all.
Peter began “coitus” with “qui.” THAT is all.
Josiah ultimately won with “polyamorous,” but the real loser was the public education system in this country, because wow. Just wow.
Afterward, the cocktail party passive-aggressive weirdness resumed and tensions boiled over between a couple of the alleged gentlemen.
Iggy tried to throw Josiah under the bus for no reason, and Rachel talked to Lee, who told her just how vicious and aggressive Kenny is.
Kenny heard about this from Rachel, and defended himself, but left the sit-down believing that Rachel somehow believed Lee over him.
That did not sit well.
As he went to confront Lee at the bar, we got the obligatory TO BE CONTINUED again and are left to ponder our place in the universe.