By Joanne Rosa
GROUP DATE CONTINUED
Welp, last time we were here, we left Kenny and Lee outside about to have a very civilized conversation.
Joking. It was about to go down.
Meanwhile, Bryan is sweet-talking Rachel on the water, telling her how he is not involved in any of the drama at the house. That man is arguably the most charming of all of Rachel’s potential suitors.
Anyway, Kenny spoke to Lee extremely calmly, called him a snake and asked him to just worry about himself. Lee snickered and walked away from Kenny. The guys told Lee to just keep to himself instead, but Lee said he simply couldn’t do that.
So, obviously, Bryan got the group date rose. Clearly, Rachel is not shy to give guys more than one rose within just the first few weeks.
Rachel left the date and Kenny congratulated Bryan for getting the rose. He announced Bryan deserved the rose, and that he is a classy dude, not a snake.
Lee told Kenny “ef you” (except he didn’t actually say “ef”), which put Kenny in a place where he wanted to call Lee a little bitch over and over again.
We don’t see this feud ending well.
Jack was the lucky man to have Rachel all to himself. They left Cinderella style on a horse and carriage, and left the Prince Charming on paper. Jack and Rachel are both lawyers, both from Dallas, and both the same age.
Rachel thinks that Jack is missing something. He is perfect on paper, but she believes Jack may be holding back. She’s waiting for romance to develop.
On the other hand, Jack couldn’t stop talking about how connected he felt to Rachel. Rachel asked him if he could do anything with her in their hometown of Dallas, what would it be? He started off by saying he would take her into a room, lock the door, and lay on the bed with her and chill all day. That rubbed Rachel the wrong way. She picked up the rose, and explained why she couldn’t give it to him. Rachel said it wasn’t fair to drag him along. With tears in his eyes (but none she’d), he nodded his head, and let Rachel walk him out.
It was difficult for Rachel to do, but she had to go with her gut.
COCKTAIL PARTY CANCELLED
Rachel knows exactly what she wants to do, and she ain’t got no time for a damn cocktail party that’s filled with drama.
Rachel starts the rose ceremony with a statement, “To the men I’m saying goodbye to tonight, I want you to know that you’ve made a lasting impression on me, and I’m so lucky to have met you.”
There were no roses left for Jonathan (AKA the tickle monster), and Iggy.
OFF TO OSLO, NORWAY
Rachel Lindsay and her potential suitors went across the pond to Norway. The sights are gorgeous, the weather is crisp, and everyone is down to earth.
Eric questioned Rachel’s interest in Black men to Anthony. Anthony is the only black guy that has been on a one-on-one date, and Eric thinks it has to do with race. Anthony couldn’t disagree more, saying Rachel doesn’t see men in black and white, she sees each person as an individual for who they are.
Rachel is not shy to let everyone know that she is really into Bryan.
Rachel took Bryan to some Olympic Ski Jump that’s 187 feet, which kept making Rachel think of murder. If that didn’t do the trick, Rachel told Bryan they were actually going to propel down. Rachel was freaking out, but Bryan’s confidence made her feel like she could do anything. They kissed mid air, then propelled their way down.
Rachel is waiting for something to happen with Bryan. He is 37, handsome, funny, smart, charming, and their chemistry is off the charts. It’s scary for her, because it seems like it’s too good to be true.
Bryan went all the way tonight! No, it’s not what you’re thinking. He said he’s falling in love with her. All Rachel could do was smile like a little girl and give him a big ol’ smooch.
I need someone who is good with his hands.
Adam, Dean, Anthony, Peter, Matt, Will, Alex, Eric, and Josiah have to prove their worth to Rachel with a competitive game of handball. While Josiah tried to show off, and Peter got his hands full of Rachel, Will was the one who stuck out the most to Rachel. He brought his best game to the court.
Rachel brought Will aside to congratulate him on the great game, and even got him to open up a little bit. Will had a long four-year relationship and grew from it. Rachel respected how genuine he was.
However, it seemed like all of the guys were pouring out their feelings to Rachel, including Josiah. He told her, while biting his lip, that he can see himself growing old with Rachel. Rachel was straight with him, and said he only knows what he’s read about her.
When it comes to Peter, Rachel can’t help but notice that Peter picks up on specific things Rachel does that the other guys don’t. Peter couldn’t stop kissing Rachel, so she suggested they move over to the hot tub.
Awhile later, Peter and Rachel came back, but the rose went to Will.
Your fate is up in the air… two men, one rose. One stays, one goes.
Rachel picked the guys up in a helicopter, and it wasn’t the flying that was making her nervous. It was the tension between Kenny and Lee.
Rachel’s plan is to get to the bottom of the Kenny-Lee situation.
Rachel brought Kenny aside first. Kenny spoke on what a role model Rachel is for his daughter, and spoke on his truth about what happened between him and Lee.
Rachel pulled Lee aside, and he immediately spoke on his truth, which included Kenny calling him a bitch, pulling Lee out of the Van, and telling Lee he has a dark side when he drinks.
All Rachel wanted was clarity, and she is more confused than ever. She wanted to leave lawyer Rachel at home, but she needs to get to the bottom of this…