'The Bachelorette' recap: Padded Thai

Previously, on The Bachelorette: Bentley left, Ashley cried, and viewers felt something between outrage and "outrage." This week, as the lone beach ball floating serenely on the surface of Casa Bachelor's pool at the opening of last night's episode indicated, TeamBachelorette decided Ashley deserved a week off from emotional hate crimes. And for that, I am thankful. So, onward and upward! Or at least laterally!

Harrison assembles the guys and gives them the usual rundown about the dates -- but he's got no date card to deliver... because they're about to leave the mansion until they resurface on Bachelor Pad 2 forever and head to Thailand!! Ashley is already there, kicking back in a wooden boat and strolling the beach in red short-shorts and a teeny tiny tank top. She hasn't gotten over Bentley yet. "I'm really hoping I can dig out of this hole." Who better to help her do that than Annie, the official Navigator (or something) at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa? Ashley asks her for tourism advice, and while Annie tries to be professional she can't help but emit a horrified "Oh my God" when the Bachelorette inquires about planning dates with 12 men. Sure, Thailand has its issues, but I doubt Annie has ever been tasked with planning something so unseemly. Read More...



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