Recap: 'The Bachelorette' dumps a great guy before the rose ceremony

It’s the last date before the hometown visits, and it’s pretty clear Ashley and the guys are just itching to get out of Asia. Possibly because they’re eager to move forward in their romantic commitments, and possibly because they’d like a decent chicken sandwich. You just never know. Anyway, I don’t have a good feeling about this episode because the promos make it pretty clear she makes Ryan cry, and while I hope it’s because she doesn’t compost I suspect it’s for a reason that’s far, far worse. Not that she shouldn’t compost, but you get the idea.

 Ashley informs us that she’s super excited to be going to Taiwan because not a lot of people know about Taiwan! Really? Who are these people, Ashley? People without Internet connections? People with fifth grade educations? Just wondering.  

 Ashley describes all the many reasons why she’s so entranced with the final six, though the one quality that keeps popping up is safety. She feels secure with one guy, she feels protected by another guy, blah blah blah. If that’s all she’s looking for, she should just get a bulldog.

 Time for the dating to commence! Chris Harrison explains that four guys will get roses and will move on to hometown dates. That’s the good news. The bad news is that two guys will get the boot. Wah-wah. He also notes that there will be three romantic one-on-one dates that won’t have a rose-or-go option and there will be one uncomfortable and joyless group date. Read More...


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