The Bachelorette Season 6 Episode 6 started off with fireworks. The wrestler’s girlfriend, who was fully onboard and involved with hatching the plan for him to come on the show and try to become famous (didn’t work), got jealous of him when she found out he had another girlfriend. With that, she decided to screw him over and tell Ali not to trust him, but instead to trust her because she only tried to trick her for a little while but Justin wanted to go all the way to the final three with the lie. In the end, Justin found his way off the show, as we listened to the desperate voicemails he left for his (ex?) girlfriend. In the anticlimactic conclusion, Ali made it obvious she had no interest in Craig, so nobody was surprised when he did not get a rose.
This week the destination is Lisbon, Portugal, where there will be 4 dates and no roses.
Roberto gets the first individual date. Ali hopes to find out if Roberto can be fun. Apparently to him this means hearing music and stopping to dance in the middle of the street. Their destination is the outside of a castle. He says he’s not nervous about the hometown date. More excited than anything. As the sun sets in the background, Ali tells us that Roberto could possibly be the one.
The two-on-one date goes to Frank and Ty. They go to a castle, too. I’m seeing a theme here. When they sit down for dinner, Ali’s acting weird already. It’s not you. It’s me. Once they’re done eating, Ty is the first person pulled aside. Her concern is about his upbringing where the women did not work. Seems a little silly to hold that against him, and he hopes to ease her concerns. As for Frank, Ali doesn’t seem to be worried about him. But he has something to tell her. He lives at home with his parents. She says she doesn’t care where he lives, although she could see why he withheld that information basically until he was forced to reveal it with the hometown dates incoming.
The next date is with Kirk, and Ali’s still acting weird. Their chariot awaits, a horsedrawn carriage, which takes them to a palace. It’s been a few years since he’s brought somebody home to meet his parents, so it’s a big step for him as well. She’s not sure about, well, something. Whatever it is, it’s making her act withdrawn with each of the guys. Kirk feels that his heart’s open now, and he feels like he deserves this.
Chris is the last one to go on a date, which will take place on the day of the rose ceremony. Ali’s really sort of digging him as a friend. He’s good as long as it doesn’t involve oil wrestling or Icelandic horses. Wait until he finds out he’s gotta drive a scooter. His main goal is to not be the one who kills The Bachelorette. This slowness on the moped reminds Ali of their relationship. Once she’s in the driver’s seat, she floors it, even if that means going in the wrong lane on blind corners. Unlike the other dates, they go to a winery. He likes how they’ve talked and progressed, not too quickly, although that does not exactly lend itself to a silly process in which someone’s getting down on one knee after a few dates. He’s been holding on to a bracelet since the beginning, wanting to make sure he liked her enough to give it to her, so now would be that time.
Ty has been eliminated. She just can’t see them working. He hopes she realizes that she made the wrong choice.
It doesn’t end there. Now we head back to last season, with a couple that’s already broken up, which did not seem like that good a fit to begin with. Jake and Vienna are here to tell their sides of the story and call each other liars.
Before we get into that, Chris tells us many people have found love on this show. What number qualifies as many?
Jake’s story is that he was out of town, and all of a sudden he gets back and is on the cover of 5 magazines. Vienna blames the changing relationship. After the first month, the relationship was just for the cameras. She says she was emotionally abused, which by her definition means someone who doesn’t show any emotion. Oh. Good to know.
He’s disgusted with her for selling him out to a tabloid. But that’s okay because he’s a fame whore. He wants to be an actor, but at least he wants to be something. She denies cheating with some guy she doesn’t know, and she also didn’t cheat with a gay guy.
Chris wants to know why they didn’t just split and go their separate ways. Jake would like to know that as well. Vienna acknowledges that she didn’t want to give him the opportunity to do that.
For all her whining about wanting to go back to Florida and being Jake’s prisoner, Vienna has decided to take a job in LA and stay there.
How can you get sick of somebody in six months? I think the girls in the house last season would be able to answer that. It doesn’t seem as if she really wants him to get a word out. Try as he might to finish a sentence, her yapping won’t let him do so.
Vienna’s done talking about it. Well, that’s a start. After he finally raises his voice somewhat, she storms out of the interview and wants to go home. Jake says that’s what one of their arguments looks like. Not a hard thing to believe.
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