Let’s Talk Ashley:
Ashley says in order for her to find love, she has to be open, let go, and have fun — and I couldn’t agree with her more. Everyone says, when you’re not looking for love is when it plops right in your lap. I think Ashley finally realizes she misspoke when she said she loved Bentley. Ash is really trying to focus on the other guys now, which is nice to finally see. She even said that since Bentley’s departure, she is starting to see a lot of things in the other guys that she wouldn’t have seen if he was still around. Hopeless Ashley is hopeful again!
One-on-One Date With Constantine:
Constantine, in my opinion, got the shaft on his date! He was supposed to go on an exotic date, but ended up in the tourist trap shops in the city. But, props to this guy — he was a good sport and just focused on Ashley and getting to know her. I can only imagine the producers scrambling to rework the filming schedule when they found out the original date was a no go! While they were in the city a man who had been married for 35 years told the couple that it is important to forgive and forget, and that love is not a contest, and it is not about winning or losing. Ashley even said she loved that Constantine just went with the flow and that is important to her. They really did make the best out of the rainy day! After a long day in the city they end up having dinner in a beach cabana, where the small talk really got going! Surprise– Constantine gets the rose.
The Group Date: It Is All About The Kids
First — what a super rad way to spend a date! Ashley and the boys spent the date refurbishing a children’s orphanage. While they were there Ben F. started to paint a mural on the wall, which caught Ashley’s attention. He later said that he did it to set himself apart from the other guys (SMART). After a long day of work at the orphanage they head to the cocktail party, and the man claws come out. All of a sudden Ryan becomes the center of all the hatred. All the guys say if Ryan gets the date rose they will question what Ashley is thinking. J.P. even says guys could possibly leave. J.P. pulls Ashley aside for a quick chat and gives her a kiss. Ashley then says that J.P. is definitely the best kisser there. After her kiss she goes back and hands the date rose to Ben F., and he is pumped.
Ames Finally Gets His One-on-One:
Is it just me, or this guy is just shy of being a rocket scientist? The way he talks and carries himself shows he’s got brains and good looks. Remember at the comedy date someone said he had a huge forehead, that’s probably to fit his HUGE BRAIN. He told Ashley that he has traveled to more than 70 countries, including Thailand, which is right where they were for cooking school. It might be safe to assume that he probably has done very well for himself, too! Ashley seems to really enjoy her date with Ames. She even goes onto say I could see Ames as a husband. BIG WORDS if you ask me! I think Ames is definitely going to be in the final 4 right alongside J.P.
The Cocktail Party:
Ashley and West sit and have a chat, where Ashley tells West that she doesn’t want to feel like she has to fill his ex-wife’s shoes. West explains that’s not how it would be, but doesn’t seem to come up with any good commentary to back up his reasoning. Back amongst the bros, the boys start talking smack about how annoying Ryan is. They keep saying that he just doesn’t gel with the rest of the guys and that he isn’t genuine. They say his zest for life is just too much to deal with! Blake pulls Ryan off to the side and tells him he’s just annoying everyone with his INTENSITY! Ryan starts to rant in his ITM (In The Moment) about how he is just a happy guy blah blah blah.
Everything Is Coming Up Roses:
Ashley has a quick chat with Chris Harrison prior to the rose ceremony and tells him she wants to add a rose to the ceremony. She said she only wants to send one guy packing. So for the first time in “Bachelorette” history, Chris walks into the rose room and adds a rose!
2. Ben F.
5. Ryan .
11. Ben C.
West and his lack of filling the shoes description gets him sent home. Next week the crew is heading to Chang Mai where there will be elephants, kickboxing, ambulances and a surprise appearance by someone in the hotel. Wonder who that could be? Until then….