‘The Bachelorette’ Men Tell All Recap: JoJo Fletcher Confronted By Chad, Luke And Chase
The “Men Tell All” episode of “The Bachelorette” had the eliminated men sparring with Chad and JoJo Fletcher getting grilled in the hot seat. After the men faced off with Chad, JoJo tried to explain herself to brokenhearted bachelors Chase and Luke, who earlier opened up to Chris Harrison about their feelings for the Bachelorette now.
It started with the guys recalling meeting JoJo for the first time, and then quickly turned into several men commenting how awful and obnoxious Chad was, as clips backed up their beefs. After that, there was video from the show of mostly Alex disparaging Derek. That segued into the guys calling out Alex for also being too intense and aggressive. Naturally, the conversation returned full circle to Chad and how rude and, at times, scary he was.
While the other guys were already on the stage for the “Men Tell All” special, it was time then to bring out Chad. Harrison then showed clips of Chad, first starting off as a decent guy to JoJo before morphing into a monster. Chad began by saying all the other guys were “so fake, and that “everything out of these dudes’ mouths were just bulls**t.” Not surprisingly, a number of the men took issue with what Chad was saying. At one point, a ticked-off Nick B. got up from his seat, took off his jacket, and rolled up his sleeves, as he complained about having to hear the “same egotistical bulls**t that we had to listen to all season.”
What we also learn is that, after he was kicked off the show, Chad went out with Grant and Robby’s ex-girlfriends. He explained that he wanted to show the women what a good guy was really like, alleging that the two other men had dumped their girlfriends just so they could be on “The Bachelorette.”
Chad then took on Alex, who he called “super annoying,” argued with Derek, gloated about dating’s Robby’s ex Hope, and claimed Jordan only was on “The Bachelorette” to be “famous.” After that, Harrison showed the footage of Evan and Chad’s fight, and it appeared that as bad as Chad was, Evan started that altercation by pushing him.
Harrison asked if Chad regretted anything, but he didn’t seem to budge. Harrison next questioned what his recently deceased mother would have thought of his behavior, and Chad responded that she’d find it “hilarious.”
It was then time for Luke in the hot seat. Luke said he was “shocked” when JoJo sent him home, and wished he had told her earlier that he loved her, but he wanted to make sure that she was first comfortable with his family. He admitted he “still love[s] her, but time has passed and he’s getting over the pain. Luke also noted he’s “still single” and “optimistic about what the future might hold.” Nevertheless, he said he was a “little nervous” to see JoJo on the show.
Chase was next to sit in the hot seat. After footage of him falling in love with JoJo and then being shockingly sent him home from the Fantasy Suite, Chase said he was blindsided. “I had no read on that whatsoever,” he told Harrison and the studio audience. He said it “still doesn’t make sense” to him, but even though she was the first woman he told, “I love you,” Chase doesn’t regret having said it.
When JoJo joined the guys, she told Harrison she “teared up” watching the memories with the eliminated men. She also talked about never expecting to care for so many of the men. When asked about what happened with Luke, the Bachelorette revealed “it was an instant connection” with him, but “something” happened on the last day, and said she “struggled” with saying goodbye, wondering whether she “made a mistake.”
Luke then asked if things would have been different if he had been more direct about saying he loved her. JoJo felt it was too “hard to say,” but when he finally did tell her he loved her, the Bachelorette acknowledged that she felt “overwhelmed” and decided to “stick to what my gut was telling me.”
Chase then sat next to JoJo and asked why she gave him a Fantasy Suite date when she could have eliminated him over dinner. JoJo answered honestly that she didn’t have “clarity” until then and felt “guilty’ afterwards. But Chase told her not to feel guilty, and that he was ultimately happy for her.
Despite having plenty of airtime before, Chad wasn’t done blasting the other guys. In front of JoJo, he said, “Everyone else knows Robby broke up with his girlfriend days before filming in order to be on the show with you.” “And we both know that Jordan is a liar, cheater whose own older brother won’t even talk to him,” he added. Rather than replying to Chad, JoJo said he’s “not even worth my breath,” and expressed that he’s just a guy seeking “attention.”
For the most part, that was the end of the show. Still, JoJo took questions from a number of the guys and watched bloopers from the filming of the series.