Bachelorette Recap: Kaitlyn Bristowe Brings Nick V. Back From Andi Dorfman’s Season

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By Michael Lewittes |

kaitlyn bristowe bachelorette june 8 recap


“The Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe brought Nick Viall from Andi Dorfman’s season on to the show, causing a lot of anger and controversy with the remaining men. It’s revealed that before she was tapped “The Bachelorette,” Bristowe and Nick had been texting each other. Episode four also had a “Rap Battle” and the men auditioning to perform on Broadway in “Aladdin.” Get the full recap here!

This week’s episode began with Bristowe pulling Clint aside at the mansion, and telling him off because she thought he was the “biggest douche in ‘Bachelor’ history.” Bristowe let Clint know she also didn’t trust him. She then told the guys that she was sending him home. Next, JJ berated his bromance mate for wasting everyone’s time. But before Clint left, he had words with JJ, telling him to “get the f*ck out of my face.”

Chris Harrison then announced they were leaving the mansion forever, and traveling the world. The next stop with the remaining guys was New York. The episode really began with a group date in New York in which four teams of two guys competed against each in a “Rap Battle” with Doug E. Fresh helping out. As Bristowe explained, a “Rap Battle” involves a lot of boasting about yourself and dissing your opponent.

In front of a packed New York dance club, Tanner spit verses against Ben Z., while Corey took on JJ and made fun of his opponent for missing his “boyfriend Clint.” JJ’s comeback wasn’t exactly welcomed, calling the audience a bunch of “hoes.” Then Jonathan faced off against Ryan B., and Shawn B. competed against Justin, who made fun of how his competitor was a poor man’s version of Ryan Gosling.

Bristowe called it the “worst rap battle” she’s ever heard. After the competition, Bristowe saw Ashey I. from Chris Soules’ season in the lobby and gave her a hug before noticing that Nick Viall from Andi Dorfman’s season was there, too. What we learn is that before her season began, Bristowe was texting with Nick. The two talked privately, and he confessed that he’d “regret” it forever if she got engaged and he never went for it with her. Bristowe said she had to “think about it.”

Later, during a little party on a boat with the guys from the “Rap Battle” date, Bristowe sprung on the remaining men the situation with Nick. Suffice to say, the men weren’t happy about it. Bristol then walked away from the party, and met up with Nick. The two then made out. ‘The Bachelorette” said she had a real “connection” with Nick, but asked him if she could think overnight about whether or not to let him on the show. Bristowe then returned to the boat, where she gave Justin a rose for the “Rap Battle” date.

That evening, Bristowe called Nick and they agreed to meet up the next day. She said she had a hair appointment, and wanted to talk about him joining the show with someone else. At her hair appointment the next day, the person she discussed Nick with was none other than with her stylist, super loopy Ashley S. from Soules’ season.

The next day, “The Bachelorette” met up with Nick, and they both discussed how they have “chemistry” and need to follow their hearts. They then made out again, before Bristowe said she would always “regret” it if she didn’t bring him on to the show.

Bristowe still went on her one-on-one date with Jared. Dressed in a tuxedo, they shared a champagne-filled, romantic dinner at the Met Museum. After he read he a poem he wrote, they kissed and “The Bachelorette” gave him a date rose. From there, they took a helicopter ride at night over New York, even flying by the Statue of Liberty.

Before the episode’s second group date, Bristowe told the guys that Nick was going to join the show and move into the hotel that night. If the guys were annoyed before when it was just a possibility, then they were downright upset hearing it was a done deal. Bristowe told the men that it didn’t affect how she felt about any of them, but no one bought it.

The group date had Ben H., Chris, Ian, Joe, and Joshua auditioning for the Broadway musical “Aladdin,” with the winner joining Bristowe in a live performance that night. The men then rehearsed dance steps and the show’s songs. Ultimately, Chris won and made his Broadway debut with “The Bachelorette.” Bristowe and Chris nailed their performance and later kissed backstage. After walking through Times Square and going up to where the ball drops on New Year’s, “The Bachelorette” kissed Chris again and gave him the date rose.

At the end of the episode, we see Nick joining the other men in the hotel and hear him saying, ‘What’s up guys?” What did you think of this week’s “Bachelorette”?


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