This week’s The Bachelorette packs a one-two punch. Literally. During Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock’s first group date with 14 of the contestants, Ben Scott and Mikey Tenerelli butt heads over their alone time with Des. Maybe rapper Soulja Boy’s earlier appearance got the boys worked up. After all, he did inspire the men to role-play infamous contestants from past seasons. Personally, we would have preferred a choreographed group number to Soulja Boy’s super hit, “Superman”.
Things don’t get so messy during Des’ 1-on-1 dates. The first — with dreamy sales rep/resident heartbreaker Brooks Forester — finds the pair cruising L.A. in the Bachelorette’s blue Bentley. (Word to the wise, it isn’t hers to keep.) Bridal stylist Des cuts right to the chase and dresses her Ken doll up as a groom. And as much as we want to be creeped out that there’s already a tux involved on a first date, Brooks is obviously into it — the night ends with the pair’s first kiss.
The second 1-on-1 takes place along the California coast where Des and date Bryden Vukasin share a romantic dinner at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, which is as good a place as any for the season’s first hot tub makeout.
The gang gets back together during a tense cocktail party. As Des decides who should stay and who should go, the boys almost come to blows (again). Come on fellas. Can’t we all just get along?
Check out the full episode description below:
A bridal shop provides the unlikely backdrop for Desiree's first one-on-one date with the tall, dark and handsome Brooks; rap superstar Soulja Boy carefully crafts anaptly named rap music video - "Right Reasons" - using Desiree and a group of slick bachelors; and Bryden is treated to a scenic, romantic road trip up the beautiful California coast. But some of the men are already fighting for Desiree's love and nearly come to blows. After careful deliberation, three men are sent packing as the Bachelorette attempts to make her fairytale come true, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Brooks is ecstatic when he gets the first date of the season, complete with Desiree driving them through the streets of Los Angeles in her baby blue Bentley. Making their first stop at a bridal shop, Desiree tries on lavish wedding gowns while Brooks looks dapper in a number of tuxedos. That is just the beginning of the whimsical date, as the Bachelorette decides that they should remain dressed like the top of a wedding cake throughout the date. After a quick stop at a cupcake truck, it's up to an exclusive seat high atop the world-famous Hollywood sign, which is celebrating its 90th year. For first time ever, a platform is built on the letter "L" for the couple to share their time together there. Over a romantic dinner, Brooks gets emotional as he shares unpleasant details of his parents' divorce. But the evening ends on a hot note when the couple share a first kiss as they slow dance at a private concert by singer-songwriter Andy Grammer. Will passion be enough to get Brooks a rose?
The next day 14 men join Desiree at a swank Malibu mansion to star in a rap music video appropriately titled "Right Reasons" with superstar rapper Soulja Boy. He carefully selects his rapping protégé to each play the part of an infamous man from past seasons. There's Wes from Jillian Harris' season, Justin and Kasey from Ali's season, and one bachelor even reprises Jason Mesnick's legendary tearful collapse. Desiree gets into the act, rapping about her journey to find the perfect man. However at the after party the competition heats up, with Ben interrupting Mikey's alone time with the Bachelorette, sparking the first confrontation of the season. Meanwhile, Brandon opens up about his tragic broken childhood. Will displaying his deep vulnerability earn him the group date rose or will it be a turn-off?
Bryden nets the last individual date this week and a scenic road trip up the California coast that takes them to their final destination, the posh Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. At an intimate dinner, Desiree's date relates a story about an accident that changed his life forever. The evening ends in a steamy hot tub with some passionate kisses, but will Desiree need more than this macho man has to offer?
At a tense, pressure-packed cocktail party, the men battle each other for time with Desiree before she makes her decisions, and two come close to duking it out. Meanwhile, another bachelor tries to reassure Desiree that he's ready to spend the rest of his life with her even though he had some problems with his last relationship.
At the end of the night after a dramatic rose ceremony, 16 men will be left to vie for Desiree's heart.