The Bachelorette Recap: Jake Booted ... But For How Long?!

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Last night's installment of The Bachelorette was less notable for any events that took place than for what it teased regarding future episodes in the last three minutes.

We're coming down the home stretch of Jillian Harris' quest for love, as she cut the field from eight to five suitors, all of whom will go on "hometown" dates with her.

Of the three guys who were sent packing on Monday's episode (the sixth of the season), unemployed bartender Robby and foot fetishist Tanner Pope were obvious.

Her cutting Jake Pavelka, however, was a bit of a surprise.

Most of the episode (if not the season) was based around Jake being Mr. Perfect. He is hot. He is a pilot, which is awesome. He is super nice, fun and charming.

Jillian Harris acknowledged all of these things. Yet he goes.

This made little sense until the three-minute preview for the rest of the season aired: Jake Pavelka comes back to the show to tell Jillian about Wes' intentions!

This future development also casts a different light on Wes Hayden, who spent most of last night's show admitting, even bragging about his ulterior motives.

Jake From The Bachelorette
Jillian Harris and Wes

Jake has been dying to call out Wes. He will soon get the chance.

That he has an agenda is not shocking, but no one coming on The Bachelorette merely to promote his music would be so blatant as to say he is "not here for the girl" and that he can "feel" and "taste" the record sales he will generate from this.

Unless, of course, it is all a contrived sham. As is Jake being kicked off only to come back and stir up drama by calling out Wes and his alleged girlfriend.

It seems to The Hollywood Gossip that Jake's elimination was scripted from the start, just like Ed's departure last week because of "work" commitments.

Are Jake and Ed still in the running for Jillian? Were their reasons for departing legitimate, and only their returns staged? Or has this been the plan all along?

That we can't say, but spoilers will surely emerge. We'll be seeing both Jake and Ed in the coming weeks in some form though, you can mark our words.

Because as Jason Mesnick, Melissa Rycroft and Molly Malaney proved to record ratings, what's "reality" TV without a compelling, manipulated story to tell?

A recap of who's left on The Bachelorette after week six ...

On to next week's "hometown" dates: Reid (one-on-one date); Kiptyn (group date); Wes, Jesse and Michael (rose ceremony).

Sent packing by Jillian Harris: Robby (left on side of the train tracks); Jake and Tanner P. (not given roses at ceremony).

Jillian Harris narrowed her group of eight hopefuls to five last night.


I am disappointed that Jillian let Jake go.He was the perfect match for her.Hopefully in the end,Jillian will admit that Jake is the one she made a mistake .We will see what happens in the end. Good Luck Jake.


Jillian listen to me... None of the men you picked want you.. bring Jake back on and pick him.. When you got rid of Jake over West I thought you were crazy I just hope Jakes somehow gets back on the show and you realize what a mistake you made and pick him.. BRING JACKE BACK ON THE SHOW.. BRING JAKE BACK ON THE SHOW!!!!


Jake, you did a great job by telling Jullian! Way to be one of the good guys! Yes, good guys tend to be close to last but they still get a great girl! Keep your head up and go and find her! (I am in you can always try here!)


I sure hope we haven't seen the last of Jake P I hope he's the one with the ring not Ed


I am voting for Reid or Ed!!


Jillian~ Get RID of Wes!! Give Jake a second chance!


I think jillian lost a great, handsome, successful guy like Jake. I think his got everything that a girl is looking for. She should think for future, not someone who will make her laugh...or have fun with.


hey why cant jillian see that wes is a dirty cheating bad liar sun if a bitch i cant stand every thing EVERYTHING about him seriously i cant I DESPISE THE MAN GOD GET RID OF HIM PLEASE.


What in the world does everyone see in Ed? From the time that Tanner made the announcement that some of the guys had girlfriends, it was not specified that there was only ONE. Could it be that Ed had someone waiting for him back home as well and she gave him an ultimatum? I see Jake coming back, not only to spill the beans on Wes, but also {even though he says he hasn't returned to win Jillian back} to show Jillian that he does care enough to help her make a more informed decision. It seems like a chivalrous act to me and that might be a turn around for Jillian as well. She sure won't be happy raising her kids on the concert tour road with Wes. He's arrogant as hell and he's not even that good of a my humble opinion. Can't wait til the next episode. Go Jake!


it will be interesting to see if Ed comes back...Jake clearly will be back next week. On a side note, Free Britney what happened to your point system for recapping the Bachelorette each week? It was always hilarious and I've missed it the last 2 weeks in your recaps!

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