The Bachelorette certainly had its moments last night, including steamy hot springs action and a 2-on-1 date in which the two most out-there suitors squared off.
But it was the preview for next week that really got fans talking after an episode that was more or less tame. Who has a girlfriend? Is this promo just a gimmick?
We know the answer to both. You'll have to see The Bachelorette spoilers for who it is, and surprisingly, it's not just editing or character assassination by ABC.
This legitimately fell in the producers' laps, catching Ali Fedotowsky completely off guard and explaining her irate reaction as depicted in next week's promo.
Anyway, on to Monday night, and Kasey's krushing farewell. Who's emerging as the favorite(s)? THG breaks down all the action below in its plus-minus index ...
AWESOME ALI: The guys are falling harder and harder.
Competing for a date, the guys write poems that incorporate Icelandic. Plus 4 for effort, and in hopes that someone will get Kasey into speech therapy after this.
Turns out Kirk, whose poem was picked, is harboring a deep, dark secret ... he once contracted mold poisoning. Time to make it a one-hour show, ABC. Minus 11.
Kirk gets the rose, though, after this clincher: "As long as you know where I'm coming from, I think you'll know where I'm going." Mold poisoning. Plus 3.
Upon learning he'll be squaring off with Kasey, who's distraught, Justin Rego drops at least 10 wrestling analogies, and wears a sly grin constantly. Plus 8.
Kasey says "guard and protect her heart" about half a dozen times. Minus 5, as we expected more from our new drinking game, but he mostly just whined.
Leading up to the 2-on-1, Frank tries to antagonize/pump up Kasey, while Rated R has his cast removed and puts his crutches in a public trash can. Plus 10.
First, the group date. Caving, mini-horseback riding, lagoon flirting, etc. There were some funny moments but it was too drawn out and little happened. Minus 8.
PINNED: Rated R talks a good game, but backed it up as Kasey was kast off.
Plus 5 for the obligatory Ali Fedotowsky bikini shot, though, and Plus 2 more for glimpses of favorites Roberto Martinez and Chris Lambton shirtless for the ladies.
Hot springs + champagne = Ali Fedotowsky hammered! Plus 7, because this might be a little boring for TV, but we're so jealous. Plus 6 more for Iceland. It rules.
The 2-on-1 date begins with a helicopter ride over a volcano. Was this the volcano that blanketed Europe? Unclear, but Plus 5 for not exposing Kirk to ash poisoning.
Maybe it's because he's Canadian and at home in the cold, or that he knows Kasey is desperate and will implode, but there is a coolness about Rated R this week. Plus 3.
Clearly creeped out by the tattoo, Ali puts on a good front, gives Kasey a generic breakup speech and seemingly leaves him on an Icelandic glacier to die. Plus 19.
The more we watch, the more we think Chris Lambton should win. He seems so genuine and cool. But who does Ali choose? Minus 3 ... because we fear the worst.
Let's also talk about Frank for a second. He's emerging as a dark horse candidate, but there's just something about him we don't entirely trust yet ... so, Wash.
In a last ditch effort to salvage a rose, Chris N. says a little known fact about him is that he's "funny" and that his guilty pleasure is "Mexican food." LOL. Minus 10.
TOTAL: +15. SEASON: +101.
Roses: Justin, Kirk and Ty (earlier); Frank, Chris L., Roberto and Craig R.
Out: Kasey (earlier) and Chris N. Who? Yeah ... we don't know either.