Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette featured a surprise vote, a date that turned into a race, a foot fetish, and even some full frontal nudity.
Naturally, venerable Bachelorette host-pimp Chris Harrison had plenty of material for his weekly blog this time around. Here are some excerpts ...
It's always fun to move the guys into the outhouse, or "bunkhouse" as these guys end up calling it. This season moving 20 guys into that space was pretty funny. It was so packed in there they were sleeping in single bunks right next to each other.
The group race for Jillian was fun. Pretty funny leaving Michael up on the balcony, as he was acting all cocky. Wes ended up winning the competition and dinner. More importantly, this is also where the guys begin to question his motives.
One of the coolest dates this year (especially for Jillian, a huge fan) was the concert with Martina McBride. Turns out, Martina is a big fan of the show and really wanted to be a part of it. She was awesome on stage and awesome to deal with.
One surprise for Jillian and the guys during the party was the vote. Tensions were already running a little high, and I don't think the ballot box helped.
I thought Brad would get the most votes, but he didn't get any. Juan really started to rub some of the guys the wrong way but Jillian decided to save him. One thing I didn't mention is that I got one vote to be sent home - that was pretty funny.
Mike ran into the ocean in a bikini. He bought those off of some random guy on the beach for $10. Jillian thought that was very funny, and he ended up getting a rose. Running in a bikini, funny... Brian going full nude at the party, not so much.
Many commented on Tanner P. and his foot fetish. I talked to Jillian today, and she told me she found it unique and kind of funny, not creepy. They laughed and had fun with it, unlike, say, Brian going full frontal at the party.
Jillian Harris put it best in the deliberation room - she likes to have fun and wants to see the guys be themselves, but there's a line of decency and it was crossed.
There's fun and cute, and there's a lack of respect - and for Brian, it was the latter. Jillian felt uncomfortable, and in the end that helped her send him home.
On a personal note, that's just not something I ever need to see again. Brian was right - the skinny dip did volumes separating him from the rest of the guys.