This week's second episode of "The Bachelorette" didn't feature a typical rose ceremony out of respect for deceased contestant, Eric Hill.
Eric died tragically in a paragliding accident shortly after filming his portion of the season. This was his last episode, so host Chris Harrison announced the results and paid tribute to Eric (alongside Andi) in the last few minutes of the show.
Eric's last moments on screen were tense ones. He approached Andi, hoping she would be more open and real with him, and told her, "I came on this to meet a person, not a TV actress." This sparked tears and a heated conversation, which caused him to leave not long after their exchange.
"My last conversation with him, it's not ideally the last conversation I would want to have with somebody," Andi explained to Chris Harrison at the end of the episode during their tribute.
Harrison concluded the show with these words: "Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed."
This was certainly an emotional episode. What else happened?
-The group headed to Connecticut. Dylan and Andi had a one-on-one on an old timey train and he was able to open up about his very difficult past. After acting closed off for the first part of the date, he told Andi about his brother and sister's passing. She was very moved by his story and it was a somber, but connected, moment for the two of them. She gave him a rose but made sure he knew it was the "opposite of a pity rose."
-For the group date, the guys had to play some basketball. First, they got completely schooled by a few WNBA players. Then they split up in teams for a little friendly competition. It wasn't that friendly, though, because the winning team got to go on a date with Andi. "Team Rosebud" won and they were super fired up about the whole thing.
-Andi went on a one-on-one with Marcus and it looked terrifying. They repelled off the side of the Mohegan Sun hotel, which completely freaked Andi out at first. But Marcus swooped in and calmed her down with the greatest of ease. He got a rose. "Is there a bad thing about Marcus?" Andi couldn't help but wonder...
Who left: Chris Harrison announced that Tasos did not receive a rose.
Who's up: Marcus and Dylan both had successful one-on-ones. Andi said Marquel "lightens her mood" and "cracks her up" so there's something there. Andi also said she was very comfortable with Nick.
MVP: Brian. Andi actually called him "MVP on the court and off the court," so it's practically a given. Being a basketball coach and all, he totally dominated the group date. After not kissing Andi after swishing a sweet half court shot, he went back later and got the smooch he missed out on.
Until next time, "Bachelorette" fans...
categories Tv News