The Bachelorette aired its second episode on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 8.00 pm ET on ABC, and as promised, it was surely dramatic. Following Logan's surprising elimination after his one-on-one date with Rachel, fellow suitor Chris added to the spice.
Chris was quick to judge the ladies heading into Fantasy Suite and confessed that if the leads were intimate with any other men before him, he would leave the show. After being confronted by both Rachel and Gabby on the same, he was deemed condescending and was sent packing home,
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The Bachelorette contestant Chris talks about the fantasy suite
On this week's episode of The Bachelorette, both Gabby and Rachel got to spend some one-on-one time with a considerable number of men. The leads held a pageant show, where suitors showcased their talent and impressed the ladies. Six of them were selected to go into a group date where Logan got Rachel's rose, and Gabby chose Johnny for the same.
Rachel chose Jordan to go on a one-on-one date and the two went on a zero gravity experience. While it all seemed fun initially, the lead didn't feel connected enough with the contestant and sent him home.
With the ladies taking everything seriously, Chris' understanding of the show wasn't approved by the fellow cast members and the bachelorettes. While discussing his feelings, he confessed to his fellow bachelors that he was leaning toward both the women and wasn't sure who he was connected to the most yet.
However, his way of making his feelings clear felt like a game to the other men. Speaking about his deal breakers, Chris said:
"If I'm talking about one person who I would spend the rest of my life with, like it would be a deal breaker if we got down to the final four which I plan to be in and we go into Fantasy suite and we have the s**ual experience, and then the person I'm most interested in decides she gonna have s*x with multiple people..."
However, the bachelors felt that it was very soon for him to talk about fantasy suite at this point and was "presumptuous and disrespectful to Gabby and Rachel."
Later on in The Bachelorette episode, Chris opened up about his views on going to the fantasy suite. He confessed that going into that stage would only be because of the saying - "you're in the final four..That's the only guarantee." This irked the men even more, following which they decided to bring it up with Rachel during the cocktail party.
Rachel was shocked at the topic of intimacy being brought up this soon and, in a confessional, said:
"The fact that Chris is already discussing ultimatums to try take control of our journey, it just is extemely upsetting, and it's not how I wanted the night to go."
After The Bachelorette leads discussed it amongst each other, Gabby and Rachel decided to confront Chris about the same. When asked about the reason of talking about the fantasy suite this early, he confessed that it was the "appropriate thought" to have. However, his explanation of the concept of them having intimate relationships with more than one man didn't sit well with the two leads.
In relation to this, Gabby said to Chris:
"You were willing to talk about it at depth, which, if you've seen our journey, you would know, it'd be important to us. And would respect our place as women. In our positions to make our own decisions, which it seems like if we went against something you believed in, you would take that time to leave."
Ahead of the rose ceremony, Chris' "condescending tone" as described by the bachelorettes eventually got him eliminated.
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The Bachelorette premiered on July 11, 2022, and introduced 32 eligible suitors to viewers and the leads Gabby and Rachel. The season seems to be progressing fast as both women are clear on what they want in their future partner. This season is even more dramatic and complicated than the previous installments as there are two women looking for love.
Tune in to an all-new episode of The Bachelorette next week on July 25, 2022, on ABC.