Episode 9 of 'The Bachelorette' Was "Unreal" and "Transformative" (SPOILERS)
Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers for Season 19, Episode 9 of The Bachelorette.
We are now back in Bachelor Nation, and there are two Bachelorettes and more men than ever before! The Bachelorette Season 19 is a historic season with many firsts, many twists, and lots of drama, all led by Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. By Week 5, the remaining men vied for Gabby and Rachel’s love in two separate groups dedicated to each woman, but Logan's switcheroo reignited Rachel's insecurities.
Now in Episode 9, the Bachelorettes are hitting the coveted fantasy suites milestone. In some ways, this is exciting, but in many others, this marks a turning point for some of their relationships.
Clearly, Season 19 is putting the women through some emotional stress. So, who goes home on Episode 9 of The Bachelorette Season 19?
Who has gone home so far in ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 19?
After eliminating only three men in Episode 1 of The Bachelorette without a rose ceremony, Gabby and Rachel send home the most men in Bachelor Nation history in Episode 2 ... through various means. By Episode 3, Gabby and Rachel realize that it's time to force the men to pick a lane, which leads to some very embarrassing moments for everyone. Later on, they face the ramifications of those decisions.
Now after hometowns, Gabby and Rachel are ready for some fantasy suites ... and the drama that comes with them. Gabby tells Rachel that this week will be "unreal and transformative," and she's not wrong.
Here's everyone who has gone home so far in The Bachelorette Season 19.
Roby, 33-year-old magician (Week 1)
Roby came in hot with his magic tricks, but they weren’t enough to impress Rachel and Gabby. His biggest problem came when he basically did a magic show for the two of them, instead of taking the time to get to know them individually. Want to see a Bachelorette contestant disappear? Abracadabra… and poof!
Joey, 24-year-old twin (Week 1)
Joey is one half of the set of seemingly identical twins that came onto The Bachelorette to vie for the women’s hearts. Honestly, we’re not surprised that the producers tried to take advantage of the two Bachelorettes in one season by bringing on a set of twins. But when the two twins sat down to chat with the two women, it felt impersonal and awkward.
Justin Y., 24-year-old other twin (Week 1)
Yes, the official cast website literally lists Joey and Justin’s jobs as “twin” and “other twin,” and to be honest, we’re not mad about it. However, one of the red flags for Rachel and Gabby when it came to the twins was that it seemed like they do *everything* together. On top of having the same job, the same friends, and even the same hobbies, it seemed to the Bachelorettes that the twins even date together, which is... uncomfortable.
Jordan V. (Week 2)
Although Rachel and Jordan definitely had an initial connection on Night One, when she invited him on a 1-on-1 date, something was missing with Jordan V. They really connected in the sky on the Zero Gravity airplane, but during dinner, the conversation seemed to stall a bit. Although the drag racer was perfect on paper for Rachel, she made the difficult decision of sending him home without a rose or a chance to win her heart.
Chris (Week 2)
Perhaps the most dramatic exit of Season 19 so far, Chris was sent home — twice — after talking prematurely about Fantasy Suites with the other guys in the mansion and setting an ultimatum before even having a conversation with either Gabby or Rachel. So, after hearing from three reliable men, they decide to send Chris home. But Chris ignores their wishes and walks back into the mansion to confront the other men! This leads Gabby and Rachel to walk through the tech crew and force Chris to leave.
Matt (Week 2)
We didn't get much time with Matt, but the 25-year-old shipping exec could definitely walk into Paradise!
Justin B. (Week 2)
The 32-year-old physical therapist was full of puppy eyes and high hopes of getting to win over Gabby and Rachel, but he sadly fell short.
John (Week 2)
26-year-old English teacher John was able to share some of his charms with Gabby and Rachel, and definitely seemed like a nice guy. But when it came down to it, he just wasn't husband material for either of them.
Brandan (Week 2)
Brandan devastatingly barely got any time with either Bachelorette, but there's no one wilder than a 23-year-old bartender. We can definitely expect to see him in Bachelor in Paradise.
Colin (Week 2)
36-year-old sales director Colin may know how to sell a product, but he couldn't sell himself to Rachel or Gabby. Perhaps he just needed to give them a better demo.
Ryan (Week 2)
36-year-old Ryan's elimination was a shocker for many of us at home. The Boston native and Gabby seemed to really hit it off on Night One, and he definitely had a sense of humor. So watching the investment director walk away left us wanting more... perhaps in Paradise!
Termayne (Week 3)
Termayne is the first man to reject a rose in Episode 3. Sure, men have rejected roses before, but never like in this episode of The Bachelorette. Rachel offers him a rose with her charming smile, and he says, "Not to be that guy..." and we all know what's coming. It's humiliating for Rachel, and to make matters worse, Jesse comes out and says that he has to take the rose away. But Gabby still has a chance to save any man who rejects Rachel's rose. (Spoiler: she doesn't save anyone.)
Alec (Week 3)
The second man to reject Rachel's rose, Alec's elimination is no less surprising. He did bring in the "Clayton Sucks" choir, but he only has eyes for Gabby, who doesn't have eyes for him. It is ironic that the 27-year-old wedding photographer gets eliminated after the wedding photography photoshoot, though.
Jacob (Week 3)
Jacob was the "Fabio" of our dreams on Night One. Even during the photoshoot, Jacob has to make the best of a single leaf as his costume. However, after he tells Gabby during the group date that he doesn't see a future with her, and that even if she was the only Bachelorette, he'd self-eliminate (ouch!), Rachel feels that he's not worth keeping around either.
Hayden (Week 4)
Hayden Markowitz was already in some trouble after he told Gabby he wasn't interested in her because she was "rough around the edges." But after some footage showed him not only speaking inappropriately about both Gabby and Rachel to the other men, but comparing them to his ex and saying "they don't hold a candle to her," Meatball felt it was time to bring this to Rachel. Rachel gave Hayden a chance to own up to this, but she trusted Meatball more (the right choice!) and sent Hayden home before the rose ceremony.
Quincey (Week 4)
Gabby's pick, Quincey, wasn't picked in Week 4. He was fun to watch on television and had some great little quips, but the connection between Quincey and Gabby just wasn't strong enough for him to stick around.
Kirk (Week 4)
Who? Kirk Bryant barely got any time on this season of The Bachelorette, but it's rumored that he'll show up in Bachelor in Paradise. Regardless, he and Gabby didn't get the chance to fully explore their connection (at least on screen), so she sent him home in the rose ceremony.
Jordan H. (Week 4)
Jordan tried to awkwardly dance with Rachel during the group date that was *supposed* to be the most romantic group date. While Rachel chose to continue pursuing her relationship with Logan instead, she might have made the wrong choice. Logan makes it pretty clear that he intends to use his rose from Rachel to pursue Gabby, which we can't imagine will go well.
Michael (Week 5)
Who's Michael? Oh right, we didn't really see much of him. And that's because he doesn't get past this episode into Gabby's heart. The 32-year-old pharmaceutical salesman just couldn't open up and reach the point in his relationship with Gabby that she's at with some of her other men.
Mario (Week 5)
Honestly, it's a shocker that Mario was sent home while Logan was given a rose. It's true that we haven't seen much of Mario since he received Gabby's first impression rose, so perhaps he just didn't make enough of an effort to share that he's willing to fight for Gabby. Maybe they just didn't connect as much as they did on Night One. Regardless, Gabby sends home the very sweet and lovable Mario in favor of the duplicitous Logan, who rejected Rachel weeks into the "journey."
Meatball (Week 5)
It's not surprising that Meatball didn't last long in Team Rachel. He initially rejected Rachel's rose when she and Gabby decided to separate the men into two groups. But he then decided to go back for her, claiming that he made a mistake. However, with Logan rejecting Rachel for Gabby, it's likely that she can't fully trust that Meatball is there for her. Considering we basically forgot he was even there this week, Rachel made a good choice.
Nate (Week 6)
Everyone watching The Bachelorette is Team Nate. However, Gabby had a difficult decision to make when reckoning the fact that Nate is a father. She invited him on a one-on-one date just so that she could tell him in a full conversation how big her feelings were for him, but that she just was not ready to be a mother. Take into account Gabby's estranged relationship with her mother, and ending up with Nate at the end could be very challenging for her. So, she sent him home.
Logan (Week 6)
Logan's villain edit came to an end ... but it was as anticlimactic as possible. It turned out that he tested positive for COVID-19, so Gabby has to cancel her cocktail party. And because in The Bachelorette, true love can't wait ten days, that was the end of Logan's journey. But we can be sure to see more of him in Paradise considering the drama he stirred up in The Bachelorette.
Spencer (Week 6)
Gabby has undeniable chemistry with many of her men, but we've barely seen her spend time with Spencer. And that's because he doesn't end up with Gabby at the end. But we'll never forget Spencer's iconic entrance when he gave Rachel and Gabby chairs to sit on after they stood in heels all night! Even though Gabby had space for four hometown dates, she just wasn't far along enough with Spencer to meet his family.
Ethan (Week 6)
Week 6 was a big one for Gabby with three eliminations ahead of hometowns, but for Rachel, she was just enjoying the journey. The men that were left were not shy about their feelings for Rachel, with Zach even telling Rachel that he's "falling in love" with her. Although Ethan is sweet, his sporadic edit makes it unsurprising that Rachel sent him home.
Tyler (Week 7)
We haven't seen much of Tyler and Rachel's connection up until this point, and for good reason. They just didn't get far enough along. So, in the typical unorthodox fashion, after Rachel's day with Tyler in Wildwood New Jersey, where she met a few of his friends, she realized that she wouldn't be able to connect enough with Tyler to get to an engagement. So before he even got to introduce Rachel to his family (and after he said he was "in love" with Rachel), she sent him packing.
Johnny (Week 9)
Gabby had only three men when it came time for fantasy suites, and when she had her 1-on-1 date with Johnny, she decided to bring up some uncomfortable topics about if he would be ready to get engaged. When she brought it up, Johnny responded, "That’s a hard thing to think about. It’s such a hard thing to decide. It’s just a question of if I’m ready. If I’m not, do I want to drag you through that?”
They agreed that they weren't in the same place, so although there were strong feelings, Gabby sent Johnny home.
Gabby and Rachel have made it clear that this season of The Bachelorette is very different from past ones because it gives the men more power than they've had in previous seasons. Regardless, it seems like this season is all about choices.
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