Zach Freaks Out after Rachel Hurts Him on ‘The Bachelorette’

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Meanwhile, Gabby sends another suitor home.

Rachel Recchia’s guy Zach had an epic meltdown during part two of The Bachelorette’s fantasy suites episodes.

On Tuesday’s night’s show, fans rejoined Rachel and Gabby Windey’s two-woman journey to find their husbands.

While Rachel had enjoyed idyllic overnights with her dudes Aven and Tino on Monday’s episode, show 10 revealed drama with Zach.

But first, The Bachelorette picked up with Gabby and Erich at the Mexican resort.

What made Gabby question Erich?

Last night, viewers saw how Erich was worried about Gabby’s potential physical encounters with her other two guys, Johnny and Jason.

He didn’t know Gabby had sent Johnny packing after he wouldn’t commit to an engagement—and they never even entered the fantasy suite.

Erich had pressured Gabby about the situation, and he admitted to the cameras, “I kind of lost trust in us and her. I f---ed up!”

He told her, “I’m in love with you and I’m terrified of losing you.”

Affronted Gabby said she needed to make her own decision.

Erich apologized, but she told the cameras Erich had screwed up by challenging her, and whined to host Jesse Palmer that Erich was rehashing stuff from their fantasy suite experience.

“I didn’t get any sleep and I felt so hurt. I felt like I was being pressured into a decision,” she sobbed.

What happened on Gabby’s "Fantasy Suites" date with Jason?

After eliminating Johnny and arguing with Erich, Gabby turned her attention to her final remaining guy, Jason.

The investment banker had earlier told Jesse he wasn’t ready to get engaged to Gabby, but she was oblivious to this as their date began.

He admitted to the cameras he would have to tell Gabby, but, "I'm stressed out. I have no idea how she’s going to react.”

The two had a fun time playing tennis while Erich brooded back at the resort.

Gabby told Jason how much she’d liked his mother during their hometown date.

But during their dinner, Jason broke the bad news, telling her, “I’m not ready to get engaged.”

Jason questioned The Bachelorette process, feeling it wasn’t real.

“It’s been hard for me to feel at ease with the cameras and microphones,” he sighed.

Gabby walked away from the table in tears.

She pouted to the cameras, “He’s not ready for a proposal. Would have been good to know before now.”

When Gabby rejoined Jason, he claimed he wanted to build on their relationship.

He said, “I do really care about you,” and suggested they date off-camera after the show.

They agreed to walk into the fantasy suite together, but talked on a balcony and the next morning, cameras showed their bed hadn’t been slept in.

Gabby and Jason agreed their relationship wasn’t meant to be.

“This wasn’t going to work for us….I’m really sorry,” he told her.

“I’ve been led on. I think that’s it,” she said, leaving the room.

She cried to the cameras that “he didn’t want me.”

Jason exited the show as Gabby wondered if she was “too broken” for anyone to love.

What happened on Rachel’s "Fantasy Suites" date with Zach?

Rachel had previously been in Aven and Tino’s arms, but looked forward to putting her chemistry with Zach to the test.

She had no doubts that Zach was eager to propose.

They drank tequila, shopped, and visited a tarot card reader in Mexico.

Zach declared in confessional, “I love this woman and I want to be with her the rest of my life.”

She said she saw a future with him.

They put up a “do not disturb” sign on their fantasy suite with Zach saying in confessional that she would be his wife.

But tension arose the next day, as they shared morning after coffee.

Zach told the cameras he felt “confused” after his night with Rachel.

They had talked about religion and politics and Rachel had told him he wasn’t ready for commitment at age 25.

“It was like we were two strangers,” Zach sighed. “Rachel’s concern came out of nowhere. She was putting on a front.”

Crying Zach continued his rant to host Jesse, saying, “I’m completely lost right now…things were immediately different in fantasy suite.

“Her major concern was my age. That was the last thing I could have ever expected,” he said, noting that Rachel was only a few months older.

Zach called himself “completely gut-punched.”

“It’s shock. Sad. I need to figure this out,” he sobbed.

Zach told Jesse he wanted to talk to Rachel before the rose ceremony.

Rachel was surprised when Jesse told her Gabby wouldn’t be participating in the ceremony, but didn’t explain she’d already eliminated two of her three guys.

As the ceremony began, Zach asked Rachel for a private chat.

What did Gabby reveal to Erich?

Gabby visited Erich’s room and told him, “You’ve taught me how I want to be treated. You’re the only one left. I do know that I love you.”

They embraced and kissed wildly.

“This is frickin’ amazing,” Erich said. “I couldn’t be happier.”

Gabby told the cameras, “He’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I can’t believe he’s all mine.”

She noted that there was no point in having a rose ceremony.

Rachel was ready for hers—but with two roses up for grabs, was pulled aside by Zach.

The cameras then zoomed back to Los Angeles, where Jesse stood in a sound stage at Warner Bros and told viewers they would not yet see what happened between Rachel and Zach.

He stated there would be “shocking events” to come on the two-part Bachelorette finale.

In fact, it will be “the most shocking finale of all time,” Jesse teased.