'The Bachelorette' Recap: Hasta La Vista, Baby
Let's give Desiree some credit.
In the many "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" seasons, we've seen contestants approach the lead to tell them about shenanigans going on behind their backs. And most of those times, the lead firmly keeps their starry-eyed blinders on. Look at how long Sean kept the Tierra-ist around just a few months ago!
After Des finds out what James said, she … well, she waffles, yes. She doesn't know what to believe. But eventually, she does the right thing and sends him packing.
So, James didn't win Des and he isn't going to be the next "Bachelor" (unless hell and Twitter freeze over). Guess that "win-win" scenario didn't quite work out for him after all!
You're My Wonderwall
Des and the guys are now in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Barcelona. Her first one-on-one date there is with pretty boy Drew, who's been reserved with Des so far. But beneath those striking Abercrombie & Fitch looks is a well of deep emotion. Over tapas, he tears up as he relates the story of his formerly alcoholic (and now cancer-stricken) father. Des is touched and feels closer to him already.
Later, they're about to have dinner in a secluded courtyard when Drew whisks her away. The cameramen dash to catch up with the pair, who are found making out in a dark alley. Muy caliente! Des likes this side of Drew — a lot. After kissing passionately in the alley for a while, she gives him a rose.
But that's not to be the date's happy ending. Drew has something to tell her ... duh duh dunnnhhhh. It's about a conversation that both he and Kasey overheard in an unfilmed car ride a few days prior between James and Mikey (who was eliminated last week). Apparently, James said that if he made it to the top 4, he'd be in a very good position to be the next "Bachelor"!
Desiree is stunned.
After that bombshell, Des is reeling, but she still wants to enjoy her group date with Brooks, Chris, Kasey, Michael, James, and Juan Pablo. They head to the local futbol arena (soccer for us Americans), where the guys have to face off against Des and her team ... of female players.