'The Bachelorette' Recap: Love Hurts
Breaking up is hard to do.
Watching people break up? Equally hard to do.
Wow, ABC promised us some serious drama in the first of a two-part "Bachelorette" finale, and they really delivered. Brooks breaks up with Des in a painful, heartbreaking scene. She tells him she loves him; he basically says he's not that into her. Ouch.
Poor Des. At least she's doesn't ugly-cry. That's something, right?
Overnight Date: Drew
The evening starts on a very happy note, with Des meeting Drew for one of those festive "let's pretend like we're a normal couple on vacation on a tropical island." They shake maracas, do the limbo, and make out on a top of a cliff. Totally normal couple vacation behavior.
(As an aside: Did anyone else realize Antigua is pronounced Ant-ee-gah, not Ant-tee-gwah? The things we learn from "The Bachelorette.")
Des likes Drew a lot. "His abs, his eyes, his face, his body …." Oh, she could go on and on. But more than how hot he is, Des appreciates his humbleness and honesty.
Meanwhile, Drew is head-over-heels in love with this woman. "I finally found the one, my soulmate," he gushes. He'd get down on one knee that very night if the producers would let him.
Unfortunately, that's not how this game works. They continue on their date, which gets rained out, so the couple hits the fantasy suite early. Des offers him the fantasy suite date card, and he accepts. The door closes on Drew and Des making out like teenagers.
Overnight Date: Chris
After all these seasons of "Bachelor/ette," we figured out their double talk. If the lead says, "I love so many qualities about [name]," it's good, but not great. In this case, we already know Des loves Brooks, but she still has very strong feelings for Chris. But he's still in the "so many qualities" camp.
Des loves that Chris is masculine, but goofy. They have great physical chemistry (read: she likes to make out with him).