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‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Katie Thurston picks Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, Michael Allio and Justin Glaze as her Last 4 bachelors however second-guesses Andrew Spencer’s exit



The Bachelorette star Katie Thurston decided her Last 4 bachelors — Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, Michael Allio and Justin Glaze — however discovered herself emotionally torn up over Andrew Spencer‘s elimination, which resulted in her giving Andrew a chance to remain however getting rejected throughout the Season 17 episode that aired Monday evening on ABC.

Katie eradicated Brendan Scanzano, a 26-year-old firefighter trainee from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, throughout an sudden chat in her resort room and likewise ousted Mike Planeta, a 31-year-old proud virgin and health club proprietor from San Diego, CA, in the course of their first one-on-one date of the season.

Katie later denied a rose to Andrew, a 26-year-old professional soccer player who splits his time between Vienna, Austria and Chicago, IL, on the Rose Ceremony previous hometown dates. Andrew, nonetheless, returned to see Katie the subsequent day, which led to an emotional and complicated goodbye.


Katie’s choices in the end decided Justin, a 26-year-old funding gross sales marketing consultant from Baltimore, MD; Greg, a 27-year-old advertising and marketing gross sales rep from Edison, NJ; Blake, a 30-year-old wildlife supervisor from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and Michael A., a 36-year-old enterprise proprietor from Akron, OH, as her Last 4 bachelors.

The Bachelorette broadcast started with solely seven males remaining on Katie’s journey to seek out love.

The lads acknowledged how actual the method had grow to be given their households had been about to be concerned, and Katie advised The Bachelorette co-hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe how her Prime 7 group simply “felt proper.”

Nonetheless, Katie knew hometown dates had been proper across the nook, and she or he wasn’t fairly able to make seven guys grow to be 4.

“There are some guys I really feel assured in, like, ‘I wish to meet your loved ones, however I do not know who my Last 4 guys are! And I am struggling a little bit bit,” Katie defined to the women.

With two one-on-one dates awaiting her, Katie reasoned, “I wish to construct on these sturdy relationships I’ve and use that [time] to simply strengthen our relationship, particularly heading into hometowns, however then, then again, there are two guys who have not had a one-on-one, and it is like, do I take advantage of this one-on-one time to actually discover that extra?”

The 2 males who hadn’t obtained a one-on-one date but had been Brendan and Mike P.

Brendan advised the cameras how he felt he might take over the world with Katie each time they obtained collectively, however he wanted to take a large leap ahead together with her to actually really feel able to introduce her to his household — and Mike P. appeared to really feel the identical approach.

Katie stated she wished to begin narrowing in on which bachelor is her “individual.”


A lot to everybody’s shock, the primary one-on-one date for the week heading into hometowns went to Greg, Katie’s First Impression Rose recipient who had additionally obtained the primary one-on-one date of the season.

Greg stated he by no means anticipated occurring a solo date with Katie this week however he was so excited. The news left Blake “jealous,” and Katie’s six different males all questioned how they may play “catch up” with the “constant” Greg.

Michael A., being a single father with a son, wished Katie would have given him the reassurance Greg was about to obtain on his date. Michael wasn’t certain how Katie would transfer into his life, which additionally consists of the in-laws of his late spouse, Laura.


Katie stated she selected Greg for this one-on-one date as a result of she “actually” preferred him and their first one-on-one date felt so way back. It was vital to Katie to spend some alone time with Greg.

For his or her date, Katie shared a little bit piece of dwelling, Seattle, WA, with Greg. Katie introduced Greg to “Katie’s Place Market,” which was designed to imitate a well-known market in Seattle.

Katie and Greg laughed as they tossed big fish at one another, shucked oysters, put collectively flower bouquets, and performed a little bit soccer.

Greg felt like they had been two children having enjoyable, and Greg stated, “I like her, truthfully. The connection that now we have is simply one thing I have never felt in a very very long time.”

Katie advised Greg how she felt nervous and giddy round him, and Greg stated he felt the identical actual approach.

Katie believed she and Greg simply understood one another, and Greg assured the Bachelorette that he was able to introduce her to his beloved mom, who hadn’t met a lot of Greg’s girlfriends.

“I would like him to actually belief on this and be affected person and hope that on the finish of it, it was price it,” Katie famous.

As Michael A. was lacking his son like loopy, Katie and Greg moved onto the dinner portion of their date. Katie advised Greg that she was “scared” to lose him and “by no means felt this fashion earlier than.”

Katie wished Greg to really feel assured in what they shared, and he defined how he battled insecurities, primarily as a result of his sister at all times teased him loads and identified what makes him unattractive. Greg was additionally bullied in center faculty for being quick and thin.

Greg stated he hadn’t let his guard down with anybody after his father’s loss of life and so he had his fair proportion of “weak moments” throughout The Bachelorette course of, however Greg famous he felt like “the luckiest man on this planet” to be relationship Katie and she or he continued to “amaze” him in each approach.

“I am excited to point out my household the lady I am falling in love with,” Greg advised the Bachelorette.

“That makes me actually completely happy to listen to. I hope you understand how I really feel. It is loopy as a result of from the second we met, there was one thing there. It is loopy to really feel this pull — this gravity — that tugs me in the direction of you each time I see you. I am so enthusiastic about us,” Katie revealed.

Katie stated she and Greg linked on the deepest stage and she or he wanted and wished to listen to from Greg that he was falling in love together with her. It apparently gave Katie the readability she wanted about their relationship, and so she gave him considered one of 4 roses for the week.


Katie shared with the cameras how she was feeling one thing completely new with Greg, one thing she had by no means skilled with a person earlier than, and was undoubtedly falling in love with him.

Katie and Greg then ran right into a rain bathe created only for them, to resemble the climate in Seattle, and so they engaged in a steamy makeout session. Greg stated Katie was precisely what he had been lacking in his life.

“I am falling so in love together with her. I believe I’ve discovered the love of my life. She’s made me love greater than I ever thought I might,” Greg gushed in a confessional.

Katie stated she might actually see herself strolling away with Greg on the finish of this, getting married and having children.

Again on the resort, Brendan and Mike P. agreed they weren’t prepared for a hometown date or an engagement with out receiving a one-on-one date first.

Fortunate for Mike P., a Date Card arrived with the next names on it for a bunch date: Justin, Andrew, Blake, Michael A. and Brendan.

After studying Mike P. can be occurring the final one-on-one date earlier than hometowns, a self-proclaimed “determined” Brendan requested, “Why am I nonetheless right here?”

Brendan then sought Katie out at her resort room so they may discuss. Brendan anticipated their chat to go effectively and “nice” since their time collectively at all times propelled their relationship ahead, however their dialog took the alternative flip.

Brendan defined to Katie how he had feelings invested in Katie and their relationship and felt they may take over the world collectively. Brendan stated he has a lot to supply and his household would love Katie.

As Brendan poured his coronary heart out to the Bachelorette, Katie stopped him in his tracks.

Katie shared how Brendan had at all times been intentional with their relationship and put her first; nonetheless, their connection was not as sturdy as what she had established with a number of different bachelors.

“With hometowns being subsequent week, I do not know if we are able to get there in time,” Katie advised Brendan, including that it would not be proper to make him sit via a Rose Ceremony when she was conscious of how she was feeling.

Brendan then stated goodbye to Blake and headed away from the New Mexico resort.


The subsequent day, Katie launched into her group date with Andrew, Justin, Blake and Michael A.

The group had some enjoyable by artwork items — which had been “flowery with a twist,” based on Blake — after which had been tasked with every making a portray that might specific his emotions for Katie. The blokes had been advised their paintings could possibly be “sensual” or “thought-provoking.”

Blake admitted he isn’t an artist in any respect and does not actually perceive or recognize artwork.

Michael A. created a sculpture of a lady’s butt, Justin drew a rose and skeletons to signify his soul-searching, Andrew painted sushi to signify how and Katie are each foodies, and Blake painted one thing that wanted to be censored as a result of it was a sexual drawing.

Throughout the night portion of the group date, Blake advised Katie that his mom was going to like her and he was “so all in” to their relationship. Blake stated it was “inevitable” he was going to fall in love with Katie, though he wasn’t fully “in love” but.

Katie had struggled to totally embrace her feeling for Blake as a result of he hadn’t been part of the method since Night time 1. She stated she wasn’t certain in the event that they had been as far alongside of their journey as she was with among the different guys on the present.

Justin introduced Katie with a portray of a blue rose with two butterflies to represent his evolution as a person on The Bachelorette, from being in a cocoon of emotions to with the ability to launch his feelings and speak in confidence to Katie.

Katie advised Justin that she could possibly be 110% herself with Justin, and Justin echoed how their connection was pure and never compelled.

“With Justin, our connection is so sturdy and simple and pure,” Katie defined in a confessional. “And that excites me.”

Katie advised Mike P. that she revered his determination to avoid wasting himself for marriage as a result of he had a lot else to supply a lady.

In the meantime, Blake defined how Mike P. lived “by the ebook,” which appeared to be the alternative of how Katie lives her life. Whereas Blake famous Mike P. is “a really good man,” he could not image the suitor being The One for Katie.

Though Katie and Mike P. bonded throughout their date and had been capable of act like an actual couple, lastly, Katie let the bachelor down gently.


Katie, in tears, defined how she was “struggling” as a result of their date had strengthened their relationship and she or he wished extra of him however, if she was being trustworthy with herself and searching on the greater image, she had developed stronger relationships with different males.

Michael A. then advised Katie it was scary to put on his coronary heart on his sleeve contemplating he has a toddler, however Katie promised the bachelor that she would not drive him into one thing they weren’t prepared for.

Katie shared how she might image a “dream” life with Michael A. and his son James and that she considered what could possibly be their future each single day. Michael A. agreed that love is what mattered and he and Katie might determine every thing else out in a while.

Andrew subsequently spoke to Katie about how he did not know what to do along with his soccer profession going ahead. Andrew stated he’d be prepared to be achieved taking part in for Katie, which was “scary” for him a little bit bit as a result of he did not have a Plan B.

However Katie insisted that she’d help Andrew in his dream to play soccer and can be prepared to stay in two completely different locations yearly for him. Katie additionally stated she’d be okay with pushing again their timeline for having kids in that case.

Andrew referred to as Katie “wonderful” and could not consider the quantity of religion she had positioned in him. Andrew then recreated his first one-on-one date with Katie by giving her a card that learn, “I am falling for you,” as they stood beneath strings of lights exterior.

Andrew was satisfied he’d be getting the rose that night, however Katie selected at hand out the date’s solely rose to Michael A.

Andrew admitted it “harm” to observe Michael A. obtain the rose as a result of he had been placing “a lot” into his relationship with Katie.

The next day, Katie and Mike P. went on their first one-on-one date. The couple went out of their consolation zones by taking part in a hugging session within the woods with “a cuddle professional.”

As Katie and Mike P. hugged in numerous positions and primarily latched onto one another, the pair could not cease laughing. The professional referred to as it “nervous laughter,” which was an indication Katie and Mike P. had been uncomfortable with these sort of interactions.

“It is awkward however Katie may be very calming. She is a nurturer, and man, do I really like nurturers! She jogs my memory of my mother! My mother brings a nurturing contact to every thing… Katie does the identical factor,” Mike P. defined.

Mike P. felt he and Katie had skilled their first intimacy as a pair, and Mike P. acknowledged that he was prepared to maneuver on from counting on his mom for his nurturing wants.


“At this time would have needed to take our relationship to the very high, and it did not,” Katie admitted.

She subsequently broke up with the bachelor earlier than the dinner portion of their date. Katie referred to as it “a tough determination” to ship him dwelling, “honestly,” however Mike assured the Bachelorette that he nonetheless revered her and knew she’d grow to be an exquisite spouse and mom.

“I am bummed I do not get to expertise life with you, nevertheless it doesn’t suggest that I am not going to be rooting for you,” Mike P. stated following his ouster, including that he wished he and Katie had extra time collectively.

“Generally issues aren’t meant to be,” he added. “She’s unimaginable, so she deserves the world.”

After her week of dates, Katie had three roses at hand out at a Rose Ceremony. She knew whom she wished to ship dwelling, however she was afraid to remove the improper man, somebody who was meant to be her fiance and supreme husband.

Katie fearful she’d doubt or second-guess her determination when this man, who can be her fifth-place finisher, within the eye.

Katie instantly obtained choked up when handing out her first rose to Blake. She then gave a rose to Justin.

When strolling Andrew out, Katie apologized and Andrew had tears streaming down his face. Katie thanked Andrew for giving her one hundred pc all through their whole journey, saying he deserved that from a lady in return and he deserved greater than she might give him.

Katie defined how she had established stronger connections however believed Andrew is “considered one of a form” and deserves to “discover an amazing love.” Andrew promised to carry Katie close to and expensive to his coronary heart.

When Andrew walked away and left the scene, Katie fell to her knees and primarily bawled her eyes out.

“It is heartbreaking. I have never felt this fashion a couple of girl earlier than. I poured myself into each little little bit of this… It hurts, as a result of I put every thing into it,” Andrew lamented following his ouster. “Clearly she is aware of what husband she’s on the lookout for… and it isn’t going to be me.”

Katie cried to a producer about how the choice did not really feel good and it was the primary time she “wasn’t absolutely assured” in her selection. Katie simply needed to “hope” it was the proper one.

The subsequent morning, Katie awoke feeling a little bit higher, however she was nonetheless questioning the choice she had made the evening previous to ship Andrew dwelling. Katie admitted letting Andrew go was “extraordinarily tough” and she or he’d at all times take into consideration him.


With that being stated, Katie obtained a knock on her hotel-room door, and it was Andrew with a giant, completely happy smile on his face.

Andrew defined how he wished to depart the present on good phrases with Katie, with the each of them being completely happy and having closure. Katie expressed how she did not really feel assured in her determination, which made Andrew really feel a little bit little bit of consolation as a result of he had actually fallen for her.

Andrew advised Katie that he was pleased with her and she or he’s simply an unimaginable girl.

Earlier than Andrew left, he gave Katie an envelope with a card inside. He advised Katie to learn the cardboard, which resembled a Date Card with its daring black writing, as soon as he left.

The cardboard — which instantly made Katie cry — learn, “For those who change your thoughts… I will be ready,” together with a smiley face.

An overwhelmed and emotional Katie then stormed out of her resort room and chased the bachelor down. Katie ran down a flight of stairs and yelled, “Andrew!”

A shocked Andrew circled, after which Katie jumped into his arms for a passionate embrace.

Andrew hugged Katie as she cried in his arms, and when she pulled again for a second, she stated, “I am sorry. I felt like I needed to see you.”


“I consider there’s one thing there. And every time, if ever, you will have me,” Andrew famous.

Katie then gathered up the braveness to say, “If there is a approach so that you can keep a little bit longer, would you wish to? You may say ‘no,’ or you possibly can say ‘sure.’ I do not know.”

Andrew confessed, “It is robust as a result of [the breakup] did occur, and I really feel harm on this place.”

The couple subsequently appeared to mutually determine to half methods, with Katie responding, “You are proper.”

Andrew subsequently elaborated in a confessional, “I might have beloved to say ‘sure.’ I would love nothing greater than to be together with her. She f-cking sprinted down the steps and I stated ‘no,’ however I need my future spouse to decide on me — and I wasn’t chosen. So I needed to say ‘no.'”

Andrew concluded, “I do not wish to should undergo this together with her once more. I do not wish to be standing at a Rose Ceremony ready for her to not select me once more.”

After yet another hug and one last kiss, Katie let Andrew go, and so they advised one another, “You are the most effective.”

Katie stated though she did not wish to say goodbye to Andrew and it was “so exhausting” to observe him drive away, she had obtained the closure she wanted and was one step nearer to discovering her husband.


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About The Writer:
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski

Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Affiliate Editor of Actuality TV World and has been masking the fact TV style for greater than a decade.


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