Ashley Hebert is one week closer to finding her true love! Or at the very least, she'll find the man who outlasts the rest on The Bachelorette.
In tonight's episode, Ashley got to actually date the suitors, so it was time for group dates and one-on-ones. Host Chris Harrison warned the men that if they didn't get a rose during their one-on-one dates with Ashley, they would immediately be sent home. As for the group date, only one man would be getting a rose at the end of the night.
Oh, and there was a dance battle among the guys. Can't make this stuff up…
The first lucky one-on-one date was awarded to Will.i.am, and that date included a private jet to Las Vegas. And since Ashley's endgame is to get married, it's only understandable that the two go on a little wedding adventure. Nothing says "first date" like wedding errands: cake tasting, ring shopping and eventually heading to the chapel. Ashley then cranked up the heat on the relationship pressure cooker by practicing a walk down the aisle. William, albeit looking a little nervous, admitted that this was the best first date he had ever been on. During dinner, he shared his dreams of becoming a stand-up comic and talked about the death of his dad. Afterward, Ashley awarded William with a rose, and the making-out commenced in the middle of the Bellagio fountain.
Then it was time for the group date! Chris, Ben F., Ryan M., Nick, Constantine, Bentley, Blake, Matt, Lucas, Ames, Stephen, and West all get an invite to Vegas, where Ashley is waiting with America's Best Dance Crew alum Jabbawockeez. If you thought the guys were going to simply watch a dance battle to help fuel their competitive fire…you'd be kind of right. Instead, the boys have to separate into two teams and come up with a dance routine for Ashley. The winning team stays and performs later that night for a crowd of 2,000, and the losing team heads back to Los Angeles. Ready? Dance off!
The two teams are named The Best Men and No Rhythm Nation. Because we can't possibly put into words what a bunch of grown men who are not proffessional dancers performing a dance-off look like, we'll just inform you that No Rhythm Nation wins. At the after party, Ashley has mini-individual dates with everyone, and because Bentley has mad game ("She's got a nice butt"), he gets the rose at the end of the night.
Back at the house, Mickey and J.P. have to flip a coin to determine who gets to have a one-on-one date with Ashley. Mickey wins, and he meets Ashley in Vegas for some wine tasting. The coin-flipping continues throughout the date (white or red?), and it even determines if Mickey gets a rose or not. The coin flips in his favor, but Ashley insists she would have given him a rose regardless of the outcome. Then Colbie Caillat sings for them, and it's a precious moment for everybody.
Ashley returns to the house, and everyone is frantic for solo time with her. Meanwhile, Jeff really wants to reveal himself to Ashley tonight by taking off his mask. He gets her alone and tells Ashley about a brain hemorrhage he had when he was 29, his divorce and how he's finally happy. As he's about to take his mask off, Matt
scriptedly unfortunately interrupts the moment. The mask stays on for now.
Finally, the rose ceremony is upon us. We know that William, Mickey and Bentley are safe. Roses also go to: Ben F., Blake, Chris, Jeff, J.P., Lucas, Ames, Ryan P. Ben C., Constantine, West, and Nick. Matt is pissed and says this trip was a waste of time and he lost to a guy in a mask. You sure did, buddy. Ryan M. gives the ol' "her loss" spiel, and Stephen seems equally disappointed.
What did you think of tonight's episode? Think the right guys got roses? Next week, we get to see a roast, and Bentley continuing to be a tool.