Word of advice to all prospective reality TV competitors: Just say no to the booze.
Time and time again, reality television stars indulge a bit too much, leading to some seriously embarrassing shenanigans that will be seen by millions of people across America. And on tonight's episode of The Bachelorette, Craig, the tax accountant, got so drunk he not only jumped in the pool with his clothes on during a group date, but he also had to be escorted back to the house by producers.
So did Andi Dorfman send Craig packing after his drunken display? Plus, who was the lucky guy to receive the first kiss of the ABC reality hit's season?
First One-on-One Date of the Season: How sad and bittersweet was it to watch Eric Hill on his date with Andi, talking about his desire to start a family one day? Eric tragically died in a paragliding accident shortly after his time on The Bachelorette came to an end, and when we spoke with Andi, she told us she was "excited" for fans to see their "amazing" date, which included a snowboarding lesson.
"The first date, I'm so glad Eric was on it because it was an amazing, exciting date and I couldn't think of a better person to have gone on it with," she said. "I'm excited to see that one of his last dates was so grand and so amazing and to see the smile on his face. Even though there is that sad part of it, you've gotta smile. That's what Eric did. He smiled and he lived his life and I think it's going to be a beautiful thing to see."
Craziest Moment: Of course, we have to give the night's best moment to the Magic Mike-esque striptease that went down on the group date. And even better was the fact that Sharleen Joynt and Kelly Travis, two of Andi's fellow (fan favorite!) Bachelor contestants, stopped by to help judge the guys' routines. Hm...anyone else kind of wishing they would've attempted a trio of Bachelorettes this season?! Personally, we think Marcus handled the challenge especially well. But the real winners of the stripping challenge? The viewers. God Bless the Bachelorette producers, y'all!
Eliminated: Craig's night of debauchery cost him as Andi ended up sending him home, with nothing but a massive hangover to comfort him. Also sent packing were Carl, a firefighter, and Nick S., the professional golfer.
Frontrunners: For someone who was so shy in the premiere, Nick V. has got somer serious game! How slick was his idea to make his own date card during the rose ceremony mixer? Smooth, very smooth. But we were even more surprised by Chris, the farmer, who was the first guy to kiss Andi this season during their one-on-one date. (He also revealed he had been engaged before.)
But we're still thinking Josh M., the former professional baseball player, is a real contender, especially after his adorable one-on-one time with Andi during the mixer, which ended with a kiss.
What did you think of tonight's episode? Who do you think is the frontrunner? And how mortified do you think Craig was while watching this episode?