The Bachelorette's Luke Parker Speaks Out About His Onscreen Behavior

Find out where he falls on our ranking of the men this season. Hint: Not high.
By Lauren Piester 28 May, 2019 11:20 PMTags
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Luke P. learned an important lesson on last night's episode of The Bachelorette

Never, ever say to a woman in the middle of a speech: "Can I just cut you off for a second?" 

Also don't forget you're on a reality show where the whole point is that the woman of your dreams is dating like 18 other guys, because if you do, and that woman is Hannah Brown, you might just get knocked down a few pegs. 

Hannah pulled Luke aside to tell him she was "irritated" with him during the post-date cocktail party, because he couldn't seem to wrap his mind around the fact that other relationships existed and just be satisfied with the fact that their relationship was working. 

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Onscreen, Luke began to panic, and offscreen, the internet praised Hannah for her handling of Luke's overly intense confidence. 

Luke has now spoken out on Instagram about his behavior, and at the very least, he's acknowledging that he's got some flaws as a man. 

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"I just want to address the elephant in the room here really quick," he began his post. "First I want you to know how hard it has been for me to watch myself this season so far. Regardless of what is aired AND IF [Hannah] and I are together or not my behavior in all situations has been and will continue to be exposed. I have learned a lot and I am continuing to learn about my flaws as a man. I'm the first to admit I am far from perfect. This journey has given me a great opportunity to grow and mature as a man, and for that I am grateful." 

You can read the full post below. 

Luke and Hannah's little moment of reckoning came in an episode filled with drama. Hannah had to go to the hospital after passing out, Cam did his best to continue to Always Be super annoying, and Tyler G. mysteriously had to leave. 

Meanwhile, the rest of the guys (inadvertently) did their best to climb up our ladder of winners and losers. Jed is still at the top, but who's at the very bottom? Bet you can totally guess. 

WINNING: Tyler C.

Tyler C. is officially our favorite, on and off screen. His Twitter account is delightful. His Instagram is delightful. He chooses his words to Luke very carefully. He loved that Hannah was down for naked bungee jumping, even if it wasn't with him, because he likes that she makes her own decisions. He brought her a bouquet of flowers in the middle of the group date. If Hannah doesn't end up with Tyler C., we will be first in the line that will surely form (if he's not the next Bachelor). 

Peter

Well hot damn Peter the Pilot. That sauna date was indecently sexy, and Hannah and Peter just look so comfortable together. He seems fun, they have fun together, and we're very much on board with Pilot Pete. 

Garrett

Garrett jumped to the forefront of the Luke situation last week, but this week he made up for it with a jump of a different kind. Even though they were absolutely terrified, he and Hannah went naked bungee jumping, and then had a really good conversation over dinner. 

Then the Luke drama unfolded over that naked bungee jumping, but Garrett kept his cool as best he could in the face of a man who was not keeping his cool. 

Mike

 

Mike's still there, still in the game, doing his best in the midst of all the Luke, still smiling that heart-melting smile. 

Connor S.

Connor is still there, but he's barely spoken for weeks. We actually had to rewind the episode a couple of times to actually make sure he was physically still there. 

Jed

Ohhhh Jed. Jed was doing so well, and still is on screen. Off screen...it appears he was perhaps even worse than Scott, the guy who Hannah dramatically threw out in the premiere for having a girlfriend. Jed allegedly had a girlfriend for four months before the show, and just wanted to promote his music career. Looks like he left that out of his little confession to Hannah about the music! 

Onscreen this week, he really pulled out all the stops, even appearing at Hannah's window to sing her a song. He was then in Hannah's bed singing her a song, until she slowly pulled that guitar away...But can we just be honest and say Jed's made up song about Riga there at the end was the best he's ever sounded? 

LOSING: Luke P.

"You going naked bungee jumping with Garrett felt like a slap in the face...but I just want you to know that I will support you even when you make boneheaded decisions" is basically the speech Luke thought was going to win him a date rose. 

This man continues to impress with just how boneheaded he is. And yet he still ended up with a rose.

ELIMINATED: Dylan

Dylan seems great and has a pretty fun fashion sense, but he was very much on the sidelines throughout the season. We hope to see more of Dylan in the future. 

ELIMINATED: Dustin

Dustin seems like a really nice guy who got to say maybe two words the entire season, which is unfortunate but not unusual this season. Maybe he can secure a spot in Paradise to prove he's a really nice guy?

ELIMINATED: Kevin

Kevin's two standout moments this season: Getting mysteriously injured during rugby, and accidentally discovering Hannah in Jed's lap in the castle. And now he is no more. 

ELIMINATED: Grant

Grant is still just the unemployed guy who brought a hotdog to the mansion on night one, and now he's gone. Bye, Grant. 

ELIMINATED: Devin

Devin, you never once made an impression and that is really too bad. We don't even know what "situation" Luke was referring to with you and Dylan. Good luck to you, Devin. 

ELIMINATED HIMSELF: Luke S.

Luke S. didn't deserve this but he's probably got a bright future in Paradise. Hopefully his sacrifice was worth it and Luke P. will soon be gone.

ELIMINATED: John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones was only ever John Paul Jones, nothing more and nothing less. We will miss him. And if he's not in Paradise there will be a revolt. We need more John! Paul! Jones! 

ELIMINATED: Matteo

We are so, so disappointed that Matteo never even spoke, let alone got to tell Hannah about the fact that he's fathered 114 children via sperm donor. What a letdown that fun fact was. 

ELIMINATED: Jonathan

Jonathan is really going to have to step it up if he wants us to remember anything about him! 

ELIMINATED: Joey

We still don't remember Joey, so either he got very little screen time or we've confused him with one of the other guys who looks exactly like him. 

ELIMINATED: Cam

Why Cam got a rose in episode two after all his barging in is beyond us, and why Cam wasn't immediately sent home after losing it on Mike is equally beyond us, but Hannah came to her senses in episode three. 

Our new catchphrase? NBC. Never. Be. Cam. 

That said, there's no way that guy doesn't show up in Paradise. 

ELIMINATED: Tyler G.

Tyler G. got the first one-on-one date of the season, which involved a helicopter ride and four-wheelers in the mud. He and Hannah seemed to have a fine time but Tyler G. made no impression on us whatsoever, and then Hannah announced that he had to leave. So bye Tyler G! 

ELIMINATED: Connor J.

Au revoir, Connor J. 

ELIMINATED: Matthew

Could not tell you a single thing Matthew did or said. 

ELIMINATED: Daron

Goodbye Daron. We hardly knew ye. In fact, we didn't know ye at all. 

ELIMINATED: Chasen

Hannah really likes his name and the paper airplane was a really cute choice. If only he weren't immediately shown up by Peter in his actual pilot's uniform, maybe he would have gotten a rose!

ELIMINATED: Ryan

Ryan rolled up on roller skates and then rolled right out of there into the night. :( 

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.