Episode 7 of The Bachelorette was the episode where viewers get to really see if any of the frontrunners are truly the perfect match for Rachel Lindsay. At the beginning of the episode there are only six guys remaining to win over Rachel’s heart. With hometown dates happening in the next episode all the guys try their best to make it to next week so they can introduce Rachel to their families.
The episode began with everyone in Geneva, Switzerland, with the guys waiting to find out who would go on the first one-on-one date with Rachel. Rachel revealed that Bryan would go on a one-on-one date which got the other guys mad because he is the first contestant this season to get two one-on-ones. Rachel and Bryan’s date seemed overly luxurious as they drove a Bentley and tried on expensive watches. On the dinner date, Rachel told Bryan she wanted to know more about him and at first he seemed to deflect. Later Bryan talked about how his previous relationship moved too fast and his mother led to his ex-girlfriend dumping him. Rachel appreciated Bryan opening up and gave him a one-on-one date rose. While Rachel was very happy with Bryan, the date in my opinion, felt like Bryan lacked depth and sincerity. Bryan is very charming and confident which is totally understandable why Rachel would be attracted to him but it seems like he’s more there for winning than he is to get married with Rachel.
The second one-on-one date was with the youngest contestant, Dean, who also previously had a one-on-one date. Dean and Rachel first went to a Catholic mass. Later Rachel tried to get Dean to open up more which Dean severely deflected as he asked Rachel if she believes in the tooth fairy.`Dean later revealed that he’s scared about hometown dates because he doesn’t want to show Rachel his family. Rachel appreciates Dean for finally opening up and gives him a rose. The flaw that is evident in Dean based on this date is that he’s too immature for Rachel. It seems like Rachel wants to get married to someone while Dean is just looking for a relationship. Just the way Dean deflects any important questions shows immaturity.
During the date with Dean, it is revealed that Peter will go on the final one-on-one date with Rachel. With Peter going on the one-on-one date, Adam, Eric and Matt will go on a group date. Rachel and Peter’s one-on-one date included a helicopter tour of the Swiss alps, a dog-sleigh ride, and a dinner. The date is was going well until Peter revealed his honest thought that he’s not sure if he’s ready to get married which scared Rachel. Despite feeling nervous about his honesty, Rachel did appreciate the honesty and gave Peter a rose. The flaw in Peter is that he’s looking for a relationship that doesn’t move too fast meanwhile he’s on a show where it’s expected that whoever wins proposes to Rachel.
The group date that Rachel has with Adam, Eric, and Matt tok place in France. It is very obvious that Rachel will keep Eric in the competition over Adam and Matt since Rachel has actually had a one-on-one with Eric before. Eric telling Rachel that he’s never brought a girl home scared Rachel but she still gave him the last of the four roses sending Adam and Matt home. The flaw in Eric is that he’s still learning how to love and is not actually ready to get married.
It is concerning that none of these guys could be a perfect match for Rachel. Hometown dates will be interesting since it seems like all four guys are on an even level playing field. Based on the preview for the next episode, it seems like there will be a lot of conflict and drama.
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 P.M. on ABC.