After failing to speak to half of their 32 potential suitors and canceling the rose ceremony last week, Monday’s episode of “The Bachelorette” found Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia facing the difficult task of figuring out which of the 29 remaining men invite on a group date.
Their solution was to enter them in a contest, while wearing speedos, to win one of six spots at the band’s after-party. The winners were Aven, Brandan, Colin, Jason, Johnny and Logan.
This led to an awkward moment for the Bachelorettes when the two focused on Logan as the recipient of their roses. Rachel ultimately went with Logan, while Gabby went with Johnny.
Rachel’s first one-on-one date, a once-in-a-lifetime Zero-G experience with Jordan V., ended with her being sent home. He never got to see country singer Brett Young and rising country star Ashley Cooke perform their romantic hit “Never Til Now.”
Gabby’s one-on-one date with Nate, which included a helicopter tour of Los Angeles followed by a steamy hot tub session, went much better, ending with her receiving the rose of the date.
Meanwhile, back at the mansion, Chris’ premature conversation about fantasy sequels and his intention to quit the competition if any of the girls were intimate with another contestant, without letting them know in advance, ticked off some men, who brought it to Gabby and Rachel’s attention at the pre-rose ceremony cocktail party. He was eventually fired. This led to a brief confrontation between Chris and his accusers, after which he was escorted off the premises.
At the rose ceremony, Brandan, Colin, John, Justin B., Matt and Ryan were sent home.
Here are the 21 men remaining after the rose ceremony:
Alec, 27, wedding photographer from Houston, Texas
Aven, 28, sales manager from San Diego, California
Erich, 29, real estate analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey
Ethan, 27, advertising executive from New York, New York
Hayden, 29, recreation executive from Tampa, Florida
Jacob, 27, mortgage broker from Scottsdale, Arizona
James, 25, meatball enthusiast from Winnetka, Illinois
Jason, 30, investment banker from Santa Monica, California
Johnny, 25, real estate agent from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Jordan H., 35, software developer from Tampa, Florida
Kirk, 29, college football coach from Lubbock, Texas
Logan, 26, videographer from San Diego, CA
Mario, 31, personal trainer from Naperville, Illinois
Michael, 32, pharmaceutical salesman from Long Beach, California
Nate, 33, electrical engineer from Chicago, Illinois
Quincey, 25, life coach from Miami, Florida
Spencer, 27, a venture capitalist from Chicago, Illinois
Termayne, 28, a crypto guy from Naperville, Illinois
Tino, 28, general contractor from Playa Del Rey, CA
Tyler, 25, small business owner from Wildwood, New Jersey
Zach, 25, technical executive from Anaheim Hills, Calif.
“The Bachelorette” returns Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.