The first 1-on-1 Date went to Dylan, who was clearly not ready to be on a reality dating show after his two siblings recently died from drug overdoses.
Not that the Producers would ever intentionally do something cruel to torment a contestant, but Andi took Dylan on a "romantic" train right through his hometown and over the river where he and his deceased siblings used to play.
And while Emily Maynard found herself in a similar situation when she wound up at a NASCAR track for a date after her ex-NASCAR driver fiance had died, she had at least finished the grieving process by sleeping with Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
|Emily Maynard: Not only did she sleep with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but rumor has it that she slept with half of NASCAR.|
Unable to send Dylan home after hearing his sob story, Andi gave him a rose. However, that doesn't mean that she won't send him home to be with his brother, sister and Eric Hill next week.
In a clear attempt to appease the LBGT community after ABC's whole debacle with Juan Pablo, the Group Date had the guys playing basketball with a bunch of WNBA players.
After getting their asses pounded by Brittney Griner's penis, the guys had to play each other to earn additional time with Andi.
As part of the winning team, "Coach" got some extra time with Andi and hit a half court shot in some sort of bet that the two of them had.
And while it was clear that Andi wanted Coach to follow up his with a kiss, he just seemed happy to have hit the shot, so Andi moved on and made out with Nick V. instead.
In a bit of a surprise, Andi told Eric that she thought things might be stalling between them after they kicked off the season with a great first date.
Her main complaint seemed to be that Eric wasn't volunteering enough information with her about his personal life, so he informed her that he was raised Mormon until age 26, at which point he divorced his wives and left Utah to pursue a life in reality television.
In the end, the Group Date Rose went to Bryan, which left Nick angry, and seemed to serve as a wake-up call to "Coach."
The second 1-on-1 Date went to Marcus, the genuine but somewhat possessive dude who seemed to have captured Andi's attention in a way that may eventually lead to a restraining order.
Andi informed Marcus that for their date they would be repelling down the side of a 30 story building and cleaning it's windows.
That caused Marcus to say, "I'm going to be the man in this relationship and hide my fear."
And while Marcus held it together and talked Andi through her through her own crazies, he also suggested that they kiss as they slid down in front of the guys' room, to which Andi shot him down and said, "No."
After a game of cat and mouse where Marcus covered up the rose on the table at dinner because he was too nervous, and then Andi later giving it to him by saying, "He has no idea what a catch he is."
They then concluded their date with a crappy country concert at a casino Surprisingly, it wasn't even Travis Tritt.
At the Rose Ceremony Cocktail Party "Coach" finally decided to become a team player and kissed Andi, which may have been more improbable than the half court shot he made.
After their initial conversation where Andi told Eric that he wasn't opening up to her, he turned the table on her and told her that she hadn't disclosed anything to him about herself, and accused her of having a "poker face."
And while that seemed like a legitimate point, when Eric said "When the cameras are here, there's been a different side of Andi," she flat out lost her shit.
"You're seriously still insulting me...I think at this point you and I both know that this is not going to work."
True to form, Andi went on to say, "If you say the word 'acting' one more time, I'm probably going to lose it," to which Eric replied, "It's okay."
And just like that, Eric was gone...No Rose Ceremony, no nothing.
As it turned out, that was the last conversation that he had with Andi, as after she sent him home Eric jumped off of a cliff and died in a tragic para-gliding accident.
Chris Harrison seemed to think it was a good idea to have Andi talk about their final moments together, which didn't exactly make her look good since she acted like such a self centered bitch.
Worse yet, we didn't even get a chance to see Tasos pretend to be sad at the Rose Ceremony when Andi sent him home for pretending to like her in order to promote his band.
|Getting sent home without a whimper, Tasos Hernandez did not turn out to be as ready for prime time as he thought he was.|