By Jamie Fromberger
WATE's The Bachelorette Blogger
It's time to pack your bags and load up again! Our Bachelorette Desiree Hartstock and her remaining five men are now headed off the coast of Africa to a gorgeous little island called Madeira. Here she will get the chance to have three one-on-one dates and one two-on-one date.
Although she will have a rose to give out that night, that doesn't mean the suitor who doesn't receive one will have to head home.
Calling in for back-up, three of her "friends" -- last season's competitors -- made an appearance to help her in the decision making process.
Catherine, who nabbed Sean on The Bachelor last fall from under Desiree, is joined by Jackie, and Leslie. They showed up with drinks in their hands poolside to check out the options and give their opinions. Somehow I think they may be there to "pick up the pieces" of the men who get sent home.
The first one-on-one date of the night went to Brooks, and I'm still putting my money on him taking home the win. His hair was yet again a hot mess, but Desiree seems to absolutely swoon over him. They spend a great amount of her time lip-locked with a serious battle of the tongues happening.
Second to go was Chris, who was rocking some seriously short shorts. I could see the dude's knees, and they were extremely tight. I have no idea how any male can find that comfortable, nor how any female can find that attractive.
To add to his "manliness" or "not-so-manliness," Des and Chris spend their entire date writing poetry together. Blahhh. To finish out the night, he read her yet another poem he wrote. Poor Desiree had to sit there smiling through the entire attempted rhyming proclamation of his love.
Being given the last one-on-one date of this week was Michael, who in my opinion is a gossip and a trouble-starter. He would fit in great on a season of The Bachelor, being thrown in to the mix with all the girls and bringing the drama.
Michael's date was dull and drabby and I was seriously afraid he was going to pull the "I love you" card out.
Being sent on the two-on-one date were Drew and Zak, who raced for her love -- go-kart racing that is. Drew won the race and Des had already pegged him as the best kisser and the best looking to her girlfriends earlier, so it wasn't shocking she gave him the rose that night.
Luckily for Zak, that didn't mean he had to head home this time. He still had one more shot to win her over at the rose ceremony.
So bring on the rose ceremony! Thinking it would be Zak heading home since he walked out rose less, I was pleasantly surprised to see she chose to send trouble-starter Michael home.
Michael was shown crying in the limo on the phone with his mom, who kept asking if "this was happening again?" What exactly does that mean?
Next week we head off to hometown dates where Desiree gets to meet the remaining four men's families. Now if you remember, this was the week Des was sent home by Sean after he met her family on The Bachelor. Her ghetto fabulous brother Joey gave Sean a hard time and called him a playboy. So how appropriate is it that ABC brings big brother Joe in to meet the guys yet again, and possibly ruin ANY chance of love for his lil sis? We shall see!
Until next time!
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