The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe airs tonight on ABC with an all new July 20 season 11 episode 10 “The Men Tell All.” We’ve got your recap down below! On tonight’s episode Kaitlyn and 17 of the most memorable bachelors dish about the season and each other. Also: bloopers from the season; and a sneak peek of the season finale as Kaitlyn’s journey comes to a close.
On the last episode, Kaitlyn’s truly bold and untraditional journey to find love was rapidly coming to a dramatic end. The field was now down to the final three men – Ben H., Nick and Shawn – all hoping for the chance to capture her heart. After Kaitlyn had her first intimate overnight date with Nick, Sean couldn’t control his jealousy and continued to have a heated argument with his arch enemy. Ben H. and Kaitlyn toured the Irish countryside on horseback, and he confessed his love for the Bachelorette. Then, Shawn went on the final overnight date of the season. It’s romantic and sexy until Kaitlyn confronted him about the running argument he was having with Nick. The two suitors continued to clash, adding to the tension surrounding Kaitlyn’s decision about whose families she would meet. The Bachelorette traveled to Utah, where the final two men’s families were skeptical and worried that their men would be hurt in this quest for love. How would Kaitlyn choose between the two bachelors who are in love with her? Is her judgment clouded by the importance of her decision? Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode per the ABC synopsis “it’s an exciting, unpredictable reunion viewers won’t want to miss as the most memorable bachelors from this season – including Ben H., Ben Z., Chris “Cupcake,” Clint, Ian, JJ, Jared, Ryan M., Tanner and Tony — return to confront each other and Kaitlyn one last time on national television to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story. A first look at the second season of ABC’s highly anticipated hot summer series, “Bachelor in Paradise,” will be featured, along with a preview of the explosive final days of Kaitlyn’s journey to find love.”
Tonight’s episode is going to have people talking and you are not going to want to miss a minute of it. The Bachelorette airs tonight at 8PM so don’t forget to come back for our live recap!
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Tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette: Men Tell All kicks off with host Chris Harrison taking the stage and introducing the men that Kaitlyn Bristowe has sent home so far this season, including some of the guys from the first few episodes – all the way to the most recently dumped bachelor Ben Higgins. Next, Chris Harrison shares a sneak peek of Season 2 of Bachelor In Paradise – which is set to premiere in August 2nd. And, it looks like this season will be just as dramatic as last season, maybe even crazier.
Chris Harrison shares a trailer of some of the wildest parts of Season 11 of The Bachelorette, including Ian Thomson quitting the show after he slammed the other guys for making “fart jokes” and said that Kaitlyn was just “surface level.” After the clip is done playing Tanner begins lecturing Ian, he says that he is highly offended by what Ian said about him and the other guys because there is so much more to them than just “fart jokes.” Tanner points out that there is no way he could have even known what the guys were talking about because Ian just sat in his room all day reading books and wouldn’t even talk to them. Ian bragged about graduating from Princeton, Tanner snarks that Princeton should teach a class on “how not to be an asshole.”
Corey interrupts Tanner and says that Ian was wrong the way he left, but Corey agrees that Kaitlyn was a bad Bachelorette and that she made some “disgraceful decisions.” Ben Higgins jumps to Kaitlyn’s defense and reminds Corey that he left after two episodes and he really doesn’t even know Kaitlyn. Ian gets down on his knees on the stage and begs the guys to forgive him, and issues an apology to all of the mothers watching, and like 20 other people – longest apology ever … Some of the guys congratulate Ian after his apology speech on his knees is over. And, some of them look like they aren’t really buying it.
Now, it’s time to discuss Clint and JJ’s bizarre relationship, which was dubbed “Brokeback Bachelor.” Corey jumps at the chance to talk again – since he was barely on the show. He rants that Clint was “arrogant and pompous” and switched up halfway through the show when he started hanging out with JJ. Clint interrupts and makes it very clear that he is NOT gay. Clint explains that he thought JJ was interesting, so he hung out with him, he didn’t think the other guys were interesting enough to hang out with. JJ tries to defend Clint and points out that they were just “intellectually curious.” JJ says that they had serious talks about their lives, families, and beliefs.
Kupah interrupts JJ’s speech about how great Clint is, and says that they should be discussing Nick Viall and how unfair it was for him to join the show so late. Clint points out that Nick’s arrival took away from everyone else’s relationships with Kaitlyn, because they were so worried about him. Kupah doesn’t want to hear it, he starts shouting that Kaitlyn never should have come on the show if she was already talking to Nick Viall and interested in him. Basically, Kaitlyn lied during the season premiere when she said that she could see her “future husband” standing in the room – because Nick wasn’t even there yet and now he is in the final two.
Chris Harrison announces it is time for JJ to sit in the hot seat and he invited him down to discuss some of the controversy that he stirred up on The Bachelorette. Chris shares a clip of JJ and Clint’s big blow up the night that Clint was sent home, JJ apologizes for throwing Clint under the bus and he says that he regrets ruining their friendship. JJ believes that he had a chance with Kaitlyn until his bromance with Clint messed it up. Before JJ takes his seat, Chris Harrison announces that we will all get a chance to see more of him on Bachelor In Paradise this summer.
Now, it’s time for Ben Zorn to hit the hot seat and discuss his relationship with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Ben explains that he was blindsided when Kaitlyn sent him home in Ireland, he really thought that he and Kaitlyn had a real connection and he thought everything was great between them. Ben admits that the group date with the fake funeral really upset him since he had been to his mother’s funeral – it caused him to act a little closed off to Kaitlyn, and he put his walls up. Chris Harrison reassures Ben that he is not going to have a tough time finding love – the women in the audience have been going crazy over him.
Jared Haibon is up next, and he gets a little emotional while he is watching a clip of himself with Kaitlyn while he was on the show. Jared knows that it was really hard for Kaitlyn to send him home, but he had a feeling that he would be going home the night of his final rose ceremony. Jared admits that he was 100% in love with Kaitlyn and he still thinks that she is amazing. Jared says that he is moving on, but he does still think about Kaitlyn from time to time, especially whenever he hears The Cranberries – the band they went to see on one of their dates.
Ben Higgins, the last guy to get eliminated from The Bachelorette, is up next. He sits down with Chris Harrison. First thing’s first – Ben explains what happened the night that Kaitlyn Bristowe snuck in to his and Shawn Booth’s hotel room in Texas. Ben reveals that Kaitlyn came down one night and stayed up talking to them for 6 hours. But, when Ben went and got in to the shower – everything changed and he could tell that while he was in the bathroom something happened between her and Shawn. Later Kaitlyn confessed that while Ben was in the shower, she told Shawn that he was “the one.”
The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe finally takes the stage so that the guys can get some stuff off their chest. Before she begins, she and Chris Harrison discuss how hard it has been for her on The Bachelorette. She admits that all of the bullying and hate she is receiving is starting to wear her down. Chris Harrison reads some of the tweets about Kaitlyn, one person says they wished Kaitlyn would “just die.” Other people on Twitter called her a “whore” and a “slut.” Chris even read one tweet in which a disgruntled viewer ordered Kaitlyn to “keep her diseased legs closed.” Of course afterwards Chris and all of the guys reassure Kaitlyn that the people on the internet are just cyber bullies, and there was no truth to what they were saying.
Once they are done discussing the cyber bullying, Jared gets a chance to say his peace to Kaitlyn. He wants to make sure she knows that he isn’t angry with her, and he knows the decision was painful. Jared thinks that the reason he got sent home was because he didn’t get a cocktail party before the rose ceremony. Kaitlyn corrects him, and says that he was going home with or without a cocktail party – because their relationship wasn’t progressing. But, it broke her heart sending Jared home.
Ben Higgins gets to talk to Kaitlyn next, he has a question for her – he wants to know why he didn’t tell her that she slept with Nick, but instead he told Shawn. Kaitlyn explains that Shawn’s relationship was different because she felt responsible and had to be honest with him because they were just talking about trust. She apologizes and says that she had no intention of being honest with Shawn and not with him.
Chris Harrison asks the question that every one is dying to know, how well did Kaitlyn Bristowe know Nick VIall before she joined The Bachelorette. Kaitlyn says that she had just flirted with Nick on the phone, and she had no idea he was going to really show up or during the middle of the show. Jonathan and Corey begin arguing with Kaitlyn about how wrong it was, she won’t back down though – she insists that if they were in her position, they would think differently. Jj agrees with Kaitlyn and says that she is looking for a husband and she needed to “turn over every stone” – including Nick VIall. Kaitlyn understands where the guys are coming from, but she just wants them to know that she struggled with it. She gets irritated and tells the guys that they “should try to date this many people and have it all televised and see how they do.”
Drunk Ryan from the season premiere takes the time to apologize to Kaitlyn for acting a fool, he gives Kaitlyn the rose that he threw away during his drunken stupor, before he was escorted out of the mansion. Ian gets up and gets on his knees again so that he can apologize to Kaitlyn for freaking out on her, he points out that he received a lot of backlash because of it – and he knows how she feels about all of the hate on social media.
Before the “Men Tell All” is over, Chris Harrison shares a hilarious blooper reel of Kaitlyn Bristowe, which of course includes clips of her hanging out with funny lady Amy Schumer.
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