The Bachelorette 2017 airs on ABC this evening with an all new Monday, June 26, 2017, season 13 episode 5 and we have your weekly The Bachelorette recap below. On tonight’s season 13 episode 5 as per the ABC synopsis, “Rachel and a handsome suitor embrace the oyster culture of Bluffton, S.C. After the rose ceremony, Rachel and the remaining bachelors head to Oslo, Norway, where she and one lucky guy rappel down a giant Olympic ski jump. Later, Rachel takes bitter rivals on the dreaded two-on-one date.”
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The Bachelorette continues tonight with the men and Rachel at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Kenny approaches Lee asking him to step outside and talk. The men are watching but say they are not going to interfere unless someone throws punches; everyone thinks there is no talking to Lee, he is just trouble.
Bryan and Rachel continue their private time, as he feels they are a perfect match with her looking for a commitment and a future, having a family. He says he only cares about Rachel and their connection and relationship; what she has with the other guys he cannot prevent but he wants her to know how serious he is.
Rachel loves her conversations with Bryan because he is not caught up in everything happening in the house, he is only focusing on the two of them and moving forward. She hopes to see more of that from the guys tonight.
Kenny confronts Lee on Rachel thinking Kenny flew off the handle with him and thinks he is some aggressive, angry kind of guy. He thought everything was squashed between them as Lee says he was just being honest with her. Kenny calls him a disingenuous snake. Kenny feels Lee is now his enemy and the guys feel if Lee would just admit he mistake, 99% of the issues with him would be resolved. Lee tries to provoke him but he isn’t falling for it. Lee walks away and Kenny says, “Bye Snakey!”
Lee returns to the bar and smiles because he feels he is inside Kenny’s head. Josiah says the tensions are rising and everyone feels it as there is a rose up for grabs. Rachel comes to join the men thanking them for their patience and understanding.
She picks up the rose and hands it to someone who has been very confident in who they are and in what they have and isn’t afraid to show that. She offers it to Bryan, who accepts. Kenny congratulates him on being a great dude who is doing things the right way.
Lee tells Kenny to “screw you” but Kenny says he will leave Lee to the world as someone else can whoop his ass. Kenny whispers that Lee is a bitch, saying there is nothing aggressive about whispering. Lee says he is there to mess with everybody and it’s working.
Rachel is excited for her one-on-one with Jack, they ride a horse-drawn carriage in Bluffton, South Carolina. She feels they have a lot in common, they are both attorneys, same age and live in Dallas; a perfect match on paper. Jack feels there is a connection and wants to take their relationship to the next level.
They arrive at Shuckin and Shaggin, where they shuck oysters. Jack has a great time with Rachel feeling it is so natural between them. He jokes that he isn’t the best dancer but what better way to get to know each other than learning a new dance. Rachel says they get along so well but she feels something is still missing with Jack. She wants to see if she can figure out what is missing between them.
As they walk to the beach, he tells her his excuse for not learning the dance was all his focus was on her. When he kisses her, she says she is sick and he doesn’t care saying its worth it. She shares that she had a really good time.
Back at the Sonesta Resort, Lee talks to Will saying he is the only one helping Rachel out and the pressure is on him. Lee wants Will to say Kenny is aggressive, but he refuses; will explains calling him aggressive brings up the long standing history of calling black men aggressive to justify a lot of other things.
Lee feels Kenny is using the race card when he gets mad; but Will disagrees saying Kenny was just offended by the word. Lee admits he doesn’t understand the race card and feels he got played.
Meanwhile, Jack and Rachel arrive for their dinner together, he says after tonight he can definitely see himself falling for Rachel. Rachel says today was about exploring Jack and seeing if something else developed and realizes the part missing is the romance and passion from him, and she needs that from him tonight.
Rachel admits she doesn’t feel any closer to him and his ideal date to him didn’t sound good to her. She feels she doesn’t want to waste his time and string him along. She picks up the rose, telling him she really enjoyed her time with him today; that it is really easy to talk to him but feels like what she needs is missing, the connection in a romantic way and because of that, she can’t give him the rose.
She tells him he is a really great person and to know his worth but when it comes to them, she doesn’t feel it and doesn’t want to drag him along, he is disappointed as she offers to walk him out.
The following morning, back at Hilton Head Island, Rachel admits it was a hard decision to send Jack home. She shares she is not looking for a friend, or someone to date, she is looking for a husband. She knows the decisions that has to be made and is not having the cocktail party. The men are nervous about that especially those who have been manipulated by Lee into arguments.
At the Sonesta Resort Rachel greets the men outside. Kenny and Iggy hug as she arrives. She tells them she needed to cancel the party because with each date this week, she knows exactly what she needed to do tonight. She wants the men to know that even though she is sending them home tonight, she was very lucky to have met them.
Rachel hands a rose to Eric, Peter, Adam, Will, Matt, Alex, Josiah, Anthony, Kenny and the final rose goes to Lee. Rachel reveals they are going to take it International as they are going to Oslo, Norway.
Rachel is excited to explore this country and city with the men. She admits last week made it real for her as she is more determined to find a fiancee and husband. She feels it is exciting but scary. After the guys settle in, they go to meet Rachel; Kenny feels her left the drama with Lee from last week behind.
Rachel feels that if you want to get to know someone, travel together. She isn’t going to waste any more time and will start on a one-on-one that day. She leans over and asks Bryan will go with her and they leave arm in arm. Dean says he wouldn’t be surprised if Bryan didn’t come back explaining that Bryan is overly confident and that could hurt him.
Outside, Rachel says they are going to explore the city. She feels they have the physical connection but wants to see if they have the emotional connection too. He says he is ready to just be with her, onto hometowns and final rose. He is determined to get rid of all these guys.
Rachel is bringing him to the best view in Oslo at the top of the Holmenkollen Olympic Ski Jump, saying they are going to repel down from there. He says if she isn’t scared, he isn’t scared. 187 feet down, Rachel laugh nervously as they are taught how to repel. She says this is a real challenge for her. She says Bryan is right there beside her, making her feel like she can do anything; as they repel they kiss.
She admits when she sees Bryan she sees forward, where he makes her feel hopeful and good and doesn’t want it to stop, saying she gets bored easily and Bryan doesn’t bore her. Bryan thinks there is nothing negative about them and Rachel says she keeps looking for something that will sabotage them. He once again tells her this is truly a fairy tale. She feels Bryan is too good to be true because he is such a catch so why is he still single?
been one with a black guy. Anthony says its not like that, understands what he is saying but disagrees and he needs to trust Rachel when she gives him a rose to keep him around.
Rachel says she is having the time of her life with Bryan but has fears that he is too charming and feels like she can’t believe him because its too good to be true. She wants to put herself out there but worries it won’t be reciprocated.
She tells him honestly how she feels like that and begins to share stories from her upbringing. She doesn’t believe good things when they happen to her, especially when it comes to men because of her insecurities from growing up. Bryan tells her about his childhood and college years.
He tells her he is truly falling in love with her and wants her to know that because he never wants her to wonder where he stands. Rachel hands him a rose to let him know that she heard him and really appreciates that he was willing to expose his vulnerabilities to her. She is grateful that he challenges her and the reward has been so great; she wants to keep building that with him and when she is with him she keeps looking forward. He accepts the rose. Bryan feels Rachel feels the same way and they are the perfect match.
Back at the hotel, the men wonder how things are going with Bryan and Rachel; there is a knock on the door and a date card arrives. It says,”I’m looking for a guy, who is good with his hands.” Adam, Dean, Anthony, Peter, Matt, Will, Alex, Eric, and Josiah’s names are on the card for the group date, leaving Lee and Kenny for a two-on-one date with Rachel.
Bryan asks Kenny how he plans to attack the day while all the other guys are on the date? He say he anticipates talking to Rachel and reconnecting to where they were before. Bryan says she will want to get to the bottom of the drama, advising him to just focus on her and be on his best behavior. He wants to see if Rachel and Kenny fit like a glove together. He also tells Kenny if Lee comes at him, be the bigger man.
Rachel says by Bryan telling her he is falling in love with her, has really set a standard as to where she is at on this journey with the guys. She wants to see who is good with their hands, as the guys are going to play handball.
The guys arrive at the gym, and Rachel tells them they are going to play handball, as Coach Tom who has coached world championship teams, and his team will teach them how to play it. The game is a combination of football, basketball and water polo. They put on their uniforms and play a game involving Rachel. She loves that Will put on his game face, she needed to see that from him today. She was impressed that the guys embraced the sport and hopes they can continue that into the evening.
Kenny talks to her daughter on video, revealing he has a big date tomorrow; she laughs but is excited for him. He cries as he tells her he misses her and will see her soon. Meanwhile, Lee is in the gym working out in jeans and cowboy boots. He is focused and his strategy for the date is not just a spark, he also wants a flame.
As the sun sets, Rachel tells the guys she had a lot of fun with them and they are now at the half-way point where things begin to get serious. He takes Will with her for private time. She needs to know tonight where she exactly stands with every guy and she wants them to woo her.
Will reveals when she was hurt by Nick, he went through the same thing in his relationship, and didn’t want to put himself out there again as it hurt too much. She thinks its great that he doesn’t have any regrets. She shares that whenever she sees him she knows she will always have a smile on her face and will have a good time. She likes that she is always smiling and laughing with him. They kiss as she likes seeing another side of him.
Alex is reading a letter he wrote to her, saying she took his breathe away from the moment he stepped out of the limo and still has the butterflies now. Rachel is impressed that each of these guys are expressing what they are feeling. She thinks they were almost waiting for her to challenge them to bring their ‘A’ game.
Josiah says her happiness puts a smile on her face; sharing how his dad told his mom on their second date that he was going to marry her. He tells Rachel she is the woman of his dreams and when he looks into her eyes he really just wants to grow old with her. Rachel is concerned that he is not asking about her; she says he is smooth but feels he is disingenuous and just fascinated with the idea of her. Josiah feels it went well and it was the most real talk they have ever had.
Lee’s strategy for today is to kill him with kindness and if he gets aggressive he will simply smile or wink at him. Kenny hopes today that Rachel sees the difference between him and Lee, with him being real and Lee just being a character of a man. They arrive at their table with a beautiful view, with one rose on the tiny table. Rachel asks to speak to Kenny privately.
Kenny shares he is just happy to spent time with her again; saying its been a fun experience but he feels like unfortunately the past week or so, they haven’t had a chance to move forward. He tells her that he is looking for a forever thing and from day one he felt Rachel could be the one who can give his daughter a real role model to follow.
He says on paper she is amazing and in real life she is amazing too. He briefly brings up Lee’s lashing out as he felt the walls closing in. She respects everything he is saying and thanks him for that as he feels ultimately she will see the truth. Her gut feeling from Kenny is to trust him as he is very forthcoming with her.
Kenny and Lee are sitting together as Kenny feels everything is great and back on track and now he can kick back and be one with nature. He couldn’t feel better about today. Lee says he is in it to win it and can be pretty calculating sometimes, sitting back and waiting for the right moment. He is looking forward to his time with Rachel and capitalize on it.
Rachel and Lee leave for some private time. Lee tells Rachel that Kenny calls him a bitch and a snake and everyone is appalled by it. Lee says it is silly to him, that is why he gets passed it, but tells Rachel Kenny only gets like that when he drinks; telling her that one night Kenny told him that he has a dark side and it only comes out when he is drinking.
Rachel is frustrated that she wanted to get down to the truth but she is getting completely different stories from both of them. She doesn’t know who she believes at this point and feels like she can’t leave Lawyer Rachel at home; she asks to speak to Kenny again for one second. Lee smirks as they walk off feeling he had the conversation he wanted with Rachel.
Rachel feels that she needs to be open and honest with Kenny, revealing Lee told her he was violent and aggressive with him and that Kenny has a dark side even pulling Lee out of a van. Kenny’s mouth drops open in utter shock. He swears on everything he loves that Lee is lying. He scoffs as she thanks him for being honest. She says she needs to think about some stuff but wants him to know what was said. Kenny feels trust in a relationship is at the pinnacle.
Kenny is laughing as he returns to where Lee is sitting. He laughs at how Lee full out lied and smiles that Lee will get washed out under a tide of realness. Lee looks at Kenny with a concerned look on his face.