A couple of days and backstabbing comments later, producers finally chose to send Kenny and Lee on a group date.
Kenny was not the only one fed up with Lee's attitude. The two go to the top of Holmenkollen Olympic ski jump, and because they're insane, they decide to rappel down all 187 feet of it. Rachel helpfully points out that 187 is slang for the crime of murder, according to the California penal code.
Rachel's first one-on-one date was with one of the few normal contestants.
So, that's that, right?
In the time from last Monday to this Monday, all living beings on Earth have advanced one full week in their lives but The Bachelorette has become stuck in one moment: a racially charged conflict between Lee Garrett and Kenny Layne.
He continued, "When it comes to [McKenzie], I get very defensive and protective and I wouldn't want her to get caught up in all this".
Once Rachel rejoins the group, she gives the date rose to Bryan in honor of his over-confidence.
On paper, Rachel and Jack have a lot in common. She tells them today has been really informative and she had very detailed conversations with both of them.
Unfortunately, the answer is no.
At this point I should note that Jack got sent home, the guys dressed in tight onesies for a handball game, and Rachel and Bryan made out while hanging off 187-foot ski jump. Will gets real with Rachel about his struggles opening up to women and being a guarded person, sharing the story of his most recent break up with her.
"Episode 1304" -The contentious cocktail party continues, as a frustrated Eric implores the rest of bachelors to stop talking about him to Rachel.
At this point on The Bachelorette, most of the guys are theoretically focused on Rachel (and if not her, at least on snowing her long enough to reach the final two and a shot at being the next Bachelor).
Peter has also received a one-on-one date with Rachel already. Rachel can't figure out how someone so handsome and educated and 37 years old is still single.
The two eventually settle down later that night to talk and learn more about each other.
Rachel was convinced of Bryan's good intentions and saw a possible future with him during the date.
Rachel's journey has been a bit of a roller coaster so far on TV, but her emotional highs and lows apparently paid off because Bryan allegedly popped the question at the end of her journey to find love and now she's engaged!
Will Gaskins, 28, a sales manager from Miami, and Josiah Daniel Graham, 28, a Fort Lauderdale attorney, were part of a group date that played a European version of handball on a court. Peter uses the opportunity to get handsy with Rachel instead of the ball.
The Bachelorette, featuring Rachel Lindsay as the star, has crossed the halfway mark. Will gets vulnerable and opens up, something that helps move their relationship forward. Rachel was all about Peter (the cutie with the gap teeth) as they snuck off in the middle of the group date to make out in a hot tub.
However, Rachel appeared to be unconvinced about the sincerity of Josiah's effusion. Anthony wisely replied that he didn't think Rachel was choosing based on skin colour, that the Black men in the house were not "interchangeable" and that Eric should be patient. He is sure he'll love her dad!
Season 13, episode 6 is called "Episode 1306", and in it, The Bachelorette's European Vacation continues with Rachel Lindsay taking her prospective fiancees from Norway to Denmark, with more unspecified "games" in store.
He's not clear who the other guy is that will get the boot, but we're assuming it's Kenny.
Lee was fighting too during his alone time with Rachel - dirty, as usual. I'm hoping she picks him ... he seems super sweet.
Lee: You were aggressive to me so I told Rachel.
Rachel then alerted Kenny to what Lee was saying about him, accusations which the athlete denied.
This week, "The Bachelorette" returns at 8 p.m. Tuesday on WPLG-Ch.