Welcome back, Bachelorette Nation! Last week had us taking on the Luke P drama head on with Scotland as a backdrop. Since ABC just goes to the highest board of tourism bidder, we got a solid dose of kilts and haggis. Let’s take a look back at what happened.
Mike got a nice, chill date of hanging out in a pub, which just made us think of “So I married an Axe Murderer.” When the guy in the pub said that he didn’t eat haggis because he was English, I just went to “I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.”
He’s a sweet guy, but he seems to be really ready to go after Rage Luke (we’ve given up on getting the last names right – he’s Rage Luke). Mike isn’t getting to hometowns. We really like him and could see him landing in Paradise as Luke’s rival.
Kilts + Wrestling = Uh Oh
Scotland brought out some great goofiness with the group date. The guys really enjoyed not being around Rage Luke. They gave the Highlander locals some unnecessary subtitling, which always delights us. There’s also a weird pride that guys get when they put on a kilt, and it was fun to watch them lean into that, especially when they started wrestling and flashing the poor children brought in to witness the competitions. Hannah was also very much there to see what was under the pleats. Side note, we love that Tyler kept his kilt on for the evening part of the date.
And Rage Luke… nobody likes him at all. Not even Hannah, so it’s weird that he’s not been sent home yet. He couldn’t even say the minimum calming words that would get Hannah to participate in the actual date – every time she tried to get over the argument and get to exploring the ruins or the castle or whatever, he said some other dumb thing to bring her back to the fight. This could be one of the more painfully obvious producer plants in recent memory – I mean she’s obviously trying to act like she likes the guy but when we see her ask the production staff for help – it’s obvious she wants nothing to do with him.
What to Expect in Week 6?
I mean, at this point we need to just be rid of Luke. She obviously doesn’t like him, he’s obviously a rage monster and the guys dislike him in such a way that it’s not even close to being fun. We’re treated to seeing him praying (because he’s God-fearing I suppose) and more dramatic quick cuts in the previews. This season needs to move on from this story line to salvage the good feelings – and we’re hoping that starts in the first 20 minutes of this episode.