Hannah knows she doesn’t have to keep Luke P. around, right? He’s the main source of drama right now, sure, but I think the other guys would step up and fill that void if he went home. And as far as I can tell, Hannah doesn’t even like Luke P. She actually says, to his face, that his was the worst date she’s had on The Bachelorette yet.
But we’ll get to that. First, let’s back up and recap everything that went down in last night’s episode. Spoilers ahead, obviously.
We open the episode with more Luke P. and Luke S. drama. Tired of ping-ponging between the two, Hannah demands they talk to each other directly. And when Luke S. directs his first sentence to her, she cuts him off: “No, not to me. To him.” This is the side of Hannah I love most—when she’s direct with the guys and puts them in their place. More of this…and less Luke P.
However, shock, the conversation goes nowhere. Hannah’s face during their bickering says it all:
At one point, she just gets up and walks away. I was hoping she’d go into the other room, grab Tyler C. by the hand, and head off into the sunset. But, no, she broods by a fire while the two Lukes whine at each other. Eventually, Chris Harrison comes in and reveals that Hannah is ending the cocktail party early.
But before the rose ceremony begins, Luke S. asks for a moment alone with Hannah. He apologizes for how everything went down and tells her to “keep your eyes open.” Then, he eliminates himself from the competition. TBH, I think it’s a good move. It’d be hard to move forward with Hannah after that, and he gets to save face. This doesn’t mean an open spot, though: Chris Harrison removes a rose from the table, meaning two guys will still be eliminated instead of one. Drama!
The roses go to Peter, Connor, Dylan, Dustin, Mike, Kevin, Devin, Grant, and…Luke P. (Garrett and Tyler C. already had roses.) And so, we say goodbye to John Paul Jones and his floppy hair and, um, another guy whose name escapes me. (Matteo, maybe?)
Anyway, Hannah reveals they’re all going to Scotland next. They kick things off in Inverness, and I assume Hannah traveled there through the stones. No, but really: I am so deep into Outlander that I can’t associate Scotland with anything but the time-traveling romance series. I’m thinking about Jamie Fraser and his abs even when Hannah cites Mary, Queen of Scots as a woman who “had to deal with a lot of men” and was eventually beheaded because of it. I mean, sure, Mary had some shitty dudes in her life…but it was Queen Elizabeth I of England who had her confined because she was afraid Mary was coming for her throne in the end.