This was a week of contradictions.
First, Danielle is happy.
But then she's sad.
Kristina is also happy.
But also sad. And blindsided.
Corinne is pleased with herself.
But then she's bloated, which isn't exactly a contradiction, but it's close enough.
Vanessa is confident.
But she didn't hear what she wanted to hear, so she disappeared.
Seriously, y'all. Vanessa was MIA for the rest of the episode. Yes, I've heard the rumors about conflict between her and others in the house. But since when does a contestant get to just disappear after her date? Did they get her a separate hotel room or something?
Raven thinks Nick is going to throw in the towel.
But then she gets the group date rose, secures a Hometown Date, and all is well with Hoxie.
Finally, we've got a confirmed Bachelorette who's still actively on the show.
I mean, I'm ridiculously happy about Rachel, and I think she'll make an extraordinary Bachelorette. And if announcing her early means that some stellar dudes sign up to be on the show, then I'm ALL IN. But why doesn't the show just say that? Why be sketchy?
Don't forget to make your selections in the Hometown Dates Matchup for Bonus Points!