SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen who went home after this week’s rose ceremony in “The Bachelorette Canada” (0r will be watching from the West Coast, where the episode has yet to air), then be warned: Spoilers are coming.
Jasmine and the remaining suitors were still in Jamaica’s Sandals Ochi resort this week, with the count down to 13 men.
“I’ve connected with these guys on so many different levels already, and I’m so surprised by who I’ve actually found common ground with,” marvelled Jasmine. “It just proves to me that I need to let myself go with this experience and open myself up to everybody.”
The men assembled to find out which of them would be going on this week’s first group date, one of whom was not “Dateless Dave” (nicknamed by his fellow bachelors), who still couldn’t break his losing streak and has yet to have any significant face time with Jas.
The men selected — Mike, Benoit, Drew, J.P., Thomas and Scott — learned they weren’t so much going on a date as attending a rehearsal that would culminate with giving a dance routine on the streets of Ocho Rios. “Everybody thinks we’re some kind of boy band,” admitted of the men, “but we suck.”
One guy who seemed to be making an impression this week was Drew, much to the consternation of the other men, who view him as a pick-up artist. “We get along,” said Jas, admitting she was attracted to his confidence. “We have so much in common.”
This was not the case with Scott, who sat down with her for some one-on-one time that quickly turned excruciatingly awkward when he apparently had nothing to say to her. “Scott tries, he tries really hard,” she declared, conceding “our conversations have begun teetering on more awkward than just shy and nervous.”
It was Kevin W., however, who won the honour of accompanying Jasmine on this week’s one-on-one date, a romantic helicopter ride to see Jamaica from the air. Jas was swept up in the moment as the two continued to hit it off, but admitted: “I cant be blinded by this lust I may be feeling.”
Eventually it was back to the resort to prepare for the third rose ceremony, with Kyle observing a change in the men compared to the “gentlemanly behaviour” of the past. “As of now, it’s turning into a dogfight,” he noted. “I can definitely feel the tension in the room building.”
In this week’s rose ceremony, two more bachelors went home rose-less: Whistler waiter JP and Scott, whose awkward conversational attempts wound up sealing his fate.
Next week will see Jasmine and the men heading to Montreal — will Benoit use his hometown advantage to gain the upper hand?
We’ll find out when “The Bachelorette Canada” returns next week, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on W Network. In addition, stay tuned after the show for “The Bachelorette Canada After Show” (airing at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) in which Jennifer Valentyne and ET Canada’s Erin Cebula break down all the drama in tonight’s episode.