And so concludes another season of #TheBachelorette
Kaitlyn doesn't know what she wants in more ways than one. She's on the show to try out relationships, but I don't think she can figure out anything the way she has gone about it.
Both men hope that Kaitlyn's family likes him because their families got along so well with her.
Kaitlyn tells them they have to separate how Nick was on Andi's season with how he is with her. Mom is totally shocked that Nick is here. Kaitlyn admits that she didn't think she would have been physically attracted to Nick, but then face to face, they couldn't keep their hands off of each other. She admits all of it to her Mom.
Nick is the first of the two men they meet. The family (complete with mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad, and sister) jump right in on the quizzing. Sister busts out to the camera the phrase, "I hope he is here for the right reasons."
I zone out anytime Nick opens his mouth. He always seems to slur his words. Mom is the first to take him off alone. Since she was not impressed with him during Andi's season, no telling what's going to be asked.
Mom says she is shocked that he is here because they saw a possessive, jealous, (I don't want to use the word) arrogant man on TV. "I know what you see in Kaitlyn, what does she see in you?" He doesn't answer any quality of his other than how she acts around him.
Nick doesn't answer anything straight. He's in love with her daughter, aside from the physical.
For some reason, when Nick gets emotional, Mom says, "you're good for Kaitlyn." She decides she was totally wrong about her judgment of him.
Dad quickly gives a blessing if he decides to propose.
They go kiss out by the car, and Nick's looking around everywhere while kissing her. It was creepy.
Sister Haley is nervous about how it is going to go down with Shawn after such a great day with Nick. They should have been rougher on Nick.
Mom is kind of nervous because Shawn sounds like a jealous man, and he should have known what to expect going in.
Shawn is definitely nervous to meet the family. (He should be since all the family knows Kaitlyn had to tell him about Nick.) It helps that he brought gifts for everyone in the family, including Haley's kids.
The family falls for Shawn as he tells about first seeing Kaitlyn on the previous season and deciding that he wanted to meet her. Even though Kaitlyn tells them Shawn has a problem expressing himself in words, he's a million times more eloquent than Nick.
Mom is going to quiz Shawn about his feelings on finding out about Shawn and Kaitlyn. Mom asks about jealousy between he and Nick, and how he plans to handle that in the outside world since so many people are attracted to Kaitlyn. Shawn says it's only bothered him because of how he felt for her. He doesn't foresee trust issues or jealousy when they are in an exclusive relationship.
I'm kind of impressed at how well Shawn handled himself.
When Kaitlyn and Haley talk in the house, we learn that Haley has been a Nick fan for a year. However, Haley is Team Shawn. This is surprising to Kailtyn.
Shawn charms Dad too, and he brings Mom out to the conversation too, and asks both of them for their blessing to propose. They both give their approval.
The date continues after a costume and set change. As they talk out by the fire, it's still boring, but she tells him how surprised she was to see him in New York. She's impressed that he took a chance to put all his life on hold to give a relationship with her a shot.
Kaitlyn still isn't sure.
Nick has a gift for her. It's in his bedroom. She isn't sure if he is serious or not. They go up to check it out. It's a picture frame with a picture of them from their first one-on-one date, and a poetic note about how he was feeling at the time.
It's increasingly hard for him to not imagine that it will end well. Meanwhile, I think Kaitlyn seems to be getting bored too.
It's great. A part of Kaitlyn can see Nick being her husband.
Kaitlyn THINKS she is going to be happy after this, but it's the goodbye that is so hard.
First up is Nick, which can't be good for him because you know they show is going to close with a happy embrace.
He blathers on about feeling so great about her and how in love he is, and on her face you see pity. Just let him go already. I actually start to feel bad for him. He is about to get down on one knee when she stops him. She looks away. She can't even face him.
Kaitlyn says that although she has always told him that she would let him go if she wasn't feeling it. Nick says, "it's him." She says she really needed all this time with him. Nick stops her, "nothing you can say will help me feel less confused."
She wants to talk to him about it. He doesn't want to or need to keep hearing it. "You took things from me." Kaitlyn tries to tell him it was real in that moment, but he doesn't believe it was because it was more than just a moment to him.
In all seriousness, it must suck to be Nick. This is the second time he's been runner-up. Kaitlyn walks him out.
As he rides away in the limo of shame, he puts the ring back in the box and chunks it across the car. He then pulls off his Claddagh ring and wimpily flings it across the car too. I really thought he was going to thrown the Hope Diamond out the window. The ring was HUGE.
"I'm the world's biggest joke."