Kaitlyn admitted that she’s not as deep as he is but that doesn’t mean she’s surface level either. She made the A+ point that humour is important to her and that she hasn’t seen that in him. So he’s not the only one who hasn’t seen what he’s liked here.
Also, Ian, so fucking what if humour is the first thing a girl looks for in a guy? Apparently the first thing you look for is a broken vulnerable woman.
She asked him if she didn’t think he was being super rude and offensive (tip to Ian: you are).
She then said “I am not going to sit here and convince you otherwise, if that’s how you feel you can go”. So he did. Thank the lord. But did you know he was being punished for being an intellectual?
Also, watch out ladies - most women with their teeny tiny lady brains can’t connect to the very deep Ian.
He wasn’t there for the Kaitlyn who wanted her field ploughed, but his last words on the show were: “Oh man, I need some sex”. Because he’s a man. So he needs it. Kaitlyn just wants it. Duhhhhh.
I haven’t loved Kaitlyn as the Bachelorette, but holy shit did she ever handle that situation better than just about anyone else ever could.
But he’s gone, let’s move on.
Nick (who, reminder, has a rose), went up to comfort Kaitlyn in her time of need. And great foreshadowing: he wants to know her inside out.
She spent most of the rest of the night with Nick, and when Shawn came up to interrupt them she was macking hard on Nick and Shawn stormed out.
FINALLLY we got our rose ceremony (I mean, come on, this is getting ridiculous).
Roses went to: Jared, Chris, JJ (remember when he was the bad one?), Joe, Ben Z., and Tanner. Bye-bye bad haircut.
Now the crew heads to Dublin, Ireland. FYI Nick: There actually are better places to fall in love than Ireland.
The first one-on-one in Dublin was with Nick. NICK. UGH. What about the other guys who have been there since the beginning who haven’t gotten a one-on-one?
The guys in the house think Shawn just needs a good cry. We agree wholeheartedly.
Nick and Kaitlyn start getting it on in a church. Because it IS Ireland - THE place to fall in love. But since that got creepy, Kaitlyn invited Nick back to her hotel. They pulled a classic Robert Durst and their mics were hot after they went into the bedroom, and we could hear them getting it on (quietly).
Nick stayed the night and Kaitlyn had some major balcony thoughts afterwards (like “has this ever happened before?”). Seriously, she was out on the balcony forever. And they made it seem like they were spying on her when she was clearly talking to a producer.
Tanner, Ben Z., Shawn, Jared, Chris, and Ben H., got the Ireland group date where they had a traditional Irish wake for Kaitlyn (who played dead). They all gave speeches to her. Ben Z. took it real serious (he’s the one who lost his mom when he was younger). Which was a douchey move on Kaitlyn’s part to plan this particular date with him.
Jared got the group date rose, and therefore more alone time with her (and The Cranberries).
This is what started Shawn’s decline. He left the group of guys that had been drinking together and appeared to be talking one of the producers. Clearly he was hammered and talking about his parents divorce and why he has his trust issues.
He showed up to her room to tell her he can’t handle it anymore. This led to her crying in her confessional saying she couldn’t do it any more because she felt her one mistake would potentially make Shawn leave.
Here’s the thing, the way they had cut this together in the previews mad it look like someone else slut shamed Kaitlyn (which, Ian definitely did, but not for sleeping with Nick), but she’s really just down on herself. We all make mistakes girl. It’ll be okay.
Next episode the guys are crying, there are new twists. Kaitlyn feels worse.
But wait! What is happening with Brady and Britt? Have they opened up a small crafts shop together yet? Nope, but he has met her mom who thinks he'd make a GREAT friend.
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