ROMANCE IN BRUSSELS
ANDI TAKES THE SIX REMAINING MEN TO THE COSMOPOLITAN CITY OF BRUSSELS, AS THE HOMETOWN DATES LOOM, ON “THE BACHELORETTE”
Popular Country Duo American Young Serenades Andi and Josh on a Crucial One-on-One Date
The drama of Italy is behind Andi, but she still must determine which four men will have the chance to take her home to meet their families. Marcus gets his second one-on-one date, and he has a surprising revelation for the Bachelorette. An unexpected visitor pays a late night call to Andi for some private one-on-one time, but will this bold move backfire? Josh captures the week’s other individual date, but a cautious Andi needs to hear one important thing from the handsome bachelor before considering giving him a hometown date. On the final group date of the season, four men meet Andi at the ruins of a castle for a playful bike ride. One man will get the group date rose and a hometown date, but will incur the wrath of the rest of the men. Finally, Andi needs to make a difficult emotional decision to end the journey of two of bachelors and prepares to join the other four in their hometowns, on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JUNE 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Andi feels the need to reconnect with Marcus and decides to sample the best Brussels has to offer with him. Marcus opens up to her with a stunning admission. The couple taste everything from mussels to Belgian waffles as this earnest bachelor continues to profess his love to her. Over dinner at the spectacular Palais de Academies, Marcus shares details of his painful childhood. Andi is touched by his willingness to talk about such a private memory. There is romance in the air as things heat up after dinner. But will this all add up to a hometown date?
After returning to her hotel, an unexpected gentleman caller pays Andi a visit. He whisks her away for some late night private time to an outdoor café under the stars. Will this bold move pay off or backfire?
Andi’s next one-on-one date is with Josh in the quaint town of Ghent. The two stroll hand-in-hand past historic landmarks and through the beautiful countryside. There is just one thing missing from this perfect date and without it, Andi is doubtful she will be making a trip to meet Josh’s family. After exploring Ghent and lighting candles at St. Baafs Cathedral, the couple arrives at the magnificent Castle of the Counts. They are treated to an outdoor concert by popular country duo American Young to end the magical night, but will Andi be able to give Josh a hometown date?
The final group date of the season has the only date rose of the week and that man will be guaranteed a hometown date. The four men meet Andi at Les Ruines de Montaigle where, despite the mounting tension between the bachelors, the group has fun jumping on a rail bike built for four and peddling their way to a monastery, Maredsous Abbaye. Once they arrive, Andi explains that out of respect for the monks who live there, there can’t be any outward signs of affection or kissing while on sacred ground. Brian makes an uncharacteristically bold move to tell Andi how he feels about her. Another bachelor leads her to a pottery room, outside the monastery walls, where the two re-enact a passionate scene from “Ghost.” But once Andi gives out the group date rose, she explains that she will spend the rest of the romantic evening with that lucky guy and the rest of the men will need to return to the hotel. The unfortunate three barely can contain their anger and disappointment. Andi and her date have a romantic dinner in the waterfront town of Dinant. This man is ready to make her his wife. Fireworks cap off the night, but when this suitor arrives back at the hotel, another kind of explosion greets him, as one of the most contentious confrontations of the season erupts between him and the rest of the men.
The six men arrive at Chateau de la Hulpe to await their fate at the rose ceremony. Everyone is hoping for one last chance to prove to Andi that she needs to come home and meet their families, however, her heartbreaking decision is a complete shock to the two bachelors she sends home. The four very happy remaining men will return to the States and introduce Andi to their families.
The six remaining men are:
Brian, 27, a basketball coach from Camp Hill, PA
Chris, 32, a farmer from Arlington, IA
Dylan, 26, an accountant from Boston, MA
Josh M., 29, a former professional baseball player from Atlanta, GA
Marcus, 25, a sports medicine manager from Dallas, TX
Nick V., 33, a software sales executive from Chicago, IL
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