The Bachelorette - Andi
Still in the Dominican Republic, Andi's final two take turns meeting Andi's family. Nick is first and comes bearing flowers and booze, the keys to my heart as well. Right off the bat the parents notice his nerves and lack of PDA. After awkward meal small talk, Nick expresses his love for Andi to her mom and that she's the one for him. Andi's dad Hy is harder to read because he's a stern look of terror, but he gives his proposal blessing. Andi tells her sister about Nick's passionate kissing and do like same-sex siblings talk this way? I still find it bizarre to hug my brother, so this openness alarms me. Andi is pleased it went will with Nick and ends it with yet another makeout. This gives Josh the sloppy second parent visit and he brings flowers and cigars, but no booze (strike one, baseball lover). He also brings the sweat, literally dripping from heat and nerves. Andi acknowledges that Josh is pretty much her typical type but Josh is different. Josh is very adamant he's here for the right reasons, loves Andi, and isn't the stereotypical former athlete. Hy asks Josh if this is some kind of summer camp romance and Josh insists it's forever love; Josh gets the proposal blessing. Basically Hy is cool with either dude getting down with his daughter.
Andi meets Josh for their last date together and both got the memo that they should wear bold shades of blue. The pair talk, snorkel, and makeout on a yacht, reminiscent of their first date together making out on a regular boat. Their connection, not to mention both being from Atlanta, makes it all too good to be true. To me it means maybe you should've tried Tinder a few times before applying to a reality show. Instead of a fancy private dinner, they sip dinner and barely eat in a hotel room for some last minute talking and reassurance. Josh has no questions for Andi because he's ready - shouldn't you always have questions? Especially when you've dated for like a month? He insists love times are different for all and believes his love with last forever with Andi, who is more focused on what could go wrong than right. Josh presents Andi with his this-is-how-much-I-love-you craft project: A BASEBALL CARD. I said it as a joke but it come to life: a homemade Andi baseball card with her name as Andi Murray, his last name. Josh believes Andi is his best friend for life, his future wife, blah blah. A few more kisses to the red pantsed man before Andi leave Josh until the final day.
Well the cameras are here and Andi is brought out to see Nick for the first time since crushing his soul in the Dominican Republic. Chris Harrison lets Nick take the lead but much as he always has been, Nick is full of rambling thoughts. He talks about how he was skeptical but Andi made him feel like he could find love again, so he's grateful to know that hopefully love is out there for him. Andi hated dumping him knowing he was a total skeptic of this whole process. She bluntly has to say she was not in love with Nick; her love with Josh was greater. Another kick in the gut for Nick! And then Nick goes here: if she didn't love him, why did she make love with him? "Well that was below the belt," she says. DAAAAAMN! Way uncalled for on television as I feel this on-air discussion could've been civil, then led to a real discussion off air where Nick could've asked this question as well as get some closure. Andi explains the reason she dumped him before picking a ring, suiting up, attempting to propose, etc. was so he didn't have to be humiliated and wanted to respect him. This whole thing is very uncomfortable and maybe it should've happened off camera.