There's no handbook for how to proceed when a reality show contestant passes away and there certainly hasn't been much precedence for how to handle it if it happens while the show is still filming. When Eric Hill tragically died shortly after his exit from The Bachelorette, it wasn't a question if it would be addressed, but producers were faced with whether or not they should film and subsequently broadcast the remaining cast learning of the horrific accident.
The Bachelorette host on Eric's final episode: It's hard to know the right thing to do
On Monday's episode, following Andi's hometown dates with Marcus, Josh, Nick and Chris, host Chris Harrison sat the five down in his living room to explain what had happened. Viewers watched as the group was given the shocking news and as Andi broke down remembering her last conversation with Eric. Eventually, the episode turned to a one-on-one with Andi, followed by a melancholy rose ceremony in which Andi again wondered how to celebrate the next phase of her journey amidst such tragedy.
The Bachelorette's hometown week might've ended on a very sad note, but before that it was nothing but love from the families for Andi.
This week, Andi headed to the homes of Marcus, Josh, Nick and Chris where two of the men in particular pulled out all the stops to show her their love. But despite Marcus' openness with his feelings — and his incredible striptease — Andi let him go during what turned out to be a devastating rose ceremony following the news of Eric's death.
Cocky, confident or both? That's the big question surrounding The Bachelorette's Nick.
On Monday's episode, Nick pulled the move that happens just about every season — he "snuck out," showed up at Andi's hotel room and stole some extra time with her. But while the remaining guys — and most of the viewing audience — believe Nick is arrogant, Andi seems to view his aggressiveness as sexy.
This week's emotionally charged two-part episode of The Bachelorette wrapped up by discussing late contestant Eric Hill following his exit from the show.
On Monday's episode, Eric and Andi got into a confrontation about their relationship not moving forward after their initial one-on-one date. Andi ultimately decided it was best for Eric leave prior to the rose ceremony, but tragically that was the final conversation they'd have before his unexpected death in a paragliding accident in April. As host Chris Harrison tells us in our weekly chat, the show eventually decided to cut the rose ceremony and instead air an intimate conversation between Harrison and Andi about Eric. Read on for more of Harrison's take on the episodes.
Through the years of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, we've seen many of the men and women attempt to carry a tune. However, this week's group date may just take the cake as the worst singing performance from the show yet.
On Sunday's episode, Andi and some of the guys were treated to the vocal stylings of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men. But the guys were in for a surprise when they themselves had to perform everyone's favorite sexy time song "I'll Make Love to You" in front of an audience of 3,000. Needless to say only opera singer Bradley held his own, while the others hilariously failed.
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