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.
Like so many have before, one Bachelorette contestant go so drunk that he was ultimately sent home.
On Monday's episode, Andi and the men from her group date capped off the fun day with an evening cocktail party. But soon into the party, it became clear that Craig had thrown back one too many. Although he made a valiant effort with his apology before the week's rose ceremony, it wasn't enough for Andi to give him a second chance.
Read on for host Chris Harrison's thoughts on the episode including Andi's first kiss, two nearly perfect one-on-one dates and why next week's double episode leads to an emotional breakdown.
Coming off of Juan Pablo's turbulent season of The Bachelor, it seemed that The Bachelorette could only go up. But Chris Harrison says his experience with Andi and the newest batch of hopefuls far surpassed his expectations.
"I don't know if it's because we had such a rough go on Juan Pablo's season ... but when you're with someone who's a delight and also really nice and kind and grateful it makes a huge difference," Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "Everything really permeates from the [star], and it's a ripple effect to the camera guys, producers, etc. When you're going to work for 24 hours straight and haven't showered and are in a jungle like these people do for this show, if you're doing it for someone really grateful it makes a big difference and makes the whole season better and it really comes through on air. It felt so much easier with her."
If there's one thing that became increasingly clear during Andi Dorfman's time on The Bachelor, it's that she's not afraid to speak her mind — and she certainly won't settle for being told, "It's OK." But according to the 26-year-old, there's a whole other side that she can't wait for the world to see.
"Obviously America saw a lot of the tough girl and that's what came out at the very end," Andi tells TVGuide.com. "But I am a very soft person inside, I'm vulnerable and I'm somebody who is looking for love. I'm not just the tough chick from Atlanta who's an attorney. I'm a girl who wants to be courted and have the love of her life."