In this weeks two-episode event, Bachelorettes Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey are celebrating a significant milestone: Fantasy Suites. Should the leading ladies choose, they may invite their suitors to an overnight date away from the cameras.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS FOR SEASON 19 OF THE BACHELORETTE, STOP READING.
Fantasy Suites was the week everything fell apart for Recchia and Windey on the Clayton Echards season of The Bachelor. The football player told the women he loved them both, convinced them to accept a rose, and then divorced both of them.
The pair discussed what it means to be back at this point in the competition in a promotional for this week.
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I was so excited for this week, but I've been dreading this week. Because I'm so worried about what happened to us. Recchia said in the video that everything went off the wall.
Windey responded, "I never want to make anyone else suffer the same way that we did." This week is serious. It's overnights with many men. But, as much as I want to revert back to like, let's play. Let's laugh." We must use this time.
We are allowed to rewrite what this week means, as Recchia put it.
Here's all you need to know about it:
6 Men Have Fantasy Suite Dates
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Recchia sent Tyler Norris home during the day portion of their date. During the Men Tell All special, host Jesse Palmer revealed that all six remaining contestants had moved to Fantasy Suites.
The other remaining contestants for Windeys are:
- Erich Schwer, 29, Real Estate Analyst from Bedminster, New Jersey
- Jason Alabaster, 30, Investment Banker from Santa Monica, California
- Johnny DePhillipo, 25, Realtor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
The three men who are still fighting for Recchias' heart are:
- Aven Jones, 28, Sales Executive from San Diego, California
- Tino Franco, 27, General Contractor from Playa Del Rey, California
- Zach Shallcross, 25, Tech Executive from Anaheim Hills, California
After his fantasy suite, Zach Shallcross removes himself.
Zach Shallcross (@zachshall) has shared a post on his website.
Zach Shallcross's relationship with Recchia has come to an end this week. The couple appeared to be laughing while dancing on the street in Mexico. Recchia even states, "We have the best time."
After the overnight date, everything changes. In a promo, he is seen saying to Palmer, Everything took a 180. I was shocked, that was the worst I could have ever imagined.
After his overnight date, Jesse is saying he has to tell Rachel the truth, and I can't reveal the exact wording because I'm not sure. Reality Steve wrote of the situation. Whether it's him telling Rachel he's not ready, or that he's not there yet with her, as I said, I don't know his translation.
Recchia told Shallcross, "You told me things, but you reacted against what you said."
BachelorSherlock states that their scheduled date will most likely air on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
Aven Jones & Recchia Go Sailing
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Aven Jones declares his willingness to marry in the week preceding proposals. In the teaser for episode 9 and 10, the 28-year-old says, "I'm falling in love with you and im ready for an engagement."
And it appears to be a smooth sailing for the 28-year-old and Recchia, who are seen kissing on a boat in the video.
It seems like a safe bet that Reality Steve will get a rose since Jones is listed as Recchias' runner-up.
Tino Franco Struggles With Recchias Other Dates
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Tino Franco has been a standout from the beginning, receiving Recchias' first impression as a surprise. However, the 27-year-olds' family shared their reticence during Hometown Dates. Still, Franco admitted that he was in love with the pilot and moved forward to Fantasy Suites.
Recchia and Franco go horseback riding and kiss on a cliff during the day portion of their date. During dinner, Recchia reveals her dislike for her family. Recchia replies, "I'm afraid to go forward."
While Francos reaction remains to be seen, since he is anticipated to leave Recchia, the pair clearly move forward.
The General Contractor has difficulties with Recchia having other connections in the run-up to their date.
I know Im in love with Rachel and it's so difficult to get this intense about her knowing that she is on an overnight with one of the other guys during a confessional. It's just beyond me at times to think about her being on an overnight. She's like exploring other physical connections. It makes me want to spit out.
Franco opens up to Palmer as well.
Every day here when Im not getting the date card or the invitation or whatever is nails on the chalkboard to me. It is testing my patience beyond what I could have imagined and it will not make sense to anyone who, like, I explain this later on. Like, how much I struggled this week, except for you probably, says the former Bachelor. This would be an easy week to walk away from.
Is Johnny DePhillipo Ready for Marriage?
Johnny DePhillipo (@johnnydephillipo) has shared a link to his blog.
Johnny DePhillipos' Fantasy Suite date isn't known much, although he was barely shown in the preview for the week. In the limited footage of their date, Windey greets the 25-year-old at a pier and is later seen forlornly walking away from him on the beach.
Could he be the guy she accuses of being reckless? Windey is seen crying and saying, Ive tried so hard to not be reckless with other people, and he was reckless with me.
According to Reality Steve, Bachelor Nation admitted to being unsure if he was ready for marriage during Hometown Dates.
Erich Schwer Dives Into Love with Windey
Erich Schwer (@erich_schwer) has shared a tweet.
Erich Schwer and Windey are engrossed in love! In a preview for this week's episodes, the pair is seen jumping off a platform into a body of water. Still bathing-suit-clad, Windey is seen saying, "It means so much that you are here, because you have always made me feel so secure."
Windey is apparently upset by the idea of becoming intimate with the other contestants later in their date. She is seen saying, Im picturing the girl that Im in love with doing that with somebody else. That like crushes me.
Windey, who is teary-eyed, says in a confessional, he's testing me, and that's like nothing you'd do to someone you love.
It appears safe to assume that Reality Steve received a rose since he informed the Real Estate Analyst that Windey is engaged.
Windey & Jason Alabaster Are a Match for Now
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Windey and Jason Alabaster meet for a tennis match during the day portion of their fantasy suite date. The duo is seen kissing and laughing in the preview for this week.
In the second part, Windey says, "I want to be completely honest and transparent." Reality Steve is reporting rumors that Alabaster will be in Windey's final two.
Yes, I have heard thee rumors of Jason departing from the final 2, Reality Steve wrote. I've heard it from three different places (twice in the last three days), but all I care about is getting the truth out. Gabby in Mexico is a beautiful woman who is often displeased with her. She's also a lover of Jesus.
The two-night Fantasy Suite event will begin on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.The dates will continue on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 8 p.m. Eastern time.