Luke P. meets up with Brown and immediately turns on the charm, dropping a line about how he’s been waiting to hold her hand while walking through a flower field. Um, OK?
When Luke P. asks if she’s on the same page, Brown reveals that she’s concerned that the other men feel so strongly about him. Luke tries to reassure her, saying the other contestants came at him in the heat of the moment.
Still, this brings up a major problem for Brown, since she wants to be with someone who’s a people person. When Brown realizes that there’s no emotion behind what he’s telling her, she walks away and confides in the producers, saying, “I don’t know what to do.”
Brown returns and tells Luke P. that she feels like she knows nothing about him. He apologizes for giving her nothing but rehearsed answers, but she still isn’t having it.
“I don’t know what I want. Let’s go look at this castle,” Brown says before continuing on their date.
Later that night, the tension is at an all-time high when the couple sits down for dinner. While Luke P. tries to dig himself out of a hole, he admits that he feels disadvantaged because everyone has been gunning for him since day one.
Brown fires right back, saying, “I don’t want to be married to someone who thinks it’s everybody else’s fault and can’t take ownership.”
In a surprising turn of events, she adds, “I can’t give you this rose.”
It’s about damn time. The Bachelorette returns to ABC next Monday, June 17, at 8 p.m.
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