‘The Bachelorette’ recap: Decisive Andi doesn’t hesitate to send three men packing

The Bachelorette” star Andi Dorfman clearly knows what she wants and what she doesn’t want. After a week of romance and high drama in Marseille, France, she decided to skip the cocktail party altogether and get straight to the rose ceremony, where she decided to drop the axe on three men.

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It wasn’t especially surprising that Andrew, Marquel, and Patrick were the ones sent home. They were among the top four contestants our users had predicted to be eliminated. And going into the rose ceremony, they were among the four men who still had not been invited on a solo date with Andi. Of those four dateless men, only muscle-bound personal trainer Cody got a reprieve for another week.

The triple elimination rendered much of this week’s interpersonal drama moot. Two weeks after accusing Andrew of soliciting a woman’s phone number, “pantsapreneur” J.J. once again had damning revelation about his rival that couldn’t be conclusively verified, this time that Andrew was racist and had called Marquel and former contestant Ron “blackies” during a previous rose ceremony.

During an uncomfortable group date that also included gratuitous acts of miming and accusations of Nick V. being arrogant, Marquel confronted Andrew, Andrew denied the allegation, and with no evidence to the contrary the matter was more or less dropped. J.J. got an early rose for the group date, and not long after, Andrew and Marquel were sent home.

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Andi selected Josh M. and Brian for individual dates, but she was not without doubts about each. Former professional baseball player Josh reminded her of philandering athletes from her past, while Brian’s confidence was quickly dashed by the prospect of cooking frog legs. Both men relieved her doubts, however, and received early roses.

The remaining eight men are as follows:

Brian, 27, a basketball coach from Camp Hill, PA
Chris, 32, a farmer from Arlington, IA
Cody, 28, a personal trainer from Chicago, IL
Dylan, 26, an accountant from Boston, MA
J J, 30, a pantsapreneur from San Francisco, CA
Josh M., 29, a former professional baseball player from Atlanta, GA
Marcus, 25, a sports medicine manager from Dallas, TX
Nick V., 33, a software sales executive from Chicago, IL

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Is Cody a marked man now that he’s the last contestant who has never been on an individual date, or will Andi rectify that next week? Make your predictions below:

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