After last week’s tumultuous episode of “The Bachelorette” in which two of Hannah Brown‘s suitors — Luke Parker and Luke Stone — went to blows following an altercation at a rugby match, fans waited on pins and needles to find out what would happen next. Would Hannah send them both home? Would she keep them both around? Or would only one Luke make it to the next round?
Surprisingly, even though Luke S. had the support of the other guys in the house, he voluntarily quit the reality TV show during Monday’s episode. Luke P., meanwhile, received a rose and made it into the Top 12 guys of Season 15. Did Hannah make the right decision?
As a refresher, Luke P. (the import/export manager from Gainesville, Georgia) body-slammed Luke S. (the political consultant from Marion, Massachusetts) during the rugby game because he believed Luke S. was cussing at him and wanted to punch him. “I think it’s important to show Hannah that I’m willing to fight for her in this relationship,” Luke P. declared in response to complaints that he was playing too hard.
Luke S. came unhinged after the incident, calling Luke P. a “freaking animal” for the way he body-slammed him for no apparent reason. Things got worse when Luke S. asked Luke P. to clear the air with Hannah regarding whether he was there for the right reasons, because Luke P. manipulated the situation to make it seem as though Luke S. ordered him to put in a good word for her.
Before he walked out of the rose ceremony, Luke S. warned Hannah to keep her eyes open and watch out for Luke P. However, she failed to heed his advice because she gave Luke P. the final rose of the ceremony. “The guys might not understand and not get it,” she later explained while wiping tears from her eyes, “but Luke P. is still here because my heart wants him to be here. My head doesn’t always want him to be here. It makes it really difficult to know what’s the best decision to make.”
Hannah readily admitted that she has “crazy chemistry” with Luke P. despite the growing number of “red flags.” Do you think Hannah will end up regretting her choice to keep Luke P. in the competition? Should she have fought harder to stop Luke S. from quitting? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section.