'The Bachelorette' recap: Hannah Brown breaks down after Luke Parker and Luke Stone drama, Jed Wyatt admits he went on the show for the wrong reasons
By Steven Rogers, 06/04/2019
Hannah Brown broke down in tears on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette after Luke Parker, her early frontrunner, was accused of being unnecessarily aggressive with fellow bachelor Luke Stone during a rugby game and she learned Luke P. was clashing with the rest of her suitors.
Luke P. and Luke S. had participated in the rugby game during The Bachelorette episode's group date, which took place in Newport, RI after Hannah and her fifteen remaining bachelors left the Los Angeles area and flew to the historic summer playground of the rich and famous.
"I'm really irritated and worried I misjudged. It's not just Luke S. that has issues with Luke P. There are a lot of men in the house that are frustrated with him," The Bachelorettestar said after the rugby incident came to dominate her conversation with the men during the evening portion of the group date.
"It's one thing the physicality in rugby, it's another thing if everyone doesn't like him. It makes we really question our relationship a lot."
During the evening portion of The Bachelorettegroup date, Luke P. also appeared to preemptively falsely trash Luke S. to Hannah in an attempt to undermine Luke S. before he had a chance tell Hannah about Luke P.'s rugby behavior, in which he lifted and body slammed Luke S. while they were out of Hannah's sight near the sideline.
In addition to claiming Luke S. came charging at him swearing and swinging his fists, Luke P also alleged Luke S. only seemed be on The Bachelorette to promote his tequila business and never even talked about Hannah with the other men.
Luke S. denied Luke P.'s allegations when Hannah asked him about them, however The Bachelorette star appeared to let her feelings for Luke P. cloud her objectivity about the situation.
The Bachelorette star was still struggling with the group-date drama the following morning, and it even reached the point where she admitted she wasn't looking forward to going on her next one-on-one date with Tyler Cameron, a 26-year-old general contractor and former college football player from Jupiter, FL.
"I'm struggling with my emotions today. Last night was just a constant state of frustration and confusion about Luke P., and it's very obvious that I have feelings for him. Probably the strongest," The Bachelorette star said in tears as she waited on a dock for Tyler to arrive for the start of their date.
"And I don't know if I'm reading [Luke P.] wrong or right, but I just like see a potential there, and I am just like mad, if I can't even trust myself with my feelings. It's just really hard," Hannah continued.
"Because I want to -- I want to have a good day with Tyler C., and just focus on Tyler C. today -- that's what I want. Like truly that's what I want, but I don't know right now if I can. Honestly, I don't want it to be anybody because I'm just not alright today."
After Luke S. and several other men continued to confront Luke P. about his behavior at the rugby game and his subsequent comments about Luke S., Luke P. told Luke S. the rest of his fellow bachelors that he was going to go talk to Hannah and retract his prior claim that Luke S. didn't seem to be on the show for the right reasons.
"I plan on telling her that I do believe that you are here for the right reasons," Luke P. said.
"But you can't just go to her and say, 'Hey, Luke S. is here for the right reasons,''" Garrett Powell interjected. "You need to go to her and say, 'What I said about Luke S. was wrong. I was wrong."
"Okay, alright. Alright," Luke replied.
But when he went did go talk to Hannah, Luke P. actually told The Bachelorette star the opposite. Not only did he not retract his claim about Luke S., he reiterated it and also told Hannah that Luke S. had come up to him and asked him to retract it.
"The last person I want to talk about right now is Luke S., but he came up to me asking me to put a good word for him to you, which I have no business concerning myself with." Luke P. told Hannah.
"But what I want you to know is, you know what I told you the other night about him -- you know, my opinion about him being here for the right reasons? Although he tried to talk me into thinking he is here for the right reasons, nothing's changed."
Hannah seemed to pounce on Luke P.'s new comments about Luke S.
"The last time that I was on a group date with the two Lukes, Luke S. was talking about how just terrible and reckless, and a monster Luke P. is -- and then tonight, he wants Luke P. to speak on his behalf!," The Bachelorette star said.
"That doesn't make sense, so I need to get to the bottom of everything."
Hannah then confronted Luke S. about Luke P.'s new allegations and Luke S. struggled to get The Bachelorette star to believe he had only asked Luke P. to tell the truth about his earlier comments, not to put "a good word" in for him.
"I'll have to unpack my thoughts a little bit more, because I dunno," Hannah told Luke S. as she ended their conversation.
"Luke P. is a lying, manipulative piece of [expletive], and every bone in my body is praying that Hannah sees it, and sees him for the piece of crap his is," Luke S. told the cameras afterwards.
The Bachelorette episode then concluded with Luke S. confronting Luke P. about his newest allegations against Luke S. as the other men looked on.
"Guys, I want you to be warned. This guys right here, he's good. This guy will do just about anything to screw you over," Luke S. told his fellow The Bachelorette bachelors.
Luke P. then tried to claim his new allegation against Luke S. was true. And then when several of the other men spoke up and claimed Luke P. was lying because they had witnessed Luke S.'s earlier conversation with Luke P., Luke P. suddenly claimed Luke S. had made the request in a later private conversation.
"Did you, or did you not though, ask me, on my behalf, to tell her?" Luke P. asked Luke S.
"He said it in front of us, dude," Garrett interjected.
"I said to you, 'Please go up there and tell her the truth,'" Luke S. said. "Am I crazy here?"
"You're not crazy, you said it in front of everybody," Dylan Barbour replied. "You said it in front of everybody."
"Yeah, but around the corner -- not in front of everyone -- my man here asked me on my behalf," Luke P. suddenly insisted.
"That's total bullsh-t, dude," Garrett exclaimed. "That is so f-cking unbelievable!"
"I didn't think you had it in you -- I can't believe I got outsmarted by you, I am so angry at myself for letting this happen. Let me just tell you man, karma is a b-tch and you're going to get yours, trust me," Luke S. replied.
Hannah -- who had secretly begun eavesdropping on the conversation earlier -- then entered the room and asked to speak with both men, resulting in The Bachelorette episode ending on a cliffhanger.
Before The Bachelorette group date occurred, Hannah had also enjoyed a one-on-one date with Jed, a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from Nashville, TN.
Like Tyler, he also received the date rose at the conclusion of his one-on-one date.
In addition, Jed also made the unusually honest admission that he had initially only gone on The Bachelorette to promote his music but had now developed feelings for Hannah and was on the show for her.
"Music is my passion, I want it more than anything in this world... this is hard for me to talk about, I'm sorry -- when I signed up for the show I was so clueless, I was open to the idea because I love love -- I do, I love the idea of it -- but my first thought was this is like a huge platform [for my music]," Jed told Hannah during the evening portion of their one-on-one date, which had also included a daytrip to nearby Boston.
"And I just want you to know the truth. So I came with that mindset. But every moment that we've had has just kind of taken all that away and showed me that like now, more than anything, I want to be with you."
However, unlike her apparent concern about Luke S.'s alleged tequila business motivation, Hannah appeared largely unconcerned about Jed's reason for coming on the show.
Instead, The Bachelorette star only seemed to focus on whether Jed was interested in getting married.
"I do really respect that you're honest. And I think, I truly think like the passion that you have for music is so amazing. Like I would never want to take that away from you. And I would never want to hinder that," Hannah told Jed.
"Because I also know what I deserve and what I need. So how can you get from, 'that's an opportunity for music,' to marriage? Because that's why I'm here."
Jed then told Hannah that she was all he wanted now, and The Bachelorette star appeared smitten with his answer.
"Now that I see who you are, that's all I want," Jed said.
"I feel something growing inside me that I've never felt before. I'm starting to feel like I'm falling for you... and it's beyond a show at this point. Because I know the only thing I really need is you."