Katie Thurston on The Bachelorette

Last night's episode of ABC's The Bachelorette was especially dramatic as the former contestants returned to spill secrets about the season.



Before the men told all, the episode took us back to New Mexico, where contestant Michael gave bachelorette Katie Thurston some shocking news.

In an emotional scene, Michael informed Katie that he would be leaving the show to spend time with his son. Before the scene, Michael shared a teary FaceTime call with his young son and expressed his guilt over being away from him to be on the show. When confronted with the news, Katie was understandably emotional and admitted that she saw herself going to the end with Michael. The conversation concluded with Michael giving Katie a stopwatch and telling her he wished he had more time to spend with her but reiterating his need to return home.

1. Michael Departs

It's hard to unpack all of the drama that unfolded when the rejected men and Katie reunited last night, so here are a couple of highlights.

Connor, who was sent home Week 6, got a chance to redeem himself during last night's episode when he was put on the spot by hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe.

After being pressed about his kissing abilities, Connor admitted to talking to his ex about his skills and explaining that he was a good kisser, but the spark with bachelorette Katie just was not there.
In a surprise moment, a woman from the audience interjected and assured Connor that she thought he was a good kisser. A shocked crowd looked on as Connor and the audience member shared a steamy kiss.

2. Connor Redeems Himself

Another episode highpoint occurred when Andrew sat down to talk about on his experience on The Bachelorette.

In the interview, Andrew opened up about the heartbreak of things not working out, his conversation with Katie regarding interracial relationships, and his hope to find love in the future.

3. Andrew's Interview

The episode concluded with Katie reuniting with the men for the first time since she sent them home and a montage of the season's best bloopers.

Bloopers

Preview for next week...

See what happens when Katie visits the men's hometowns next Monday at 8 p.m. on The Bachelorette.

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