LA Miss Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya’s romantic date was Chris Sutton’s COFFEE – which resulted in his elimination.
The suitor’s “desperate” attempt to bond with the Minnesota elementary school teacher largely went awry when Michelle sent him home on the spot.
Earlier in the episode, Joe Coleman broke down in tears when he revealed mental health fights that stemmed from his basketball career.
Last week, first-place finisher Nayte made an argument with Chris over spreading “lies”.
The group left California for her hometown of Minneapolis where the frontman was awarded the first one-on-one date of the night.
They both cried when JOE opened up about the hard time he had coming out of his basketball-playing career.
He argued that he had so many injuries, including a metal plate in his ankle, that his body had just “broken.”
Both Michelle and Joe cried when he discussed the toll it took on his mental health, as he “had no identity” outside of the sport.
The pair are seen in a confrontation again in preview clips when Chris crashes Michelle and Nayte’s date.
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“JUSTICE FOR LEROY”
Fans reacted to the elimination of one of the most popular contestants of the season.
‘TIME TO SAY YOUR GOODBYE’
Following the elimination of Chris S, Michelle also sent home two more men at the rose ceremony.
Fan favorite Leroy was sent home, as was Casey’s “voice of reason.”
FOOT IN HIS MOUTH?
Martin seemed to offend Michelle when he opened up about feeling that women in Miami are “high care.”
Michelle appeared stunned at the cover statement and asked “what makes females out there high-maintenance?”
He replied, “When a girl expects someone to do everything for them. Men don’t think that way or expect women to do things for them.”
The school teacher was not impressed by the response and did not understand what he was trying to convey.
FIGHT THEM FOR PINK
The men became nervous when it was time for the cocktail because tensions were high to get a rose.
She took Rodney up to the roof to share the beautiful view as they shouted from the literal rooftops “We love Minnesota!”
Rodney admitted he “never” thought he would be lucky enough to experience a night as “amazing” as that date.
DIRECTLY TELL THE RECORD
“I was caught off guard about how you handled the situation,” Michelle said.
Chris then asked why she showed a “fake smile” all day, to which Michelle told him he had a “bad attitude.”
“I appreciate you wanting to speak for me, but at the same time I can speak for myself.
She then said she “doesn’t see their relationship progressing” and took him out to be sent home.
CRIS-DID IT COME?
Chris S. appeared to crash Nayte and Michelle’s date where he appeared extremely nervous.
He stumbled over his words and showed a very anxious body language when he told Michelle that he felt “insecure” in the house.
“To be honest, I felt played out by the whole situation before the rose ceremony. I said what I said and then you went downstairs, sitting next to Nayte.
“I felt like what I was saying had fallen on deaf ears. I came to say ‘I warned you’ and I don’t want you to make the wrong decision.”
Michelle did not restrain her feelings when it came to her strong bond with Nayte.
“This is the best date I’ve ever attended,” Michelle said with a smile.
“How, ever?” Nayte asked in shock at what Michelle nodded.
However, their romantic evening was interrupted when Chris S. crashed their date demanding to speak with Michelle.
Michelle met with two of her close friends during a one-on-one rendezvous with Nayte.
The duo was joined by a pair of Michelle’s longtime young friends as they all sat on a boat trying to get to know each other better.
“We can already say you have physical chemistry,” their friends said.
Michelle then confessed: “I am surprised at the deep feelings I already have.
“I actually choked as he walked away from me for the first time.”
Both her friends “loved” Nayte whom they called surprising because they are a “tough judge of character.”
After Michelle gave her band date a boost to Clayton, Chris began to get furious at the lack of attention he was getting.
“She knows I’m this bad guy and I’m not this week and she won’t come and talk to me about it?
“I can’t believe that. It rubs me wrong. She talked to all the other guys but not me,” he complained.
The other men in the house are now worried that he will “cause a scene” out of “despair.”
CRISIS IN CRISIS?
After Michelle said in last week’s episode that the men “didn’t appreciate her,” the boys were on their A-game this week – except for one person.
“It’s nice to see everyone take what Michelle said to heart, except Chris.”
Chris S. fed Michelle misinformation and excited drama in the house.
He is currently isolated from the rest of the group who seem to want nothing to do with him.
“THE FINAL VIKING”
Clayton was crowned the “ultimate Viking” of their group rendezvous and admitted he had “looked at the ceiling” the night before over nerves for the day.
Michelle complimented the Missouri piece on “presence” throughout the date.
They were going back to the hotel where they shared a sweet kiss when she admitted she “really appreciated” him that day.
‘WILL I DIE IF I EAT THIS?’
The men were given a set of tasks that traditional Vikings would do, such as eating fish brains.
“Will I die if I eat this,” Chris asked sincerely.
They also participated in intense arm wrestling and heavy log throwing.
READY FOR RUMI
Michelle met the men in the middle of the giant NFL stadium where the Minnesota Vikings play.
The men tried to get attention from their leading lady while they participated in various Viking-themed tasks.
JOE WITH ROSE
The Bachelorette star continued his in-depth conversation with Joe Chapman during a candlelit dinner in Minnesota.
“I’m so proud of you that you trusted me and opened up to me. So Joe, will you accept this rose?” Michelle asked.
“Yeah, all right,” Joe said with a huge smile before the couple locked their lips for passionate understanding.
‘BALL WAS LIFE’
Michelle and Joe both broke down in tears as he opened up about the end of his basketball career.
“Ball was life and then that life disappeared. I always had high standards but I wasn’t there,” he said as his performance began to decline over the years.
He explained following multiple physical rehabilitation treatments: “I knew I had to wrap it up and concentrate on what made me happy outside of basketball.
“So much of my identity was around sports, I was like ‘who am I?’ I felt very lost. “
Fans insisted that if Michelle “doesn’t end up” with any men in The Bachelorette, she should be tuned in with an NBA star.
‘She soiled us’
Michelle greeted her group of men in Minnesota but dropped a large bomb on them immediately out of the gate.
She revealed that her first date in Minnesota would be one-on-one and it would start “now.”
The ABC lead then sidelined Joe Chapman to have a romantic date with.
The other men felt they were “made dirty” by being brought in to see Michelle just for her to pick JOE – who is from Minnesota – and send the others home.
“He’s from here, so they definitely have that advantage for a stronger relationship,” said one of her angry suitors.
REUNIZED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD
Michelle returned to her hometown of Minneapolis where she flashed a huge smile when she said it was “so nice to be back.”
“I grew up here, I played basketball here, I teach here. This is my home,” she said.
The bachelor then met with her parents, who are still married after more than 30 years.
“I won’t arrange it. If it’s not what my parents have, I don’t want it,” Michelle said.