Episode 7 of The Bachelorette airs tonight at 8/7c on ABC. After Hannah considered giving up on the reality series during last week’s episode, she returns reinvigorated tonight, ready to continue her journey with the remaining 9 men in Riga, Latvia.
The official synopsis for episode 7 reads “Hannah takes her first one-on-one date bungee jumping; two rivals face off in a wrist wrestling competition; Hannah and a date learn about a Latvian spa ritual.”
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Although Hannah and her 9 men flew to Latvia during last week’s episode 6, the actual dates and rose ceremony in Latvia were a part of episode 7. At the start of the episode, Hannah said she was looking forward to her “fresh start” in Riga and wants to be reminded of why she started this journey in the first place: to find love.
After the men settled into their new space in Latvia, Garrett received a date card for a one-on-one with Hannah. The show then cut to an interview with Luke P., who said he thought Garrett would be sent home during his date. The conflict between Luke P. and Garrett reached a head last week, so it is not surprising that Luke was hoping their date would go poorly.
Hannah and Garrett arrived at their date destination in the Latvian woods to discover a pair of bungee-jumpers leap out of a cable car together… completely naked. Once the jumpers were untethered, the couple approached Garrett and Hannah and told them naked bungee jumping was a kind of a tradition for couples in Latvia.
As they prepared to jump, Hannah starts (in her words) “freaking the freak out” about their impending 43-meter jump. Garrett took the opportunity to show her that he’s there for her; he helped her take off her bra and gave her a kiss before they jumped, holding onto each other and screaming.
Back in their robes and on the ground, the two drank champagne outside by a fire and talked about the drama of last week. He told her that it taught him a lesson and assured her that he is only focused on her. At the end of the date, he told Hannah he was falling in love with her and she gave him the date rose.
After Dylan and Dustin expressed that they were hoping to get a one-on-one date with Hannah this week, a group date card was delivered to the house inviting Mike, Jed, Tyler, Dustin, Luke, Connor, and Dylan on a group date. Peter’s name was left off the card, meaning he gets the second one-on-one date in Latvia.
Before the group date, Garrett told the guys about his date with Hannah and Luke, unsurprisingly, was unhappy to hear that they were naked together.
On the group date, Hannah and her men toured Riga and tried food and went shopping in a local market. Then, Hannah told the guys about her date with Garrett and that they got naked because it is a Latvian tradition. In an on-camera interview, Luke said that he believes Hannah crossed a line by exposing her body to someone who isn’t her husband. As the date continued into the evening, Jed played piano and sang a song for Hannah and Luke told Hannah that finding out that Hannah was naked with Garrett felt similar to being cheated on. Tyler got the group date rose.
On Hannah’s one-on-one date with Peter, they had a Latvian-style spa day complete with flower crowns. After choosing their herbs and oils, they stripped down to bathing suits and went into the sauna for a spiritual ritual where they spoke allowed their goals for the date. The two talked about their relationship while relaxing in a hot tube. At the end of the night, Hannah gave Peter the date rose and said she is looking at him as a life partner. As they kissed under the fireworks, Peter told her “I am so in right now.”
Jed surprised Hannah by singing and playing the guitar outside her hotel room’s balcony. She invited him up to her room, and he continued serenading her with original music. They made out in her bed before Jed told her that he’s falling in love with her.
The Luke and Hannah drama continued later in the episode when she visited him to talk to him about what he said to her about her date with Garrett. He told her that he started the conversation in the worst way possible and said he has full trust in her as the woman he hopes to marry one day. He also said he doesn’t want to see or know what she does with the other guys.
Upset with how her conversation with Luke went, Hannah decided to cancel the cocktail party and go right to the rose ceremony. This is the third week in a row with no cocktail party, and the men were quick to lay the blame on Luke.
During the rose ceremony, Hannah told the men that she believes her husband “is in this room.” She ended up giving a rose to Luke P., which is unsurprising for fans who have seen the preview for the season and know that there is more drama to come between the two. Dylan Barbour and Dustin Kendrick were eliminated.