We interrupt Andi and JJ's date to add an extra layer of sadness to this already somewhat morbid season of The Bachelorette: Ron has decided to leave due to the death of a close friend (sorry to hear it, sir), and now Dylan has decided it's time for him to tell Andi about losing his brother and sister to drugs. Unfortunately, he doesn't know when he'll have the chance, since he didn't get a date this week. "I'd rather tell her on a one-on-one, not in a five-minute conversation," he laments to Chris.
Indeed, the cocktail party isn't really conducive to serious conversations. Not even lighthearted chit-chat is safe from awkward interruptions, as Eric finds out that evening during their cocktail party sit-down. A few minutes in, a black-clad crewmember arrives bearing a vase of flowers for Andi. They're from Nick, bless his little sneaky underdog heart. And she LOVES it. "Nick is a clever guy," admits Eric, as he watches Andi read the enclosed note from Nick with a dreamy grin on her face. "I got cockblocked by a bouquet of flowers," he tells Team Bachelorette later.
That's probably better than being cockblocked by a pantsapreneur, though. JJ claims that during the group date last week, Andrew asked a restaurant hostess for her number and then bragged to the rest of the guys about it later. (Much like the alleged "secret conversation" between James and Mikey on Desiree's season of The Bachelorette, the events of Hostessgate apparently took place off camera in the transpo van.) So JJ enlists Josh to be his bodyguard and then they both pull Andrew aside to confront him about his roguish behavior. "We're all here for the right reasons," says Josh, grimly. "And we want to make sure that you are." Andrew listens, considers for a moment, and then gives Josh and JJ the verbal finger. "I'm not going to engage in this, I'm sorry," he responds, and then turns and walks away. And he just keeps on walking back into the house and up the stairs and into his bedroom, where he slams the door in the face of JJ's whiny, incredulous indignation: "Are you seriously doing this? Like, seriously? Like, really, really?"
Really. Andrew insists that JJ and Josh executed the "attack" because they see him as a "threat," but even so, Andrew's committed to being the bigger man. "I am the kind of person who will give each and every person the benefit of the doubt," he says. "It doesn't matter if they're a dork, it doesn't matter if they're an asshole, it doesn't matter if they're nerdy. That's who I am." In this case, Andrew tells Josh, he was the victim. He was just minding his own business when some hot restaurant hostess just handed him her number. What was he supposed to do? JJ and Nick, who were both in the van, call bullshit, and you don't have to possess Hannibal Lecter's high-powered perception to see that Andrew is, in fact, lying his ass off.
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