The history-making season of The Bachelorette, featuring co-bach's Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey, still has lots of drama in store, and this week's episode is sure to deliver more chaotic energy. Lucky for you, spoilers have already dropped for the "Men Tell All" episode well in advance.
While we already know who each of the leading ladies end up with (thanks, Steve!), there are a lot of questions about how everything goes down. Plus, Rachel and Gabby still have to get through hometown visits and all the family tension that accompanies the meet-and-greets.
During the "Men Tell All" reunion special, Gabby, Rachel, and all the men get together to hash everything out. And yep, Nate goes in the hot seat. Naturally, Reality Steve has plenty of details ahead of time. If you don’t feel like waiting to find out what goes down, you're not alone. Here’s what you need to know.
Warning: Major spoilers ahead! Stop reading here if you don't want to know what happens on The Bachelorette's "Men Tell All" special!
When will the "Men Tell All" episode air?
Everyone's favorite dish-and-dump episode, the “Men Tell All” special, will air on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at 8 p.m. EST like the rest of the season.
And if you're trying to watch it live, with or without cable, Women's Health has already got you covered with everything you need to know about tuning in.
When was it filmed?
According to Reality Steve, the “Men Tell All” filmed back on August 11, 2022.
What's the big surprise?
Well, apparently Jesse announces to the entire audience that they were all getting a big gift...free Virgin Voyager cruise tickets! But while everyone is busy popping their bubbly, there's a small caveat Reality Steve wanted to point out: They could only board boats leaving from Miami or Barcelona.
Oh, and they also have to be redeemed by the end of the year, giving everyone four months to get their sh*t together and fly to Miami.
They were also given meatball sandwiches because, why not?
Which contestants attended the "Men Tell All" episode?
There was a solid turnout for the “Men Tell All” episode this year, but it's also a long list because there were literally several dozen guys that took part in this season. Here’s a breakdown, per Reality Steve:
That said, only three guys go in the hot seat—Nate, Logan, and Tyler. Plus, some Bachelor in Paradise season 7 contestants show up, too. The list includes Victoria Fuller, Genevieve Parisi, Serene Russell and Andrew Spencer, per StyleCaster.
Who wasn’t at the "Men Tell All" filming?
Naturally, some of the men who got eliminated ASAP weren't there, but you wouldn't remember them anyway.
The bigger news is that Chris and Hayden don't show up, Steve says. There's no word yet on why they were no-shows, but considering Hayden was one of the "villains" this season and basically spent two weeks offending both bachelorettes, it makes sense he wasn't super keen to return.
Who is hosting?
The “Men Tell All” will be hosted by Bachelorette host Jesse Palmer, former NFL quarterback and Bachelor alum from season 5.
The Nate Mitchell cheating controversy comes up.
The biggest story, of course, revolves around Nate and ~all~ the drama he brings with him. ICYMI: Nate hid the fact that he had a daughter from his ex, a woman named Kelsey, and failed to mention that he had once been married.
Nate apparently gets “emotional” on the stage about his prior relationships during the episode, per Reality Steve. “He said his divorce was very messy, and his #1 goal was always to protect his daughter in any relationship,” Reality Steve said. “He did say he could’ve been better at communicating with them, he was still feeling his way into the dating scene, he wants to do better and apologized, but he never says exclusivity conversations took place with either of them.”
But Nate doesn't address why he never told his ex Kelsey that he had a daughter during the 18 months that they were dating. Gabby defends Nate, though, and says that he treated her with nothing but respect. The men onstage also reportedly say that Nate seems to be a good guy now, so…everyone will have to wait for more deets on that one.
Logan Palmer left the show because he tested positive for Covid.
Oh, and those previews of Jesse telling Logan that he had to leave are actually because Logan contracts COVID during filming. So, there’s that.
Tyler Norris confronts Rachel about his elimination during his hometown date.
Another important twist is that Tyler gets eliminated during the day portion of his hometown date with Rachel because she felt like things hadn’t progressed enough in their relationship and she didn’t want to meet his parents. Tyler tells Rachel during the “Men Tell All” that he appreciated her being honest, Reality Steve says. And, apparently, the audience seems to like him.
The men didn't like Roby Sobiesk.
Apparently, the only other drama during the episode stems from Roby, who annoys the guys by talking a lot. During Men Tell All, he calls out some of the men for how they acted on group dates, per Screenrant. The other guys were upset with him because he was only on the show for the first night, and felt that he did not have the right to say anything.
Meatball has another brush with sauce.
And in other news, Meatball takes his shirt off (again) and Billy pours some sauce on him. Again.
And there you have it!
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