Becca says that she loves both Blake ("Our hearts just recognize each other") and Garrett ("It's been slower") and can't wait to introduce them to her family, an assortment of which have been flown to the Maldives to vet Becca's boyfriends.
During the After the Final Rose show, Horstmann asked Kufrin for more clarification on her decision. It sounded like a softball question, but really, he was teeing up a rather uncomfortable moment.
Despite an entire segment that followed about this topic, the show didn't actually explain what Garrett meant with "stuff" - which is a pretty crucial detail.
This became quite the controversy online, and almost overshadowed the actual show. Bottom line: Becca finally told Garrett she loved him, he said he loved her back; he pulled out a honking big Neil Lane ring; she said yes three times; they kissed, they laughed, they danced. Many correctly assumed this reaction meant that Garrett would win, as it's rare for contestants to address off-screen drama while the season is airing. Before Becca can make her choice, though, there has to be a montage of Blake, Becca, and Garrett staring off into the middle distance as they get ready for the proposal - or public humiliation. And I didn't realize the effect behind a double-tap or a like on Instagram.
"I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my "likes" on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive", he wrote.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that the president "certainly didn't dictate " the statement. Trump Jr. has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn't remember if he told his father about the meeting.
Another detail left out of this segment?
Hers and Blake's had been the most solid, constant relationship, "but because you were so constant I think I was overlooking other relationships", she said.
"The Instagram situation, I don't condone that and I know that he stands by his apology and he feels so bad for everyone that he did offend", she said. "I know what it feels like to feel this way". And, you know, he didn't mean it. So when we started talking about that, we got through that together.
After Becca's date with Blake, it seemed she might choose him instead.
Becca said that while the scandal was "a hurdle", the thought of leaving him "never crossed my mind". Garrett admitted it crossed his mind. We've all made mistakes and done things that aren't flawless.
"She's helping me through everything", he said. "I don't know what to say". Garrett repeated that he can only move foward and not make the same mistakes.
This season of The Bachelorette was presented with a political scandal, one that includes the messy intersection of social-media trolling, the selves we perform online versus the selves we perform in person, Trump-approved ideology, transphobia, the conservative fondness for casting immigrants as animals, and risky far-right conspiracy theories. "And we're just going to continue that".