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“The Bachelorette” Episode 2 Recap: Who Has A Secret Girlfriend?

You know what time it is: “The Bachelorette” Episode 2 Recap! Let’s break down the good, the bad, and the ugly of the week.

The Good

Copper, the dog

Not only is Rachel the best bachelorette in the franchise’s history (not an opinion—this is a statement of fact), she has an amazing “dog child” by the name of Copper. Her two-on-one date with Copper and Peter was also the highlight of the first hour of last night’s episode. If you watched, you already know what the most memorable moment of hour two was. If not, keep reading!

We tapped Peter as a top contender last week, and we still really like him, his interactions with Rachel, and their teeth. Bravo, Peter!

Subtle mentions of race

We’re glad that it’s only taken two weeks for both Rachel and the men in the house to bring up race in subtle, yet meaningful or just plain funny, ways.

Instance one came from Kenny, the 35-year-old professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV. This quote speaks for itself, really.

Instance two came from an interaction between Dean and Rachel about his “Black, never going back” joke during “The Bachelor” finale last season. She says she wanted to make a joke about it first, but he beat her to the punch. Regardless:

Instance three was so quick, but still made us giggle.

“There aren’t a lot of Black kids in summer camp.” – Rachel Lindsay to her old childhood classmate/friend/contender who probably isn’t going to win.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

This season of “The Bachelorette” has just started and there’s already been three major celebrities getting in on the #bachelornation mania, two of them being our #couplegoals Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis! (The third was Kareem Abdul Jabbar.)

Apparently Kutcher and Kunis drink alcohol and watch “The Bachelorette” every Monday, too. Celebrities, they’re just like us!

The Bad

Wahboom is still here

Lucas has managed to get even more screen time this week and also WON the first challenge of the season, earning him bragging rights and an opportunity to speak with Rachel before anyone else during the Daddy Olympics group date. He read her a second grade level poem and said his “signature” catch phrase at least four times during the episode.

Wahboom? More like, wahareyouwastingourtime?

The men

Not all of the men (#notallmen hahahaha) are boring AF, but a lot of them are. They’ve been less than memorable and need to step up their game in order to win not only Rachel’s heart, but also America’s attention. How else will they get people to watch them on “Bachelor in Paradise?” Let’s be real, 45% of the men want to end up there.

The Ugly

Rachel getting played

DeMario, DeMario, DeMario! Not only was he one of our front runners for the season, he was pretty impressive and gave us “Love & Basketball” vibes during last night’s second group date. But lo and behold, he was just an eff boy in a suit!

Turns out that he was playing us all by having a girlfriend, not girlfriend, sort of girlfriend who “happened” to show up to the basketball date/challenge.

Not only did DeMario’s team lose, he’s lost our respect, and certainly lost all chance with Rachel.

Lest we forget that Rachel is a lawyer and can smell BS a mile away! She’s also said on numerous occasions that she doesn’t play games. Lesson learned for all the men!

The Future

More of Rachel’s personality

Rachel really opened up this week and is showing who is she more and more. We can’t wait for next week and what adventures are in store for her next!

Less LHHTB moments

Here’s to no more Love and Hip Hop: The Bachelor moments for the rest of the season. Cheers!

Until next week. But if you can’t wait, read our recap of The Bachelorette episode 1 here!