Michelle and her three remaining suitors left Minnesota for the fantasy suite dates on Tuesday’s episode of The Bachelorette, opting for the stunning beaches of Mexico.
It was also Brandon, Joe, and Nayte’s last chance to open up to Michelle like they’d never done before if they wanted to win one of the two remaining roses.
Michelle informed co-host Kaitlyn Bristowe where she stood with each of the men before of their dates: she had “no reservations” with Brandon going into their date; she “loved” everything she’d seen of Joe so far, but their connection needed to move a little further. Michelle questioned if she loved him more than he loved her because Nayte was “a good-looking dude” with “a lot of depth.”
Each man passed muster, with Brandon telling Michelle, “I knew you were the one from the moment I met you,” before swearing, “‘Til my dying breath, I will put you first.”
Michelle’s enthusiasm for teaching, along with Joe’s ability to bounce back from a horrific sports injury and utilize that to inspire others, would make them a “strong couple,” according to Joe.
Michelle asked Nayte outright if he was ready for an engagement on their one-on-one date, to which he replied, “Most absolutely.”
Michelle was left wondering if she could possible be in love with all three men ahead of the rose ceremony, which led to her worst removal yet.
Brandon heightened the stress by interrupting the ceremony to speak privately with Michelle.
They rejoined the other men after renewing his commitment to always put her first, and Joe was distraught to find that he was returning home.
On Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will broadcast the three-hour Bachelorette finale.