The Battle of the Lukes finally came to an end on Tuesday night’s episode of The Bachelorette.
Hannah Brown sat Luke S. and Luke P. down to talk things out before the rose ceremony, but she ended up getting up and leaving midway through their discussion.
“I just don’t see a fit for Hannah,” Luke P. said of Luke S. But then the import/export manager, 24, confessed, “I’ve admitted to you both that I don’t even know you that well, and I don’t have any business saying whether you’re here for the right reasons or not.”
Over it, Hannah quietly walked out, and host Chris Harrison informed the men that the cocktail party had ended, and they would go straight to the rose ceremony. But before Miss Alabama 2018 could hand out a single rose, Luke S. asked if he could talk to her one more time.
“I’m really sorry if I’ve caused you any pain,” the political consultant, 29, told her. “It’s just been hard for me to have to defend my character time and time again. I would just urge you to keep your eyes open for, I think you know who I’m talking about. Just be wary. Keep your eyes open, all right?”
The two hugged and parted ways, and back at the rose ceremony, Hannah informed her remaining suitors that Luke S. left on his own terms. “I don’t want anybody here that doesn’t want to be here,” she added. Hannah proceeded to dole out the roses, sending John Paul Jones and Matteo home.
As for why Hannah chose to keep Luke P. around, she explained in an on-camera interview, “Luke P. is still here because my heart wants him to be here. My head doesn’t always want him to be here. It makes it really difficult to know what’s the best decision to make. We know we have crazy chemistry, but there are red flags, and I honestly haven’t had the time to explore our relationship the way that I feel like it needs to be explored.”
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From Rhode Island, Hannah and her potential husbands traveled to Scotland, where she enjoyed a sweet one-on-one date exploring the country with Mike, and a group date at the Celtic Highland Games, where Jed came out on top and received a rose. Then the former pageant queen made an effort to further explore her connection with Luke P. by offering him the remaining one-on-one date.
“There’s no denying the connection that we have,” Hannah, 24, told the cameras. “There’s also no denying that there are red flags everywhere. He is very much disliked by every other man in the house. He doesn’t always express his emotions. He seems like he’s trying to be perfect, and it comes off really fake. Today I hope we can kind of get down to the bottom of these crucial questions for our relationship. Either today is …read more