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First up on this episode, we have a group date inspired by Chris Harrison’s romance novel, The Perfect Letter. Contestants are asked to write their own steamy love scenes with Matt that they’ll then read to a studio audience. Bachelor alum (and the most iconic crier of all time) Ashley Iaconetti joins the date to help the women write their stories. It turns out the live studio audience previously promised was actually the rest of the women competing for Matt’s heart, and that just makes this entire situation much more awkward.
When it came time for the contestants to read their stories, there were honestly so many expletives bleeped out it was hard to follow. Katie and Serena C. had the best performances in my opinion, but overall this group actually had fun with it and made up hilarious stories. Then, the women and Matt went to an after party.
As Matt chats with Rachael and Bri at the after party, we find out that Sarah (who is not part of this group date) is really struggling with the idea that Matt is spending time with other women. So, naturally, she decides to crash the group date and interrupt Matt while he’s chatting with Katie. The rest of the girls flipped out, and with Victoria’s encouragement, Katie goes back in to get her time with Matt. Matt finally walks Sarah out, but Sarah’s not done yet. She wants to explain to the rest of the women why she stopped by. And that explanation is really a whole lot of nothing.
The group date comes to an end shortly after. Matt gives the rose to Rachael, and the rest of the women are upset because their time was robbed thanks to Sarah.