‘The Bachelorette’ Episode Guide (June 5): Rachel Participates in a Mud Wrestling Match With the Bachelors

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‘The Bachelorette’ Episode Guide (June 5): Rachel Participates in a Mud Wrestling Match With the Bachelors

“Episode 1303” (06/05/17) – When Rachel’s duplicitous suitor, DeMario, confronts her and pleads for a second chance, will she be able to forgive and forget? The Bachelorette lets three men go at the rose ceremony, but two of them do not take the news gracefully and argue noisily outside the mansion after their ejection.

Six of the remaining lucky men are off on a group date to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Rachel takes one bachelor for a horseback ride down famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for an unusual shopping spree. Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine and Raven surprise Rachel by setting up a mud wrestling competition between eight of the bachelors in front of a boisterous crowd with some surprising results.

A heated argument erupts among the men who attempt to warn Rachel about one guy they are convinced is not there for the “right reasons,” on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JUNE 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

Fans can go to ABC.com/BFL and the ESPN Fantasy App to play The Bachelorette Fantasy League, which allows players to challenge their family, friends and #BachelorNation in predicting weekly events, the final four men and the one who will receive the final rose.

Six lucky suitors are invited to a taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The Emmy Award-winning host surprises the men, having them strip for a live audience to raise money for charity. Then DeGeneres invites them on stage for a hilarious – and revealing – game of “Never Have I Ever.” Embarrassing secrets seep out, but will Rachel be scared off or appreciate the guys’ honesty? At the after party, one shy man feels left out and decides to make a bold move. Will it pay off in a rose?

Rachel lures away one dashing bachelor for a horseback ride down Rodeo Drive, shopping for cowboy gear in some high-end stores. Later that night, she takes her date to a romantic spot overlooking the Los Angeles skyline for dinner and live jazz music. Simultaneously, she tries to uncover a fun side to this serious man.

On the final date of the week, Rachel is surprised by four of her closest girlfriends from Nick’s season: Alexis, Corinne, Jasmine and Raven, who have set up a mud wrestling competition with some of the bachelors at the Cowboy Palace. A raucous crowd roots them on, and the men are impressive with a surprise winner taking home the champion’s belt. Rachel’s gal pals express their concerns about one man, but will the Bachelorette take their comments to heart? She decides to have a frank conversation with this bachelor to assess whether the two can have a future together.

However, the group just won’t let up on this man and they continue to try and voice their displeasure about him to Rachel. The emotional bachelor pleads with the others to stop bad-mouthing him to the Bachelorette. But there is one scheming guy who has something else in mind.

The 23 remaining men suitors are:
– Adam, 27, a real estate agent from Dallas, TX
– Alex, 28, an information systems supervisor from Grosse Pointe Park, MI
– Anthony, 26, an education software manager from Chicago, IL
– Blake E., 31, an aspiring drummer from Marina del Rey, CA
– Brady, 29, a male model from Miami, FL
– Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL
– Bryce, 30, a firefighter from Orlando, FL
– Dean, 26., a startup recruiter from Venice, CA
– DeMario, 30, an executive recruiter from Century City, CA
– Eric, 29, a personal trainer from Los Angeles, CA
– Fred, 27, an executive assistant from Dallas, TX
– Ignacio, “Iggy,” 30, a consulting firm CEO from Chicago, IL
– Jack Stone, 32, an attorney from Dallas, TX
– Jamey, 32, a sales account executive from Santa Monica, CA
– Jonathan, 31, a tickle monster from New Smyrna Beach, FL
– Josiah, 28, a prosecuting attorney from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
– Kenneth, “Diggy,” 31, a senior inventory analyst from Chicago, IL
– Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV
– Lee, 30, a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN
– Lucas, 30, a “whaboom” from Santa Monica, CA
– Matthew, “Matt,” 32, a construction sales rep from Meriden, CT
– Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI
– Will, 28, a sales manager from Miami, FL

Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Elan Gale, Bennett Graebner and Nicole Woods are the executive producers. “The Bachelorette” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 stereo surround sound. A parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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