The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain …Wes reaches the end of the road. Kip, Reid and Ed go on to Hawaii.
Translation in my view: Wes puts the brakes on his affection, so Jillian has a reason to send him home. I think the producers knew he was leaving at F4, which is why they staged the whole “comeback” scene with Ed and the drama in Austin with Jake. Hawaii is where it will get interesting, when Jillian makes the F3/F2 cut on Maui.
But for now, let’s enjoy Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, and watch ABC continue to unfairly shred Wes’ character so it can keep the illusion that Jillian is torn between 3 men she has feelings for. ABC’s full description of Episode 8:
Episode 508″ – As Jillian gets closer to her final decision, she sweeps the remaining four men – Ed, Kiptyn, Reid and Wes – on a grand romantic journey to Spain. As excited as she is to be with these four particular men as they explore the amazing sites and cuisine of Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona, Jillian knows that she faces a very difficult decision to send one these bachelors home. At the end of each evening, the Bachelorette will present the man with an invitation to spend the night in a “fantasy suite,” with the hope that he will accept. But will he? And will Jillian choose to stay the night, on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, JULY 6 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The first fabulous day in Madrid is planned for Kiptyn, the guy who gave Jillian butterflies from the start. After the two meet in the central park in Madrid, the talk turns serious about the possibility of marriage. Then Jillian surprises him with a series of activities designed to take him out of his comfort zone: Flamenco dancing lessons, a wild moped ride through the streets of the city and a fancy dinner complete with Spanish delicacies. Over dinner they discuss their possible future together and the compromises they both would have to make. An intimate visit to a fantasy suite ends the night, but Jillian needs to decide if she will take the relationship to the next level and stay the night.
The charming southern city of Sevilla hosts Jillian and Reid. They stroll through the streets looking to shop for the ingredients for a perfect picnic. This lovable bachelor’s quick wit makes the day breezy and fun for the couple. But things heat up during a romantic riverside dinner where Jillian peppers him with questions about how ready he is for a life with her. Once again, Jillian faces a very personal decision about whether she will stay the night in the fantasy suite with him.
The next day in Sevilla, as Jillian and Ed snuggle in a horse drawn carriage for a ride around the romantic streets of the city, she discovers that her feelings are growing stronger for him. When Jillian brings up her concerns about them being together, he wins her over with his sincerity and tenderness. Another fantasy suite card arrives and, like the other bachelors, Jillian must decide whether she is ready to mcision about whether she will stay the night in the fantasy suite with him.
The next day in Sevilla, as Jillian and Edove on her feelings and spend the night.
It’s on to Barcelona for the last date. Jillian meets up with Wes, who she finds irresistible, and they bicycle through the city. However, a chill falls on the romantic day when Jillian becomes worried about his inability to show real affection for her. She challenges him at dinner to try and get some real answers to her lingering questions and tearfully confronts him with her worst fears.
In a dramatic rose ceremony, Jillian faces her toughest decision yet. In the end, she reluctantly listens to her heart and says good-by to the man she has been falling for early on. Then she invites the final three men to join her in Hawaii for their final romantic adventures as she attempts to make her fairytale ending come true.