When Tayshia knocked on Katie’s door during Episode 4 on June 28, Bachelor Nation knew something big was about to happen. As it turned out, former contestant Blake Moynes — who competed for Tayshia’s heart on Season 16 of The Bachelorette — arrived at the resort in hopes to meet Katie. Katie, of course, had many reservations. And even though he assured her that his intentions were pure, Katie decided to wait until after the rose ceremony to decide if he could stay.
Katie and Greg’s budding romance has been the one to watch this season, and this week they took their relationship to the next level. During a one-on-one chat, the two got candid about their feelings for one another after only three weeks, and Katie was the first to reveal that she’s falling in love.
Drama in the house is inevitable, but absolutely no one expected an argument to break out between Andrew S. and Tre, especially since they were both in agreement that house villain Thomas needed to go. What they didn’t agree on, however, was whether or not they should tell Katie about Thomas’ troublesome behavior. “I get that Thomas crossed some boundaries, but we handled it as a house and we didn’t need to concern Katie,” Andrew said. “She’s going to sniff that out.” Tre used his one-on-one time with Katie to expose Thomas, and it earned him the group date rose.
When Katie and Thomas arrived late to the cocktail party, many jaws in the room dropped. While the guys were certainly expecting Katie’s arrival, many of them assumed that Thomas’ absence meant that she was sending him home before the rose ceremony. But alas, Thomas paid a visit to Katie’s hotel room and told her that he felt ostracized by the other men in the house, an excuse that bought him a little extra time.
In what appeared to be a last-ditch effort to stay, Thomas stepped forward during the rose ceremony to apologize not only to Katie, but to all of the men in the house. “Katie, I would like to openly acknowledge and apologize for any thought and any moment that I wasn’t here for the right reasons,” he said. “And to the guys, I want to openly acknowledge and apologize for any times of disrespect that you guys didn’t deserve. Most importantly, any time that I diminished the value that you guys have as men.”
All of Bachelor Nation was shook when Katie seemingly called Thomas up to give him the final rose of the evening. But when he stepped forward to accept it, Katie took one big step back. “You told me things that I wanted to hear. But what I learned about you tonight is that you’re selfish, unkind, and a liar,” she said. “Your Bachelor audition ends tonight. So get out.”
With Thomas officially gone, Katie seemed ready to open her heart to the men who are there for the right reasons (as in, they didn’t go on the show in hopes of becoming the next Bachelor). After the rose ceremony, Katie knocked on Blake’s door to let him know that she wanted him to stay. The news clearly came as a shock to Blake, who answered the door in his underwear.