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Monday on ‘The Bachelorette’: Britt gets a chance at love and Kaitlyn puts the men on the spot

Kaitlyn Bristowe of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.”
Kaitlyn Bristowe of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” ABC

8:04 p.m.

Britt sits on her hotel room bed in tears (shocker) as she calls her mom to tell her she’s coming home.

But wait: There’s a knock at the door. Who could it be?

It’s Brady, the slow-talking musician who voluntarily left after Kaitlyn was chosen as the bachelorette.

Britt invites Brady in as he explains that he wants to explore their relationship.

Meanwhile, back at the house, the first group date is announced, with a pun on the word ring.

“Today is a huge day,” Kaitlyn says on date day. “The guys have no idea what’s in store for them.”

The men show up to a warehouse filled with punching bags. We get it now- it’s a boxing ring.

Laila Ali teaches the men how to jab and throw power punches. This could come in hand later on in the show.

8:17 p.m.

Laili Ali announces the men will be using their new skills to face each other in the ring. KC-native Tanner isn’t too thrilled about this.

“I’ve never been in a fight in my whole life and all the sudden my first fight is on national television,” Tanner says. “What the hell.”

Make us proud, Tanner. No pressure.

8:23 p.m.

“I’m just focused on not getting killed,” Tanner says before he goes in the ring. Kupah, a rather large man, is his opponent. It doesn’t look promising for Tanner.

Tanner did not win his match.

He didn’t get killed, but we hope he doesn’t die of embarrassment. The towel was thrown pretty quick.

Jared, on the other hand, gets knocked out by Ben Z. and has to go to the hospital.

Later, Ben Z. tells Kaitlyn he loves barbecue and tailgates. Ben Z. has our vote.

8:45 p.m.

Kaitlyn give the first one-on-one date to Clint. We have no clue who Clint is.

“Any man who draws Chris Harrison on a triceratops gets a one-on-one date,” Kaitlyn says.

That’s one way to decide who your future husband might be.

The first one-on-one is an underwater photo shoot. We can’t imagine Clint is thrilled to spend his date gasping for air.

“This may be the best date I’ve ever had in my life,” Kaitlyn says.

The bar must be set very, very low.

9:03 p.m.

Amy Schumer is helping the men learn how to do a stand up comedy routine on the second group date. God bless Amy Schumer.

“Could you imagine right now if you were driving a tractor?” Amy says. “This is a great turn of events.”

Ian joked about how he looked like the guy from the Old Spice commercials (he does), Chris the dentist unbuttoned his shirt, and Tony the “healer” totally bombed.

“Today was the best date I ever had,” Kaitlyn says. Clint is going to be pissed when he sees this.

9:27 p.m.

JJ gets the group date rose, and the producers keep playing villain music when he speaks.

“I’m not remotely close to going home,” JJ says. His confidence cup overfloweth.

The cocktail party is starting and the men are vying for Kaitlyn’s attention.

JJ is the first to steal the bachelorette away. The roseless men are not happy.

“This isn’t church camp,” JJ says. We thinking the Man Upstairs would agree.

9:52 p.m.

Kaitlyn and Kupah are not on the same page, so she sends him home. The word “connection” was probably said 15 times, and it was obvious they didn’t have one.

9:59 p.m.

Brady asks Britt to “be his girl.” She says yes because, well, more TV time.

The rose ceremony will be on the next episode. Dun, dun, dun.

To reach Melissa Schupmann, call 816-234-4367 or send email to mschupmann@kcstar.com.

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