— -- There was plenty of drama on Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette ... and a fake wake, too.
Let's start with the drama. Not surprisingly, Nick Viall was at the center of it all. He earned a one-on-one date with Kaitlyn Bristowe after she and the remaining men flew to Dublin, Ireland. The new couple explored the city, and while doing so Nick bought rings that they could each wear on their ring finger. Nick isn't messing around!
After visits to a pub and the Christ Church Cathedral, where Nick received a rose, he and Kaitlyn continued their date in her hotel suite. They had a make-out session on the couch, then went into her bedroom, where they escaped the cameras and did a little more than kiss. She was racked with guilt the next morning.
Kaitlyn's hotel hook-up with Nick was still on her mind later when Shawn B., upset that he didn't earn a group date rose, showed up to her suite. She was worried that he would ask her about her night with Nick. How did their conversation go? You'll have to tune in to ABC next Monday night to find out.
Monday's episode began by revisiting last week's cliffhanger in San Antonio: Ian accusing Kaitlyn of being on the show just "to make out with a bunch of dudes on TV." Good thing he didn’t stick around for the Dublin trip.
Needless to say, she was offended, and they both agreed it would be best if he left.
At a rose ceremony at the Alamo, two bachelors were eliminated: Justin and Joshua, the latter of whom previously complained to Kaitlyn about Nick's arrival.
Kaitlyn and company made their way to Ireland, where, aside from her adventures with Nick, she met several of the guys for a group date, which turned out to be a “fake” Irish wake. The bachelors pretended she was dead and eulogized her as she lay in a casket. It was as bizarre as it sounds.
Jared ended up with the group date rose, to the dismay of a confused Shawn, who believed he had a strong connection with Kaitlyn. Jared and Kaitlyn were treated to a private performance by Irish rock band The Cranberries, who performed their '90s hit "Linger."
The final moments of the episode offered a brief update on Britt Nilsson's relationship with Brady Toops. She introduced him to her mother, who repeatedly referred to Brady as Britt's "friend." Britt wasn't quite sure what her mom meant by that.