Let the testosterone-driven drama continue. Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay‘s suitors reunited for the highly anticipated “Men Tell All” special on Monday, July 31. From aggressive encounters to vicious lies, the gents confronted each other for the havoc they caused while trying to win the Dallas attorney’s heart. Here, The Knot highlights five memorable moments from the reunion.
1. Whaboom Is Still an Enigma
After Iggy Rodriguez admitted to being opinionated during his time on the show, Josiah Graham called Iggy the “rat of all rats,” sparking anger in Lucas Yancey.
“You’re a joke, bro,” Lucas said, causing backlash from the men. “None of us [know anything about you],” Iggy shouted. “You’re this character that you portray all the time. No one knows who you really are.”
2. Yes, There Is One Season 13 Villain
The feud between Kenny King and Lee Garrett caused tension until Rachel sent Lee home in week five. During the reunion, Kenny explained that racism didn’t appear to be Lee’s issue. Instead he believes that Lee realized he was simply out of his league. “He’s really not on the same level as most of the dudes that are here,” Kenny said.
3. Lee Apologizes for Recent Racist and Misogynistic Tweets
After hearing Kenny’s take on the quarrel, Lee apologized for “not being a better friend.” Kenny, however, expressed concern with Lee’s apparent delight in watching his competitors suffer. Bachelor Nation host Chris Harrison then confronted Lee for recent tweets in which he degraded women and African Americans, even comparing the NAACP to the KKK. “I feel like I have a lot to learn in that area,” Lee admitted. “I said things that I should not have said.”
DeMario Jackson then joined Lee onstage to enquire as to why he chose to court an African American woman. “I don’t like racism at all,” Lee noted. “I do denounce those tweets. I did not intend for it to come out the way it did. I was being irresponsible… I’m sorry for saying things when I was not educated and ignorant in those subjects.” After accepting Lee’s apology, Kenny offered him a hug, which Lee immediately accepted.
4. Rachel Says She Felt “Very Affected” After Sending Dean Home
It was an incredibly emotional farewell when Rachel sent Dean Unglert home following hometown dates. She knows, and Rachel had even more to share about the experience on Monday night.
Final four suitor Dean joined her onstage, curious as to why Rachel had booted him after admitting she was falling in love. “I meant it 100% in that moment,” she explained. “I never say anything just to say [it]… I was falling in love with you.”
5. Rachel Describes Her Experience As the First Black Bachelorette
“It wasn’t something that we had to continually go on and on and on about, which I appreciated,” she said. “Race wasn’t an issue as I was going through the season.”
The Bachelorette season 13 finale airs Monday, August 7, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.