Desiree's quest for love goes international during episode 5 of "The Bachelorette."
The remaining 11 men and Des pack their bags and travel to Munich, Germany.
Chris got the first one on one date and I couldn't help but be excited for him.
During their date the chemistry was evident. It seemed like the goofy pair had a lot of light hearted fun together as they strolled through the streets of the old German town.
Meanwhile at the hotel, Bryden expressed more doubts about his relationship with Desiree. My heart dropped yet again when He decided he was going home.
Chris was such a gentleman as Bryden interrupted his date to break the news to Des. She took it like a champ and seemed more frustrated than disappointed.
This whole situation was baffling to me. Bryden's timing seemed so off. Why wouldn't he wait until after the date to tell her? I have been a fan of Bryden's from the beginning but it was clear he was not ready for a relationship.
I was glad Chris was able to reassure Desiree of his feelings. He put her at ease and their connection seemed to grow as the night went on. I definitely think he is one of the most underestimated guys this season.
No surprise, he got a rose at the end of the night.
Then it was time for the ultimate snow day during the group date. The seven men and Desiree spent the day sliding down tall mountains and playing in the snow.
During the second part of the date, the men tried to get alone time with Des in a building made of ice. I was so glad my man Brooks swept her away like a gentleman. I predict he is making it to the top three.
The shocker of the group date came when the men expressed their distrust in James. They felt like he was not genuine and arrogant. This was surprising to me. I had not seen this side of him before.
At the end of the group date, I was so glad Brooks got the rose.
Michael G. and Ben got dreaded two on one date. As you can imagine this was a recipe for disaster and lots of drama.
Going into the date, both men had strong feelings about how things would go. Ben had no doubts he would win. Michael G. just wanted to expose Ben as a "fraud."
As expected the tension on the date was extreme. Both men did their best to out talk the other. It was clear Desiree was uncomfortable.
Meanwhile, more drama was unfolding at the house. Drew revealed that he and Kasey overheard a controversial conversation with James. They claimed he said if he made it to the top four, he had a good chance of being named the next "Bachelor". They went on to discuss how they were going to break the news to Des.
Back on the two-and-one date, the uncomfortable conversation spilled over into dinner. As Michael G. interrogated Ben, I couldn't help but feel a twinge of compassion for him. But that feeling of compassion quickly changed to anger and disgust. At the end of the night, Michael G. got the rose and Ben was sent home.
I wanted to throw my remote at the television during Ben's exit interview. He came across as a jerk with a capital "J."
I couldn't tell if he was just trying to put on a good show, but he was rude, cocky and arrogant. It was definitely time for him to go.
The twists kept coming during the rose ceremony. Desiree decided she did not need to have a cocktail ceremony before handing out the roses.
Drew and Kasey were anxiously hoping for the time to tell her about James. I was biting my nails off as I waited on edge to see if the conversation would happen.
Alas, Mikey was sent home and no one said anything about James. Viewers were left on a cliff hanger and an emotional preview for next week's episode.
You know I can't wait to see what happens next as Desiree and the men travel to Barcelona. Make sure to tune in next Monday at 7 p.m. on KSAT 12.