'The Bachelor' Recap: Colton Underwood Is Distracted by Eliminated Contestants' Warning
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When Colton asks Tayshia for her thoughts on Demi, Katie and Sydney’s warning, she unexpectedly drops a major bomb on him.

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Colton Underwood‘s journey to find love hit a bump in the road. In the Monday, February 18 episode of “The Bachelor“, the former football player was concerned by the warning that the eliminated contestants, Demi, Katie and Sydney, gave to him: some of the girls weren’t ready to fully commit to him.

This week saw Colton and the remaining ladies heading to his hometown of Denver, where the former caught up with season 20’s the Bachelor Ben Higgins. After learning about his concern, Ben told him to ask the women individually why they were here and suggested him to “lean in” and “be intentional.” With the advice in mind, Colton went on a one-on-one date with Tayshia.

For their date, the two stopped by all his favorite places in his hometown. While Colton and Tayshia surely had a lot of fun during the date, the former was still distraught by the warning. Thus, he asked Tayshia for her thoughts. Surprisingly enough, she answered by dropping a major bomb on him. “I feel like Cassie and Caelynn aren’t genuine, and I believe that’s who Katie was referring to, and Sydney and Demi,” she said, adding that her fellow contestants were already talking about being the next Bachelorette.

This revelation shocked Colton greatly, especially because those two were the women he had no concerns about. Tayshia then reassured him that there were still girls who genuinely cared about him. They later spent the night by cooking dinner together at his apartment, where Colton gave her a rose.

Colton had a chance to confront Caelynn about the allegations when they had a one-on-one date, but before that, the two had a fun-filled snowboarding session. After spending a few hours teaching Caelynn how to snowboard, he thought that it was the perfect time to bring up the allegations, admitting that his “guard is up” around her.

Caelynn broke down in tears after hearing what Colton told her, denying the accusation. “It terrifies me to know the way that I’m feeling and the fact that I could lose you over something that’s completely fabricated,” she said. “The only person who knows if I’m ready for marriage is me and I am. I’m 100 percent ready and I hate that.”

Things got emotional that night, with Colton confessing that he was distracted by the warning. But Caelynn assured him that she wanted a husband and kids and that she wouldn’t be here if she didn’t feel that way. Colton chose to believe her and gave her a rose.

Prior to the group date, Hannah B. got a chance to have a one-on-one date with Colton, and their date was pretty special. After all, he brought her to his family. However, it wasn’t that big of a step in their relationship, so he sent her home. Hannah B was confused and disappointed, but thanked him for ending things before her family got involved.

For his group date with Hannah G., Kirpa, Cassie and Heather, they all hopped on a train to the mountains together. Tension soon brewed between Cassie and Kirpa, who also thought that the former and Caelynn weren’t ready to commit to Colton. “With Cassie, just from my observations and in my opinion, I think she’s still trying to find herself in life,” Kirpa said. “I just don’t think she’s ready for this lifelong commitment.”

Cassie later defended herself to Colton, while Kirpa backed Tayshia up. Kirpa told Colton that she didn’t want him to be blindsided and said that Cassie and Caelynn were the only ones who got defensive after Katie left, and everyone thought that was very strange. Getting more distracted, Colton wasn’t sure what to do with the two remaining roses and needed more clarity.

After thinking it over, Colton finally gave the first rose to Hannah G. Before he made his final decision, Caelynn showed up to defend Cassie. It seemed to be working out because he gave the last rose to Cassie. With that, Kirpa and Heather went home.