Love just not there on 'Bachelorette'

Andi Dorfman (Courtesy of ABC)

Andi Dorfman (Courtesy of ABC)

SAMANTHA O'CONNOR, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:02 PM ET

The weekly roundup of what happened in reality TV:

Surf's up, but the Kings are down:

Seemingly simple tasks proved to be harder than they looked on The Amazing Race Canada. The marine-themed week had some racing pairs looking like fish out of water as they sorted fish, surfed and built beach chairs out of driftwood. Married contestants Shawn and Jen King were eliminated from the race after Shawn dislocated his shoulder during a surfing challenge. Shawn's protruding bone was not a pretty sight and could have done without the zoomed-in shots. But renowned dancer Rex Harrington and his fiance Bob Hope also struggled during the tasks and decided to take an excruciating double-time penalty of six hours for failing to complete not one, but two of the week's challenges. Although they may not have deserved it, the quitters remained in the competition following the news that Shawn and Jen would not be continuing the race. Olympic gold medalists Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson continued to dominate the week and received the first place position for the second leg in a row. The two champion teammates confirmed they're the team to beat.

Three men and a lady:

Andi Dorfman's decision to choose between three great men hit an all-time degree of difficulty during this week's romantic overnight dates in the Dominican Republic. The Bachelorette was forced to send Chris Soules home early before their fantasy suite date. After a day on horseback, Andi broke down to Chris admitting she isn't in love with him and could not see a future with him. "I'm trying and I'm trying but it's not there," she cried. The farmer from Iowa left paradise with a broken heart. On the other side of the romantic spectrum, Andi's relationship with Nick Viall continued to bloom. "My gut tells me that there's no way it's not us," Nick said following their romantic date on a private island. Although Nick's certainty throughout the season is often viewed as arrogance, Andi continued to reaffirm his feelings calling their relationship "once in a lifetime type of stuff." With only two men left standing, Andi will have to choose between Nick or Josh Murray.

Backdoor moves:

The Big Brother houseguests this season showcased that the best way to evict a nemesis is not to nominate them for eviction. Confusing, but successful. House villain Devin Shepherd became the third houseguest unanimously voted out of the Big Brother dynasty after a detailed plan, instigated by Head of Household Derrick Levasseur, was carried out. By nominating Jocasta Odom and his ally Caleb Reynolds, Derrick's plan was to win the Power of Veto and stick Devin in Caleb's position in a swift backdoor move that would ensure Devin could not save himself by participating in the Battle of the Block and POV competitions. "Sometimes the backdoor is the only door," Devin stated after the nomination ceremony, implying that he was on to the master plan. Things could not have run more smoothly during Derrick's reign when Donny Thompson won the Veto challenge and took Jocasta off the block, making way for Devin to take her place. Devin's bomb squad and explosive control ended as his plan for house domination blew up in his face. Showmances also began to blossom this week as nerdy pair Nicole Franzel and Hayden Voss continued their awkward flirt-a-thon while Caleb remained adamant about winning the heart of house beauty Amber Borzotra with absolutely no success.

Cutter makes the cut:

"Baking sucks for me," MasterChef contestant Cutter Brewer proclaimed after his red velvet cake was verbally ripped to shreds by the judges this week as the cooking competition's fifth season continued. Despite his dumb confession, made during the process of finding the top chef in America, Cutter remained safe from elimination for another week, even after finding the courage to question the judges' tastebuds. But Joe Bastianich was quick to put him back in his place. Dan Wu was sent packing instead after he served a hard and dry three-layer dessert that looked more like a biscuit than a cake. The week's team challenge consisted of the stressful task of serving all-American food in a fast-paced diner, which regularly averages 1,000 dishes per day. At this point in the competition, the diner should have been a breeze for the chefs, but squished sandwiches and raw chicken took away tips that the cooks needed to win. Big Willie's blue team came up a few dollars short and they faced the pressure test where Dan Wu met his fate.

 


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