Spoilers ahead for the June 24 episode of The Bachelorette on ABC.
The Bachelor franchise has rarely been more dramatic and unpredictable than in Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette thanks to Luke Parker, and that's saying something considering the most recent Bachelor literally jumped a fence and ran away from his problems. Luke P. has managed to make an enemy of the rest of the guys trying to woo Hannah, and viewers haven't responded well to him either. In fact, it kind of feels like Hannah is the only one who sees something redeeming about Luke P. on The Bachelorette.
What started out as Luke P. just being kind of weird, like when he declared his love for Hannah waaaaaaaaaay early in the Bachelorette process, has turned into Luke P. coming across as pretty creepy, in my book. He was called a psychopath for a reason, even if that was kind of over-the-top!
That said, viewers and the other guys are the ones who get to see Luke's uglier side, whereas Hannah has gotten eager-to-please Luke who is happy to say what needs to be said to stay in the game. The tension between Luke and the rest of the guys is escalating, though, and Hannah had a big issue with him in the June 24 episode. Then, in additional footage, Hannah revealed that she's scared.
Hannah clearly wasn't thrilled with Luke in this episode after he made some seriously presumptuous comments about what she does with her body, but she believes he has a good heart and worth keeping around for now. In the trailer for the next episode, however, she's definitely upset and fearful about the state of things, and Luke P. is seen screaming at Garrett. Crying, she said this:
I don't know what to do. I've never been surrounded by like so much fighting. And I'm scared.
In the June 24 episode, like trailers indicated, Hannah was going to go naked bungee jumping with Garrett in Latvia, and Luke P. wasn't going to react well to the news. It wasn't because he was concerned for Hannah's safety, but because he didn't like the idea of her doing that with another man. Did Luke not realize the format of The Bachelorette before he signed on?
Luke took his time with Hannah after learning about the naked bungee jumping to weigh in on it, throwing around words like "bonehead" and suggesting that he wasn't sure he was comfortable with her meeting his family if she did things like that with another man. Understandably, Hannah was not thrilled about this, and neither were any of the other guys.
Of course, this is far from the first time Luke rubbed all the guys the wrong way and said something objectionable to Hannah, so it didn't come across as the final nail in his coffin. Later, though, the end seemed nigh for him when Hannah pulled him aside for a private talk about what he'd said to her.
This time, Hannah caught on to how Luke was trying to change what he'd said into something she wanted to hear. She was not accepting his attempts to alter history, and something tells me that his decision to apologize by saying "I'm sorry I was misunderstood" was not the way to go. The rest of the guys seemed pretty confident that surely Luke would be sent home this week, but nope! Dylan and Dustin got the axe. Luke is sticking around.