Zach and Rachel connect their childhood memories as they have one of the dreamiest dates in “The Bachelor” history
Rachel Recchia and Gabby Windey had two more single dates in episode 3 of season 19 of The Bachelorette. Rachel chooses Zach Shallcross for her second singles date of the season, and their private screening gets super emotional.
Rachel has had a crush on the 25-year-old from Anaheim, California since day one. Zach is the only Austinite competing this season. During the week 2 cocktail party, Rachel and Zach made out at miniature golf. Rachel saw a connection developing and decided to pursue it. Tonight’s July 25 episode featured a date from a movie within a movie!
Rachel’s red carpet date with Zach was planned by Queer Eyes Karamo, and the two attended a film premiere in a dress and tuxedo, kissed and posed for photographers. “We felt like movie stars,” Zach added. “She was gorgeous as always.” They walked into an empty movie theater save for some popcorn and chocolates, only to discover a letter imploring them to see a movie called “Me & You.” As the pair viewed a compilation of each other’s childhood pictures, pianist Matt White provided the musical accompaniment – while tears welled their eyes.
Afterwards, Rachel and Zach sat in the Silent Theater and continued to tell stories from their childhood. They understood that both their fathers had a great love for aviation. Rachel said, “I feel like I’ve already spent weeks with you.” Then Zach remarked, “I think Rachel will be my wife-to-be.” and said, “That was one of the best nights of my life.” After that, they entered they took the stage and slowly began to dance to the piano music. Rachel then presented him with a rose, which he happily accepted.
As much as fans are enjoying how the duo bonded and how the date went, some are wondering if this is a long-term relationship or if either of them will be heartbroken. One fan pointed out how their relationship felt forced: “I want to like Zach for Rachel, but something about him seems disingenuous or forced. #TheBachelorette.”
Some are already predicting when things won’t work out between the two: “It’s going to be a tough episode to watch with Zach breaking her heart #TheBachelorette.”
Others opined that Zach had nothing to give during the date: “Not that I fall asleep every time Zach talks about #TheBachelorette.”
One fan reckons Zach can’t be trusted for Rachel: “Both Zach and Erich have ‘don’t trust that man’ faces #TheBachelorette.”
Another fan quipped how Zach had a hard time finding words while they indulged: “Zach is trying to think of something to say on this soundbad date #TheBachelorette.”
One fan felt that this could be a set up as it’s still very early for a date like this: “So clearly the producers want us to love the Zach and Rachel story (and we do). Which got me thinking… what’s happening to Zach?!? ! #The Bachelorette.”
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