SPOILER ALERT! This submit comprises particulars from Thursday’s episode of ABC‘s The Golden Bachelor.

Tensions are rising throughout Week 3 of The Golden Bachelor.

With 12 girls remaining, all of whom are starting to really feel that they’re forming actual connections with Gerry, it was solely a matter of time earlier than a tinge of jealousy made its means into the Agoura Hills mansion.

Thursday’s episode opens on a somber observe, with Gerry sitting outdoors the mansion crying. It’s not instantly clear what’s made him so emotional, however it does trace that maybe the happy-go-lucky nature of the primary two episodes will now not be the case shifting ahead.

As the ladies put together for a brand new week, Leslie mentions that they’re nonetheless very a lot targeted on “camaraderie,” however in addition they have realized that they could must preserve a ways between one another to guard their very own emotions. Effectively, not everybody agrees with that sentiment apparently.

The women of ASKN (April, Susan, Kathy and Nancy) have shaped an alliance of kinds. Or, on the very least, given themselves an outlet for some good ol’ common gossip periods. Their motto is in case you’re askin’, they’re tellin’.

What may presumably go improper there?

Jesse arrives on the mansion to let the women know they’ve all been invited to a bunch date with Gerry. They’ll be performing in a expertise present in entrance of a dwell viewers — in order that they higher be prepared to point out off their expertise! Former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe is there to hitch Gerry and Jesse on the judges desk. Whoever wins will get a particular one-on-one dinner with Gerry later that evening.

Sandra tells jokes. Susan does karate. Ellen says her expertise is instructing intercourse schooling to center schoolers. A number of girls exhibit their singing and dancing expertise. However in the end, Gerry chooses Joan for the one-on-one after she recites a candy, unassuming poem for him about their first few interactions collectively.

Joan definitely didn’t count on to win, contemplating her efficiency was one of many least flashy of the bunch. However, she’s able to make a long-lasting impression on Gerry.

And that she does. The pair get pleasure from a romantic dinner collectively the place she shares that, like Gerry, she additionally misplaced her partner. It’s been simply over two years, and she or he lastly feels able to open her coronary heart to like once more. She additionally shares that taking the leap to come back on the present was tough, particularly as a result of it meant leaving her postpartum daughter at dwelling. Gerry doesn’t hesitate to supply Joan a rose.

Sadly, their journey is short-lived. Joan wakes up the following morning to a message from her household, and it appears her daughter is basically struggling. As Gerry arrives on the mansion for one more date, Joan intercepts to let him know she’ll be leaving instantly.

Now we all know why Gerry was crying. It shouldn’t be shocking that Gerry is extremely understanding of Joan’s circumstances, however he turns into fairly emotional as he tells her how upset he’s that they gained’t be capable of discover their connection additional.

Whereas Gerry takes a while to regroup, clothier Michael Costello whisks Ellen away to prepare for a one-on-one date with Gerry. He attire her to the nines and sends her off for a romantic picnic with Gerry. The pair share a glass of champagne, and Ellen dives proper in with the intense questions. What was Gerry’s marriage ceremony like?

He remembers his marriage ceremony fondly, although he explains that he and his spouse didn’t have a lot cash and couldn’t afford a honeymoon. He volleys one other exhausting hitting query proper again. How did Ellen meet her husband? Seems, they have been kids at camp.

Gerry surprises Ellen with a fantastic pair of earrings to finish her outfit, however she is of course rather more excited when he presents her a rose.

These one-hour episodes are beginning to really feel awfully quick. Earlier than you realize it, it’s time for the cocktail social gathering. That is the place issues get a little bit furry.

It seems that Kathy has been feeling a bit threatened by a few of Teresa’s feedback about her reference to Gerry. She thinks Teresa is being boastful, which she mentions to a number of the different girls. April takes it upon herself to discreetly stick up for Kathy, telling the opposite girls that she thinks everybody ought to preserve their intimate moments with Gerry to themselves. Effectively, Teresa senses this can be about her, so she confronts April.

April is fast to wipe her palms clear of the state of affairs, letting Teresa know that she was solely making an attempt to defend Kathy. Earlier than Teresa can converse to Kathy herself, Kathy is already confiding in Gerry in regards to the tough time she’s been having. To her credit score, she doesn’t title names, even after Gerry asks her to.

To cheer her up, Gerry presents Kathy a rose, which she fortunately accepts. When she returns, Teresa lastly pulls Kathy apart to have a dialog, however it actually doesn’t go nicely. Kathy explains how she feels, and she or he doesn’t let Teresa off the hook when she insists she had no intention of creating anybody really feel threatened. Kathy isn’t positive whether or not she’s being trustworthy, however both means she thinks Teresa must be extra conscious.

Teresa leaves the dialog in tears. As Religion is reassuring her, Gerry finds the 2 girls in one of many bedrooms and tries to resolve the state of affairs. Nevertheless, as soon as he finds out that it was Teresa that Kathy had an issue with, he’s a bit off put. He thought he had an awesome reference to Teresa, however he’s now questioning whether or not she’s been real or whether or not she actually is being considerably imply to the opposite girls in the home.

He leaves that dialog a bit confused, however he doesn’t have a lot time to type via his emotions as a result of it’s time for the rose ceremony. Solely two girls go dwelling, since Joan already self-eliminated.

Gerry presents roses to Religion, Sandra, Leslie, Nancy, Susan, April and (shock!) Teresa. Meaning Edith and Christina have been despatched dwelling. Keep in mind, Kathy and Ellen have already got roses.

You’d assume all’s nicely that ends nicely, however that’s not fairly the case. As Gerry is saying his goodbyes, Kathy and Teresa strike up a dialog the place Teresa lets it slip that Gerry comforted her in her bed room. Kathy goes on the offensive, explaining that is precisely the kind of data she thinks Teresa needs to be protecting to herself.

Appears like this pressure isn’t getting higher any time quickly.

The Golden Bachelor airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.