Business developer Kiptyn Locke will compete with technology consultant Ed Swiderski to win Jillian Harris' heart.
Two guys are left standing on the Monday, July 13 episode of "The Bachelorette". Jillian Harris has picked two out of three guys who will potentially be her partner for life, Ed Swiderski and Kiptyn Locke. Going home the third place is Reid Rosenthal who makes Jillian laugh but isn't "at the same place of life" as her.
Ed is the guy who left in the fifth week to pursue his career but was back two weeks later to pursue Jillian's heart. Because he missed a lot of time with Jillian compared to the other guys, Ed flew in his parents to meet Jillian. The bachelorette was surprised by the visit but quickly adjusted to the family as his father confessed that Ed never poured out his feeling like that before. Ed then told his father, "I swear that I would get engaged if she picked me. Honestly. I just have to pull the trigger."
During his one-on-one date with Jillian, Kiptyn made the impression that he was not ready to commit. She also had a 10% doubt about him, that was why they went for an adventurous date where trust issues were tested. Despite the date, Kiptyn admitted that he is indeed the typical "one foot in, and one foot out" kind of guy. Jillian was also worried by the fact that Kiptyn was always the dumper, not the dumpee.
Before the rose ceremony, Jillian told host Chris Harrison that she may have fallen in love with more than one man. Each of the guys then left a video message for her as consideration. Ed uttered "I love you" and said that he will show her that he was the only guy who would commit to her. Kiptyn meanwhile, said that it's been an amazing ride and believed that they are at the beginning of a great relationship. "Let's do this," Kiptyn said on the video.
Deliberating her decision, Jillian told the three guys she was falling for all of them. But she pulled Ed to the side before giving out any rose, telling him that she was concerned about the chemistry between them. Ed told her there are external reasons that made him behave that way but he assured her that she need not to worry. After a significant long pause, Jillian gave the first rose to Kiptyn. She then handed out the second one to Ed with the reason that Reid seemed to be the guy who won't make the sacrifices that she made.
Next week, the men that participated this season will reunite in the episode "Men Tell All", plus fans of the show will find out the latest development about recent "The Bachelor" couple, Jason and Molly. Then on the July 27 episode, Jillian will find out whether any of the two final men will propose to her or not.