On Monday's "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All" Wes and Reid were missing. Reid, who made it to the final three before being eliminated, had "a prior engagement." No excuse was given for Wes, the controversial singer who admitted he had a girlfriend when he appeared on the show.
Could Reid's prior engagement be appearing on next week's season finale? Rumors are circulating that Reid will return to the final episode to reveal his love for Bachelorette Jillian Harris.
As usual, the final two bachelors, Kiptyn, a 31-year-old California business developer and Ed, a 29-year-old technology consultant from Chicago, also didn't appear on the show.
Jillian answered questions from host Chris Harrison, the mostly female audience and the eliminated bachelors. Jillian said it was very difficult for her to say goodbye to Reid and both Mikes. She told Jake that she had to let him go before the hometown date because she didn't want to string him along. To Tanner P., who was fascinated with Jillian's feet, she said "my foot self esteem has been through the roof lately."
When asked about Wes, Jillian said "in hindsight I wish I would have let him go earlier."
Host Chris tried to decode the often-discussed "man code." Juan didn't get it. Tanner P. broke it. The women in the audience were confused by it. Juan's desire to not drink was apparently a violation of man code. Tanner P. violated the code when he told Jillian that one of the "bachelors" wasn't single.
David, the man-code enforcer, faced some tough questions when he was in the "hot seat" answering questions from Chris. At first David defended his actions, but when the female audience booed him for pawing at Jillian and talking about her hot behind, David said "maybe I'm off base." His realization didn't last long. A few minutes later he told Jake "you cried like a little girl."
When Jake had his turn in the hot seat he said he didn't regret telling Jillian that Wes had a girlfriend. "I would do it all over again," Jake said. Most of the other bachelors disagreed with Jake. Jesse told Jake that he should have let Jillian make up her own mind. When asked by an audience member if he'd consider being the next "Bachelor," Jake said "it would be an honor."
Viewers were also treated to a new phrase, "pulling a Mesnick." Tanner F. explained that was when a guy leans over a hotel rail and cries. The move is named for last season's "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick who wasn't afraid to let his emotions show. Jake "pulled a Mesnick" this season after telling Jillian about Wes having a girlfriend.
Viewers were shown several scenes that were cut from previous episodes including Harlem Globetrotter Special K's relationship advice, an evening with drunk Ed, Reid's horrible hula dancing in Hawaii and Kiptyn's charity work.
The show also caught up with Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney. Last season, Jason gave the final rose to Melissa Rycroft before dumping her on "After the Final Rose" and asking Molly for another chance. Melissa was then chosen to be on "Dancing with the Stars," where she made it to the final three. She's now a contributor to "Good Morning America" and engaged to Dallas insurance agent Tye Strickland.
Jason and Molly appeared together on Monday's show. They say they're happy together and moving forward with their relationship.
"I would marry Jason tomorrow," Molly said.
"For sure we're going to get married," Jason said. The next step is for Molly to move to Seattle to be with Jason and his son Ty.
Eliminated last week:
Reid, a 30-year-old real estate agent from Philadelphia.
Eliminated the eighth week:
Wes, the Texas musician. On his limo ride away from the show, he congratulated himself on being the first guy to make it to the top four of "The Bachelorette" with a girlfriend.
Eliminated the seventh week:
Jesse, a 27-year-old wine maker from California
Michael, a 25-year-old New York break-dancing instructor
Eliminated the sixth week:
Jake, a 31-year-old pilot from Dallas
Tanner P., a 30-year-old Dallas financial analyst with a foot fetish
Robby, a bartender
Eliminated the fifth week:
Mark, a 26-year-old pizza shop owner from Denver
Ed withdrew from the show, but later returned.
Eliminated the fourth week:
Mike, a 28-year-old New York baseball camp owner
Juan, a 35-year-old California contractor who's originally from Argentina
David, a 27-year-old trucking contractor from Ohio
Eliminated the third week:
Tanner F., a 28-year-old from Denver
Brad, a 27-year-old from Chicago
Sasha, a 27-year-old Texas oilman
Eliminated the second week:
Mathue, a 26-year-old personal trainer from Kansas
Simon, a 26-year-old Baltimore soccer coach, is originally from Yorkshire, England.
Brian, a 32-year-old IT consultant from Atlanta, who jumped in the pool naked at the cocktail party before the rose ceremony. "I guess she didn't like what she saw," he joked.
Julien, a 34-year-old restaurant owner from San Diego
Sent home the first week:
Bryan, a 28-year-old Dallas high school teacher and coach
John P. from Indiana who liked that she called herself a "polished hick"
John H., from Idaho, confessed he was only on the show because Jillian was chosen as the Bachelorette
Kyle, a 26-year-old graphic artist from New York
Adam, a 27-year-old California cyclist
Stephen, a 30-year-old New York lawyer
Caleb, a 27-year-old from Nashville
Josh, a 25-year-old lifeguard from California
Greg, a 31-year-old entrepreneur from Arizona
Bryce, a 31-year-old furniture dealer from Florida