SPOILER ALERT! This publish comprises particulars from Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette.

Charity Lawson formally made it via evening one on her journey to search out love. Now, with 19 males left, the true journey begins.

Episode 2 of The Bachelorette kicks off with the primary date of the season. It’s the one one-on-one of the week, and it goes to Aaron B. His jaw drops when Michael reads his title on the date card, however he’s clearly thrilled to get to know Charity higher.

When Charity arrives on the mansion to select him up, she guarantees the day shall be “legendary,” and she or he rapidly delivers when the pair stroll exterior to discover a cherry purple traditional Mustang sitting within the driveway — their trip for the date. All the lads are impressed as they watch Charity hop within the drivers seat and draw back.

Charity takes Aaron B. up into the Hollywood Hills to pop a bottle of champagne below the Hollywood signal. Whereas they picnic, she tells Aaron she was impressed to deliver him on the date when he advised her he regarded to his personal mother and father’ love story as a blueprint for his personal, as a result of she feels equally. It’s vital for her to search out somebody who needs to construct a robust basis in that method. After snuggling below the Hollywood signal, the pair get a little bit of unique entry, sneaking as much as get nearer to the well-known letters.

Later that evening, Charity and Aaron share a romantic dinner the place they get a bit deeper into their private lives. Aaron tells Charity about his household, and he additionally opens up a couple of earlier relationship, admitting that he wasn’t the perfect associate at the moment. Whereas he’s tried to work on himself and turn out to be a greater emotional assist, Aaron says he additionally had companions that will reap the benefits of his vulnerability. He’s hoping Charity, or any future associate, will turn out to be a “safe space” for him.

Charity tells Aaron about her personal earlier relationship and says that, whereas she and Zach weren’t meant for one another, he was in a position to assist her open her coronary heart once more after getting it damaged. Now, she’s searching for somebody to fulfill her the place she’s at in her journey to turning into the perfect model of herself.

It shouldn’t come as a shock that Charity gives Aaron a rose, which he accepts.

In the meantime, again on the mansion, the opposite males are already turning into the “right reasons” police, sigh. As they chat about what could be taking place throughout Charity’s one-on-one, they obtain a gaggle date card for Dotun, Tanner, Adrian, John, Caleb A., Caleb B., Kaleb Ok., Xavier, James, Aaron S., Sean, and Brayden.

Brayden may be very relieved to be on the date, since he’s anxious about shedding steam with Charity after receiving the primary impression rose. It’s beginning to turn out to be clear that, whereas Brayden’s true intentions aren’t fairly clear, he isn’t a fan favourite among the many different males within the mansion.

After an incredible one-on-one with Aaron B., Charity is attempting to shift her focus to the group date. She’s assembled the lads on the seashore, the place she says they’ll be having a reasonably chill day taking part in video games. They begin issues off with some soccer within the surf when hastily Jesse Palmer seems…which may solely imply one factor. There’s a contest afoot, and the lads shall be competing in a dodgeball recreation to make it to the cocktail social gathering with Charity. The shedding workforce is headed again to the mansion.

The pink workforce comes out on prime within the Better of 5 event, that means that Brayden, Xavier, John, Kaleb Ok., Caleb A., and James are headed to spend some extra time with Charity. However wait! Charity additionally has to decide on an MVP. She picks Adrian, that means he’s the lone individual from the inexperienced workforce who shall be headed to the cocktail social gathering.

Brayden is the primary one to steal Charity away for a dialog, and the 2 proceed to construct their connection. He appears fairly assured at this level that he’s her “number one pick.” Naturally, Brayden begins ruffling some feathers with the opposite males when he says he’s dissatisfied he didn’t get the one-on-one date after receiving the primary impression rose. He says he doesn’t need Charity’s first impression rose, he needs her time…yikes. It looks like Brayden is out to make some enemies, telling Adrian that he would have picked Caleb B. for MVP over him. It’s beginning to seem like it received’t be lengthy earlier than somebody lets Charity in on Brayden’s feedback.

However Adrian chooses to maintain their time about them, as a result of he’s bought larger fish to fry. He tells Charity about his daughter and the way exhausting it has been to depart her behind for the present. However, he does finish their dialog by telling Charity that among the males may not be taking this expertise too significantly. She briefly brings it up with the group, simply to allow them to know that she is on this to search out her individual.

She then gives the group date rose to John, who accepts wholeheartedly.

James, who we haven’t seen a lot from this date, lastly speaks up in a confessional to say that he doesn’t assume Charity’s warning applies to him however it undoubtedly indicators hassle. With the rose on his lapel, John means that whoever is treating this expertise like a recreation must be weeded out. Adrian thinks persons are messing round too. Nobody is keen to level fingers — a minimum of not but.

There’s one group date left, and Charity is a bit of on edge after how the final one ended. She meets Joey, Warwick, Michael, John Henry, Josh, and Spencer at a park in downtown L.A. to kick off the day with a particular shock from former Bachelorettes Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia. The ladies are stunning Charity with the plans for the group date, which entails an viewers of some type.

When the lads arrive, they be taught they’ll have the chance to interrupt the document for the longest kiss in Bachelor Nation historical past (with Charity, after all). The document time is 3 minutes and 24 seconds, beforehand set by none apart from Sean Lowe. However first, they’ll need to reply just a few questions to assist Charity decide who she needs to interrupt the document with.

Charity is finally impressed by Joey. In entrance of a crowd, the 2 break Bachelor Nation historical past with a kiss that lasts a whopping 4 minutes and 25 seconds. The opposite males are clearly distraught after witnessing that kiss, and Gabby and Rachel rub salt within the wound after they announce that Joey may also get to spend one-on-one time with Charity later that evening.

When the lads return to the mansion with their tails between their legs, their retelling of the date sparks much more controversy. Brayden is indignant that the date ever occurred, as a result of he feels the others (and someway himself) by the group date. He says he’s packing his luggage and isn’t certain he can hold relationship Charity.

Joey is stoked to have this time with Charity, as a result of he has the possibility to open up extra about how his mother and father’ divorce formed his upbringing and his perspective on love. His mother and father separated as a result of his dad got here out as homosexual, and he’s been inspired by the love they nonetheless have for one another as they continued to lift their youngsters collectively. Charity gives Joey a rose, and he accepts.

The subsequent morning, the lads are getting ready for the rose ceremony. Brayden remains to be round, a minimum of for now. However he says that he has “a lot to talk to Charity about” and is ready to depart if his wants aren’t met.

In lieu of a cocktail social gathering, Charity has opted for a daytime barbecue. A lot of the males are merely attempting to catch a couple of minutes of Charity’s undivided consideration earlier than she palms out the roses, however Brayden needs to make his intentions very clear. He ultimately pulls her apart and tells her that he thinks the group date that he wasn’t on was disrespectful. Charity says she didn’t imply to disrespect, and that appears to be sufficient for Brayden.

Adrian stirs the pot a bit extra by lastly naming names, letting Charity know that Brayden was invalidating Josh’s ideas on the group date, which he thought was immature. He didn’t mince his phrases the best way that Brayden did when he spoke together with her, claiming that Brayden referred to as her classless. Naturally, she’s not joyful about that.

Charity leaves the barbecue after listening to that data, and Jesse places an finish to the social gathering. All the lads are fairly upset with Adrian for talking up moderately than preserving the peace. At this level, the group needs each males gone.

On the rose ceremony, Charity gives roses to Dotun, Tanner, Caleb B., Warwick, Michael, Sean, Xavier, Aaron S., James, Adrian and Brayden. Keep in mind, John, Aaron B., and Joey have already got roses. Meaning Caleb A., Kaleb Ok., John Henry, Josh, and Spencer went dwelling.

The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.