Monday night The Bachelorette was back after a brief break for Independence Day.
With James so popular on social media, however, this might not be the last we see of him.
When the time came for JoJo to hand out the final rose to either Alex or James Taylor, JoJo bolted from the ceremony. A tearful JoJo said James touched her heart and she wanted him to find the flawless girl.
Oddly enough, we're pretty sure this gaucho uniform helped his cause. They both got second one-on-ones with JoJo: Jordan a day of grape crushing and wine tasting in Mendoza, Argentina; Luke a day of horse riding and skeet shooting in Canuelas. That evening, Alex tells JoJo that he loves her. And, they gave it rave reviews.
While he was on his one-on-one date with JoJo, the other men spoke about Jordan having access to Super Bowl tickets as something that might sway JoJo's attention from them, who can't offer glitzy date possibilities.
Back at the bachelor headquarters, the remaining men discussed Jordan's qualities and their belief that the only reason the former quarterback has led the bachelor pack all season long is because his older brother is Aaron Rodgers, (the Green Bay Packers quarterback, ). "It's the way he's chosen to do life", Jordan said, adding that he doesn't have hard feelings for Aaron.
"I chose to stay close with my family and my parents and my brother, and, um, yeah, it's just - it's not ideal", Jordan continued.
"I wasn't expecting this to happen", Alex said in utter shock, as the bachelorette escorted him towards the first muddy vehicle able to drive him away from her. "I don't know what I'm doing", she wailed to the cameras, saying she should have let him go before his declaration of love. JoJo asked, after which Jordan admitted he doesn't even know, since they don't speak.
And Jordan as well.
"Jordan doesn't have a relationship with his brother, Aaron", JoJo says in the preview, "but I didn't realize this wound was as deep as it is, and so now I'm nervous".
Things got weird at the group date with Chase, James, and Robby, and because of inclement weather (it was pouring rain), their outdoor plans got canceled (boo!), and the four holed up in a big hotel suite and had a totally-not-weird group slumber party.
Who is Robby Hayes on The Bachelorette and who is his ex-girlfriend Hope? "I know that Robby thinks that he's got this, but I just need to shake this up". Jordan's fellow contestants have rightly speculated that they have no chance against a guy who looked like a Snapchat face-swap of them but had way more money, fame, and influence.
James was determined to score the group date rose, but his tactics were questionable: stuffing as many French fries as he could into his mouth and tattling - repeatedly - about Robby supposedly checking out other women on the street, which Robby denied.