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'Bachelorette' instant reaction: The guys get catty, hooray!

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Some true front-runners emerged, Ty played the guitar some more, Craig R. made yet another “Rated ____” pun, and much, much male flesh was shown thanks to a “sexy guy calendar” swimsuit shoot. (We also spent a lot of time admiring Ali’s abs.) But mostly, this week was about Craig M. and his hair vs. Jonathan the Weatherman and his insecurities. Which was just fine with us — at least for now.

The full recap will be up soon, but if you’ve already watched and want to weigh in on the fallout of The Bachelorette‘s first guy-on-guy smackdown of the season, read on after the jump for more. [SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you’ve already watched Monday’s Bachelorette premiere. Seriously.]

Frank, our favorite screenwriter who lives with his parents, killed it on the first one-on-one date of the season. His dubious employment played as free-spirited. His hyperactive humor came in handy as their car broke down mid-date. They kissed atop the Hollywood Hills. “I met a guy today who made me believe that everything I’m looking for is possible,” Ali voice-overed. And there was more making out and a rose for Frank.

The group date yielded a lot of dude insecurity about swimwear, a song from Ty (and thus a rose for Ty), and a revelation from Jonathan to Ali that Craig M. was “dangerous” after the latter’s relentless taunting in the house. “The amount I want a rose is equal to how much of a dick Craig M. is,” Jonathan told us. So, a lot.

Jesse — who is distinguished by his woodworking and his hotness and his tattoos and the interplay among those three factors — got to go to Vegas, which was good because it enabled us to see him in a variety of hot settings and hot outfits. (Ferrari, pool, swim trunks, suit.) Ali seemed like she really wanted to like him, presumably because he is so hot. He got a rose and some making out for his trouble.

The big choice of the night — Jonathan vs. Craig M. — came down in Jonathan’s, and, miraculously, our, favor. Craig M. was out after just two weeks of villainy, and we also lost the unmemorable Tyler V. and Chris H. in the process. My full recap will be up in a few hours, but let us know right now what you think now. Did all three of the date roses ring true for you? Did she make any mistakes this time? How psyched are you to be rid of Craig M. so soon?

Image Credit: Chris Chavira/ABC