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The Bachelorette: What Happened Between Ed and Chasen?

Ed and Chasen Definitely Brought the Ridiculous Drama on The Bachelorette This Week

THE BACHELORETTE - 1606  Its game on! when Ashley I. and Jared pay a special visit to Tayshia, running and judging a competition to test the strength and maturity of eight of her suitors. Who will win the coveted title, and who will struggle to the finish line? Dramatic faceoffs between the men prove a distraction, but the Bachelorette manages to squeeze in some romance. Refusing to give up, two hotheaded rivals try to pull Tayshia into the fray right before the rose ceremony. A group of the guys will be coached by former four-time Womens Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Amy Dumas and current undefeated UFC fighter Tatiana Suarez through wrestling drills to prepare for a big match in front of the men not on the date. Fan-favorite Wells Adams calls the wild action with Chris Harrison. Who will fight for Tayshias heart and emerge victoriously? Finally, one smooth move will cement a bachelors status as public enemy number one with the other jealous men on The Bachelorette, TUESDAY, NOV. 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on ABC (ABC/Craig Sjodin)TAYSHIA ADAMS, CHASEN

The Bachelorette is used to tons of drama between the guys, but Tuesday night's episode really took things to a new level of petty between Ed and Chasen. Trying to recap this drama really is an exercise in identifying schoolyard name-calling with a dash of The Bachelorette's patented "not here for the right reasons" accusations, so let's get to it.

The actual reason for Chasen and Ed's beef really is never quite made clear; it comes across like they just don't like each other. Following a group date, Ed seems convinced that Chasen is a "fraud and phony . . . [spinning] a web of deceit," as he colorfully puts it. Bennett certainly doesn't help matters by trying to call Chasen out, which then results in Chasen's hilariously juvenile rebuttal: insulting Ed for having "chicken legs." Of course, Ed's next move is to complain directly to Tayshia and confide to her that he doesn't think Chasen is . . . you guessed it, "here for the right reasons."

"I just want to make sure that whoever you choose out of the guys here is someone who's genuinely here for the right reasons and not for the Instagram followers," Ed tells Tayshia, warning her that he thinks Chasen isn't the real deal. The rest of the confrontation goes about how you'd expect: Tayshia asks Chasen about the accusations, Chasen swears he's for real, and he and Ed start yelling at each other again. They only stop when the group date is ended by Tayshia giving out the rose for the date.

The next night, though, Chasen is ready to throw down again. "I was very close to bringing my inner wolverine out last night because of what happened with Ed," Chasen tells the camera. "I'm going to address it tonight in front of all the gentlemen and squash it." Ed gets to Tayshia first, complaining again about Chasen's behavior. This time, when Tayshia pulls Chasen aside, she makes it clear she's had enough, telling him, "This stuff is so petty to me." It seems to be a wakeup call for Chasen, who apologizes for being aggressive to Ed. Although Ed doesn't seem willing to accept the apology, they at least don't start another fight.

It's not over yet, though! The next group date — which also includes both Ed and Chasen — is a literal wrestling match. Ed's savvy enough to realize right away that the producers are going to pair him up with Chasen to capitalize on the previous drama. Instead, he withdraws from the "tournament," explaining that his shoulders chronically dislocate and he doesn't want to risk injury. The visual of these two rivals literally fighting it out in a wrestling ring never comes to be, but the high drama doesn't seem likely to end anytime soon!

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