The Bachelorette Recap: Finding Love In the (N)ick of Time?

The Bachelorette Nick Viall

It wouldn’t be a season of The Bachelorette without a villain or two. (Plus a helicopter ride.) (Plus “The most dramatic rose ceremony in franchise history.”) But, as seen in Monday’s installment, Season 11 is introducing its bad guys in a slightly unconventional way.

See, the first three weeks of ABC’s reality series brought with ’em more than a few antagonists. How soon we’ve forgotten Ryan “How am I not raping you right now?” McDill, the overly aggressive Kupah James and even professional healer Tony Harris, who just wanted to go to the zoo.

But Kaitlyn has a knack for sending the schmucks home early, and now that a number of guys have packed their bags pre-rose ceremony, Monday’s episode shook things up by bringing in a villain of Bachelorettes past: Nick Viall. (You may remember him as one of Andi Dorfman’s suitors, who took the oh-so-classy route and announced to America — during the “After the Final Rose” special — that he and Andi slept together in the fantasy suite.)

We’ve compiled the highlights of Monday’s installment in the photo gallery below, including the guys’ reactions to Nick’s return, two theatrical group dates and a cameo from one of Chris Soules’ more memorable contestants.

Click through the gallery below for a recap of the episode — or click here for direct access! — then hit the comments with your thoughts!