Once a year, the men come together in their second-best outfits (because the best outfits are for Rachel) and take the stage one final time to get emotional, rowdy, and usually kind of embarrassing. It’s the time when guys who didn’t speak at all suddenly have things to say.

How do you solve a problem like DeMario?

Oh, Demario. God knows his biggest asset would be to stop talking, but when asked about his potential on-again-off-again-in-the-gym relationship with Lexi, he blows it off before comparing it to President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship. Of course, Demario is no stranger to the limelight following his scandalous season, as well as that great video of him summoning the incomparable Britney. But the reunion tried to stay away from The Bachelor in Paradise and the controversy surrounding his on-camera issues with Corrine Olympios.

Race and ‘The Bachelorette’

The men took no time to jump in and address the big, often-forced, racist elephant in the room. Kenny jumped in early admitting, “If you’re tired of hearing about it, I’m sick of living it.” At the end, the team seemed to rally around Kenny and point out all the problems with Lee, but in a candid way — it’s a bit on the nose though. The use of the word “aggressive” and how that fits into systemic racism? It’s a bit over The Bachelorette’s head.

Catch and release

Though the moment was fleeting, when Rachel pulled Dean onto the couch to discuss his surprise elimination in the final four, he questioned why she let him go if she supposedly loved him. In that moment, she said that she did love him before correcting herself and saying, “I was falling in love with you.” It was a heartbreaking moment that highlights why saying goodbye to Dean was so hard to do in the first place.

Et tweet, Brute?

By the time Lee is pulled onto the couch, it all feels a little…