THE Bachelorette Michelle Young SLAMMED Martin Gelbspan for "defending" villain Jamie Skaar.

On last week's show, the Minnesota schoolteacher sent home this season's "villain" Jamie Skaar for "lying" about her relationship with Joe Coleman.

Following the drama, Martin proceeded to defend Jamie to Michelle's face – which she appeared offended by.

She confronted him for the remarks, to which Martin blamed his "bluntness" on childhood trauma, including not learning how to communicate properly.

Although she seemed skeptical for a moment, she ultimately gave Martin a rose.

Last week, in addition to sending Jamie home, the brunette beauty also said goodbye to Peter, Spencer, LT, and Mollique.

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    Fans were NOT buying that Michelle and Rick happened to stumble upon a wish box in the woods that had specific details directed towards the pair.

    Many viewers accused producers of planting the prop – which they are often known to do throughout the episodes.

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    Michelle and Rick had their first one-on-one date by escaping the Palm Springs heat to head up to the mountains.

    They took a trolley cart up to the top of a mountain to be "in tune with nature."

    They stumbled upon a wish box, which asked hikers to write down a wish and leave it in a wooden box that's sitting on the trail.

    After chatting about what to wish for, Michelle and Rick wrote down they wish to "find love by having the hard conversations."

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    Michelle opened up to the various men about how they did not give her the attention she wanted during their group date.

    They all were upset by their actions and vowed to do better, with Olu even breaking down in tears over the subject.

    Olu got emotional again talking to Michelle, saying as they both cried: "What you said reminded me of my sisters.

    "Being that girl that's isolated and not feeling love. Me being that male figure in my sisters life, having to uplift them and tell them you're beautiful. You can do anything."

    He ended by adding: "I appreciate you, I really do. You're a strong woman."

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    Attempting to explain her thoughts, Michelle sat down with Kaitlyn for an emotional chat.

    Michelle began crying as she opened up about where she is coming from: "Growing up as the only Black girl in my class, I always felt like I was looked over.

    "And I thought this need to feel seen would go away but it's obviously affecting how I'm feeling."

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    As Michelle continues to say she is "hurt" by the men "not making small moments" as she is "standing alone," viewers bashed the lead for being "needy."

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    'I'M HURT'

    Michelle appeared to have a bad night with her fellas, as she repeatedly felt "hurt" by their actions.

    Throughout the group date, the men mingled with each other and looked to have a fun time however, they hardly paid any attention to Michelle.

    She continued to complain in confessionals about how she's learning that "not feeling seen" is "very hurtful" to her.

    As she is standing around the set, the men who won the Teddy Bear Takedown challenge jumped on the bed to celebrate with each other – as Michelle is left looking lonely and confused.

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    The next slumber party event was dubbed the "teddy bear takedown."

    The event required two men to fight for their chance to spend more time with Michelle by brawling with giant teddy bears.

    Between the duo, one winner from each match will get their time extended with Michelle, with the losing team having to head back home.

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    Tonight's group date was slumber party themed with the night starting off rocky.

    Michelle was upset as she wanted "intimate moments" with the group so she could get to know them more.

    However, the date took a turn when the a large curtain dropped which revealed the famous WWE sisters, the Bella Twins, having a pillow fight on the bed.

    Seeing Nikki and Brie Bella fighting made Michelle tense up, as she admitted this was "not the best day" for this specific activity with all the drama going on in the house.

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    Despite Martin's controversial comments about Jamie, Michelle decided to continue their relationship and gave him a rose.

    Fans were confused as Michelle had typically shown little to no tolerance with "red flags" the men have shown.

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    After Martin made questionable comments towards Michelle about Jamie, she attempted to get clarity on why he was defending someone who insulted her.

    Martin blamed his comments about Jamie on childhood trauma and his inability to communicate properly – which Michelle appeared to warm up to.

    However, fans were furious with his comments and advised Michelle to eliminate the suitor.

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    Following their one-on-one date racing, Michelle and Martin got cozy in a jacuzzi that was right on the car track.

    As they were soaking in the tub, Martin appeared to offend Michelle as he went on about how he could "see" where villain Jamie was coming from before he was eliminated last week.

    She defended her behavior to him, saying: "I'm a strong woman. And only he and I know what was in that conversation."

    "I'm not sure if he's defending him or why he's talking about this right now," she said in a confessional.

    A commercial break spliced the tension but it is unclear if Martin will get a rose and see another day on the Bachelorette.

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    Michelle chose Martin to go on her first one-on-one date of tonight's episode.

    The bleached-haired contestant and the schoolteacher headed to the BMW race track to do donuts in their luxury sports cars.

    After getting their need for speed fulfilled, the pair shared a passionate kiss by their vehicles.

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    Many members of Bachelor Nation is still upset over Clayton Echard being chosen as the next lead of the show.

    Fans are furious out of all of the men on Michelle Young's season, they went with the footballer for the next Bachelor.

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    Michelle started off tonight's episode by getting a heart-to-heart from host and former Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe.

    The current ABC lead admitted despite wanting to "put walls up" following last week's drama with the men, she is going to continue to "push" herself.

    "I can't wait to see what this week has in store," she said with a big smile.

    This week will see one group date and for the first time this season, TWO one-on-one's.

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    According to Reality Steve, Young's season was filmed in Palm Springs, California.

    While the exact location of the filming is unknown, Steve revealed that he does not believe that it takes place at La Quinta, where Clare Crawley and Tayshia Adams’ season was filmed last year.

    Part of this season was also filmed in Minnesota.

    Steve revealed that for most of August 2021, Young's season was filmed at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis.

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