That's the word most of America uttered Monday night when Bachelorette Ashley Hebert came face-to-face with Bentley Williams three weeks after he abruptly left the series, finding out that she indeed had been duped.
When host Chris Harrison announced to Hebert that Williams, 28, had flown halfway around the world to Hong Kong to have an in-person meeting, the bachelorette was stunned, but quickly leapt at the chance to get the closure she so desperately craved.
"I still feel the same way I did when he left: really excited [to see] if there was potential or if he felt the same way," Hebert, 26, said before meeting up with Williams, who left the series June 6 telling Hebert he wanted to be with his daughter, but secretly wishing the Bachelorette had been Emily Maynard instead. "There's a good chance I could go in and get hurt, but that risk is worth it because I need to get to a place where I can be happy."
Hoping Williams would admit his exit was a mistake, Hebert put on a brave face to confront the man she never stopped having feelings for.
"If you came here for the same reasons [former contestant] Michelle Money told me, then you would run with that and have fun with it and [not] leave me with the 'dot-dot-dot,' leaving me wanting you," an angry Hebert told Williams. "If that's what you wanted, mission accomplished. Mission a-f–king-complished. I thought you respected me enough as a human being to give me the closure that I needed if you were going to leave me at that point and you didn't. And that sucked."
"I feel like where you're at in this whole journey and process, maybe we should call it a period," Williams deadpanned in reply.
After their meeting, Hebert had harsher words for her ex-suitor. "I cannot believe I wasted so much time on Bentley," she said, addressing the camera during a confessional segment. "He's such a player. He disrespected me to the core and I don't understand what I did to deserve this. Bentley, if you're watching this, f–k you, I'm done with you."
And as if her surprise encounter with Williams wasn't enough, Hebert still had a handful of other guys to tend to during her time in Hong Kong. During the episode's cocktail party, Hebert attempted to be honest with her remaining suitors, and opened up to them about Williams' return.
Unfortunately for Hebert, it turned out that honesty wasn't the best policy. In fact, it resulted in the guys turning against her and Ryan "Mickey" McLean quitting the series.
"You lied to us," McLean seethed. "I just don't see what the hell you saw in that guy. I thought we had a lot in common, but if that's what you're looking for, send me home. I'm just not interested."
In the end, Hebert asked McLean to leave on his own accord rather than sending him home. Instead, Hebert sent dentist Blake Julien packing.
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