One of Katie Thurston’s suitors took a huge fall from grace. On the episode airing August 2, Greg Grippo seemingly quit the show after an argument with Katie. It’s unclear if he made his final exit or if he will have more to say on the upcoming season finale. Why do fans accuse Greg of “gaslighting” Katie? Does she agree with them? See her shady reaction as the drama played out.
Katie Thurston’s Season Winding Down – Most Dramatic Ever?
Every season, the promo claims it’s the most dramatic season ever of The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Katie Thurston has teased that her season ends like no other season ever has. The second-to-last episode in Katie’s season amped up the dramatic factor big time!
Fans thought Michael A. leaving the show for his son was heartbreaking, but they were in store for more tears and heartbreak. Greg Grippo has been a fan-favorite since the beginning. In fact, some fans had him down as the final rose pick. That all seemed to go up in smoke on the August 2nd episode. What happened?
Greg Grippo Unravels
There have been rumors online for months that Greg Grippo is on the show for fame. However, nothing that happened on-screen ever gave off red flags. That’s why what went down on the latest episode took viewers by surprise. The episode started off with Greg expressing his unease over Katie’s hometown date with Blake Moynes.
After his own hometown date, the wheels came off for Greg. He didn’t understand why Katie wouldn’t respond when he told her he was falling in love with her. For her part, Katie made a vow to herself not to drop the l-word to any of her suitors except the last man standing.
In an unconventional move, Greg went to Katie’s suite to get clarification on where they stood. When Katie again didn’t respond the way he wanted, Greg said he was quitting the show. We didn’t actually see him leave yet, so there’s a chance he’ll appear on the season finale.
Kaitlyn Bristowe went to Katie’s room to comfort her. When asked what she wanted to happen, Katie said she wanted to go home. Fans will have to tune in on August 9th to see how the season ends.
Did Katie Thurston Just Accuse Greg of ‘Gaslighting’ Her?
Many fans of the show were taken aback by Greg’s behavior. His outburst showed major red flags and Twitter exploded with accusations that he was ‘gaslighting’ Katie.
He was gaslighting you, blaming you, turning things around. If he walks away now when things are difficult ultimately, he would walk away again & again. You dodged a dysfunctional relationship- not evident until the last 20 minutes. Also, he may benefit from grief & loss work.— Jessica Martz (@Counselor_Martz) August 3, 2021
It seems that Katie might agree that Greg’s behavior was toxic. She took to her Instagram shortly after the episode aired to share a meme. “So you want to talk about gaslighting,” the post said. Katie didn’t elaborate on what she meant, but the timing made fans think she was implying Greg was gaslighting her during their argument.
Fans are divided over the fight. Was Katie cold, like Greg said? Or was Greg being manipulative? Let us know what you think about the Katie/Greg situation.
Don’t miss the dramatic conclusion to The Bachelorette on Monday, August 9. Season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise premieres on Monday, August 16.
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