July 6, 2021 | 9:55am
“Bachelorette” Katie Thurston shocked fans when she presented Hunter Montgomery with the group date rose.
Every rose has its thorn.
“Bachelorette” fans were left scratching their heads after Katie Thurston gave Hunter Montgomery the group date rose on Monday night’s episode following a tense sports match that left contestant Michael Allio injured.
“Me trying to figure out how Hunter got the rose #bachelorette,” one person wrote on social media along with a meme of a woman trying to solve a math problem.
“Hunter needs to go,” another fan declared alongside a photo of Kermit the Frog reading a book titled “How To Slap Someone Through the Internet.”
Others jokingly compared Montgomery to Taylor Lautner’s “Twilight” character, Jacob — who is a wolf.
“live footage of hunter on the group date,” one fan tweeted along with a clip of Jacob turning into a wolf.
Another joked, “I’m worried hunter already imprinted on Katie.”
Some fans said they thought Hunter came off as aggressive and took the tackling too far while the guys played a mashup game of rugby and basketball. Thurston ultimately called the competition early after Allio got hurt.
But Montgomery later made an impression on Thurston after expressing that he wanted her to meet his two children — and she gave him the group date rose.
Although some of Bachelor Nation wasn’t keen on Thurston’s decision to keep Montgomery around, other fan favorites have certainly emerged.
“I’m team Connor B, Greg, Michael, Andrew S, and Tre. Anyone else?” one fan wrote, while another said, “I just want someone to look at me the way Michael A looks at Katie.”
“Me whenever I see Andrew S,” another person wrote, sharing a clip from “Schitt’s Creek” of a smitten Alexis saying “Boop” to her computer screen.
Thurston ended up sending contestants Josh Tylerbest, Quartney Mixon, and Andrew Milcovich home on Monday night’s episode.