Bachelorette LIVE – Blake makes a dramatic return in episode 4 as Thomas sneaks away to ‘confront’ Katie

EPISODE four of Katie Thurston's season of the Bachelorette sees a return from former contestant Blake Moynes.

The evening started with a will Truth or Dare group date, during which frontrunner Greg tearfully confessed his love for Katie. She reciprocated, telling him she is "falling for" him.

Later, Blake made a return to ask Katie for a chance to win her heart, telling her he'd always "regret it" if they didn't test their chemistry.

Blake first appeared on the Bachelorette on Clare Crawley's season of the show.

In a teaser for the show, Tayshia was heard saying to Katie about Blake, "I think he's an amazing guy and has good intentions."

Several men also confronted Katie about Thomas, who openly admitted to wanting to be the next Bachelor.

Read our Bachelorette live blog below for the very latest news and updates...

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE TELLS BLAKE TO STAY

    After the dramatic rose ceremony, Katie went to Blake's room – apparently, at a bad time.

    "What were you doing?" she asked, as he tried to cover up.

    "I was not expecting to see you," he said, hiding behind the door. He closed it and returned wearing a sweatshirt and boxers.

    "For me, I have to really follow my gut and everything and given where things are at and how I'm feeling…if you want to stay, I'd like you to join and see if this becomes something if that interests you," she smiled.

    He accepted her invitation and hugged her.

    Then, he appeared to have locked himself out of his room.

  • Katie Balevic

    THOMAS GETS SENT HOME

    After a tumultuous night, Katie decided to send Thomas home in a dramatic exit.

    "Thomas, you told me things I wanted to hear, but what I learned about you tonight is you're selfish unkind, and a liar. Your bachelor audition ends tonight, so get out," she said.

    The men went from shock to elation.

    "I really cannot emphasize enough how badly I need you to be here for the right reasons," she said to the remaining men afterward.

  • Katie Balevic

    THOMAS INTERRUPTS THE ROSE CEREMONY

    "I want to apologize," Katie said as the ceremony kicked off. "I had to have some important conversations to figure some things out. I appreciate you all for being patient, being honest, and really showing up for me. It means a lot."

    Before she starting handing out roses, Thomas cut her off.

    "Katie, I would like to openly apologize and acknowledge for any moment that I wasn't here for the right reasons," he said.

    He issued a similar apology to the men. Some of them rolled their eyes.

  • Katie Balevic

    THOMAS' FATE IS 'UP TO KATIE'

    "They're out for blood," Thomas said. "The guys can say whatever they want, but Katie has to believe it."

    "At this point, it's up to Katie," he said.

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE AND MICHAEL SHARE A TENDER MOMENT

    "I missed you," Michael told Katie as they sat down for a moment alone.

    "I cannot stop thinking about our date," Katie smiled.

    "I think I could imagine what it would be like outside of this," he said

    Katie admitted she was "having feelings for" Michael and had wondered if he would ever want to leave Ohio.

    "The person you are is exactly the person I am seeking, and I like it," he said before they kissed.

  • Katie Balevic

    ROSE CEREMONY DRAMA ABOUT THOMAS

    "Sorry I'm late," Kaite said to the men as she entered for the evening. "Thomas and I had some things to discuss this evening. I heard a lot of things."

    "Thomas, I'm sorry you feel ostracized at the house," she added.

    At that, many of the men looked shocked that Thomas implied he was being victimized.

    "He victimized himself? If anyone is the victim, it's Katie," Tre said.

  • Katie Balevic

    'I DON'T KNOW' KATIE SAYS ABOUT THOMAS

    "I mean it when I say I'm here to see if this is something here," he said.

    "I really don't know. I've struggled so much when it comes to you because I felt something with you and then to have multiple people come forward and question your integrity is a lot to consider," Katie said.

    "These guys want to paint me as something that I'm not. I'm telling you right now they have no idea of my heart. When I wake up, you're what I think about, and I'm willing to do anything it takes to show you that," he said.

    "It's just a lot. It's so much. It's devastating for me right now," Katie said

    "That's why I'm here. That's why when I see you, I run to you. I don't know how this works, and I don't know what the right or wrong answers are," he said.

    Katie said she needed some time to think and walked him out.

  • Katie Balevic

    THOMAS CONFRONTS KATIE BEFORE THE ROSE CEREMONY

    Ahead of the rose ceremony, Thomas went to Katie's room to confront her.

    "I understand a lot has happened this week, and I just wanted to check in to see how you're doing," Thomas said. "I understand there are things being said about me, and I'm not close with the guys in the house."

    He said his character was being defamed by the men in the house.

    "They can say anything they want about me, but I'm going to fight," he said.

    "Did you in any way mention about being the next bachelor?" Katie asked him.

    "I didn't hesitate, I said yes, I went on the show open for anything and one of the possibilities is that I could be the next Bachelor," he said.

    "See where I have a concern with becoming the next bachelor, that you had that mindset," Katie said.

    "I did not know you," he cut her off. "None of those guys can say that they didn't have that thought –"

    "Let me talk. I can say confidently that there are men in this house who have zero intentions of ever being the bachelor," Katie said firmly.

    "And I could say the same thing," Thomas said, changing his tune. "I could sign something right now that says the only thing I want is to be with you right now."

    "You say things exactly as I want to hear them. You're like this prince charming," Katie said tearfully.

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE TELLS TAYSHIA AND KAITLYN ABOUT THOMAS DRAMA

    "He admitted that he came here to be the next bachelor," Katie told her girlfriends.

    "At the end of the day, he was thinking about himself, and he was thinking how he was going to use you to propel himself," Tayshia said.

    "I was thinking about hometowns with this guy," Katie said.

    "He sounds to me like a sweet talker," Kaitlyn said.

  • Katie Balevic

    'YOU'RE A TROUBLEMAKER' KATIE TELLS BLAKE

    "What the hell," Katie said as she sat down with Blake. "I wasn't sure who I was going to see."

    "The last person I thought I'd see is you," Katie added. "To see you here is a dream or a nightmare, I haven't decided yet."

    "I mean it is concerning that you've dated at this point two bachelorettes," Katie went on. "I'll be honest, in the house, there's been a lot of drama about who's here for the right reasons and who's not."

    "I wish that I met you in other circumstances," Blake said. "You check boxes that no one else has. It just comes down to the fact that I would what if and regret forever if I didnt do this."

    "I'll be honest, I definitely have already started to form pretty good connections," she said. "Do I feel like something could be there with us? I'll be honest, maybe."

    "I will take the maybe," Blake laughed

    "Thinking back to the house and who I've already spent time with, do I risk everything? I don't know," Katie said.

    "I promise you that if it came down to the end, and we connected the way I think we might, we would be engaged at the end of this," Blake said, promising her he wouldn't disappoint her.

    "You're a troublemaker," she said.

  • Katie Balevic

    'IT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING'

    As Katie grappled with the Thomas drama, Tayshia told her that someone wanted to come talk to her.

    "I had someone from my past reach out to me, and he really felt passionately that you guys would be an amazing match," Tayshia said. "He is someone that has good intentions."

    "I know you're not here for somebody that is not going to get down on their knee at the end of this, and I really feel like he can be that person," Tayshia went on.

    "I'm not gonna tell you who just because I don't want to cloud your judgment when you first see him.

    "He's genuine, and I feel like you are looking for someone that will really challenge you."

    "I'm speechless," Katie said. "I can't even speak." 

    "I don't know how to process it at the moment," Katie said to the cameras. "Thomas is still at the back of my mind… I am literally every single emotion right now."

    "I do have relationships truly forming, and I don't want this to disrupt that," Katie told Tayshia. "It could change everything."

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE QUESTIONS HERSELF ABOUT THOMAS

    "He's fighting a losing battle right now, and the only way he will manage to stay is if he manipulates her," Aaron said about Thomas.

    "I don't see why Katie would give Thomas a rose after hearing everything he's been saying," Quartney said.

    "I feel like a fool. I really saw Thomas going far. So to find out that someone I was falling for is not here for me really leaves me questioning," Katie said.

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE ASKS THE MEN ABOUT THOMAS

    Katie sat down with the group of men on the date and asked them about Thomas.

    "He voiced to us that he wasn't here for the right reasons, and he's still here," one of the men said.

    "We wanted you to have that information and make a decision," another said.

    "I don't want my frustration to be misdirected to anyone here," Katie said. "I do believe I have a great group of men here."

    "I'm going to be very honest, and that's what I expect from you all as well," she went on.

    Katie thanked Tre for being "completely honest and open" with her before giving him the rose.

    Andrew S. did not look happy.

    "How? It kills me. It kills me," he said. "That decision, it's going to affect everyone."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRE TELLS KATIE ABOUT THOMAS

    "You're talking about truth, and I'm listening to you say you want guys to be vulnerable," Tre said.

    "I could sit here and flirt…I do love that obviously…but I think that there are things happening in the house…and you need all the information that is available," he went on.

    He told Katie that Thomas is "maybe not here for you."

    "There's been a pattern of manipulative behavior with him," Tre went on.

    Tre said Thomas is very manipulative in private conversations.

    "I need to know these things, so hearing you open up, I'm like tell me more," Katie said.

    Tre told her that Thomas has admitted to wanting to be the Bachelor.

    "He said, 'Yes, when I came out here, I wanted to be the Bachelor.' For me, that's just not something you do. I care about you. I'm trying to protect you. I don't want to see you get hurt," Tre said.

    "I feel devastated," Katie said. "Like completely blindsided… To come here wanting to be the Bachelor means you were never here to fall in love."

  • Katie Balevic

    MEN BUTT HEADS ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT THOMAS

    "I have to tell her about Thomas," Tre said. "If you care about someone, you want them to know that they're being manipulated."

    "What happens if he tells her about Thomas?" Andrew argued. "I think you guys are trying to control too much, and it sucks. Focus on your own relationship."

  • Katie Balevic

    TRE AND ANDREW FIGHT OVER THOMAS

    "She literally said to trust her," Andrew argued, saying they should let Katie come to her own conclusions.

    "We agree to disagree," Tre said. He thought they should talk to Katie about Thomas' intentions.

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE TELLS GREG THAT SHE'S FALLING FOR HIM

    Greg said he is out of his comfort zone living with all the men who are chasing Katie's heart.

    "I love the connection with you," he said.

    "Me too, that's truly where I'm at when it comes to you. Every time you say something, I know it's real," Katie said. "You're not trying to impress me. You're just being you, which is impressing me.

    "I think obviously like I have to seek this out to the very end," Katie said. "I'm starting to fall for you. Whatever that means at the end of this, we don't know. That's what we're exploring, but we do have to continue."

    The pair shared a passionate kiss.

    "I'm crazy about the girl," Greg added afterwards.

  • Katie Balevic

    ANDREW S. AND KATIE SHARE TACOS AND A KISS

    "Cheers to foodies," Katie said.

    "I had so much fun. I needed that," Andrew said, as they talked about the fun of the group date.

    "I don't want people to get distracted by the house," Katie said.

    "I want to be really natural," Andrew added. "I want to treat it like I would meet you in a bar and this is how I would treat you."

    "You've made an impact on me. I've never had a woman understand me. I value every moment with you," he added.

    "I'm not here to waste time. I'm not here to waste your time either," Katie said.

    Katie reiterated she wants the process to end with an engagement.

    "I want it to be easy, and that's how it feels with you," Katie said before they kissed.

  • Katie Balevic

    'TONIGHT IS ALL ABOUT TRUTH'

    "Today was about being daring and having fun, and I think each of you kind of owned that," Katie said as the group date transitioned to the evening portion.

    "Tonight is about your truths and really opening up. We are getting deeper into this so I do hope you use this time to be open, be vulnerable," Katie went on.

  • Katie Balevic

    GREG TEARS UP AFTER EATING PEPPER AND PROPOSING

    Katie said it was technically the first time Greg told her he loves her, but "it counts."

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE DARES THE MEN TO EAT HOT PEPPERS AND PROPOSE

    Katie said she's looking for "someone who can step out of their comfort zone but enjoy it."

    The men had to eat hot peppers and then propose to her.

  • Katie Balevic

    THE MEN PARTNER UP FOR TRUTH OR DARE

    One pair of men had to wax each other.

  • Katie Balevic

    THE MEN WHISPER SWEET NOTHINGS IN KATIE'S EAR

  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE SPOTS BLAKE

    In the preview, viewers catch a glimpse of fan favorite Blake Moynes' return to the show.

    A female voice is heard saying, "I had someone from my past reach out to me. You guys would be an amazing match."

    Katie is then seen sitting on a wall with hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe as a grinning Blake appears before them.

    The girls gasp in shock before grabbing the binoculars to take a closer look at the 30-year-old wildlife manager.

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  • Katie Balevic

    KATIE'S SHADY SUITORS

    Her words come as no surprise as Katie has faced a slew of contestants admitting to going on the show for fame.

    She was told that Thomas Jacobs joined the show to boost his profile, while Greg has been hiding his secret acting past and Karl Smith was accused of being a liar.

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