Rachel asked Spencer if he had a "strategy coming into all of this," especially as one of the late arrivals.
Spencer responded, "If only I knew then what I know now. I had no idea that they had been put through the wringer with Clare. Quite frankly, I’m walking into the room meeting these guys, and I’m kinda guessing that it’s going to be a locker room vibe that spirits are up because we have a new Bachelorette. Not the case whatsoever."
He continued, "I have to take full responsibility of the fact that I misread the room. I said things that if I were to do it again, I would never say. To answer your strategy question, no, I did not have a specific strategy. I just went in there to be myself."
The men slowly warmed up to Spencer, but he admits he had to "earn their respect back." He said he and the guys had "a very productive talk" at the splash ball date party after Kenny accused him of "coming across as a d--k head."
Spencer explained, "That was a very long talk in and of itself, and you only get to see a small portion of that. That was actually a very productive talk, and they said their piece, and I said, Give me a chance,' more or less. 'You guys will see my true colors.'"
The San Diego native admitted that some friendships in the house to longer to build because "there were guys that took what I said more personally than others." Noah, who starts "stirring the pot" in next week's episode, became Spencer's "immediate friend" because they were roommates.
"It definitely took a little while for the guys to warm up to me," he admitted. "I would’ve hated me watching myself at that point. I get it."
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