It’s the week before hometowns, and Rachel announces that, because things are coming down to the wire, there will be no rose ceremony this week – she will just give out roses on three one-on-one dates and a three-on-one group date.
Otherwise, the date goes well, and Peter gets the rose, which means BRING BACK THE “OH HI, WISCONSIN” CATEGORY; WE’RE GOING TO MADISON NEXT TIME!
One of the show’s noteworthy moments was during Rachel’s date with Dean, when the two attended church together. She treats him to a fun shopping trip for him, where they both dress up, drive a fancy auto, and go buy a him a nice watch.
Rachel confirmed the gift, and Bryan responded by kissing her passionately.
After the watch store, they share champagne on a boat.
Spoiler sites have already predicted who Rachel Lindsay ends up with, but even the biggest spoiler king sometimes gets it wrong. There was a shot where Rachel is in a clock tower, looking out on the city in wonder, while next to her Dean is staring straight at the camera PETRIFIED IN FEAR. Matt must explain that that’s not how that phrase works.
Peter was also #blessed with his second one-on-one date this episode, but clearly wasn’t feeling it because he spent the entire episode second-guessing his relationship with Rachel. Nonetheless, overall he deserves kudos for his toast to Rachel and for continuing to prove why he’s still in this race for her heart. There, Rachel buys them both watches, which REALLY turns Bryan on. Next week it’s time to meet the families. The final six should have included pro-wrestler and single dad Kenny Layne, who ultimately ended up quitting in week six, and good-guy Will Gaskins, who was also eliminated the previous week after failing to move beyond a friendship with Rachel. His mother passed away and his father couldn’t handle both parental roles. He eventually “claims” that he’s ready for the next chapter of his love story, and Lindsay can’t help but to eat it up and give him the rose.
Format-wise, expect the remainder of the season to play out in the way that it often does in that you’ll have hometown dates next week, after that most likely the overnight dates, and then the Men Tell All special prior to the finale and the After the Final Rose.
Peter wins the third one-on-one date, finalizing Rachel’s top three. But the cards only brought disappointment for them as Bryan, Dean and Peter each joined Rachel for yet another one-on-one date. See ya, Penguin. She walks him out and they have their first kiss, then he decides to take his drink with him into the vehicle and I really like him now. One thing’s for sure: There’s going to be a lot to live up to next time around.
Last and certainly least is the dreaded three-on-one date – let’s have a awful time “Tomorrow will be hard”. So read on to find out who Rachel chooses this season!
Considering the clan of remaining suitors includes penguin Matt and dummy Adam Sr. He’d opened up Rachel about his mom passing away on a previous episode, but talking about his father proved a lot more hard. Rachel revealed that she’s on cloud nine with him and she wants to learn so much more about him so she wants to meet his family! He assured Rachel his family would love her, and she seemed to be excited over the thought.
She asked him about his childhood, and Abasolo said that he was in a loving family. Many in his family turned to drugs, with some ending up in prison or dead. She gave him the rose!
Rachel will be meeting Peter’s fam next week. and those of at least a couple other contestants.