The Bachelor Ben Higgins only has a few weeks to go before he gets down on one knee and proposes to the woman of his dreams. Before he hands out his final rose, he has a few more stops to make, including his hometown of Warsaw, Indiana on Week 7 (February 15).
Six girls will travel with Ben to Indiana for the final round of dates before hometowns. Which two girls go home after the Week 7 dates and who are Ben’s final four girls? Here are the latest spoilers and a few photos from the dates in Indiana.
Four girls will remain after Ben goes on two one-on-ones and one group date in Warsaw. The episode was filmed last October and fans were alerted by an article in the Ink Free Press that gave details about the filming schedule for the Bachelor cast and crew. As a result, several pictures of Ben were shared on Twitter after two of his dates.
Lauren Bushnell gets the first one-on-one date in Indiana and if the pictures below are any indication, they still have that spark that was apparent on their first one-on-one earlier in the season. According to Reality Steve, they spent the day at a youth center where Ben used to work and were joined by a few players from the Indiana Pacers.
— Melanie Van Ness (@Melsue16) October 24, 2015
Their date continued on to a bar that gave a shout-out to the Bachelor on Facebook during filming — Rex’s Rendezvous. Bachelor fans take note — Lauren got to meet several of Ben’s friends at the bar, similar to the date Whitney Bischoff went on with Chris Soules. Meeting friends is a good indication that you’re one of the Bachelor’s top pics, or so it seems. Spoilers indicate that Lauren gets the rose and that shouldn’t come as a surprise to viewers.
JoJo Fletcher scores the second one-on-one date on Week 7, her second one this season. The details aren’t clear, but photos leaked on Instagram show Ben throwing out a pitch to JoJo at Wrigley Field in Chicago, so they did a little traveling during their date. According to Google Maps, it’s a 2.5 hour drive, so it’s likely Ben and JoJo will climb aboard a helicopter or commuter plane to get to the stadium. Spoilers indicate that JoJo gets a rose.
Emily also gets a one-on-one date with Ben, but it doesn’t end well. She gets to meet Ben’s parents, which will lead many fans to assume she’s sticking around for hometowns.
However, if spoilers are correct, Ben says goodbye to her after spending time with his mother and father — she doesn’t even make it to the rose ceremony. Although she heads home to see her sister Haley, it may not be the last time fans see the twins on TV — they’re a great fit for Bachelor in Paradise.
The last group date of the season takes place on Week 7 with Caila, Amanda and Becca vying for a very important group date rose. Photos shared on Twitter show that Amanda got the group date rose, allowing her to spend extra time with Ben at a carnival that was set up after they filmed a McDonald’s commercial.
— Abby Kwiecien (@abbskwiecien) October 26, 2015
At the rose ceremony in Warsaw, Ben has one girl to send home and if you’re keeping count, there are only two girls without a group or one-on-one date rose – Caila and Becca.
During filming last October, Reality Steve initially tweeted that Becca would be moving on to hometowns, but he changed his mind several days later and revealed that Becca was eliminated.
(SPOILER): Becca will be getting a hometown date next Fri the 30th in Shreveport, LA. On her bday. Just like last season.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 25, 2015
The info I tweeted Sunday about her hometown happening Friday was just producers possibly arranging it with the family.
— RealitySteve (@RealitySteve) October 27, 2015
With Becca and Emily gone, that leaves Caila, JoJo, Amanda, and Lauren B. as the final four girls who will move on to hometowns (February 22).
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