The Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe heads to Killarney, Ireland, with her six remaining guys on Week 7, and the drama is far from over. Three guys will go home on June 29, leaving the final three to compete for the final rose.
As if the sex-with-Nick shocker wasn’t enough to heat things up this season, producers have made a few changes that start after the cast and crew leave Ireland — the final three will all spend the night with Kaitlyn before hometowns, something that may or may not shock fans. Even if the 30-year-old dance instructor turns out to be the least popular Bachelorette in the history of the show, there is no doubt that she is the most talked about — and the chatter is not always complimentary.
Before the final three are revealed, Kaitlyn has to get through a few more dates. According to Reality Steve, what happened on the Week 7 dates, and who went on them, is unclear — although spoilers indicate that Jared Haibon got to kiss the Blarney Stone with Kaitlyn.
Producers kept quite a bit under wraps during the final weeks of filming, but Steve was able to find out who gets dumped on the episode that airs June 29. If his spoilers are correct, Kaitlyn will say goodbye to Joe Bailey, Jared Haibon, and Chris “Cupcake” Strandburg. Fans will see Joe and Jared on the upcoming season of Bachelor in Paradise, but there is no word on what’s next for Chris other getting back to work at his dental practice.
With just three guys remaining at the end of Week 7 — Nick Viall, Ben Higgins, and Shawn Booth — many fans will expect the hometown dates to be next, followed by the overnight dates. That won’t happen this season, with not only a change in episode order, but with the way the hometown dates are set up as well. (Season finale spoilers ahead!)
In previous seasons of The Bachelorette, the lead visits the hometowns of her four remaining guys. This season, Kaitlyn will remain in Ireland for the overnight dates on Week 8 (July 6) and move on to hometowns on Week 9 (July 13).
Spoilers indicate that Bristowe spends the night in the Fantasy Suite with all three of her final guys (at different times, of course). Although cameras aren’t rolling behind closed doors, there is speculation that she has sex with Nick (again), Ben, and Shawn before sending Ben on his way.
That leaves Nick and Shawn as Kaitlyn’s final two, but she won’t go to their hometowns for the Week 9 dates. Instead, filming for the hometown dates took place in Park City, Utah — Nick and Shawn’s families were flown in meet Kaitlyn.
After the Men Tell All airs on July 20, the rumors will finally come to an end. Although there is speculation that Kaitlyn rejects Nick’s proposal and is now engaged to Shawn Booth, fans won’t know for sure until the Bachelorette season finale airs on July 27.