Who goes home next on the Bachelorette? Fans will have to wait another week to find out who JoJo Fletcher eliminates during the Episode 7 rose ceremony due to a change in the episode schedule. Originally slated to air on July 4, ABC pushed the episode out one week due to the Independence Day holiday, forcing changes to the schedule for the rest of the season.
Here’s a look at what fans can expect during the final weeks of JoJo’s season, including the air dates for the upcoming episodes (including the Men Tell All special), and some intel on the one-on-one dates, group dates, hometown dates, the steamy overnight dates in the Fantasy Suite, and the episode-by-episode rose ceremony eliminations.
Good news I was just informed we won’t air an original #TheBachelorette episode on the 4th. So go enjoy your holiday!!!
— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) June 28, 2016
[Warning: Bachelorette Season 12 spoilers ahead]
Last week (Episode 6, June 27), Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher eliminated two guys — Wells Adams and Derek Peth — during their dates in Argentina, leaving six men to move on to Episode 7, originally scheduled to air on July 4. The guys will all stay in Argentina for one more week with another round of eliminations at the final rose ceremony before hometown dates.
— The Bachelorette (@BacheloretteABC) June 28, 2016
Here’s how the rest of the season plays out but don’t count on the spoilers to be 100 percent accurate — they’ve been wrong before. Remember the outcome of Bachelorette Des Hartsock’s season or Reality Steve‘s original prediction that Kaitlyn Bristowe would dump both Nick Viall and Shawn Booth at the final rose ceremony? Viewers won’t know for sure what happens on JoJo’s season until the season finale airs in August.
Episode 7 (July 11, Argentina): According to ABC, there will be three one-on-one dates, one group date, and two men will go home at the end of Episode 7. Luke Pell, Jordan Rodgers, and Alex Woytkiw all score one-on-one dates and Robby Hayes, Chase McNary, and James T. all compete for the group date rose. Spoilers indicate that Bachelorette JoJo sends Alex and James at the rose ceremony and will move on to the hometown dates with Chase, Robby, Jordan, and Luke.
Episode 8 (July 18, Hometown Dates): JoJo travels to the hometowns of her final four guys and will end the episode with the elimination of one of her suitors. According to Reality Steve, JoJo will visit Chase McNary in Colorado, Robby Hayes in Florida, Luke Pell in Texas, and Jordan Rodgers in California. If spoilers are correct, it’s the end of the road for Luke Pell, who doesn’t get a rose at the hometown dates rose ceremony. He’s rumored to become the next Bachelor, so fans may see him back on TV handing out roses in 2017.
Episode 9 (July 25, Overnight Dates in Thailand): Bachelorette JoJo is down to her final three in this episode and will introduce her remaining guys to her family, go on a one-on-one date with all three guys, and spend the night in the Fantasy Suite with Chase, Jordan, and Robby — all filmed on separate days, of course. Reality Steve is confident that Chase McNary was eliminated after the overnight dates, leaving Jordan Rodgers and Robby Hayes as the final two guys this season.
There is always a question as to whether or not the lead sleeps with all of her guys in the Fantasy Suite. Unless they kiss and tell, fans can only assume that they all get horizontal with the Bachelorette, something that JoJo hinted at when she recently told People magazine that “whatever happens, happens” during the overnight dates.
The Bachelorette: Men Tell All (July 26) Expect to see most of the guys showing off their newfound friendships on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat when they film the special — that typically happens one week prior to the air date.
The Bachelorette Season Finale and After The Final Rose special (August 1): Filmed in Thailand in early May, spoilers point to Jordan Rodgers getting down on one knee and proposing to Bachelorette JoJo after she calls Robby Hayes out for being on the show for the wrong reasons and send him home.
If the finale plays out as expected, both Robby and Jordan will appear on the live After the Final Rose special that airs right after the two-hour season finale on August 1.
Whether or not JoJo and Jordan will make it to the altar is a long shot considering the rumors being spread about Jordan’s infidelities and his original intent to come on the show to seek fame, not love.
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