The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher’s journey will soon come to a close after a season that has been filled with romantic dates, international travel, and drama. Over the next few weeks, JoJo will continue to send guys home at the weekly rose ceremonies until she hands out her final rose during what is pegged to be one of the most gut-wrenching season finales in the history of ABC’s popular reality TV series.
Here’s a look ahead at the episode-by-episode rose ceremony eliminations for the remainder of the season, including Episode 7 in Argentina, the hometown dates, the overnight dates, and the much-anticipated final rose ceremony. The air dates for each episode are listed below, including the always-controversial Bachelorette: Men Tell All and the live After the Final Rose specials.
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for the Bachelorette Season 12]
Earlier in the season, Bachelorette host Chris Harrison told Us Weekly there would be plenty of “man cry” during the rose ceremony eliminations, and he didn’t disappoint. Contestant Derek Peth’s tear-filled departure on Episode 6 wasn’t the last emotional elimination this season. As JoJo moves one step closer to choosing her final guy, fans will see some over-the-top sobbing from her rejected suitors.
JoJo and her guys have traveled from the U.S. to several amazing destinations this season, including Uruguay and Argentina. Although she heads back to the United States for her four hometown dates, she will end her journey in Thailand where the overnight dates and final rose ceremony were filmed.
Week 7 (July 11) — JoJo and her final six guys remain in Argentina for three one-on-one dates and one group date. She will eliminate two guys on this episode, but one will leave during a date. According to Reality Steve, JoJo will send Alex Woytkiw home during their one-on-one date, and James Taylor will be eliminated at the rose ceremony. Next up: The hometown dates with Chase McNary, Luke Pell, Jordan Rodgers, and Robby Hayes.
Week 8 (July 18) — The hometown dates episode has JoJo traveling across the U.S. to meet the families of her final four suitors. The Bachelorette star will visit Chase McNary in Colorado, Robby Hayes in Florida, Luke Pell in Texas, and Jordan Rodgers in California.
Reality Steve initially stated that Chase would go home at the hometown dates rose ceremony, but a recent change to his spoilers indicates that Luke will leave and Chase, Robby, and Jordan will move on to the overnight dates.
Week 9 (July 25) — Filmed in Thailand, the overnight dates episode will include a one-on-one date with JoJo’s final three guys — Jordan, Chase, and Robby. Per the norm, Chris Harrison will offer a key to the Fantasy Suite to JoJo and her suitors.
According to a previous report from the Inquisitr, JoJo spent the night with all three guys — on separate nights, of course. If the spoilers are correct, JoJo will send Chase home at the rose ceremony, leaving her with two guys who will compete for her final rose — Robby and Jordan.
The Bachelorette: Men Tell All (July 26) — Most of JoJo’s 26 guys are expected to appear on the MTA episode, a two-hour special that will feature host Chris Harrison putting some of this season’s most controversial guys in the hot seat. Expect to see Chad Johnson get roasted by his fellow cast mates, or maybe Chad will put them all on blast.
The Bachelorette Season Finale and live After the Final Rose special (August 1) — The three-hour finale will feature Robby and Jordan meeting JoJo’s family in Thailand, the last one-on-one dates of the season, the final rose ceremony, and the live ATFR special.
According to Life & Style, both men will propose to JoJo, and there will be a whole lotta crying going on because JoJo “didn’t know what to do.”
“The 25-year-old beauty did eventually make a choice, leaving the Thai island of Phuket with a Neil Lane engagement ring and one of the men by her side — but it was far from the fairy-tale finale viewers have come to expect.”
Reality Steve stands by his spoilers and states that JoJo will send Robby home at the final rose ceremony and accepted Jordan’s proposal. How long their engagement lasts is the big question, with speculation that they may reveal their breakup on the After the Final Rose special.
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