Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher’s hometown dates are just one week away and fans are anxious to find out what happens when JoJo meets the families of her final four guys on Episode 8.
The hometowns airs on July 18, one week after JoJo chooses four out of her remaining six guys at the Episode 7 rose ceremony in Argentina. Spoilers reveal that one of JoJo’s guys who has been a frontrunner this season will be completely blindsided when he is eliminated after the hometown dates — fans will be surprised as well.
Who gets picked for hometowns, which states will JoJo visit, and what is the twist in this season’s spoilers that will have fans talking about the rose ceremony for days after the episode airs? Here’s the scoop on what fans can expect to happen on Episode 8 and the names of the three guys who will head to the Fantasy Suite dates (Episode 9, July 25).
[Warning: Bachelorette Season 12 spoilers ahead]
According to Reality Steve, JoJo will eliminate Alex Woytkiw and James Taylor at the Episode 7 rose ceremony in Argentina. Contestants Chase McNary, Jordan Rodgers, Robby Hayes, and Luke Pell will head back to the U.S. after the rose ceremony and await JoJo’s arrival in their hometown for a one-on-one date and an opportunity for JoJo to meet their families.
JoJo’s first hometown date is with Chase McNary who, according to his ABC bio, lives in Castle Rock, Colorado. There are no details about their date and no photos leaked out on social media, so fans will have to tune in to see what transpired between JoJo and Chase during their hometown date.
Several photos were posted by Bachelorette fans on Twitter when JoJo visited Robby Hayes in Florida in April to film their hometown date. Spoilers point to JoJo meeting Robby’s family in Robby St. Augustine, Florida and then the couple moved on to their one-on-one date in Jacksonville.
Photos also leaked out online that showed JoJo with Jordan Rodgers in Chico, California, where his family lives. Reality Steve states that JoJo’s brother, NFL star Aaron Rodgers was not present for the meet-and-greet with JoJo.
JoJo’s fourth hometown date is with Nashville-based musician and former Army platoon leader Luke Pell, who hails from Burnet, Texas. Spoilers are non-existent when it comes to their date, but the rose ceremony spoilers may clue fans in to what happens between Luke and JoJo during their time together in Texas.
It’s hard to forget the passionate kiss Luke and JoJo had during Episode 6, one that had fans rooting for him to become the winner of JoJo’s final rose. Us Weekly reports that JoJo said she has both an emotional relationship and a strong physical connection, so there was no question that he would go the distance this season.
With all that passion, most fans will expect to see Luke make it to the overnight dates, but that’s not the case.
Although Reality Steve‘s spoiler initially pointed to Luke Pell, Jordan Rodgers, and Robby Hayes getting roses at the hometown dates rose ceremony, he changed his spoilers shortly after the Bachelorette season premiere aired in May.
Steve initially stated that Chase McNary would be eliminated after the hometown dates, making Luke, Robby, and Jordan her final three guys.
Days after the premiere aired on ABC, Steve revised his spoilers and informed his readers that after watching a video preview that showed scenes from the finale he saw a Chase on a date in Thailand. That’s where the overnight dates and final rose ceremony were taped, so it became apparent that Chase made the cut at the hometown dates rose ceremony.
“You can switch Chase and Luke’s spot up,” Steve wrote. “The previews clearly showed Chase went to Thailand. So Luke got eliminated after hometowns.”
On the bright side, a previous report from The Inquisitr states that Luke is a top contender for the role of the next Bachelor, so chances are we will be seeing a lot more of him when the 21st season of ABC’s popular reality show premieres in January 17.
What happened to the passion between JoJo and Luke? Fans will have to watch the hometown dates episode on July 18 to find out exactly what went wrong.
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