On America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20, Episode 9, The Final 8 models were still recovering from Jiana’s eviction and Jourdan was on her high-horse from her big win (again) last week. Surprisingly, Jourdan took Renee to the Tyra Suite, but she said it was actually an attempt to keep her enemies closer. Ugh.

Starvin’ Marvin was still up to no good, trying to werk his magic on Renee. Needless to say, it wasn’t working. After some adorable antics in the house, the models then headed off to the weekly challenge. Luckily, it was every Top Model fan’s favorite week: go-sees! Hallelujah, these always show who the real models are.

Surprisingly Jourdan (whose walk was “too good”) and Marvin didn’t do well at the go-sees, but Renee, Don, and Chris H. booked some great shows! For us, though, Renee rose to the top this week. We’ll be keeping an eye on her for sure. She scored a 10 while Marvin and Jourdan both got a 6.

Breaking romance alert: Renee climbed into bed with Marvin. Whoa! She called him a “sexy pillow” after their rendezvous in the sheets. The next day, our models headed to Canyon Ranch for a photoshoot requiring some love for nature — and this might be our favorite shoot to date. Renee had a moment with a frog and it was amazing.

Nina and her cat ears received rave reviews (and she was the Queen of Social Media this week); Renee did well (as expected); Jourdan cried (and we’re surprised her robot body didn’t start to rust) because of her challenge, though she did well in her photo.

Cory did OK while Don didn’t do impress; Rob Evans called Phil “the ugliest woman” (womp womp); Chris H. rocked it, getting Tyra to curse his photo in a good way; and Marvin continued his decline, getting a 6 from Rob!

Best photo this week went to Chris H. (finally), while his bestie Nina took home second place. Renee finished took the Top 3 spot and in the end, it came down to Marvin and Phil. And in yet another close week, it was Phil that was sent packing. Like they say, three strikes and you’re out!

But wait, there’s more! Just before Tyra sent Phil home, she brought out the other eliminated contestants. That’s right, it’s time for the Comeback Series to end and one eliminated model to rejoin the ranks and head to Bali. Thank goodness they didn’t make us wait ‘til next week to tell us that Alexandra rocked the fan vote and is back in the competition!

Oh, but wait again! Since it’s boys against girls, it’s only fair for one of the boys gets to come back to the show. But that, my dear friends, is where the cliffhanger comes in. Tune in next week to see what guy boards the plane to Bali and see which model is eliminated first in the exotic locale.

Are you surprised at the big twists? Bummed that Phil went home? Sound off below, and catch the next episode of ANTM on Friday, September 27 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!