If you’re ready to skip ahead to Hometown Dates, don’t get too ahead of yourself. Bachelorette Andi Dorfman still has one more stop on her grand European tour before she heads back stateside to meet her fellas’ families, and it’s not to be missed. Seriously, the remaining six guys really bring the passion in this week’s Episode 7 in Brussels — both with their dramatic declarations and, well, their lips.
Josh Murray gets his second 1-on-1 date, and this time the two are taking their powerful physical chemistry to the adorable countryside town of Ghent for a little goose parade (natch), and a country music concert at the Castle of the Counts. Will the fellow Atlantans be able to break down those guarded walls between them and enjoy the music from home? And will it be enough to snag Josh a Hometown Date rose? By the looks of his kissing skills, it’s a lock!
On the other hand, Marcus Grodd has never had any issues with sharing his emotions with Andi — dude might have set the record for the earliest L-bomb dropped ever on the franchise. But while it does look like he’s got more “she’s the one” talk for us this ep, he’s also digging deeper into his dark childhood and revealing a “stunning admission” to the Bachelorette. We didn’t see that one coming from the blue-eyed cutie…
Finally, we’ve got the final (yep, that’s it folks! RIP awkwardness) group date with Nick Viall,
Chris Soules, Brian Osborne, and Dylan Petitt at a monastery. Because what is more romantic than an old building celibate monks call home? And yet, the guys still find a way to throw a little bow-chicka-wow-wow into their time with Andi, with Brian upping his feelings game and Chris taking things to the next level with a Ghost-inspired pottery moment. Sigh.
Oh wait, we’re not done just yet. Did you think we’d go one episode without Nick stirring up trouble with the rest of the cast? Puh-lease. The artist formerly known as “McSalty” is now “McSneaky”, showing up unannounced at Andi’s hotel room door. Yikes. But who are we to judge? The Bachelorette is clearly feeling the impromptu visit enough to join Nick for “some late-night private time to an outdoor café under the stars.”
In the end, only four gents get the honor of introducing the gorgeous ADA to their parents, siblings, and friends, so we will be saying “tot ziens” to two hunks (that’s “see you later” in Dutch, because, well… After the Finale Rose, duh!). We’ll miss them oh so much, but it’s time to bust out the Diddy because the final four and Andi are “Coming Home”!
The Bachelorette airs Monday, June 30, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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