Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock is getting serious, guys. We’ve finally reached the eighth pit stop on this bumpy jaunt to love and you know what that means Hometown Dates, aka make it or break it time. It also means the locales won’t be quite so scenic as we say goodbye Spain, hello Scottsdale.

Sure we’ll miss the European yodeling, but Episode 8 promises to dish up another heaping serving of feelings with, fingers crossed, a side of poetry à la Chris Siegfried. Also, based on the scheduled states Texas, Arizona, Oregon, and Utah there should be no shortage of mansweat. Except from Chris Harrison, obvi.

Whose family will Des want to join? And whose will make her doubt the genetic success of her future offspring? Check out our spoiler roundup for Season 9 Episode 8 and prepare your car bingo for this cross-country roadtrip.

Bachelorette 2013 Spoiler: Exclusive Details on Nate Hartsock’s Return!
Ever since we heard Des would be the next Bachelorette we’ve been wondering when Nate would show up to make the men feel uncomfortable. Now we know!

Bachelorette 2013 Synopsis: Which Guy Is Devastated After Hometown Dates?
Nothing like the fam to bring out all those skeletons you’ve so neatly stashed.

Bachelorette 2013 Spoiler: Zak Waddell's Sister Doesn't Trust Desiree!
Hey, Carly. You single? We know the perfect guy for you coughNateHartsockcough

Bachelorette 2013 Hometown Dates Promo: Nate Hartsock Returns!
Finally.

What Is Desiree Hartsock's Biggest Hometown Date Worry?
Girl’s got some baggage after her own hometown date with Bachelor Sean Lowe.

Bachelorette Sneak Peek: Brooks Forester Isn't Ready For Marriage
Say it ain’t so?! Could Brooks really be getting cold feet?

Bachelorette 2013 Spoilers: Who Goes Home Next Week After Hometown Dates?
Unfortunately, one contestant will end up asking himself that age-old question: Was it me or was it Mom?

Bachelorette 2013 Spoilers: Does Desiree Have Sex in Fantasy Suites?
It’s the light at the end of the tunnel for the three remaining men — or is it?