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We got a whole lotta Ryan Bowers in The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 6 — so much, in fact, that Emily Maynard sent him packing after their group date. It was a moment that almost didn’t happen — Ryan tried his darndest to convince Emily to give him another shot — but, in the end, Emily says: “I never felt comfortable being myself around him without feeling like I was being judged.”

Ryan was the second elimination of the evening, coming after a surprisingly emotional departure by Travis Pope during his one-on-one. Emily gracefully told Travis she wasn’t into him as more than a friend, and then poor Trav, overcome with emotion, threw his umbrella in the street. He just wanted to feel the rain on his skin, y’all! All jokes aside, Travis was visibly upset both during and after his elimination, and it was touching how much he obviously cared for Em.

Not wanting to send another guy home, Emily opted to ask Chris Harrison for an extra roese during the rose ceremony, so that she could keep all six remaining guys. What do you think? Did Emily send the right guys home? Should she have cut someone else?