‘The Bachelorette’ Recap: JoJo Fletcher Sends Two Home Before Hometown Dates
JoJo Fletcher took the men to the countryside in Argentina, where she had three one-on-one dates and a group date with the remaining three guys, resulting in two men being sent home. Get the full recap below of episode seven of this season’s “The Bachelorette.”
Monday’s episode began with the remaining six men leaving Buenos Aires and heading to Argentina’s countryside. For the first of her three one-on-one dates, JoJo and Alex went to a ranch, where he learned how to be a gaucho, which is a mix between a cattleman and a cowboy. They first went horseback riding before a gaucho showed them how they spiritually connect to the horses. JoJo and Alex then laid down with a horse and gently stroked it before they themselves kissed.
Over drinks that night, Alex told JoJo he was falling in love with her. But the Bachelorette responded, “I don’t feel as excited as I should feel, and that kills me.” She explained that she didn’t see herself “getting to the point.” JoJo then told him she was sending him home. Suffice to say, Alex was not happy, and said “take care” without looking at her, as he got into a car.
Next, the Bachelorette and Jordan took a private jet to a vineyard in Mendoza, where they stomped on grapes with their bare feet and then drank the wine. That was followed by a lot of making out in a hot tub. During dinner later, Jordan said that while he’s close with the rest of his family, he doesn’t have much of a relationship with his famous brother Aaron, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. He then told her, “I am so in love with you,” which she acknowledged made her “so happy.” The rest of the evening was filled with them kissing. And while there was no rose to be given out, it seemed clear Jordan was safe.
After that, Chase, James Taylor and Robby were slated to go out on a group date, but because of rain, they stayed in a hotel, ordered lots of comfort food, drank lots of booze, and played games, including charades and “Truth Or Dare.” During a “dare,” Robby stripped down to his underwear, ran down the hotel’s hallway, and knocked on guests’ doors. Later, while hanging out all together on a bed, James tried to convince JoJo that Robby constantly checks out other women.
When the weather cleared up, Robby and the Bachelorette went outside, where he talked about coming out of a longterm relationship just four months before meeting her. Chase got alone time, too, in a hotel room, where he told JoJo he’s “100 percent ready” to bring her home to meet his family because he’s in love with her as well. And when James and the Bachelorette were by themselves, he assured her that when she meets his parents, she’ll “feel love” because “anyone I love, they love. ” At the end of the group date, Robby got the rose.
Following the group date, the Bachelorette and Luke went on the episode’s third and final one-on-one date. The date, which involved horseback-riding, was tailor-made for Luke, who grew up on a ranch in Texas and has spent his whole life around horses. They also went skeet shooting. A war veteran, Luke showed off his skills and even helped JoJo take down a clay pigeon. Like the other men, he also told the Bachelorette he saw his future with her.
With Alex already sent home, and a rose in Robby’s hands, that left the four remaining men, Chase, James Taylor, Jordan, and Luke, vying for the last three roses. And the stakes were particularly high because the four men who got roses were returning to the U.S. with JoJo for hometown dates, and will introduce her to their families. The first two roses went to Luke and Jordan. Then, JoJo gave Chase the last rose and eliminated James Taylor. She then walked him outside, where they both shed some tears before he graciously thanked her and drove off.