Bachelor Ben Higgins is just a few weeks away from visiting the hometowns of his final four girls. Which girls get to introduce Ben to their families, where does he travel, and who will go home without a rose after hometowns?
The hometown dates episode (Week 8) airs on February 22, but first Ben will have to eliminate five girls to get down to his final four. On Week 6 (February 8), three girls will go home in the Bahamas (Olivia, Lauren H., Leah), followed by two eliminations on Week 7 (February 15) in Ben’s hometown of Warsaw, Indiana (Becca, Emily).
Although blogger Reality Steve initially indicated that Becca would get a hometown date, he revised his spoilers shortly after filming wrapped up in Warsaw last October. Fans can expect to see Caila, JoJo, Lauren B., and Amanda as Ben’s final four.
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The dates were filmed at the end of October and photos emerged on Twitter of Ben’s date with Caila in Ohio and with Lauren in Oregon. Ben also traveled to Texas to meet JoJo’s family and met Amanda’s two daughters during their hometown date in Laguna Beach, California.
Spoilers indicate that the rose ceremony that takes place after hometowns will be a heartbreaking one — Ben decides to send Amanda home, which may spark some controversy among fans. Was it a good idea for Ben to meet her children and did that give Amanda false hope?
Although she will walk away with a broken heart, it may not be the last time fans see Amanda. She has a great fan base so it’s possible she will be considered for the next Bachelorette. Let’s just hope she doesn’t choose to go on Bachelor in Paradise if she doesn’t get the Bachelorette gig — she seems too sweet to get caught up in the beach-front drama.
After Amanda is eliminated, Caila, JoJo, and Lauren B. travel to Jamaica with Ben for the all-important overnight dates (February 29) that includes a meet-and-greet with Ben’s parents, a night in the Fantasy Suite, and another emotional rose ceremony that will determine Ben’s final two girls.
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