The Bachelor 2016 aired Monday night, and we’ve got a full Week 7 episode recap here below. Who did Bachelor Ben Higgins send packing? Who scored the four Hometown Week dates that were up for grabs? There are so many questions, and we’ve got all the answers for you right here!
If you want to know who went home on The Bachelor 2016 (Feb. 15), keep scrolling. Fair warning: if you’re trying to avoid Bachelor spoilers or haven’t seen the Week 7 episode yet, this might not be the place for you.
This week, Bachelor Ben had three one-on-one dates and one group date, all in his Midwestern hometown of Warsaw, Indiana. First, Ben and Lauren Bushnell spent the day together. Lauren got to see her hopeful suitor in his element: hanging out with children at the community youth center. The kids really seemed to love him, which naturally made Lauren swoon.
Later, Ben and JoJo Fletcher had a sweet but very made-for-TV date at Wrigley Field. They played baseball, had dinner for two out in center field and got to first base with each other. Next up, Ben brought Emily Ferguson home to meet his parents. Though the other women were understandably jealous, this special date actually backfired for poor Emily, as her immaturity stuck out like a sore thumb to Ben’s family.
Before the date, Emily mused, “I just really need to rely on my conversation skills today.” Unfortunately for her, her endless prattle about her professional cheer-leading aspirations and general desire to stay in bed all day didn’t wow Ben’s parents. (Shocking, we know.) Bachelor spoilers predicting Emily wouldn’t make it to Hometown Week weren’t entirely accurate; she did make it to Ben’s hometown, after all. But there, her fate was sealed.
The Week 7 group date consisted of Caila Quinn, Becca Tilley and Amanda Stanton. Amanda ended up getting the group date rose, securing her a spot during Hometown Dates. She also secured some coveted one-on-one time with The Bachelor 2016, even if it was spent running the drive-thru at a local McDonald’s. (Yes, we’re serious.)
“It feels so good to be back home,” Ben said of visiting his hometown. “This is where I had my first job, where I had my first kiss.” Now, it’s also where two girls said goodbye to Ben. But which two girls? Who went home on The Bachelor 2016 (Week 7) on Feb. 15?
The answer: Emily and Becca. Ben sent Emily home after realizing she is just too young for him – if not in terms of chronological age, then certainly mental and emotional age. Becca, who had asked of Ben only that he not blindside her, indeed felt blindsided when she was not given a rose at the rose ceremony. Ben told her he made his decision at the absolute last second, so he couldn’t have warned her. To be fair, why force something that never looked like anything more than a friendship and a mutual fondness anyway?
Since it was Becca and Emily who went home on The Bachelor 2016 on Monday night, that means Amanda, Caila, JoJo and Lauren will all get Hometown Dates (in their hometowns) next week. For single mom JoJo, next week is especially crucial, as Ben will meet her kids and no doubt contemplate life as a father, which will definitely factor into his big decision.
Following Monday night’s episode, we wanted to take the collective viewer’s pulse, so we checked in with Twitter to see what America thought of this week’s The Bachelor elimination results in real-time. Some were disappointed in Ben’s decision to cut Becca Tilley. “No point watching now that @beccatilley5 went home,” lamented one viewer. Someone at SheKnows.com even put together a list of other eligible Bachelor men Becca should date, saying, “If anyone in the Bachelor franchise deserves to find love,” it’s her. Though Becca will be missed by viewers, most on Twitter did seem to agree with sending Emily home to her twin.
Stay tuned for more Bachelor spoilers 2016 coming soon, and tune in to ABC next Monday night to catch the Hometown Dates episode. Who do you think will be sent home next week? Do you agree or disagree with Ben sending Emily and Becca home this week? Let us know in the comments below.