Well, hometown date week is behind us, rose-lovers, and I don’t know about you, but I learned waaaaaaay more about the embalming process than I needed to know. The only thing more frightening about the episode were the hideous dresses the final four “ladies” wore during the rose ceremony. Seriously, ugliest frocks ever? I think so. No spoilers here (click over my full Bachelor episode 8 recap for that), though I will say I was surprised about who went home. How about you? Also surprising: the size of Chantal’s parents house. Or should I say, their compound. I’m pretty sure that place has its own zip code. So, Bachelor fans, what did you think about tonight’s episode? Gird your loins, folks, because we’re just one week away from the Fantasy Suite!

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