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‘The Bachelor’ Season 22, Episode 8: Arie’s top 3 are revealed during hometown visits

The Bachelor: Season 22, Episode 08, Aired Feb. 19, 2018

We’re down to the final four on The Bachelor this week! The ladies are all taking Arie home to meet their parents. Arie will have hard questions thrown at him by very overprotective dads and uncles. Do you think he can handle the pressure? We’re about to find out!

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Three blind mice.

Arie is heading to Los Angeles to meet up with Kendall. Kendall has big plans for Arie. First stop is at her taxidermy studio. Kendall has even saved a few mice for the two of them to stuff together. Romantic, right? More like gross! Arie goes with the flow even though, you can tell this date is creeping him out.

Kendall tells Arie about the family members he’ll be meeting that night, including her identical twin sister. Arie does pretty well with Kendall’s family. He does get the vibe that they don’t feel that Kendall is quite ready for an engagement. Blessings are given all round but it may not be enough. Arie is ready for a wife and kids. Kendall may not be able to give him that.

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It’s time for Weiner!

We mean Weiner, Arkansas, of course! Tia is still one of our favorites. She starts Arie’s visit by taking him dirt track racing in late models. This girl is so much fun and down to earth. She seems to enjoy the same things that Arie does, so it really makes her a perfect match. Tia again tells Arie that she’s falling in love with him. He says he’s falling for her too, but is he really?

Tia introduces Arie to her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Tia is very close with her brother, so he puts the pressure on Arie a bit, but not as much as her dad does. He tells Arie that if he hurts Tia, he can find him, and he will. Tia’s brother and dad are both very concerned because they’ve heard Arie is a playboy. Arie assures them this is the real deal and he won’t hurt Tia. Don’t make promises you can’t keep!

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An apple a day…

Makes your lady ready to play! Becca takes Arie apple picking during their day date. She tells him it’s something that she does with her mom and her best friend at least once a year. It’s a pretty cold day for picking apples, but they make the best of it. Arie is nervous about meeting Becca’s family—more nervous than he has been with any of the other ladies. It’s clear that Arie has real feelings for Becca.

Becca’s father passed away, so it’s her uncle that Arie has to impress. Arie is a smooth talker and can ease anyone’s mind it seems. Becca tells her mom that if Arie asks her to marry him, she will say yes. Becca’s mom isn’t ready for that to happen but says that she will support her no matter what happens.

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Horseback riding on the beach.

Lauren is from Dallas originally but takes Arie to Virginia  Beach to meet her family. Before dinner that night, she takes Arie to her favorite place—the beach. She’s planned for them to go horseback riding and just have some downtime together. Lauren is much more relaxed. The conversation seems to be flowing where it usually stalls.

Lauren’s dad intimidates Arie so much he has to excuse himself. He says that he hasn’t felt this nervous since he was racing in the Indy 500. He finally composes himself and is able to talk with Lauren’s dad alone. Arie told him about the time he went overseas to visit with soldiers. This really impresses her dad. Arie has made yet another fan.

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It’s down to the final three!

Going into the rose ceremony this week, it really seemed like it was anyone’s game. We honestly thought the final three would be Tia, Becca, and Lauren. Once again, Arie shocks us by sending Tia home! Before the ceremony, he asks Kendall to talk with him for a minute. He wants to see if she really feels like he’s the one. Could she get married if he asked? Kendall says she wants to get there and she thinks she can.

Tia is already there! She wants a husband and children and she wants those things with Arie. However, it’s Tia that is sent home with her heart shattered. It’s understandable. She really put herself out there only to come crashing back down. Maybe he chose Kendall to make his choice for the final two easier? We’ll never know for sure, but we’re definitely sad to see Tia go.

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Arie’s final 3 ladies: Becca, Kendall, and Lauren

What did you think of this episode of The Bachelor? Are you as shocked as we are to see Tia go home? Will her dad track Arie down like he promised?

Next week, in addition to the regular episode, the women will tell all! We only have one word for you about it: Krystal. We can’t wait to see the drama go down. Tweet us your thoughts at @Pure_Fandom or @ndintelman34.

The Bachelor airs Monday’s at 8/7c on ABC.

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Nicole is a full time wife and mother from Texas. When she’s not attending her children’s soccer games she’s watching her favorite shows. She never misses The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Pretty Little Liars, TGIT, and Nashville just to name a few. Nicole enjoys interacting with the writers and casts of her favorite shows on Twitter as well as engaging the fans and getting their thoughts on the episodes. Being a writer has been her dream since she was a little girl and she's thrilled to be working towards that dream.

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