We start with the resolution of last week’s cliffhanger as we say goodbye to Brittany and Christen. Soooo Christen was good enough for the group date rose the week before and now Nick sends her packing. Say what?

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This week the ladies all pack their bags and we’re off to that exciting destination we’ve all been dreaming of – Waukesha, Wisconsin! ABC spent the greater part of Monday night playing up a week of small town dates, even though Nick himself seems to shrug that idea off. Reminder – as of the 2013 census, Waukesha is home to 71,016 people and is part of the greater metro area of Milwaukee, which is home to almost 600,000 people. Totally screams time to milk cows, ‘eh?

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The ladies are all about it though, screaming as if they were off to an exotic warm weather locale. I guess we should ask them if they’re still excited if they don’t make it for the future travels.

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Danielle L starts off this week with the first 1:1 date. We get an awkward trip down sexual conquest lane, learning about all of the places Nick made out around the city (from libraries to fields). We run into one of Nick’s exes (does 4 months really qualify as an ex of note?) which totally felt like a random occurrence, right? They decorate cookies and end the date with an on-stage serenade by Chris Lane and Nick’s intro recalling that moment leads us to feel like he’s might not really be super into this moment.

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It’s on to the next outing, as a group of ladies find themselves on the most glamorous date yet. They learn how to milk cows and get to shovel poop. And of course, they have Corinne on this date – who tells us basically that she needs Raquel to come shovel in her place. The girls are mostly good sports – even Josephine who chose the worst day possible to wear white jeans. RIP Josephine’s jeans. Corinne sits out for most of the activity and Nick later gives the rose to Kristina, confirming what he said in their conversation – that he looks forward to getting to know her better.

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Raven gets the closest to the true hometown date as she goes to hang out with his youngest sister (of ten siblings – TEN!) Bella’s soccer team. They then go with his sister to a rollerskating rink and the two go on to kiss to Sixpence None The Richer’s “Kiss Me”. Oh hello, 1999. Great to see you. They finish the day with a dinner and Raven tells her the details of finding her ex in bed with another woman. Only Raven would manage to make beating her ex with a woman’s stilletto sound almost like NBD (oh, I mean no big deal).

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It’s all about the friction between Corinne and Taylor as the ladies arrive for the rose ceremony. There’s confrontation, serious counselor terms from Taylor (who questions Corinne’s “emotional intelligence”) and Corinne and Josephine would rather focus on the snacks and champagne. We’re left hanging waiting for the conclusion of the evening in next week’s episode.

 

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