Episode seven is a turning point for The Bachelor. The week before hometown dates, this is the episode where the entertaining contestants — let’s call them bonus buddies — get the boot. If you’re on The Bachelor because you’re telegenic, pre-hometowns is where you get off the train. The producers like you, but not enough to trek all the way out to your home. (The notable exception to this rule is Corinne in season 21, who made it to hometowns, where we met her heavily mythologized nanny, Raquel.) This, of course, means saying goodbye to Bekah M., Sienne, and Jacqueline, all women who had strong on-screen presences but weren’t going to win Arie’s heart. There is no rose ceremony, though. This episode, which takes place in Tuscany but isn’t enough like Under the Tuscan Sun, is all about the intimate awkward goodbyes. Every girl goes home in an intimate and actually maybe very painful conversation at this point in the show.