The Final 3 Have Been Decided! Here's Every Detail From The Bachelor's Home Visits
We knew this would be a doozy of an episode and, boy, did it deliver. We cried, we laughed, we felt sick to our stomachs — no emotion is left unturned in this late stage of the third season of The Bachelor. Want every detail from tonight's heartbreaking episode? Read on!
Oh man, we're nervous tonight. This is the pointy end of the game — too pointy for our liking. We really like the four girls remaining in the game. They all seem smart, funny, kind and deserving of the love they're looking for. We hate the thought of any of them leaving and don't envy Sam one bit.
Launching into the ep, we're greeted with a shot of Sam having a pensive moment at the beach. He's talking about the four women and how special they all are. He tells us he's handing the reins over to the girls, so they can take him home to meet their families. We. Cannot. Wait.
Heather tells us she's really missed Sam and can't wait to see him, which makes us ANXIOUS 'cause we got friend vibes from him in last night's episode. She hugs him nearly to death and it's super cute. Then he starts talking about how their whole relationship has been surrounded by the glitz and glam of the show. Truth, Sam. Truth.
Heather takes him to a Mount Coot-tha in Queensland and starts telling Sam about her troubled family history. After her dad left when she was 9 months old, Heather started searching for him at 18. She found him, spent five years getting to know him and forming an amazing relationship, before he got sick and tragically passed away. Ugh, this is so sad! "As soon as I met him at 18," Heather tells Sam, "my whole personality made sense." On the table? The scones and hot chocolate she used to share with her dad. Sam is suitably concerned by her story and seems to be genuinely feeling a lot of love for her. Whether it's romantic love or not, we're unsure. Heather is super emotional which is obvs making us wanna cryyyy.
Next, Heather takes Sam to meet a man named Warwick, who owns a horse farm that Heather started working on when she was 11 or 12. Heather credits Warwick with shaping the direction of her life. She says she wouldn't be where she is now if it wasn't for Warwick, so he sounds like someone Sam really needs to impress.
Ooh, Warwick does NOT mess around. "What do you know about horses, Sam? They're a good judge of character." How he managed to make that sound threatening, we have no idea. But heck, we're nervous.
LOL, Sam tries to lift the wire in the fence for Warwick to climb through, and Warwick tells him to stop embarrassing him. HAHAHAHA.
So . . . Warwick is freakin' genius secret psychologist or something. He's full of wordy gems: "A comfort zone is just a prison of our own making," he throws as Sam the second he mentions it. "Mmm," says Sam. Oh my gosh, this is the best.
Heather's very emotional :(
Heather tells Warwick and her friend Laura that Sam still has three other families to visit after this, which goes down like a lead balloon. Warwick asks for some time outside with Sam for a chat . . . Things be gettin' serious. Heather's friend Laura asks how she feels about him. Heather refuses to answer but insinuates that she's in love with Sam — and says she doesn't want to say it out until she's the last one there.
OMG, stahp. Warwick asks Sam to describe the other girls and Heather WITHOUT naming names, and to describe why he likes them. Warwick immediately picks out Heather from Sam's description and asks him if their connection is the right one. For his part, Sam is holding up bloody well.
WARWICK IS SO AMAZING. Can he counsel us through all of life's decisions? He's talking Heather through her feelings now, and tells her to hold onto the friendship she has with Sam. "Do think his [feelings] are on the same level as mine?" Heather asks him. Warwick tells her if Sam doesn't pick her, "Six months, 12 months down the line, there's going to be a lightbulb moment," meaning he'll soon realise what he's missing. "Family doesn't have to be blood," Warwick says. Wow, this is intense. Oh man, Heather is so in love with Sam.
Time for Lana's hometown visit, in Berowra, Sydney. She meets Sam in a misty, green valley — the setting is perfectly romantic and serene. "When I met Lana, she was a beautiful, unexpected surprise," says Sam, reminding us that he's completely smitten. He's saying he knows their relationship would be fun — and that he can really see a relationship with her. Game over, m8s.
They're kissing already. I'm just gonna throw it down now — Lana's gotta win. He's head over heels. "Sam is the kind of guy that you marry," Lana says. A HINT, perhaps?
Sam's meeting Lana's mum and her friend Renee. Sam walks in with flowers and wine, which wins the mum over instantly, LOL. Our kinda woman.
"Welcome to the family," Lana says. WOAH, STEADY.
"I'm very protective," says Lana's mum. "If Sam doesn't have Lana's best interests at heart then Sam's not going to be a son-in-law." We LOVE this lady. Sam's doing the hard yards, convincing Lana's mum that he's worthy of Lana's time — and that he's willing to work their interstate locations out in order to make it work long term. Mama Lana is really putting the squeeze on him! Is funny.
She tells Lana she needs to keep very level-headed about the situation. Lana tells her that it's been, "So emotional. All I do is this think about him. I didn't expect to fall for him." Wow! Lana's mum says it's the happiest she's seen her in a long time, but she needs to be careful it's not just euphoria.
INTERESTING: Sam tells Lana he's going to miss her. When he was with Heather, it was Heather who said those words. Very telling. Sam and Lana kiss, as he's leaving he says, "Miss you." He misses her before she's even gone. That's love, mate.
Time for Sarah's date, in Mornington, Victoria. She says she really, really likes the guy — and we can tell he likes her too! Is it enough to trump Lana, though? They share a big, heartfelt hug and head down to the beach for a wiiiiindy picnic.
Something happens and suddenly Sarah talks at a million miles an hour about children, getting married and all that intense stuff. True to form, Sam doesn't flinch — he tells her he's in no rush for any of that, which alleviates Sarah's anxiety. She really wants to travel and still live her own life with a partner before becoming a mum. A tough conversation handled by both of them with ease!
Sarah's mum takes Sam aside for a chat, terribly disguised a fresh herb hunt. Sarah's mum asks Sam what animal he would be most like. Sam's answer? A Labrador. GOOD one, Sam. He has an easy chat with Sarah's dad, who seems like a legend — to be honest, this date is going ridiculously easy.
He's mixing well with their family and seems very comfortable . . . And then comes Sarah's sister, who brings out the big guns. She tells Sam that Sarah is gold, and he better understand that. Her brother asks why Sarah's in the top four. Sarah's sister asks if he feels like he's fitting in with their family and Sam looks a little sweaty for the first time. He says it's a pleasure being around them and that he feels like can see himself spending more time with them. They all smile and nod, so it looks like he had the magic words they were looking for!
As Sarah and Sam go their separate ways, he tells her he'll miss her. She reacts like she NEVER expected him to say that, and this is what we love about her — she's so humble and unassuming. Seems like a really, really lovely person, and it's clear she's got big love for Sam now. Her heart is on the line and we can't STAND not knowing who he's going to pick. Bloody Network Ten got us again this season. -
Now it's time for Sam's date with Snezana, which means he's about to meet her daughter, Eve. We know this is the dealbreaker. If Eve doesn't like Sam, he's out the door — so this meeting is very important to his relationship with Snez.
They're at the beach in Perth and it's a perfect — until Snez accidentally says that they're going to have "a big, fat, European wedding." She meant "dinner" and totally put her foot in it which is SOOOO LOL. They have a good laugh and then talk moves onto talking about Eve. "If Eve doesn't like me . . . " Sam starts, "You're stuffed," says Snez. Love. It. Can't come between a mama and her little girl!
"I have such strong feelings for Snezana," says Sam. It's good to hear that, TBH — Lana was starting to cloud our judgement with the whole Snez-and-Sam thing! this is a good reminder that he's totally into Snez as well, and they've had a strong bond from the start.
OH MY GOD, SNEZ AND EVE REUNITE. We are a mess on the floor. Actual tears flowing. What a beautiful moment. Everyone's crying. Even Sam is crying! I think. Or else he's got sand in his eyes. God, give us a moment will yaaa.
Eve is a piece of heaven. Snez with Eve is all of the pieces of heaven wrapped in one big Chanel bow. The end.
The trio goes for a stroll in the park — they get ice-cream — and then Eve drops the best line of the season to Sam: "I've got some questions to ask you. Come over here." And she has a list of trivia questions about Macedonia, One Direction, his favourite food, what he likes about her mum and more. This girl! Too much excellence. Sam tells Eve that Snez is "so pretty," and we're a mess again. "How much do you like my mum out of 10?" Eve asks. "You've gotta remember I've only been on three dates with your mum," he says. "So I haven't known her for very long. I'd have to say 9.4 out of 10." SAM. 10 is the answer, sheesh. "I thought his answers were good," says Eve, "but he could improve." Then she giggles and suddenly we don't care about anything else, we just want Snez and Eve to be happy forever.
Now Sam's heading to a family dinner with Snez's people. They're a BIG family — lots of people to impress, but as Sam says, the hard part (meeting Eve) is over. They seem like a big, happy family. All very close — and they love food and alcohol more than anything, so we know they're good people, amirite? They have enough food to feed a small village and Sam looks overwhelmed but he digs in with gusto (good man).
Snez's sister cuts to the chase and asks if Sam would move to Perth. Sam answers yes, in a roundabout way, and then Snez's brother Rob jumps in with his own questions and ensures Sam knows that Eve is most important in the whole equation. Sam's totally on-board with that and answers Robs in.tense. questions with honesty. He's getting grilled.
Rob is really throwing the biggest, toughest questions at Sam. The really hard stuff — how will he devote enough time to Eve, Snez and his business? How will he look after his niece and parents' grandchild? How will he manage his business in Melbourne when Snez is settled in Perth? Boom, boom, boom. Sam tells Rob that is he does end up with Snez, he will treat her right. And that seems to make Rob happy for now.
Sam and Snez share some kisses outside and then he's off — time for him to make some pretty big decisions now! Holy sh*t, we are proper anxious about this rose ceremony. Heather, Lana, Sarah and Snez. They're all such amazing women and they all deserve to take this out.
Ceremony time! Sweaty palms. Ugh. Do NOT envy Sam one bit. Yada, yada, yada, get on with it Osher! We're too anxious for chit-chat.
Sarah. First rose. Breeeeeeathe.
Snezana. Second rose. Breeeeathe.
OMG IT'LL BE LANA OR HEATHER OUT.
Lana. Third rose.
Heather looks heartbroken. We are heartbroken. WHAT. Is. This. Sh*t.
We want to hug her so badly. Ugh, we thought he wasn't going to walk her out but he did THANK GOD.
Heather asks why, and Sam explains. "The white rose date was and always will be one of the greatest dates I'll ever go on," he says. "I've hoping and wanting that what I felt as an amazing friendship can be more, and I don't think it can." Ouch. But also, honest.
Heather's being really strong but it's killing us to watch her swallow her tears. After thinking she'd win in the beginning, it's crazy to know she's out. Now we know the final three: Snezana, Sarah and Lana. Who's gonna win?! One week to go.