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Welcome to The Bachelorette version of The Hollywood Reporter's Power Rankings. Each week, THR's Bachelor experts will be tuning in to the romantic connections and dramatic shenanigans taking place on season 12 of the long-running ABC franchise. In an effort to cater to viewers who opt out of show spoilers, these rankings are based on opinions and observations week-by-week. Read last week's Power Rankings here.
JoJo Fletcher should be glad she got that whole Chad thing out of the way.
With The Bachelorette villain Chad Johnson — as well as her ex Chad who emerged via a tabloid story last week — gone, the Bachelorette was finally free to focus on the sort of drama that might actually lead her to a happy ending — or as Jordan put it tonight: "To do life with."
Tonight's episode involved JoJo doing a lot of interpreting as they traveled to Buenos Aires: her performance date with Wells, her three-way tango with Derek and Chase and also sussing out who is telling the truth between James Taylor and Jordan.
In a bid to warn JoJo about the frontrunner supposedly being there for fame, the country singer told JoJo that the footballer acts like he's a celebrity, saying: "His attitude is that he’s entitled."
But his plan backfired when Jordan assured JoJo that he wants to be in love and engaged by the end of their journey, causing her to light up with googly eyed glee.
Faced with what she called the hardest decision she's had to make yet during the rose ceremony, JoJo wasn't ready to say goodbye to her bottom two. After an emotional pause with Chris Harrison, she decided to keep both James Taylor and Alex, but the message was still received. "I don't want a pity rose," commented an angry Alex.
Two of the men did get sent home, however: Wells during his one-on-one (even after the pair's first kiss) and Derek during a tense two-on-one with Chase. The location and Derek's tears provided the producers with the opportunity to drag out his goodbye to the emotional tune of Don't Cry For Me Argentina (more on that below).
See how the remaining men rank after tonight's episode and keep sharing your thoughts with THR using the #THRose hashtag on Twitter.
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