The Bachelor Season 18 Episode 7 saw Juan Pablo cut his remaining group of women from six to four, with the quartet at the end earning hometown dates.
Actually, he only cut it to five. One woman eliminated herself and it was far from surprising. The biggest shocker was that it took Sharleen Joynt so long.
The opera singer, who returned from Germany to find true love, did not find it. She'd been unsure, or just plain in denial of, any spark with Juan Pablo.
El Bachelor had absolutely no clue about this, of course - we did, from The Bachelor spoilers - until she finally told him as much Monday and bounced.
It happens. Every week, in fact. The Bachelor (or Bachelorette) breaks unsuspecting hearts left and right. This time the tables were turned, that's all.
"I just know that he doesn't have what I'm looking for in terms of a forever partner," Sharleen said, and good ol' Juan actually did shed a tear or two.
Also eliminated last night? Chelsie Webster. We would really miss Chelsie if we had any idea she was still on the show heading into this episode.
Basically that was a foregone conclusion as well. Much less so? Juan Pablo Galavis deciding to introduce one of the ladies to his daughter, Camila.
The contestant who earned that honor? Nikki Ferrell!
In his hometown of Miami, Fla., Juan Pablo took Nikki on a date to Camila's dance recital. She also met his parents and Carla Rodriguez, JPG's baby mama.
Suffice it to say, Nikki is the frontrunner after all this.
Also advancing to the hometown dates were Andi Dorfman, Renee Oteri and Clare Crawley, each of whom have shown chemistry with our man as well.
Still, based on The Bachelor Season 18 Episode 7, this is looking like Nikki's competition to lose ... much to the chagrin of every other contestant and fan.
1. Nikki Ferrell of The Bachelor
Nikki Ferrell is a frontrunner on The Bachelor Season 18. Think she has what it takes to win?
2. Nikki Ferrell Underwear Photo
Nikki Ferrell in her underwear. Juan Pablo Galavis knows how to pick 'em.
3. Nikki Ferrell Pic
Nikki Ferrell is one of the contestants on The Bachelor Season 18. And she's a contender, unquestionably.
4. Nikki Ferrell Bikini Shot
Nikki Ferrell in a bikini on the beach. The Bachelor frontrunner shows off her assets!
5. Nikki Ferrell Photo
This is Nikki Ferrell. The Bachelor contestant is emerging as one of the favorites this season.
6. Nikki Ferrell on The Bachelor
Nikki Ferrell on The Bachelor with Juan Pablo Galavis. She is totes the villain this year.
7. Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Farrell
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Farrell on the set of The Bachelor. Well done Juan Pab.
8. Renee Oteri Photo
Renee Oteri is one of Juan Pablo Galavis' final four on The Bachelor. Think she has what it takes to win?
9. Andi Dorfman Picture
Andi Dorfman may be the top frontrunner to be the next star of The Bachelorette on ABC. She's got the looks for it!
10. Andi Dorfman Photo
Andi Dorfman may be the frontrunner to become the next star of The Bachelorette on ABC.
14. Juan Pablo Galavis and Clare Crawley
Juan Pablo Galavis and Clare Crawley on The Bachelor. These two have totally boned already.
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Then scroll through our gallery of the final four women above and tell us who you think Juan Pablo Galavis should give his final rose to this season ...