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This week's episode of The Bachelor featured a trip to Costa Rica, Michelle upping the crazy to levels we didn't know existed and two more women eliminated.

One of whom we pretty much forgot was still on the show, a sign that it's been a pretty smooth ride for Brad so far. The tough decisions will really begin next week.

How did last night's dates play out? Who went home and who are the final six remaining? Let's break it all down right here in THG's trademark +/- recap!

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Michelle, after Chantal Ohhhh received the first one-on-one date: "All I can do is be myself, be patient, and hope that she gets attacked by monkeys." Plus 8.

Obligatory Bachelor zip line / "take the plunge together" moment! Minus 5.

Chantal O’Brien in a men's white button-down shot? Not so unhot. Plus 12.

The good news about this date, which obviously ended with her getting a rose, was that Brad actually appeared human. The bad news? This is rare. Minus 4.

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Monday's episode of The Bachelor featured a dreaded 2-on-1 date, some emotional outbursts, a faux dominatrix and the most lopsided date of all time.

The fifth week of the season felt a bit like filler, or at least like its sole goal was to build tensions and feelings for the final few weeks when it really gets good.

That said, there were memorable moments, good and bad. How did it all play out? Who stayed and who left? Let's break it down in THG's classic +/- recap!

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Amazing that a NASCAR-themed date was selected.

Shawntel gets the rose on the first solo date, and it's well-earned. The embalmer doesn't get the PR, but she seems very nice and down-to-earth. Plus 9.

Emily Maynard goes on a group date in which they go to a NASCAR track to take laps. Emily's late fiance was a race car driver. Minus 14, Mike Fleiss. Cold.

She handles being jerked around with such grace, though. Plus 10, and Plus 5 more, because Brad seems to empathize and care for her very genuinely.

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Brad Womack and Bachelor fans have fallen for Emily Maynard, whose former fiancee, race car driver Ricky Hendrick, died in a plane crash while she was pregnant.

On next week's episode, Emily's moving story will be on display again as their date - surely by pure coincidence - hits close to home at a NASCAR track.

Check out how Emily Maynard reacted to the setting of the group date, and how Brad Womack treated the potentially uncomfortable situation, below:

"I know there has been a lot of talk and concern recently over the upcoming episode of The Bachelor with the NASCAR-themed group date," Emily tells People.

"Although I appreciate everyone's concern, I ask that you reserve judgment until [it airs]. As you'll see, the experience actually helped me gain some closure."

She even had a little fun behind the wheel.

"The first few laps were for Ricky," the Southern Belle said. "And the last lap was for me. And I'm just really ready to move on and find love again."

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The Bachelor has been "turned upside down," according to OK!

Sounds like a compelling cover story, except for the fact that:

  1. We already know the scandals in question
  2. They're not even that ridiculous

Still, feel free to believe that "Brad’s love story is in danger of falling apart" and that "he’s the one who might find himself picking up the pieces of a broken heart."

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The stakes couldn’t be higher, the celeb gossip rag writes, 'cause this time, he found “the one.” But Brad's SHOCKING arrest record may thwart EVERYTHING!

“I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager - some 20 years ago,” Brad says. “Some claims have been blown out of proportion, but I took responsibility."

As for the cast, they're harboring their own secrets as well ... such as Michelle Money's affair with NBA star Carlos Boozer. Again, not that big of a deal really.

Let's face it, we know all The Bachelor spoilers there are to know, and Brad isn't that interesting otherwise. Nice try, tabloids. Step up your game next week?

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Michelle Money is the resident crazy this season on The Bachelor. As is often the case, The Bachelor hasn't figured it out as early as the viewers.

From her phantom injuries to her threats of dropping elbows on Ashley, Michelle's antics comprised a large part of THG's official recap this week.

But at least for the moment, Brad Womack is unfazed. In fact, he's smitten.

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SO MONEY: Brad seems to think Michelle is. In a manner of speaking.

We hate to break it to you, Michelle haters. She's not going away anytime soon. Will she make the hometown dates? Read The Bachelor spoilers here if you must.

Excerpts of Brad's reflections on Michelle from this past episode below:

"I wanted to be strong for her. She was a mess at first – so terrified she was crying uncontrollably. I was so proud of her for conquering her fear! She did it!"

"That evening I saw a side to Michelle that I had been waiting to see. She's obviously beautiful but she's also intelligent, mature and an amazing mother."

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Last night's episode of The Bachelor was all about facing fears. Or so the cue cards claimed. Who's up to the task and who's packing their bags, ladies?

The fourth installment of the season met its usual quota of tears, catty comments, unintentional comedy and awkwardly-phrased sentences from Brad.

How did it all play out? Let's break it down in THG's classic +/- recap!

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Michelle Money is really coming into her own as an insane contestant.

The episode hilariously opens with Michelle waking up to learn she has a black eye. "I have no idea what happened," she tells Brad. Meghan thinks she's just trying to get attention ... by punching her own face?! Eh, we'll buy it. Plus 10.

Ashley S. couldn't care less how it happened, she just wishes she'd been responsible. "I want to rip her head off," she says. Girl, tone down the crazy. Minus 4.

Off to Catalina with Chantal. Where Kip-Ten fell in love. So poetic. Plus 3.

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Give Brad Womack credit.

On The Bachelor and in life, the 38-year-old Texan is open about who he is, even when that requires admitting his faults. It's refreshing in a sense.

This week, celebrity gossip reports exposed his alleged brushes with the law in the past, an impressive list of infractions. Womack says it's all true.

Brad WHOA-Mack

Brad's criminal history includes carrying a forged driver's license, public intoxication and passing a bad check, but he says he learned from those mistakes.

"I'm sure I wouldn't be the first to admit that I had a couple of missteps when I was a teenager – some 20 odd years ago," says the Austin, Tex., bar owner.

"Some of the claims have been blown out of proportion but I took responsibility for my actions and took immediate measures to remedy the situation."

"It was just growing pains. I was still young and naïve. You learn from your experiences, good and bad, and move on. It ultimately builds character."

Hopefully his chosen fiancee agrees. Speaking of, should he pick ...

 

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When this season of The Bachelor premiered, contestants were noticeably wary of Brad Womack because he left both finalists with a broken heart during his first run on the show.

But suitors now have a new reason to worry: Womack is a criminal!!!

According to police records, Brad was arrested in 1993 for forging a Texas driver's license. Did ABC miss this infraction during its background check because Womack was booked under his birth name, Stephen Bradley Pickelsimer? Or did the network not care because he's just so gosh darn handsome?

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This felony counterfeiting charge netted Womack 180 days of probation.

Meanwhile, Star Magazine also reports that the bachelor was busted for public intoxication and for passing a bad check.

Consider yourself warned, Emily Maynard.

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We give The Bachelor a hard time for being scripted and full of contrived nonsense on a weekly basis, but last night was legitimately emotional and warm.

All thanks to Emily Maynard.

Just three weeks in, she's already proven one of the sweetest, most likable and most beautiful contestants in Bachelor history. How do you not get behind that?

As our official recap of last night's episode discussed, not even a group of catty chicks can find a reason to hate Emily Maynard. That's saying something!

Her one-on-one date with Brad Womack, which we've posted in its entirety above, started off awkwardly because she was afraid to open up to the guy.

Unlike typical Bachelor baloney, however, she's guarded for good reason. Her story even left a vampire in tears, and Brad was understandably moved.

Will she make it far? The Bachelor spoilers we've compiled so far indicate she's got a good shot. Will she get engaged and become Mrs. Brad Womack?

If not, she'd better be The Bachelorette. Start the campaign now.

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There comes a time each season on The Bachelor where we find ourselves basically going through the motions. That time is usually weeks 2-9 out of 10.

That said, last night's third episode actually provided some genuine emotion, some drama, some stalking and some unintentional comedy for the ages.

Not shabby, right? Let's break it down. On to THG's classic +/- recap!

Chantal in Action

Chantal could actually pass for an action movie star. Maybe.

The women partake in an action shoot. Minus only 3, because while this was fairly pointless, it could not compare to the awkwardness of the first one-on-one.

Ashley S. and Brad go to Capitol Records and "sing" Seal's hit "Kiss from a Rose." This is beyond bad, but Plus 4 for the sense that they just want it to end too.

During the date, Michelle is complaining about having to "share" Brad, who is "mine. MINE." Lady, have you not seen seasons 1-30 of The Bachelor? Minus 10.

Seal personally appears to serenade them! Plus 7, because while this marks the end of Seal's career, dude probably got paid, and is still married to Heidi Klum.

Minus 9 for Heidi Klum not appearing.

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