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Chris Bukowski's transformation into a ruthless player - in more ways than one - has been the biggest storyline of the current season of Bachelor Pad.

Based on what we saw of him on The Bachelorette, no one could've seen this degree of blatant women-juggling, lying and general arrogance coming.

How does he respond to critics of this new persona? In an interview with People, he says it's all part of the game that is Bachelor Pad. Excerpts below:

Chris Bukowski on Bachelor Pad

On his new approach: "On Emily Maynard's [Bachelorette] season, I was in it for love, was close to finding it, it didn't work out and I was heartbroken."

"A little of the way I acted on Bachelor Pad was because I was hurt by that. There was only one thing on my mind – the money. In real life, I'm not a mean guy."

"But, I was presented the opportunity to win a lot of money so I'm going to do what it takes. You've got to lie and play the game. You can't be nice to everybody."

On getting pissed at Kalon and Ed for saving Blakeley: "You try to brush it off but it's tough because they're the only people you're seeing all day."

"I was angry [because] they're friends and you don't expect to be lied to by your real friends. I confront [Ed Swiderski] about it in the next episode."

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This week on Bachelor Pad ... Chris Bukowski cemented his status as the top player.

How that happened is somewhat baffling, since we're talking about Chris Bukowski.

Chris may be a cool dude to hang out with, and reasonably good looking, but how Emily Maynard's fourth-place finisher became this Bachelor Pad sex god worshiped by at least three women on the show is beyond comprehension.

We break down his latest escapades and everything else in THG's +/- recap!

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Chris Harrison starts off the Game Show competition by asking some Bachelor-related questions. Minus 10 for the fact that for us it's the easiest quiz ever.

Then things get interesting as he reveals the inappropriate responses from questionnaires filled out the previous day. Plus 15 for incredible awkwardness.

Ed Swiderski and Jaclyn, the girl we don't even remember from her original run but who's been hooking up with Ed, win the trivia contest. Yay? Plus 5.

Jaclyn picks Ed to go on her romantic date. She is totally into Ed, which is convenient as Ed is also totally into Ed. Good times at Dodger Stadium. Plus 5.

At the Pad, Jamie does her best to set women back three decades as she throws himself at Chris, who's 1) not really interested and 2) a douche. Minus 70.

She describes Bukowski more than once as "hot" and "wonderful" ... even if you have no clue what a dick he's being behind your back ... huh?! Minus 30.

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Chris Bukowski was sent packing by Emily Maynard on The Bachelorette last night, leaving Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Jef Holm and Sean Lowe to vie for her heart.

The Bachelorette spoilers we posted earlier today reveal who (allegedly) wins if you're curious. In any case, Chris will be moving on ... to Bachelor Pad!

Bukowski, a 25-year-old Chicagoan, decided to join Bachelor Pad 3 and the quest for $250,000/15 more minutes of fame after Emily rejected him.

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Of that decision, Emily Maynard recently wrote in a blog for People:

"I had a hard time sending him home, but wanted to stay true to the promise I made to his sister that I wouldn't keep him away from his family if I didn't see him at the end."

Chris will be joining 19 other Bachelor and Bachelorette veterans – as well as five "super fans" of the franchise – on the Monday, July 23 premiere.

A month after revealing the majority of the Bachelor Pad 3 cast, ABC finally announced the name of the summer show's final contestant in Bukowski.

Kalon McMahon and Tony Pieper from this season are also in.

The Bachelorette season finale and first-ever live After the Final Rose show air on a special night: Sunday, July 22, starting at 8 p.m.

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Four guys. One girl. Four families. One broken heart.

Things got serious, emotional, cheesy and awkward as always on The Bachelorette as Emily Maynard went to her prospective husbands' places of origin.

Arie, Chris, Jef and Sean each received a hero's welcome and acquitted themselves well on make-or-break hometown dates, but only three roses were in play.

Who got the boot, and who's on to the final three? Follow this link for all The Bachelorette spoilers we know, then read on for THG's official +/- recap!

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Over-under on the number of times the phrase "hometown date" is spoken tonight? 17. And we're betting the over. Minus 17 because it'll be close.

Ricki sighting! Plus 20. She turns seven TODAY, so Plus 7 more.

Minus 10 for killing time and recapping all the guys. Snooze.

Chris Bukowski is up first. Are they getting him out of the way? Guy has to be the clear underdog among the top four. Sorry Chris, it's just true man.

"On a scale of one to Polish, we're Polish." - Proudly Polish Chris. Plus 5.

Mmm ... beer. Emily Maynard drinks a lot of it for a girly girl. Plus 4.

She always looks very, very tan ... in Chicago, in early spring, that makes one of them. Minus 3 for maybe trying just a little too hard sometimes.

Plus 6, though for the hair. It's so pretty.

Chris says his folks are pumped to meet their future daughter-in-law. On the same day Emily comes by? Wow, that's gonna be awkward! Minus 10.

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The rumor mill us swirling as to who Emily Maynard chooses on The Bachelorette. Spoilers to this point have been accurate ... but what about going forward?

The field of 25 has been narrowed to four, as tonight's hometown dates feature Jef Holm, 27, Sean Lowe, 28, Chris Bukowski, 25, and Arie Luyendyk Jr., 30.

The favorite at this point? Still anyone's guess. Or is it?

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There have been reports that Jef, despite looking like the Chris Lambton of this season - great friends with Emily but low romantic chemistry - is the winner.

There have also been conflicting reports that Emily Maynard is engaged to Arie Luyendyk, Jr. after he mentioned his fiancee on a recent call with reporters.

Sean Lowe? How could that guy not be a favorite?

Emily has even been linked (erroneously) to host Chris Harrison and Brad Womack by tabloids in recent weeks in this most unusual Bachelorette season.

For the first time in show history, Sean, Arie and Jef have all done interviews during the season, fueling speculation that each may be the final rose recipient.

What's more, the final three who go on to Curacao after tonight all left the island nation at the same time, making it unclear who finished second (or third).

What do we know about tonight, and beyond? Is there a surprise in store regarding the season finale? Follow the jump for The Bachelorette spoilers ...

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