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'The Bachelorette' weeds out the boys from the men for hometown dates

Andi Dorfman and Josh share a kiss in Belgium on week seven of "The Bachelorette."
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The Bachelorette” has done a little gardening on Monday night’s episode and broke two hearts in the process. Andi Dorfmanan weeded out the boys from the men, or those that could express their feelings, as "The Bachelorette" prepares to meet the families on hometown dates. But, the men are done with Nick and his game and think his emotion is just a ploy to win.

For the final week before hometown dates “The Bachelorette” took the remaining contestants, Brian, Chris, Dylan, Josh, Marcus, and Nick to Brussels. The eclectic country of Belgium laid the groundwork for Andi Dorfman to make tough decisions. Four will take her home and Nick is ready to cut throats for Andi ‘s love.

Marcus had the first one-on-one date and Josh received the second, which was also the second for the pair in two weeks. Dorfman wanted to know more about him and to have him express his feelings to see if he was hometown material. Josh passed the ADA’s test and he finally stated he was falling in love with “The Bachelorette.”

But it was the drama with Nick that fueled the fire. Nick once again broke “The Bachelorette” rules and lied to get into Andi’s hotel room. She loved it and was flattered. The couple walked Brussels at night and Dorfman’s response to Nick’s sneak attack was, “This is week seven, go for it.” And go for it he did. Nick swooped in, told “The Bachelorette” she will be his wife, and his “hot kisses” enthralled Andi who described their relationship as “passionate.”

Is Nick’s passion enough to be the last man standing? He will undoubtedly be one of the final two, but not if the remaining bachelors have anything to do with Andi Dorfman’s decision.

“The Bachelorette” took the group date to a monastery where they couldn’t kiss, but Nick's and Andi's eyes spoke volumes. The group date rose guaranteed a hometown visit and Nick nailed it to the chagrin of the other men. Nick’s fellow bachelors think he is fake, phony, not real, not there for the right reasons and talks more about strategy than Andi. They confronted him and he denied all of their allegations.

Nick’s rose didn’t stop him from private time with Andi at the cocktail party, a fact she mentioned and described the flower as a target for the other men. Nick didn’t tell Dorfman about the “bleachable moment” of awkward silence with the other contestants, and he didn’t have to. Liked or not, Andi has feelings for Nick.

Is Nick playing Andi? He researched “The Bachelor” franchise prior to this season’s premiere because as he said, he knew nothing about the reality TV dating show. After Andi’s reaction to Juan Pablo, it is highly unlikely Dorfman is one to be played. ABC could be accused of drumming up the male cat drama for ratings, as this type of infighting generally occurs around towards the end. "The Bachelorette" with Andi Dorfman heads to visit the families of Josh, Nick, Marcus and Chris on the make or break hometown dates next Monday night.

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