Matt's Season of The Bachelor is officially coming to a close, which means the eliminations are about as heartbreaking as they get. While it's hard to believe anything could be messier than the Feb. 15 episode (in which seven women said their goodbyes, including surprise guest Heather Martin), the Feb. 22 episode definitely crushed a couple of hearts. If you're wondering who goes home on Matt's Bachelor Week 8, here's who peaced out after hometowns and who's heading to Fantasy Suites.
Serena Pitt, Rachael Kirkconnell, Bri Springs, and Michelle Young all made it to hometown week, which certainly looked a little bit different than previous seasons. Travel was out of the question due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the final four contestants' families had to venture to the Nemacolin Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania, where the entirety of filming was taking place. Despite not actually being able to go to the contestants' hometowns, the producers found a way to help each contestant celebrate where they're from.
First to introduce Matt to her family was Michelle. Instead of going to Minnesota, the couple spent the day biking around Nemacolin before she virtually introduced him to her students (remember, she's an elementary school teacher).
Heading into the family introductions later that evening, Michelle was confident, but she admitted it would be hard to move forward with their relationship if her family didn't approve. Luckily for Michelle, her parents gave Matt their seal of approval and the date ended with Michelle telling Matt she was falling in love with him.
Up next was Rachael Kirkconnell, who took Matt skydiving before introducing him to her parents and her sister. After seeing him with her family, Rachael said she would be "completely crushed" if she didn't end up with Matt.
Then came Bri Springs' date, which involved off-roading in a lime green jeep (which was reminiscent of their first date when they rode ATVs through the woods) and picnicking while discussing what it was like to come from a single-parent home. When it came time to finally meet Bri's mom, Lauren, it was clear Matt was in for an interrogation. Despite coming on strong, Lauren told Bri she ultimately needed to be honest with herself and the date ended with Bri telling Matt she was falling in love with him.
Last but not least was Serena Pitt's hometown date. As a Canadian, she wanted to prep Matt on her culture, which included everything from quizzing him on slag to having him sample some dishes to playing hockey. As they headed into the evening portion of the date, Matt said he could see himself spending the rest of his life with Serena. After Serena chatted with her sister, however, she wasn't so sure about her future with Matt. "On one end I was confident, but now I'm not 1000% sure ... Suddenly I have a lot of doubts."
Heading into the rose ceremony, Matt told Chris Harrison he didn't know where Serena was at or whether his feelings for her were reciprocated. Chris encouraged Matt to talk with Serena before handing out the roses, so he asked her to chat before the ceremony. While chatting, Serena admitted she didn't think he was her person and sent herself home.
Matt was emotional after parting ways with Serena, and at the start of the evening's rose ceremony, he encouraged the remaining women to only accept a rose from him if they could really see a future with him. Luckily for Matt, each of the three remaining women — Michelle, Bri, and Rachael — seem ready for a life with Matt, since they all accepted their roses.
Before fans get to see Matt and his final three women take on the Fantasy Suites, The Bachelor will air its "Women Tell All" special on Monday, March 1.