Week 8: Burning Questions

Alright, you guys know the drill. Three questions, one person in the Hot Seat. Ready, set, go!

 1. Who will have the best hometown date?

As veteran viewers of this show, we have all seen a lot of hometown dates. On the “How horribly is this meet-the-family date going?” scale, with 1 being mildly horrible and 10 being extremely horrible, we’ve seen 1s and we’ve seen 25s. By the way, if you’re wondering what qualifies as a 25, Des’ hometown date last season would certainly be a prime example. Or maybe that one time when Kacie Boguskie’s family hated Ben. But we digress.

So, who has the least horrible hometown date this week? Well, in short, we don’t know yet. That’s why we asked the question. But if we had to guess, we’d put our money on Drew. We just think Des will really click with his family and enjoy meeting his sister. Their relationship has been going strong lately, and we can see that trend continuing this week. Who do you think has the best hometown date? Answer the little poll thingy at the bottom of this post and let us know, why don’t ya?

2. When will Brooks start running?

It’s been well-documented by now that Des and Brooks have created these corny levels that explain where they’re at on the path to falling in love. These levels go something like this: army crawling, regular crawling, hopping, walking sideways, cartwheeling, stepping, briskly walking, jogging, running, finish line.

It’s also been well-documented that Des has reached the final level in this nonsensical system, but Brooks … well, he’s still jogging. As you can see, this creates a bit of a problem. So, that leads us to wonder when he’s going to pick up the pace, if at all. If Des plans on proposing to Brooks and giving him a giant Neil Lane rock, she better hope he breaks out into a full-on sprint soon. We’re gonna venture out onto a limb here and predict that if he doesn’t, a relationship between those two probably won’t work out.

Note: This question could also be interpreted as, “When will Brooks start running away from Des?” That could also happen. And opposed, we are not. What do you think Brooks will do? …Oh, wait. We already used up our poll question, so never mind. You can’t tell us what you think this time. Sorry.

3. Will Nate break stuff and ruin everything forever?

Nate Hartsock

We have really high expectations for Nate Hartsock this time around. He’s set the bar so high. Anything less than the shenanigans he pulled last season would be a huge disappointment. We’re hoping for arrogance, a condescending tone, premature judgments and insults that will make Des as red as Taylor Swift’s lipstick. What could be more exciting?!

Unfortunately, we have a feeling we’ll be disappointed. As is to be expected, the previews were probably making his appearance seem more dramatic than it will be. He’ll be a little cold and standoffish toward the guys, Des will tell him to tone it down and that’ll be the end of it. But, hey, Bachelor Nation can dream, right? Nothing wrong with holding out hope for another unnecessary verbal assault.

The Hot Seat

Every week, we’ll pick one or two dudes who we think are in danger of getting sent home the following episode. Whether it’s because they’re causing tension in the mansion, had a night of drunken woopsies or just simply aren’t connecting with Des, these men could find themselves in the Bachelor Burn Book Hot Seat … a place that would make even Regina George feel threatened.

1. Zak

Zak W.

Zak had a good run, but the comeback ends tonight (we think). Zak showed America that he’s a nice guy with a great sense of humor and well-defined abs, but it just doesn’t appear to be enough for Des. Could it be enough to make him the next Bachelor, though? He made the top four, so according to James’ rule, that would mean he’s at least in the running…

Want more Bachelor Burn Book? Follow us on Twitter @bachelorburnbk. We live tweet during every episode and offer our insights throughout the week on all things Bachelor-related.

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