Gerry Is Here to Find a Wife on 'The Golden Bachelor' — Who Did He Send Home? (SPOILERS)

'Golden Bachelor' Gerry Turner has to send women home each week and as hard as it is for him, it's all about narrowing the contestants down to find his wife.

Chrissy Bobic - Author

Nov. 16 2023, Published 9:01 p.m. ET

Gerry Turner and his contestants on The Golden Bachelor
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The Gist:

  • Season 1 of The Golden Bachelor features the first senior citizen lead, Gerry Turner.
  • Some of the Season 1 contestants are familiar faces to fans of The Bachelor franchise.
  • Gerry has to eliminate women each week as he figures out which woman is right for him as his new wife.
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Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for The Golden Bachelor.

After The Bachelor spinoff was teased for years, The Golden Bachelor is here to help one man, Gerry Turner, find love again after losing his wife of more than 40 years. The spinoff focuses on Gerry as he gets to know other women in their "golden years" and it follows the same format as the other shows in the franchise. So, who is left on The Golden Bachelor and who went home this week? Read on to find out!

The Golden Bachelor cast
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Who went home in Week 8 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Gerry in Costa Rica on The Golden Bachelor
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Week 8 brings Fantasy Suite dates to The Golden Bachelor. Yes, there are overnight dates in this Bachelor spinoff and no, Gerry doesn't reveal exactly what happens on each one. But he and his final two ladies seem pretty happy the morning after their respective Fantasy Suite dates, so there's that.

But, because it's the penultimate episode of the season, no one goes home. Instead, Gerry prepares himself for a tough decision, come the Nov. 30 finale.

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Who went home in Week 7 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Faith from The Golden Bachelor
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Week 7 brings the Women Tell All special. But, toward the end of the special, which shows Kathy owning up to her issues with Theresa and Susan fan-girling over Kris Jenner, we see who goes home and which women are Gerry's final two. Although it's a hard decision for him to make, Gerry sends Faith home. And his final two ladies are Theresa and Leslie.

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Who went home in Week 6 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Gerry doesn't send anyone home in Week 6 of 'The Golden Bachelor'
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After three successful hometown dates, Gerry has to make the toughest decision yet and send just one woman home. But after he gives one of his two roses to Leslie, he walks out. He tells host Jesse Palmer that he knows what he has to do, but he doesn't want to do it. So at the end of the Week 6 episode, Gerry doesn't send anyone home, since the episode leaves off on a rose ceremony cliffhanger.

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Who went home in Week 5 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Susan, Ellen, and Sandra go home in Week 5 of The Golden Bachelor
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This week, Gerry has to narrow the women down from six to three. Last week might have made things a little easier when Nancy sent herself home. But this time around, Gerry makes tough decisions.

He sends home Sandra, Ellen, and Susan. Ellen is particularly difficult for Gerry and he even takes her aside after the rose ceremony to talk to her. But now, he has just three women left — Faith, Leslie, and Theresa — and they're all getting hometown dates.

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Who went home in Week 4 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

April, Kathy, and Nancy go home in Week 4 of The Golden Bachelor
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Gerry says himself that his season and his journey is halfway over at this point. And that is proven when he sens some pretty memorable women home, including Kathy, who has had a bit of a feud with fellow contestant Theresa all season.

Nancy decides to go home ahead of the rose ceremony, since both she and Gerry don't feel a strong connection with each other. And April also goes home this week.

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Who went home in Week 3 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Joan, Edith, and Christina go home in Week 3 of The Golden Bachelor
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Things start to get extra emotional this week. After Joan gets a rose on her one-on-one date with Gerry, she leaves early to go home to be with her daughter, who recently gave birth.

And after some drama between the women, Gerry sadly hands out seven roses during the rose ceremony and sends home Edith and Christina.

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Who went home in Week 2 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Peggy, Jeanie, and Natascha from The Golden Bachelor
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Although Gerry sends home several women in the first week of The Golden Bachelor, Week 2 is different. He has just three women to say good-bye to and there are tears all around. For Week 2, Gerry sends Peggy, Jeanie, and Natascha home. As Gerry hugs each woman and even tells Natascha he loves her (as a friend, of course), it's clear that all kinds of connections are forming.

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Who went home in Week 1 of 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Anna, Patty, and Sylvia from The Golden Bachelor
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While most of the women seem serious about finding love, and about getting to know Gerry, he has to send a handful of them home on night one. Talk about a rough night for everyone involved. On night one, Gerry sends home the following ladies during the rose ceremony, with the exception of Aunt Chippy, who sleeps through the ceremony and goes home without saying a proper goodbye:

  • Aunt Chippy
  • Anna
  • Maria
  • Patty
  • Pamela
  • Renee
  • Sylvia
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Who is still left on 'The Golden Bachelor'?

Gerry has a big task ahead of him as the season progresses and he gets to know the women better. Judging by the preview for the season ahead, there is no shortage of tears and maybe even a little drama among Gerry and the women. But after the first night, he already knows that his future wife is among the remaining women. And the ladies who are left after Week 8 are:

  • Theresa
  • Leslie
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Like the flagship series in the franchise, The Golden Bachelor tasks the leading man with handing out a first impression rose, embarking on one-on-ones, experiencing hometowns, and doling out unexpected heartbreak.

There are still two ladies left after hometowns and the time is dwindling down for Gerry to find his next "the one." Who will Gerry pick in the finale?

Tune into new episodes of The Golden Bachelor on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to find out! You can also stream the series on Hulu.

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