Spoiler Alert: This story contains spoilers for The Courtship.
Following the success of Bridgerton and with the long-standing influence of dating shows like The Bachelor, Joe Millionaire, and Love Is Blind, NBCUniversal has launched a different sort of experimental competition series with The Courtship.
The show, which takes place at the stunning Castle Howard in York, England, follows lead Nicole Rémy as she looks for a traditional, Regency-era courtship and love story with one of her 16 suitors.
While other dating shows rely on flashy dates featuring modern luxuries like private helicopter rides, sports cars, and strip mall shopping excursions, the men are wooing Nicole with 1800s-inspired activities, like formal dances, picnics, and carriage rides. Nicole and her potential partners are all dressed to the nines in era-appropriate outfits as well.
Though the concept and the setting are preparing Nicole up for a fairy-tale romance, she wasn't able to connect with all of her suitors along the way. Who has she eliminated thus far?
Who went home on 'The Courtship'? (SPOILERS)
Ahead of the eliminations, Nicole fills up her dance card with the names of the men she isn't sure about. Those whose names are on the list must participate in the farewell dance for a final opportunity to have one-on-one time with the lead. During the dance, Nicole decides who she wants to send home, and who she wants to continue to get to know.
Keep scrolling to find out who was sent home.
1. Dr. Jarrett Schanzer
During what was, perhaps, the cringiest elimination of the first night, Dr. Schanzer offered Nicole a rose quartz love stone to open up her heart chakras as a last-ditch effort to stay (only after he quoted Jane Austen). The lead wasn't impressed with the gift, and she told the doctor that their connection didn't seem "real."
The anaesthesiologist pleaded with Nicole for another chance, but her mind was made up.
"I think you're making a big mistake," he ominously said before he left the castle.
2. Mr. Lewis Echavarria
Lewis impressed Nicole's court, and he shared that he was on the show for the "right reasons" during his final dance. However, the lead didn't think that there was enough time for them to really get to know one another and to connect.
Nicole sent Lewis home, and both the lead and the suitor shed some tears about the decision along the way.
3. Mr. Caleb Ward
Though Mr. Ward had an outgoing personality and plenty of academic achievements to discuss, Nicole thought that he focused too much on talking about himself rather than actually getting to know her.
"He's kind of a lot," Nicole said during a confessional.
After Mr. Ward's elimination in the farewell dance, he expressed his relief to be going home.
4. Mr. Derek Kesseler
Mr. Kesseler was one of the three men who tried to impress Ms. Rémy by jumping in the water on the rowboat date in the second episode, but he ultimately came up short.
The Big Brother Canada alum missed the dance card, and he was sent home.
5. Mr. Chan Luxe
Though Mr. Luxe narrowly escaped elimination on the first night, his second dance with Ms. Rémy didn't prove to be as successful. Both Mr. Luxe and the lead admitted that there was a physical attraction there between them, but that they weren't yet able to form an emotional connection.
As he was exiting the dancefloor, Mr. Luxe passed by Ms. Rémy's court without saying goodbye — and a few of the other men noticed the diss.
6. Mr. Peter Saffa
While the men were trying to get to know Ms. Rémy when they weren't playing cricket during the group outing on the third episode, Mr. Saffa chose to spend time flirting with Tessa Cleary (aka one of the members of the lead's court).
Unsurprisingly, his decision to try to pursue someone who was not Ms. Rémy did not work out, and the software engineer asked him to leave during the farewell dance.
On the way out, Mr. Saffa attempted to get Tessa's attention, but the members of the court encouraged him to move on.
7. Mr. Alex "Achilles" King
Fans really rooted for Mr. King, especially when he showed his vulnerable side on the second episode by talking about losing his mom and his brother in a short span of time. Unfortunately, Ms. Rémy wasn't sure if Mr. King would be ready for a serious commitment because he was still healing. His exit was a tearful one for himself, the court, and for Ms. Rémy herself.
8. Mr. Giuseppe Castronovo
Mr. Castronovo participated in the farewell dance on the third episode, and he wasn't able to improve his relationship with Ms. Rémy afterwards. Once the two new suitors arrived, it became clear to the heroine that her connection with the pizzeria owner wasn't going anywhere.
9. Mr. Nate Shanklin
After constantly crooning on dates and in confessionals, Mr. Shanklin left The Courtship at the end of the fourth episode. Before he was eliminated, Mr. Shanklin told Ms. Rémy that he was in love with her — much to her own surprise. The other remaining men were shocked as well.
"I wasn't hitting the right notes for her, but I'll be somebody's favorite song one day," Mr. Shanklin said after he was cut. "I guarantee it."
10. Dr. Tim Hatem
As one of the two new arrivals in the fourth episode, Dr. Hatem didn't have as much time to get to know Ms. Rémy as most of the other suitors did. When Ms. Rémy's brother, Dominique Rémy, arrived at Castle Howard, he asked the E.R. doctor about his 10-year plan.
Dr. Hatem said that he wasn't sure if Ms. Rémy would be part of his long-term future, which disappointed the lead. He was the sole suitor to be cut at the end of the fifth episode.
11. Captain Danny Kim
The captain, who held the record for participating in the most Farewell Dances on the show, self-eliminated in the sixth episode after he found out Ms. Rémy had shared private time with Mr. Chapman.
After he declared his intention to leave, Captain Danny got into an argument with Mr. Chapman. The two weren't exactly able to resolve their differences before Captain Danny left for good, but the military vet stayed true to himself.
12. Mr. Charlie Mumbray
Following Captain Kim's decision to go, Ms. Rémy and her remaining contestants attended a masquerade ball on the April 20 episode. During the event, they were joined by new addition Mr. Miles Nazaire.
Though Mr. Judge, Mr. Holland, and new suitor Mr. Nazaire were facing elimination at the end of the episode, none of the suitors went home. Ms. Rémy shared that she was forging strong connections with all of the remaining contenders, and that it was impossible for her to send anyone home.
However, in the next episode, Ms. Rémy sent multiple suitors home — including Mr. Mumbray. The lead wasn't sure if she'd be able to move out of the friendzone with the Brit, though he assured her that his feelings were real.
13. Mr. Jaquan Holland
Mr. Holland expressed his desire to keep pursuing Ms. Rémy on the April 27 episode, but she wasn't sure if they would be a good match. Both Mr. Holland and Ms. Rémy became emotional during his exit, and she walked him out to his carriage.
14. Mr. Dan Hunter
The travel company owner was the sole suitor to get the boot on the May 4 episode. Though Ms. Rémy's parents loved Mr. Hunter, he wasn't able to really open up during his time on the show.
15. Mr. Miles Nazaire
The socialite, who previously appeared on Made in Chelsea, went home at the end of the May 11 episode.
Because he joined The Courtship later on in the season, Mr. Nazaire didn't have as much time to connect with Ms. Rémy as the other suitors did. Plus, the former cheerleader didn't think that her lifestyle would match up well with his fast-paced way of living.
16. Mr. Lincoln Chapman
Though Mr. Bochicchio was the first real frontrunner on The Courtship, for most of the season, it seemed like Mr. Lincoln Chapman was in the midst of a runaway victory.
Ms. Rémy was all in with the model, but he wasn't sure if he could fall in love with her. After the two spent the night together for the second time, Mr. Chapman decided that he didn't want to give up his van lifestyle just yet. However, he only told the other suitors about his true feelings at first.
After an anonymous letter divulged the truth to Ms. Rémy on the May 18 episode, Mr. Chapman went home.
Who will be the next suitor on the dance card? You'll have to tune in to find out.
The Courtship airs on Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on USA Network. You can also stream the series on Peacock the next day.