Rachel bucks tradition by turning the "we can finally have sex" episode into the "meet my family" episode before the final three men head to Spain to kick off "fantasy suite" week.
While much of the episode was bogged down by boring war councils, it offered some powerful scenes with big payoffs.
From the deadly cold open, "Dragonstone" was a complete success. It sets up all of the explosive battles to come.
"Part 10" takes us inside multiple homes, from Dougie and Janey-E's marriage to a psychopathic grandson.
At the end of this week's episode it's down to the final four: Peter, Eric, Bryan, and Dean.
"Part 9" brings us back down to Earth by checking in on extant plots.
It finally happened, but the conclusion of the plot line doesn't feel triumphant.
For the second week in a row, the show has kept a racist antagonist around to stir up "drama."
"Part 8" jumps through time, features Nine Inch Nails, and destroys our ideas of a typical television episode.
"Part 7" is short on answers, but we're starting to feel flickers of understanding.