The Bachelor Recap
Yes, I have not done well with these posts lately. I think I am 2 weeks behind. Whoops. But I will go ahead and do this one tonight.
Hometown dates: Okay wait a minute I can't even believe that we are already at Hometowns. Has this season gone by super fast or is it just me?
Sidebar... Last week the girls went to Ben's Hometown in Indiana. Where Emily and Becca were eliminated. This week Ben goes to Lauren B, Caila, Amanda, and JoJo's Hometowns to meet the family.
First Hometown: Amanda, Orange County, California
He travels to Orange County, California, they meet up on Laguna Beach, where Ben meets her 2 little girls, who warmed up pretty quickly to him. They basically played on the beach he seemed to love playing the role of dad and even stated that it felt "so natural." At her parents house there were some questions just like any first time meeting would go. Her sister asked if he was ready to be an "instant dad" conversations with her dad seriously had him thinking if he was really ready to be a stepfather.
2nd Hometown: Lauren B, Portland
Ben seem more comfortable with Lauren B and her family. Lauren B takes him to her parents where she meets her parents and siblings. Lauren's sister pulled Ben aside to tell him that she had "doubts" on how he really felt about her. Sidebar... isn't that always the question from anyone? I mean hello the man is dating 3 other women. Back to their conversation. Put on the spot Ben starts tearing up telling her that he felt "lucky" to be with Lauren... Ding Ding... I think we have a winner... I a just saying... No spoilers I promise just my prediction.
3rd Hometown: Caila, Hudson, Ohio
Ben is reunited with Caila and admitted on camera that he felt he had the "deepest" relationship. They see her hometown, they saw her High School and her Dad's Toy Factory. After those visits they go to Caila's Parents: Where they meet her parents and brother. Caila's father was skeptical on this whole "Bachelor Process" sidebar.. there is a process? Nah really..and was eventually doubtful of his own daughters feelings as she expressed that "she thinks this is it". Even though mom was convinced, Ben loved her too a Scared Caila could not tell him "I love you" when saying goodbye.
4th Hometown: JoJo, Dallas, TX
Lastly, Ben heads to Dallas (my favorite place ever) and things went way South from the beginning. When JoJo arrives at her house (I guess) she sees Roses and and Letter, thinking they were from Ben.. I think we all thought that at some point. She begins to read it out loud and then stops and is stunned to find out they are from her ex, Chad. On the phone, Chad tells her that he wanted a second chance the girl seemed both angry and seemingly conflicted, but to her credit she told Ben everything. He was also very unsure and uncomfortable. But liked that she did not keep this from him either.
They continued their date and went to her parents house where he met her parents and her brothers. Which of course there is always one family with the drama. And JoJo's family was the winner this season. Jojo's brother was "spooked" by her attachment to Ben believing he wasn't that terrific, especially when Ben expressed he couldn't guarantee anything beyond the here and now. Her brothers continued to express that Ben was "brainwashing" all of the girls and giving them coached answers. They parted even more confused and unsettled.
Ben separate from the girls travel back to LA where the Rose Ceremony was going to take place. All of the girls looked stunning.
Amanda gets sent home this round. Sad. But True.
Caila JoJo and Lauren B. Who do you think Ben is going to say "I love you" to next week.. I am going to guess... Lauren B and Caila.
Love Ya'll for Reading!