Home town dates are tonight! After last week's snoozefest, let's hope that this week's episode is a little more exciting!
First we're off to Colorado to meet hottie Chase and his family. First they go up to the top of a beautiful cliff to drink hot chocolate, and then he takes her back to his pad. I'm very impressed! I dated my share of guys in my twenties, and very few were that nice, and NONE of them had anything more than a neon Bud Light sign as a way of decorations.
Hmmm.... this may be more a reflection of my dating choices than anything else.
Chase comes from a divorced family, so he had his dad come over to his house to meet Jojo separately. The Dad seems very nice, but something about the relationship seems forced. Warning bells went off.
That's not to say I don't totally love Chase. I have a history of guys have little to no father figure in their lives, so Chase fits right in with my perfect guy!
Jojo jets off to California next, to meet Jordan and his family. Jojo admits that she had never heard of Chico, CA before. Let me break it down for you, Jojo. Chico is home of California State University at Chico, also known as the party school. I've been there, and I did in fact party there. Good times. Probably a little loud for the post-college crowd.
Jordan took Jojo to his high school. Nothing screams LOSER like a guy who wants to relive his high school days. Chico is a beautiful little town, and he could have taken her to all kinds of sweet places, and he took her to his high school. Lame. I mean, even in her interview a herd of deer ran by. He could have done way better.
Next, Jojo is off to Florida to see Robbie. He had a horse and carriage waiting for her, and they have a relaxing lunch at a restaurant with a waterfront view. Very nice.
Jojo's big worry with Robbie, and rightfully so, is that he JUST broke up with his ex-girlfriend. I mean, like yesterday. Yeah, Jojo. I would be worried, too.
Robbie and Jojo come bearing all kinds of gifts, something I didn't see Jojo bring to the other families. Are the gifts from Robbie? Are they purchased BY Robbie but FROM Jojo? So strange.
The drama we've been waiting for all night comes from Robbie's mama: she says that there are rumors floating around that Robbie broke up with his ex specifically to go on the show. Robbie is upset, but does the right thing and immediately goes to Jojo. But instead of respecting Robbie's honestly, it seems like she doesn't believe him. "Just be honest with me," she says. "I need to know the truth." Robbie insists he's telling her the truth, but something inside her isn't buying it.
Robbie does everything he can to convince Jojo that he loves her and her only. I believe that out of all the guys left, Robbie loves Jojo the most.
I don't think she feels as strongly for him.
Finally, Jojo is off to Texas to meet Luke and his family. Luke takes her to what is apparently the family property, where they meet Luke's family and 50 of his closest friends. After the friends scatter, Jojo enjoys some BBQ with the fam. Was there any kind of conversation with the family? I might have missed it.
Jojo ends the day by riding horses and they come across a bunch of bales of hay made up to look like a cozy love seat. They have a super romantic conversation. Luke says he wants forever with her.
And how does Jojo react? She cries. And I'm not sure those are tears of joy.
As Luke leads her down the road to his heart and tells her how he feels, it seems like she has already made a decision.... and I'm not sure that it's one that Luke is going to be happy with.
The rose ceremony is in an airport hanger. The winners apparently will fly off to some exotic loacation.... and the loser will fly home.
Strangely enough, Jojo tells the camera that she needs to say goodbye to Luke, which is very unusual.
Oh, that's why. Luke feels the need to talk to her before the rose ceremony. Luke tells her that he's in love with her. So now Jojo doesn't know what to do.... so she cries some fake tears.
TO BE CONTINUED....