First I have to say, if I get divorced, it's totally The Bachelor's fault. The Agent is on a mission right now, and he chose to call me at 7:58 pm. "Honey, I love you, but The Bachelor's starting. Bye!"
Ashlee has the first hometown date. I really think they are a perfect couple. They're both from Texas, they're both children of pastors, they're both (born again) virgins.... that's a match made in heaven.
Ashlee and Sean have a picnic, just the two of him, and then they have lunch with their parents. Ashlee has no shame and tells her pastor daddy that they rolled around in the sand.
Sean tells Ashlee's mama that he won't break Ashlee's heart. Umm.... unless you pick her in the end, you're going to break her heart.
Ashlee's dad tells about the first day they met her. Dude, even I teared up. How are you going to let her go after that?
Sean goes to Seattle to see Catherine next. They go to the fish market and they make him catch raw fish. And I don't mean he's going fishing-- some yahoo is throwing raw fish through the air at him. He catches every one.
Good Lord, he even looks hot catching fish.
They have such a fun date. They possess what I think is essential to every couple: they can be goofy, they can make each other laugh, but they can also be serious.
But I don't think the meeting of the family went all that great. She had to convince her sisters that he's a great guy. And the bitchy sisters, who are frankly just jealous, pretty much throw her under the bus.
Catherine is for sure in trouble this week. She still hasn't dropped the L Word. And are they even going to talk about why Catherine went into her crying fit last week for no apparent reason?
Sean is off to Missouri next to see Lindsay, and her General Daddy. Sean is admittedly nervous to be meeting such an intimidating man, but Lindsay tells him not to be scared.
Checkout this tweet from Mama Kat:
"Every time I sit down with Lindsay I get a better appreciation for who she is...next week I'll propose to her." -
Does she somehow have the inside scoop? We'll see!
Sean has a super awkward conversation with Lindsay's dad, and at the end of the day, General Daddy I guess kinda sorta gives his blessing.
And Lindsay seals the deal by saying she's falling in love with him.
I think she's safe for another week.
But all of this was just filler for the main event! Desiree's hometown date is up! Welcome to California-- where craziness abounds!
Before the craziness starts, I need to say that I've always liked Desiree. She's pretty and she's real. They have chemistry, and they have fun.
Desiree takes Sean to her house (where she has painted all the artwork herself-- Cool!) and together they make dinner for her family. Right before the family is supposed to get there, there's a knock on the door. There's a man there, who says he loves Desiree, he's been texting her and calling her and he wants to be her.
It's all fake. I could tell from the first second that it was fake. Desiree was just getting back at him for the art gallery prank.
But the real problems come up when Desiree's parents and brother actually arrive. The parents are ok (I actually don't remember seeing the dad open his mouth), but the brother is something else. He says that Sean is a fake and a fraud, and if Sean and Desiree were to end up together at the end, it wouldn't work out.
This brother has no shame and tells Sean to his face that he thinks that Sean is just a playboy and out to have fun.
If Desiree doesn't get Sean at the end, she can blame her brother.
And side note: clearly Sean and Desiree can't cook. Did you see? Everyone still has a full plate at the end of the dinner.
Sean says going in to the rose ceremony that Ashlee and Lindsay are in, but he's still confused about Catherine and Desiree.... he was probably more confused about Desiree than ever before. Sean and Desiree have always had such a great relationship... the hometown date really shook Sean.
And then he sets the rose down!
He truly doesn't know who to send home. It speaks volumes of his character and how seriously he's taking this whole process. On the one hand, he really likes Desiree, but he's thinking about forever. He'll have to be with the redneck brother forever. And he really likes Catherine, and yeah she's independent and ambitious, but think of how much that will secure them in the future.
But it doesn't really matter, because whoever he picks, will likely go home next week.
OK, back to the rose ceremony. The last rose goes to:
He scared that he might have made the wrong choice, but he says it came down to who he will miss the most tomorrow.
This show breaks my heart some times.
He has three good girls-- I love that! There's no evil wench lingering!