Tonight's episode of The Bachelorette
is deemed extra special for many reasons. Not only will the crucial hometown dates take place but this installment also marks the highly anticipated return of fan favorite Jake while an inconsolable bachelor comes back to plead for a second chance at love.
Last week, Jillian Harris took the remaining eight bachelors to a Canadian cross-country train ride, and in the end, she eliminated Jake, Robby and Tanner P. If you missed the episode, you can read the recap here.
In the seventh episode of The Bachelorette
, Jillian travels across the country to visit the five remaining bachelors' hometowns but it's not going to be all pleasant. She eventually finds herself on the hot seat when she is severely tested by some of the families.
First up is Jillian's date with birthday boy Reid at the historic City Hall in Philadelphia where she meets his mother, who lets Jillian know how eager she is to become a grandmother. Then Jillian travels to Valencia, California to meet Michael's family, including Michael's twin brother, Steve, who assures her that Michael is mature and quite ready to settle down. In San Diego, Jillian gets to know Kiptyn's relatives who are just as charming as Kiptyn, while a trip up the California coast to Carmel brings Jillian to Jesse's family winery.
Finally, Jillian visits Wes in his Austin hometown, where he surprises her with a private performance with his band. But the highlight of the evening is when Jake suddenly returns to surprise Jillian with a warning that Wes has a girlfriend. However, when the emotional Bachelorette finally confronts Wes, he vehemently denies the rumors, leading Jake and Wes to go toe-to-toe in one of the most attention-grabbing confrontations this season.
But the drama doesn't end there. As Jillian returns to Los Angeles to reflect on the next rose ceremony, one bachelor returns for a second chance at love. In the end, a confused Jillian narrows the field to the four men who will accompany her to Spain to continue their most romantic adventure.
The five remaining men are:
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.
Be sure to check out the preview clips for tonight's episode here.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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