The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay was left in tears during the final episode ushering in the Bachelorette Hometown Dates.
Monday night July 10, episode of the Bachelorette 2017 went as expected as it was characterized by emotions, tensions and a twist as announced by Rachel.
This week introduced three one-on-one dates and one “group date” with the remaining three contestants.
Each date also had a rose presentation by Rachel and gradually, the final six were trimmed down to top four who would have to take the Bachelorette home to meet with their parents.
Let’s take a look at the one-on-one dates
The first date was with Bryan
Rachel met the six Bachelors’ in hotel room in Geneva where she announced her first date to be Bryan, although it was confusing to the guys but she requested them to trust her and her decisions.
Both started their date as they stopped by a high-end watch store where Rachel bought one for him and one for herself.
Then came the evening part of their date, Rachel and Bryan didn’t have any different conversation from their day to day interactions.
Rachel then asked Bryan about his upbringing and he sketched out some answers before also asking Rachel all about her high school uniform. Then they got on the topic of Bryan’s most recent relationship, and he told her a well detailed story about an ex who seemed to have dumped him because she couldn’t get along with his mom. However, Bryan got the rose.
ONE-ON-ONE WITH DEAN
The second guy on the list was Dean. Rachel took Dean to a local Sunday mass, because she claimed to be looking for someone who shares similar values as her when it comes to faith.
They spent the rest of the day touring Geneva’s historic Old Town, walking hand-in-hand through the streets. While all these were going on he was battling to tell Rachel about his “awkward family dynamic” ahead of a potential hometown date.
He said “My family is not a traditional family”. “Rachel has no idea what she would be walking into if she were to commit to a hometown.”
Whilst , Rachel wanted Dean to open up about himself so they could take their relationship to a next level, but Dean instead asked Rachel “What’s your favorite dinosaur?” and “Do you believe in the tooth fairy?”
But by the time the evening part of the date was over Dean couldn’t avoid the the topic but admitted he has been feeling very anxious over the hometowns dates because of the strained relationship he has with his father, which began after he lost his mom to cancer at 15.
Dean revealed “The first 15 years of my life, my father was the person that was like, ‘Hey, let’s go dirt biking,’ or ‘Hey, let’s go snowboarding”. “He was never the person that was like: ‘Hey, let me drive you to school,’ or ‘Let me take you to lunch.’ He was never that guy.”
He continued “When my mother passed away, he wasn’t able to flip the switch and become that person that I needed him to be, and it took a big hit on our relationship.” “He’s just not a person that has any bearing on my emotional experience, and he’s become quite a bit more eccentric. So what I wish you could see is the family that I had in my most developmental years of zero-15, and not the family that abandoned me at the most vulnerable time in my life.”
However, Rachel gave Dean the rose, while explaining that she didn’t need her future partner to have a picture-perfect family anyway.
“I gave Dean the rose because I saw him for who he is with no walls up — unapologetically himself”. “It made me like him that much more. I’m honored to be able to go home with him.” she explained
ONE-ON-ONE WITH PETER
The Last among the three was Peter. The duo took a helicopter out to the Alps, and Peter confessed that throughout the whole experience, there had been some “dark days” stressing that on those days, he wasn’t always sure if he wanted to stick around. And on her part Rachel was appreciative of his honesty, she admitted that it was annoying to hear him say he had considered leaving.
Later that night, Peter opened up about his family, reassuring Rachel that, his parents were going to love her, and no, he’d never dated a black woman before, but that wouldn’t matter to them.
“What if he’s the one standing at the end and he doesn’t want to get down on one knee?” Rachel said. “That scares me, and I don’t know what to do.”
But she finally decided that Peter was “worth the risk” and handed out her third rose.
GROUP DATE WITH ERIC, ADAM & MATT
Rachel’s group date with the remaining three began immediately as they got to their destination in France, where Rachel took each of them aside for some one-on-one time.
The first guy to go was Matt, followed by Adam and Rachel was weeping throughout the entire breakup.
“I guess because I feel so strongly right now about multiple guys in a way that I didn’t before, I’m just humbled at my core by this entire experience,” she admitted. “I feel like this entire journey is actually happening for me — and that’s exciting.” she added
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