This is usually one of my favorite episodes because we get a peek behind the curtain and see where these guys came from and who their families are. But COVID messed it all up for me! I mean, them.
Chris Harrison visits the 4 remaining guys and tells them they can’t go to their real hometowns because of Covid so they have to plan dates for Tayshia there on the La Quinta property that represent their hometowns. This ought to be rich! Those poor producers!
Brendan is up first and he takes Tay to a makeshift carnival, which does’t tell me a thing about his hometown! His little niece joins them and it’s sweet seeing Brendan interact with her.
That night Tay and Brendan meet up with Brendan’s brother and SIL and the niece is there too. Brendan telling his brother how great of a brother and father he is is making me cry! Dammit ABC, don’t make me have real feelings for these people!!!
Zac is next and he says he’s taking Tay on a tour of NYC. I still can not figure out what she sees in him!!! Anyway, they get into a cardboard taxi and go to a “bagel shop”, “pizza joint”, “Central Park” and then they full on get into a fountain and make out. It’s strange. But I have to admit, the taxi was cute!
That night they meet Mom, Dad, and Brother. Mom is in a strapless black top! Go Mom! I’m all team Mom until Mom says let’s have a cheers. UGH!!! People! It’s let’s have a TOAST! What’s so hard about that to remember?!?
Ivan (yay!) is next up and he takes Tay to his suite where they watch a video starring his adorable little niece. Then they cook some Filipino food and dance around the kitchen. Too cute!
That night Tay finds out she’s only the 2nd girl Ivan’s ever introduced to his parents! YIKES!!! Ivan’s parents are cuties and I can’t help but notice his mom and Tayshia are basically dressed alike. Mom is a big skeptic of this whole journey. Toward the end of the visit Ivan’s brother Gabe pops out and surprises him and there are tears all around! So sweet!!!
Ben is the final hometown date. He’s from Indiana but takes Tayshia to Fake Venice Beach. What the what?!? Makes no sense to me. They roller blade, stop at a fake juice bar, shop at a fake outdoor shop, and swim in the pool.
That night they meet up with Ben’s sister and close family friend. He’s talking with the friend who has to pull it out of him that he’s in love with Tayshia. But he doesn’t tell Tay! What’s wrong with you Ben???
First rose goes to Ivan. #2- Zac, #3- Brendan. Ben!!! You’re going home because you won’t open up! Tay walks him out and he’s a stone faced robot and shows ZERO emotion. Here’s his last chance to say I love you and he clams up. In the car he realizes that maybe she loves him but doesn’t think he loves her. That’s called REGRET my friend.
And that’s it for this week! Next week is the 2 night finale in this rushed season. I don’t see how any of these guys OR Tay are ready to marry each other at this point, as they’ve only spent like 45 minutes with each other. Oh well, that’s show business baby!!!
Until next week my BBs!!! 🌹xo