'The Bachelorette' Recap: Family Matters
Hometown dates on "The Bachelor/ette" are the worst. Seriously, is there anything more excruciating than seeing all these wonderful families meet their loved one's future "spouse," only for one of those families to find out — nope, our loved one got dumped!
No, we don't envy Desiree or any of the past leads when it comes to hometown visits. They're entertaining, fun, and illuminating, but if it were us … we'd run for the hills!
Des manages to smile, say all the right things, and charm all four families. All the relationships are still going strong, but Desiree still seems to be leaning toward Brooks. Then again, of the remaining guys, he's also the only one who hasn't said those magical three words: I love you.
Zak: Dallas, Texas
You know, Zak's really grown on us since his eyeroll-inducing stunt on the first night. Des loves his positive attitude and boundless energy. And he definitely comes up with a memorable date: Giving a bunch of elementary school kids sno cones from his family's truck! As Des would say: Awwwww!
Later, she meets the fam, who are just as fun-loving and funny as he is. They guffaw at his tale of emerging shirtless from the limo, with his mom joking that she's surprised Des even gave him a chance after that.
One by one, Zak's family members sit down with Des. To his sister, she describes their relationship starting out as a friendship, though Des assures her that they are definitely out of the friendzone now.
Meanwhile, with his mom, Zak opens up about his feelings — he's in love with Des. He's been waiting a long time to meet someone, and she's it.
At the end of the night, the entire family sings a song he wrote for her. She's touched by that, and even more so by a promise ring he gives her as a symbol of his love for her.
Drew: Scottsdale, Arizona
Drew is practically glowing when he meets up with Des. Guess the desert air really suits him! Guy looked good before; now he looks like a J. Crew model!
Drew takes Des to meet and pick up his severely mentally handicapped sister, Melissa, who is very excited to see them both. Drew seems like the best, sweetest, kindest brother in history.
They go meet the rest of his family — all 11 of them. Geez, this isn't a numbers contest, Drew! There, he tells both his mom and dad that he's in love with Des and that he's prepared to propose to her.