It’s hometowns, y’all! Colton Underwood is making some serious connections on this week’s episode of The Bachelor, but one lady won’t be making it to the fantasy suites. Keep scrolling to see the full recap. Warning: Spoilers from the episode are down below!
“My greatest fear in this is getting to the end and being in love with someone and not having them love me back,” Colton, 27, admitted in the first scene of this episode. Here’s to hoping his wife is in this group of ladies!
Caelynn is up first! The pair go on a horse and buggy ride throughout Fredericksburg, Virginia, and stop to get ice cream. The former beauty queen admitted that her biological father is not in her life, but her stepfather raised her.
Colton meets Caelynn’s family and they have a backyard barbecue. Caelynn, 24, and her sister have a chat on the couch, where Caelynn admitted she told Colton about her sexual assault. However, her sister is still skeptical of the whole process.
Colton sat down with Caelynn’s mother. “It’s hard to wrap my head around it. It’s hard to get there,” she said about a potential proposal. “It’s scary to know that that could be my daughter. I don’t know if you’re ready, I don’t know if Caelynn is ready. I have no idea.”
“How do you know that you’re the right person for her?” Caelynn’s stepfather, John, asked Colton. Then, Colton asked for his permission to marry Caelynn. “If you’re marriage is built on that foundation, I would welcome you into my family and you have permission for Caelynn to marry you.”
Tayshia’s dad, Desmond, Sr., asked Colton one thing. “Just have that respect for Tayshia, if it doesn’t work or whatever. Don’t lead anybody on,” he said. Colton said he only wants to be engaged or married once, but still got the courage to ask her dad for his blessing. It didn’t go the way he wanted to, though. “I appreciate if you will, manning up, but I just met you, you know what I mean? I need to make sure it’s the right thing,” he said. “So straight up, I think you’re a good guy but obviously I want to protect her, have her best interests.” Eek!
Tayshia’s dad is hesitant about her relationship with Colton. “At this point, is this really truly where your heart wants you to be?” Tayshia admitted that if he proposed, she would say yes. Fortunately, her father ended up giving Colton his blessing.
Cassie, 23, told Colton that she is going to teach him how to surf. The California native wants to make sure she is in love with him before she actually tells him that. Oh, and of course, there was a lot of ~kissing~ involved.
“I have never met someone that gets me on every single level,” Cassie said to her sister. The blonde bombshell admitted she is not ready to accept a proposal from her man, but she wouldn’t be going through this journey if she didn’t have strong feelings for him.
“I think that a lifelong commitment – that is big,” Cassie’s dad told Colton. “And shouldn’t be taken at all lightly because it is forever in my opinion. Too often I think it’s done without enough thought. That would be a premature blessing.” Colton is disappointed with that response.