Hope everything is super awesome at camp. Here's the latest report from The Bachelorette:
This week's episode consisted of the "hometown / meet the family" dates. First up: Roberto, who is from Tampa, Florida. The two hung out on a baseball diamond, and got all giddy throwing a baseball around; Ali jumped into Roberto's arms when he walked onto the field in his baseball uniform, and he gave her his baseball card, from the days when he played for a team based in Ali's hometown in Massachusetts. She was touched.
Then it was off to Roberto's family's place. They seemed very nice. Ali liked them a lot. They shared a meal and drank some wine. Everyone seemed to like Ali. His dad was a little reticent at first but gave his blessing to Roberto should he be chosen and decide to propose to Ali. Roberto's dad also asked Ali if she would be willing to sacrifice some of her dreams to support Roberto in his. She responded that she would do what was best for her family. Good evasion tactic. The visit finished with some lively dancing in the living room.
Ali was then off to Cape Cod to meet Chis L.'s family. She and Chris frolicked on the beach on a rainy day, playing with Chris' dog. Then, it was time to meet his family. They seemed very nice. Ali liked them a lot. They shared a meal and drank some wine. Everyone seemed to like Ali. Then Chris brought her to the top of this tower thing and they kissed. Kudos to Chris for really kissing Ali, none of this pecking shit. This was a makeout kiss. Ali was also wearing the bracelet Chris gave her in last week's episode. Good times...
Next up: Kirk's family in Green Bay, Wisconsin. At first, Kirk's dad seemed a little creepy as he invited Ali down to his basement to show her his stuffed animals (like, real animals that were alive once but are now dead). Ali was somewhat disturbed. But then they started talking, and it turns out Kirk's dad is a really decent guy. He said one of the most intelligent things I've ever heard on this show: "Are you compatible? If you go off and do your thing and Kirk goes off and does his thing, it won't work." Truer words were never spoken.
Then, they headed to Kirk's mom's place since his parents are divorced. They seemed very nice. Ali liked them a lot. They shared a meal and drank some wine. Everyone seemed to like Ali. Then, Kirk's mother shared a teary story about how inspiring her son is for recovering from some mystery illness a few years back, and showed Ali an old, tattered bracelet she wore to show her support for Kirk during his illness. Apparently, the bracelet mysteriously reappeared on her bed shortly after Kirk left to be on The Bachelorette. She thought it was a sign.
And last but not least, Ali headed to Chicago, Frank's hometown. Frank was a bloody mess, all emotional and uncertain of the situation. He was also wearing a heinous outfit - a white, low-cut tank top thingy with a brown knit sweater. Oy. Then, they went to meet his family. They seemed very nice. Ali liked them a lot. They shared a meal and drank some wine. Everyone seemed to like Ali.
The boys and Ali then headed back to Los Angeles for the rose ceremony. It was a tough one. Ali cried. She ultimately decided to send Kirk home and keep whiny Frank. As was hinted at by next week's previews, this was a mistake. Ali and her final three guys are headed to Tahiti for the home stretch of this season's Bachelorette. It ain't gonna be pretty. We know Frank's gonna break her heart. Awful fashion is always a bad omen.
Until next week...