February 06, 2006 11:36 PM by Joe Blackmon
Travis Stork returns to the U.S. to visit the hometowns of the four remaining women. Travis starts out by visiting Moana’s hometown of San Clemente, California. Moana takes Travis out surfing (or rather out sitting on surfboards). When Travis meets Moana’s family, Moana’s mom asks about the whole experience and says she is disgusted with the undermining of the home, and marriage, and family. Moana’s dad puts Travis on the spot about his beliefs and asks Travis if he is a Christian. Travis responds that he grew up Presbyterian but he’s fairly tolerant. Moana sums up the evening by saying “My family sliced Travis up and threw him on my barbeque.”
Next, Travis heads to Sarah B’s hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Travis and Sarah B play a game of pool and share some drinks. Travis is surprised when he realizes that Sarah B still lives at home. Travis also seems a little put off that Sarah keeps talking about the other girls in the house (particularly Moana). Sarah B’s mom gives Sarah B advice on how to fight for Travis, and it seems to work, as Travis and Sarah B wind up snuggling in bed together.
Then, Travis visits Sarah Stone’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Travis actually lives about half a mile away from Sarah, so he walks over to Sarah’s apartment with his dog. Travis tells Sarah, “It’s very obvious to me that you’re completely honest and have a lot of integrity.” Travis asks Sarah if she would ever leave Nashville, and her answer seems to indicate that she wants to stay in Nashville where her family is. Travis says that more than likely he would like to eventually move to the mountains. Sarah’s two sisters show up with children from her classroom. After Sarah spends time playing with the kids in the park, Travis cooks a barbeque for Sarah and her family.
Finally, Travis travels to Susan’s hometown of Durham, North Carolina. Travis and Susan share a bottle of wine in the park. They also engage in tossing a football and a little making out. When Travis goes to Susan’s home for dinner, Susan’s Mom takes Travis into the living room for a one on one conversation. Susan’s Mom tells Travis that she’s been telling Susan that she shouldn’t be dating for a year because she coming off a broken engagement.
Travis returns to Paris and listens to a personal video tape message from each of the remaining four women. Moana breaks down in tears in her message and says that when she brought him together with her family that it was the first time in her life that she had felt complete.
Travis has only three roses to give out. His first rose goes to Susan, his second rose goes to Moana, and his final rose goes to Sarah from Tennessee. Sarah B from Canada is eliminated. Travis tells Sarah that he feels like that they are at different places in life. Sarah B seems more upset the thought that Moana is still around than the fact that she has just been eliminated. Sarah B says “I can’t believe Travis picked Moana. I just feel sorry for him.”