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The Bachelorette Preview: Hometown Dates Bring Romance, Skeptics, And Secrets

June 30, 2012 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ

It’s finally here! Everyone’s favorite episode of The Bachelorette, the hometown dates, kick off on Monday. What will the visits to the final four bachelors’ hometowns bring Emily Maynard? We’ll get our fair share of romance, skeptical families, and a secret! Read on for more…

Next week on The Bachelorette, it’s the much anticipated hometown visits – how will Emily fare meeting the families of the final four bachelors? It may not be what you expected! Take a look at the spoilers from ABC:

“After a much-needed reunion with her daughter, Ricki, Emily starts her hometown adventures on the bustling streets of Chicago, where Chris is located. He takes her on a walking tour of the city and for a taste of his family’s heritage at a local Polish restaurant. The conversation turns serious as Chris once again apologizes for his childish behavior on their last group date. Now with the air cleared, it seems smooth sailing from here. Emily feels instantly comfortable with Chris’ tight knit family, but they are worried he will end up brokenhearted. Will Chris take a giant leap of faith and share the depth of his true feelings for her? The celebration is just getting started as his extended family shows up for some traditional Polish festivities.

Then it’s on to St. George, Utah, to visit Jef, the cool, laid-back entrepreneur. Arriving at his family ranch, Emily is caught off guard not only by the beauty of this desert paradise, but by Jef’s country boy appeal to match his more sophisticated side. The couple enjoys an afternoon together, shooting targets and touring the ranch. Emily’s early confidence fades as she nervously meets Jef’s siblings, knowing that they have rejected his past girlfriends. His older brother hints that she might be the kind of woman to motivate this on-the-go bachelor to settle down. But even if his brothers and sisters warm up to her, do they think she is the right fit for their family? Jef has one more surprise for Emily – and it’s one of the most romantic hometown moments in Bachelorette history. But will it be enough to seal the deal for the next rose?

Emily goes for a real change of pace when she meets Arie, the professional race car driver, at an Arizona racetrack. When he arrives in a racecar, Emily is up for the challenge of riding with him. The couple’s breathtaking spin around the track, leaves Emily happy and exhilarated. But Arie is very anxious about the potential culture clash between her and his very European family – especially his skeptical mother. He is right to worry. As if she weren’t already uncomfortable, Emily feels completely excluded when Arie’s family begins speaking Dutch in front on her. Will a heart-to-heart talk between the Bachelorette and Arie’s mother save this hometown date from turning into a disaster?

Finally, Emily journeys to Dallas, the home of the tall, handsome bachelor Sean, who seems to be everything she has always wanted in a husband. As they spend the morning picnicking in the park, he explains about his last failed relationship and reveals that he has vowed never to become serious with another woman unless he was going to spend his life with her. Emily is very impressed with Sean’s honesty, but she is in for a rude awakening. He reveals a painfully embarrassing secret once he brings her to his parent’s home. Is this the end for Emily’s supposedly perfect guy?

Emily’s feelings have deepened for all four bachelors, so when she returns to Los Angeles for the rose ceremony, she is faced with the impossible decision to let one man go. However, she sadly does say good-bye to one stunned and heartbroken bachelor. The Bachelorette and final three men get ready to leave for their next exotic destination — Curacao – where Emily will need to face the dilemma of the overnight dates.”

Since the spoilers have already claimed that Arie, Jef, and Sean make the final three, I guess it’s safe to assume Chris gets the boot this week. Wonder what Jef does that is so amazing? And what is Sean hiding? Be sure to tune in Monday to find out! Are you as excited as we are for this episode? Comment and share your thoughts with us below!

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