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The Bachelor Recap: Hometown Heartbreak

Morning everyone!! Mindy here!! Last night’s episode of The Bachelor was one for the books!! As always, the hometown’s are my favourite episode of EVERY season and last night did not disappoint.

I’ll warn you now … if you didn’t watch last night’s episode … don’t read any further as there are definitely SPOILERS in this blog!

There is something SO telling about meeting someone’s family, it shows so much about them and it can explain a lot about someone too. It can either IMPROVE the relationship … or it can turn out to be the last nail in the coffin.

Well … last night was a little mix of both … but needless to say … I was SHOCKED at what unfolded. Let’s take a look at what we thought about each of the hometown dates, starting with Caelynn!


The hometowns were kicked off in Caelynn’s hometown of Fredericksburg. There’s no doubt that Caelynn’s family is skeptical about the whole situation but I think it’s for the exact right reasons.

It was so sweet when Caelynn was speaking with John. You can tell that they both really love each other and he really took on the role of being her father, which is so incredible.

I was on the brink of tears when Colton asked John for his permission to marry Caelynn … it felt so sweet and incredibly genuine. I felt that John’s answer to his question was nothing short of perfect. In fact, I thought this ENTIRE hometown date was PERFECT. So much so that I was convinced Caelynn would be in the top two, hands down. Needless to say, I nearly fell off my seat when he called Cassie’s name over hers at the rose ceremony. I am SHOOK!

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap

Hannah G.

Next up was Hannah G’s hometown in Alabama! When Hannah said they were going to start the date with an etiquette lesson … I immediately thought … what the f*!k?? Don’t get me wrong, I actually think this is very important (and frankly, I picked up some tips from it … lol!) BUT I don’t think it was that awesome for a first date. Can we say … YAWN?!?!

This probably intimidated Colton EVEN MORE to meet her family … now he is thinking “napkin on lap, don’t touch bread with fingers, be Hannah’s umbrella” … LOL.

HOWEVER … I was soooo pleasantly surprised by how everything unfolded on Hannah’s hometown date. I thought for sure her family would be closed off to Colton but they really opened up and embraced the situation in the end.

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap


Tayshia’s hometown in Orange Country was next in line! We went from etiquette classes to SKYDIVING. Holy crap! That’s a 180-degree turn of events! I think Colton was ready to pass out when he realized they were going skydiving (I would have as well!) … lol! But I think they both handled it so well … I loved that Colton said it was revenge for taking her bungee jumping!

I almost died laughing when Colton said a little prayer before jumping out of the plane … “Dear God, please let me survive this fall … I still need to lose my virginity … ” HAHA! ?

I was reallyyy nervous for Colton to meet Tayshia’s family, particularly her dad. From the previews, it looked as though he was going to be a tough cookie on Colton! However, I think his questions were totally fair but there’s no doubt he had some reservations about the whole thing but in the end, he DID give Colton his blessing, which is so awesome!

To be honest … I have NO idea how Colton is going to choose between these ladies. He seems to love them all (well, I mean he HAS told everyone that … gulp) and so far every father has given him their blessing.

And we still have Cassie to go …

Jillian Harris The Bachelor Recap


Alright, last but not least! We have California Cassie!! Eeeekkkk … I was surprised to hear Cassie say to her sister that she wasn’t quite “there”  when it comes to Colton asking her to marry him. That’s a little nerve-wracking considering the other three girls seem to be more than ready to take the leap.

There’s no denying that this hometown didn’t end up the way Colton would have liked. Between Cassie’s dad not giving Colton his blessing … and the fact that Cassie didn’t let Colton know that she is falling in love with him … I wouldn’t be surprised if Colton lets her go during the next rose ceremony. There is so much unknown with her at this point which is unfortunate as we can all tell how much he likes her … but, in my opinion … it’s just too risky.

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Well, there you have it. I’m still TOTALLY baffled over the whole Caelynn situation … I mean … I really didn’t see that one coming. It’s SO HARD to tell which two ladies will be in the top two … I feel like Colton has such a strong and unique relationship with each and every one of them. However, if I could pick FOR Colton … I would suggest to let Cassie go and decide between Hannah G and Tayshia as I feel they are both in the right headspace for a proposal.

If I had to guess which girl he ends up in the end … I would have to say Hannah G.

What do you think?? Make sure to share your thoughts below!!

Until next week …



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  1. Danielle

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:05 am

    I too was shocked about Cassie still being here after their date. But then I thought about it and Cassie is the perfect choice! She isn’t serious yet, she is unsure and doesn’t know what or whom she wants yet. She is finding herself and I think this is actually perfect because I think Colton is finding himself too and is very much in the same head space she is. They can figure it out together and I honestly feel like Colton isnt ready to get married and he knows this. He has had one relationship that didn’t go anywhere and he needs to date and explore and get to know himself! I think Cassie does too. I doubt he asks anywone to marry him. I think it will be Cassie in the end for that very reason. They will agree to date and continue getting to know one another but there will be no engagement.

  2. Valerie

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Wow what an episode. I did not see that coming either. I was rooting for Cassie but after yesterday I no longer see her with him.. He had so many other choices . He should have sent Cassie packing but I think it’s all sexual attraction with Cassie. No more. I can see if it gets down to the fantasy suites he will lose his virginity and then that someone will say that she is not in love with him which I am predicting that is why he jumps the fence.. we will see

  3. Karen Brown

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I was really unhappy when Colton chose Kassie over Caelynn last night…I agree – she just doesn’t seem secure within herself enough to take the leap, profess to Colton she is falling in love although she is nervous and scared but happy with him and keep on going….Hannah and Tayshia are wonderful but not sure if Hannah is a match made in heaven and don’t know from Colton’s perspective how his family feels about interracial dating….I would hope they would be open minded but parents are still parents and nervous about these kinds of things….I really don’t want to watch it anymore…the thrill is gone now so to speak….I cared about Caelynn and Colton….don’t really have that strong feelings about the rest of them now….sad but true… <3

  4. Sharon

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I am 85% sure it will be Hannah at the end but truthfully, I do not feel it’s downright swept off their feet love., it’s infatuation that I do not think will last. I think Hannah might be too sexually aggressive after her comments what she is going to do in the fantasy suites .
    Cassie is more reserved and might be better for him but I do not know if she is even close to ready.,
    Caelynn will be the new bachelorette but I hope she gets those thick chicklet veneers redone ?

  5. Randi

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:49 am

    It’s the bread nibbles right??

  6. Heather

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I think he’s going to be crazy and go with Cassie. He’s so young and likes her SO MUCH that he’s just kind of ignoring the signs that she’s not ready. Idk. Bring on the fantasy suites!

  7. Trudy

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    I felt exactly the same way, not hearing Caelynn’s name at the rose ceremony was a surprise! I don’t think that Cassie has the maturity to get married. I see her as a cute girl having fun on a TV show that might be a chance to be the next Bachorlette. She has stars in her eyes for much more than marriage.

  8. Jill

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Agh it could go either way! I think Tayshia appeals to him because he likes strong confident women who challenge him and she definitely does that! And she seems very real and grounded.
    Hannah is drop-dead gorgeous and seems very sweet but I’d be afraid she’s too much of a ‘princess’ in real life. But he seems very smitten by her too so Who knows lol!!

  9. Sarah

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    I think he’ll pick Cassie, and it won’t last…I hope he picks Hannah! I think him and Tayshia would make great besties.

  10. Gilly P

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I agree with you completely! I literally sat up with my jaw dropped when he called out Cassie’s name sending Caelynn home. That being said, I think Caelynn’s the front runner now as the next Bachelorette ?. Here’s hoping he finds what he’s looking for. I too think he’ll choose Hannah G. One sticky point to note is he’s now got theee girls left…which one will he enter the fantasy suite with first? Would be tricky explaining to the others why he chose one over the other to take his V card. Good luck Colton!

  11. Nicole

    February 26th, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    This episode threw me too! I think this means Caelynn is going to be the next Bachelorette. Despite Cassie’s uncertainty, I’m still a big fan so I’m hoping she can turn it around and get certain by next week! (Stranger things have happened in Bachelor world!) I’m glad this episode finally showed some of Hannah’s personality. She’s not my favorite but I do think she will be his choice in the end.

  12. Donna

    February 26th, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    If you remember Lauren was telling Arie the entire time she wasn’t ready .

  13. Kamila J

    February 26th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    Totally on point Mindy!!! I couldn’t agree with you more. I’m so disappointed in Cassie though. I was rooting for her, but now I feel she should just leave if she’s not ready. She knew what she was signing herself up for when she applied for the show. And from what I here, this isn’t her only tv appearance which even more sow makes me think her intentions weren’t true from the start. POOR COLTON!

  14. Cindy de Nottbeck

    February 26th, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I am with you Jillian I thought for sure it was going to be Cassie gone .It was a total shock.

  15. Ronalda

    February 26th, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    He picks Cassie, they have a quiet chemistry I could tell from the first episode the connection they had , she may not be ready for marriage which is definitely understandable she’s young it’s a big step but they will end up

  16. Lorna

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    He ends up with Cassie according to reality Steve who has been right every year. Look him up.

  17. Alysia

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    I have Loved Hanna . G since the first episode. I would love to see her end up with Colton. I totally agree, I think it will her he chooses.

  18. Jessica

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I’m secretly praying we have another Arie + Lauren situation and he realizes how big of a mistake he made and chases after Caelynn! I might be wrong, but I feel like she was the only girl the future was discussed with… kids, pets, travelling, etc. But if that doesn’t happen, I definitely think Hannah G. I feel like his relationship with Tayshia is more of like a “we’re going to be bestfriends soon” kind. As for his relationship with Cassie, I was originally rooting for her. But she needs to be honest and figure out if she’s there or not and whether she’s going to tell him… but I also feel like her dad not giving his blessing should have axed their relationship considering how important he’s said that is to him. Can’t wait for next week!

  19. Candy Taylor

    February 26th, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I was COMPLETELY shocked he picked Cassie! My jaw hit the floor! My pick for his final rose should go to…..Hannah! They are adorable together!

  20. Barbara

    February 26th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I will never watch again. caelynn was the perfect pick for dummy Colton. That was heartbreaking.

  21. Taylor Braun

    February 26th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Such a big surprise to me as well letting Caelynn go! But I definitely think Tayshia is going to end up in the end, I totally see the chemistry between Hannah and Colton but it doesn’t seem to be at the point that he and Tayshia are at. They are next level, comfortable, adventurous, trusting, and seem to have a more “real” looking relationship.

  22. Su Zee

    February 26th, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I’m still convinced he’ll pick Hannah, the look they have for one another is intense …. and not to mention he described her as ‘home’ on a recent interview with Ellen

  23. Sheila

    February 26th, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    I’m sorry but I absolutely LOVE Cassie! I chose her from night one and frankly I’m proud of her for not just swooning over the bachelor and actually taking some time to assess and be sure of her feelings before professing her undying love after 6 weeks. She is real and their connection is once in a lifetime ❤️

  24. Dnowry

    February 26th, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    I was team Hannah until I watched the hometown date with Tayshia! Too close to call….

  25. Catherine

    February 26th, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    During the second or third episode my husband pointed at Cassie and said “‘he’s gonna pick her”. Why? “Cause she’s the hottest. Just watch.”. and I think he’s right! It’s as simple as that. Lol!

  26. Robin

    February 26th, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    I agree with your comments and enjoyed reading your recap of the last episode. I also think Hannah is the one?

  27. Tanis Scott

    February 26th, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Yep, the etiquette date was bad, and you really should NOT choose sky diving on behalf of someone else! Loved seeing all the families though and finding out what makes them tick. I was just disappointed he kept Tayshia. I still think it will be Cassie and Hannah in the end, and he will choose Hannah. I am at a complete and total loss though, to understand what is going on in the fence jumping scene?! Glad we finally get to find out next week.

  28. Faith

    February 26th, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I think you have probably read reality Steve and know exactly who he ‘ends up’ with. ? More interested who you think the next Bachelorette will be? Going with Hannah B. Love your recaps.?

  29. Tammy

    February 27th, 2019 at 2:48 am

    I wasn’t surprised he sent Caelynn home. His connection with the other three is stronger. After six weeks, (six weeks, six weeks, six weeks) it’s good that Cassie said she’s not 100% there and wants to be before telling him. Yes, it’s The Bachelor way to be Dillon rest of my life in love and marriage ready in a month or so but if you’re not, you’re not. Colton was ok either hat.. Cassie and Colton at the end…

  30. Mary J Cress

    February 27th, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I think he has already decided on Hannah G and let Caelynn go so that she can be the next Bachelorette.

  31. Rita H

    February 27th, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Sadly the spoilers for the winner say it’s Cassie. I don’t get it! He doesn’t seem to have that great a connection with her. We shall see ….

  32. Ashley

    February 28th, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I wish we could of gotten some reasoning as to why Caelynn got sent home?!! I felt like she deserved an explanation and all we got was radar silence! Come on Colton we want to know!

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