If you've been following my weekly round of Winners and Losers of The Bachelorette, it's pretty obvious which three of the four remaining suitors will move on to the next round and which one will go home tonight. Though what transpired this week is nothing unexpected, each of the hometown dates reveals something new and different about the bachelors and their families, and whether or not Ali can see past the horrors of taxidermy and parental interrogation.
You can check out the highlights of the episode in Meghan Carlson's Bachelorette-Bites. Meanwhile, let's identify the winners and losers of the night.
Though clearly a good catch, Chris hasn't really captured Ali's heart the way Roberto has in the past. But this week's hometown date gives Chris a huge advantage over all the other guys, thanks to his down-to-earth family--which is quite a refreshing and welcoming change after Ali got grilled by Roberto's father. Chris' dad, in particular, points out something in common between Chris and Ali, who both takes pride in taking care of their loved ones, and reminds Ali that life is short and that "love is the only reality." Out of all the hometown dates, I think Chris' takes the top spot simply because he gave Ali a sneak peek at what life would be like with him and his family--a prospect that seems to appeal to Ali, at least for now.
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