AceShowbiz - The ladies on Colton Underwood's "The Bachelor" went down to four and it meant it was time for hometown dates. Colton would be going to the hometowns of each of the remaining ladies -- Cassie, Caelynn, Tayshia and Hannah -- to meet their parents.
The Bachelor first headed to Caelynn's home in Fredericksberg, VA, where the two enjoyed a horse-drawn carriage ride. They also stopped by an ice cream shop before she brought Colton to meet her family members. "I'm excited to see how he handles being thrown into the fire," Caelynn said.
Caelynn's stepdad appeared to be very concerned that no hasty decisions were being made. Meanwhile, her sister was doubting Colton's sincerity, saying to Caelynn, "I'm just skeptical. I just want the best for you. You've gone through so much and you deserve it so much."
As for Caelynn's mom, she said, "This is defnitely new territory for us. It's hard to wrap my head around it. It's really hard to get there... it's scary to know that could be my daughter. I don't know if you're ready. I don't know if Caelynn's ready. I have no idea." Her stepdad suggested that maybe Colton and Caelynn were better off as friends.
However, Colton finally got his blessing. Caelynn also confessed that she was ready to get engaged and married. "I feel like it's us at the end of this. It feels good to be in love. I'm very happy, very excited," she said.
The next hometown date was in Hannah G's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. Hannah took Colton to an ettiquette class before meeting her parents. During the meeting, Colton was confronted by her dad. "What are your intentions with my daughter, man? You've known each other, what? A month?" he asked Colton.
"I would like your permission to marry your daughter," Colton said to Hannah's father, who replied, "You know, never really thought about this. Wow. I'd give you my blessing."
Colton then met Tayshia's parents in Orange County. Tayshia wanted to make it special that she had him blindfolded before taking him skydiving. The meeting with her parents, meanwhile, didn't really go well as Tayshia's father seemed skeptical.
Colton told him that he's falling in love with Tayshia, and but that seemingly was not enough. "Colton, man, you're laying it on me. I appreciate you manning up, but I just met you, you know what I mean? I need to make sure it's the right thing. So straight-up, I think you're a good guy, but obviously I want to protect her," Desmond said. "It's disappointing to not get his blessing," Colton told the camera.
But after having a talk with Tayshia, Desmond warmed up to the idea. "I am content with saying yes to Colton," he said eventually.
Later, Colton and Cassie reunited in Huntington Beach for a surfing lesson before she brought him to meet her family. Cassie's sister loved her so much that she got too emotional. "I want you to be with somebody who is perfect. I don't want you to settle for anything less," she said while crying.
Cassie's dad was also not easy to please. "It's just something you don't jump into. How can you be sure after that short of time? He's still dating three other girls," he told Cassie. "Oh my gosh, I'm not dumb!" Cassie replied. "You have to know I'm being smart about this."
Her dad then said while he trusted Cassie, he pointed out that Cassie is still 23 and "you have your whole life ahead of you, and you don't have to rush into anything." At the end, Colton didn't get Cassie's dad's blessing and even worse, Cassie didn't tell Colton that she was falling in love with him.
Following the hometown dates, it was time for rose ceremony time. "I feel like tonight, I have to continue to trust myself, and follow my heart like I have every step of the way in this journey so far. So that's what I'm going to do," Colton said before giving Hannah G and Tayshia roses. He then gave the final rose to Cassie and sent Caelynn home.