Welcome to hometowns, Bachelor Nation! Get ready for a week full of third degrees, love declarations, tears, and an elimination no one saw coming!
Arie lands in Los Angeles to spend the day with Kendall and her family. Kendall takes Arie around to her neck of the woods. First off, the "taxidermy room." Arie was visibly freaked out, especially when he learned he would be mounting rats. During the experience, Kendall talked about how her love of taxidermy started when she was young.
After making their taxidermies kiss, they sat down to lunch. They spoke about meeting her family. She told Arie that her twin sister will be asking him the hardest questions. Arie told Kendall that he is falling for her, and that he is excited to meet her family.
That night, Arie meets her family. Kendall's father definitely looked concerned. Kendall's sister sat down with Arie first, and stated that she felt space between the two of them. He asks her if she thinks Kendall is ready for a proposal. Arie then sits down with Kendall's father. He told Arie that he won't give Arie his blessing. Kendall confesses to her sister that she isn't ready to marry him now, but she is falling for him. Kylie told Kendall to confess her feelings for Arie.
Later on, they sit outside and talk. Kendall tells Arie that she's falling for him, they kiss.
Tia and Arie go racing. After, they drink a beer on the back of a truck. They discuss who they will be meeting in her family. She told Arie that her brother may ask him the harder questions.
That night, Arie sat down with Tia's brother and tells Arie that he knows about the rumors of him being a "kissing bandit." He asks Arie to prove that those days are behind him. Arie told her brother that those days are behind him. He tells her brother that he's falling for her. Tia's brother tells the camera that he feels more comfortable about Arie.
Tia and her dad sit down and talk. Later on, her dad sits down with Arie and grills him. Arie tells him that he would put Tia first and he would take care of her. He asks for Tia's dad's blessing. He says yes, but if Arie hurts Tia, he will find him on google.
Tia and her mom sit and talk. Tia's mom says that she trusts Tia's decisions.
Tia and Arie sit on the porch swing and talk. Tia tells Arie that she's in love with him. He kisses her.
Becca K's Hometown
Becca plans a day at an apple orchard with Arie. They do some apple picking. They carve their names in a tree, and then make caramel apples. Afterward, they sit down and talk about meeting the family. She tells Arie that her uncle Gary will probably grill him.
That night, Becca K brings Arie to her family's house. Gary pulls Arie aside for a talk. He asks if Becca is the real deal, and Arie says yes.
Becca sits down with her mom and they talk about Arie. Becca asks if her mom would give Arie her blessing. She says no. She asks Becca if the feelings are real. She says yes.
Becca's mom sits down with Arie and they talk. Arie asks Becca's mom for her blessing. She says that she would honor Becca's choice. She tells Becca that she likes him.
Becca and Arie sit outside under a blanket and talk about the visit. She admits she is falling in love with him.
Lauren B's Hometown
Lauren meets Arie at the beach, and they ride horses on the beach. They climb up a lighthouse and admire a view of the beach.
After, they sit down and discuss their feelings. They talk about visiting her family. She warns him that her family will be skeptical.
That night, they go to her home and meet her family. Arie mentions that he is very very nervous. When everyone sat down, there was a lot of awkward silences. At dinner, Lauren's mom and dad ask him some questions. Arie steps out, saying that his nerves were getting the best of him.
Arie sat down with Lauren's dad, and they talk about planes. They bonded over Arie's trip to Iraq to visit soldiers. He told Arie that if Lauren likes Arie, he likes Arie. Next, Arie sits down with her mother. Arie tells her mom that he's falling in love with Lauren. She asks about the 3 other females and the relationships. She asks if he is saying the same thing to the other women. Arie asks for Lauren's mom's blessing. She says that she trusts Lauren, but she wants both of them to see if their feelings are for real. Lauren and her mom talk, and Lauren tells her mom that she's falling in love with him.
Arie and Lauren go outside and talk. They talk about how great the night went, despite a few hiccups.
The women return to the Bachelor mansion for the rose ceremony. 3 out of the four women admit to the camera that they love Arie.
Arie and Chris Harrison talk before he confronts the women. Arie confesses that he doesn't know what he's going to do since he's fallen for all four women.
Arie sees the women and has difficulty making a decision. He excuses himself. The women are all baffled by him exiting the room. He apologizes to all of the women when he returns, and asks to speak with Kendall in private. Tia, Lauren, and Becca are confused by what is happening.
Arie asks Kendall if getting engaged is something she is ready for. She said that she isn't quite ready to be engaged at this moment. Kendall and Arie return and the rose ceremony begins.
The first rose goes to Becca and she accepts.
The second rose goes to Lauren, she accepts.
The third rose goes to Kendall, she accepts.
Tia is sent home (did NOT see this coming!). Tia is devastated. Arie walks out with her and they sit down to talk. Arie tells her that something was missing. She tells Arie to go with his heart. She gets into the limo and tells the camera that this is why she always has her guard up (same girlie!).
On next week's back-to-back episodes, we have the Women-Tell-All on Sunday, and an unforgettable trip to Peru on Monday.
Be prepared for more tears, and an Arie meltdown.
My Two Cents
My heart broke for Tia when she was sent home. I was not expecting that at all. I actually started to tear up, and I've never teared up during an elimination.
It's okay, Tia! You'll find someone better (by the way, throw Tia's name in the running for the next Bachelorette, sorry Bekah M!)!
Tweet the hashtag #TiaForNextBachelorette if you want to see Tia have another shot at love!