The Bachelor Recap: Walking in front of the firing squad

Scenes from season 18 of The Bachelor. (ABC/Handout)

Scenes from season 18 of The Bachelor. (ABC/Handout)

Samantha O’Connor

, Last Updated: 10:59 PM ET

The pressure was on for Juan Pablo to charm the moms and impress the dads of the final four bachelorettes during Monday night’s hometown dates.

Juan’s first stop was Kansas City to meet Nikki’s parents. The spunky blonde decided it was time to get revenge on Juan for making her dance in Korea and she challenged the bachelor to bring out his inner cowboy by jumping on the mechanical bull. Yeehaw el bachelor!

Then, the two visited Nikki’s family, where Juan Pablo made it into their good books.

Nikki realized the extent of her feelings for her man but when it came time to communicate them, she had trouble saying those three little words.

In Atlanta, Andi gave Juan a little A-town initiation and dragged the pretty boy to the gun range to test his skills.

“I can’t bring him home to meet my family without a bulls-eye,” Andi joked.

After a few attempts, he earned his shot at love. But Juan was safer at the gun range.

The bachelor found himself in front of his own firing squad, under pressure from Andi’s father who peppered him with questions.

“I don’t want you to get hurt. Nothing else matters to me. That’s all I care about,” her father admitted to her. Juan respected his concern.

Renee was able to introduce the bachelor to the other man in her life – her son Ben, when Juan stopped in Florida next. The eight-year-old shook Juan’s hand like a grown man before the two single parents watched his little league game, looking like the perfect family already.

“I want a son,” Juan admitted after fitting in with Renee’s family. At the end of the night, she was also too scared to admit the depth of her feelings for Juan. Renee was upset with herself when she let him drive away.

Clare’s home in Sacramento was the final stop this week.

“This is the first time that I have brought a guy home since my dad passed away,” Clare admitted which made her six older sisters so much more protective. Her sister Laura came across like a drill sergeant, taking the spot of Clare’s missing father but Juan worked his charm and was able to earn the family’s approval.

“If he can look past my crazy family, I would love to marry him,” Clare gushed.

At the rose ceremony, single-mother Renee was left without a rose. She was finally able to tell Juan her feelings, but it was too late and she returned home to her son.

 

 

 

 


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