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The Bachelorette Episode: "The Bachelorette"

Season 7, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Ashley makes pizza with Constantine in suburban Atlanta, rides in a horse-drawn carriage with Ames outside Philadelphia, picnics with Ben F. in Sonoma, Cal., and roller skates with J.P. on Long Island, N.Y., as she visits the hometowns of her final four bachelors. Returning to the Malibu mansion, she sends one of the guys back home and heads off to Fiji with the other three.
Original Air Date: Jul 18, 2011

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Season 7, Episode 8
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Length: 01:06:42
Aired: 7/18/2011
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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 8 Season 7, Episode 8

On this week's The Bachelorette, Ashley and her four remaining men head back to the U.S. for hometown dates. First up is Constantine, who introduces Ashley to his big fat Greek family in Atlanta. So he takes her to his restaurant which is, of course, Italian? The two make pizzas and eat — and share a kiss -- as the restaurant staff watches from afar. 

After lunch, Constantine and Ashley go to his family's home. After all gather at the dinner table, Constantine's mom Elleni pulls Ashley aside. Ultimately she wants to know if Ashley is ready to immerse herself in his family, and more importantly, whether or not she would relocate. Elleni is happy to hear the answer is yes. Just when the two are ready to leave, Constantine's entire extended family shows up and it doesn't take long before they're all dancing. The date seems to go very well, although I think Ashley fell more in love with Constantine's family than with him.

Next up, Ashley travels to see Ames in Pennsylvania. After the introductions, Ames' sister Serena pulls Ashley aside to find out how she feels. Ashley is pretty honest about her relationship with Ames progressing more slowly than with the others, but Serena admits she can tell Ames is smitten. Serena also tells Ashley about Ames' tough past with his father and stepfather both passing away. Later on, Serena pulls her brother aside and says she's not sure Ashley has the feelings he does. She wants him to dig deeper so Ashley can experience the "true Ames" and tells him to step up his romance game.

After the family get-together, Ames takes Ashley to his favorite tree for a picnic. He tells her about his nerdy boarding school days where shockingly he wasn't such a great student.  Ames also starts spouting off some ancient romance theories and says, "It's the best when the ordinary is extraordinary." They kiss before embarking on a horse-drawn carriage ride (yes, really).

Ashley meets Ben in Sonoma, Calif., where he brings her to his winery. Surrounded by wine barrels, they're kissing pretty much from the get-go. Ben warns Ashley he never brings girls home to meet his mom and that it's a big deal to him. He admits a lot of his relationships haven't lasted too long, but the Bachelorette process has put him in touch with his more emotional side.

Ben and his sister have some one-on-one time where she wants to know how Ashley was able to get him to let his guard down. She asks if he sees getting engaged at the end of this and he says he has no problem proposing. Ben then talks to his mom and she says that his late father is probably looking down at them and happy for him. It's a much more low-key date, overall, but an emotionally intense one to say the least.

The final hometown date is in Long Island, New York with J.P. In anticipation of rain, J.P. takes Ashley roller skating where the lights go dim and REO Speedwagon plays in the background. The two are clearly smitten and skating on clouds.  They take a break for some deeper conversation, where J.P., yet again, talks about his ex breaking his heart. She asks if he has concerns about everything and he says he knows he has to risk getting crushed again.

They go to J.P.'s house where Ashley meets his family. J.P.'s mom calls Ashley a terrific young lady, but says she's guarded as his mother. "Are you in love with her?" she says point blank. "There are a lot of signs that point toward it," he responds. He then says he doesn't think he's going to get his heart broken because he's confident in what they have. His mom also asks if he'll propose and he says if he feels it, he will. J.P.'s mom next pulls Ashley aside for their one-on-one chat, where she asks Ashley about the other guys and how she's making choices between the men. Ashley says she's smitten with her son and they have something very special. And then his mom brings out the Bar Mitzvah poster and like that, they all share a chuckle at J.P.'s 13-year-old Kirk Cameron/Doogie Howser lookalike days.

It's back to Los Angeles for the rose ceremony. Ashley chats with Chris as they laugh at how much has changed since the last time she was in that mansion (i.e. the last incident with Bentley). They break down the dates and Ashley seems generally very happy about all the dates that she had. But it still seems like an obvious decision.

Time to whittle down the remaining men to three. Ashley's first rose goes to Ben. The second is for J.P. Finally, Ashley gives the remaining rose to Constantine. Ames looks a bit stunned, but never loses the smile on his face. "You're more poetic than I would've ever imagined," Ames says, and it's so fitting he goes out with a goodbye like that.

What do you think of the final three? Who do you think will survive Fiji?

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On this week's The Bachelorette, Ashley and her four remaining men head back to the U.S. for hometown dates. First up is Constantine, who introduces Ashley to his big fat Greek family in Atlanta. So he takes her to his restaurant which is, of course, Italian? The two make pizzas and eat — and share a kiss -- as the restaurant staff watches from afar. 

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Premiered: January 08, 2003, on ABC
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Premise: A rose-wielding single woman looks for Mr. Right among a passel of hunky men, just like on 'The Bachelor' but with the gender roles reversed. Original 'Bachelor' runner-up Trista Rehn was the first bachelorette, and her selection of Colorado firefighter Ryan Sutter culminated in the three-part special 'Trista and Ryan's Wedding.'

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