I always look forward to the hometown dates because you get a feel for who the girls really are. Jake may have said that exact thing on camera but it's true. Tenley's family was so sweet and classy--just like her. Ali's were what we expected, Gia's were a little less sophisticated than I thought they would be and Sausage's family were total rednecks.
I have to jump right to Sausage's hometown date for just a minute. Did anyone else think her relationship with her dad was a little weird? She just drives me crazy. I can't say it enough. How does Jake like her--especially coming straight from Tenley's house? Is he slumming?
Let's talk about Ali leaving for her job. C'mon producers. You just did this with Ed and Jillian. Give us viewers a little credit. The whole thing felt so staged. Ali is doing a good job of producing the water works. But I found that Jake was strangely unemotional. And we all know Jake is an emotional man. He forced up some tears when she left but he was all smiles moments later with the other girls. I just think he knew she wasn't the one.
This is what I don't understand: If you are really in love with a man, like Ali seemed like she was on the hometown date, why on earth would you ever pick a job over the guy? Even if I only had one chance in four, I would take it. Wouldn't you? Did she just know he wasn't going to pick her--or did the producers guarantee her they would fly her to St. Lucia to win him back? I don't know, but the whole thing smells fishy.
Did you notice Ali's hair at the rose ceremony? It looked like she was headed to the gym.
For the first time tonight, I started to wonder if Tenley is just too sugary sweet even for Jake. I love Tenley--she is still my first choice for him--but it does seem that he is more attracted to Vienna for whatever reason. Gia is still gorgeous but I just think their relationship lacks depth. I really liked Gia's relationship with her mother. However, did you see that snippet at the end when the mother read Jake's cards? Now Jake knows Gia's mother is crazy. That kind of thing always backfires. My prediction is that Gia is the next to go.
I can't wait until next week to see if Jake utilizes the fantasy suites. I am going to predict that he does with Gia and Sausage but that Tenley refuses. What do you think?