Nick Viall's The Bachelor 2017 journey took him to the final four bachelorettes' hometowns this week where he got a little taste of what a future would look like with Corinne, Rachel, Raven, and Vanessa. Each of the ladies made sure their hometown dates were extra special for Nick. The Bachelor got to experience everything from climbing a grain barrel to going on the most expensive shopping trip of his life. Meeting the parents forced Nick to get serious about where his feelings stood with the final four contestants. As usual, the families didn't take it easy on The Bachelor, asking him tough questions about his past relationships and marriage potential. Let's dive into The Bachelor 2017 recap and spoilers for Season 21, Episode 8.
Nick's Final Four: Corinne, Rachel, Raven and Vanessa are still recovering from the shock of Kristina's departure when Nick gives them each a rose inviting them to the coveted hometown date.
Nick and Raven's Police Run-in: First stop is Raven's hometown of Hoxie, Arkansas where the two enjoy some country fun. They climb to the top of a grain bin - the place where everyone in Hoxie goes to have a serious conversation or sneak a few kisses. They are interrupted by the wailing of a police siren and for a split second it looks like Raven and Nick might get arrested. It turns out, the officer questioning the couple about their grain bin climb is Weston Gates, Raven's brother. Gotcha Nick! Later, it's time to meet the parents and Raven's dad shares he is cancer free.
Take Me to Church: Rachel meets Nick in Dallas and takes me to church. While he may be one of the few white people in attendance, he feels right at home. When Rachel introduces him to her family, they don't hold back on asking Nick how he plans to navigate the trials and tribulations they will face as an interracial couple.
Nick Gets Spoiled: Corinne takes Nick out of his low-key,"bargain shopper" comfort zone with a date at one of the most exclusive malls in Miami. The couple enjoys champagne as Nick models multiple designer outfits and Corinne ends up spending more than $3,000 without flinching. "We'll take everything," says the seasoned shopper. Later, Nick gets to meet the woman, the myth, the legend - Raquel the nanny extraordinaire.
Vanessa Takes Nick to School: Nick meets Vanessa in Montreal for the final hometown date. Vanessa starts off their day with a visit to the school where she teaches and reunites with her special-needs students who love her dearly.
Andi Dorfman Returns: After hometowns the final four women head to New York where they wait for Nick at the rose ceremony. As he contemplates his next decision, Nick grows more nervous. After all, he has had his heart broken many times in the past. Just in the nick of time to offer some friendly advice, his first Bachelorette heartbreaker, Andi Dorfman stops by Nick's hotel for a chat.
Who will make it to Fantasy Suites? Will Andi's advice derail Nick's whole journey? Don't miss a second of The Bachelor Season 21 and Nick's journey to find his soulmate MONDAY 8|7c on ABC!
Who is left on The Bachelor?
Corinne, 24, business owner, Miami, FL
Rachel, 31, attorney, Dallas, TX
Raven, 25, fashion boutique owner, Hoxie, AR
Vanessa, 29, special education teacher, Montreal, Quebec, Canada