MATT TAKES AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDE, CROSSING THE COUNTRY
TO JOIN THE FOUR REMAINING BACHELORETTES IN THEIR HOMETOWNS
AND FINDING HIMSELF ON THE HOT SEAT WITH THEIR FAMILIES,
ON "THE BACHELOR: LONDON CALLING," APRIL 21, ON ABC
Amanda's Intricate Practical Joke Leads to
One of the Biggest Shockers Ever on the Series
"Episode 1206" � The stakes are high for Matt as he leaves his Malibu home for an exciting, emotionally-charged journey across the country to visit the final four women's hometowns and ends up being the target of an elaborate prank by Amanda that leads to one of the most stunning hometown visits ever, on "The Bachelor: London Calling," MONDAY, APRIL 21 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
In Los Angeles, Matt meets Shayne's family separately because her parents are divorced. Although her famous father, actor Lorenzo Lamas, tells Matt that Shayne wants to be a star, she immediately sets the record straight that her feelings for Matt are real and that she is looking for love, not a "starring role." Lorenzo warns him, however, not to toy with his daughter. And then, in a fatherly chat, he advises Shayne to follow her heart. Shayne's mother, Michelle, and sister, Dakota, roll out the red carpet for Matt with a full-fledged English-style dinner of beef Wellington and Yorkshire pudding. Michelle cautions Matt that life with an actress can be difficult, but he is surprised and pleased to find out that, although she is young, Shayne actually is the caretaker of the family.
Matt then travels to Durango, Colorado, to join Chelsea and her family. At dinner, Matt feels instantly at ease with Chelsea's parents, Addie and Kerry, but they grill him with some tough relationship questions. During a personal chat with Addie, Matt reveals his concern about Chelsea's mixed display of affection, but confides that he is falling for her. And in a father-daughter talk, Kerry tells his daughter to take the gamble and open herself up to Matt. She finally agrees that she needs to put herself out there or risk losing her chance at happiness, but will it be too late?
Next, Noelle plays host to the Bachelor in the scenic mountain town of Loveland, Colorado. Matt is desperately hoping that she will finally open up to him, but the pressure is on when she reveals that he is one of only two guys she has ever brought home to meet her family. Her parents and her two sisters meet them at a local dude ranch. Noelle reveals to her father that she is falling for Matt and her dad counsels her to open her heart and go for it. After a wonderful family get-together, the couple spend some alone time together and Noelle takes her dad's advice. Now, Matt is even more confused than ever about the challenging choice that lies ahead of him.
Matt's final hometown visit takes him to see the All-American beauty with the "meeps" (hiccups), Amanda, in Niceville, Florida. What seems like a normal visit with her parents, "Sue" and "Paul," soon goes awry. Little does Matt know that Amanda has set up the ultimate practical joke. The two "parents" are stand-ins, and they've been instructed to act as wild and crazy as possible. Matt totally falls for the hoax, and gets extremely edgy when "Sue" starts coming onto him and the "parents" start bickering vociferously. Will the gag backfire on Amanda?
With only four women and three roses, Matt make one of the most difficult decisions of his life, dispatching one broken-hearted bachelorette in tears as he prepares to take the final three women on fantastic overnight dates to Barbados.
The remaining four women are:
Amanda R., 27, an account executive from Niceville, FL.
Chelsea, 24, a pharmaceutical sales representative from Durango, CO.
Noelle, 26, a photographer from Loveland, CO.
Shayne, 22, an actress from Malibu, CA.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelor: London Calling" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, David Bohnert and Martin Hilton are the executive producers. "The Bachelor: London Calling" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A parental guideline will be assigned to this program at a later date.
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