DeANNA TAKES AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER RIDE, CROSSING THE COUNTRY
TO JOIN THE FOUR REMAINING BACHELORS IN THEIR HOMETOWNS AND FINDING
HERSELF ON THE HOT SEAT WITH SOME OF THEIR FAMILIES,
ON "THE BACHELORETTE," JUNE 23, ON ABC
"Episode 406" � The stakes are high for DeAnna as she leaves her Malibu villa for an exciting, emotionally-charged journey across the country to visit the final four men's hometowns. Her bonds grow stronger with some of the bachelors and she is severely tested by some of the families and the guys. In the end, she questions her connection with all the remaining bachelors � Jesse, Jeremy, Jason and Graham. Will she ever love again? DeAnna must make a difficult, crucial decision to send one man home, which leaves her in tears, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
DeAnna braves snowy Breckenridge, Colorado to spend some quality time with her most adventurous suitor, Jesse. The daredevil athlete is a patient teacher and DeAnna catches on quickly, maneuvering her snowboard through the soft powder. But will she conquer her potential in-laws as easily as she learned to snowboard? The Bachelorette attempts to win over Jesse's parents at a nerve-wracking dinner, but a long-awaited first kiss during a romantic twilight horse-drawn carriage ride provides a tempting dessert to top off the evening.
Jeremy surprises DeAnna when she arrives in Dallas by showing up on his motorcycle to take her for a ride. Both of his parents have passed away, so instead, he shares an old family photo album with her and reads from his mother's journal, solidifying his emotional bond with her. DeAnna meets Jeremy's brothers and sister-in-law at dinner. However, his brothers immediately see how she has caused Jeremy to let down his guard. They warn her not to break his heart and shockingly line up against her. Once the family leaves, DeAnna and Jeremy have an intimate fireside chat. He lets her know how devoted he is to her and they share a kiss. She realizes just how difficult her upcoming decision will be.
Next DeAnna travels to Seattle, where she must not only win the approval of Jason's parents, but someone even more important: the bachelor's three-year-old son. Her nerves almost get the better of her until she sees the reunion between Jason and his son, which totally melts her heart. DeAnna starts to envision the happy family she could be a part of a few weeks from now. The rest of the family makes her feel even more at home when they prepare an elaborate Greek feast for her. Her comfort level is so high that by the end of her stay, DeAnna questions if she is falling for Jason or his family.
Finally, the Bachelorette travels to Raleigh, North Carolina, to join her charming Southern gentleman, Graham, who is desperate to have her all to himself. The couple go one-on-one on the bachelor's old high school basketball court and share a center court kiss. Graham seems more than willing now to open up and share his feelings with DeAnna. His parents welcome her with open arms. But in a totally unexpected moment, Graham's mother shares an untimely revelation about her son with DeAnna. Will this eye-opening disclosure discourage the Bachelorette from keeping Graham in the race for her heart?
There will be no easy choices left for DeAnna, and now she needs to make the most difficult decision yet. She and the man she sends home are both brought to tears. She is terribly hurt and confused by this elimination, but prepares to go on the fantastic overnight dates in the Bahamas with the three final bachelors, inching closer to her final decision.
The four remaining men are:
Graham, 29, professional basketball player from Raleigh, NC.
Jeremy, 30, real estate attorney from Dallas, TX.
Jesse, 25, professional snowboarder from Breckenridge, CO.
Jason, 31, account executive from Kirkland, WA.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and David Bohnert are executive producers. "The Bachelorette" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.
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