JILLIAN CROSSES THE COUNTRY TO JOIN THE FIVE REMAINING BACHELORS
IN THEIR HOMETOWNS AND FINDS HERSELF ON THE HOT SEAT WITH
SOME OF THEIR FAMILIES, ON ABC'S "THE BACHELORETTE"
"Episode 507" � The stakes are high as Jillian leaves her Los Angeles villa for an exciting, emotionally-charged journey across the country to visit the final five men's hometowns. Her bonds grow stronger with some of the bachelors, but she is severely tested by some of the families and questions her connections to Jesse, Kiptyn, Michael, Reid and Wes. And nothing can prepare her for what happens when an infatuated Jake returns to warn Jillian that Wes is the bachelor with the girlfriend. In one of the most dramatic confrontations in "Bachelorette" history, the two men face off right in front of her. Finally, one heartbroken bachelor returns to try and win Jillian back, but is it too late? There are no easy choices left for the Bachelorette, and now she needs to make the most difficult decision yet, as the remaining four men look forward to a romantic trip with Jillian to Spain, on "The Bachelorette," MONDAY, JUNE 29 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The first stop is Philadelphia and Reid meets Jillian at the historic City Hall. Today is the bachelor's 30th birthday, and it's no surprise when his mother lets Jillian know how eager she is to become a grandmother. It doesn't take Jillian long to see how comfortable Reid's life is as one of a family of realtors and how close he is to them. His family's approval is key to Reid if he's to continue his relationship with Jillian. But will she win them over?
Jillian travels cross country to Valencia, California to meet Michael's family. She's still harboring a fear about how young he is and whether he's ready for a long lasting commitment, so she wastes no time asking his family if they think he is ready to take the plunge. Michael's twin brother, Steve, assures her that Michael is mature beyond his years and quite ready to settle down. Will that pronouncement be enough to seal the deal for a rose?
The seemingly "perfect" Kiptyn, the handsome bachelor who took Jillian's breath away at their first hello, greets the Bachelorette at his hometown of San Diego. Can she live up to the expectations of his family, who are just as flawless as Kiptyn?
A trip up the California coast to Carmel brings Jillian to Jesse's family winery. The couple take a tractor ride to a romantic hilltop overlooking the vineyards, but Jesse is nervous about introducing her to his family. Jillian is worried about how slowly he's taking things. After introducing her to his parents and siblings, Jesse has a heart-to-heart talk with his brother about his feelings. Will he dare to "go for it" or risk losing the woman of his dreams?
Finally, Jillian visits Wes in his Austin hometown, where he surprises her with a private performance with his band. Jillian listens with stars in her eyes as he performs the song he wrote especially for her. But her world is about to explode! Fueled by his love for Jillian, Jake returns to surprise her with an urgent warning that Wes is the one with the girlfriend. A confused and emotional Bachelorette finally confronts Wes, who vehemently denies the rumors. However, in one of the most gripping confrontations this season, Wes and Jake go toe to toe while a stunned Jillian looks on.
Jillian finishes her whirlwind hometown visits and returns to Los Angeles to reflect on the next rose ceremony. To make matters even more stressful, an inconsolable bachelor returns to plead for a
second chance at love, but there might not be room in Jillian's heart now. With much difficulty, she narrows the field to the four men who will accompany her to Spain to continue their most romantic adventure.
The five remaining men are:
Jesse, 27, wine maker from Carmel Valley, CA.
Kiptyn, 31, business developer from Encinitas, CA.
Michael, 25, break dance instructor from Astoria, NY.
Reid, 30, realtor from Philadelphia, PA.
Wes, 32, musician from Austin, TX.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "The Bachelorette" is a production of Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton 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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