Bachelorette blog, he talks about hometown dates and what went wrong for Ames.
Chris Harrison thoughts on Constantine's Hometown:
"We started the week in Cumming, Georgia, to meet Constantine’s great
Greek family. They started with some food at the family restaurant
Giorgio’s. For the record the food is very good at the restaurant; our
crew had lunch there and they loved it. The pizza that Ashley brought
the guy at the end of the show was not what he ordered, but he liked it.
He had no idea who Ashley was or that she didn’t work there. The
important part was meeting the family, and Constantine’s family blew
Ashley away — this is exactly what she’s looking for in her life. His
mom had some very direct questions for Ashley and didn’t pull any
punches in letting her know that her moving to Cumming is what would
“enhance” her son’s life."
Chris Harrison thoughts on Ben F Hometown:
"Up to this point I know everybody liked him but I felt like in this
episode and on this date you really got to know him on an intimate
level. He revealed so much about himself and his feelings about his late
father, and I’m interested to hear your thoughts on him now. Ashley is
already taken by him but was really moved by his open, candid emotions." (Harrison also mentioned that on Ben and Ashley's 1-on-1, although he never came home, they never spent the night together).
Chris Harrison thoughts on Ames' Hometown:
"Everybody wanted to see more about Ames, so off to Chadds Ford,
Pennsylvania, we went. Although Ashley was also curious to find out
where a guy like Ames came from, he really had the most to prove on his
visit. He had to really blow Ashley away to raise their relationship to
the level of the other contestants. His sister really put it best: If
there’s passion and a spark then let there be a little fire. There is no
fire between them."
Chris Harrison thoughts on J.P.'s' Hometown:
"The final hometown date took us to New York to see JP. JP had made other
plans outside but the forecast called for rain so he called an
incredible ’80s audible, roller skating! Yes, it was kind of cheesy but
it was also kind of awesome. Come on, who didn’t have flashbacks of
their own “couples skate” moments? I for one was transported right back
to the skating rink. Ashley hit it off with JP’s family."