It was hometown week on last week’s episode of The Bachelorette, and The Bachelorette Beatdown gang offered up strong opinions about the men vying for Ashley Hebert and their families, during the recap webcam stream on rtvzone.com.
Booted Ames Brown got a lot of love from the Bachelor alumni, but mostly because of his posh family home, which host Jesse Csincsak called “a castle in Pennsylvania.”
“Did you see the indoor pool and that hot tub? And there was a horse and carriage ride,” noted Chris Lambton. “Can we have the next Bachelor party there?”
Craig Robinson admitted all of the above won him over “big time.” Yet, he believed it was definitely time for Ames to go. “I don’t think he was right for Ashley. She kept him way too long.”
Winemaker Ben Flajnik’s date with Ashley at his family’s home in Sonoma, California, was also quite impressive.
“I liked the date. It was very low key,” said Lambton. “[Ben] seems like the frontrunner to me.”
“They have a lot of passion and a romantic connection,” added Marissa May. “I think Ben jumped leaps and bounds in this episode.”
While Jesse Kovacs admitted that Ben “has been my favorite from day one,” he couldn’t picture Ashley moving to Sonoma. “I’m worried about that,” he stated.
Trista Sutter quickly jumped in, noting that she had been living in Miami before falling for her hubby Ryan on The Bachelorette. “Now I’m in Vail, Colorado, and it’s all good,” smiled Sutter.
Everyone agreed that they were totally charmed by Constantine Tzortzis’s gregarious Greek family and his down to earth lifestyle in Atlanta, Georgia.
“This guy is straightforward,” pointed out Csincsak. “He took her to his restaurant and said, ‘This is what I do. I serve tables.’”
“I absolutely love him and his family was amazing,” contended May. “I also loved watching him interact with the workers at his family’s restaurant. You saw everyone loved him. That speaks volumes about him as a person.”
“It was the best hometown date I saw,” added Wes Hayden. “Ben’s family was great, and he’s the coolest cat of the three [remaining suitors]. I think they’re setting him up to be the next Bachelor.”
Sutter had a casting suggestion of her own. “Did anyone notice how hot Constantine’s sister was?” she asked. “I think she should be the next Bachelorette.”
As for Ashley’s final hometown visit with JP Rosenbaum in New York, Sutter admitted, “I liked their cute little skating date. They have great chemistry. You can’t deny it.”
Tenley Molzahn agreed that JP and Ashley’s connection “is effortless. The only thing that holds me back is I wonder what is up with JP and his past,” she said. “What broke him and is he healed from that?”
Good honed in on that, too. “Most guys that fall that hard are very jealous,” he noted. “For things to work out after this, JP’s going to have to deal with a lot of sh@t from the media, from other people… I can see a little hint of him not being able to handle that in the future.”
The show wrapped with Csincsak poling everyone about who they think would make the best Bachelor from the three men left.
Lambton and Robinson both picked JP. “All the way,” asserted Robinson, calling JP “the tightest wrapped turd.”
Natalie Getz cast her vote for Constantine. “He’s got the build, the look …” she squealed. “Sign me up.”
Sutter went with Ben. “I like him,” she said. “And I think he’s ready for a relationship.”
The Bachelorette airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.