On The Bachelorette, Rachel went on hometown dates with her final four suitors. It was a huge deal, but especially for Dean, whose family is not normal or happy.
Dean’s mother passed away when he was young. When that happened, Dean’s father practically abandoned him and became incredibly eccentric. He changed his name and converted to Sikhism, and remarried. Dean and his father have had no real relationship for years, but now Rachel is going to meet him.
Dean was more than a little nervous about seeing his dad and a little reluctant. Rachel comforted him, telling him it was going to be fine and that she would be right there backing him up. Rachel wanted Dean to have a heart-to-heart with his father so hopefully their relationship would heal.
When they meet Dean’s dad, everything is okay at first and everyone is relaxed until Dean does what Rachel wants and tries to have a heart to heart. He talks about the resentment he feels for basically being abandoned as a kid after his mom died. His father gets defensive and tells him he is living in the past and needs to move on.
Things get heated and his dad storms out. Dean is left alone to think. The man who is normally very cheerful and smiling is now on the verge of tears.
Rachel tried to talk to Dean’s dad after the fight but he cuts her off and says that he’s done and leaves.
At the end of everything, Rachel comforts Dean. After a lot of tears and emotions, he confesses that he’s falling in love with her and she tells him she’s falling in love with him as well. It’s a beautiful moment and the two of them look perfect together.
But at the rose ceremony, Rachel does not give Dean a rose and he is sent home, heartbroken, after exposing his emotions and feelings to Rachel. So much for her falling in love with him. More than a few people have accused the Bachelorette of going too far. The TV show seriously missed the mark on this one.