'The Bachelor' Recap: Ben Visits Hometowns of Final Four Bachelorettes

The final four ladies got to introduce Ben to their families.

ByABC News
February 23, 2016, 9:47 AM


"The Bachelor," Ben Higgins, met the families of the final four women on Monday night's episode of the ABC reality series.

Ben visited the hometowns of Amanda, Caila, JoJo and Lauren B. before eliminating one of them back in Los Angeles.

His first stop was Laguna Beach, California, where Amanda introduced him to her two daughters at the beach. The girls were shy around him at first, but they slowly warmed up to him as they played in the sand.

At the home of Amanda's family, her father warned Ben that being a stepdad to her children would be a big responsibility. Before saying goodbye, Ben told Amanda that her family was "awesome" and "incredible."

In Portland, Oregon, Ben caught up with Lauren B. They went sightseeing, and checked out a whiskey museum.

Ben was gently grilled by Lauren's sister. He became emotional as he told her how lucky he feels to be with Lauren.

Ben headed next to Hudson, Ohio. There, Caila showed him a good time, taking him to her father's toy factory, where they built a toy home they designed.

Caila later opened up to her dad about her relationship with Ben, saying, "This is it." Her father noted how heartfelt her words were, which made the romance seem real to him. Caila's mom encouraged her to be honest with Ben about her feelings.

The most dramatic hometown visit was in Dallas, where JoJo received a letter from an ex-boyfriend. He begged her to take him back, but she cut ties with him once and for all by phone.

JoJo's brothers proved to be an even tougher challenge for her and for Ben. One brother asked her, "How can you fall in love with someone you've only been on two dates with?"

He added, "I just want you to keep your heart guarded."

The brothers applied more pressure in a conversation with Ben, suggesting that he isn't as invested in his relationship with JoJo as she is, and that he'd been coached on how to answer their questions.

The episode ended in Los Angeles, where Ben sent home Amanda, admitting to her that he had stronger feelings for the other three.

Next Monday night, Ben, Caila, JoJo and Lauren B. go to Jamaica.