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"The Bachelorette" took several trips to the final four's hometowns, but at the end, only three men survived to make it to the finale.
Zak was the first to introduce Desiree to his family in Texas. Both were a little apprehensive about meeting Zak's sister, who knows everything about him and can be protective of her brother. They then went to work in Zak's Sno-cone truck and were greatly challenged when they parked outside an elementary school.
Desiree easily hit things off with Zak's family and had some one-on-one time with his mom, Maryann. Then she met with Carly, Zak's sister, who liked Desiree but admitted that she was concerned about her brother falling for her and whether their relationship would last.
Their date concluded with Zak telling Desiree he loved her and giving her a ring that he bought in Atlantic City. Zak explained that he wanted her to hold on to the ring because it symbolized the moment that he knew he loved her and wanted to be with her.
Desiree then headed to Arizona to spend time with Drew, who explained that it would be the first time in a long time that his parents would actually be together after their divorce. The two then went to pick up Drew's sister Melissa, who is mentally handicapped, from her home.
It was evident from Melissa's reaction that she was extremely excited to see her brother and Desiree. The two women got along well, and then Desiree went on to meet all of Drew's family. At the end of the date, Drew finally told Desiree that he loved her.
Chris and Desiree met at his hometown in Washington and played baseball, which Chris played professionally before appearing on "The Bachelorette." The two had a relaxed time before meeting Chris' family: Desiree showed Chris some of her drawings and they shared a baseball-themed picnic on the pitcher's mound.
Desiree had an unusual experience when Chris' dad, a chiropractor, gave her a full adjustment. But then the two were able to talk about Chris and the future of Desiree's relationship with him. Chris' mother had reservations because he was so badly hurt by his former girlfriend.
Finally, Desiree met up with Brooks in Salt Lake City, Utah. He explained how nervous he was during their time apart, but Desiree reassured him that all was well and they should focus on their time together. They then recounted their short history before leaving to meet Brooks' family.
Desiree met Brooks' mom for a private chat, while Brooks met with his brother and the men of the family. She made a good impression with Brooks' mother, who relayed that information to Brooks.
Desiree met with her own brother before the rose ceremony, and she was clearly uncomfortable with his presence. She blamed him for ruining things between her and Shaun during the last season. Even though he wanted to meet the final four, Desiree refused to let that happen.
It was clear that Desiree made a good impression on all four of the finalists' families, but who would take home a rose and move on to the next round? Desiree chose to give roses to Brooks, Chris, and Drew. Zak left, completely heartbroken and stunned.
Next week all of the men return for "The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All."