Night one of The Bachelor's back-to-back episode extravaganza Monday featured four hometown visits and almost as many disapproving parents.
While The Bachelor spoilers accurately predicted who would not continue on to the Fantasy Suites this season, we weren't expecting the awkwardness.
El Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis met the families of the final four contestants, and suffice it to say, some hometown dates went a bit better than others.
Which woman was sent home without love, an engagement ring or a rose?
Which Bachelorette's father basically told Juan Pablo to go kick rocks?
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Renee Oteri got the boot. Which was inevitable, as she was too normal.
Not that this made it any easier for her. The calm, mild-mannered single mom from Florida introduced Juan Pablo to her son Ben, and that seemed to go well.
Renee Oteri also confessed that she was falling "madly in love" with him to her mother, with Juan Pablo telling her in response that, "I think you're great."
Wow. Way to put yourself out there, Juan Pablo.
1. Nikki Ferrell of The Bachelor
Nikki Ferrell is a frontrunner on The Bachelor Season 18. Think she has what it takes to win?
2. Nikki Ferrell Underwear Photo
Nikki Ferrell in her underwear. Juan Pablo Galavis knows how to pick 'em.
3. Nikki Ferrell Pic
Nikki Ferrell is one of the contestants on The Bachelor Season 18. And she's a contender, unquestionably.
4. Nikki Ferrell Bikini Shot
Nikki Ferrell in a bikini on the beach. The Bachelor frontrunner shows off her assets!
5. Nikki Ferrell Photo
This is Nikki Ferrell. The Bachelor contestant is emerging as one of the favorites this season.
6. Nikki Ferrell on The Bachelor
Nikki Ferrell on The Bachelor with Juan Pablo Galavis. She is totes the villain this year.
7. Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Farrell
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Farrell on the set of The Bachelor. Well done Juan Pab.
8. Renee Oteri Photo
Renee Oteri is one of Juan Pablo Galavis' final four on The Bachelor. Think she has what it takes to win?
9. Andi Dorfman Picture
Andi Dorfman may be the top frontrunner to be the next star of The Bachelorette on ABC. She's got the looks for it!
10. Andi Dorfman Photo
Andi Dorfman may be the frontrunner to become the next star of The Bachelorette on ABC.
14. Juan Pablo Galavis and Clare Crawley
Juan Pablo Galavis and Clare Crawley on The Bachelor. These two have totally boned already.
Poor thing. Meanwhile, Andi Dorfman's dad Hy was not feeling the show, or its star. At all. He wouldn't give Juan Pablo his blessing in any sense of the word.
The closest thing to praise he offered was this classic non-compliment: "I don't know him well enough to wish him any ill will." Yeah ... Hy Dorfman FTW.
He didn't have that much easier of a time with Clare Crawley and her six sisters (not a misprint), although this one turned around and ended positively.
Clare told Juan Pablo that before her dad died, they shared their father-daughter dance. It was a moving confessional that no doubt earned her some fans back.
Nikki Ferrell is still in the lead, though, if only by default and/or by virtue of having met his family already, and having not totally bungled the hometown date.
Tonight, it's time for Fantasy Suite Nightmares!
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