Catherine warns Sean that her dad will probably not be at any hometown date, because he battled depression after being abused by his older brothers, and also attempted suicide in front of her and her sister when she was a teenager. It's weird how much more matter-of-fact Catherine is about this and how much more direct she is -- even though you can see it's difficult for her -- than AshLee was in telling Sean that she, you know, was married before. Sean says, "Thank you for telling me that," because he appears to be unable to offer any kind of specific comfort or empathy.
Back at the house, Lesley and AshLee talk about Tierra, while Tierra stews about what she assumes AshLee said on her date with Sean. She's fed up, she tells us, because she doesn't deserve this. "Enough is enough," she says. Couldn't agree more, Tierra.
And now it's Catherine's turn to justify why Sean should grace her family with a visit, and the sound is bad enough with the surf coming in that you can barely tell what they're saying to the point that this show has to put subtitles on the screen. Basically Desiree wants Sean to visit her family because it would be a big deal. And she cries when she talks about wanting what her parents have. Goddamn, is every woman going to cry tonight?
And then it's time to give out the group date rose, and Sean says this was by far the hardest decision he's had to make thus far, but he gives it to Lindsay, who pats herself on the back by proclaiming that the crazy girl in the wedding dress now has a hometown date, and nobody saw that coming at all. And then Sean's plan to see the sunrise fizzles because ... it's cloudy? I guess?
And now Sean has his one-on-one date with Lesley, and he wants to sit and talk to her because their relationship is not as strong as it is with the other women. This makes sense because she's cute, as per usual, but she's also funny and has a brain and a real job. They are... I don't know, picking avocados? She says it's "so weird" how well she can see him fitting in with her family. Because, of course, most contestants think the Bachelor won't fit in with their families at all.
He asks her if there's anything she needs to tell him, and she acts all cagey but the big secret that she wants to tell him is that she's falling in love with him. I'm not sure what the big deal is, because if there's any place that "I'm falling in love" means absolutely nothing, it's The Bachelor. And she decides that it didn't feel right to tell him today. She wants it to feel a little more natural, in which case it shouldn't happen at all on this show.