We begin with Matt’s mother, Patty, and brother, John, who are meeting our final two contestants, Michelle and Rachael.
Michelle is up first. Patty started crying (in a really sweet way) within 5 minutes of Michelle's arrival, which I think is a great sign! Michelle had nice conversations with both Patty and John, who grilled her just a bit 😉–basically, Michelle was crushing it the entire time. To sum it up: Matt’s mom ended the visit by saying “I could totally see her being part of the family.”
Next up was Rachael. She was clearly really nervous (Michelle was much more at ease), but overall, the family seemed to like her. John asked Rachael all about her past relationships, while her conversation with Patty really just revolved around the fact that Rachael is in love with Matt. And again, Patty shed tears–a good sign in my book!
After meeting the girls, Patty tells Matt that love isn’t the “end all be all,” AKA you need more than just love to make it through marriage, and it spooked Matt. He suddenly wasn’t sure if he was ready to propose in just a few days time. So Matt did what every Bachelor contestant does in a time of crisis: he sought out Chris Harrison.
Matt opened up to Chris about his new doubts, and Chris's response was sort of shady! He was surprised that Matt now feels this way, and he wasn't buying Patty's very realistic take that marriage requires more than just love to work. Chris (and I imagine the Bachelor producers) seemed like they were trying to push Matt to an engagement, even though he repeatedly said he wasn't ready. It's not a great look for them as a whole. Hmm...let's see how this plays out.