Before we get into the action, Matt made some news of his own just hours before Monday’s episode aired. He released a statement on Instagram to address Rachael’s racially insensitive photos and Chris Harrison’s problematic interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.
Matt shared how challenging the past few weeks have been, and how much heartbreak and disappointment he has felt. Matt mentioned how these recent events involving racism speak to the “much larger issue that The Bachelor franchise has fallen short on addressing adequately for years." Before going forward into this recap, give it a full read on his Instagram.
And now, on to hometowns. The episode has four juicy one-on-one dates, along with the always-entertaining milestone of introducing your parents and family to your boyfriend.