Matt met Michelle and they matched in their lavender sweaters. Michelle surprised Matt with bikes as they rode through the station and talked about what a future would be like together. They eventually ended up in an auditorium where Michelle’s students were waiting for a zoom call. The kids were so cute and had a lot of questions for Matt aka “Mr. James”.
That evening, Michelle brought Matt to meet his mom and dad. Michelle told her mom she didn’t know she was going to a rose ceremony when she joined the show, and Matt said he was so taken with her that he asked for a date. you one-on-one right away for the next day. Her dad asked her if Matt had proposed if she would say yes and Michelle said she would! Matt told his dad that a lot of their future goals are aligned and that he falls in love with Michelle. While they had this difficult conversation, Michelle cried and told her mom that she loved Matt. Before breaking up, Michelle told Matt that she loved him. Matt smiled and leaned in for a kiss. He didn’t say it back though.
Rachael arrived in a Plymouth Prowler and met Matt in a field. She blindfolded him and drove him to a skydiving airfield! They got on a plane and then they jumped! Everything was going well until the landing, when Rachael had a pretty hard landing. Ouch! A doctor came and examined her and she was fine, thank goodness. Matt was really relieved that she was okay.
Later, Rachael took Matt to meet his parents and sister. They talked about skydiving and then Rachael went to talk to her mom and she told her mom that she loved Matt. She said Matt has always been there for her. Rachael said he really comforted her after her bad landing. She told her mom she had a lot of makeup on to cover up the bruises from her hard landing. Rachael’s dad asked Matt how he could be sure he was in love in a matter of weeks and be ready for it. Matt told her he told Rachael he was falling in love with her. Her father criticized the fact that there were still other women involved. He said, “When I’m with Rachael, I only think about her.” Rachael’s dad is skeptical about all of this. Matt told Rachael that he had not yet asked his father for his blessing. He said he still didn’t feel right doing it “just to tick a box.” This left Rachael a little unsettled.
For Bri’s hometown, she wanted to go back to their first date where Matt nearly killed her on an ATV. She loaded it into a Jeep, and they went off-road. They made the Jeep really muddy and then sat in an open field for a picnic. Bri told Matt that he was going to meet his mother and his best friend. She warned him that his mother is tough!
Bri’s mother, Lauren, and her younger sister along with her best friend met Bri. The little baby cried a lot but was so precious! Bri’s mother asked Matt to speak outside and she immediately asked him how he felt for her daughter. Matt told Lauren he was in love with Bri. He was very complimentary of Bri, but Lauren said her daughter was down-to-earth and was afraid of being shot. Matt said he could see Bri in his life. Bri told her mom that she was falling in love with Matt, but she’s scared. Her mother told her to make a commitment to herself to be honest and vulnerable. So, she took the advice of her mother and her friend and told Matt that she was falling in love with him. They kissed and he said, “Thanks for telling me.
Serena took Matt to a bar where everything inside was Canadian, like her! They scoured the vernacular, the map of Canada and even the food. The poutine is delicious! These are fries with cheese curds and gravy. Then they got out and played hockey!
That night Serena introduced Matt to her parents and sister and they had a great conversation! They joked about their dating and seemed to really have a good relationship. Matt told Serena’s mom how much he enjoyed their conversations. Her mother said they were so worried that Serena would end up hurting herself. Matt said he had an idea of how Serena felt about him, but wasn’t sure exactly. Serena told her sister that she was catching up with Matt’s feelings but that she was definitely in love with him. Her sister said something was missing though. She doesn’t think Serena is in love with him. After all the conversations with her family, Serena admitted that she had doubts. She admitted to Matt that she had doubts, and Matt said they could talk about it, but it seemed to leave Serena flat as he walked away.
Matt looks back on his week
Matt spoke to Chris Harrison about how his week was going and how it was going to meet the families. Matt said he kept thinking about what he wanted for his life. Matt says he’s tried to give Serena as many confirmations as possible, but he doesn’t know where she is. “Is this a relationship you want to fight for?” Chris asked him. “Yeah,” Matt said. Chris urged him to dive into this conversation and understand with Serena.
Matt is going to talk to Serena
Matt got into a limo and went to talk to Serena. He said he could see living with Serena and having a family with her, but he’s worried she won’t see him. Matt did his best to make his case to her and keep her positive. Serena recognized their immediate chemistry, but said she struggled with her doubts. She said it’s not just fear, it’s more than that. She doesn’t think he’s her person. Ouch. Matt had to sit down and absorb this for a second. He said he felt something was wrong. “It just stinks,” Matt said. That was the end of it.
The women whispered frantically about where Serena could be as Matt entered the rose ceremony. He told Chris Harrison he was sad Serena decided to leave, but he’s happy with the women he’s left, he’s just afraid someone else will feel the same way.
This is the episode “Women say it all”. We hear the “bullies” and Victoria. Serena P. also talks about her decision to leave. It looks explosive! Matt is going through quite a bit in the next few weeks!
Matt has commented on the controversy surrounding Chris Harrison and candidate Rachael Kirkconnell on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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