This week's episode sent one more suitor home before the crucial hometown dates.
The episode begins with Nick and Shawn getting into a heated argument. Nick accuses Shawn of being Eskimo brothers with a country star and Shawn tells Nick, "Maybe you're just so oblivious and maybe you just don't give a s**t."
Kaitlyn goes on a date with Ben in Ireland, where they go horseback riding and enjoy a romantic dinner before heading back to the fantasy suite.
In Kaitlyn's next date, she and Shawn have fun together at the golf course, where they play truth or dare. Shawn chooses dare, and has to strip naked while playing golf. While he is attempting a putt, Kaitlyn decides to run away with his clothes. At their dinner, Kaitlyn asks Shawn why he hates Nick, and he tells her that Nick "is delusional and manipulative."
After his fantasy suite date, Shawn is confronted by Nick while heading to his hotel room. Nick and Shawn argue over Kaitlyn, and Shawn tells Nick to leave by saying, "I don’t care if I ever speak to you for the rest of my life… get the f**k out!”
Right before giving out roses, Kaitlyn breaks down and has to take a moment to collect herself. She gives the rose to Nick and Shawn, sending Ben home.
After the rose ceremony, Kaitlyn and her final two suitors head back to the US for their hometown dates. Before her first hometown date, Kaitlyn and Nick spend precious time together, and he confesses, "I'm totally in love with you." Kaitlyn meets Nick's family in Utah.
Later, Kaitlyn meets Shawn's family and engages in a deep conversation with his protective sister, who asks about Kaitlyn's previous relationships. Shawn is also seen having an intense conversation with his dad, who eventually approves of the relationship.
Shawn tells Kaitlyn after the hometown date, "I am in love with you and I have been for a while now... it just feels right being with you."