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'Bachelorette' recap: Hometown dates bring Rachel to Baltimore

'Bachelorette' recap: Hometown dates bring Rachel to Baltimore

It’s my favorite night of every “Bachelorette” or “Bachelor” season: hometown dates. The night when the final four suitors bring the lead home to meet their families. Also known as the night when we learn whose mom drinks the most chardonnay and whose brothers are the most jealous they weren’t on a reality show first.

For Rachel’s season, we are headed to Baltimore, Miami, Madison, Wisc., and Aspen, Colo.

HOMETOWN DATE ONE: ERIC, BALTIMORE

Rachel meets Eric, a personal trainer who definitely chugs protein shakes while yelling, “lower!” when making you do lunges, at the top of Federal Hill overlooking the Inner Harbor. They chat for a...

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