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The Bachelor Recap: Episode 14, Season 4

Richie and his four special ladies are homeward bound to meet their families, before the Bachelor makes some tough decisions.

At the Bachelor Pad, Richie’s prepping for a huge and slightly scary milestone: home visits.

First up, Richie heads to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula with Alex. There he’ll meet her tight-knit family, including her big brother, Adam.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Without even waiting for the bell, Adam goes straight for the jugular.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Later, a slightly weary Richie gets some special news from Alex.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Next stop on the home town tour is Sydney with Olena, who begins the visit by pelting Richie with tennis balls. 

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

At home with Olena’s family, the hits just keep coming – quite literally! After a nip of Ukrainian-strength chili-infused vodka, a slightly red-faced Richie lets slip about their first date.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Unsurprisingly, Olena’s dad, Andriy, is less than thrilled that his daughter was picked up on a motorbike. Olena’s little sister seals Richie’s fate.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Funnily enough, she’s not entirely wrong.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Back on the west coast, Richie has fellow Perth native Rachael buzzing about the future.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

During a family dinner, Rachael’s straight-talking sister pulls no punches.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Richie stays in WA to meet Nikki’s clan. Her brother-in-law Snowy doesn’t muck around.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

But that doesn’t stop them sneaking smooches at the dinner table.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

The visit ends with a big L-shaped declaration from Nikki, before the whole gang returns to Bachie HQ. At the nerve-wracking rose ceremony, Richie makes the heart-breaking decision to send Rachael home, ending our hopes for a #RichRach couple name.

The Bachelor Australia Season 4 gif guide recap episode 14

Coming up in episode 15… The Bachelor and his final three go to paradise where the stakes are higher than ever.

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