All The Bachelorette Spoilers For Katie Thurstons Hometown Dates Are Here

If viewers have learned anything while watching this season of The Bachelorette, it's that Katie Thurston knows exactly what (and who) she wants. She's been known to make some seriously quick decisions, whether it's kicking guys out of the house for starting drama or being brutally honest on one-on-ones. The leading lady isn't always the one making the tough decisions, as a few dudes have booked their own ticket back home.

Since Katie's season wrapped up filming one week early, it's a good guess that the rest of the episodes will fly by. With only a few guys left to duke it out in New Mexico, hometown dates are right around the corner.

So, who gets to introduce their family to Katie? Will the contestants be jet-setting back to their homes? And seriously, who is in Katie's final four? Get the scoop on everything hometowns here:

Warning, spoilers ahead! Do not keep reading if you don't want to know what happens on season 17 of The Bachelorette!

Wait, what's a hometown date?

If you're a Bachelor Nation newbie, here's how hometown dates work (usually). After the Bachelorette narrows it down to her final four guys, she travels to their hometowns and spends a day with their families. You never really know how it's going to go after that. There have been some off the wall hometowns within the walls of the contestants' childhood homes.

Lately, the new bubble style that ABC has been using to film amid the COVID-19 pandemic means the families actually fly to the set. So, Katie won't get to see the city where her suitors grew up or their whole fam, but a few important people are sure to show up.

Which of Katie's guys gets a hometown date?

So, who's getting a hometown date this season? Reality Steve confirmed a major final four shakeup on his blog: Katie's lucky final four guys will be Greg Grippo, Blake Moynes, Michael Allio, and Justin Glaze. Not Andrew Spencer, as Steve had originally reported on his Instagram.

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And, as Steve predicted Michael A.'s hometown date didn't go exactly as planned. "The one thing I knew was that his family never met Katie," he wrote.

Now, viewers know that's because Michael self-eliminated right before hometowns and after a heartbreaking call with his son James. A typical hometowns episode? Not this season!

What happens during Katie's hometown dates?

While there aren't any concrete spoilers yet about what will happen on Katie's hometown dates, there are some brand new photos—and the snaps look pretty cute so far. First, there's Katie and Justin sharing a total rom-com kiss:

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Then, there's Katie and Greg getting cozy by the tennis courts:

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And finally, an adorable shot of Katie and Blake wearing matching hockey jerseys:

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It looks like Katie's keeping things casual this season, with a hockey game thrown in there to make things interesting. It's not a Canuck hometown moment without one, eh?

Will Katie and the guys be flying home?

Don't expect to see Katie and those three with any suitcases, sorry. For the second season in a row, hometowns won't actually mean leaving the resort. Just like in Matt James' Bachelor season, members of the contestants' families will be making the trek to New Mexico to meet Katie.

Based on the episode previews, Blake's sister will definitely be there (she's in the tan shirt):

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And here's your sneak peek at all the hometowns drama that might go down (plus, a first look at all the friends and fam flying in):

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As for the rest of the drama, you'll have to wait and see what tough questions the parents bring for Katie. Tune into The Bachelorette hometowns episode when it airs on ABC on August 2nd.

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