Bryan's Hometown Date Is Basically Proof He Wins 'The Bachelorette'

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With just a few weeks between hometown dates and Rachel's final decision, Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette was a chance for her to figure out how well she'd mesh with her remaining contestants' families. But, after seeing her reunite with Bryan, it seems pretty obvious where her heart is at... despite the fact that there are still three other men in the competition. Bryan's Bachelorette hometown date is pretty much proof that Rachel picks him, because the way she acted around him is different from how she acted around anyone else.

Of course, Rachel was happy to see the other guys when she arrived in their towns, but when she saw Bryan, it seemed like she was instantly coming home to a long term boyfriend rather than a man who is still in the running to be her potential fiancé. She was so excited to see him that she jumped in his arms to kiss him, and she even called him "baby," something she doesn't seem to be in the habit of doing with the other guys.

And that kind of attitude continued well into the rest of the date, when she got to meet Bryan's mom, who was super intimidating. But Rachel didn't seem fazed, even when his mom made a joke about killing her. That's commitment.

All season long, Rachel's had a very obvious connection with Bryan that is unlike what she has with anyone else. Even that first night when they met during limo arrivals, they had instant chemistry. Remember that steamy first kiss? Since then, what they have has only grown, and seeing them together in Bryan's hometown made it seem like Rachel already has her mind up, and she probably wants him to propose to her when the time comes.

But even so, nothing's official yet... and Rachel could still make a more surprising decision. Bryan should be feeling pretty good right about now, though. His place in her heart seems to be sealed.