Bachelorette Katie Thurston has finally narrowed down her top four men — but viewers have yet to witness the toughest parts of the journey as the Season 17 lead.
A new preview dropped Monday night teasing the drama that will occur during Katie’s Hometown Dates with Greg, Justin, Michael A., and Blake.
“I haven’t admitted to anybody that I’m in love with them,” Katie tells co-host Tayshia Adams during a stroll on the grounds of New Mexico’s Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.
“If you feel it, say it,” Tayshia responds, encouraging Katie to follow her heart.
As moments from romantic dates with her finalists flash on-screen, Greg admits in a confessional, “I’m introducing her to my family tomorrow, but she hasn’t told me she’s falling in love with me yet.”
Justin and Katie also have yet to use the “L” word with each other. “We haven’t told each other we love each other,” the handsome artist confides in a loved one. “There’s still time.”
Elsewhere, Michael A. says he feels “conflicted” as Katie makes her way to the finish line of her run as the Bachelorette. “I’m just at war with myself,” he says, implying that he has doubts about their relationship.
“Is she thinking about one or two guys over another?” Blake asks in another scene. “You think you know and then you don’t.”
Meanwhile, Greg notes in a voiceover, “You want to feel like you’re the only one, but you’re not. Greg.”
Finally, Katie hints at another shocking exit. “All I’m looking for is to be in love and find my person,” she tearfully tells the camera. “And it’s very possible that my person just left.”
Check out the sneak peek below — and see how Katie’s story continues to unfold when “The Bachelorette” airs Mondays on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.