Episode 4 of was Deans time in the spotlight.
The 25-year-old sweetheart (and alsothe ready to go black and never go back guy) opened up completely to Rachel during their one-on-one date, and told her aboutlosing his mom to breast cancer when he was 15, and dealing with his family in the aftermath.
Apparently, both his siblings and his dad were not around a lot, and Dean was kind of on his own.
Dean confessed to Rachel, through tears, that he had never really spoken to anyone else about this before.
Rachel was clearly touched that Dean opened up to her. So touched in fact, that she went in for the kiss.
Fans on Twitter were clearly touched as well.
It hasnt been an easy night for poor Dean. Earlier in the episode, he had afirst date with Rachel in a blimp.
A first date on a giant blimp sounds pretty freakin amazing, right? Well, it does unless youre Deanand youre deathly afraid of heights.
Their date seemed to go pretty well, all things considered.
The good people of Goodyear loaned ABC one its famous blimps for Rachel and Dean to take a romantic ride in. There was just one small problem it turns out Dean is terrified of heights.
(Funny how that worked out, isnt it, producers? Isnt it??)
Anyways, the producers probably forced poor Dean into this blimp. Unsurprisingly, Dean did not have a great time.
As the moment of truth grew closer, Dean grew quieter and paler. Then, as if they hadnt tortured the guy enough already, Rachel pressured him into actually the blimp.
Rachel may think that Dean totally embraced the blimp experience, butI saw that fear in his eyes. He was just doing whatever he could to get out of the blimp ASAP.
The good news for Dean is he did get to take advantage of some comfort me hand-holding.
Thankfully, the second half of Deans one-on-one date took place firmly on the ground.
After they were blimped out, Rachel and Dean shared their emotional dinner and then took to the stage in downtown Bluffton, South Carolina.
Country singer Russell Dickerson warmed up the crowd with a few favorites.
WhenRachel and Dean came out stage, they were both being very affectionate with each other. Thats a pretty tight embrace, there, Dean.
All inall, Dean seemed a lot happier when he wasnt 100feet in the air, and I dont blame him.
Blimps are cool and all, but Im really more of a coffee first date girl myself.