One week to go before hometown dates and ‘The Bachelorette’ heads to Prague so Emily can really get to know the guys better.
Duh. You can only get to know someone on a romantic vacation in a foreign country.
This week’s episode features four dates and no roses are available on the one-on-one dates since it’s really down to the wire. All of the guys are in love at this point, so we really wanna make ‘em sweat.
Arie snags the first date with the “woman of his dreams”. He’s the lucky guy who gets the regular Emily tour-guide date of the episode. This time they just make-out as they walk, so she doesn’t have to do as much talking.
When they get to a statue that represents loyalty, Emily is angry, knowing that Arie is keeping a secret from her.
The secret? Arie had a brief relationship with ‘Bachelorette’ producer Cassie, who is Emily’s confidant. It was years ago, but Cassie decided to tell Emily when she realized Emily actually was falling for Arie.
Arie hasn’t told Emily yet, which she thinks is deceitful. “What the f**** else is he hiding?” she says.
Cassie tries to tell her that it was years ago, so that’s probably why Arie didn’t mention it.
Makes sense. Wait a second. How did he even get on this show!? Producer ex? Seems fishy.
Emily says she’s more upset that she’s brought up Cassie in conversations and Arie hasn’t even alluded to the fact that he knew Cassie, let alone dated her.
I’d be pretty sour about it too. It’s a bit weird that he didn’t mention it. Is Arie a skeeze!?
Let’s also keep in mind that Emily is making out with six other dudes so really, it’s not the most stable foundation to a new relationship to begin with. I’d say we should let this one slide.
She pries Arie to tell her everything and he says he has one secret.
“I have a tattoo.”
Womp, womp. He’s just a wild one, eh!?
Also, what’s with these awkward interruptions from Chris, the host? Apparently, Chris says, Arie tells Emily about Cassie off camera.
How did that happen on a reality show? Aren’t there cameras everywhere? All we see now is making out. I guess all is well. The show really didn’t think this one through.
Well, that was a lot of amped-up drama for nothing. Now, back to the actual show and more making out.
Oh, and Arie tells her he loves her.
“That makes me really, really happy,” she says. “You just made me the happiest girl.”
From livid to in love. How cute. And, cue fireworks. Even cuter. This is just like real life.
To the dungeon
Next up, John ‘Wolf’. I still don’t know why his nickname is Wolf. Except for the fact that he kinda looks wolf-like with his dark features, I suppose. He’s also just as corny as his nickname. I have no idea how he’s still here.
Their love lock doesn’t lock onto the love wall. Emily says it’s not a good sign. And, she’s right. Send him home!
She wants to give him a chance to really open up—so she takes him to a dungeon. I’m sure that’ll do the trick. Maybe she should just wait for a full moon for the real inner Wolf to come out.
He opens up all right, dishing about his ex and how he got dumped. Isn’t that the number one dating faux pas? He says he was worried about his ex when her phone was off so he called a prison. Um, wouldn’t you try her friends first? I guess I’ll cut him a break since he was cheated on. That’s pretty crappy.
After the date, Sean decides to run around the city to find Emily. Can you say desperate? He actually shouts her name on deserted streets. Dude, that’s creepy not honourable!
However, there she is walking along a dark street all by herself. Pretty unbelievable, since they travel everywhere else in limos.
Sean’s stunt worked though, because she gives him a ton of kisses and has a huge smile on her face. Nice work, Sean. He just snagged a solo one-on-one and slurped up John’s sloppy seconds!
Props man. Late night date night and grinding with Emily against a wall? Classy.
Time for tears
Sean, Chris, and Doug get the group date and Chris is about to snap. He seems super jealous and a bit crazy. I wonder if he’ll break down if he doesn’t get the rose?
Doug is super cute talking about his son. He thanks Emily for taking him on the date. He seems like an absolute sweetheart, so I’ll overlook the fact that he cries sometimes.
Doug makes Emily feel like he doesn’t want to even sit near her, so she confronts him and lets him know that she’s frustrated with his slow movement. He interrupts her and kisses her mid-sentence which is super cute…but it’s too little too late.
She sends him home. Wow. Right after he kissed her. This is probably the most brutal rejection of the show so far.
“See ya,” he says. So awkward. And, there are tears again as he drives away.
Now it’s Sean vs. Chris for the rose. Chris gets aggressive, telling her that seeing her with other guys is “driving him crazy”. I’d feel really uncomfortable if I was her. She doesn’t notice and makes out with him anyway.
She gives the rose to Sean and Chris is ready to go nuts. He keeps his cool, though. That was the most awkward rose ever. I feel like Chris is going to punch her or something. Seriously. He’s getting creepy.
Now Jef gets his date. I have a total crush on Jef – he’s by far the cutest guy. After an adventure in the puppet shop, he runs back and grabs a puppet for Emily’s daughter Ricki. Major points for him.
Also, he’s funny. Their puppet show re-enacts their relationship – not as corny as I thought it would be. Emily’s laughs seem sincere at least.
Jef’s puppet tells Emily’s puppet that he’s “one million per cent in love” with her, and he asks her to get a dog together.
Her puppet says, “That’s exactly what I was thinking! But, can we get another cat?” CUTE.
Way better “I love you” than Arie. Way better.
Jef talks about his family. The conversation definitely seems the most authentic, compared to all of the other talks we see on this show. It’s not a bunch of corny crap for once.
The two lovebirds make out on the floor of a library – even I’m falling in love with him.
Right before the rose ceremony, the guys learn that there will be no pre-ceremony socializing. The guys pick up on the tension Chris is giving off. He’s obviously super stressed out that he hasn’t got a chance to tell her how he feels.
He cries outside like he’s about to walk to a death sentence.
So what do you do when you think you’ve missed your shot? You interrupt the filming of a TV show and profess your love before you’re almost sent home.
Chris pulls Emily aside with tears in his eyes to tell her how he really feels.
She holds the rose for a moment and you wonder what she’s thinking. Finally, she hands the last rose to Chris.
Bye Wolfman. Your time is up. Your first date was also your last.
Next week is a silent montage of dramatic moments as she gets weepy thinking about sending one of the four home.
Well, she knew that was going to happen since she’s been on the show before. No surprise there, sweetheart.
Time for the real heartbreak.