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Bachelorette 2012 Promo Analysis: Emily Finds Her Villain — and Her Prince(s)

Emily Maynard might be a Southern belle, but she’s not afraid to use her words — including one particular four-letter word lobbed at Kalon McMahon. In the just-released three-minute long promo for The Bachelorette Season 8, the guys team up to warn Emily about the shady behavior of fellow contestant Kalon. Emily doesn’t miss a beat, telling the guy to “get the f*ck out.”

It’s a dark moment in a season that otherwise looks straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. While Emily seems majorly enthralled with Sean Lowe, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., and Jef Holm, it’s the Utah entrepreneur who seems to cause her to gush, “I really feel like he’s ready to be a husband and to be a dad.” Check out our scene-by-scene analysis of the preview for the season below:

0:04Chris Bukowski yells Emily’s name in Croatia
0:07 — Emily’s voice says “I want to meet my husband” while her group of potential husbands strolls down a Charlotte street in a sea of plaid
0:10 — Emily walks with her guys (who are in kilts) through a grassy field
0:12 — Emily shoots an arrow!
0:14 — Don’t worry, y’all; Ricki’s not home twiddling her thumbs – she’s traveling the world with her mom. Here, Emily and Ricki stroll down the street in London wearing matching black coats.


0:17 — Emily, clad in a skimpy bikini, jumps into the Bermuda waters with John Wolfner and a guy who looks like Sean Lowe.
0:21 — Emily and Arie make out in Prague. She grabs the back of his neck (a recurring theme)
0:22 — Emily cuddles into Doug Clerget’s shoulder on their one-on-one in Bermuda
0:23 — Emily and Ryan Bowers look out at the bright blue Bermuda seas
0:27 — Emily makes out with Jef under the Prague night sky


0:29 — Emily makes out with Sean in London, with full tongue, back-grabbing, and back scratching. It’s getting real, you guys.
0:31 — Arie and Jef cheer as they win the sailing race in Bermuda. Bromance alert? Spoiler: Kalon is totally with them and on their team, which means villain Kalon makes it to Bermuda.
0:37 — Emily slow-dances with Ryan on their one-on-one in Charlotte
0:40 — Sean excitedly yells “Hello London!” from the top of their double-decker bus on his one-on-one with Emily


0:44 — Emily strolls through a courtyard with Jef, who is wearing the most adorable outfit of beige slacks and a blazer with elbow patches
0:46 — Leafy picnic with Travis Pope in Croatia
0:47 — Emily makes out with Arie again, and her voice says, “I just love being around him”
0:59 — Emily stands in front of a group of the guys and tells them, “It’s time to put your money where your mouth is.” Dunh dunh dunh…
1:03 — A gaggle of kids runs screaming towards the playground
1:05 — Jef catches a little girl in his arms


1:08 — In a similar flashback scene, Emily twirls Ricki in her arms on a Bermuda beach (could they be trying to tell us something?). Emily’s voice says, “There is nothing more that I want than to make my family complete.”


1:17 — Jef looks concerned, telling someone offscreen, “He was just saying things about Emily, and about Ricki.” This someone? Kalon.
1:20 — Chris tells Kalon, “I don’t believe half the shit you say.”
1:31 — Ryan is standing, confronting Kalon. “I think you’re going to need to retract that statement.” The boys are banding together to protect Emily! Goosebumps.


1:34 — Jef says, “She’s been through a lot and I feel like she deserves to know the truth. She should be warned about dudes like that.”
1:37 — Doug tells Emily (while they’re in England) “one of the guys in the house referred to Ricki as ‘baggage.’”
1:46 — Emily sits down with the group of guys, points at Kalon. “Do you have anything to say for yourself?”
1:51 — Emily, pointing, yells, “Get the f*ck out!”

Back to the love journey, which is now about to get littered with man tears.

2:01 — Emily’s voice says, “I didn’t know it was going to hurt this bad.”
2:03 — Emily’s crying
2:06 — Travis is crying
2:09 — Tony is crying
2:11 — Doug is crying

Then… The princes emerge.

2:29 — Sean says, “I could step into any role,” in his sweet southern drawl.
2:36 — Emily, wearing a one-sleeved royal blue dress, says, “You really restored my faith in all of this.”
2:37 — Emily and Jef lay on the floor in a library. Emily’s voice says, “I really feel like he’s ready to be a husband and to be a dad.”
2:42 — Emily and Arie are on a date at Dollywood, where Dolly Parton serenades just the two of them! Emily squeals, “Oh my god, I could die.”


2:46 — Dolly tells Emily, “I’ve heard your story. It’s very touching. I really hope you find true love.”
2:54 — Em kisses Ryan again
2:56 — Emily and Jef are standing in front of a carousel. She’s leaning on Jef’s shoulder.

THE END! Tune in Mondays at 9:30/8:30c to catch the unfolding of this love journey.

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05.18.2012 / 09:01 PM EDT by Whitney Ricketts
Related: The Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, The Bachelor

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