Credit: ABC

This week Emily Maynard and her 8 remaining boyfriends enjoy a blatant product placement screening of Pixar’s Brave and conduct their own Highland Games. So you’d think The Bachelorette Season 8 would’ve gone from London to, say, Edinburgh or Glasgow, Scotland. Nope! We’re going to the medieval town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. Previews for Brave keep asking the question “If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?” and that may tie into this week’s big surprise. Apparently our West Virginia hood rat is going rogue again with a Bachelorette “first.”

Here are details from ABC on what we can look forward to this Monday, June 18:

Date with Travis Pope — the egg guy who, yes, is somehow still around:
“Although sad to be without her daughter for the first time during this journey, Emily is looking forward to putting the drama of last week behind her and enjoying this magnificent city with her guys. As the men arrive at their suite at the Radisson Blue Resort and Spa, Emily delivers the first date card herself, inviting Travis to ‘look for love beyond the walls.’ The couple explore old town – buying souvenirs, walking the ramparts of the walled city and dancing to local music. Later that evening, at a romantic dinner spot in an ancient fort, Travis opens up about the broken engagement in his past. Will his touching story heat things up with Emily or will he be sent home without a rose?”

Group movie date:
“The next day, 6 men meet Emily in old town Dubrovnik, where she takes them to a breathtaking historic theater. There they are treated to a VIP sneak peek of Disney•Pixar’s highly anticipated new film ‘Brave’ (in theaters June 22). The men had better be paying attention because afterwards, mimicking the movie, they will be asked to dress in kilts and compete in their own Highland Games. The bachelors fire arrows, throw logs and test each other’s strength. Although one bachelor dominates the competition, another wins over Emily with his persistence in the face of defeat. The after party finds one handsome man taking Emily on an intimate walk and talk in the streets of Dubrovnik, while another brave suitor offers the Bachelorette his heart.”

Date with smooth-talking Ryan Bowers:
“Ryan is raring to go on his one-on-one date with Emily. She has her own doubts about this charismatic charmer, but wants to keep an open mind. After a romantic drive up the Adriatic coast, stopping to take photos, meet the locals and even harvest oysters, they return to town for an intimate dinner, and Ryan lays out all the qualities he is looking for in a wife. Does Emily fit the bill? This smooth-talking bachelor won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, but will this confident suitor be able to sell Emily on his vision on their future life together?”

Arie Luyendyk, Jr., makes a sneak attack:
“And later that night, Arie can’t resist slinking out of the hotel to pay Emily a visit. She invites him in and after he kisses her goodnight, he realizes he is falling in love.”

Emily makes Bachelorette history by holding on to the final rose ... in some exciting new way!
“Some of the more anxious men use the cocktail party to plead their cases, as one bachelor reveals his vulnerable side while another one assures Emily that he would be her best choice. Emily remains conflicted over which men should receive roses and walks out of the room with the final rose in her hand. How she resolves the problem makes Bachelorette history. The hometown dates loom ahead as the 6 remaining men and Emily toast to their next spectacular destination: Prague.”

The eight men still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Bachelorette Dumpee are:

Arie, 30, a race car driver from Scottsdale, AZ
Chris, 25, a corporate sales director from Chicago, IL
Doug, 33, a charity director/realtor from Seattle, WA
Jef, 27, an entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT
John “Wolf,” 30, a data destruction specialist from St. Louis, MO
Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA
Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX
Travis, 31, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS

Source: ABC press release