We were just saying how you need to keep an eye on the guy the Bachelorette turns to when things go wrong. After Alessandro Goulart’s “compromise” comment on Season 8, Episode 3, Emily Maynard looked for comfort from Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Emily gives her “get the f--k out” speech on Episode 5 in London and right after that she has a date with Jef Holm. Will Jef be the JP Rosenbaum Em turns to, after her own Bentley Williams moment? Yes? No?
Separate question: Do the bachelors owe it to the Bachelorette to play spy and report back with any behavior they think she won’t like? What if it’s just a personality conflict, a la Doug Clerget vs. Chris Bukowski? Should the guys mind their own business, focusing on their own relationships with Emily, or jump in to take sides? That question seems to be an issue this week, since Emily not only gets upset at one bachelor for his behind-the-scenes comment, she gets mad at the other guys too for not warning her. Is that fair? Guess we’ll find out. Based on this, it sounds like Emily is the opposite of Bachelor Ben Flajnik, who got annoyed with Emily O’Brien when she tried to “warn” him about Courtney Robertson.
Anyway, here are details from ABC on what we can look forward to on Monday, June 11:
Date with Sean Lowe: “For her first one-on-one date of the week, Emily and Sean jump onto one of the iconic double-decker buses to tour the city. They share a romantic kiss at Buckingham Palace where Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, exchanged their public kisses as man and wife. Later that night, the couple share a private dinner locked inside the Tower of London. Emily seems smitten with her date, but will Sean be able to unlock her heart and get the rose?”
Wherefore art thou, group date? “The next morning eight lucky bachelors meet Emily at Stratford-upon-Avon on a group date. Some of men embrace the opportunity to become thespians for the day, acting in scenes from Shakepeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Emily hopes they all have a blast, since part of being a parent is learning to go with the flow. A confident Ryan relishes playing Romeo and having the opportunity to kiss Emily for the first time. Arie is terrified when he discovers he must dress like a woman to portray the nurse. Kalon is so fixated on his performance, he shoos Emily away so he can get more rehearsal time. The live audience that gathers gets a lot of laughs as the men perform their scenes with Emily playing Juliet, but Ryan’s kiss as Romeo rocks the rest of the guys to their core.”
YO, GET THE F--K OUT: “That night, when the group go to a local pub to celebrate their ‘reviews,’ a fun time turns into a debacle. A brave bachelor tells Emily about an insulting remark one man made about her daughter and it becomes public knowledge. She confronts the thoughtless guy. Disheartened that any of her suitors would say such a horrible thing and discouraged that none of the other men stand by her in the confrontation, Emily makes some startling decisions.”
Date with Jef: “Attempting to put the situation behind her, Emily tries to teach Jef the proper English way to have afternoon tea, but when the etiquette class becomes too much, they run to a local pub and then to the London Eye – one of the city’s iconic landmarks and symbol of modern Britain. Will Jef finally make his move and kiss Emily, or will he fail to seize the moment?”
Why didn’t anyone tell her about The Bad Guy (she’s asking YOU, Arie): “At the dramatic cocktail party, Emily is totally focused on grilling the men. Who knew about the disrespectful comment and why did no one alert her earlier about the boorish bachelor who made it? Arie, in particular, is put on the hot seat. Where is the man she can look to as a husband and a stepfather to her daughter? She is beginning to wonder if any of these guys can fill the bill.”
Whatever, it’s time to travel again: “After the rose ceremony, eight men remain to travel onto one of Europe’s most beautiful countries: Croatia.”
The 10 men still in the running toward becoming America’s Next Top Bachelorette Dumpee are:
Alejandro, 24, a mushroom farmer from San Francisco, CA
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
Kalon, 27, a luxury brand consultant from Houston, TX
Ryan, 31, a pro sports trainer from Augusta, GA
Sean, 28, an insurance agent from Dallas, TX
Travis, 30, an advertising sales representative from Madison, MS
Source: ABC press release
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