Credit: ABC/JON LEMAY Photo: Arie and Emily Chat Over Dinner in The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 3

Why do they even cast guys like Alessandro Goulart on The Bachelorette? Somewhere in his application he must've mentioned living like a gypsy, not having time to settle down with a family, dating some kind of cousin, cheating on a girlfriend, having a one-night-stand, and being a vampire detector. That last part is new, courtesy of Emily Maynard’s People.com blog on The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 3.

"Alessandro's comments definitely threw me for a loop, but that wasn't even the craziest thing he said,” Emily wrote. “What you all didn't get to see is that he thinks of himself as a 'Vampire Detector' and let me know that not only was there a vampire in the house, but he also had me join him in the woods, which explains my combat boots as I was walking him out." She actually went into the woods with him, she writes, where he had hung crosses from the limbs of the trees. That's when she knew "we were living on completely different planets." They so should've shown that. A vampire hunter in the house! What show did he really want to be on and how did he end up here?

Anyway, here are other highlights from Em's blog:

Country music with Chris Bukowski: "The very first night Chris and I bonded over our love of country music, so after I found out Luke Bryan was going to be performing, I knew he was the perfect guy for this date. And to have Luke Bryan as the soundtrack to our very first kiss made it that much more memorable!"

Friends to the rescue:
"I think every Bachelor/Bachelorette should get to have their best friends on call, because they saw a lot of things that I never would've known! One of my biggest fears going through all of this is that I'll get to the end with the person I truly think could be my husband, only to find they saw me as a trophy at the end of a game that they just won. I want the person I fall in love with to fall in love with my heart, not my appearance, so that's why Ryan's comment really struck a chord with me."

The trouble with Tony Pieper: "At the after party I knew there was something wrong with Tony, so when I found him so upset outside I felt awful. I know first-hand how hard it is to be away from your child, and that's why my heart just broke for him. As great as Tony is, I couldn't look at him and know without a doubt that in the end he was going to be my guy, and for that reason I didn't feel right about keeping him away from his son any longer."

Why did Sean "Genetic Gift" Lowe get the group date rose?
"I gave Sean the date rose because not only did my friends love him, but we had an almost instant connection that I feel really began on this date.

Arie Luyendyk, Jr., is funny too: "To say that I was nervous before my date with Arie is an understatement! I swear, I think I changed my outfit 20 times before I was pulled out of my house, because I just wanted everything to go perfectly. As nervous as I was, within five minutes of being in the car with Arie, he had me laughing so hard my stomach hurt!"

Dolly Parton did not upstage Arie that much: "[E]ven if [Dolly] hadn't shown up on the date, I would still say that my date with Arie will always go down as one of my favorites, because we had an instant connection that I was worried I wouldn't find coming back as the Bachelorette. Not only is Arie a gorgeous man, but he has a heart of gold and he's a great kisser! Does it get any better than that?"

Read Em’s full blog for more. But to answer her question — no. That’s as good as it gets.

Source: People