Ryan tries to defend himself on ‘The Men Tell All’
Usually The Men Tell All specials are more like ABC’s Two-Hour Waste of Time, and last night’s episode was no different. The first half hour featured Emily’s useless comments about the men, bloopers from the show, and an elaborate promo for the Bachelor spin-off, Bachelor Pad (which I will probably watch, despite its high cheese factor). Then host Chris Harrison finally got around to interviewing the rejected bachelors. Chris tried to defend his maturity level, and blamed his volatile temper on the fact that he had fallen hard for Emily. Next in the hot seat was Kalon, who made no apologies for calling Ricky “baggage”, and further cemented his status in the Sleaze-ball Hall of Fame.
Then Ryan, who looked like he had spent one too many hours in front of the spray-tanner, tried to justify his arrogance, and made no secret that he hopes to become the next Bachelor (not likely to happen anytime soon). Finally Sean, who was sent home last week, spoke about falling in love with Emily and experiencing his very first broken heart. When Emily ultimately took the stage, she still didn’t give any answers about why her relationship with the seemingly-perfect Sean failed. Instead she traded barbs with Kalon and tried to look comfortable in an undoubtedly awkward situation.
The season finale of The Bachelorette airs on a special night: Sunday, July 22nd.
Sean and Emily in Curacao
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This week Emily and the three remaining bachelors journeyed to the Caribbean island of Curacao. Emily had individual dates with each of the guys: a helicopter ride with Sean, a sailboat ride with Jef, and swimming in the ocean with Arie. She talked with each of them about their future together, lifestyle, and whether they were ready to get engaged and become a father figure to Emily’s daughter, Ricky. For the first time in Bachelor history, Emily chose NOT to stay in the “Fantasy Suite” with any of the men because she didn’t think it was appropriate, and she wants to be a good role model for her daughter.
Emily watched video messages from each of the guys and started crying, realizing she was going to end up hurting one of them. In a moment of awkward silence, she said goodbye to Sean, asking HIM to say something. (Shouldn’t she be the one doing the explaining??) Sean was devastated, saying that he really thought Emily would end up his wife. But with his overly-confident grin, it was always hard to tell if he truly had genuine feelings for her. Find out his side of the story, along with the rest of the rejects, next week on The Men Tell All.
Emily and Chris on ‘The Bachelorette’
Photo: ABC/Angeline Herron
Last night on The Bachelorette, Emily visited the hometowns of her four remaining suitors. She started off in Chicago, where Chris took her to a pub, introduced her to his Polish family, and confessed that he was in love with her. Emily then flew off to Jef’s hometown in Utah. Jef took her to shoot guns, read her a love note, and confessed that he was in love with her. Next was Scottsdale, Arizona, where Emily met Arie’s family, including his father, Indianapolis 500 champ Arie Luyendyk. Arie took her for a ride in his race car and confessed that he was in love with her (noticing a theme here?). Finally, Sean welcomed Emily to his hometown of Dallas, where his family got a kick out of pranking her. Of note, Sean was the only bachelor who didn’t confess his undying love for her.
At the rose ceremony, Emily got weepy as she realized she had to let one of these guys go. In the end, it was Chris, with the explanation that her relationships with the other men were growing faster and deeper. Next week, Emily and the guys head to the Caribbean island of Curacao.