Skirting the Issue
Other than the ongoing drama of who the bachelorette will choose, a great thing about The Bachelorette is the travel. Tonight's show is set in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and the scenery and old-world charm make for an interesting setting. Apparently, though, it wasn't quite enough as the show had to incorporate the new Disney movie, Brave, in order to have the guys wear kilts.
I Am the Egg Man
Emily and Travis, the under-the-radar guy who stood out in the beginning by carrying around an ostrich egg, go on a one-on-one date. Travis tells Emily that it's been two years since his engagement ended and, until now, he hasn't dated. This news seems to freak Emily out a little, but from the inside as the only clue is seeing her eyes widen a bit. That, plus the lack of chemistry probably makes it easier for her to tell Travis this is the end of the line. Emily says she can't give him the rose as they only have a "friendship foundation" and there doesn't seem to be much in the romance department. Bye bye, egg guy!
Men in Skirts
Sean, Jef, John "Wolf," Arie, Chris and Doug are chosen for the group date. The six guys and Emily watch the new Disney film, Brave, in a beautiful Croatian theater. The movie is about a Scottish girl who must choose from three suitors vying for her hand, and the guys are informed after the film that they are going to have to wear kilts. All of them are good-natured about it. Sean looks like he's been wearing a kilt all his life. The tops are dark and sleeveless, and I'm thinking Emily must like this as the guys' arms are on display. I'm surprised that Doug is so muscular, but it's a little scary as it looks like tendons could burst in his arms and most women don't like that look.
Land of the Brave
Now the guys compete in Highland Games, which basically involves donkey riding and a lot of brute strength stuff like throwing trees around. This isn't easy for smaller guys like Jef, but they try their best. Sean is best strength-wise, but it's Chris who impresses Emily as being brave. When it comes to choosing an opponent for a tug of war type of match, Chris picks strong Doug, and Emily appreciates that. Doug wins, but Chris wins more as Emily awards him both with the silver bravery cup and the rose.
Later at the cocktail get-together, Sean sits with Emily and tells her his feelings for her are very strong. They kiss. Arie and Jef relay the same message when they each get some time with Emily away from the others. They get some kisses too. All three of these guys seem a bit stunned when Emily gives Chris the rose rather than to them. I think Emily is still deciding between all four of these guys.
Pearls of Wisdom
The date card for the one-on-one date with Ryan reads, "The world is our oyster," and the guys make fun of overconfident Ryan when Ryan goes on about Emily being a pearl. Ryan is sexy, but Emily manages to keep her wits about her and never forget that Ryan wants a trophy wife. Good call, Emily. They definitely have chemistry, but this guy is too full of himself and doesn't seem to be much of a family type of guy. The clincher is that at dinner, Ryan takes out a list of things he wants in his future wife. Family isn't at the top, but loyalty and logic are, so this makes it much simpler for Emily to send Ryan packing. Arie sneaks out to see Emily after seeing Ryan go home and they kiss. Ryan leaves and is still all full of himself while pretending not to be.
Emily says to the camera that her heart is being torn in several different directions right now and, yeah, I can see that. At the rose ceremony, Emily gives Sean the first rose, then Jef, followed by Arie. There is only John "Wolf" and Doug left. John's eyes look scary pissed off, while Doug's eyes seem fearful of having to leave. Emily leaves both guys standing there to consult with Chris. Chris comes back saying here is the extra rose you asked for, Emily, and both guys get to stay. What? Why is this happening? Did "Wolf" threaten something?
So we're down to Chris, Sean, Jef, Arie, Wolf and Doug. Who do you think is right for Emily?