Someone Gets Arie to Fess Up
This week, we're in another old world city, Prague, and Chris Harrison's hair looks darker and different. It's nice that it's getting closer to the hometown dates, and this episode is key in Emily making her final decisions. The stuff about Arie dating a producer on The Bachelorette also comes up...
Something in the Arie
Emily picks Arie for the one-on-one date, and they walk through the city of Prague, with about a million other couples from the looks of it. Emily tells the camera that she knows that Arie dated this producer chick and he doesn't know that she knows. Oh, just get to it already.
Chris Harrison, in a previously taped segment in front of the mansion back in Charlotte, announces that Arie "had a very brief relationship with The Bachelorette producer Cassie Lambert." Emily didn't know about it when the show started, but Cassie told Emily soon after. Cassie says to Emily that she doesn't think Arie's hiding anything, though. I don't care at this point.
Much Ado About Nothing
At an outdoor cafe, where it looks like Arie is having a potted plant for a snack because it's right in front of him rather than in the center of the table, Emily tries to give Arie a chance to spill the beans. He does, but not about Cassie; rather, about having a girl's name tattooed on his arm. Epic fail.
Chris Harrison tells us that Cassie, Arie and Emily had an off-camera discussion about everything and now Emily is totally fine with it. Her feelings for Arie aren't affected, Chris adds. We see Emily and Arie kiss and, damn it, a whole 20 minutes of the show is wasted on something that turns out to be nothing.
True or False Love?
Back in the hotel suite, the guys are talking about their hopes for a date with Emily. A date card arrives at the door that says, "In Prague, all you need is love." Meanwhile, Arie is telling Emily how much his family will enjoy meeting her. Oh, no! Arie then tells Emily, "I love you." Barf, I say, because I don't believe it, but Emily says she is "the happiest girl."
The way Arie says, completely without any emotion or feeling at all, that he is "so giddy right now" about being "in love with Emily" is so hard to watch! Instead, I am wondering if Arie swept producer Cassie Lambert off her feet to get on the show just to get noticed by America.
Clap for the "Wolf" Man
Thanks to being a bit more vulnerable in Croatia, John the "Wolf" scores a one-on-one date with Emily. They go to the John Lennon wall and do a little painting. Then John and Emily write their names on a lock and try to attach it with the others in the row to mean they're locked in love or something, but it takes a while for John to get the lock attached.
Dinner is in a dungeon, and this is supposed to be romantic? Well, the stone floors and candlelight do make a big difference. John, who is really handsome, tells Emily that his last girlfriend cheated on him just after a year together.
Out of the Group
The group date this week is for Chris, Doug and Sean. The date card reads, "Let's find our happily ever after," and a tour of castles will be in store. Only, Sean can't wait until then and runs around the city shouting "Emily" like a nut. He finds her and they stand close together. Emily can't seem to stop rubbing Sean's plaid-clad arms. Yes, his muscles are probably still there, Em. Emily says she's happily surprised to see Sean, and they go to a little cafe and kiss a little -- well, a lot.
On the group date, Sean, Doug, Chris and Emily tour some cool, old castles. When Doug and Emily have some alone time and Doug doesn't put his arm around her or kiss her, Emily decides that's it for him. Doug kisses her then, but it's too little, too late because he gets sent home. Chris and Sean are left with one rose between them and Sean gets it.
Jef and Emily look at puppets -- well, marionettes -- in a shop and choose ones to be them, only the hair color is all wrong. They buy "themselves" and then Jef runs back with a tiny girl marionette that he says is Ricky. Aww ... way to score brownie points, Jef. They have fun trying to move the arms and legs with the strings. The puppets kiss, then Jef and Emily do.
The hometown dates come up as a topic, and Jef makes things tough by first saying his parents won't be there and then telling Emily that he has broken up with a girl in the past because his parents didn't like her. Luckily, he gets back on Em's good side by agreeing to wanting kids right away if they ended up getting married. He also gets bleeped by the censor in saying what he'd like to do with Emily, so I bet that started her famous "butterflies" a fluttering. Maybe Jef still has a chance now.
Emily cancels the cocktail party as she has her mind already made up. The guys are sweatin' it -- especially Chris, who is teary-eyed and was hoping to speak with Emily at the cocktail party. The three men who will get roses will get hometown visits with Emily. Sean already has a rose, so he is already in for a hometown date. Jef gets the first rose and -- yay! -- Arie scores the second flower.
The third rose is between Chris and John "Wolf," and Emily is interrupted by a very nervous looking Chris. He takes Emily aside and apologizes for "taking this week for granted" and tells her he is falling in love with her. They walk back in and, yeah, Chris gets the rose. Well, he worked for it. Emily walks John out, saying that she's not sure where they stand and he leaves.
I'm glad Chris is still in the game. What do you think about The Bachelorette this week?