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Week 8 Recap - 7/3/2012
This was by far my FAVORITE episode yet. All of the guys have wonderful families and I can see why they are all such great guys.
Chris and Chi-town were up first. I love Chicago; it is one of my favorite cities. I like that Chris kept apologizing for his childish behavior (hello, he should have, he was so immature). He was truly sorry and he was obviously very embarrassed. I think Emily did forgive him for his behavior but it still comes down to the fact that they don’t have the strong, lasting connection like she has with the other guys. When they hug or kiss, it’s not intense enough. Chris did have a close-knit family and they seemed very protective over him (I thought that was super sweet). I know Emily was impressed by Chris’s family but, when they said goodbye, the spark just wasn’t there.
Jef’s ranch was stunning. I couldn’t even believe how beautiful it was! Emily was blown away too! I loved that she pretended she didn’t know how to shoot a gun (very clever). Jef really does take the time and effort to plan things ahead and he does fun things for Emily. I adore that about him. Jef’s siblings were hard on Emily but, in the end, I could see that they really liked her. And, more importantly, they really liked her for Jef. They even said that they think their parents would really like her, which is obviously huge. Jef’s letter was the sweetest things I have ever heard in my life. He is such an amazing guy and I can’t even believe that someone was able to write such sweet words. His feelings are real and I truly think they have potential to make this work.
I liked that Arie took Emily to the race track. It was so cute to see them race together! Arie was so nervous about her meeting his family (Especially his mother. He said that like five times. Yikes! Holy monster-in-law!) and for obvious reasons. There were definitely some cultural differences and his mom was a tough cookie! But, I think Arie’s mother ended up really liked Emily, so that’s a good thing! But, I still don’t know if I see Emily AND Ricki fitting in with his family. I hope I’m wrong though because I do like Arie. And I think out of three, they have the most intense physical connection.
Sean’s family was absolutely PERFECT, just like him (I have a huge smile right now). Although, that prank was super mean of him! And totally believable -- I mean he made that room really looks like his (haha I loved the crumbs everywhere and all of the stuffed animals)! Emily’s face was priceless! She took it well though. I would have killed him if he pulled a joke like that on me! Sean’s family was so welcoming and warm. I can really see Emily and Ricki fitting in well with them. I love how romantic Sean is. I swear all of his gestures are just so sweet and he really knows how to make a girl feel special!
Before the rose ceremony, Emily talked to Chris Harrison and teared up a little. I think it’s so hard at this point because she has developed feelings for each of them. She made the right decision to send Chris home, but I felt bad for him. I think that he was more into it than she was. He kept wanting answers and she really didn’t have any. Poor Chris got his heart broken but it just wasn’t mean to be.
Her final three guys are SO strong, and I really can’t say who I think she should end up with, they are all so great! Next week will be even tougher for her; she will narrow her final three guys to just two! So make sure to watch next Monday at 7 p.m. AND also don’t forget to talk to me on Twitter at #bachelorettehi!
Week 8 Preview - 7/2/2012
IT’S HERE! We have all been anxiously waiting for this. Emily will be going to her final four men’s hometowns.
This is probably the most important point for Emily and each of her bachelors. These visits will either make or break their relationships.
Emily first heads to Chicago to spend some time with Chris. Chris supposedly comes from a very close family but they feel that the Bachelorette will break his heart. It looks like there will be some awkward and intense moments between Chris’s parents and Emily (uh oh is this going to be another Kacie situation)? But, to me, the main issue is -- can Emily look past Chris’s childish behavior last week?
Next up, Emily heads to Utah to see Jef and meet Jef’s siblings. I heard we are in for a BIG surprise and one of the sweetest, most romantic moments in Bachelorette history! What could it be? Also, how will Emily handle Jef’s siblings? Jef has already told Emily that his last relationship failed due to the fact that his siblings did not approve of her. Will they approve of Emily?
Emily jets off to Arizona next (they even race on a track together)! Arie is a little worried about the cultural differences between Emily and his family (his family is European). Will Emily make a good impression on them? And will Arie’s family make Emily feel like a part of the family OR an outsider?
Deep in the heart of Texas, Emily makes her final stop off at Dallas to visit her picture perfect bachelor, Sean. But is Sean as perfect as he seems to be? He is about to reveal a BIG secret to Emily. What could this stud be hiding from her?
As I’m sitting at my desk, I have goose bumps and sweaty palms because I am so excited to see these hometown dates. Whose heart will she break next week and who will the final three be? Who do you guys think Emily’s final three men should be? Make sure to tune in tonight at 7 p.m. right here on KITV4! I’ll talk to you guys on Twitter at #bachelorettehi!