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Eliminated Bachelor Charlie Gragon and current Bachelor Sean Lowe - 6/7/2012
I had the chance to talk to not one, but two great guys today! I couldn’t ask for a better way to start my morning!
Charlie was extremely humble and sweet. I still don’t understand why she sent him home and even after talking with him. I still question why she did.
Charlie said that he was shocked that he was sent home. He felt that he was better a better fit for Emily than some of the guys that are still in the running (he wouldn’t name any names… come on Charlie, spill it).
He said he felt good going into the rose ceremony. He even mentioned that they had some one-on-one time the night he was eliminated. He told Emily that he was in this for the long haul and that he would be here for her as long as she’ll keep them there. Uh, hello Emily… and you kept Ryan, really?
Charlie has never been the one to fall in love at first sight. Maybe he was taking too many baby steps throughout this process and that could have caused him to get eliminated. He felt that if they were to have won the boat race that would have helped his chances of staying. Charlie didn’t elaborate much on his crying on the ride back home. He simply said he is a competitive guy and that he had a lot of emotions that night.
To this day, Charlie still goes to speech therapy. Charlie was in a life-threatening accident a few years back and that is what causes him to have trouble speaking.
He said that being on the show was the best experience of his life and he has learned so much about himself. The show was very therapeutical to him and he was able to express his feelings more. Charlie said one of his fondest memories was when he overcame his “demon” on the group date by performing at the children’s function on stage in front of 1,200 people.
I found out that Charlie actually met Emily a while back at a friend’s birthday party (this had nothing to do with him being picked as one of the bachelors). He even said that she acted differently on the show then when he first met her (sometimes talking to Emily was like talking to a wall… ha ha ha, ouch).
Since his elimination on the show, Charlie is involved with speaking at children’s hospitals. He said that he can’t even believe his progress from the day after his accident to where he is today. I wish Charlie the best of luck. He really is a sweet guy and I think she made a mistake for sending him home so early.
I also had an amazing opportunity to talk to Sean this morning. He is one of the top contenders and I can totally see why Emily is keeping him around!
He said that on next Monday’s episode we will really see how his feelings for Emily start to develop. It was so sweet to hear him talk about the date and how it all just came together. On that date, it was the first time that he could picture his life with her (Wait, seriously? Will you marry me)?
Sean said that Emily and him connected on multiple levels in London and that they both have the same morals (faith and family being the most important).
Sean was not part of next week’s group date so he said he missed all the drama with the “baggage” comment. He did say if he overheard a comment like that, he would have told Emily who it was. I can’t wait to see who said it! Sean said that when the guys came back from the date they couldn’t stop talking about Emily and how she handled the situation. The guys said Emily was in that “protective role” and they liked to see a different side of her.
Sean stayed out of the man drama by not revealing any details of his alone time with Emily and he also didn’t listen to any of the guys when they talked about their time with her (now that’s a smart guy). He also said that he knows the guys that were there for the right reasons and the ones that weren’t (that will be revealed throughout the next couple of episodes).
Sean wasn’t originally going to do "The Bachelorette" until he heard it was going to be Emily (awww how sweet and what a cute love story to tell if she chooses him). He said that if in the end it isn’t him and Emily, he feels that Jef, Arie or Doug would be great fits for her as well.
After talking to Sean, I am more curious than ever to see how the sparks fly between Sean and Emily.
Make sure to watch next Monday at 7 p.m. right here on KITV4. And don’t forget talk to me throughout the show at #bachelorettehi!
Week 4 Recap - 6/7/2012
Can we say drama with a capital "D?" This week’s episode was one to remember!
Emily gave Doug the rose on her one on one date but she is concerned that Doug isn’t being real. She thinks that Doug is only giving her answers that she wants to hear and that he is not necessarily telling her the truth. She can see through him but I think she is really trying to look past it (bad idea Emily). Go with your gut girl!
The guys were super pumped up for the group date! Jef got hurt on the boat, but battled through it with the yellow team and won the race. Charlie cried on the way back to the hotel after the race. I’m still not sure what to think about that (there’s no crying in boat racing hahaha).
Later that night, Arie and Emily continued to share something special. You can tell that they are really into one another. I think their feelings for one another just keep getting stronger and stronger.
I love seeing Emily interact with Ryan. Her expressions are priceless because he just spits lines left and right. At this point, I think Emily knows that he is a player. I think she is keeping him around because he is attractive and I’m sure she is probably getting a kick out everything that comes out of his mouth.
There was minimal talking and lots of stares and awkward silences on Emily’s two-on-one date. Nate’s breakdown was troubling to me and I think to her as well. He broke down out of nowhere. So, obviously that made John the more "stable" choice.
I’m going to say that was one of the WORST two-on-one dates I have ever seen! Talk about a big snorefest. Two boring guys on one date -- yikes!
Back at the mansion, there was more drama between Doug and Chris. Chris was offended by Doug’s comment about age. Doug said that some of the younger guys haven’t experienced as much as him and maybe aren’t ready to take on the responsibilities of being a stepfather. I liked that Chris confronted Doug about the situation and let him know how he felt about it. I’m sure this won’t be the last time they will bump heads.
Michael and Charlie got eliminated at the rose ceremony. Michael cried as he left the mansion and sensitive Charlie seemed at a loss for words.
Week 4 Preview - 5/28/2012
Tonight's episode is going to be jam packed! Emily goes on a one-on-one date with Doug (he got the first impression rose) and she goes on the famous two-on-one date with Nate and John.
Also, the guys split up into two teams and go on a boat race to spend more time with the Bachelorette.
I am curious to see if Doug and Emily have a real connection. Let's see if they have more to talk about other than just kids. Will he get the rose? Or will he be heading back home to his son?
I am excited to see the guy's competitive side. They are splitting into two teams. The guys will be boat racing and word on the street is that one of the guys hurts their finger!
The winning team gets to spend some more time with Emily.
The two-on-one date is between John and Nate. Emily hasn't spent a lot of time with either of them so it will be interesting to see who she has a better connection with.
Who will she be sending home? Will she send both guys home? You'll have to tune into tonight at 7 p.m. right here on KITV4 to find out! And don't forget to tweet with me tonight at #bachelorettehi!