On the newest episode of “The Bachelorette” Monday night (June 18), Arie makes some pretty big strides forward in his quest to win Emily Maynard‘s heart. First, they get a one-on-one date, so he’s the first guy to have two solo dates with Emily.

When they’re (presumably) walking home at the end of the date, they slow down to make it last longer and Arie finally just kind of pushes Emily up against a stone wall and starts making out with her. Not gonna lie – it’s pretty hot. And Emily is totally into it.

Then in the clip below, Emily gets a surprise visitor at her suite and we aren’t shown who it is – but we know from the episode description: “Later that night, Arie can’t resist slinking out of the hotel to pay Emily a visit. She invites him in and after he kisses her goodnight, he realizes he is falling in love.”

Woo woo. We think that Arie has the best chemistry with Emily, at least that’s how it’s coming across. Do you agree with our assessment?

“The Bachelorette” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."