emily maynard bachelorette photos 'The Bachelorette': Emily Maynard makes history with the final rose in CroatiaThere were some fireworks on Monday night’s (June 11) “Bachelorette” and it sounds like they continue as the gang heads to Croatia next week. From ABC’s press release:

Although sad to be without her daughter for the first time during this journey, Emily is looking forward to putting the drama of last week behind her and enjoying this magnificent city with her guys. As the men arrive at their suite at the Radisson Blue Resort and Spa, Emily delivers the first date card herself, inviting Travis to “look for love beyond the walls.” …

The next day, six men meet Emily in old town Dubrovnik, where she takes them … to dress in kilts and compete in their own Highland Games. The bachelors fire arrows, throw logs and test each other’s strength. Although one bachelor dominates the competition, another wins over Emily with his persistence in the face of defeat. …

 Ryan is raring to go on his one-on-one date with Emily. She has her own doubts about this charismatic charmer, but wants to keep an open mind. After a romantic drive up the Adriatic coast, stopping to take photos, meet the locals and even harvest oysters, they return to town for an intimate dinner, and Ryan lays out all the qualities he is looking for in a wife … And 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 …

Emily remains conflicted over which men should receive roses and walks out of the room with the final rose in her hand. How she resolves the problem makes Bachelorette history. The hometown dates loom ahead as the six remaining men and Emily toast to their next spectacular destination: Prague.

A few comments:

  • Why isn’t Ricki there? We like to imagine she’s still back kickin’ it in London, at “Brickingham Palace” with the “king and the dragon.”
  • Two men are going home – any bets? We’re going to wager Travis doesn’t come home from his one-on-one. Other than that, we don’t know.
  • Finally, how do you suppose she makes history? Surely she doesn’t NOT give out the final rose, because that would send three guys home and the press release says six are in Prague.

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

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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."