On the next new episode of “The Bachelorette,” Emily whisks the remaining 10 men off to London, where the drama we’ve been teased all season finally comes to a head. From the episode descriptions:
For her first one-on-one date of the week, Emily and Sean jump onto one of the iconic double-decker buses to tour the city. They share a romantic kiss at Buckingham Palace … Later that night, the couple share a private dinner locked inside the Tower of London. Emily seems smitten with her date, but will Sean be able to unlock her heart and get the rose?
The next morning eight lucky bachelors meet Emily at Stratford-upon-Avon on a group date. Some of men embrace the opportunity to become thespians for the day, acting in scenes from Shakepeare’s famous “Romeo and Juliet.” Emily hopes they all have a blast, since part of being a parent is learning to go with the flow. A confident Ryan relishes playing Romeo and having the opportunity to kiss Emily for the first time. Arie is terrified when he discovers he must dress like a woman to portray the nurse. Kalon is so fixated on his performance, he shoos Emily away so he can get more rehearsal time. The live audience that gathers gets a lot of laughs as the men perform their scenes with Emily playing Juliet, but Ryan’s kiss as Romeo rocks the rest of the guys to their core.
That night, when the group go to a local pub to celebrate their “reviews,” a fun time turns into a debacle. A brave bachelor tells Emily about an insulting remark one man made about her daughter and it becomes public knowledge. She confronts the thoughtless guy. Disheartened that any of her suitors would say such a horrible thing and discouraged that none of the other men stand by her in the confrontation, Emily makes some startling decisions.
Attempting to put the situation behind her, Emily tries to teach Jef the proper English way to have afternoon tea, but when the etiquette class becomes too much, they run to a local pub and then to the London Eye – one of the city’s iconic landmarks and symbol of modern Britain. Will Jef finally make his move and kiss Emily, or will he fail to seize the moment?
At the dramatic cocktail party, Emily is totally focused on grilling the men. Who knew about the disrespectful comment and why did no one alert her earlier about the boorish bachelor who made it? Arie, in particular, is put on the hot seat. Where is the man she can look to as a husband and a stepfather to her daughter? She is beginning to wonder if any of these guys can fill the bill. After the rose ceremony, eight men remain to travel onto one of Europe’s most beautiful countries: Croatia.
Innnteresting. Who do you think is the guy who calls Ricki “baggage”? We thought for sure it was Kalon at the start of the season, but now we think Ryan is being set up to take that particular fall.
We also predict the eight guys who set off for Croatia are Arie, Chris, Doug, Jeffff, Wolf, Kalon, Sean and Travis. What do you think, “Bachelorette” fans? Remember: No spoilers in our comment section.
“The Bachelorette” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.