The Bachelorette {Episode 7} What’s the Big Deal?

Last night’s episode could have been one of this season’s most talked about and drama filled episodes of the season. What’s that you hear? Drama on The Bachelorette? I think everyone would agree this season has been pretty mild compared to others and ABC totally played off the whole Arie and Cassie relationship as much as they could…. until they DIDN’T FILM the conversation that took place between Emily, Arie, and Cassie! REALLY ABC!? You didn’t feed off of this story as much as you could?!

So what’s the deal? Like I discussed yesterday, Chris Harrison ever so dramatically filled us viewers in last night. Arie and Cassie were in a relationship some 10+ years ago, nothing serious, Arie never even felt like he needed to mention it, because it was so long ago and never anything all that serious. Cassie ended up telling Emily once she saw they were getting close. Emily was mad… for like five seconds then realized she didn’t care and it didn’t matter.

I’ll admit…. I’m a little surprised Emily just didn’t care. Even I think that’s kind of a big deal, but hey after seeing Emily and Arie together on their date last night, it’s clear they are way past anything from 10 years ago. Clearly Emily and Arie have a strong connection. He told her he loved her, she gave him that “look” and I declared Emily and Arie are engaged (along with probably the entire Bachelor Nation who watched last night.)

But What About Jef?

I thought there was no way Emily was engaged to anyone else, then she had a 1 on 1 with Jef. Well HOLY COW! Jef just kind of came out of nowhere and stole our hearts last night. You think!? He has definitely been a top runner all season and I always thought he would be in the top three, but I never actually thought he would be a good pick for Emily. Not, because he’s not totally sweet, but I just never thought I saw the two of them together and the image of Emily and the image of Jef have never matched in my mind,…. until last night!

And can I just say, Jef knows how to move a puppet like it’s nobody’s business!? After that date, I think Sean has been bumped from one of my top two picks and Jef has secured his spot!

So Jef, Arie, and John aka Wolfie got the one on one dates. It was so clear from the very beginning of John’s date they clearly were not meant to be. Even the whole lock ordeal where he couldn’t get it to close. That told you right there he was going home, so why he was so completely shocked to be the one without a rose at the end was the actual shocking part!

Doug didn’t make it through the group date and I have to say… FINALLY! Doug was one of my favorites in the beginning, but I couldn’t have had it more wrong! Maybe I’ve let the tabloids cloud my judgment a little bit with his violent past reports, but he was so not for her. Not only was he dorky, he was just kind of a jerk too.

And Can I just say… when Emily was talking with him, CLEARLY about to send him home on the group date, when he kissed her… that was single handedly the MOST AWKWARD kiss in Bachelor history!!!! Anyone agree!? It was like he knew he was being sent home and he was just going in for the kill as one last attempt to hang on.

With John and Doug both sent home last night, that leaves Chris, Jef, Arie, and Sean on hometown dates. Let’s hope Emily fits well with Jef’s family, or he’ll dump her on the spot! Can you believe he admitted that!?

Chris clearly is there for Emily, but I just can’t stand the whiny side of him. Then again…. he is a baby, since he’s 25, right Doug!? I feel like every week there’s been some kind of “they’re being mean to me” or “I didn’t get to talk to Emily” and even though I’m a little annoyed to have to listen to that for another week, Chris has more of a connection with Emily than John did. In the end, that’s all that matters.

Next week it’s onto hometown dates! This season is totally flying by! Do you agree with who Emily sent home last night and who’s family do you anticipate she will click the most with!?



And if you live in the Charlotte area, I’m hosting this totally awesome Bachelorette: After the Final Rose Party¬†with Painting With a Twist! We will be painting, enjoying some snacks and drinks, and having girl time! Some awesome local vendors who have been involved with the show will be featured with some giveaways, and 50% of proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Ricky Hendrick Center for Intensive Care at the Levine Children’s Hospital. Flyer will be posted soon, but check out more event details and find out how to register here :¬†

2 Responses to The Bachelorette {Episode 7} What’s the Big Deal?

  1. I was realllllly hoping she was going to send Chris home, only for the fact that he acts like a 5 year old. I really liked Chris initially, but he just seems so needy — I could see him being a jealous boyfriend/fiance/husband in the long run if Emily were to end up with Chris by some chance.

    I couldn’t agree with you more about Arie and Jef. I see them being the final two. Something with Arie still seems to be a little off and I don’t know why, but I definitely saw the “look” you’re talking about that she gave him when she said that if things continue as they’ve been going with Arie, she couldn’t be happier. But Jef seems to be 150% sincere and there for her. I just don’t see them being a couple though… they almost remind me of the way Deanna and Jesse were mismatched.

    Wish I could be at your finale party next month… can’t wait to hear all about it!

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