"The Bachelorette," Emily Maynard's 13 lucky bachelors joined her on a trek to Bermuda. But was there enough room on the islands for all that male ego? And did Emily find herself a love connection or a Bermuda love triangle?Monday night on
One Is the Loneliest Number
Doug has this week's sole one-on-one date, which includes shopping at a perfumeria and penning a postcard to his 11-year-old son. But during dinner it becomes apparent that Doug may just be too perfect. His ex-girlfriend's biggest complaints about him? He spends too much time with his son, and he washed her car too much. Emily reminds us that her ex, Brad Womack, seemed to be too perfect too -- and we all know how that turned out. In the end she gives slow-moving Doug a rose anyway, surmising that he may just be the most perfect man on Earth.
Eight is Enough
There's nothing like eight dates and a couple of boats. Emily takes Charlie, Ryan, Chris, Jef, Sean, Arie, Travis, and Kalon out to the sea, where they must divvy up into teams and race for a chance to spend more time with her. Team Ryan/Jef/Arie/Kalon wins -- and it's off to a private party with Em as the losers glumly head back to the hotel. Ryan kicks off the festivities by toasting Emily as his future "trophy wife." Nice. Arie corners her for a smooch (or 10!) under a beach blanket, and Jef turns up with her under the same blanket later, minus the make-out session. Meanwhile, it's Ryan's ego that may just need its own date.
"As the Bachelorette, she's been given a great responsibility, and I want to see her do a lot with it," he declares of Emily, before calling her out for kissing Arie in the hallway last week. Emily feels like he's judging her. What's up with the double standard -- aren't bachelorettes allowed to kiss? Ryan quickly switches gears and tells her, "Me and you would have some pretty kids." (Yeah, just as long as they get Emily's hair!) Jef scores the group date rose.
Two-on-one dates are never good. Just ask John and Nate, who join Emily for a cliff jump into the waters with a 50 percent chance of elimination looming over their heads. They have dinner in Bermuda's oldest cave (John: "It's really cool that we're here in a cave. Granted, I'm with another guy…"), but the lone date rose on the table is putting a damper on this dream date. But Emily makes short work of this awkward exchange. After Nate breaks down in tears when talking about his family, she realizes that he's really young (he's 26, she's 26), so she sends him off in a dinghy.
Speaking of age, Chris is getting flack for being 25- from 33-year-old Doug. Ryan, who's also in the over-30 club, is plain cocky and starting to really annoy the other guys.
The Rose Ceremony
With three guys already safe and one guy on a dinghy in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle, Emily still has some roses to dole out. But first, she confides in Chris Harrison. Of Jef she says, "Two dates. On the beach. Nothin'….Maybe he's just not that into me." Chris does what he does best: He nods.
Rose ceremony time! Emily hands out roses to Alejandro, Arie, Chris, Kalon, Ryan, Sean, and Travis. That means Charlie and Michael are going home. Who?
Next week: It's off to London, where Ryan will no doubt continue to be a royal pain!
The next episode of "The Bachelorette" airs on Monday night at 8/7c on ABC.
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