Ashley Hebert tweeted that, “When s%*t goes down…the guy with the next date is the one! #secretformula?” I laughed out loud because she could be right on the money. DeAnna Pappas Stagliano tweeted about the music change they used for Jef and said it was “frontrunner” music. These girls know that of which they speak. If we look at the edit of the show and past season experiences it’s very possible that Jef Holm could end up Mr. Emily Maynard. Last night was a great episode, and not just because Kalon’s smug behind finally took a hike. Last night’s episode had real romance with two guys we KNOW are 100% there for the right reasons and want to marry her!
Sean’s tour date through the city of London showed a natural chemistry. I loved the cute pics they were taking together. You know those will end up in the family album. When he got up to speak I almost believed the producers didn’t walk them past that spot on purpose. He spoke from the heart and he had her from word one. At dinner in the Tower of London – HOW COOL – she twirled her hair nervously and asked him about babies! Points for him he didn’t look scared. One caveat: when she asked him how many and he said two, he looked like he was hedging his bets because he didn’t know how many she wanted. There’s no way he’s intentionally holding back but I’m not sure he’s not just agreeing because he’s so in love.
The group date added drama and it was highly enjoyable to watch. I did feel al little bad for Dad Doug when she didn’t give out the rose because no one had her back enough to tell her about what Kalon said. Huh? Did the scene we watched seconds before not actually happen? How did she describe what Doug did? Anywhoooo…It was awesome to see her come alive and go “West Virginia, hood rat, backwoods” on him! That was as true to life feisty as we’ve seen her. That’s the Emily I want to know, not that southern belle, polite, submissive stuff.
Jef’s date was saved until last and even though he won me over, I wondered the whole time when it was going to pick up! Emily said she was slow but he might take things even slower. Had he not kissed her last night he might have been taking himself home. The cool thing about their date was his proclamation in the London Eye of what he wanted with her. Don’t know that there were many women watching that didn’t ignore his funky hair and melt when he so GENUINELY explained how he thought she could be his best friend. It was at that point on Twitter that he even won JP Rosenbaum’s support. This boy (he calls Emily a girl) is the real deal…but Emily’s looking for a protector – can he beat Sean in that department?
We didn’t see much of Arie but even with the producers attempt to make it look like she was mad at him for not telling her, he was never in any danger. No doubt he’s still in contention.
I can’t wait to see what happens next. The previews looked awesome. Romance, tears, drama. Hoping she didn’t actually mean she really liked Ryan again but there were obviously some kisses coming up. Did you see her walking angrily towards Chris Harrison and that woman saying, “What else do I not know?” Something big is happening there! It’s going to be a bumpy ride but a great season and I’m 100 % positive we’re finding true love! Yeah!