The Bachelorette's Emily Maynard began her journey with 25 men, but after axing cocky Ryan, awkward Doug, an Ostrich egg-carrying Travis and pompous Kalon (he of the "baggage" comment infamy), among others, the 26-year-old single mom has narrowed down the field to two men.
It's my favorite episode of The Bachelorette season when Emily reunites with her more memorable "exes." First, Emily chats with Chris Harrison about some of the more interesting and dramatic moments throughout the season, including Ryan's "trophy wife" comment and Kalon's "baggage" remark and some of the painfully awkward times like Doug's mid-breakup kiss. So what did the men have to say for themselves? Let's find out!
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After enduring weeks of cocky comments, The Bachelorette's Emily finally let Ryan go — but not without him putting up a fight.
"It was a big hurdle for her to realize it wasn't right with Ryan," host Chris Harrison tells TVGuide.com. "She's very attracted to him, and a part of her wanted to say yes, but she has too many good guys here."
In our weekly chat, Harrison talks about Ryan's "weird" exit, why they allowed Emily an extra rose and how next week's episode handles Arie's past relationship with a producer. Plus: How is the new Bachelor Pad cast doing?
Emily and her men have arrived in Croatia for the next step of their Bachelorette journey, and Travis is the lucky man who gets the week's first one-on-one.
First up, he and Emily explore the town, hand-in-hand. They wind up at the "balancing stone" where if you can stay up on the rock, you'll be lucky in love. After a few failed tries, Travis hangs on. Good sign for things to come? At dinner, Travis tells Emily about his broken engagement and that no one did anything wrong, but it just wasn't right. He also admits he hasn't dated in the two years since. After a seemingly great dinner, Emily says, "From Day 1 you've been someone who's brought light to every situation...but I don't know if we have that romance." She lets Travis go (I'm actually surprised), and he is heartbroken.
Some men on The Bachelorette are beginning to stand out, but not in a good way. While Emily may still have her eyes on Ryan, viewers are starting to see his true colors and question his sincerity. In this week's chat with Chris Harrison, he shares how Ryan has crossed the line from confident to cocky, why Doug's perfection reeks of insincerity, and he tells us which guy will emerge in next week's episode.