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The Bachelorette Episode: "The Bachelorette"

Season 6, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Ali and her 11 suitors begin an around-the-world trip in New York, where she poses for InStyle magazine and takes seven guys to meet Thomas Schumacher, producer of Broadway's "The Lion King." One-on-one dates include a private Joshua Radin concert, and a helicopter tour and nighttime visit to the Museum of Natural History. Meanwhile, one bachelor decides to become Ali's protector and another discloses a personal secret. And before the tour heads to its next stop, Ali sends two home.
Original Air Date: Jun 14, 2010
Guest Cast Hal Rubenstein
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Season 6, Episode 4
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Length: 22:56:34
Aired: 6/14/2010
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The Bachelorette Episode Recap: Week 4 Season 6, Episode 4

On this week of The Bachelorette, Ali and the guys leave Los Angeles and begin their trip around the world starting with New York City.

The first one-on-one date is with Kasey. He's never been to New York and Ali is "so thrilled" to show him around the right way. At the beginning of their date, he starts some metaphor about how Ali is a butterfly open and ready, but I'm too confused to follow. Instead of actually talking to Ali, Kasey decides to sing to her and she laughs awkwardly and then he keeps singing. I'm just glad I didn't witness that performance in person. The two then head to the natural history museum after-hours with a couple of flashlights, Ali seems pretty entertained by the dinosaurs alone, but Kasey adds to (or should we say takes away from) the atmosphere with gorilla noises. How charming!

There is absolutely no question of Kasey's devotion for Ali, but does he have to sing so much?! He performs again for Ali later in the evening, but Ali is unconvinced that his singing shows who he really is. What is a girl supposed to do? He keeps doing tricks for her, but doesn't show her what's underneath the façade and the costume at all. Ali tells him she knows he's a good guy, but she's worried that what she's seeing isn't real. She decides not to give Kasey a rose, but says she's not ready for him to go home. Who knows what Kasey can do in the time between his date and the next rose ceremony to really prove he deserves to stay, but we'll see.

On the group date, Kasey's singing skills (although limited at very, very best) could have come in handy for the seven guys. The guys meet up with Ali at The Lion King and end up competing to be Ali's date to the show that evening. But, like with The Bachelorette, there's always a catch and this time the guy who sings the best (Roberto, who sings to Ali) gets to go onstage and perform with Ali during the show.

It's a pretty horrible group date for the rest of the guys, who have to watch Ali and Roberto hold each other close while in spandex for the reminder of the afternoon while they rehearse. Their performance goes off without a hitch and Roberto and Ali share a sweet moment up in the air on Broadway on the tight wire (as if she wasn't already head over heels for him).

Later in the evening, Ali now has a cold and meets with the other guys over drinks. She shares a very fun and sweet moment with Frank out in the rain and also a couple minutes with Craig (a boring conversation, as per usual). The weatherman tries to steal Ali away for a few minutes, but Craig shuts him down immediately. After the weatherman gets shot down, Kirk goes next but suggests Ali get herself to bed and get better as her voice begins to slip away. Ali, fairly, decides not to give the rose away since she hasn't spent enough time with the guys other than Roberto during the date.

However, Kirk scores the ultimate prize when he gets to walk to Ali back to her room and even gets a romantic goodnight kiss (although who knows if that's Ali or the Nyquil working its magic). The other boys, especially the rejected weatherman, are jealous.

The next day, Ali's illness only gets worse, and she is forced to cancel her plans with Chris L. However, Ali invites Chris up to her room (it is his birthday after all) and being the charmer that he is, he brings her flowers and chicken noodle soup. After spending some time on the couch, and in bed, Ali feels up for going out on the town. The two go to 230, a private club in Manhattan, and Chris L. opens up a lot about his mother and her illness over a plate o' seafood (hey they got along over their shared New England roots, no?). Ali is moved by Chris' story and lets him call his father. They don't share a big open-mouth kiss or anything crazy like that, but Ali's adoration is crystal clear and the chemistry between the two seems to make them one of the most solid pairings so far this season.

Ali gives Chris a rose, and surprises him with a performance from Joshua Radin (a little over the top with a huge choir in the background). Throughout the night, Chris has been playing it on the shy side and giving Ali tight hugs rather than deep kisses, but just when you think he's not stepping up enough, he gives Ali a full-force kiss during the performance and their chemistry is not at all in question.

Meanwhile, during Chris L. and Ali's one-on-one date, Kasey goes missing and Justin immediately sees an opportunity to move the heat onto someone else. Kasey claims he burned himself, to explain his bandage, but in truth he was getting a tattoo. Because The Bachelor and The Bachelorette shows don't have even bad luck as it is, yes, let's add a friggin' tattoo into the mix. Good idea! It makes sense that Kasey feels the need to do something big to stay after Ali questions his sincerity, but a tattoo?! Luckily, he's smart enough to get just a shield (to show he'll protect her heart or something) rather than her name, but I'm excited/scared to see Ali's reaction. Honestly, what would you do?

The other guys' reactions are pretty priceless. As Frank says, the tattoo doesn't show love, it only shows how nuts Kasey is and Justin is excited he's out of the hot seat for at least a few minutes. Kasey sits down with Ali and finally seems to be winning her over (by bringing Ali her favorite candy). But right when Kasey is about to reveal his beautiful skin decoration, Frank rudely interrupts and the tattoo discovery will have to wait until next week (oh, the suspense!).

Finally, the rose ceremony comes and Ali gives roses to Kirk, Frank, Craig, Chris N., Roberto, Justin, Ty and Kasey (yeah, really). Unfortunately, that means it's the end of the line for Jesse and Jonathan. Yes, Jonathan got a lot of screen time, but he proved during the music video shoot that he and Ali had absolutely no chemistry. However, after their hot one-on-one date in Sin City, it's a surprise to see Jesse going out the door, especially in favor of Chris N., who's had pretty much no screen time yet. For all we know, he and Ali could have wonderful chemistry, but I haven't seen an iota of it so I have no clue.

Do you think the right guys went home? What did you think of the dates overall? How is crazy Kasey's future looking right now? Sound off in the comments below.

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On this week of The Bachelorette, Ali and the guys leave Los Angeles and begin their trip around the world starting with New York City.

The first one-on-one date is with Kasey. He's never been to New York and Ali is "so thrilled" to show him around the right way. At the beginning of their date, he starts some metaphor about how Ali is a butterfly open and ready, but I'm too confused to follow. Instead of actually talking to Ali, Kasey decides to sing to her and she laughs awkwardly and then he keeps singing. I'm just glad I didn't witness that performance in person. The two then head to the natural history museum after-hours with a couple of flashlights, Ali seems pretty entertained by the dinosaurs alone, but Kasey adds to (or should we say takes away from) the atmosphere with gorilla noises. How charming!

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Premise: A rose-wielding single woman looks for Mr. Right among a passel of hunky men, just like on 'The Bachelor' but with the gender roles reversed. Original 'Bachelor' runner-up Trista Rehn was the first bachelorette, and her selection of Colorado firefighter Ryan Sutter culminated in the three-part special 'Trista and Ryan's Wedding.'

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