We're down to the final 10 men as Emily continues her journey in London! Ricki is having a blast in this far off land. As for her mom, she still has some work to do to find her true love.
London's Calling Sean scores his first one-on-one date. He and Emily take the town by storm. They take a picture in front of the Buckingham Palace balcony where Prince William and Kate Middleton shared their first kiss as husband and wife. Emily and Sean also share a kiss outside the palace.
Emily and Sean stumble upon a place called Speaker's Corner. It wasn't planned, but Sean steps up to a podium to say a few things about love. Emily is thoroughly impressed. She didn't know he had it in him. Sean didn't either. Come nighttime, they have dinner in the Tower of London. This is where King Henry VIII locked up his wives. Tonight, Sean is Emily's prisoner of love. She doesn't want him to escape. That's why she presents him with a rose.
Shakespeare in Love Chris, Arie, Ryan, Doug, Alejandro, Travis, John and Kalon are picked for a group date that takes place in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. So it's only fitting that the guys perform scenes from Romeo and Juliet. Alejandro, John, Ryan and Kalon are picked to play Romeo with Emily as each man's Juliet. The remaining guys will be the nurse.
Most of the guys have fun during rehearsals, but an intense Kalon ticks off Emily when he sends her away. She's not impressed with his Romeo. Arie, however, nails his part as the nurse. Ryan also milks his part for all it's worth by taking full advantage of getting a chance to kiss Emily. He also gives her a sweet little gift come evening.
Check Your Baggage Chris gives the other guys the scoop on what Kalon's been saying about Emily. The men aren't too pleased to learn that one of their own has been complaining that the Bachelorette has baggage. As a single parent, Doug calls out an unapologetic Kalon. Then he gives Emily the 411 on the K-man. Needless to say, she wants to rip the guy's limbs off and beat him.
Emily lets Kalon know that Ricki is a blessing, not baggage. She is disappointed and livid. Emily has no use for someone like Kalon in her life, so she shows him door. She's been losing her voice for most of this week's adventure, but can be heard loud and clear when telling Kalon to get the (bleep) out. Emily is so upset that she doesn't want to hand out a rose. She only wants to go home to Ricki.
No Tea for Two After the Kalon fiasco, Emily wants to know if Jef is the guy she hopes he is. She has a surprise for him. They'll be having afternoon tea complete with an etiquette lesson from a lady named Jean. Both Jef and Emily agree that tea is not their thing, so they skip out to a local pub for some pints of beer. They chat about the Kalon situation. Emily feels good that Jef stood up for her, but still finds it hard to read him.
Emily and Jef have a romantic dessert high atop the London Eye. They have a beautiful view of the entire city. They engage in a series of serious discussions. Emily has always liked how down-to-earth Jef has always been. She feels very comfortable with this guy which is why she gives him a rose. A short time later, Emily and Jef share their very first kiss.
The Cocktail Party/Rose Ceremony During the cocktail party, Emily wants to know that the guy she chooses will have her back. Most of the men are caught off guard by her questions during the evening. Arie, in particular, is a little nervous after his chat with Emily. Ryan, on the other hand, is still oozing with confidence as he does a little balcony scene that ends with a kiss. Emily also shares a nice little dance and kiss with Sean.
As the Rose Ceremony rolls around, Kalon is gone. Sean and Jef are safe. The men who receive roses from Emily are:
Jef (safe from a one-on-one date)
Sean (safe from a one-on-one date)
Alejandro, we hardly knew ya. The lone rose-less one from tonight's ceremony is headed out the door. As for the rest of the men, they are off to Croatia as they continue their quest to win the heart of the bachelorette.
Week 1S12 E1 | 05/23/16