Sixteen bachelors left on The Bachelorette 2012 with The Bachelorette Emily Maynard. Still a ways to go, so we’ve got lots to cover. Read on for our The Bachelorette recap of week three and see what Emily Maynard’s girlfriends think of the guys vying for her affection!
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For Week 3, Chris, one of Emily’s favorites since night one, gets the first date card. They have to climb the wall of a building before dinner, as the crowd watches on and thunder and lightning threaten. Emily seems a little freaked out, but she quickly recovers as Chris has such a calming effect on her and stands by her. Well, of course, Bachelorette Emily Maynard, what else is he supposed to do? Chris really wants to kiss her after they make the climb, but instead he gives her a high five and pours some wine. He gets his kiss later as they go dancing to some good ole country music after he wins her over with his responses to her questions.
For the group date, Emily Maynard’s best girlfriends interview the guys to see which ones would make good dads for little Ricki and good husbands for The Bachelorette Emily Maynard.
Tony thinks he and the bachelorette have a lot in common because they both have kids. Ryan is confident and does some push-ups, and Stevie does some dancing, including the worm! Travis introduces the girls to his egg, Shelly. It has a name? Guess I missed that.
The girls think that Sean is beyond cute. While he talks about how faith and family are important to him, one of Emily’s friends can’t get over his being a “genetic gift,” even asking him to take his shirt off for them—which he does. More push-ups ensue, as the girls drool.
Emily makes the guys prove how good they are with kids by unleashing a passel of children in the park. Looks like the guys had some fun. Jef and Sean, both childless, were some of the favorites with the kids.
Ryan, on the other hand, may have blown his earlier advantage by warning Emily not to get fat if they get married. He says he “would still love her but not love on her” as much. Woah, Ryan… Bad move.
The guys were put through the wringer with Emily’s friends. The girlfriends’ choices? Doug and Sean stood out the most, so Sean is the first one that Emily singles out that evening. Yeah, I’m liking Sean. He’s more than a genetic gift. He’s a genuine guy who could be a great catch.
So, on to Doug, who tells his true life sob story about his loser mom running out on his family, and his dad just dying one night because he didn’t want to spend their grocery money on doctors. Dang! This guy has been through a lot. Now a single parent himself, Doug has a great attitude. Impressive.
Tony breaks down when talking about missing his son. Doug gives him a pep talk but Tony can’t quite bounce back. Surprisingly, Tony and Emily talk, and Emily, sensing that they may not have a future anyway, lets him off the hook, and he heads home.
At the end of the group date, the genetic marvel, Sean, gets the group date rose. Sweet guy.
Race car driver Arie is then chosen for the one-on-one date, much to Kalon’s disappointment, who was hoping for his chance. Arie is flown to Tennessee to DollyWood, theme park of the famous Dolly Parton—a bit out of his element. Dolly “freaking” Parton (Emily’s words) shows up to sing the couple a song she wrote for them about true love. Emily is thrilled and can’t stop saying, “I could die. I could die.” Emily is sincerely excited about having “girl talk” with someone she admires for being a real person and speaking her mind. It really was a touching moment with Emily and Arie swaying together slowly when Dolly sings the song she wrote for her husband of 47 years. Dolly is impressed with The Bachelorette Emily Maynard’s heart and observes that she and Arie seem to have a real connection beyond just a first date.
The evening dinner with Arie goes well, with Arie talking about dating someone who had two kids. Although everything goes well, Emily tries to joke with Arie as she plays with the rose, saying, “but… ” Seeing poor Arie’s face, she can’t go through with her “joke” and gives him the rose right away. Good to see Emily has a sense of humor. The date ends with a merry-go-round ride and some passionate kisses. Emily tells us that Arie reminds her of Ricki’s dad. Watch out, boys. The Bachelorette 2012 has some major competition!
At the cocktail party, Emily pulls Kalon aside to get to know him better. Oh, Kalon, why would you tell The Bachelorette Emily Maynard “I love it when you talk, but I wish you would let me finish.” Taken aback, Emily gives a great comment later: “I do like tall, skinny, and funny, but I don’t like tall, skinny, and condescending.” Did he blow it? Well, Alessandro sure does when he says that becoming Ricki’s father would be a “compromise,” instead of the “honor” that Emily thinks it should be. Alessandro is sent home immediately. In the limousine, he doesn’t even realize why his words upset Emily. Clueless! A distraught Bachelorette is comforted by Arie with hugs and kisses. Ryan is upset to see them kissing in the house.
Travis, the ostrich guy, on the other hand, may have scored some points as he follows Emily’s friends’ advice and sets Shelly free. Emily feels “terrible” as she smashes the egg to the ground. Then there’s adorable Sean, who expresses his feelings about fatherhood and that Ricki would be his own daughter… Just what Emily needed to hear. And it earns Sean a nice kiss!
With Chris, Arie, and Sean all safe, we move on to the rose ceremony. Jef, Charlie, Doug, Michael, Travis (without Shelly), Alejandro, and Ryan are chosen. John and Kalon are then chosen, and the final rose is left. It goes to Nate, and Stevie goes home.
Stay tuned for next week’s The Bachelorette 2012 as we join The Bachelorette Emily Maynard and the bachelors in Bermuda. Watch the sparks fly as the guys butt heads! Bookmark us or friend us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest updates.