There are just three guys left in ‘The Bachelorette’ season 8, hoping to date (marry?) Emily Maynard: Arie Luyendyk, Jr., Sean Lowe, and Jef Holm. Tonight we hit the Fantasy Suites and there has been a lot of speculation and rumor that Emily, single mom to six-year-old Ricki, will not actually have overnight dates, for fear of giving her daughter the wrong impression.
‘The Bachelorette’ trailers are careful to fudge the issue of whether any sleepovers took place, but we do know a lot of what we have to look forward to tonight.
Emily’s first emotional traumas are with Sean, over whether her head or her heart should rule her choice of fiancé. But their date begins with a spectacular helicopter tour over the sun-kissed beaches of Curacao. They spend the day snorkeling and messing around together in the water. Sean opens up to Emily about his feelings for her, but we don’t know if he actually uses the L word.
Emily’s next Fantasy Suite date the following day is with Jef. The two of them sail aboard Curacao’s luxurious Insulinde and have a romantic paddleboard ride to Klein Knip, a secluded white sand beach. Their private dinner shows the two have chemistry, but he also wants to talk about the bigger picture, including Emily’s daughter, Ricki.?”
You may be surprised to hear that possibly the most romantic Emily’s three Fantasy Suite dates is with Arie as the two take a sea expedition aboard a catamaran. After dropping anchor at beautiful Fuik Bay they swim with a pod of dolphins and then spend the rest of the afternoon locked in each other’s arms. They undoubtedly have an intense physical connection but can Emily see Arie’s life meshing with hers? She certainly gives him a tough time talking about that over dinner.
There’s been a lot of talk about whether Emily boots anyone at tonight’s rose ceremony. It appears from the filming of the show that all three remaining guys and Emily left Curacao at the same time. That could be a ruse to put us of the scent, though.
Most recent ‘Bachelorette’ spoilers seem to suggest that Emily cuts Arie tonight. But it’s not easy for her, even after the revelations of him dating a show producer. Apparently, Emily sheds a lot of tears over this decision.
So she takes Jef, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Salt Lake City, UT and Sean a 28-year-old insurance agent from Dallas, TX forward into ‘The Bachelorette’ finale.