Reality Steve

The Bachelorette 8 - Emily

The Bachelorette Recap, “Men Tell All” Details, and the Mike Fleiss Tweets

-Sweet. The video messages are back! These are always fun to watch. Just one guy/girl talking into a camera basically begging and pleading one last time why they should be picked. Incredibly awkward for the person in it doing the talking, but also incredibly awesome for us watching at home. As for Emily, uhhhhh, could she have looked any more sick to her stomach watching all three videos? It looked like she was gonna hurl every time a new guy came on screen. Did she crack a smile once? Someone get this woman some Pepto. Videos:

Sean: I don’t know what he said, other than he opened up, told her he loved her, and that he was excited about their future. This is where the gurgling in Emily’s stomach started.

Jef: With his pompadour blowing in the Curacao wind, he was his usual self. Spewing lines like “On the Ferris Wheel in London, I never wanted to come down. On the floor in Prague, I never wanted to come up,” quoting Ecards, telling her he loved her, and saying he couldn’t wait to play Pin the Tail on the Donkey with Ricki. And have dance parties with her/their friends.

Arie: He knew from Dollywood that they’d fit so well together. This of course was on take 37, as we saw at the end of the show during the credits. Arie apparently has a hard time forming sentences.

Time for the rose ceremony. After puking in the bushes before arriving, Emily starts talking. “I cannot believe we’re at this point…we started everything in Charlotte…I pictured my fairy tale in Charlotte…three different guys being there at the end…that’s what makes this so hard…I care so much about each of you and I’m sorry…Chris, do you mind bringing me over another barf bag? I’m about to blow chunks again.”

Jef: The first time he’s been a finalist for anything since a couple weeks before leaving to do the show, he made it to the finals of the Spelling Bee in his class.

Arie: Uh oh. Actually having to wake up before the crack of noon is becoming closer to a reality for him. He’s gotta be worried.

I think this was the first time in the show’s history where the lead didn’t even give the person a reason as to why they let them go, yet, Sean couldn’t have handled it any better. It’s not like Sean is gonna have a hard time finding a date in Dallas after this. Please. All class when he got eliminated last night. Didn’t cry, didn’t bitch and moan, didn’t curse, didn’t pull a Chris from last week and pout. The most normal exit from someone leaving that late in the show that we’ve seen. And he easily could’ve flown off the handle considering she never even gave him a reason. Although his exit was uneventful, I think it showed his character more than anything. Just seems like a good guy all around. Probably wasn’t rough around the edges enough for Emily is my guess.

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  1. bklover

    July 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Much has been discussed about Emily declining to have any of the final three spend the night in the fantasy suites due to her wanting to set a good example for her daughter, etc. But didn’t she spend the night in the fantasy suite with Brad on his season?

  2. jillbeau

    July 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    I couldn’t agree more! I only found RS’ site during Ashley Hebert’s season, and halfway through at that. It came up when I did a simple google search of something like “Who does Ashley Hebert pick?” It was only then that I was introduced to the world to Bachelor/ette spoilers. I have watched nearly every season prior and had no idea about spoilers. If you’re not looking for them, you’re not going to find them.

  3. JovisMom

    July 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    @ bklover – I am almost certain that she did not spend the night with Brad. I think she went and talked with him a little off camera but I believe it was like Sean’s date, where she left afterwards.

  4. RDTF

    July 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    During the tweeting frenzy I finally couldn’t take it anymore and tweeted to Fleiss that he really needed to take a break….and also said that he was obviously unaware that people that read the spoilers still watch the show. Trust me, viewership is really all that matters to a producer.

  5. lcs85

    July 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    I haven’t posted in 2 days! Why do I keep getting an error saying I’m posting to quickly?

    @jillbeau and @Kali

    I just looked at Fleiss’ twitter, and didn’t see anyone claiming to have accidently came on RS and read spoilers. Thats not what they said at all. The only person who commented said she saw in the comment section of Ashley’s blog (on so you know she isn’t promoting RS) who RS picks to win. That is actually how I found out about RS. Not Ashley’s blog, but another recap blog where someone posted in the comments that RS is saying Vienna wins Jake’s season. I didn’t go searching for spoilers, and I wasn’t looking to see who won. But once you read someone’s comment its not like you can unsee it, or decide that oh, that comments going to spoiler, I won’t read it.

  6. brooklyngirl

    July 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

  7. twinkie kitty face

    July 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    cotton patch – really?

  8. RDTF

    July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    brooklyngirl that’s funny – would love to know what Steve thinks about that

  9. JovisMom

    July 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    That is what I posted earlier on this thread….Might happen. There is all this craziness that is suppose to happen…

  10. jules1

    July 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    RS comments about this on his twitter page: RealitySteve ?@RealitySteve
    “For those asking, thats not Perez’s story. It’s on In Touch’s website today. Consider the source. Just more tabloid garbage.”
    I completely agree – this is tabloid B.S.

  11. DallasMs

    July 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Let it be known, I’m “Team Sean”. But I commented to my friend that he does NOT appear to be a good kisser! It’s not that he misses the mouth/lips…he just doesn’t have the skills. Arie does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me, but I can tell…he’s got the kissing skills down. Jef? Meah. He looks like a little boy. But if you look at pictures of Ricky Hendrick….I see similarities.

    Sean was my pick from a character, and maturity standpoint. But even though he was my fave…I have to admit…he IS a bit boring. In spite of the “I still live here” and “steamed armadillo” at hometown, he doesn’t come across very playful. I think he is by far more solid, but Emily’s smile when she’s with Jef is just radiant. When he was reading her that letter, I thought she’d split her face open she smiled so big. To each his own. It’s not lasting anyway!

  12. awachspress

    July 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    Reality Steve,
    Is it true that Jef was her second pick?

  13. bluegnu63

    July 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    So much has been made about Jef’s youthful looks, but at least he’s going to be one young-looking grandpa someday, LOL. Even with silver or white hair.;)

  14. oliver12

    July 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I heard on E! News tonight that one of the guys (Arie) leaves before the final rose ceremony because he can’t handle the pressure of what is going on and is not sure about the relationship, leaving Jef to win by default. Have you heard any rumors that this is true? Thanks!

  15. karynr

    July 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    There have been rumors flying around the past few hours. One rumor is that one of the guys tells he he’s not ready to get engaged and leaves, and another one is that Emily can’t decide and pulls a Brad.

    And it could all be hype to make it the MOST DRAMATIC FINALE EVER!

  16. missie

    July 11, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    My guess from the previews is that Emily sends one guy home before the end, like Ali F did when she just had Roberto at the end. Her dad saying you cant love two people at once can mean to her, there has to be one that you actually love and not the other. But what do I know!!

  17. jillbeau

    July 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    I definitely see your point! I did not read any blogs or anything either before finding RS. So I guess that I was opposite of you. I wasn’t aware that Ashley Spivey’s blog existed, Dana Weiss, etc before finding Reality Steve’s website and seeing comments regarding those blogs. I would just watch the show and be done with it. Now I’ve been introduced to this crazy world… 🙂

  18. ccway

    July 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Jellybug- I totally agree with you re Chris Harrison. I thought I was imagining it until I read comments that other people saw the same. Probably wrong but personally I think that would be an awesome ending. Although I do like Jef too. Was team Arie until she started questioning him and his answered led me to believe he isn’t quite ready to settle down. We will see…

  19. rustypup

    July 11, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    This article made me lol because it states that Jeff is talking to the media, yada yada. So who knows if this most recent ‘spoiler’ is correct. I doubt it. If Jeff was her second choice, and they barely knew each other after a handful of dates, why would he in his right mind stay with her?

  20. kasey31

    July 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    @liz123- just got home from a wedding.. yes, on a wed.. bc they wanted to get married on 7-11 at 7:11, not to be confused with the convenience store bc that’s what i thought she meant for the first couple of weeks..anyway, of course u would notice i spelled nazi wrong!!!! always trying to pick a fight with me.. LOL just kidding 😉

    i was just trying to see if anyone picked up on it haha.. no, i just spelled it incorrectly.. it’s not that i am a spelling bee champ, and lord knows, i have many typos when i do comment.. but it’s the grammar that drives me nuts.. like one poster said the “their, or there,” instead of “they’re” little stuff like that.. shouldnt have said anything bc now i will get blasted for anything i might spell incorrectly.. and im way too lazy to double check..

  21. kasey31

    July 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    ps.. she did stay with brad..she said she wanted to set a good example for ricki, but she also said she couldnt decline the time it would allow for them to be together off camera.. the camera didnt show her leaving at night or in the am.. but im thinking she did stay over and they probably just talked.. i also think that’s why she was so upset with brad at the atfr ceremony bc he said early on he knew it was emily he wanted to be with, but he still chose to stay with the other two women in the fantasy suites.. im thinking she was under the impression that it was only her.. OR she knew if she declined there’d be a chance he wouldnt pick her.. but this time, she is the one in control..

  22. shelly44

    July 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Its ok Steve, that you were a little late to write your summary.

    I was entertained in the meantime by going to the Bachelor and Bachelorette Forums in the Arie thread. A user Kelso__ is having a meltdown!

  23. bigfatwoman

    July 12, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    I really loved the diamond bird necklace Emily had on on Monday’s show… I did some research and found out about all 3 necklaces she was wearing at the end of the show:

    Diamond bird : $4409
    Diamond chain links: $2200
    Ivory beaded necklace: $5000

    I guess it’s very possible her wardrobe budget was over $300k. Yeesh!!

  24. annanoor1975

    July 12, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    @cyndi Can you please add me back to the fb page. I had access but was away last week and now don’t have access. I requested to join the group again. I don’t post much here but read all of the comments . Thanks

  25. iheartvino

    July 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    For those of you curious about Emily’s fashion and where you can buy what she wears on the show, check out this site:

    @Kasey, I’m with you on the grammar issue!! My biggest pet peeve of all is when grown, well-educated adults mix up “you’re” and “your.” Is it really THAT hard to remember which is which? My favorite is when someone says “your stupid.” Umm…. REALLY?

  26. JovisMom

    July 12, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    @ bigfatwoman

    “Diamond bird : $4409
    Diamond chain links: $2200
    Ivory beaded necklace: $5000

    I guess it’s very possible her wardrobe budget was over $300k. Yeesh!!”

    YIKES!!! I loved that bird necklace too!! I’m sure you can find a knock off somewhere…You may want to try
    I didn’t see one when I looked yesterday but since that just aired they may have one in a few weeks.

  27. annanoor1975

    July 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    thanks for the add Brandi to the facebook page. Since I am posting here, I already posted this on the fb page I thought I would ask

    Sorry if this is a repost but the most burning question I have is how many people really believe that RS never paid for info? When it came out that he said he would pay those contestants and then MF got wind of it, RS admitted to it as it became public knowledge as there were emails and the contestants stated this. But how many contestants or people associated with the show may have been paid for spoilers and haven’t revealed this as it also puts them in a bind. I for one do not believe that RS never paid for spoilers. Why only start saying you offered to pay for spoilers this late in the game. He’s been spoiling since Jason/Molly/Melissa. I don’t post much here because RS does annoy me but I love reading your comments 🙂

  28. kasey31

    July 12, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    @iheartvino- LOL.. that is probably the one that people mix up the most, YOURE so right : )… and technology doesnt help bc now people just write “ur stupid” but, yes.. if youre going to use those words in your statements, make sure youre using them correctly for your own sake ; ).. pleeease!

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