On this week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” Chris gets the first one on one date. The two are very comfortable as they hold hands and stroll through the streets of Downtown Charlotte. The date includes a climb of a tall building in order to reach their dinner destination. Lightening and thunder frighten the bachelorette as it is striking in the sky, and Chris comforts Emily as they make it to the top.
Emily tells the bachelor that she would be hesitant to approach him in a bar due to his inherent good looks. Emily questions him about his last relationship and is stunned when he tells her he is only 25 years old, a possible red flag. Chris offers his assurance that while he is young, he is mature and ready to be a family. Emily likes him and gives him the date rose. They continue their date as they dance to the performance of Luke Bryan, ending their night with a mutual kiss.
The group date was interesting to say the least as the guys meet Emily in the park. They also met Emily’s closest friends who she solicits to help her pick the best dads from the group. The question and answer sessions are brutal for the guys, especially when one of her friends makes Sean remove his shirt and give them some pushups with her on his back.
The real test comes when Ems unleashes a bunch of kids for the guys to entertain and interact with. Jeff and Sean were very playful with the kids as Ryan ditches the kids to crash the girl talk. He also makes a negative comment that she better not get fat if they marry, although the women do give him a vote along with Sean and Doug.
Emily lets Sean know that her friends like him. Doug shares that his mom left his dad who suffered with Epilepsy and later died. His story about his sister and him being bounced around from foster home to foster home brings Ems to tears, and she is impressed how he handled it.
Tony is distraught with missing his own son and tells Ems that the day was tough on him. She finds him alone and crying so in order not to keep him away from his son any longer, she sends him home, knowing that while he is a super man and she has plenty of respect for his relationship with his son, he is just not someone she sees herself with. Sean is elated that he gets the rose from the group date.
Arie got the second one on one this week as the couple heads to Dollywood. Emily loves Dollywood as Arie thinks they need to win a prize for Ricki. After a few rides they head to the stage where Dolly surprises Emily with a song. The couple dance to the song Dolly wrote just for them. Ems loves some Dolly. After a nice dinner, Emily tries to joke with Arie making him believe she is not giving him the rose, but does not follow through when she sees the look on his face. Arie gets the rose.
Emily takes Kalon aside for a private chat when he admits he thought his first child would be his own. He reacts in a condescending manner when Ems tries to say something. She is not impressed. With advice from the girls, Travis is ditching the egg as he lets Ems smash it.
Emily gets upset with Allesandro when he calls being a father to Ricki a compromise. Earlier, he told her friends that he had cheated on an ex and had a one night stand. Emily wastes no more time with him as she escorts him to the door. When Arie sees how upset she is, he rushes to comfort her with a tender kiss that makes her feel better. Later Sean lets Ems know that his own father has given him his lessons on how to be a great dad as the two of them also sneak in a kiss.
Since Emily has already sent Tony and Allesandro home, and Chris, Sean, and Arie are all safe with roses, Emily has 13 more roses to hand out. At the end of the night, it looks like Stevie won’t have to put up with Kalon any more as he is headed home.