Emily's journey to love continues in London. I am not really understanding her demanding the show be based in Charlotte for Ricki's sake, if she was just going to take her on the road with her like an extra piece of baggage. oh, yes I did.
Sweet Sean gets the first one-on-one date - cue the guys to sit around and talk about how they were all slighted and are more deserving than Sweet Sean.
For their date, Emily takes SS on a tour of London's landmarks. Sweet Sean earned major nerd points for exclaiming: "London's calling and I'm gonna answer"
|Stop being such an American, Sean|
As they walk through London, Emily recites lines about the city as if she was learning to read using a guide book. "This is West.min.ster Abbey", "This.is St.Pauls.Cath.e.dral". Sweet Sean is so taken by her ability to overcome tough words by breaking them down into syllables and sounding them out, that he reenacts William & Kate's first kiss. (I am sure this is also a poorly veiled attempt by ABC to show that all women want to be princesses.)
|I bet this picture turned out really well.|
The group date box arrives at the hotel for Ryan, Ari, Alejandro, Kalon, Doug, Chris, Wolf, and Travis. The guys all miss the Shakespeare reference, because it talks about a rose, and the only rose they can think about is a rose ceremony.
The group date activities continue to get more painful, and this one is no different. The guys must act out scenes from Romeo & Juliet for a crowd of confused onlookers. Kalon takes his casting as one of the Romeos very seriously, declaring "I was born to play this role". I'm sure you were Patrick Bateman, I am sure you were.
|Ooh sword fights!|
While Ryan and Emily are talking, all hell breaks lose with the morality police. It comes out that Kalon referred to Ricki as "baggage". The guys struggle with whether or not to tell Emily. Daddy Doug, being the mature father, calls a group pow wow to talk about how as a father, if anyone said that about his son... DD runs off an tells
|This is my angry face -Emily|
Daddy Doug tries to be Emily's shoulder to cry on, but she shoves him off and goes walking through the cold streets of London in a white mini dress. No rose is given out on this date, because Emmy-pie is too upset that no one in the group stood up for her. Tattle-tales win all in this game. The guys go home defeated.
Jef with one F gets the final one-on-one date, the first for One F. Finally he has his opportunity to pimp out his water company. For their date they have traditional afternoon tea and an etiquette lesson - again, is Emily looking for a gal pal or a husband? The etiquette lesson does not go as planned, and they "spontaneously" head to the pub for a pint and fish & chips. The Ricki baggage situation comes up, and Jef says if Ricki is baggage, then she is a Chloe handbag - WHAT?! I don't think there is a straight man out there that would reference a Chloe bag, let alone know what it is. Between this and his blue knee highs from last episode, I am seriously questioning his heterosexuality.
|Jef with one F, you are making Kalon look straight|
In the end, Alejandro went home. Like none of us saw that coming.
Next episode it looks like Emily does nothing but make out in Croatia (and the pandemic continues...)