And then there were 10…bachelors that is. It’s week 5 and Miss Emily is back, however she has left the sunny beaches of Bermuda, which were mostly windy and spent working on site words with Ricki for a jaunt to jolly old England. Gotta plug that Golden Jubilee coverage you have saved on your DVR! Emily starts off her trip spending the ABC mandated 90 minutes with Ricki, where the ride a double decker bus and pose for a few photos. This is a good opportunity for Emily to point out the marked differences in Charlotte and London, we don’t have anything like this in Charlotte! If this doesn’t work out, which it probably won’t, I think Emily has a burgeoning career in writing copy at a travel agency.
Ok enough hanging with that damn kid, the boys have arrived and Harrison tells them it will be their standard date sessions. As previously stated these guys can’t handle grad school so it’s probably good that he goes over the rules again. Emily picks Sean of hair gel fame for her first one on one date and they are off to explore London on a double decker bus.
Emily is lucky that ABC fed her some facts off wiki as she she points out a few landmarks to Sean, who is seemingly clueless. In fact they even pose for a kiss picture in front of Buckingham Palace, and somehow it’s even more awkward than William’s kiss. Sean and Emily have a little picnic lunch where she participates in her favorite activity, after lip injections, and grills him about his last date. Sean tells us that he is so selective that his dating life has been slow, Emily says this just shows he is a good guy, and the most not boring guy. They wrap up this portion of the date by visiting some tourist trap where you can stand up and make a speech with a few homeless (lite) guys. Sean takes this opportunity to jump up and tell everyone that though he has never been in love he has seen love, and hopes to find love with Emily. The crowd goes camera phone video wild and Em is impressed. So impressed that it’s off to London Tower for dinner, nothing like eating in a place that I’m sure has a pest problem. Emily tells us this is a cool place to eat, because it’s where King Henry lived….ehhh I’m gonna have to fact that check that. Then Emily says it’s where he put his wives and then beheaded them, someone start helping this bitch out with some better cheat cards. They enjoy a nice dinner where Emily point blanks asks him how many kids he would be ok with having, typical first one on one date conversation. Sean must give the right number, by not really saying one so Emily gives him a rose, Sean is safe.
Meanwhile back at the bachelor hotel the guys are having a conversation over Emily’s group dates, and their distaste for them. Kallon remarks that being with Emily will always be a group date, because she has a kid. The guys kinda brush off this comment but their interviews show their disgust with this comment. No time to worry about Kallon because it’s group date time and all of the guys are picked to go on this date, except Jef and obviously Sean who ill be too busy trying to calculate college tuition for 3-4 kids that Emily just demanded.
The group date is a Shakespeare tie in as the guys assemble with Emily to act out some scenes from Romeo and Juliet. Since the only thing these guys have read since 9th grade is a copy of Men’s Health in their bathroom this is awkward. Travis informs us with an eye roll that all they do in Mississippi is read Billy S. and it’s almost kinda funny, but hey he is rolling with the punches and laughing off the rehearsals. Kallon who I have a feeling is our villain in this episode tells Emily to run along while he rehearses and Emily is not ok with that. The guys dress up in traditional clothing, which I have a feeling haven’t been dry cleaned in at least 6 months and they assemble on the stage. Doug takes the stage as the nurse, and he actually seems to have a good time in this role.