I’ll be honest, I zoned out about during this part, but all you need to know is the guys wore kilts, Jef never looked better, and we were reminded that Sean is probably doping. Emily then bestows the Bravery Cup to guy that impressed her the most, since Chris hasn’t gotten any play since they climbed that roof in Charlotte and she found out he’s only 25 she gives the Cup to him! The Bravery Cup doesn’t do shit, ie there isn’t a rose involved so who cares.
Emily meets up with the guys for their night time portion and enjoys some quality one on one time with each of them. Sean doesn’t seem to mind that he didn’t get the Bravery Cup, and he’s not afraid to tell us that. Perhaps it’s because it didn’t mean shit, but whatever. Emily catches up with Arie where he continues to bring up the whole Kalon being an asshole thing, and them not telling her, cmon A, you are beating a dead douche here. Arie and Emily do seem to have the best rapport though and they have a hot make out session in a Croatia back alley, typical date. I feel good about this guy though, he might have this in the bag. Emily checks in with Jef who insists she put on his sweater, because it’s cold, and it makes her look a little more like a dude. Emily tells Jef she’s starting to feel really good about their progress. And he tells her it’s getting easier to pretend she’s actually Chris Harrison. Emily continues to grill him about why it took so long for them to finally kiss, and I think we all know the answer to this. Jef and Emily share a light make out and Jef tells us he is really, really likes Emily. Finally Emily hangs with Chris, I’m sorry he’s not 25, if he’s 25 I’m 12. Chris is hot though and he tells Emily that he’s in it to win it, but not in a trophy wife kinda way so Emily decides to give him the rose! This is kinda nice, this guy deserves a little more play.
Meanwhile back at the HOE-tel Ryan is enjoying some alone time and prepping for his one on one date. Ryan knows that he has got this in the bag, and he finds out he’ll be enjoying a road trip, Croatia style with Emily. Emily is excited to go out with Ryan although she admits he often throws her for a loop with his attitude. Emily has Ryan take the wheel on their driving tour, where he informs her he’s not really a safe driver, exactly the kinda thing a mom wants to hear! Good going Ryan. Ryan and Emily seem to enjoy their day together though, they stop to self take pictures, and check out some oysters. Emily tries an oyster and we find out, she’s a spittttter. Good to know, she just lost a few points in Ryan’s belt. Meanwhile Emily says she is kinda having an ok time with dbag Ryan, but then he drops the trophy wife phrase again and Emily is annoyed. I mean I’m pretty sure her high school career aptitude test said “Trophy Wife” orrrr “Twice Engaged at 26″.
There is not time to worry about Emily’s careers because it’s time for their semi-circle dinner table, which in an awkward twist, Emily is dressed in a gold ensemble, much like a trophy. Ryan attempts to make some conversation but that isn’t going anywhere fast so he pulls out this LIST, you see in his down time while the other clowns were at the movies Ryan made a quick check list of the 12 qualities he needs in a wife and it’s time to see if Emily matches up with any of these.
The list includes but not limited to, loyal, logical (good at math because he can’t multply past 4), an encourager, faithful, nurturer, confident, magnetic (he THINKS she has that!), servant, unselfish, beautiful, someone who catches my eye. Emily thanks him for the list but tells him that this list is a reminder that she often feels she is trying to fit a mold with him, and she doesn’t think their lists would ever match up. Emily thanks Ryan for his time, but says she can’t give him the rose. Oh snaaaap. Ryan doesn’t take this sitting down, because he remains sitting down. Ryan tries to uneliminate himself by telling Emily how shocked he is, and that he’s saddened. Emily almost looks like she is going to waver on this but she stays true to her decision to eliminate his a-hole. Ryan blabbers on about decisions, and time telling, and his strategic shaving pattern. Ryan exits but tells us Emily won’t find love on this show, and that he looks forward to seeing the guys again. Ryan tells us some of the greatest men in the world fall down, but they get back out, and Ryan hopes the way he is portrayed the way he really is, not doubt their buddy. Later much…I kinda miss him already.