As the Memorial Day weekend wraps up… so does Episode 3 of The Bachelorette.  Quite the ending to a great weekend!  I think more guys left this episode early than people who don’t finish a marathon.  These guys are dropping like flies; this may be a 6-episode season!

CHRIS – First one-on-one date of the episode. “Love is steady climb.”  All the way up the side of a BUILDING!? It’d better have a great view… But they both harness up… and he thinks no one could look better in one and “Climbing a building is definitely like love, you’ve got to start somewhere and we’re starting at the bottom.” And up they go, with a storm in the background. NOT COOL! But Chris passed the test because he “stayed by her side.” Dinner is going well, until she hears he’s 25. If he acts older than his age, it’s not a red flag. Kalon – red flag (case and point)! She puts down the red flags… Chris gets the rose and heads over to celebrate with Luke Brian serenating them… they KISS, after he asks her! Perfect Bachelorette date ending!

GROUP DATE time. These poor boys think they’re going to get to play sports today. Not the case at all! One day they’ll learn, the date card means nothing. Emily greets the men and then runs off and gets her friends to grill the guys.  I have a pit in my stomach for them now, if her friends are anything like mine, they’ll be brutal if they have to be.

Poor Buddies who screwed up: Travis (gotta lose the “true egg” man), John “Wolf.”

Buddies who were just there: Alejandro, Stevie (I know nothing about him except he can dance).

Buddies who knocked it out of the park: Jef, Tony, Ryan, Charlie, Doug, Sean.

The kids come and it was so fun to see the guys impress Emily by putting their money where their mouths are and play with the kids! And Ryan is going to get a bad wrap for his “fat” comment, but he was just being funny! Everyone is going to need to lighten up here a little bit and take a joke.  We’re still keeping Travis around and he has an egg… come on!

And now it’s the nighttime part of the date. Sean gets the rose, which was no surprise he really made a great impression! Wow, he’s a total package! :) And I just wanted to hug Tony, he’s really missing his son, and I respect Emily for sending him home, he needs to be with his son.

ARIE… #2 one-on-one date… They’re headed to DOLLYWOOD! They’re coming to East Tennessee, my home! So I know they’re in a romantic place :) They ride the Wild Eagle at the “happiest place on earth” and survive unscathed! But the best part of this date is when Dolly shows up with the twins :) I would have loved some love advice and a private concert from her! Emily is a lucky girl.  I’m putting that on my bucket list… Please take note Ms. Parton. Emily was sincerely surprised! I don’t have much else to say because we all saw their kiss at the end…enough said! She’s into Arie…as she should be.


3 Things:

KALON: RED FLAGS all over the place… how is he still here!?! Wants his first kid to be his own (not going to be possible) and THEN he asks her to not interrupt him AND THEN his mother has told him he can’t control everything even though he likes to…take them and RUN. Run faster than Forrest Gump!

TRAVIS and SHELLY: Shelly was laid to rest, I can now take him seriously. I feel like next week will be like week 2 for him in my book. lol… but let’s toast to Shelly!

ALESSANDRO: He was honest, but he just did not handle any of the questions well.  Poor buddy, you can’t say compromise about a child…he may need to invest in a thesaurus ASAP! This convo needed to end sooner but thank goodness she escorted him out immediately.

Eliminated: Tony, Alessandro,  Stevie.

I’m ready for this to get juicy next week. :) Until then LIVE YOUR DASH


  1. I love your blog each week!
    I think you meant that Stevie was eliminated…not Alejandro…right??
    She is TOTALLY in to Arie. I hope Doug gets a date next week so that I can determine if I like him or not.
    Even thought Ryan may have been joking, not a good move! There is something about him that just rubs me wrong anyway.
    I am excited for next week :)

    Comment by Nadean — May 30, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

  2. eh.. Alejandro didn’t get eliminated, Stevie did (and thank god for that!)

    Comment by Mila — May 30, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

  3. ..Stevie got eliminated..and also, how could you not thing Ryan was joking?! I think his comment was pretty rude, how would you feel if somebody said that to you? I don’t get why you are saying we need to “lighten up” about it, I think it was pretty offensive..

    Comment by Kristen — May 30, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

  4. Seems like every season has someone whose comments stir up the viewers. The producers LOVE those moments as it keeps people ” buzzing” about the show. The attempt at humor came off as less than that under the circumstances. It’s unfortunate that of all the things said this is highlighted. I think it’s called drama…keeps people talking and watching.

    Comment by Karen — May 30, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

  5. mmmmm Kacie’s blogs are not the best. Alejandro is still there… Were you even watching?

    Comment by Sarah — May 30, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

  6. I think any guy that ends up with her in the end is a lucky man. I still think that Southern Ladies are truly the best companions to explore life with. Just true to the heart. And yes that includes YOU Kacie :) . Still my favorite of all the ladies ever on the show!

    Comment by Erik — May 30, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  7. Um, she never said Alejandro went home – she said Alessandro (which he did go home). Love the blog Kacie! :)

    Comment by Shelby — May 30, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

  8. wow she clearly did not say alejandro got eliminated! read people, READ! ALESSANDRO! “the gipsy king”

    Comment by Armina — May 30, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

  9. It did say Alejandro earlier -someone changed it!
    ; p

    Comment by Karen — May 30, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

  10. Kind of unfortunate for Alessandro, because he actually meant to say “commitment” instead of compromise. Portuguese for commitment is “compromisso” which sounds a lot like compromise and Alessandro got confused. Still, with the cousin and gypsy king comments he probably would’ve gone home anyway!

    Comment by Licia — May 30, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

  11. I used to be a Ryan fan, but after last night’s episode I’m not so sure he’s right for Emily. He’s basically only right for someone who has working out on their day to day life forever. Joking or not, that was a pretty bad thing to say on national tv. I’m off the Ryan train now, especially after seeing this weeks episode and previews for next week. Who knows, maybe it’s all in the editing. My votes are for Sean and Arie!

    Comment by Laura — May 30, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

  12. Sean is an awesome guy.. really seems to mesh well with Emily. And he just “fits in” with her lifestyle already.he is a good guy on so many levels. Definitely see him as a keeper and a great stepdad for rickie. arie is great.. but can Emily deal with basicly reliving the life she had before rickie? Including traveling.. allowing him to just jet off and leave for his racing career? That’s way much more stress.. and with a family.. I think it would mess them up eventually. And Jeff is precious.. but having a family is way more of a work load than a buisness.. can he handle it… Can he let go of some of his youth to settle down and be a dad and a husband? I’m not think so.. if it was just Emily. Then I see an on off dating thing happening… But either way, best of luck to her. She knows what she wants in life and wants to share that with someone.. hopefully she will allow someone in.. sweetness!

    Comment by audra — May 30, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

  13. Im a Ryan fan, and I think he means well too! I think the show is just trying to create some sort of “drama”. I do like Sean and I like how hes grounded in his faith. If Ryan doesnt last long, I hope YOU meet him and marry him! <3

    Comment by Susan — May 30, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

  14. Methinks Kacie B. still has a total crush on Ryan, because that comment was awful on so many levels. Especially since the other lady’s were joking about HIM “blowing up like a tick” and then he’s the one that pressed the issue three different times that Emily better not get fat. I think he’s shooting himself in the foot with the extra letter, going over to her during the kid’s play time, and being so possessive of her with the other guys around. You can already see she’s turned off by it.
    And Kacie–don’t ever let a guy you’re interested in tell you that you better stay skinny or he’ll withold affection from you. Not even in a joking matter. You don’t know what the future holds, and i can tell you from first hand experience that a husband that loves you for YOU, and not just your body, makes a world of difference. I am so grateful that my husband is just as loving and supportive and affectionate with me after hitting 30 and my metabolism going down the drain and having baby. I look nothing like the girl he married, yet everyday he makes me feel that I do. Don’t settle for less Kace!!

    Comment by Beth — May 30, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

  15. love your blog and your honesty! funny and true stuff written here!

    Comment by kristin — May 31, 2012 @ 7:33 am

  16. I don’t think Ryan is right for Emily anymore after this week’s episode.Why would you assume Ryan was “joking”? He didn’t say he was joking. Besides, who would want to be married to someone with condescending humor? Would that really make someone happy? Chris has moved up to #1 in my opinion for Emily. Can’t wait to see more of Jeff too.

    Comment by Michelle — May 31, 2012 @ 7:44 am

  17. I think Ryan probably was joking…either way, he’s not my favorite by any means! But he’s cute enough to deserve a crush Kacie! :) I also don’t see where Kacie says Alejandro went home…I think she just says he was just “okay” on this date and didn’t really make a splash.

    Comment by Brittany — May 31, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

  18. I after watching the last clip at the end I think he meant commitment, not compromise. He said to her friends he didn’t have any compromises, not even a cat. I wouldn’t call a cat a compromise, that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s a commitment. So I think even though he said it wasn’t a language barrier it was. But still wouldn’t keep him around after the disturbing cousin story…

    Comment by Colleen — May 31, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

  19. Susan I liove your comment! But I said on a different blog, I think he took a bad time to make a joke. I don’t think it’s that he won’t love her if she got fat, I think it’s that fitness is something that is important to him , his life and career, that he would wAnt whoever he marries to share that desire. I am 29, I’ve had 2 kids and I do not look like I did before babies, but fitness is important to me, not my #1 priority, but I love to run and I want my kids to be active. There’s nothing wrong with wanting an active life. I think Ryan would be the kind of husband who would encourage his wife, and work out with her to help lose those baby pounds. If I didn’t have my husband I don’t know if I would be that motivated to lose them, NOT because he wants me to, he has never ever said a negative thing about my size, but because I want to, for myself and for him.

    Comment by Colleen — May 31, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

  20. Kalon really needs to go home I think!
    The whole Alessandro thing was just weird!
    I enjoyed reading this :)

    Comment by antonia — June 4, 2012 @ 6:30 am

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