The guys are in Prague and from the preview it looks like this might be a week of confrontation heading into the hometown dates. This is one of the best weeks… no roses on the 1-on1 dates and one rose up for grabs on the group date… so it’s really about time with her and no pressure.

ARIE: He’s the first 1-on-1 date of the week and from the previews I’m ready to see how a previous relationship with a producer is handled by Emily.  When she shows up to pick him up Emily looks amazing… I think this is my favorite outfit of the season so far.  I can’t really tell what Arie looks like because him and Emily keep sucking face.  I’m just kidding, I think it shows Emily really feels comfortable and this is like a real date between a couple in love. Now to the juicy part… dun dun dun… Arie dated a producer, briefly, Emily knows about it but he hasn’t brought it up yet.  If I was her I would have been a little peeved, not because they had dated, but because when they were around each other it wasn’t brought up.  As some background info, Arie saw his ex-girlfriend every time he was with Emily, so what I’m curious to know is how they acted around one another.  I’m pretty sure I would have given a hug at some point and asked how life had been. That’s the only reason I would have been upset… but I really appreciate the way Emily handled it, she made this southern woman proud!  I can really see these two together, and now that the elephant in the room has been addressed they can move on!  Putting him in the final two.

 JOHN: Second 1-on1 date.  I’m not really feeling a romantic connection with these two.  I feel like he’s wanting to go at normal relationship pace and isn’t quite up to the Bachelorette speed dating train.  The daytime part of their date seemed like two friends together and I think the lock not locking so easily was a big sign of how this is going to turn out. But when they move to the evening part when John began to open up, my heart broke for him and I completely see why he is the way he is.  He seemed very comfortable around Emily and really opened up, but I still just don’t see these two together.  He’s in the friend zone, and at this point I’m not sure if he gets let go he’ll be heart broken… just disappointed.

Side note: I’m cracking up at Sean “running around Prague looking for Emily.”  No way did he get out of Bachelorette Alcatraz alone to find Emily.  I’m laughing at the large spot lights and no way on God’s green Earth is Emily out wandering around by herself… just knowing the in’s and out’s makes that scene a little funny :)  But Sean got some 1-on-1 time… way to sneak it in buddy!

SEAN, DOUG, and CHRIS: It stinks to be on a group date, but the advantage is that one of these lucky guys will go home tonight knowing that Emily will be going home to meet his family… who will this gentleman be???  Well within the first 10 minutes we can see it won’t be Doug, after the stand off convo they had, Emily sends him packing… which is very respectable, he needs to get back to his son, Austin.  Now we’re on an awkward 2-on-1 date, but at least one gets the rose and the other doesn’t have to get home! Sean and Emily spend a brief time together… I can just see the comfort level they have together! Then Chris, who’s been going stir crazy… okay honestly he’s been freaking out (which I can empathize with… did anyone see Park City?!), asks Emily why he didn’t get a 1-on-1 date which was awkward AND then their kiss didn’t seem as sweet and comfortable as I’ve seen with others… at this point you can’t let the “game” get to you, if you do, it gets in the way and you can’t just be yourself. I felt so bad for Emily having to give out the one rose out of 2 guys… just not a situation anyone wants to be in… but she handled it with grace and Sean gets the rose!! Wahooooo… can’t wait to see who raised this sweet man!


JEF: I cannot wait to see these two together again, they seem to really have something going on!  I’m in love with this date, it is the most comfortable date I’ve ever seen on the show!  It’s not because of what they’re doing, because how many of us go buy puppets and then put on shows?? Not this chick! But the conversations they have and the way they interact with one another is what you are looking for in a mate!  I must say, they can put on one heck of a puppet show, I was cracking up at how dead on they were with their relationship thus far!  I want these two together! After this date, he’s my pick for her! (Never saw this one coming when he showed up on the skateboard.)

ROSE CEREMONY:  Chris is freaking out… and that’s an understatement, John is very confident, and Sean has a rose… only one guy is going home, if that’s not enough, CH informs everyone that there is no cocktail party either. At this point I think Chris’s head might spin around and pop off… oh wait it did! When it gets down to the last rose between Chris and John, Chris steals Emily away… now John is peeing his pants… neither one of them can win to lose tonight. I think Chris talking to Emily made him feel better but didn’t effect her decision. John was going home… but it broke my heart! Let’s find this guy a good girl please!

Next week is always my favorite, aside from “Men Tell All”- HOMETOWNS! I wanna meet these families! Until then make a difference and LIVE YOUR DASH!


  1. I think this post is awesome.. Everybody be damned :) I wasn’t as impressed with previous posts, but I’m super thrilled about your analysis of this one :) Loved the background info… Keep it up… This just proves that you’re one stand-up gal to get all those sticks n’ stones thrown at you and got through to the other side braver and stronger than ever.

    I’d love to hear what “Live your dash” means if you feel like sharing… Other than that, I love it :) I liked you a lot in Ben’s season but you’re gonna definitely find someone better :) Everybody learns from everything! That’s the beauty of life!

    Comment by Danica — June 29, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  2. Great insight Kacie. Always enjoy your take on the guys and the dates.

    Comment by Claudia — June 29, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

  3. Much better blog this week, Kacie!!
    I love hearing your insight but last week especially it was just too hard to follow along.
    Keep this up, please! =)

    Comment by Kat — June 29, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  4. Totally agree with you — I am rooting for Jef too, and I never saw it coming when he came in on a skateboard!

    Comment by Ella — June 29, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

  5. Kacie, I think you should get together with Sean. You both have a strong faith, are both ready for a true relationship and would make beautiful kids.

    Comment by Angela — June 29, 2012 @ 7:28 pm

  6. Yeah better blog this week, the past 6 weeks have been pretty bad write ups..your improving Kacie

    Comment by Thomas Knight — June 29, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

  7. *affect

    Comment by Mitch — June 29, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

  8. Awesome!! Thanks for incorporating the feedback!!

    Comment by Vanessa — June 29, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

  9. Much better than last week but WAY too many exclamation marks and I really wish you would stop doing this: ……….. . It seems lazy, or as if you don’t have much of a grasp on punctuation.

    Comment by Amy F — June 30, 2012 @ 12:51 am

  10. Jef is my pick for her too, but then again you was my pick for Ben… I think she’ll choose Arie. Also if she doesn’t get to meet Jef’s parents (knowing that she needs their approval apparently from what he said on the date), how can he even be in the finale. It’s a big risk choosing someone to share your life with who might back out later.
    I wish Jef had reassured her that he would want her regardless of his family’s opinions, that’s what a girl wants to hear, isn’t it?

    I must say this is one season that I don’t look forward to Men Tell All that much, it was all layed out on the table early on, in your season that was what I looked most forward too.

    Comment by SJ — June 30, 2012 @ 2:11 am

  11. …for you girls to grill Ben that is.

    Another thing is I want Emily to choose someone “with balls” who can stand up for themselves and handle her questioning without breaking down (sorry Chris, you’re adorable, but…).
    Sorry but both Ben and Brad as bachelors did not have that or lost them somewhere along the way Idk.

    Comment by SJ — June 30, 2012 @ 2:18 am

  12. Loved the blog this week…..and I like it when she uses those….. :) Shows a bit of a side track train of thought, and it used just enough this time to not be confusing. Loved your insight Kacie. I agree with you–as soon as I saw Jef’s hair and skateboard, I thought he was a gonner the first night. He’s been a surprise! I like how he brings out Emily’s laugh and giggle–constantly! And how they are on the same page with not living together first (which I applaud her for this!!) and when they want kids (yesterday! ha, too funny!). Can’t wait to keep hearing your thoughts!

    Comment by Beth — June 30, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  13. Great job Kacie! Love hearing your take on things and very polished this week.

    Comment by Reality Check — June 30, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  14. Loving Jef too! Maybe if Emily doesn’t snatch him up you can catch up with him. Just thinkin…..

    Comment by sal gal — June 30, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

  15. Goodness some people aren’t very nice. Kacie I always love your blog! I hope you are right about Arie and Jef. They are my faves!

    Comment by mo — June 30, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

  16. As for me I don’t want a man quoting ecards to me or telling me the first time he loves me thru a puppet. The puppet seen was funny…I did enjoy it, but if Jef truly was a man he would have stopped the puppet show to look Emily in the eye to tell her he loved her. Sean is my pick for her and she would be a total fool to not choose him!

    Comment by Deanna — July 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am

  17. Arie and Emily have serious romantic sparks it just makes me smile watching them he was my pick from the very beginning! Like everyone else now this close to the end Jef if getting lots of fans he is a doll but I couldn’t get past the hair forever then I just started focusing on his face and listening to him then I adored him. Kacie I would love for you to meet my handsome some he is so amazing as I thought of you and you were my pick from the beginning maybe that is why you didn’t get picked you were supposed to meet my Andrew!

    Comment by windi ackerman — July 1, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

  18. I totally agree — that one guy that was sent home was totally in the friends zone. There was no romantic connection but they can be friends. I did not pick up on why he does not open up until he revealed. Sorry about your luck, I feel for you bud.

    Comment by Dave Bendl — July 2, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  19. Sean is so hot! And he is nice too! She must pick him!

    Comment by Paulina — July 3, 2012 @ 12:32 am

  20. Kacie,
    Why not meet Sean?? You both have a strong faith and are around the same age, and you’re both adorable! Living in Dallas would be amazing!

    Comment by Annie — July 4, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

  21. I have to admit I’m a little bore with this season. Have you noticed that on a lot of the 1-on-1 dates we cannot hear the conversation over the music? Emily seems like a nice woman and good mother but except a couple of times she brought guide books on her dates I felt I was just watching her walking down the street with another guy.
    In comparison, Ashley H.’s dates were fun to watch (or heart breaking with scenes with Bentley or when she sent Ryan home).
    I wish the best for Emily but I don’t see her developing a long term relationship with any of these guys although I think Jef, Arie and Sean are adorable. There just isn’t the depth that we saw with Ashley and JP.

    Comment by Anne — July 6, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  22. Kacie B. + Sean = beautiful family, beautiful children

    Comment by Cinch It — July 6, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

  23. Why did Kacie B. not write a blog about episode 8?

    Comment by Blackberry — July 6, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

  24. Lol so I agree with all the other posters! You should totally date Sean.

    Comment by Paulina — July 8, 2012 @ 12:17 am


    Comment by Becky Stone — July 8, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

  26. Sean, if you’re reading this blog, go meet the author! You never know how God is gonna work. Why not give it a chance?

    Comment by Jeannie — July 9, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

  27. Kacie, I hope you read these comments. PLEASE go & meet Sean! You two could be the BEST together! Honestly, you never know what God’s plan is all the time but this could be the one for you to seek out to get to know! You & Sean desever a chance to see if there is a special connection. Sean is kind, caring, loving, funny, has a great family that I could easily see you fitting right into. Would be so wonderful if you & Sean realized there is a connection, similar morals, values, goals for the future. Grap up this wonderful guy before you loose your chance. Help him heal his heart as a friend then see if you’re a real good couple w/a honest future. Saying prayers for you & Sean! :)

    Comment by Lynette — July 10, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  28. Where is the latest blog??????????????

    Comment by Dave Bendl — July 26, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

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