Episode 5:  Baggage Claim

Emily and Shawn:  London 101

After a really cute clip of Emily and Ricki touring London, Chris enters to tell the over enthusiastic boys that there will be 2 one-on-one dates and a group date this week as well. Emily chooses Shawn as her first date.  I’m practically falling asleep over here.  This date is super educational about London and all, but it needs to start getting spicy or I’ll be forced to fast forward. And I could potentially miss some serious fashion faux pas like I did last week with Jef’s rose ceremony socks.  From this date I’ve learned where Princess Diana got married, where Kate Middleton got married, where Queen Elizabeth lives, what Big Ben looks like, etc.

Shawn asks a random bystander to take a photo of him and Emily…but the poor tourist was probably wondering why they needed a photo when there were 4 cameras already on them.  I wonder if they ran into Matt Grant?

Emily looks very “London” in a classic tan trench coat, opaque black tights and a patterned scarf complete with black leather gloves.  I am a big fan of this “East Coast” conservative look.  I miss Chicago winter fashion!

Sean got up in the Speaker’s Corner and it was pretty cool.  He looked really manly and had a total presence in his voice.  He spoke really well and had so much confidence that it wasn’t awkward, but sexy!  He fit right in with the rest of the socialists!

Emily looks ever so cute and flirty in a short cocktail dress, tight through the upper torso and flowing out at the high waist.  Perfect for the environment they are in!

If I ever go to London, and if I get rich, I will totally go to this prison for dinner.  I love underground, hidden secretive places like this.  After Emily tells Shawn she will behead him if he doesn’t impress her tonight, things start really heating up. OK, not really.  She pretty much just tells him that she wants a crap load of kids starting yesterday as a horny Shawn replies with a blushed face and a head nod.  Talking about this on a first date is super weird.  She is asking him how many kids he wants…come on, Emily!  I know this is the fast track to love, BUT…wait until at least the second date.  Shawn gets the rose and they make out heavily.

Back at the May Fair:  Kalon re-applies his lip plumper. 

While Emily is off teaching Shawn London 101, things get heated at the May Fair Hotel.  Kalon informs Jef that he shouldn’t be so sad about only getting group dates, because if he marries Emily all of their dates will be group dates because of Ricki.  Knowing for a fact that this guy went on the show with this doesn’t go over well with Jef or Arie as you can see in their eyes that this actually saddens them because they care for Emily and Ricki.

Group Date: West Virginia hood rat back roads

Ryan, is this a serious thing you’ve got goin’ on here?  A decorative scarf?  GetzStyle Tip:  MEN!  It’s one thing to wear a scarf if you are cold, I get it, but clearly Ryan is not.  He has his sleeves rolled up and attempted to wear this scarf in a casual, stylish way like that of a woman. He failed…miserably.  A scarf in the winter with a pea coat or heavy jacket is super sexy, but not with a button down shirt.  His style this episode is almost as repulsive as his personality.

Kalon informs us all that he is taking this audition very seriously.  I can totally see him as the type of guy who goes on this show, and then tries to be an actor.  Ahem. Jake Pavelka. Sneeze. He even goes so far as to tell Emily in a very serious tone that he is trying to rehearse and then shoos her away with his hand exclaiming, “you need to run along.”  He wasn’t kidding at all.  He really is this big of a tool. Doug gave the most hilarious performance by far!  Every comment he has said about this date is making me laugh so hard.  I love how he read his lines in a sarcastic, sort of jerk way.  He is regaining his man hood points this week!

Travis is not just wearing a polo.  He is wearing a pink polo.  He looks like the poster child for a ad.  He should have joined instead.  He also says that Shakespeare is huge in Mississippi and that he pretty much reads plays all the time.  He also hangs out with eggs, so I’m not surprised.

Ryan made an attempt to be sweet to Emily by giving her a gift and reading her poetry in goofy way, but he messes it up with his cocky wink.  Emily actually likes him, yikes.  After last week’s episode, I’m sure Emily is cringing as she watches herself fall for Ryan.

I am not a fan of this space age looking dress at all.  The high cut neckline and fit in general do not flatter her at all.  The jewels on the dress seem out of place with the sporty look it is seemingly trying to go for.

Emily kicks Kalon out after learning about his negative comments towards Ricki.  It was pretty cool to see Emily’s mama bear come out!  She loves Ricki so much, and it showed more than anything this episode.  I’m so glad that she finally put him in his place.  The best line?  ”I love hearing you talk, but I’m talking.  I learned that from you, remember?”  BAM, bitch goes down!  She put him in his place!  He had no way of getting out of this one!

I get that Emily is upset that the guys didn’t say something sooner, but she needs to relax a little bit.  The guys JUST heard Kalon say these things.  Had Doug not said anything, I’m sure one of the guys would have said something at the Rose Ceremony.  They were just waiting for an appropriate time to tell Emily vs. during a date.  That’s what the rose ceremonies are for…for the guys to say what they need about their week.

Emily and Jef:  Talk about making out!  No seriously, they talked about it.

These two looked as bored as I felt while watching them hang out with Jean.  WOW.  They humorously left and got a beer at a near by pub.  Next, they take a ride in the London Eye.  Scary!  But, super cool.

Jef’s sweet lines:

1.)  ”If Ricki is baggage, then she is a Chloe handbag and I want to carry her everywhere.”

2.)  ”The party wouldn’t stop!  You’d come home to me and Ricki having a dance party singing into brushes.”

3.)  ”I just want someone to share the details with.  Unconditional love, like a best friend.”

4.)  ”I want to be best friends with you. Someone I can completely trust.”

5.)  ”I really want the rose, but more importantly, I want Emily.  I want Emily.”

6.)  ”Emily gives me the feeling that I’m living in a fairy tale.”

They have such a nerdy, awkward first kiss! AWW!  He talked about it before her did it, how stinkin’ cute!  These two are so adorable!

Rose Ceremony:  Sean gives Emily butterflies in heart?

Emily grills the guys and yells at them for disrespecting her by not telling her about Kalon right away.  Again, I understand what she is going through, but she needs to relax a bit.  She is doing the right thing by questioning the guys in order to get answers, but, she is being a little harsh with certain people.

The Good:

Jef is wearing a black and white checkered button down with a thin black pencil tie under a grey suit.  His look is always so playful and original.

The Bad:


I HATE pocket squares.  It takes A LOT to pull these off.  They have to be folded correctly and have some pattern or loud color to be ok with me.  All 3 of these guys are showing how NOT to wear a pocket square.  Here’s the deal…just don’t wear them–unless you really know what you are doing.

Ryan wore this scarf twice this week. All I can say is that it looks really stupid.  And refer back to my style tip regarding men and scarves.

This is not a great week for Emily.  I get that they are in London, but she is still 26 years old.  She doesn’t need to dress like Jean.  With that being said, I do not like bling on dresses.  I feel like this dress is slightly dated.  While asymmetrical dresses are OK in my book, this is a little too much with a whole sleeve missing and a big, gigantic bling cuff on the other.

Wolf tries to imitate Ames Brown’s red ceremony pant, only he can’t pull it off.  They are devil red and are a little too big on him.  He looks like he belongs in the Mickey Mouse ghetto.

GetzStyle Award:  Jef gets it this week for showing consistent style throughout the entire episode from his casual attire to his date attire.

This episode was by far my favorite this season!  The drama was amazing.  I’m bummed Kalon is gone.  Oh well, at least we still have Ryan to stir things up.  I LOVE watching the villain!  I hope everyone has a great week:)

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Natalie Getz

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  1. I must say, that this episode had a bit more to it than the previous ones. Everyone is being so hard on Ryan, but I really feel he is joking around alot. Time will tell.

    I thought all the guys were really funny on the group date, except of course for Kalon. It was nice to hear from Travis and John Wolf, and even see the fun side of Doug. I really think Emily should have thanked Doug more for bringing up the Kalon issue. She was acting like no one had her back, when clearly, they did, and Doug told her about it. I agree with you she needs to relax and let this process work and stop forcing the father issue. It will come when someone starts to have real feelings for her.

    I think Jef is cute, but really feel that Sean is better suited to her. Sean seems to have a great maturity and confidence to him that I feel she really needs in a husband.

    I think the producers made her think that everyone was going to love her. She has to realize that not all the guys are going to want to be with her and to take on the role of father. She has to trust herself to find the one who may.

    Comment by tj — June 12, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

  2. Thank you for commenting on the idiocy/hideousness that was Ryan’s scarf fetish…it was simply disastrous! As I was watching the episode, I knew you’d comment…and you didn’t disappoint!

    Comment by Jennifer — June 12, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

  3. I think Jef has the best style on the show. He’s got swag. I think the people that give him crap about his Bermuda outfit don’t realize that’s tradition business attire in Bermuda. He was just going playing with Bermudian style. I thought it was cool and reflective of his fun personality.

    Comment by Ann — June 12, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  4. I absolutely loved all of Emily’s clothes especially that dress with the bare shoulder and the covered sleeve with bling cuff. What I did not like is Jef’s hairdo although I like him.

    Comment by Bobbie — June 12, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

  5. You cracked me up with this post. Especially the title: “Emily and Jef: Talk about making out! No seriously, they talked about it.” hahaha–at first when Jef started talking about wanting to kiss her, I totally thought it was a voice over of him reflecting throughout the week, then realized he was just awkwardly trying to make his move–haha! Poor guy, it was so cute though, especially how Emily grabbed his hair and pulled her toward him for more! That girl was in to him BAD! :)
    Ryan’s scarves were confusing. A Man scarf? He may as well been carrying a “man purse”, haha.
    I actually really liked Emily’s dresses tonight (the first one reminded me of her 2nd one on one date of the season though). I have no sense of style though, so don’t take this as any reflection on your own taste Natalie–which is impeccable! But I thought she looked great. Thanks for posting, really enjoyed your write-up!

    Comment by Beth — June 12, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

  6. Natalie – Writing 101: Learn the names of your characters! It’s SEAN, not SHAWN! It only appeared on the screen 29832983272 times!

    Comment by Jenna — June 12, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

  7. I enjoyed your blog, as usual! I agree with you, Emily needs to relax a bit with the guys. I don’t think she even thanked Doug for telling her, and he did have her back 100% with Kalon. Ryan’s scarf was almost as bad as his cheesy winks and hair pouf.

    What do you think of her group of guys overall? I think she could have a great top 4.

    Comment by Bella — June 12, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  8. I’m pretty sure Travis was being HIGHLY sarcastic about reading Shakespeare all the time

    Comment by Deanna — June 12, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

  9. The blue RC dress was perfect till I saw the blingy cuff and length. yikes! She has to know that not all RC outfits have to b pageanty gowns! Also felt 1F Jef’s had a battle of bulge in pants going on at the etiquette date. Emily’s concerns with Nurse Arie’s fake boobs was hilar!

    Comment by Andrea — June 12, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  10. If I am not mistaken that was not an underground hidden prison at all….it was in fact The Tower of London….Where Henry the 8th imprisoned a couple of his wives…..did I miss something>>??????

    Comment by Marie — June 12, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

  11. Some good fashion comments, Natalie! You make a good point about the space age dress’s decorations distracting from the overall cut. I thought the gold poufy dress and blue one were very flattering to her figure. I agree, the rhinestones on the blue sleeve did tip her over to one side. I think with Emily we will see rhinestones or jewelry on Every. Single. Dress. this season.

    I was hoping you would mention the Chloe vs Vuitton handbag scene. I never heard of Chloe, though I do collect vintage handbags.

    Comment by Allissa — June 12, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

  12. HAHAHAHA nat ur always funny! i love what emily wears with all the shiny and flashy stuff. she is so beautiful though it detracts from her beauty. I AM SO JEALOUS OF HER!!!

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 12, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  13. Emily has a lot of luggage, doesn’t she? First of all, the men I know just LOVE to be scolded by women they’ve just met. And her selfishness – having tons of kids on other people’s money, not contributing to society, yet contributing to overpopulation, just astounds.

    Comment by Allissa — June 12, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

  14. it’s Sean not Shawn

    Comment by fatima — June 12, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

  15. Sean.Shawn. Sean. Shawn. Make up your mind. :)

    Amazing what a guy will do to get a kiss. Here is poor sick Emily who probably had strep or something as bad but here comes Ryan making a bad attempt to play a little tonsil hockey when he only should have given her a peck in keeping with the “task.” Ugh – who wants to kissy kissy when they are sick? Any guy I guess if they think they may never have another chance.

    I am on team Jef, regardless of the hair. Next week will be good.

    Comment by SKae — June 12, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

  16. Allison, relax. Most women want kids. And most women if they have no kids by their late 20s want them..its just mother nature. Natalia is no exception she is pushing 30..I give her 2-3 more years and she also will be pregnant.
    Also i agree i think kalon should stick around some far adds entertainment to the show. Also i think Emily should have let him explain himself some more. I mean the guy hardly knew her, never had a 1-1 date with her etc.. I mean if she meet him on a blind date and said ‘Rickie does add responsibly” she would hear him out (I never heard him use the word baggage) Also i dont buy into all the other 20 something men who say Ricki aint baggage.. A single man in his 20s really… Im sure these good looking guys top priority when finding love is to find a mom with a 7 year old.. LOL.. Only guy would be Doug..but those other guys are harboring the same feeling as Kalon expressed, they just are not saying it on TV..So kudos to kalon for stating what all 20 something yr old single men think and feel about this.

    Comment by Thomas Knight — June 12, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

  17. We may not have heard Kalon make the baggage comment,however we DID hear him say that he did he did make the comment when Emily confronted him about the situation.

    Also, I think Emily handled the situation as best as she could. She was pissed off beyond words (a mama bear protecting her baby), sick, emotional, betrayed, and under A LOT of pressure. I understand the guys (and others) being confused as to why she got so upset at the other guys, but I can also understand why she felt like no one had her back. She wasn’t told that Kalon just started making the comments, so she may have just assumed that he had been making them all along. SHe a girl, and she naturally reads too much into situations. Her anger towards him had been building up for quite sometime.

    As for her insecurities in the coming episodes, I don’t stinkin’ blame her! After the way things ended with her and Brad, the way Kalon treated her, her suspicions towards Ryan, plus the fact that she’s not just having to look out for her heart put sweet Ricki’s heart. You never know what is going to set off insecurities in a girl that have been lying dormant for so long.

    Comment by Mg — June 12, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

  18. Love Jef’s style. He can pull off the best skinny jeans look cause he has the body for it. He’s so cool and has that new look that is so hip and very trendy. Emily is digging Jef bigtime. And he’s falling in love. Cannot wait for future shows to watch this unfold. I feel he is the one for her and best for little Ricki.

    Comment by Patrice — June 12, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

  19. natalie why do you stray far from your microphone and jacquie has hers on her lips….she sounds loud as hell and you are in the distance…if you are going to do something then do it good or don’t bother…take a listen and a lesson from reality steve how to do a good webisode
    rather than being able to listen to you guys one has to continuously play with the volume…you might be in a joking mood and that is fine and your fun time, but at least make sure your listener hears what’s going on…you are on the air speaking to an audience stop stuttering and swinging back and forth…

    Comment by Jen — June 12, 2012 @ 11:59 pm


    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 13, 2012 @ 12:35 am

  21. What a mess you girls are. A bunch of drunks, Jackie you are one alcoholic.

    Comment by Uncle — June 13, 2012 @ 12:45 am

  22. NAT i need makeup tips…i can only look so good with a lot of makeup on though, how can i attract guys if i don’t look that good but am very clever?

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 13, 2012 @ 1:08 am

  23. In response to the comment by Onetwotreetree — June 12, 2012 @ 6:40 pm wrote “And her selfishness – having tons of kids on other people’s money”

    It is clear you do not know much about Emily and her life.
    Emily is a multimillionaire. She devotes her time to being an exceptional mother and works for many charities. She doesn’t need the financial support of a man. She has been blessed in many ways and just wants to find the 2nd love of her life (Ricki’s deceased father was the 1st love of her life)and to give Ricki brother and sisters, and she truly deserves all that and more!!!!!

    Comment by Setain — June 13, 2012 @ 6:51 am

  24. ….First o all….Kalon’s “warning about a lot of future dates w’ the gorgeous
    Em’s are going to be “GROUP Dates” with “SweetGirl Ricky” was QUITE profound…..and hopefully, many of the “young dreamers” took this to heart@@@!!!……but, the CONDESCENDING manner and cocky rude/tude is what made the “west Virgineee backass bitch slap!!” come out of our “Pristine Princess!!!)…..hahahaha!…thanks EMILY!! …..just what the doctor ordered!…..move on Kaye-Lawn (as constintine says)…..there are PLENTY of country clubs with “MUffies and Sissy’s ” just WAITING to get their manicured nails into sir dooooshey McDoooooose Boy!’s Pink Polos!!…….
    Next…….as a gal who spent 3 years going back and forth over the
    “POND” to be with my Fiance, (running a BRitish Company)…..i FoUND EVERYTING in the EM and Sean DAte ENDEARinG !!….from Big BEn to to ALL the Museums, to the WEst Minster ABBEy, to Hyde Park ETC ETC!!…and MOSTLY HOT SEANY GETTING up on the BoX and “TROWIN Do
    WN some LOVE SMACK@@@@@)…….i am an BRIT-OFILE ( is that a word?) to the 1000000000th DEGREE!….and when HOT SMokin’ SEan got up and “threw down his Thug Thizzle” …..i was DoNE!!!!……i adore this Kid!…..and think he and EM have the Goods to EXpLore a possible long term thing!…..and next up…(SCARFGATE!!)….NAT!!!!!…..i think i may stand ALONE here! YIKES….but i not only liked Ryan’s Scarf….i ADORED IT!…..i even wore one yesterday, that had the same twists and turns as his did!……in my book!….(NOTHING is HOTTER than a Manly Man w muscles pulling off a killer scarf over his hot threads!……ahhhh!………(maybe it is an EAst coast thing!?……
    OH, and DOUG!!!! he won MAJOR points back , by confronting KAYE-Lawn himself and verifying what he said, BEFORe going to EMILY!….THAT IS WHAT A MAN DOES!!!!……(the way she acted toward Doug telling her this:: Is A RED FLAG in my opinion)…..because although DOug DID DO THIS….she kept saying “No one” did this!…..(translates into: Jef , ARie and Sean!….POSSIBLE, the ones that she REALLY WANTED TO DO THIS…..the ones she is REALLY into!….)….i give DOUg MAJOR MANLY MAN points for going straight to the horses ass…i mean mouth and verifying……and THEN going to EMil!Ly!…..she REALLY should have THANKED DOUG!…….good move buddy!….but may be a red flag for him being a “front runner!”…..
    AS far as JEF!……WOW!…this kid moved up to the front of the class this week with his confidence and “having Em’s back” w/ “Kaye-Lawn!)…..he seems like a dreamer and a romantic…..and is a pumpkin times 10000000 !…..just not completely sure if he is ready for the whole settling down thing….but i would LOVE to be proven wrong!……TEAM SEAN= ME…..has now a bit of competition with Jef!!!) (which btw, sans the short and socks, you LOOKS HOT as HEll this week!……one COOL CAT!…….RYAn is not really a villain, he is just “out of central casting” as an INTENSE, Ken Doll, that will put as much pressure of wife and kids as himself….but think he does have a sweet side deep down…….but i am NOT convinced he is for EM, at all!… SEAN SEAN SEAN!!!……with the underdog/darkhorse JEF on his tails!…..LETS SEE BOYS, LETS SEE!….
    ONE LAST COMMENT!…..i think EMily may need to put to rest the ‘rushing” of the NEXT baby,,,,,,as i DO DO Get this , hunny more than anyone can know…..with Rickie going on 7, unfortunately her next child is most likely going to be in another “generation” of sorts…..follow…..even if she got pregs w/ in a few years……a new born and an 8 -9 yrs old are a bit far in part ……so try and RELAX, girl….this is STILL OK!…you may have a few in a row with your new hubby and Ricki will always be the BIG amazing Sister, finding a new “NORM” ….kinda like “mini mom”……etc etc!….whatever the dynamic….it will be wonderful……and it is ALL in the MASTER PLan!…..dont RUSH that part!…..find the MAN for you!….the RESt WILL FOLLLOW!…………GOOD BLOG NAT! xoxoxoooxoxoxox

    Comment by Pamela B... — June 13, 2012 @ 7:22 am

  25. What I don’t get is why she let Kalon on the show for this long!! He’s said such rude things to her before, made her feel small, and as she said, condescending. I understand giving people the benefit of the doubt, but I wish she had kicked him to the damn curb on night one! Kept Charlie the sweetie! :)

    Comment by Francesca — June 13, 2012 @ 8:23 am

  26. Great blog as always!
    Still rooting for Jef and Emily! He seems to be the perfect fit for her. His quotes from Monday were adorable.

    I’d like to keep Sean all to myself. : )

    Comment by Jennifer — June 13, 2012 @ 9:10 am

  27. Any makeup tips, what does Emily use? Does she wear a weave?

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 13, 2012 @ 11:05 am

  28. Pamela B, I can lend you some of my meds…what is ur address, i’m not kidding, they work very well but it takes time to adjust

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 13, 2012 @ 11:07 am

  29. The Tower of London does not let random tourists in for a dinner. This was staged with special permission. It, like Big Ben, is a famous landmark that is a part of history.

    Comment by Suzanne — June 13, 2012 @ 12:13 pm

  30. To the comments made under my nickname, they were impostors….This is the real Onetwotreetree..

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 14, 2012 @ 1:04 am

  31. actually THIS is the real Onetwotreetree and the one above me is an impostor.

    Comment by Onetwotreetree — June 14, 2012 @ 5:16 am

  32. LOVE your recap!!! You hit the nail on the head with EVERYTHING!!! Minus the Sean date, I was pretty disappointed with this episode in general.I have mixed feelings about Doug. He’s a good looking guy, it’s cool that he’s a Dad and he seems nice, but his slight temper and semi-controlling behavior concerns me a bit. Ryan…. I’m just shocked she’s actually buying into what he’s selling… and he’s def selling something. Maybe it’s the show forcing her to? I don’t know. I’m sure he’s an ok guy, somewhere under that egotistical exterior. I’d be curious to see how he would do on Bachelor Pad! I think he’d have better luck there as he doesn’t seem to be the guy for Emily! Looking forward to your next recap!!!

    Comment by Christy @ Sparkles & Spinach — June 15, 2012 @ 11:34 am

  33. Jef is totally the one for her and Ricki!!! I absolutely love them together! I see true connection, not forced! I’m sure he will be the last one standing (kneeling in that matter) :D

    Comment by Angela — June 20, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

  34. Why does Sean chew on Emily’s upper lip when he kisses her?

    Comment by jameseast — June 22, 2012 @ 8:23 am

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