'Bachelor' Brad Womack Takes Emily Maynard On The Race Of Her Life — The Race For Love!

Mon, January 31, 2011 9:59pm EST by 4 Comments

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Brad takes Emily on a group date to a race track. It’s there that he finds out her FULL, sad story. How does he react?

Wow! In previews, Brad Womack seemed like one incensitive jerk, but he sure proves himself wrong on tonight’s episode of The Bachelor! During the group date, Brad takes the girls to the Vegas NASCAR race track, only Brad doesn’t anticipate how this experience will render with poor Emily Maynard. He doesn’t know the full extent of her history and past relationship with her deceased fiance (NASCAR driver/owner Ricky Hendrick) until he finds out during the date.

“I am living a dream of mine,” Brad says. “I think the girls are happy and then I’m realizing something’s really wrong with Emily. She’s smiling but it’s almost a forced smile.”

Brad takes Emily aside and she finally tells Brad about Ricky’s work in racing and how the Vegas track ended his career as a driver. “You think you leave it behind, but then you come here … ” Emily cries to Brad. But she braves up and gets in the car to ride the track.

After some tear drops and kind words of encouragement from Brad, Emily takes off around the track. “The hardest part was getting in the car. The only other time I’ve been in a race car, I was in the passenger’s side and Ricky was driving — I was thinking how much I miss Ricky,” Emily tells the cameras. Then, “I was just thinking the first few laps are for Ricky, the last is for me and I’m just ready to move on and love again.”

“You met the love of your life, I don’t want to replace this guy,” Brad says to Emily later on in the evening. “That’s a hard space for any man to fill.”

Emily’s response? “I wouldn’t be here for half a second if I didn’t see something totally amazing in you,” she gushes.

Despite the other girls’ concern, Brad gives Emily the rose.

Ashley S., Marissa and Lisa are the women Brad sends home on tonight’s episode.

- Lindsey DiMattina

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Posted at 4:12 AM on February 1, 2011  

well, maybe the bachelor dude didn’t know about the car driver story, but the producers and the show did so they set that all up for some drama at the poor girl’s expense. CLASS ACT, BACHELOR PRODUCERS! what a holes.

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Posted at 12:25 AM on February 1, 2011  

I hope not-I like her, and he’s not good enough for her. He will choose someone he is only physical attracted to-that’s what they all do, and that’s why most have not worked out. If you don’t have a connections past the physical, it’s doomed. I give them 4-6 months tops.

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Posted at 11:04 PM on January 31, 2011  

Wow! This episode brought up so much! =_( I lost my husband and we had a child together. Its been several years also and wow, have I heard and seen that same line so many times! It’s hard enough to go through what we did but wow, it makes me sad that she was brave enough to go through that (believe me, ANY reminder hurts because the whole situation was unfair) but we do try to get on with our lives!! Others can easily put us back to becoming the widow or the person whose love has died in literally a few minutes! I’m not talking about being at the track, I though she handled that amazingly and Brad was very sweet to be so concerned!

It hurts to want to get on and then people see how deep you were in love and all they keep saying (not one, but multiple) is that there are big shoes to fill and THEY take the easy way out and go fun for the hills as Emily put it! It IS hard for someone to deal with but if WE can, I think someone should look past the tragedy and see how sensational the person is.

I thought Emily handled tonight like a winner and her late fiance had a class act! Keep going girl! We’ll get there soon! If it’s with Brad or without, they’ll be special! He did handle the evening nicely though! Go girl! I hope you find happiness, wherever it may be!

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Posted at 10:03 PM on January 31, 2011  

I hope brad picks Emily!

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