From Chris’ emotional revelation about his feelings for Emily to Sean admitting he’s not over her, it was definitely an epic installment of ‘The Bachelorette: Men Tell All!’ Read on for more details!
The Bachelorette may be finished taping, but the drama definitely isn’t over!
Emily Maynard, 26, had to face all of her ex-boyfriends on the July 16 special of The Bachelorette: Men Tell All, and it definitely left some of the guys in tears, embarrassed — and if they were lucky — with closure.
The special began with a pre-taped interview of Emily talking about all the notable moments of the season,but the juicy drama didn’t happen until the men made their way to the stage. First thought that came to mind? Ryan Bowers‘ beard and Chris Bukowski‘s mustache. Didn’t anyone tell these men to shave before the segment?!
“You know we pulled up and we see Emily… looking like a goddess in this beautiful gold dress,” Sean tells Chris B. as he reminisces about the first time he met Em. Sean didn’t really answer the question until later on when he was in the hot seat because it’s time to stay away from the cuteness and get down to drama-filled business.
The guys are forced to watch a mash-up of the most dramatic moments from the season. After watching the fighting and back-stabbing, all eyes are on the most disliked of the bunch: Ryan and Kalon.
“We felt like you were on it for the wrong reasons,” Chris B. honestly tells Ryan.
But the guys didn’t waste time jumping to the most talked about moment of the season — when Kalon called Emily’s seven-year-old daughter “baggage.”
“I was obviously extremely frustrated,” Kalon says, suggesting he “wasn’t himself” on The Bachelorette.
It’s only fair that Kalon gets his own chance to explain his side of the story. Chris H., host and mediator of the crazies, invites him into the hot seat. Just the first of many revelations to come!
Kalon begins to say that when he was cast to be on the show that he didn’t know the Bachelorette was Emily and that she had a daughter. He admits he wasn’t thrilled when he found out, but that he made the decision to give it a chance.
“I think it would have said less about mmy character if I backed out because she had a child,” Kalon says.
But it wasn’t just that one comment that irked everyone in the house. Kalon was always very arrogant and rude.
“Do you feel like you were rude to her?” Chris H. asks.
Kalon says no and the other guys interject.
“You don’t refer to kids as baggage,” Doug says.
“If you truly love a woman and want to win her heart, you fully embrace every part of her,” Sean chimes in. So cute.
Next up in the hot seat is countryman Ryan Bowers. But before Chris grills him with questions, Ryan is forced to watch his unexpected goodbye.
“It was never fully about Emily. It was about me finding my wife. And that’s different,” Ryan says.
Of course that statement triggers the guys to accuse him of going on The Bachelorette in hopes of becoming the next Bachelor.
“You said to Arie, it’s going to me and you in the end, and if you win, I’m probably going to be the next Bachelor,” Chris B. says to Ryan.
But Chris H. stops him from speaking and makes a very important announcement, “I can speak on the behalf of ABC that that won’t happen.”
Phew! I really wouldn’t be able to stand that accent for an entire season. After being bullied basically the entire episode Chicago-native, Chris Bukowski, takes the hot seat! But first, the very emotional flashback.
“You know you bring a girl home to your family and you feel like everything seems so perfect… then she sends you home,” he says. “I was so happy. I really felt like we could be together. It hurts. It really does.”
Awe! But soon enough we’ss see him on the Bachelor Pad getting cozy with Lindzi Cox, so something tells me he found a way to heal his broken heart.
Chris Harrison goes on to ask him, “Where are you now? Are you willing to take risks in love?”
“Absolutely,” Chris B. says. “She [Emily] made me a believer. I’m looking forward to falling in love with that right girl.”
But finally the moment we were all waiting for: Sean Lowe to take the hot seat.
“Everyone has asked me this season, why didn’t Sean make it to the final two?” Chris Harrison says. Sean admits he was blind-sided when Emily sent him home.
“I truly did believe she was my wife. It never entered into my thoughts that I could go home that evening. I was thinking about being a father and being a husband,” Sean says. “I fell in love with this girl. I fell in love with her for a million reasons and that’s not going to fade over night. And it hasn’t. But I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. When I think about her and the good times we had together, I miss her.”
So sad! Finally, the girl who broke his heart, Emily, comes out to take the hot seat and the first person she talks to is Sean.
“I want you to know that I watched the episode and literally sat in my room, and did the ugly cry, and everything I felt for you was so true and so genuine and real for me,” Emily tells Sean.
“I want to thank you because you opened up my eyes. I fell in love with you,” Sean says.
Emily doesn’t waste time to address another guy who has been talking about her though: Kalon.
“Emily, I want to apologize for the way things transpired,” Kalon says. “I really wish the best for you.”
“And you my dear should be a politician because that’s the biggest load of sh** I’ve ever heard,” Emily says.
Emily goes on to call Kalon out about a recent tweet of his. Apparently he posted a picture of garbage asking if Emily was around. Definitely not a nice thing to do! I’m glad Emily called him out on it.
But enough with these guys, Emily has a big decision to make and in less than a week we’ll know who ultimately won her heart. And from the looks of the special preview, it’s definitely going to be an amazing finale!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Were you shocked by Sean’s emotional revelation? Were you happy to see Emily curse out Kalon? Weigh in below!
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