<p><span></span>Here we are...episode 2 of <em>The Bachelorette</em> with <strong>Emily Maynard</strong>. You know what that means, right? Well, because I went through the whole process, I can tell you that episode 2 is when everyone starts experiencing the "bachelor bubble." Emotions are running high and your life outside all this doesn't even come into play.</p>
I'm not gonna lie: I thought this episode was going to be WATER WORKS. Those previews are such teasers! Other than Joe going home after his first one-on-one, there wasn't much drama. I thought Kalon for sure would stir the pot. He had some heat with Doug, but I wanted more! (Can you can tell I love drama?) I guarantee, in time, Kalon will be the villain of this season. I know you all are thinking, WTF? But let's think about this for a second: We love to hate the villains. We love drama. We should love Kalon! Come on, you all were intrigued by my shenanigans.
<p>Refraining from drama, I really want to start talking front-runners. I wanna know what all my girls are sayin.... Check out their tweets from last night:</p>
@AshleySpivey: Oh, hey Arie. (Looking at Scott to make sure he isn't reading my tweets.) ;) #bachelorette
@MoneyMichelle: So glad that Jef got the rose tonight!
@JaclynSwartz: @mocali22 sober bachelor Monday reminds me why I drink on bachelor Monday. Trying to stay grounded. I lurve me some Jef. So does Emily!
@RachTrue: After watching tonight's episode, I think she is liking 'One F Jef', Ryan and Arie the most of all of them...She seems to be the most smitten w/ them :) What does everyone else think?!
@tristasutter: Alessandro was one of my tops on first night, just based on the sexy spanish (or was it Portuguese?), but after the hairstyle tonight (I know...lame!), he has been replaced. Ryan, Charlie, Arie. Top 3. Maybe Michael, too?
@DeAnna Pappas: Jef...Jef...with one F. Emily likes her some Jef, I can tell. She mentioned giving him "looks." I remember doing that to Graham and just hoping he noticed!
@Elyse_Myers: @JaclynSwartz @mocali22 not into him. I love ryan
It sounds like Ryan, Jef and Arie are fan favorites and clearly front-runners, and you can't blame them. What's interesting to me is that each guy is ridiculously different. Ryan is like your perfect all-American good-hearted confident athletic man. Wow, that was a mouthful. I guess you can tell I'm a huge fan. But Jef is just so unique. First off, anyone that has CEO in his title, I will listen to. Some might not be crazy about his attire, but I am. I live in Brooklyn, what can you expect?
You can absolutely tell Emily is beyond intrigued with Jef. I'm starting to sense he is feeling skeptical of the whole process, which is why he got the rose on the first group date. I remember when Courtney started feeling skeptical; Ben sensed it right away, and what do you think he did? He gave her a rose because he wanted to tell her, "I'm into you." That rose speaks volumes. Jef is clearly at least final two. Moving on to Arie. God, he's beautiful. He's athletic but he dresses as if he's not an athlete...in a good way. I want to hear more from him. But I think he's got a good thing going for him. He seems comfortable in his own skin and knows what he wants. Those two things are the most attractive things in a man. Wonder why I'm still single? Because of that.
If you want my prediction: Jef is going all the way. Emily's dated the football player and the race car driver. She is looking for someone totally different. I think she is looking for that fresh start and sending all the Brads home. Aren't we all?
Until next time!
Jenna, The Over-Analyst
Photo credit: ABC
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