'The Bachelorette': Arie and Sean's hometown dates aren't as smooth as Emily hopes

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sean-emily-bachelorette.jpg "Bachelorette" Emily Maynard has narrowed her suitors down to four - Arie, Chris, Jef and Sean - and now it's time to visit their hometowns and meet their families. In the extended description of next week's episode, it sounds like Chris and Jef have much smoother sailing than Arie and Sean.


Chris' Date: Emily starts her hometown adventures on the bustling streets of Chicago, where Chris is located. He takes her on a walking tour of the city and for a taste of his family's heritage at a local Polish restaurant. The conversation turns serious as Chris once again apologizes for his childish behavior on their last group date. Now with the air cleared, it seems smooth sailing from here. Emily feels instantly comfortable with Chris' tight knit family, but they are worried he will end up brokenhearted. Will Chris take a giant leap of faith and share the depth of his true feelings for her? The celebration is just getting started as his extended family shows up for some traditional Polish festivities.

Jef's Date: It's on to St. George, Utah, to visit Jef, the cool, laid-back entrepreneur. Arriving at his family ranch, Emily is caught off guard not only by the beauty of this desert paradise, but by Jef's country boy appeal to match his more sophisticated side. The couple enjoys an afternoon together, shooting targets and touring the ranch. Emily's early confidence fades as she nervously meets Jef's siblings, knowing that they have rejected his past girlfriends. His older brother hints that she might be the kind of woman to motivate this on-the-go bachelor to settle down. But even if his brothers and sisters warm up to her, do they think she is the right fit for their family? Jef has one more surprise for Emily - and it's one of the most romantic hometown moments in Bachelorette history. But will it be enough to seal the deal for the next rose?

Arie's Date: Emily goes for a real change of pace when she meets Arie, the professional race car driver, at an Arizona racetrack. When he arrives in a racecar, Emily is up for the challenge of riding with him. The couple's breathtaking spin around the track, leaves Emily happy and exhilarated. But Arie is very anxious about the potential culture clash between her and his very European family - especially his skeptical mother. He is right to worry. As if she weren't already uncomfortable, Emily feels completely excluded when Arie's family begins speaking Dutch in front on her. Will a heart-to-heart talk between the Bachelorette and Arie's mother save this hometown date from turning into a disaster?

Sean's Date: Emily journeys to Dallas, the home of the tall, handsome bachelor Sean, who seems to be everything she has always wanted in a husband. As they spend the morning picnicking in the park, he explains about his last failed relationship and reveals that he has vowed never to become serious with another woman unless he was going to spend his life with her. Emily is very impressed with Sean's honesty, but she is in for a rude awakening. He reveals a painfully embarrassing secret once he brings her to his parent's home. Is this the end for Emily's supposedly perfect guy?

In the end, Emily and her three remaining men head for Curacao and the overnight dates. Wh do you think she eliminates? We're going to go with Sean.


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