'Bachelorette' Recap: Emily Maynard Sends Two Guys Home Before the Rose Ceremony!

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May 29 2012, Published 1:45 p.m. ET

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Emily Maynard is starting to develop some serious feelings for some of the guys fighting for her affections on The Bachelorette. Not only did she kiss three guys last night (passionately, might we add), but Emily let go of two of the contestants before the rose ceremony even went down! She knows what she wants! 

First up, Emily went on a one-on-one date with Chris and ended up climbing up the wall of a landmark museum in Charlotte! Not only was it scary hanging from the side of a building, but a huge storm was rolling in when Emily and Chris decided to complete the terrifying feat! But they did it and ended up sharing a romantic dinner when they arrived to the top. 

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During dinner, Chris revealed to Emily that he's only 25, which had Emily a little worried. Although she's 25 herself, Emily is a single mom to 6-year-old Ricki and feels like she's much more mature for her age. But despite all that, Chris is extremely driven and dedicated to his family, and Emily realized that he deserves a shot. Plus, she's definitely crushing on him! After she gifted him with a rose, the two got to watch country star Luke Bryan perform and even shared a sweet kiss. We have a feeling Chris will be sticking around for a while.

Next up, Emily took some of the guys to a park in Charlotte where they played some football and got to meet Emily's four best girlfriends, who grilled the men with some tough questions. After the Q&A session, the guys got to play with some kids and show Emily how they interact on the playground! At the end of the day, out of all the guys, Sean and Doug impressed the women the most, especially Sean, who is not only handsome, spiritual and kind, but fantastic with kids! 

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At the party following the group date, Sean got the rose, but single dad Tony, who's been missing his 5-year-old son, Taylor, was sent home. Emily realized that Tony was struggling and didn't want to keep him around when she knew for certain that he wasn't the one for her. 

For her final date of the week, Emily took race car driver Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to Dollywood in Tennessee. Emily has always had a little thing for Arie, but their one-on-one time together really helped them learn more about each other and discover an intense connection. While Emily and Arie were sharing a sweet moment, Dolly Parton (yes, the real Dolly!) surprised them and sang a song she wrote for The Bachelorette. Emily, who's a huge Dolly fan, had the time of her life before sharing a passionate kiss with Arie on the carousel after their date. These two definitely have chemistry! 

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At the cocktail party, Emily chatted with some of the guys, including Kalon, who proved once again that he's not the guy for Emily with his condescending comments and narcissistic remarks. But the worst conversation of the night came when Alessandro basically told Emily that her daughter Ricki was a roadblock in their relationship and that if he ended up with Emily, he would be "compromising" his gypsy lifestyle to become a dad. Emily was floored and disgusted and abruptly asked Alessandro to leave.

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But her heartbreak was cured by Arie, who cuddled and kissed her, reassuring her that he's there for her. Also, Sean ended up comforting Emily as well and got the chance to share his first kiss with the blonde beauty. Some lucky guys this week! 

One guy who wasn't so lucky, though, was Stevie from New Jersey, who was sent home following the rose ceremony. Next week Emily and the remaining guys head to Bermuda for some exciting tropical dates! 

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