Episode 1 (Premiere)
The production company has changed up the venue this season to satisfy the needs of its long sought after Bachelorette, Emily Maynard (the last one standing with Bachelor Brad.) As part of her deal, they will begin filming the episodes in her resident city, Charlotte, NC. This allows her to use her own residence during this portion of the filming and to maintain contact with her daughter, six year old Ricki.
The Bachelor Mansion is a large home in a gated community that will be used as a residence and the scene of the cocktail parties and rose ceremonies.
Kalon – from Houston, TX, says he is a young, fun loving guy with a few dollars in his pocket.
Ryan – from Augusta, GA is a former professional football player who now owns a sports training facility and is shown working with children.
Tony – from Beaverton, OR buys and sells lumber and plywood and shares his home with his five year old son, Taylor.
Lerone - from Los Angeles does full service real estate work. He is ready for a family, right now.
David – from New York City is a singer/songwriter. He showcases a song that has a lot of Emily in it.
Charlie – from Nashville, TN has a broken head, but a big heart.
Jef – from Salt Lake City, UT is CEO for a water bottling company that donates a portion of profit off each bottle sold to build clean water wells around the world. He skateboards and likes being underestimated.
Arie – from Scottsdale, AZ has been involved in Indie Car racing practically his whole life. He worries that Emily’s connection with that world will sour her on him.
In scenes from her home life, we see Ricki trotting in her mom’s high heels to the bathroom to watch some of Emily’s preparation for greeting the Bachelors. After a camera introduction from Chis at the Mansion, she exits the limo and sits down for the initial interview where she states she is ready after two heartbreaks to meet the man who will love her and fill a station wagon with kids.
Out of the Limo
Sean - Austin, TX
David – NYC
Doug – Seattle, WA (mentions his almost 12 year old son)
Jackson – Lockport, IL
Joe – Los Angeles, CA (displays high energy out of the limo)
Arie – Scottsdale, AZ
Kyle – Long Beach, CA
Chris – Chicago, IL
Aaron – Long Beach, CA
Alessandro – St. Paul, MN (by way of Brazil; speaks to her in Portuguese)
Jef – Salt Lake City, UT (enters by skateboard pulled by the limo)
Lerone – Los Angeles, CA
Stevie – Monroe Township, NJ (dances his way in, boom box booming)
Charlie – Nashville, TN
Tony – Beaverton, OR (presents a glass slipper ala Prince Charming)
Randy – Hermosa Beach, CA (made a play on last season’s “Grandma” by wearing costume)
Nate – Los Angeles, CA
Brent – Fresno, CA (slaps on a name tag)
John “Wolf” – St. Louis, MO
Travis – Madison, MS (carries and cradles an ostrich egg to symbolize caring for family)
Michael – Austin, TX
Jean-Paul – Seattle, WA
Alejandro – San Francisco, CA (speaks to her in Spanish)
Ryan – Augusta, GA (displays a piece of paper with a message on each side.)
Kalon – Houston, TX (arrives by helicopter)
The Individual Sit Downs
Charlie tells her about his titanium skull.
Brent shows her pictures of his six kids.
Chris presents bobble heads of himself and Emily. They play Ken and Barbie.
Jef gives her a glass of champagne and Emily thinks he has a cool vibe and hopes he thinks she is cool, too.
Doug presents a letter written by his son and Emily reads it out loud.
Arie brings up his racing background and is pleased when Emily doesn’t hate it.
Doug receives the First Impression Rose because Emily says he made her feel comfortable and like she deserves to be there.
Stevie doesn’t like Kalon, thinks he is fake. Kalon overhears his comments, but shrugs them off. Stevie doesn’t back down or apologize. When Kalon has alone time with Emily, Sean approaches to steal her, and while Kalon says, “Of course, I object…” Stevie, from afar, thinks Kalon is dissing Sean and becomes vocal about it.
The Rose Ceremony
Doug (First Impression Rose)
Travis (still holding the ostrich egg)
Highlighted rose-less Bachelors
Jean-Paul, who feels that his heart was trampled upon, is sad.
Brent, with the six kids, doesn’t know how he is going to find a mom for them now. He feels hopeless.
This episode gives the preview for the season. It shows the travel countries and the drama we might expect down the road.
Below is a Behind the Scenes raw footage from the Premiere Show.
The Bachelorette Emily -- Behind the Scenes - YouTube