The Bachelorette: Season 8 (2012)

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Air date: May 13, 2012

In the eighth season premiere, fan-favorite Emily Maynard, the sweet single mom, meets 25 eligible men who have traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to compete for her heart.

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Air date: May 20, 2012

Emily gets to show off Charlotte to the remaining 19 men, with the Muppets taking center stage at a charity event and a steamy first date with one sexy bachelor featuring hit country music trio Gloriana.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2012

Thirteen excited bachelors start the trip of a lifetime with Emily, as their tour begins in the British island paradise of Bermuda. Emily and Ricki embrace the local culture while the men arrive via scooter. John and Nate are pitted against one another on the dreaded two-on-one date as the two men and Emily board a luxury yacht before jumping off the edge of a cliff. Doug shares a delightful one-on-one date with Emily as they explore the picturesque city of St. George. The seaworthy group date finds eight men on sailboats competing in a spirited regatta for extra time with the Bachelorette. Finally, it all culminates on a night where the inclement weather rolls in along with drama at the cocktail party. Two men face off before the tense rose ceremony and tearful bachelors are eliminated. The lucky group of that remains will next travel to London.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2012

The pressure mounts as Emily must determine which four men will have the opportunity to take her home to meet their families. Prague, the picturesque capital of the Czech Republic, will serve as the backdrop for Emily's most important decision yet. However, there is something that has been weighing on Emily's mind about Arie, and she aims to get it straightened out and find out what exactly happened between this handsome race car driver and one of the show's producers. The only rose up for grabs this week will be on the group date, and that man will be guaranteed a hometown visit, which ratchets up the drama. How far will the bachelors go to make their fantasy come true? Chris seems on the verge of a breakdown by the time of the rose ceremony, but Emily is confident who the final four should be.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2012

It's an exciting, unpredictable reunion viewers won't want to miss, as the most memorable bachelors from this season including Sean, Chris, Kalon, Ryan, Doug, John aka Wolf, Tony and Travis return to confront each other and Emily one last time on national television, to dish the dirt and tell their side of the story. Tensions flare as the guys face off about one of the most disliked bachelors this season: Ryan. And one of the most controversial men, Kalon, takes the hot seat and gets a severe dressing down by the rest of the bachelors over his behavior. Sean, a devastated fan-favorite, also takes the hot seat, revealing how he's handled his broken heart. Plus, Emily and Chris Harrison look back at some of the unforgettable moments of the season, as well as some unseen gems.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2012

Single mother Emily Maynard has risked everything for a lasting chance at love, searching not just for a husband, but for a father figure for her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki. Emily has now narrowed down the 25 bachelors she started with to two fabulous guys, Arie and Jef. Although her two relationships have progressed at different speeds passionate and steamy from the start with Arie, while her relationship with Jef grew out of a playful crush Emily is completely in love with both men. She hopes her family, now with her on the beautiful island of Curaçao, will offer some crucial input as to which bachelor would make the better match for her. Emily is totally torn between her two suitors and whether she even should introduce Ricki to them. Which man will she choose to leave paradise with and to share her life? Or will she decide she just can't hand out a final rose?

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Air date: Jul 21, 2012

Emotions run high as Emily sits down for a live chat with Chris Harrison, to talk about her final two bachelors. She will take viewers back to those final days in exotic Curaçao when she was conflicted about being in love with two men. Emily will discuss her relationships with Arie and Jef and the heart-wrenching decision that changed all of their lives forever. Both men return to share the bombshell outcome of the series. It's the emotional ending to Emily's heartfelt journey to find true love live.

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Fan favorite Emily Maynard, 26, is the first single mom to star on the hit romance reality series.

Critic Reviews for The Bachelorette Season 8

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A catalog of its disappointments

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How does this happen every single season? I think the show is asinine right until we hit hometowns, and then - bam, I suddenly find myself rooting for Emily and her man to make it while Phil Collins' "Against All Odds" begins playing in my head.

Apr 30, 2019 | Full Review…

To recap: three fantasy dates on a beautiful tropical island, no sex, worst episode ever.

Apr 30, 2019 | Full Review…

I've been watching reality TV for many, many years, rose lovers, and it has long since lost the capacity to surprise me... or so I thought.

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This is so boring.

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I can't believe we just watched a whole hour of Jef sucking Emily's face off. I was waiting for the surprising, shocking and unbelievable part.

Apr 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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