'The Bachelorette' episode 9: 'I plan on spending every night with you in our own little Fantasy Suite'
I’m sorry, did hell just freeze over? Because if what we just witnessed on tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette — SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t yet watched — really happened, I think a bachelor just turned down the Bachelorette’s invitation to the Fantasy Suite. While I’ll admit I haven’t watched every season of The Bachelorette religiously, I’m fairly certain this is the first time it’s ever happened in eight seasons. (If I’m wrong, I’m sure you’ll let me know in the comments.) I gotta say, I was hoping the Fantasy Suite issue wouldn’t even come up tonight — foolish, I know — but I think Emily managed to navigate the unholy Bachelor/Bachelorette tradition and still keep the majority of her dignity intact. Do you agree, rose lovers? Of course, she also had to deliver an emotional gut punch to one guy tonight, and while I’m fine with who went home, I couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for him. That goodbye was pretty brutal. Stay tuned for my full recap later tonight (UPDATE: Click over to read Kristen’s full Bachelorette episode 9 recap and Chris Harrison’s behind-the-scenes Bachelorette blog), but in the meantime let me know what you thought of tonight’s episode. How much did you love Arie’s blooper reel? Why do you think Team Bachelorette is trying so hard to make us think Emily doesn’t choose either guy in the finale? And are ponytails ever acceptable in a formal setting? (Speaking of which, if you have style-related questions for Emily, InStyle.com wants to hear them — they’ll be doing a Twitter interview with Miss Maynard next Monday.) Post your thoughts now!