Emily must decide between Jef Holm and Arie Luyendyk Jr. when the season finale airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC
Who will receive Bachelorette Emily Maynard's final rose? Will it be baby-faced, pompadoured, doesn't-know-how-to-spell-his-own-name Jef Holm? Or the Zach Braff doppleganger Arie Luyendyk Jr.? As usual, the notoriously omniscient blogger Reality Steve can spoil this for you. (Click here if you want him to.) Or you could be a good little viewer, and decide for yourself which suitor will end up engaged to Emily by the end of the season finale of The Bachelorette, which airs Sunday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.)
A source told Us Weekly that Maynard "entered the finale day hell bent on not accepting anyone's proposal... She was truly in love with two really good people. It wasn't clear cut." But the same source called the episode a "roller coaster," which means she probably changed her mind and chose someone.
Here's the case for Jef: Two weeks ago, after making it all the way to the final three, this uber-earnest businessman (just check out his speech to her dad asking for his blessing) declined the chance to spend the night with Maynard in the Fantasy Suite. This, of course, was a test, and by the look on Maynard's face, he obviously gave the right answer. "It would be awesome to forgo our original rooms, but I completely respect that your daughter and my family and your family is going to be watching this," Holm said. "There's a time and a place. I plan on spending every night with you in our own Fantasy Suite."
On the other hand, Maynard seems more physically attracted to Arie, the champion race car driver. She told the camera that she didn't trust herself alone in the suite with him. "I won't let myself go there," she said. "But good Lord he's hot!" But Arie's failure to tell Emily that he used to date a Bachelorette producer caused a rift between the couple a few weeks back. It's anyone's guess whether she's worked through her anger by the finale.
Who will it be? Well, why not board Sunday night's roller coaster to find out?