Oh, how the mighty fall . . . After miraculously surviving four weeks of The Bachelorette season eight, Houston reality bad boy Kalon Joseph Reid McMahon finally took it too far Monday night, launching Emily Maynard into a self-described "West Virginia-style" rage and losing his chance at finding love on national television.
It all started with a passing comment during a casual tableside chat between Kalon, Arie the racecar driver and Jef with one f, who arrived with the other remaining suitors for several days in London. Back at the temporary bachelor pad, spirits are a little low after Emily selects Sean for a one-on-one evening, relegating the rest of the gentleman to a group date the following day.
"If you become part of her life," Kalon snickers, "pretty much any date's going to be a group date — you, her and (her daughter) Ricki."
Never one to like an uncomfortable silence, Kalon chimes in to console his fellow contestants. "If you become part of her life," he snickers, "pretty much any date's going to be a group date — you, her and [Emily's daughter] Ricki."
Arie gently redirects the conversation and, later that night, Dallas-native Sean scores himself a rose.
Irked he's lost out to Jef for the second one-on-one date, Kalon finds solace in being selected by the bachelorette to play the coveted role of fair Romeo. Oddly, he appears so consumed by the responsibility of playing one of the production's lead characters that he goes so far as to shoo away Emily with the now infamous line: "We need to get back to rehearsals. You can run along."
But the true Shakespearean tragedy takes place after the show at a local pub where our hometown hero tells Chris — who sometimes looks like young Gary Sinise, right? — that, after the busy group date, he'll only "get a chance to talk to an exhausted, sick mother who has a child waiting on her.”
True? Yes. Something to say on camera? Not really.
Chris is pissed and tells the rest of the gang about their conversation as well as a moment the previous night when Kalon called Ricki the ultimate b-word . . . "baggage." Doug, the single father who's hated Kalon since he said he was putting his son "on hold," is livid and demands an apology from the Houston bachelor.
Kalon refuses to stand down, noting that he chose the word poorly and that he intended to say Ricki was a responsibility. Doug tells Emily. Emily confronts Kalon and the next thing we know it's "Get the fuck out."