Last night was the first night I felt really bad for Emily. Having to let one of those three guys go had to hurt. Even though there was a statement to Chris that noted she knew who she wanted in the end and just had to get there. (It was quick – if you blinked you might have missed it.) If you’re looking for a clue as to who that guy might be, I’ll give you one you may have overlooked. The whole show seemed to be about Emily dealing how hard it was going to be to send one guy home. She was really worried about hurting feelings and dealing with the guilt of knowing they are all three in love with her. When she talked about what a good guy Sean was in the beginning she teared up. When she talked about Arie in the end, she teared up. No tears for Jef.
No tears for Jef actually means the exact opposite from what you might think. No tears for Jef means no guilt about Jef. She doesn’t have to worry about hurting his feelings because she knows she’s going to pick him. And, as much as I like Arie and agree that he’s hot, I just can’t deny that Jef and Emily have a deeper connection. When she mentioned she saw him while she was making breakfast? When she said she wanted to turn him down with the fantasy suite and he beat her to it? All more signs.
When Emily told Arie she didn’t know what he did on a Tuesday morning I was thinking about how she wouldn’t know what he was doing on most of his mornings if he married her because he would be traveling. I know the producers and editors cut the scenes to make it seem like she was great with their conversation but if you dvr’d it, go back and watch her face as she listens to him. There are moments of realization that hit her where you can see her thinking, “but that’s not us” (her and Ricki).
I felt horrible for Sean when he was sent home but that exchange on the bench was a perfect example of why he was sent packing. They sat there not knowing what to say. They sat on there date not knowing what to say. In scenes with Jef and Aries you can hear them whisper and talk as they walk before the edit in the actual conversation. With Sean there was so much dead air. I get that he was probably extremely uncomfortable revealing love on camera. feel sorry if that in any way influenced how she felt. Still, I don’t think there was anything he could have done. She’s head over heels for Jef and 100% physically attached to Arie.
Next week is the Men Tell All. While I will enjoy getting the chance to hear from Sean and some of the other guys, I can’t say I’m that interested. I don’t really want to see Ryan, Kalon, Doug or any of the others again. All season it’s been Jef, Arie, Sean and Emily and that’s what I want to watch. The following week we get meet the families, the proposal and a LIVE After the Final Rose all in the same night. Previews do what they always do…try to get us to believe that maybe she doesn’t pick anyone. They show her crying and her family making crazy statements. Trust me, they would never have edited Emily’s love story the way they did this season if she wasn’t getting engaged in the end and I’d put all my money on Jef at this point. (5% of me that thinks I might lose that money…great season!)