I actually had more fun watching the "After the Final Rose" show than the finale. After last nights' episode slash "intervention," the outlook is bleak to say the least, for Brad and Emily.
Emily seems to have had a rough time watching the season. And who can blame her? I certainly wouldn't want to have to watch my finance date
smooch, grope, and enjoy slumber parties with other women every Monday night. Especially after I'm sure she thought what she had with Brad was "unique." And it probably was in his mind...but while he was falling "in love" with Emily, he sure wasn't objecting to spending romantic dates with the other women (especially Chantal). Not to mention, Emily had to deal with the tabloids and Brad's ex coming out from the woodworks saying they were supposedly "engaged" before he went on the show. I feel for the poor girl. That must be torture. What better way to stir up feelings of jealousy and insecurity than to see your love with other women (every Monday night)?
Emily also eluded to the fact that she was bugged that Brad didn't save certain things just for her, since he supposedly had strong feelings for her early on. Translation: "I can't believe you slept with Chantal in that Fantasy Suite, you f*ing pig." I think any woman would feel the same way...
Of course the show is "The Bachelor" not "Let's Watch Brad and Emily Fall in Love," so you can argue that Emily should have known what she was getting into. Yes, she should have realized that pretty much all men are pigs, and of course Brad is going to sleep with other girls and take advantage of being able to date multiple women at once, guilt-free. But Ido sympathize with her, because if it were me, I would be pissed too! Of course I wouldn't want to run off and get married right away after watching him with the other girls.
Emily was also bugged that the show portrayed her as "boring." I don't blame her for that either, but when you sign up for the Bachelor, you never know how they are going to spin the show. Their focus is on the ratings and they manipulate the show to keep viewers entertained. They only show us what they want us to see, of course.
The funniest part of the show was the "intervention" when they brought out the whole three couples who've actually stayed together. I loved it when Jason Mesnick said, "We're here for you." Like it's Recovering Bachelor Support Group! Basically, I think in order for Brad and Emily to work out, she's going to have to get over everything that happened on the show and move on, and Brad is going to have to work hard to make Emily feel like he really loves her.
I think it's smart of Emily to say they need time to be a real couple in the real world before she moves to Austin, and shakes up her and her daughter's lives. I hope Brad and Emily work out because I really do love a happy ending.