Monday, March 14, 2011

The Final Rose

{The Season Finale of The Bachelor}
Brad's family comes to South Africa to meet the final two ladies. Brad greets them, breaks into tears, and begins talking about how important these women are to him. His brother truly believes that this time is different.

Chantal is the first of the two women to visit Brad and his family.
Chantal said when she stepped out of the limo and met Brad, just knew he was the one. She talks about their dates and how the best ones were every day, ordinary things. The family immediately likes her. Brad’s brothers, Chad and Wes talk to her privately to make sure she is ready for marriage. Chantal said that she is so ready that she would marry him on the spot. This impresses Chad and thinks it screams her feelings to him. Chantal talks to his mom about her first marriage and what she learned from it. She says Brad is the right person and he is making the journey easy for her. Brad’s mom appreciates how open and warm she is.

Brad’s face lit up the moment he saw Emily {so adorable}.
She brings them flowers and admits she is nervous. Wes notices how reserved she is. They discuss Emily’s hometown date and Brad getting to meet her daughter Ricki.
Wes asks how Ricki's dad would feel about Emily and Ricki moving to Austin if her and Brad were engaged. Brad immediately gets protective over Emily and the question his brother asked, making sure it was okay for them to discuss Emily’s past. Emily talks about her ex-fiance's death and how grateful she is to have her little girl. Everyone, is in tears {including me}.
Brad’s mom appreciates how Emily trusted Brad to meet her daughter. She is so grateful and blessed to have Brad. She hopes she is the one, but thinks anybody would be lucky to have him. To her, Brad is her angel.

{After both women met Brad's family}
Brad realizes he has some tough decisions ahead of him. He talks to his family about the women and they tell him they like both of them, but for different reasons.  Brad's mom thinks Emily is the whole package, and thinks that is who he will marry.

On their last date together they swim with sharks. This is something Chantal is scared to do, but is willing to do for Brad. He appreciates how she is always willing to overcome her fears.  Later that night, they meet up in her hotel room. They share wine and talk about their relationship. She made a map showing how she traveled the world with him. Her gift also came with a story she wrote about how much she loves him and wants him to choose her.

Brad takes Emily away in a helicopter to show her to the Cape of Good Hope. She says she is finally in love again and thinks Brad is someone she can spend the rest of her life with. 
They talk about her time with his family and how things will change once Ricki is permanently in the picture. She knows she is in love with him but is insecure. She fears sabotaging  what they have and hopes she doesn't ruin it.
Later that night, Brad says that he wants the chance to be a father, not a stepfather. He promises not to replace her biological father. He just wants to be a real father to her.  She warns him it won't always be fun. He is firm and says he is ready for it all. She wants to make sure there are no surprises.  He is getting mad because she keeps pushing that it isn't all fun, but she wants him to be in it for the long haul.  He promises her he cares enough about her to be there for them.  She hopes he considers everything before making his choice and reassures him that she wants him.  He feels as if he has been knocked down and leaves her thinking she messed everything up.

{After the dates}
He looks back at each woman as the three of them get ready for the big day. He loves Emily, but wonders if she is ready to be married. He is comfortable with Chantal and loves their passion.
Chantal wants to continue their love story.
Emily knows she is in love with Brad and can't remember the last time she was this happy.
Everyone is terrified as to what is to come and leaving heartbroken.

{Choosing THE RING}
Brad meets with Neil Lane to pick out the ring. He says that this time it is right and he is ready to pick out a ring.  Whoever gets this ring is one lucky lady it is {GORGEOUS}

Chantal comes out of the limo to see Brad one last time. He tells her what she means to him and how strong their relationship is. Sadly, his feelings for someone else are stronger. As she cries, he holds her and he tells her what they had is real and he took everything she had to heart. Right now, it is only a matter of him having stronger feelings for someone else. Chantal thinks Emily is lucky, but it sucks. He promises her he cares about her and they say goodbye one last time.
Emily comes out of the limo with Brad nervously waiting for her.She is in love with Brad and ready for this next step in her life. To her, it is the biggest life changer since giving birth.
Brad keeps telling her how stunning she looks and how she takes his breath away.They hug and after some small talk of how wonderful they both look, he talks about his journey and the leap of faith he has taken. He stutters and apologizes. He says all it took was coming here to find her. He says she is the one and his once in a lifetime. He wants to be her forever, her best friend and wants to protect her and her daughter. He says he loves her and gets down on one knee and says please make me happier than I have ever been in my entire life, marry me. She of course accepts.  

{After the Final Rose}
Chantal comes back to face Brad for the first time since she was sent home on the finale. She asks him questions about when he knew she wasn't the one and why he kept her there. Brad is timid in answering her questions. We find out that since the show, Chantal has met someone that she very much cares for.
Emily and Brad reunite for the first time in a month. Brad was so excited to see her but there seemed to be tension between them. They admitted that since the proposal that their relationship hasn't been "all roses." They had set two wedding dates, but obviously neither of them ended up working out. They broke up once, but got back together. Emily says that she has found that Brad has a temper, but she too has one of her own. They talk about other things that have set them apart and Emily admits that she wants that time to get to know him better before they say I do. She also admitted that she is not ready to move to Austin, which was a shocker to the audience. Emily also said how hard it was to watch the show and the things that Brad said to other women. She said that if Brad admitted how he fell for her so early then there was clearly things that he should not have said to other women. She said that is also one reason why she hasn't married him yet.
The show brought back previous couples that lasted from The Bachelor. These couples talk about their relationships and also give advice to Emily and Brad.

I'm so sad that this season of The Bachelor is over...
The second season of Bachelor Pad is scheduled for this summer.
May 23rd is the season premiere of The Bachelorette!!

Ashley Hebert was announced tonight as the next Bachelorette... I really wasn't a huge fan of hers but I hope she grows on me once the season starts. What are your thoughts about tonight's finale and Ashley H. being the next bachelorette?

1 comment:

  1. I was team Chantel all the way! I was disappointed she didn't win even though I knew she wasn't going to. I'm happy she's now found love. I was always a fan of Emily, just never liked her with Brad. She always brought out awkwardness in him. After the Final Rose was not surprising to me. I knew that they were going to have problems. I actually felt sorry for him. She wasn't saying anything that he was happy to hear. I honestly don't see it working out, what do you think? Now, that I just wrote a book here! HAHA Have a great day! <3


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