Originally Posted by Beachmom
I am in complete agreement with these comments! I kept thinking back to Deanna's FRC and how awful it was when Jason got down on one knee to propose, only to have her stop him so she could reject him! One of my least favorite moments of this show EVER! It made me queasy. I told myself that I never wanted to see anyone go through that again. Ali gave Chris the gift of letting him keep his dignity and not putting him through more grief. She wasn't going to fake the LCD and let him think he still had a chance. She wasn't going to let him stand there at the FRC and have to endure a painful rejection.
She did the right thing, and how often do we see that on this show! I think Chris really did understand what she was doing and why. He felt the respect, affection and genuine caring from her. He was spared that final humiliation and for that, I will always be grateful.
My opinion of Ali has changed as I have watched this season. My biggest problem with her was why she kept Frank around so long. I just never saw the appeal of that guy, but I told myself - to each her own! I mean, with guys like Roberto and Chris, even Frank knew that he didn't have a chance! I like to think that both Roberto and Chris brought out the best in Ali. I think they all brought out the best in each other.
Somehow they got it right. We saw three grownup people acting respectfully and decently towards each other. That is what I want to take away from this season.
Maybe you did not see Frank's appeal but Ali did. She definately preferred Frank over Chris. I feel from the first night, Ali knew it was Roberto and told MF and producers about it. They just had to continue the show, go through the process of elimination to get to the finale. I do not think Ali orchestrated Chris leaving. MF had to have a first time ever something. And, they came up with this with Ali's approval. She just executed her part.
I believe Ali genuinely loves Roberto. but apart from that, she can be quite cold blooded.