Bringing this over from the Media thread. I posted this in answer to one of anders' posts:
This may be answered later down the line, anders, but the Ed leaving theory didn't start because of that line. When we were sleuthing pre-season, we found out from FORTer cheekychook that Ed was at work on April 12. We didn't look back at him after that and assumed he was "de-rosed." Later, when the Spain SCs started coming out, some posters (Guardian Angel in particular) kept saying they thought it looked like Ed. We started wondering then, if something was wrong. Cheekychook, bless her sleuthing heart, checked back and posted the following:Originally Posted by anders332
funny thing is the whole 'rumour' started because of that one line he said talking to Jilly, about not being comfortable and having to leave. We didn't get any VOs in the previews from CH to suggest that anyone actually did leave. I never believed that he did leave and return - if he had that would've been strongly highlighted right from the start.
Ok, here's what I know. My BFF lives in Chicago. On April 26 I got an email telling me that he had just found out that a colleague (from a different company, but the same field) had been a contestant on the Bachelorette. He knows I follow the show, so he found out what he could. He gave me the name Edward Swiderski (way in advance of the names being released), told me how old he was, where he works, etc. He said he had been home for at least 2 weeks. I didn't ask too much other info because it seemed that if he was home for at least 2 weeks prior to April 26 then he must not have stayed around that long. I have not heard anything about him having disappeared again, so I am hesitant to buy into any theories about him having left and then come back, but I can't say with absolute certainty. I will ask my friend to see if he can verify that Ed has been home since he returned in April.
So, anyway, the Ed leaving didn't start with a voiceover. The VO just confirmed the Chicago information. When he seemed to appear in Spain, Cheekychook checked back with her source and posted the above. When the Maui picture came out, it just seemed to further confirm that he left and came back. May be nothing nefarious about it, or it could be very interesting. We may not see it in the edit, but we know he was home for a period of time.Quote:
I did confirm through a contact that he was home in mid-April but I am unable to verify if he stayed home or not.
I, for one, am VERY curious about how this plays out and I'd LOVE to know the backstory it, lol. Hope that helps explain it. Sorry so long!