I just hope that this experience doesn't harden his heart and turn him into a cynic.Originally Posted by AquaGirl99;3622075;ITA that Reid's FS question was about their FS, not Ed/Jillian. As inquisitive and analytic as he is, do you think he's going to waste his time asking about Ed? We have to remember that the last time he was able to see/speak w/ her was when he was asking her to marry him. And he really believed she would say yes. He was then thrown in a van, driven around to get some good plugs, thrown on a plane and shipped back to Philly to deal w/ his broken heart for 2 months, all the while not being able to talk to anyone about it or ask Jillian what went wrong. He probably had a million questions for her and yet probably couldn't think of where to start when he saw her.
Also, he probably didn't see the FRC until the night of the ATFR so he didn't know exactly how things transpired after he left w/ Ed or her family, engagement, etc. I would have so many questions I wouldn't know where to begin.
Also, (and this is why I just love him) Reid is so real and genuine that it's obvious when he falls for someone he falls completely in love. I think that he was perfect for TPTB because he was clearly naive to the premise of the show. He could FEEL the love between the two of them and just couldn't understand how she could be feeling that way towards more than one person. IRL that is most likely the case and lucky for him (and anyone who ends up with him) he didn't change how he managed his feelings just because he was on a reality show. I don't think he knew that he was expected to drop his feelings at the door and just be ok w/ her falling for more than one person. That's just not who he is and I don't think he comprehended that it was Jillian's "role" to lead them all on. Again, I understand that is what she is there to do, but it was obvious no one bothered to tell him that. There were clearly feelings, emotions and words (and maybe other things ) that were shared during their FS that he really thought was just between the two of them. I don't think he even dreamed she had those same feelings towards anyone else. And I love him for that!
I do think that if TPTB let him come back prior to the FRC when he wanted, that there could be a different ending. If they wanted a love story, that could have been one for the books!