Bolded- That story line was there from the beginning when Chris said that Frank had a huge leg up on them getting the first date with Ali....Originally Posted by latergator;3978690;I thought the most telling edit in last nights home town date was the conversation between Chris and his dad... about the soulmate stuff and could Ali perhaps be Chris' soulmate. When Chris said what he did about the picking and he didn't want her to pick him, but he wanted her to just fall for him... that was the big whoops moment for me.
Chris was sensing that Ali wasn't falling for him, he had said in Turkey and again in Portugal that he needed to step up and show her that he was there for her. He got mixed messages from her that I can see, and to me that's totally understandable... she is seeing other guys at the same time, and has different feelings for each of them. Can't fault Ali for that.
When I read Ali's blog today, it was obvious what she was doing as far as Chris... again some mixed messages from when she left his hometown date (where the PI's were done in the same clothes) to the RC where she has had time to think about it and get the cold feet and says the "it's too little too late" speech. She is distancing him now... before we see the connection in the next episodes (I don't doubt that there will be chemistry between them). But by putting this pause and question there now... it will be easier to pass it off as see, I told you after HTD this was how I was feeling. And that's actually a good thing I believe, I will have that to remind myself to go back and read it when I begin to question what is going on.
Personally I believe that Ali is intimidated by Chris, his love and his family, perhaps thinking that she is not worthy of that, and that she would mess it up somehow. Best to stay on familiar territory. I wonder now, watching the show back, what she thinks as far as her care-giving her grandmother, and Chris care-giving his mom. She may not have been quite so altruistic in her care-giving of her Grandma and it was actually more of a chore than she let on to Jake, consequently it was never on the radar when Chris told of his sacrifice to care for the one person he loved more than anything.
as far as the poster that asked what Chris and Ali said in the tower as he was nuzzling her neck...
Ali: I love when you kiss my neck
Chris: Well... it works out nicely---
Ali laughs as Chris continues
Chris: cause... I like it!
I hope that Chris runs as far and as fast as he can away from this show... they would chew him up and spit him out in a million pieces, and he is worth so much more that that.
I just wish Ali would have let him go sooner. THAT'S MY ONLY BEEF with her. He doesn't need to be chewed up an spit out like that.