My Theory... New TiVO Revelation...
I saw the commercial about an hour ago during Race To The Alter and looked at it again and again.. Noticed the following things:
The guy she says "She is falling in love with" though blurred image, has clearly "straight" hair, which is what Wade has vs Chad who has curly hair.
There is a guy she hugs in one shot with what appears to be wearing a blue shirt, with curly hair. That is clearly Chad and what seems like perhaps might be after a date or something.
Wade said "She really has to show me something tonight or else it will be her fault if I take the money".
Based on these My theory is:
She picks Wade by telling him that "she is falling in love with him" because she knows he needs to hear something big. He seems to obviously be into her and she knows that. She also knows that she hasn't shown romantic feelings towards him so, in order to ensure that if she picks him, he will pick her over the money, she has to tell him something drastic to push him.
Also, she knows due to the rule, if she picks chad and for some reason he picks the money, they can't be together and she is into Chad and like Paige acting all gaga over Rob, it's clear Erin is gaga over Chad.. Meaning, she wants to have the chance with Chad for long term but not sacrifice the money to get that.
Also, we have heard that if the guy picks her over money, means we know she can get $2M but, we have never heard that can she reject him then and say "I'd rather just have the money"? That has never been even discussed or clearly state which leads me to believe, she probably has an option of NOT going for the guy and just taking the money and leave.... Leaving her an opportunity to be with Chad for the future..
So.... I think:
She rejects Chad but tells him she feels for him and that's why she is doing it.
Tell Wade she is falling in love with him and Wade, the dumb dumb, picks her over the money thinking heck, I am getting the girl.
She then dumps him on National TV and takes the money.. Which could explain the looks of everyone at the reunion:
Wade - PO'd
Chad - Embarrased
Erin - Giggly
Because...... She got her cake and ate it too................ (that would suck but I believe that's how it's going to go down)...