Agree. Suzanne's rejection was the cruelest I've ever seen and the producers and NBC should be drawn and quartered for not only scripting it that way but airing it.
As I recall from the first Marry My Dad show, there was a similar setup, but the woman held her poise and her pride and wouldn't even let Dad kiss her goodbye. She too had been praised by the kids, but I don't think to the extent that the Okland kids did for Suzanne.
Personalities should be taken into account. If they couldn't pull off a non-gut-wrenching rejection, forcing us to watch a person fall apart like that, then it shouldn't have been aired.
NBC = Not (a) Bit (of) Class
Shame on them