Love is in the air...
I have a confession to make - I am loving this season!! We finally hit the point where it becomes obvious who F1 is, just like Roberto in Portugal.
No wonder Brad told us to watch for it in his People blog last week - and why he says it was his favorite week other than the FRC week. It sure wasn't because of the SI shoot. And it wasn't Britt's date. So there's only 2 left...
I'm disappointed they cut out so much from Emily's date but holy cow on what we got to see! He admits to how nervous she makes him (aww! and in his blog, he says like a shy school kid-- kind of reminds me of how Ali was so nervous around Roberto and CH said it took her until Iceland to not be that way around him but I digress.), then he says he fails at trying to be cool and tough and he kicks himself when he fumbles his words or doesn't kiss her. What girl wouldn't swoon over that!! I'm not going to repeat everything he said but he told her he respects her enough to take things slow. Um...that's not the edit saying he's taking things slow - HE is saying that...and because he respects her and NOT because there are any lack of feelings from him. He reassures her (and all of us) that there IS something there and he says it's REAL to her when she mentions her trepidation over introducing him to her daughter.
The scene at the water's edge - well...if that didn't scream "we're in love" then I don't know what to tell ya'. Brad's voice getting husky, their body language, the kisses (I almost felt like a voyeur) - they just screamed love. And in a show like this, it's very unusual to see.
And their conversations during this episode were REAL. I don't know how anyone can say communication is a problem between them - they talk openly and Emily even told him to be brutally honest. This is a whole different side to Brad that we're seeing!
After her date, Brad started pulling back. In the beach with Shawntel, when she launches herself at him, he doesn't hold her like you would with someone you're interested in. He kind of holds her where she is. With the group date, he pulls back. You can say it was awkward b/c there were a bunch of girls yet he spent a lot of time with Emily on HER nascar group date! But Chantal notices it and she's worried about him pulling back. Well, of course he is - he just realized he's falling in love with someone else and has to go through the motions!
I thought his reasons for sending Michelle home were hilarious. We have incredible chemistry but the drama - she'd drive me crazy. Heck, he could've said that about Chantal and it would've fit.
Last night we saw the edit becoming clearer... I can't wait to see how this continues.