Could be ... I always thought he could have left Em go at F4 and she still could have been the Bette. But after I heard him say that he didn't feel the way he should feel when Shawntel said ILY and that's why he sent her home I can't see him keeping her around as not to encourage her to keep saying it on the FD when he wasn't feeling that way.
I guess we will have to see how it goes next week with Ashley's FD but it could be the same type of situation where he just knows she is not the F1. And then we are left with Emily (the next bette) and Chantal (by process of elimination who Brad knows he loves)
At this point with Chantal saying the ILY Brad would have gotten rid of her to spare her feelings for not feeling the same way much like Shawntel. But he didn't because is probably feeling the same way. err hope that made sense... sounded better in my head.