Ah, to be young again when Mr. S and I had first met. That's how watching Chantal and Brad makes me feel, nostalgic for the heat and intensity of the beginning of a romance.
Chantal makes him laugh. She makes him mad. She makes him nervous. She makes him question her, question himself, question what he is comfortable with. She keeps him on his toes. She puts him off balance. She gives him everything she has, openly and clearly. She tells him how she feels, good and bad. She teases him and makes him feel like he's the centre of her attention. All of this we've seen in this highly edited show, in the very brief time they have spent together.
With Emily, we've seen "I really like you." and "thank you"
To me, there is nowhere near the same level of comfort or intensity. If there is, they are doing an incredible job of hiding it from the audience. Some say they see it, that it is slow and sweet, and that I do understand and appreciate. And in the "real world" not the Bachelor Bubble, that may very well work just fine. But for this show, and believe me I still see this as a "show" and "entertainment" - it's too little, too late, IMO.
Chantal had him at the slap!
Big: You know, Manhattan has a lot of beautiful women.
Carrie: What an amazing observation!
Big: But the thing is, after awhile, you just wanna be with the one who makes you laugh.
~ Sex and the City
I just have a problem ignoring things I see and hear.
I see a man that has be smitten with Emily since day one.
I saw a man give a special rose to Emily, could have given it to Chantal if he was so taken with her. The look he had on his face when he was talking to her, then walk back into the room of ladies, holding her hand and strutting his step, then sways his hand toward her as if saying, see she has the rose.
I see a man so excited to take Emily on a 1-1 date, been looking forward to it, acting like a school boy (my daughter noticed that, I didn't) tells her he likes her a lot, a lot, I mean a lot, again expressing those feelings to her.
I see a man plan a special picnic for Emily (sure I know you all say producer prodded, why her, why not one of the others). He wanted to recreate their 1-1 date, he wanted her to know how much she means to him...again expressing his feelings to her.
I saw a man constantly taking Emily aside on a group date, sure he wanted to make sure she was okay, but I say he went above and beyond the call of duty. He gives her the rose, because he wants her to know he is falling for her, again there he goes telling her about those feelings of his. He said it might make the other ladies mad or hurt but he didn't care, because Emily means so much to him.
I saw a man tell Emily that he really cares about her and he won't let her sabotage what they have
I saw a man say in his blog, say watch for a love story unfold in Anguilla
I saw a man looking forward to his 2 1-1 date with Emily because they made great progress in CR. He's always thinking of romantic dates when it comes to Emily I saw a man tell Emily that he cares so much about her, again those feelings, I saw a man break the rules and tell Emily she was getting a rose because he wanted her to relax and not worry about it and that he was going to her home to meet her daughter. I heard a man in the tone of he's in love tell say Em, I like you and say he didn't want to leave.
I saw a man in a different mood with the remaining ladies after his date with Emily
So if I'm crazy or a fool for believing Emily is F1, then I guess I will remain that way.
This show really doesn't matter to me. FORT does.