Brad has one rose left to give to either Emily or Chantal after they meet his family in Cape Town, South Africa. Brad and Chantal swim in shark infested waters (literally) while Emily’s figurative shark is her daughter. Emily’s final date is a helicopter tour of Cape Town that includes stunning views of the Cape of Good Hope. Then Brad comes to a decision.
Not as romantic , but here is what I see with the edit.
Chantal gets the LCD with the sharks - just like ChrisL was supposed to have had, but Ali let him go early.
Her storyline has nowhere else to go.
With this date, she could prove that she overcomes her fear of swimming with the sharks, but it does not add to the love story.
The edit does not hint of any more conflict to be resolved.
Chantal's storyline appears to stay the same.
It flatlines out.
Now let's look at what the episode description alludes to with Emily and her edited storyline....
Emily's entire storyline has been developing with the problem/conflict: Can/will Emily let Brad fill the empty spot left in their lives when Daddy Ricky was killed in a plane crash?
The final issue/conflict appears one more time to revolve around daughter Ricki who is referred to as the "figurative shark" which means the issue/problem/conflict has teeth!
We see Brad in the screencap get up and walk away. I think he could very well leave that night with things undecided.
That is where we get the suspense. Where does he go from here? Does he go with the sure thing - the one who tells him, " I love you," with little or no reservations, or does he go with Emily?
Now, I know that 3/4 of you on here are going to say that he takes the money and runs! However, this is not a game show!!
Look at your editing, and look at your clues. The story really is supposed to have a storyline....