First off, can anybody tell me who / what BFC is?
In fairness, I thought Brad handled / controlled himself really well during the entire AFTR.
Even during the scene where he told Emily he was in it for the long haul and was wanting to take both she and Rikki, I think he was being heartfelt. It was Emily, IMO, who kept pushing it with him. The poor guy was obviously having anxiety. I didn't see him get volatile or anything even approaching that. He was totally anxious / panicked. The fact that he maintained his poise during the entire AFTR was pretty revealing, as well. She vacillated constantly about her feelings toward him. While I did find that an honest reaction on her part - I'm so sick of the AFTR's where they just look like 2 lovey dovey robots on a stage - I didn't think her going on about how "volatile" he is to be productive in that public arena. To then go on about "poking the bear" seemed to be overkill on her part, too. Jake with Vienna looked "volatile"; Brad with Emily looked wounded and hurt, but not "volatile." I thought Emily came across kind of passive / aggressive, overall.
I didn't watch Brad's prior season. However, I do give him credit for not choosing either lady at that time. If you know it's not right, it takes a lot of courage to do that in front of a huge audience.
The fact that Emily went on so much about her "boring" edit during the show and that she could have shown how much "fun" she was if she only had had the opportunity to go on the exciting, adventurous dates that Chantal had, also showed me that Emily looked at this as more of a "contest' and not a way of finding love. Did she not sign up for a reality show to begin with? Did she not realize that meant Brad would be "connecting" with others?
All season, she got the Mother Teresa edit. More so than any other woman on the history of this show. Are we to believe she would have preferred to have a Michelle, Shawntell, Ashley or Chantal type edit, warts and all?
I think if the relationship with Brad / Emily continues, there's no doubt in my mind that Emily is a very controlling, emasculating type woman.