At this point for Emily there wasn’t anything wrong with any of them, and it was really an embarrassment of riches. The funny thing is, that’s not exactly what she was hoping for. When I talked to her in the deliberation room, she started off in a pretty good mood but was quickly overwhelmed with what she was going to have to do. She knew Sean was the one going home but had no idea how she could possibly say goodbye to a man that fit every criteria she was looking for. I thought it was very telling when Emily told Sean, ”I wanted it to be you so bad.” By the way, am I the only person that immediately thought of Meg Ryan saying that to Tom Hanks at the end of You’ve Got Mail? (I realize I probably shouldn’t have just typed that out loud.) But I understand what Emily was saying. If Emily had a list of what she was looking for, Sean could check off every box. But love is a funny thing, and when it comes to really tough decisions this season, Emily has gone with her gut, and so far it’s been flawless. Sean’s goodbye was one of the most emotional and heartfelt I can remember in recent years. It was tough to see him so heartbroken. I think we could all tell just how much it took him to get to the point to say what he did and make himself so vulnerable. And to finally open up that way only to be crushed was very tough to watch.
Posted July 13 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT
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