And now Chris Harrison says that everywhere he goes, he's asked why Sean wasn't in the final two. He doesn't say anything about how sad this makes him for America, but it does mean that Sean's next up for the hot seat. People who inexplicably seem to actually give a shit about Sean and Emily cheer and clap and then get deathly quiet when we watch his supposedly emotional exit. He himself doesn't seem quite over it yet, and some dingbat in the audience wipes away a tear, like CALL A FAMILY MEMBER OF YOUR OWN, FOR GOD'S SAKE.
Sean says his rejection took him by surprise, because he'd started to think of himself as a father to Ricki and husband to Emily. "No one wants to feel inadequate in any way, and that's the emotion that pops up," he says. Harrison says it seems like the emotions are still there. Sean says Emily's an amazing person, and the feelings aren't going to fade overnight. They talk for another five hours, and Sean wants a family and he's more open now than he's ever been, and he hopes she comes around sooner or later, and Harrison calls him "buddy" which is a step up from "man" in the Harrison Man-Affection Scale.
And then Emily herself comes out, to a standing ovation from all the guys she sent home, like HAVE SOME DIGNITY, and Harrison asks if it's tough for her to walk out, and you think he's talking about the skintight dress she's got on, but it's because she sees Sean with whom she had an emotional goodbye. She tells him that she had an ugly cry when she watched that episode and tells him everything she felt was real. That would be really lovely for "Jef" and/or Arie to hear at this point, I imagine. And of course just like the night it happened, Emily seems to be thinking about how awful her dumping of Sean was mainly because of how hard it was for her.
And now Chris is making the case for Emily as History's Greatest Humanitarian, and now we're talking about the breakup-kiss again, and she says she wished she'd given Doug the group-date rose on Kalon Baggage night, for saving her from potentially being engaged to Kalon, who then says he's glad she looks so happy and he's sorry for what went down and he wishes her the best, and she calls that the biggest load of shit she's ever heard, and just as you're thinking, "Well, come on, he's apologizing," you find out that Kalon apparently a couple of days ago on Twitter posted a picture of a baggage claim and says he's surprised not to see Emily there, and Kalon can only lamely say he's flattered she follows him on Twitter (because the only way you can see what someone posts on Twitter is to follow them, right?). She tells him she hopes he finds faith in something more than his Prada shoes and rented helicopter.