And then Harrison drops the bomb that Brad and Emily have broken up once, and Brad doesn't want everyone to overreact, but Emily has talked about how she just can't do it, and then Brad tells us that he's missed Emily so much that he's taken it out on her, and this is all sounding ugly and awful. "This is a real relationship. We're not in some fantasyland. This is real life," says Brad, who wants Harrison to bring her out because it feels like it's been a decade. And Harrison says, "In your mind, are you engaged to this woman?" and Brad says he is, but he can't answer for her. "I'm not letting her go. I'm fighting tooth and nail," he says, and the audience applauds.
After the commercial break, Harrison asks if Brad is nervous, and he says, "I'm always nervous around her," which is odd, and then Emily comes out, and she looks good too. Straightened hair. Less blonde. She and Brad hug. She is not, it must be said, wearing a ring. Harrison doesn't point that out, but asks if she considers them engaged, and she does, and she's glad to be able to say it.
Then Harrison asks if they're looking forward to a wedding soon, and reminds her that today was supposed to be their wedding day. "Right now, in this instance? I love you, but noooo," she tells Brad, very certain. The audience gasps. She says she wishes she was, but they have some things they need to figure out, like how they fight and deal with things and communicate. There's also Rikki to consider. "Could I move to Austin today? No." The audience, again, gasps. I think someone actually fucking fainted. Several women are shaking their heads. HOW DARE SHE! Hilariously, the audience is scandalized at a Bachelor season not ending in marriage, which only happens, oh, EVERY SEASON.
And then, interestingly, Emily talks about watching The Bachelor which she says she knew wouldn't be the Emily and Brad Fall in Love show, but still it was tough to see Brad give the show so much material, especially with Chantal. "I felt like we had a relationship that none of the other girls had," she says, and it was tough to watch him having so much fun with Chantal, and says SHE might have picked Chantal herself. Holy shit, now there's a show.