Now Harrison is asking her what drives her to the point where she'd sabotage her own engagement. Huh? Emily says she's been in love and lost it, and she doesn't want to go through it again. "You're not losing my love. At all," says Brad, and the audience of idiots applauds.
After the commercial break, Harrison asks them what it takes to move forward. Tellingly, Emily points out that Brad has a temper. Harrison asks if there are "knock-down, drag-out fights," and I think Harrison is kinda turned on. Oh, yeah, it's pretty "volatile," says Brad. Emily points out that when you fall in love really early, then there wasn't enough saved for just her, which the women in the audience seem to understand. Yikes, this whole discussion is awkward and not fun to watch. I mean, even less fun than this show normally is. It's a couples counseling session during which Brad feels the need to refute the tabloids, for god's sake, and Harrison manages to wheedle from Emily that she does ultimately see herself marrying Brad, and the overinvested audience goes wild, because everything we've seen so far has convinced them these two have an amazingly healthy relationship.
And now Harrison has brought out "some of America's favorite Bachelor couples" by which he means "the only Bachelor couples who are still together". Trista and Ryan (seven years together), Jason and Molly (just celebrated their first anniversary), and Ali and Roberto are allegedly about to get married. Poor Trista and Ryan! Are they starting to resent being trotted out by the show every time they want to prove that marriage is possible through The Bachelor? America's favorite Bachelor couples offer their own particular brand of non-helpful non-advice, which amounts to "don't listen to haters!" "I think it's a true testament to y'all's relationships that..." says Emily and I didn't hear the rest of it, because I'm still stuck on "y'all's relationships." There's a lot of talk of how hard it is on Monday nights/Tuesday mornings after the show is aired. Oh, boo-hoo! It's so hard to watch ourselves be on the show that nobody forced us to go on, and to act surprised when our show turns out to be exactly the same as every other season of the show that we watched!
After the commercial break, Harrison asks Emily and Brad what they thought of the advice from the other Bachelor couples: was it awesome or totally awesome? And then Harrison tells them that their engagement is a special moment so he's going to show it to them again, because they haven't seen it yet, and by extension we're forced to watch it again. Present-day Brad and Emily watch the proposal, looking uncomfortable. Present-day Brad looks like he's not enjoying watching it, like he no longer believes what he thought then, that he and Emily would get married. Emily kind of looks like she's enjoying it, in a "Wasn't that fun?" kind of way. And then Harrison tells us that there are tears in both their eyes, which I can't actually see.