Episode 11: (In South Africa, Emily Maynard vs Chantal O’Brien)
Updated 2/28: Brad is engaged to Emily. Here are the finale details.
-Ricki is definitely not part of the finale. She does not show up in South Africa
-Regular rose ceremony, Chantal does get escorted to the vineyard where she is then unceremoniously dumped by Brad. Don’t know if there was any dry heaving into the bushes like last time. Guess we’ll have to see
-Brad did in fact have Emily’s father fly to South Africa to ask for his permission to marry his daughter. However, this was not filmed and we will not see it. He wanted to do the gentlemanly thing, which I respect. So that answers my question from yesterday about how a guy who’s been so insistent on getting fathers permission could propose without ever having spoken to anyone in her family. Just know he did get permission from her dad but we won’t see it
-Finale plays out as normal: Each girl meets Brad’s family out there, each get a last chance date with him, he rejects Chantal, proposes to Emily, she says yes, and they’re engaged
-Last thing I finally learned: Filming ended Friday, Nov. 19th. Brad and Emily stayed in South Africa a few extra days in a house that they shared with his handler Cassie Lambert and her man Pete Scalettar, who is a producer on the show. Emily was back in Charlotte the day before Thanksgiving
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