…that was what I wrote as part of my tweet this past Saturday night before I headed out to the movies to see “Just Go With It”. By the way, we can now add Brooklyn Decker to my “list”. I know, real shocker, huh? Anyway, why did I tweet that? Because this season, I’ve been pitching a perfect game. Every date, rose, elimination has been dead on since Day 1. I’ve even given you stuff that wasn’t even shown on the show (the Vegas tattoos, Ashley H’s ex boyfriend who died two weeks before filming, Brad kissing all nine girls on the Dr. Drew date, etc). So we’ve come to this. I’ve retired the first 26 batters without giving up a hit or a walk. We’re down to the last strike. One more out and I’ve got a perfect game for the season. So, what do I throw? If I were ever a major league pitcher, you go with your best stuff, so I’m going with the fastball. One problem. That fastball was deposited into the 15th row of the outfield bleachers by Albert Pujols and the perfect game has come to an end. For all you non-baseball fans, what does that mean? It means my sources have been wrong about the ending of the show.
Brad is engaged to Emily.
It’s been a crazy last 96 hours to say the least, but yes, it is true. Trust me, for the guy that has sat here for the last three months pounding on his chest and screaming from the top of the Empire State Building like King Kong that “Brad is engaged to Chantal”, the last thing I wanna do is tell you I was wrong the whole time. Well, I was. I apologize. We’ll get to the “why” and the “how” in a little bit as I give you a inside look into my last week. If there are still those that doubt it’s Emily and thinking well maybe someone is trying to fool me or throw me off, just think about this. Do you think after being wrong about Ali and Roberto’s ending, and having said it’s Chantal for the last three months, I would come out and admit to this different ending if it was just some hunch that I had? I’m more than 100% (if that’s possible), absolutely, positively, without a doubt telling you Brad is engaged to Emily and he has been since South Africa. You will see this on March 14th. I’m just glad I was able to get it to you with two weeks to spare, because in the end, this site is about two things in my opinion: Humorous, snarky, sarcastic recaps, and telling you what’s going to happen before you actually see it happen. Well, now you know.
There are a lot of factors that led up to this and me finding out about this ending last week, and I will get to those in a brief second. But let me first and foremost get some much needed apologies out of the way immediately.
To my readers: Sorry I gave you the wrong info. Wasn’t my intention. Had every reason to believe the information I had was right. My sources don’t lie to me. Apparently though, at some point, THEY were given bad information, which has been the case now in back-to-back seasons regarding the ending of the show. Were they PURPOSELY given false information? Impossible to know and ever prove. They say they weren’t, so I gotta believe them. I still talk to my sources, they are acquaintances of mine, and I appreciate what they’ve done for me in recent seasons. We just need to tighten the screws up a bit to get this damn ending correct next time.
To emailers: If at any point over the last three months, you emailed me something in regards to me possibly being wrong about this seasons ending, and I shot back with “I don’t know how many times I have to say it, Brad and Chantal are engaged”, I’m sorry as well. You gotta understand that it happens every season, and I really try and respond back to everyone who takes the time to write me. And since I posted the spoilers back in December, I had no reason to ever doubt I was wrong, so that was my stock answer to everyone who questioned the ending. I must’ve sent that email out over 200 times the last three months. I know now I should’ve either just ignored them or responded in a different way.
To Brad Womack: For having to keep a poker face all season when bombarded about Chantal because I reported it. Remember when I posted the audio clip of Brad on with “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” here in Dallas a while back? At the time, I always thought it was weird why he was so complimentary of me and like “Yep, wow that guy is good. I don’t know where he gets his info from, but he definitely knows his stuff”. Because I’ve been so blind to everything the past three months, it makes sense now: Of course he was complimenting and propping me up…he knew I was wrong about the ending! He knew that when people kept seeing the episode-by-episode spoilers were correct, it would only add to the credibility I’d be right about the ending. Smart move, Brad. He played it well.
To Fans of Chantal: Sorry to burst your bubble. Whether you believed it was her because of what I told you back on Dec. 8th, or because of what you saw on your television screen, as I always say, never let the edit shown on television shape who you think is the one chosen in the end. The editors of this show know exactly what they’re doing in getting you to think and feel certain ways about people. Been doing it for 21 seasons, and will continue to do it. What we’ve seen them showing us all season is Brad’s incredible physical chemistry with Chantal, and awkward, weird conversations with Emily where he genuinely seems uncomfortable at times. And what does it all mean in the end? A whole lot of nothing.
To Emily Maynard: Actually, I probably don’t need to apologize to Emily. If anything, she should be THANKING me for taking the attention off her all season, because I’m guessing it would’ve been a hell of a lot worse on her if I was calling her Brad’s final choice all season. Which brings me to my final, and probably most important, apology of the season…
To Chantal O’Brien: For having to endure the scrutiny of being the alleged “final choice” all season long, when she knew for the last three months that she wasn’t. Of course, Chantal was going to get attention this season because of the slap, and because she made it all the way to the end, but having the “final choice” label thrown on you a month before the season even begins, and constantly talked about as the final one in my blog all season long, probably didn’t help matters.
So what happened? How was I led to believe it was Chantal for the last three months? I could talk for 10 pages about how everything went down back in November with my sources when they told me the ending, where I was when they told me, what I was told, why I believed it, how it came about, etc. I just don’t see the point now. It’s not gonna matter to most of you. It’s wrong. Doesn’t matter how or why it was wrong, it was just wrong. Just know, I have to trust what my sources tell me. I’m as good as the info they give me. We’re a team. They know a hell of a lot more than I do, and have been right pretty much all the time. So I don’t have room to question it really. They’ve been really good for two years now. However, I can be clear about one point. Even though you may find this hard to believe and it’s damn near impossible for me to prove it to you, trust me when I say the O’Briens did spend Thanksgiving at their vacation home in California. Brad obviously just wasn’t there as I was originally told. The fact of the matter is Brad has been engaged to Emily this whole time, and basically I put so much trust into my sources for the last three months, that I buried my head in the sand because I refused to believe I had the ending wrong. All the while, I missed out on quite a few things. Let me give you the timeline of last week to tell you how and where it all started breaking down for me.