Sean is the only member of the final three who hasn't said "I love you" to Em. He knows that he needs to make his feelings clear so as to not risk losing her. The couple takes a helicopter ride to their own private island. Sean talks about a past girlfriend. He loved this woman but wasn't "in love" with her. That's not the case with Emily, but it's still hard for him to say those three little words.
Emily and Sean hit the ocean to do a little snorkeling. They do a little kissing, too. Come nighttime, Sean tries to assure Emily that he's more than ready to be a soccer dad. He reads a heartfelt letter he wrote to Ricki. He's excited for his life to change if/when they are together forever.
Sean can't picture his life without Emily. That's why he finally tells her that he's fallen in love with her. Emily and Sean head off to the fantasy suite, but they don't spend the entire night together. As a mom, Emily knows she wants to set a certain example for her daughter. She doesn't need those few extra hours with Sean to know how she feels about him. Sean also knows how he feels. He believes he's going to marry that girl.
Emily and Jef spend their day on a sailboat in the middle of the big, blue ocean. They chat a bit about the hometown visit. Jef wants Emily to meet his parents if this all works out. He also wants to meet Ricki to see if it can all work. Emily feels like Jef truly gets her. She got chills the night he told her that he loves her.
At dinner, Jef has some questions. He wants to know where they would live. Emily is more than open to moving to Utah. Jef also wants to know why Emily hasn't been grabbed up by a great guy yet. She just hasn't yet found that person who is "it." Jef feels the same way. He wouldn't change anything that's happened because it's all led to where they are now.
Emily believes she can picture Jef in the room when she's making lunch for Ricki. When it comes time for the question about spending the night in the fantasy suite, Jef lets Emily know that he respects her enough to realize that any actions they take will be seen by her daughter. He took everything Emily was going to say to him and said it to her first. That doesn't mean they can't hang out and kiss for awhile.
For the final Caribbean date, Emily and Arie go swimming with the dolphins. One comes right up to them, but swims away long enough to give them some time to share a deep sea kiss. Later, they have a little chat about their favorite moments together. Just about all of them involve kissing. Emily just loves locking lips with this guy.
Come dinnertime, Emily says she feels close to Arie, but still doesn't know what he does on a daily basis. She learns he doesn't get up until nine in the morning. Emily knows that would be a thing of the past if things work out between them. She also says she'd be happy to move to Scottsdale if that's where Arie wanted to live. She also knows that he gets what it takes to be a dad.
Emily is totally struggling with the fantasy suite dilemma. She thinks Arie is so hot that she can't trust herself to give him the card with the suite invitation. Emily would love to be able to enjoy the moment with Arie, but she knows that he's not the only guy there. Each of the remaining men has formed a special place in her heart. That's why it's going to be so hard to say goodbye to one of these great guys during the Rose Ceremony.
The Rose Ceremony
Before the Rose Ceremony, Emily gets a chance to watch a video message from each of the guys. Each man leaves a heartfelt message that only adds to the difficulty of Emily's decision. She gives the first rose of the evening to Jef. After a long, agonizing pause, Emily gives the lone remaining rose to Arie. That means Sean is heading home. He finally said he loved Emily, but it wasn't enough.
Sean says he feels a little stupid because he was ready to spend forever with Emily, who can't hold back the tears. Sean says he'll miss Emily more than she'll know, but he knows she needs to do what's best for her. It's a classy exit from a guy Emily cared about. Sean truly didn't see this coming. He really believed he was going to marry Emily.
And then there were two. Who will Emily choose? Jef or Arie? Let us know what you think in the "Comments" section below!
Week 1S12 E1 | 05/23/16