Chris Harrison’s Bachelorette Blog: Sean Lowe’s Goodbye Was Most Emotional in Years
A person may everything you want on your "checklist" but if you're not feeling it, it's over. Bachelorette Emily Maynard repeatedly called Sean Lowe "perfect" — and he seemed to fit into what she said she wanted — but her heart had other plans so Sean had to skedaddle after the overnight dates. Chris Harrison has lots to say on the subject and here are highlights from his Entertainment Weekly blog on The Bachelorette Season 8, Episode 9:
I love you, you're perfect, now change: "Sean was the last to tell Emily he loved her and he finally did. Was it too little, too late? I don’t think so. Deep down Emily knew Sean loved her and that’s not what made her final decision. It’s just too bad that it was the week where Sean finally did say those magical words that Emily had to say goodbye. Sean is a class act inside and out. As Emily said, he just might be the perfect man. The great thing about Sean, though, is that he might be perfect but you can tell he’s not one of those guys that’s “too perfect.” In the end Emily’s relationships with Jef and Arie were just a little further along and just a little better and more intimate in her heart."
Emily's gut remains flawless: "At this point for Emily there wasn’t anything wrong with any of them, and it was really an embarrassment of riches. The funny thing is, that’s not exactly what she was hoping for. When I talked to her in the deliberation room, she started off in a pretty good mood but was quickly overwhelmed with what she was going to have to do. She knew Sean was the one going home but had no idea how she could possibly say goodbye to a man that fit every criteria she was looking for. I thought it was very telling when Emily told Sean, 'I wanted it to be you so bad.' By the way, am I the only person that immediately thought of Meg Ryan saying that to Tom Hanks at the end of You’ve Got Mail? (I realize I probably shouldn’t have just typed that out loud.) But I understand what Emily was saying. If Emily had a list of what she was looking for, Sean could check off every box. But love is a funny thing, and when it comes to really tough decisions this season, Emily has gone with her gut, and so far it’s been flawless. Sean’s goodbye was one of the most emotional and heartfelt I can remember in recent years. It was tough to see him so heartbroken. I think we could all tell just how much it took him to get to the point to say what he did and make himself so vulnerable. And to finally open up that way only to be crushed was very tough to watch."
Sean will bounce back. Fast. How many women are considering a trip to Dallas right now to make him un-single? Based on some of the tweets sent his way, Sean is going to be just fine.