ok. so. i didn't take any notes. none. i'm doing this by memory, ya'll. eesh.
jef! jef's the winner! you all know how thrilled i am about this, obviously.
things of note:
+ it seemed less drama-drama-drama than other final rose episodes have been. and i actually thought it was pretty refreshing. usually it's all man-leaning-over-the-railing-weeping (jason mesnick), guy coming back to propose (reid), saying goodbye to both girls (brad), saying goodbye to one and then asking for her to reconsider at after the final rose (jason, again). this was like, no nonsense. says goodbye to arie, says yes to jef. i liked it. kudos, emily.
+ i wish they'd shown her funny side more too. (as jef said)
+ him playing in the pool with little ricki was cuuuuute.
+ arie: "here, try my love potion." emily: "goodbye." he should at least get his money back?
+ emily's brother was really serious.
+ arie should keep the roses. that's not a gift for her family. how about a bottle of wine or some flowers? but... your roses?
+ looooooong pause before saying yes. i thought she might say no. (no duh bridge)
+ i am the man who will fight or your honorrrr, i'll be the hero... nice song choice, abc. you trying to make us cry?
+ i liked their chemistry after the final rose. i also liked how arie handled himself. and jef is the shit for talking arie through his pain and stuff in the past few weeks. seriously, that guy is cool and i like him even more now.
+ africa! wedding! jef moves to the carolinas!
well guys. it's been real. thanks for coming along.