Before you give me flack for that headline: C'mon.
You know it's
my job to give Brad a hard time. Also, you know Brad has not exactly
been the warmest, quirkiest, most lifelike tour guide on this journey of
love we call The Bachelor.
At certain points he has seemed less
like a human man and more like a human-shaped robot programmed to say
"badly" and "My God" when things didn't compute.
But now that this journey is almost at an end, I'm warming up to ol' Womack Daddy. He may be kind of a goon, but he's our goon
He's still battling his demons and undergoing that intense
psychotherapy, but at least we know he's not a manipulative liar. That's a little beyond
his programming, if you know what I mean. And in
this clip from the finale, in which Brad breaks down when his family
arrives in South Africa, we actually get a glimpse of the real Brad, and
it's sweet. Very sweet. Just in time for next Monday's finale, in which
lovestruck Brad will pop the question to "White Swan" Emily
or "Black Swan" Chantal
, I'm starting to see his real/lovable side. WATCH:
Yes! Say yes, Brad! You are going to propose! I'm finally rooting for you to live happily ever after! You must.
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