Madison (the vampire girl) surprised me and I'm sure everyone else tonight when she let down her hair, took out her fangs and said no to the rose. She admitted that hearing Emily's story of love and loss changed everything for her. She said that even though she came here wanting to find love...some of these women "needed" to find it. She showed a surprising amount of maturity when she admitted that she had not been herself from the beginning. She knew that she was walking away from a great guy, but she couldn't live with herself if she took a rose away from any of these other women who had been putting their hearts on the line.
I think the idea of needing love vs. wanting love is an interesting one. I have certainly known women in my life who I felt needed love or at least needed a man in their life to take care of them...because God help them...they were a mess on their own. But I think there are a lot of women these days that want love, but don't necessarily need it the same way others do. I think men want to feel needed, not just wanted. I sometimes feel like men want to take care of women like Emily, who have been hurt, who have a child who needs a father figure and it makes it difficult for a young, single, confident woman like Madison to compete. Madison probably doesn't need Brad. She'll probably be fine, but sometimes women like Madison need love too. They just have a harder time showing it.
Michelle on the other hand is one of the neediest women I have ever seen. She's beautiful and cuckoo as ever. The stalker look isn't attractive on anyone. And if she's not careful, that funeral director just may take her out with those Kung Fu moves she picked up on the movie set. Brad's moves were a lot better than his singing voice, but none of the ladies seemed to mind. They all pretty much made out with him this week. I can't say that I thought there were too many surprises. I've been wanting him to get rid of that Vanessa chick since week one. There's something strange about her pouty little mouth and her uneven haircut. I guess "some men find her attractive" as she put it....I found her underwhelming. And poor Sarah...I barely remembered her. I had to rewind the tape just to catch her name. Someone should have gotten her some waterproof mascara...those black tears were just heartbreaking.
It seems like Brad has a lot of good women left to choose from. I'm proud of Brad for putting it all out there, but I can see how a lot of these women are going to start getting confused. His feelings seem pretty genuine with all of them, but there is no question that they are going to start doubting his sincerity as they see his relationships progressing with the other girls. There is a trifecta of front runners in this race for Brad's heart. Some ladies are definitely going to get trampled on the way.