I've been thinking about this recently as well. Don't remember a single instance of him swearing. Thought I heard it during the Demo Derby: Pizza Hut video, where it sounded like he said "Fucking weird things" when Dan asked him what he knew about Metal Gear, but it was kind of muffled.
I was kind of surprised how good this episode was, especially since previous episodes never reached the heights of season one (to me at least). I thought this episode had some of the best choices of the entire series, that Rebecca choice at the end was amazing. I chose to pull the trigger, and immediately I thought "What have I done?" Decisions like that, where you're completely in the moment and it's not about what's right, what's wrong or what you think is best is part what makes this franchise great.
Usually I pick male. The only reason I'd choose a female is if the male seems out of place in the role the player will be inhabiting. In the Destiny beta/alpha I chose a female only because the male hairstyles suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.