Ed and Jaclyn have to spell "love," and they are legitimately proud of themselves for not screwing that up. Tony and Blakely get "rose," then we're followed by "kiss," "sexy," "heart," and Kalon is super confident closing the end of the round.
Round Two: "engagement ring," which is two words, but I guess this isn't a Counting Bee. Tony and Blakely get it wrong and receive one strike against them. Next up are Lindzi and Kalon spelling "jewelry," and Kalon screws it up. We then see yet another clip of them, this time spelling "rose ceremony," which our man Kalon again botches. Sarah rightly calls everyone idiots.
Rachel and Nick get "obsessive" (heh) wrong, Blakely and Tony oblivious spell "elimination" wrong and are out of the game, as this is their third strike in this poorly-edited challenge. Kalon and Lindzi are out on a word we don't know, and then Nick and Rachel go, too.
It's not the tenth round, and Chris and Sarah have one strike against them while. Ed and Jaclyn haven't messed up a single word. Ed and Jaclyn incorrectly spell "aphrodisiac," while Chris and Sarah shocking get "philanderer" right. Ed and Jaclyn, who have far exceeded the expectations of their competitors, viewers and producers, are tasked with "boutonniere," but Jaclyn flubs the second O and they're up to two strikes. Chris and Sarah get "titillating" but they absolutely flub it for their second strikes.
Round Eleven, and each couple has two strikes. I'm actually pretty impressed with the intelligence level right now. But fortunately, Ed and Jaclyn spell "flabbergasted" wrong and there is so much hope restored in this show that Daniel's power comes back on! -- Rachel]
We're right in the midst of the much-anticipated spelling bee, and Chris and Sarah are struggling through "entrepreneur."
They got the word wrong and both couples have three strikes like CRACK A BOOK SOME TIME, YOU MORONS, and then Chris Harrison says it's sudden-death mode but he unfortunately doesn't mean that literally. He makes Jaclyn and Ed spell "soiree" and it might help if he could pronounce it correctly, but when Ed busts out a U after Jaclyn successfully identifies the sibilant opening, I don't think pronunciation was really the problem.
So Chris and Sarah need to spell "lascivious" and Chris confidently says "I" when it should be a "C" and so this torture will continue. Chris Harrison says that's the end of Round 14.