Ed, discovering Reid's plans, feels betrayed, and starts packing. Reid can't believe Sarah told Ed she voted for him before voting was over, and now she regrets it because she's worried no one will trust her. She's in tears during a talking head.
Things appear to come down to Jamie, so she's got on her best Pretty Woman reboot costume while she looks at the pictures of the men. "I can't believe my future is dictated by Jamie. It's not a good feeling," Ed tells us.
Everyone files into the courtyard for the Rose Ceremony, with six roses to hand out to seven men. Sarah is practically in hysterics, having voted for the guy she has a crush on. Again, I'll remind everyone that no one is cast on this show for their brains. Sometimes contestants are smart -- Emily O'Brien comes to mind -- but those are the exceptions that prove the rule, no?
Anyway, here we go: Kalon. Reid. Nick. Tony (who douchily says, "Excuse me, girls," to the other guys as he goes to collect his rose). David. So of course it's down to Ryan and Ed, and Ed survives. "I don't know what happened," Reid tells us, who's afraid this will backfire on him. Ryan allows himself a sidelong glance at his former partner, Jamie, who can't meet his eyes. But as Ryan says his goodbyes and heads to the exit limo, Jamie tells us this is good for her because she can be free and not be tied down to some needy virgin partner.
Ryan's heartbroken to be backstabbed by people he confided in and trusted. "I certainly feel as though I was lied to by Jamie," he says. "As a 32-year-old virgin, I'm always looking for love." Hee.
Ed tells us he was disconcerted to hear his name being thrown around, but he doesn't appear to know who was behind it. So Reid's clean for now, but even Ed can probably stay sober long enough to figure it out.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Not sure how the "twins are sexy" cliché got started, but he's always been firmly against incest. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.