And now Sarah is speaking up. It's so cute when she pretends she's her own person! Of course, it's to defend Chris, calling him the "kindest, sweetest person," and Blakeley asks her if she's actually sure he'd share the money with her. Jamie and even sweet Paige call him out some more about not actually being sorry, and Chris makes the ridiculous statement that "you can't regret things you can't change," which a) isn't true and b) is something only an arsehole would believe anyway, since it gives him license not to feel bad about shitty things he did.
Harrison asks him what he learned, and Chris says he learned that the game got control of him. And then he apologizes to Jamie, from the bottom of his heart. Jamie's not buying it. Blakeley's rolling his eyes. And now Chris is announcing that he's had enough criticism because he gets it every day from his family, and he asks everyone to vote not for him, but for Sarah, since she deserves it. Seems to me that Sarah knew -- and got a little thrill -- that he was being deceitful to the other women, but didn't care because her being chosen meant she was better than the other two.
And now it's time to vote, which makes me start running through scenarios in my head over what Rachel's promised backstage profanity-laced tirade could be about, since we still haven't seen that.
The rule is "one brain, one vote," so that's why the twins (who we amusingly haven't heard from AT ALL tonight) get just one vote. So there are sixteen votes available, so the first team to get nine moves on to the next round.
The vote tally! Michael votes for "Rachel ... also Nick" to chuckles. Jamie shockingly votes for Rachel and Nick. Kalon votes for Sarah and Chris. Ed votes for Nick and Rachel. Blakeley votes for Nick and Rachel. Dave votes for Chris and Sarah. Erica votes for Chris and Sarah. Reid votes for Nick and Rachel (Reid has been quiet tonight too). Lindzi votes for Rachel and Nick. She says it was tough, because I don't think LIndzi wants anyone to dislikes her. Donna, not in a bikini, votes for Nick and Rachel. Tony votes for Nick (called "Captain Protein" on his card) and Rachel. So Nick and Rachel need just one more vote, out of the five left.
So let's go to Jaclyn next. She says she played a loyal game, and decided to stick with a loyal game. She voted for Nick and Rachel. Not really a surprise. Chris and Sarah hug Nick and Rachel, and then Rachel and Jaclyn embrace.