It's Elimination Day! We know the guys are looking to eliminate either Gia or Elizabeth, but the girls have no plans or strategy because strategizing adds five pounds. Chris Harrison earns his salary (which is the size of Nicaragua's GDP) by wandering in and reminding the brain-dead contestants that they have to vote. He then wanders back to pet his white tiger. During the voting, Wes wanders the party with a beer in his hand and tries to rouse the men against Elizabeth so that Gia can stay. I'm not quite sure strategy-wise why he would pick to oust Kovacs's girlfriend, Elizabeth, to get the boot, as opposed to say, Vampire Queen Gwen who can't even come out in the sunlight lest she blind the contestants with her sparkle. He also could have decided to focus his ouster efforts on ANY of the other girls whose names no one even knows. But still Wes is determined that it must be Elizabeth to go. Which just shows that he is very, very stupid. Or Elizabeth is even more despicable off camera than she seems on camera. It's possible.
Rose Ceremony Time! Try to contain your excitement. Chris Harrison is wearing a rather staid grey suit, but Melissa Rycroft has murdered a Muppet and strung its head on her chest as a warning to all other comers. Harrison starts handing out the roses: Ashley, Kiptyn, Tenley, Nikki, Gwen, Wes and Krisily are safe, and then it is the last four roses. Kovacs and The Weatherman are the last two men and, of course, Kovacs is safe because he is popular and has a George Michael beard and the '80s are coming back and The Weatherman is pretty much yucky. Harrison announces that there is a tie between Gia and Elizabeth. Harrison makes up some rules on the spot and decides that Dave, as the Best Kisser in the land, gets to decide which girl is going home. Dave wants to say something first: Life's not fair. With that little future needlepoint aphorism out of the way, he chooses Gia to go home. This is one of the least surprising endings to a very unsurprising show. Chris Harrison recommends that Gia and The Weatherman say their goodbyes, but everyone hates The Weatherman and Gia only has eyes for Wes. She orders Wes not to make her cry and then heads off to the Loser Limo to sniffle in peace. The Weatherman is bitter and Gia is crying as their limos depart. Gia won't say that she loves Wes, but she hints that she might. Dave is an ass for breaking apart their burgeoning love affair. He should really consider immolating himself.