The next day Ashley wanders the beach thinking about moving past Bentley by bringing him up constantly. She knows she needs to "open her heart" to "connect" with somebody. She is waiting for Ames, who she knows is smart (he probably told her a bunch), but doesn't open up much in front of the other men. Ames tells us that he has been to Phuket several times, as one does when one is a portfolio manager. However, he always came alone (dirty) but now is ready for a woman's company. He further explains to Ashley that he came here once after college and then again for cooking school. And then with that one statement, a whole world opens up for Ashley. She suddenly imagines herself climbing mountains with a fleet of Sherpas carrying the heavy stuff, racking up passport stamps taking painting and language and cooking classes, and being a rich bitch with access to the Harvard Club. Ames is SO going to the final four. I mean, if you don't want to punch him, you want to marry him.
Out on the water, Ashley and Ames admire the lush surroundings and each other. Then they slip into a kayak and into a cave and into a... canyon? Hole? I don't know what you call it. They are in a lake inside a canyon and it is stunning. So beautiful in fact, that Ames is so overwhelmed by beauty that he can't continue to flirt with Ashley. They park their boat and eat a mangosteen and talk about first dates. As they step back into the kayak, Ashley opines that she could have missed this world traveling money bags if she had married herself off to the trampoline arena king of Las Vegas. Later, Ashley reminds us that she had Bentley tunnel vision (which is pretty much bullshit if you watch the tapes) and almost missed some great guys.