As William gloats and chortles, Ashley tells Ben C. that she wants to talk to him, which he appreciates, because he doesn't really know what is going on, but he knows William is behind it. Ashley tells him that she knows he mentioned dating sites and she has a zero tolerance policy for her bachelors mentioning "dating," "girls," a future that does not include her, and any mention of the existence of any other women in the world except their own mothers. Ben C. claims that he was genuinely taking this whole process quite seriously, which I believe because Young Matlock is nothing if not earnest. He states for the record that if he mentioned dating sites it was in jest and taken out of context to stab him in the back. He glares in William's direction, but Ashley doesn't care. Zero tolerance is zero tolerance and mere rumor or speculation is enough for her. For a lawyer, Ben C. does a really shitty job of defending himself, but there is no arguing against CRAZYCAKES. Ashley claims she knew it was time for him to go home anyway and this just made it easier. Ben C. heads back on the raft, while William and Ashley go cavort with elephants.
Now that William has eliminated Ben C. from the competition, he is making the most of his date with Ashley. He is hoping to reignite the sparks that he and Ashley once had way back when. But ever since he made Ashley cry she has been reassessing the statements that he made during their very successful first date. Now statements like, "I'm a thirty-year old boy!" are no longer deemed "charming," but rather sad indicators of immaturity and an indulgent clinging to adolescence. While William thinks getting rid of Ben C. has won him the rose, Ashley is searching for a spark and not finding it. So she sends him packing too. He looks hurt, but come on: YOU MADE HER CRY. What did he expect? There are ten other men on the show who did not maker her cry, clearly they are at an advantage!
So Ashley walks William out, because she knows now that she is looking for a man, not some perma-teen with a crappy sense of humor. As William is swept away, he gets a hard dose of reality, that his "life is full of BLEEP" and if he leaves here he goes back to nothing. And by nothing he means cell phone sales in a small town in Ohio. He stares blankly into space and yearns to "curl up in bed and not wak[e] up." Oh shoot, he and Ashley had so much in common! If only they could have talked about the joys of suicidal ideation and the desire to stay in bed and cry all the time. Now THAT would be a solid basis for a long lasting and healthy relationship.