Chad and Meredith walk down the steps together hand in hand, Chad warning, "Not too far. I don't know if I can walk." Meredith faces him and tells him that she's falling for both of the other guys, and felt that she and Chad "weren't at that point." Because this is a job interview that yielded no job, Chad actually solicits feedback: "Is there anything that, like...?" He trails off, because he remembers that he and Meredith don't actually know each other. "Please don't going away from this thinking it was this or it was that," Meredith says. Yeah, isn't it enough for her just not to like you? Chad goes on saying that he thought they had a good time together, and Meredith says that there were "too many questions." Chad admits that "it hurts," and she sighs her first emotionally invested word of the season, which should never, under any circumstance, be the word "Chaaaaaad." She continues, "It wasn't anything about you. It's about me." "It's not you it's me"? She really gave him "it's not you it's me"? Dude. Chad invented "it's not you, it's me." Out of necessity. Because, you, see, it's always him.
Chad steps into the limo and they use some sort of weird effect I'll just call SadScope, where he makes his way across the seat in kind of a slomo but not really. It's hard to explain. And I'm just so sleeeeeeepy. Chad tells us how hard it's going to be to walk away from this "empty-handed and broken-hearted." Where is that car driving him, through the suburbs of Promo City? He's just speaking the show copy! I'm surprised he doesn't go on, "Y'know, that was the most shocking rose ceremony ever. I mean, like, it really makes you wonder if he'll propose. And if she'll say yes. I live with my mom." But what he mournfully intones instead is, "It just doesn't seem fair." He thought they would end up together. He was wrong. He notes that Meredith feels stronger about the other guys, but he can't imagine her sharing the "connection" they had with those two other scrubs: "You look your whole life for that right person. And then you think you met them and everything is cool. And it's pulled away from you. And you never see that person again." You'll see her at the reunion special.
Back in the house, Meredith toasts to "the two of [them] meeting [her] family. Finally." Next week. In Fantasy Suite II: Room Service OF DEATH.