It's Ed. What have you done? You were out! He jokes that he was "in the neighbourhood." They sit down to talk. She says she's happy that he's here, but she wants to know why. "I realized that I made a huge mistake," he says. He says that he got home and couldn't stop thinking about her. He says he needs another shot. "Are you kidding me?" she says, not angrily. She says she's not sure if he's aware what she's gone through. He says that he broke down a little, and he felt terrible, and he kept thinking about it. "I made a bad choice," he says, and he wouldn't want to do it again. I hope he means "I agreed to be on The Bachelorette." She hems and haws and says she has to make sure she's fair to the other guys, and he acknowledges that there are other guys here who she's compatible with, but he doesn't think any of them would be more compatible with her. "I want another shot," he says again. She says she has some concerns but he should come to the rose ceremony tonight, and he instantly gets excited and starts babbling that he'll come, that she can make her decision there, and he promises he won't let her down. They hug, and Jillian says she doesn't know what to think, because Ed has already let her down once before by WANTING TO KEEP HIS JOB. She says Ed's taken a lot of time away from her, and she needs to think about the other guys, and since she's got to cut it to four, now she's going to have to cut two guys tonight.
After the commercial break, Jillian tells us that tonight's rose ceremony is going to be "borderline excruciating." It's weird that she doesn't know it would actually be an improvement for anything on this show to be only "borderline" excruciating. She's struggling because Ed's in the mix, but she hasn't met his family.
She sits down with Chris Harrison, for the nightly "Jillian gets a chance to babble all the inane things she didn't or maybe already did babble already earlier this episode" portion of the episode. This is also known as "Daniel checks out a classic hockey game for a few minutes involving the Edmonton Oilers on the wicked cool DVD set he got for Christmas" portion of the evening.
And then my favourite part of every episode: the last ten minutes! Chris tells the dudes that what they don't know is that there is someone else joining them for the rose ceremony. Ed strolls out, and reactions range from impassive (Wes) to disbelief (Kiptyn) to grinning (Reid, who's totally going home tonight).