So the guys are all in dark jackets, and they all rise when she enters. "It's tough to take your eyes off her," says Blake. Anyway, they sit down, and Ashley rather awkwardly starts talking about how they all know it was hard for her when Bentley left, but what they didn't know is how hard it was because it was him. Boy, THAT'S what I'd love to hear from someone I'm interested in romantically! She says she completely fell for him. None of the guys seem particularly jazzed by her plucky story of heartbroken Bentley love. Maybe because she doesn't get that what they're hearing is "You didn't know it, but I was nuts about Bentley, and then he left, but then he came back, but it's OK because I'm not nuts about him anymore, which you didn't even really know I was in the first place."
Anyway, she just respects them SO MUCH and she wanted to tell them because what she's going through has made her realize what she wants in a man, and it's apparently these exact eight guys right here. Even Blake? No one says anything for a while, and then Constantine or Ben -- I don't really have them down straight -- points out that she talked a couple days ago about completely letting go of past relationships, which seems contradictory now, and Ashley scrambles, somewhat surprised that her revelation didn't kick the party into high gear. You know, high fives, hugs for Ashley, someone throws a little Kool and the Gang on to get the party started right. But you guys! Closure! Dot-dot-dot! In trying to explain it, she makes it so much worse by saying that after Bentley left that she just kept having these feelings that were getting in the way. Lucas says this is weird for him and wants to know why she didn't just get this closure earlier. I mean, not to defend Ashley, but I find it amusing the way the word "closure" gets thrown around on this fucking show like it's something you just need to put on a grocery list and then pick it up after work. "I can't tell you how good I felt after I walked out of that room," she says, which doesn't impress Lucas, because they're putting a lot on the line.
Blake piles on by pointing out that things must have actually gone horribly, because if she had these feelings for Blake and then he showed up, then that actually would have been a good thing, and Ashley is finally too discombobulated by the lack of high-fiving and man-hugs over allegedly kicking Bentley to the Hong Kong curb that she excuses herself, and J.P. defends her in an interview, calling her "selfless," by which he means, "I don't know what 'selfless' means," and "honest," by which he means "although she clearly still loves Bentley she at least seems to believe she has closure, which is the main thing."