Anyway. On the group date, Ashley explains that the Taiwanese have a rich tradition of wedding photos. J.P. gets all huffy again, because he doesn't want to see Ashley in a wedding dress with any other guy. The men have to dress up in funny costumes so Ashley can laugh at them and also the Taiwanese culture, but mostly just the Bachelors, because they wouldn't want to seem racist. Lucas has to wear a "dress," which is really just a traditional Taiwanese wedding suit. The yellow silk matches his hair and he kind of looks like a banana. Ames is wearing an unfortunate powder blue tuxedo with a pink ruffled shirt and a white feathery corsage, which I think is universally intended to be worn by the good-natured who don't mind being gently mocked. J.P. is wearing a black tux. Ashley comes out in an appropriately matching outfit, like it's some weird paper doll cross-cultural matching game. I think Ashley has dressed the men in order of marriageability. In that she wouldn't want to flat out mock who she actually wants to marry. So Lucas gets the worst, Ames the second, and J.P. is wearing a totally normal tux. There's something blatant going on, but I don't quite care enough to flesh it out, so use your imagination and PhDs.
J.P. whines some more about having to watch Ashley kiss two other men and how much threesomes suck. Wait, what? J.P. is at the point where he cares so much about Ashley that he doesn't even want to pretend anymore. I think what he's trying to say is, "Game over, man. Game over!" Then the men have to go out for dinner en masse and there's a rose staring at them and all the men get even grouchier. Except for Ames, because of his head injury. Lucas and Ashley takes some alone time and Lucas uses it to whine about having to wear a "dress" while J.P. got a tux. Ashley, to her credit, corrects him, "It wasn't a dress, it was a long shirt." Then she asks him about the fact that he was married before and you know THAT is the kiss of death for Lucas. He's totally going home. Then Ames uses his time with Ashley to show off his family photos, including a slightly dorky school photo. Then he charms Ashley by calling her the "full package" and saying she is charming and beautiful and you can see the thought bubble forming over her head of their perfect WASPy Ivy League babies graduating from Harvard and summering on Nantucket. But, J.P. wins it by telling Ashley everything he is feeling: He has strong feelings for her and he can't handle the competition. He is struggling. Ashley laughs that she thought he was as cool as a cucumber then she goes to fetch the rose. Ames' and Lucas' faces fall as Ashley grabs the rose and heads back into the room with J.P. She wants him to know that she understands, she's been there, she gets it, and she wants to meet his family. Kissy face happens.