Finally it is Ben's turn on the Island of Misfit Family Members. He also shows up with wine or maybe champagne? He's sweating profusely, but I think it's heat, not nerves. They step into the air conditioning to meet the family and it's all very civil: How was your first date? How was your hometown date? Ben admits that his mom is like Martha Stewart, but then lies and says his mom loved Ashley. LIES. Then Ashley gets up and starts shrieking about paaaaarty and dancing and dog voice. Ashley does her dog voice and encourages Ben to do his, and since he's trying to get her family to like him, he does it. So they humiliate themselves doing "dog voice" and the family eats it up like kibble.
Then Chrystie takes Ben out for a serious talking to. She thinks that Ashley is being herself with Ben and she has seen that and she acknowledges it. Ben looks pleased by this seeming stamp of approval. Chrystie then gets Ben to admit that he is in love with Ashley, which she approves of, but she has to know: Is he ready to propose to her? Ben says that he is ready to propose and he and Chrystie talk about it a bit. You see, Chrystie has been married and divorced and she doesn't want that for Ashley. Ben gets that, but he's in love with Ashley. As he leaves the island, he assures us that the next time he sees the family he will be engaged to Ashley, which is clearly the kiss of death for poor Ben. Also the fact that his mother hated Ashley. Ashley kisses him farewell and tells us that she really cares about Ben, but she can't forget how she feels about J.P. She knows that her sister would pick Ben, but based on her behavior yesterday (you know, having an opinion that was different than Ashley's) she has no choice but to discount her thoughts on the matter. That's what you get for disagreeing! If you want to have your opinion count, then you must agree! It is the way things are especially in dictatorships and Congress and stuff.
The next day Ashley and Ben are going on one last date. Ben is wearing a doofy little hat and some mismatched hypercolor shorts to mark the occasion. (I made up the hypercolor shorts because ewwwww shorts should never ever be hypercolor, especially when on a tropical island.) Ashley takes him on a helicopter ride over Fiji so they can coo over each other and head to a hot date in a mud bath. As Ben says, there is nothing sexy about mud until you get in a mud pit with a sexy lady. That is just what the Tyrannosaurus said when he dipped his toe into the tar pits. Then we get some gratuitous scenes of Ashley and Ben getting really dirty. Literally. They rub mud all over each other and make off-color jokes.