Bryden, meanwhile, is champing at the bit to complain to Desiree about how he thinks their relationship has been falling off a little, while the other guys speculate about whether he'd actually remove himself from the competition. She encourages him to stay because she wants to see where things go. But ... if he doesn't want to be there? After opening up, Bryden feels a little better but he's still not sure what he's going to do.
Rose Ceremony! They go to Chris (really?), Brooks, Juan Pablo, Drew, Michael, Ben, Kasey, Bryden. Did Bryden really take a long time to step forward, or was that just editing shenanigans? Final rose goes to Mikey? Ugh. That leaves just Zack K. to make the long trip down the hotel hallway, telling us he's not ready to go home yet, and he really did see a future with Desiree. "I wanted to find love, and I came here literally with a leap of faith," he says, and that means I won't be sorry to see him go.
Back at the ceremony, Desiree pays brief lip service to how tough it is to let guys go, before announcing they're off to Germany. And not a single blond among them!
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