Emme stomps into the room with a wooden "hello, Luke." Is she a robot? Something about her mannerisms and the way she delivers lines it so... not human. "The party is over," she says, then announces that four more women are going home tonight. HOORAY! I wish it were 12, but I'll take four. "Four is a lot," Christina says. With that, the girls drop their cheap cheesy promise rings into the cheap cheesy bowl. Only Lauren isn't nervous, as she says she's ready to watch four more competitors leave.
Elimination time! Emme welcomes the ladies and then walks away. Luke says the lines the producers fed him about how lucky he is to have met them all. Then he opens the ring box and starts calling names. First up is Heather, of course. Kristian blathers on about how awesome Luke is again. I'm tuning her ass out until a few minutes from now when she doesn't get a ring and sets the place on fire. Mandy gets the next ring and talks up a storm when she accept it: "my finger feels very naked without it." Shut up, whoever you are. Anna gets the third ring, of course. Bonnie interviews that she thinks that lame picture she drew of Luke was "super adorable" and will help her stay in the game. Not so much! Lauren is called next. I don't know what Luke sees in her, but okay. She says she doesn't care if she's called first or eleventh. Except that only the top eight get to stay, so being called eleventh would mean you were eliminated... whatever. Kristian says that she "let down a wall" that she doesn't usually let down and maybe that scared Luke away. I have a feeling she lets that wall down all the fucking time. Tali gets the next ring. Just as Melissa is certain she's leaving tonight, Luke calls her name. There are two rings left. One goes to Malissa, who had better be more interesting next week. With one ring left, Emme suddenly appears and says, "only one ring remains." Then she leaves just as quickly as she arrived. Heh. My mom, who didn't want me to give her a shout-out because people would know that she watched this show, said Emme was like a cuckoo clock the way she just appears in the little arched doorway, makes an announcement, and walks back out of sight.