It's elimination time! Mindy says she's one of the few girls who hasn't gotten a date with Bret, and needs to have a discussion with him as to why her demeanor isn't now as chipper as it was previously. Beverly thinks that she's probably going to get cut, which sucks since she doesn't want to go out like this. "Like this" being "like a drummer-kissing hobag." Bret enters and says that it's now very clear to him what he needs to do. He calls the following girls to stay: Ashley, Natasha, Farrah, Kelsey, Taya, and Brittanya. This leaves Marcia, Beverly and Mindy. Bret says what he needs to do is painfully obvious and sends Big John away. Because he wants privacy with his millions of viewers? Bret tells Marcia that she's a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul, but that the two of them have a missed connection. He tells Mindy that he cares about her and is attracted to her, and is trying to get to the level of emotional connection. He wonders if she's attracted to him or if she wants to move on. And finally, Bret tells Beverly again that he would not make out with her friends if she invited him to a party at her house. He would not kiss her friends, or hug her friends, or lick their faces. I find it disturbing that he had to clarify that last bit. He says it was painful for him to hear of the drummer-kiss from everyone but Beverly. He was probably making out with Brittanya at the time. But Beverly is distressed that Bret has the completely wrong impression of her.
Bret then tells Beverly and Mindy to get back on the bus and bring their a-game in the days to come. Beverly is shocked that Bret didn't get rid of her, and Mindy has a new lease on life. Bret tells us that Marcia has more of a connection with her bottle of tequila than she does with him. Plus, he has absolute feelings for Mindy and Beverly, despite the fact that they're weird and/or maybe make out with his friends. Marcia exit interviews that she didn't have time to hang out with Bret, but actually stumbles when she says his name then admits she was going to say Chad. Awesome. She had a great time and enjoyed all the free tequila. I believe Marcia treated this whole experience like going to an all-inclusive. Back on the bus, Bret and the girls toast to Marcia, and Bret hopes that she has an awesome life and finds the man or woman of her dreams. Yeah, because if she doesn't want to bone him she's totally a dyke. The bus rolls on, and we fade out.
Next time: Saint Louis! There's apparently a challenge that takes place in a strip club. There's some sort of monkey-wrench twist in the game that upsets a whole bunch of girls, and someone is secretly engaged!