Sean comes in. Brave little soldier carrying on in the face of all this drama! First rose goes to Desiree. Pardon me, "Des." Next one goes to Catherine. Lesley and AshLee are the final two, and Sean picks AshLee. "This rose, to me, tells me I can trust," says AshLee, who is almost stalkerishly convinced that this man -- now dating four women, the smallest number he's been with as long as she's known him.
"Rejection hurts. Heartbreak hurts," Lesley tells us. Well, you can always go back to making fun of nerds in Washington!
And Catherine, despite being selected, says she's not sure what Lesley's ouster means for her relationship with him. Uh, doesn't it mean he likes you better? She thinks Lesley and Sean had more in common than she does with him. "My beliefs are shattered about what he wants," she says. I'm not sure I've ever seen a contestant this upset to be selected.
Although when you think about it, any sane contestant should respond with tears and self-doubt whenever they're informed that they have to be around for at least one more episode.
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