When we return from commercials, it's time for the rose ceremony at last. Chris comes and makes an unusually passionate pitch for any woman who doesn't really and truly want our wonderful Andrew to please turn down the rose. He goes out of his way to emphasize just how hard this decision is for poor Andrew. "I think we all realize just how serious this has become," Chris says. Well, I certainly do. I am in fact often preoccupied these days with thoughts of the seriousness of this situation. He leaves to go get Andrew.
Andrew makes a boring, rather insulting speech about how hard the deliberations have been, and his "incredible journey," and how lucky he is, and how far he's come from the twenty-five special-ordered babes he started out with. He blathers mostly about himself, as usual.
Andrew gives the first rose to Jen, which basically blows any suspense they could have hoped to create, because it's obvious that any shot Tina ever had was dependent on bouncing Jen. For whatever reason, Andrew is utterly bewitched by Kirsten, so you know Tina is out as soon as Jen's name is announced. The wait for the announcement of Kirsten's name is amusingly interminable, to the point where it borders on self-parody, but eventually Andrew gets there. Jen smirks smugly at Tina -- not a nice Jen moment. Chris tells Tina to say goodbye, so she hugs the other women, including Kirsten, who worked so hard to make sure Andrew bounced her. Touching, really. As he walks her out, Andrew voices over that Tina has many amazing qualities, including fire and confidence. We know, however, that Andrew is attracted to neither fire nor confidence, so this outcome should really be no surprise, I guess. He claims that he could never feel comfortable with her emotionally. He sits Tina down outside and condescendingly thanks her for everything. He gives her what I think he envisions as a really warm speech about how he wishes they'd had more time together and wishes things had gone differently. She listens patiently and nods understandingly. When he's through, she thanks him, gives him a kiss and a hug, and takes off for the limo.