Back from commercials, Andrew sits down with Chris to discuss this decision. Chris claims that Andrew has never seemed so tense in the past. Well, of course not. This is, after all, the most dramatic rose ceremony ever. Andrew explains that although past ceremonies have been important, this is "crucial." Ah, like all of us, Andrew received a thesaurus for his high-school graduation -- I'm so happy he's putting it to good use. He says that he feels a responsibility not only to himself, but to his family, because he doesn't want to bring home a yahoo like Tina just because he has just enjoyed an "overnight date" with her. At least that's what I think he's thinking, not that he would admit to it. He claims that there are "three amazing ladies," and that he doesn't know for sure what to do. There's a lot of blather about how it's so hard to choose, which I don't believe at all. As I said, I believe Andrew has known all along what he was going to do.
Time for the video messages. Kirsten tells him that Park City was the best date she's ever been on, and that she can't wait to meet his family. He smiles blandly. Jen thanks him for the time in Arizona, and says she hopes for a rose. He smiles blandly. Tina tells him that she's had a fabulous time in Hawaii, and that she hopes for a rose. He smiles blandly. Boy, I'll bet that was an important sequence in the grand scheme of things.
Andrew stares at the pictures of the three remaining women, and lies that he has changed his mind a hundred times. He tells us, as Kirsten is led to the living room, that he thinks he could fall in love with her and is falling in love with her. He tells us that he "loves being with" Jen, and that he was impressed by the fact that she was great at the bowling alley, at the spa, and at dinner. It's all about range, really. Tina, he says, is difficult to figure out, but that he likes that about her. As Tina enters for the rose ceremony, we see that she is really working the helmet hair this evening, and has it dramatically all swept directly back and sprayed to within an inch of its life. That hair is not moving. In his deliberation room, Andrew tells us that the decision is difficult, because he's "falling for more than one lady." That would make a great title for a phony-soul song in about 1974. "More than one lady," indeed. He claims to be concerned about making a mistake. Liar.
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.