"My goal tonight is to reestablish the connection that Emily and I have," Brad tells us, because with the connection they have, she deserves more than just a little conversation. That's why he spread a blanket down on the ground and they're drinking wine. "I've missed you badly. It's important for me to know that you've been on my mind," he says.
Back in the house, we watch Chantal fret about this, despite the fact that she has a rose, which is more than most of the other women have. Granted, she's not wrong to feel kind of dumb for thinking that she had a special connection with Brad, since it's clearly not to the same degree that Brad and Ashley have. It bears repeating, over and over again: "Have you ever SEEN this show?"
Brad and Ashley are finished talking, while Shawntel and Chantal and Jackie commiserate about how they wouldn't feel right about interrupting this particular one-on-one conversation, with Jackie saying that Brad doesn't have this connection with anyone else here, and Chantal starts crying. The other women try to console her, and she feels kind of stupid. "It's hard to be reminded that he has special things with other people too," she tells us. Yeah, that's accurate, except for that it's pretty much the dictionary definition of the opposite of special.
So she decides to go talk to him, which is a terrible idea, and when she sits down with him she talks about how she sees so many other "emotionally unstable" women that maybe she's not needy enough for him, only she doesn't make it sound quite so ridiculous, and if she's worried about not being emotionally unstable enough, I'd like to point out that she was just wiping away tears a moment ago. This is what Brad says: "Please be confident in the fact that I am so wildly attracted to the fact that you're everything that I have not been with in my past." Awww. It's like something you'd engrave on the inside of a ring. He lists a bunch of things that he loves about her, like the fact that she's not needy. He doesn't mention how cute she is, or her breasts, but then again this show is edited and can't show us everything. And now Chantal starts throwing around the therapy-speak, all "choosing to trust" blah blah blah, and Brad says "you're damn right" about something, and then he loves that he tries to be tough and she just won't let him, whatever the hell that's supposed to mean, and then he jams the healing power of his tongue into her mouth.
"We now have the emotional connection, which makes the physical connection stronger. Pretty crazy about him," Chantal tells us, and then they go back inside and Harrison comes in to take Brad away for the big earth-shattering decision. The fact that Ol' Hatchetface already has a rose is going to make this the most depressing rose ceremony ever.