Thank god Ashley eventually gets her shit together and just gets on the damn helicopter already, and then we get some jaw-dropping views of the South African landscape. Then they land, defiling a stunning vista known as "God's Window," and Ashley says, "Is this real life?" Yup. Good relationships are built on a solid foundation of South African helicopter excursions, which will happen frequently if you marry Brad!
Their conversation during the picnic makes me really rue the fact that neither of them fell out of the helicopter. Both of them start yammering on about how driven they are to accomplish things in their careers. I've found that people who say things like that are generally more concerned with convincing people they're ambitious instead of, you know, actually ambitious. "You know what I have to offer," says Ashley, totally jumping the gun on tonight's Pimp Card.
Brad says their conversation made him realize that up until now, neither of them have talked about their individual lives with each other. And yet somehow this woman is in the top three of your potential future wives, hey? Not that this show isn't a great way to find a spouse or anything.
And now it's dinner time. Brad says his conversation left him with more questions, but he wants to make this work. "It's a traditional South African feast. There's a fire blazing, and... it's just the perfect setting to have a date," says Ashley, who then goes on about the fun and playful path they're on. "We just have to start talking about some serious things," she says. Yeah, since Brad is a week away from a potential proposal, now would be a good time. Now Ashley is talking about how she wants to be Superwoman, and she wants him to believe that. Yeah, this is what I'm talking about: People Who Accomplish versus People Who Want To Be Seen As People Who Accomplish.
And now they are talking about where they would live, and Brad gives Ashley grief because she hasn't mentioned Austin. "Well, I've never been to Austin," says Ashley, which clearly doesn't impress Brad, because that's where he is. Yet again on this show, it seems to be taken as read that the woman will move to wherever the Bachelor lives. The conversation gets increasingly stilted as the two of them talk about how bad they are about talking about the things they want to talk about. But at least they're talking about actual relationship logistics, instead of the usual stupid shit about "putting myself out there" and other such nonsense.