Brad finishes up with Chantal and takes Ashley aside again. She keeps saying that he's scaring her and that she doesn't want to go home because worries that she may have shown him an unflattering (read: Stage 5 Clinger) side of herself during their conversation earlier. Knowing that she might be losing him, she drapes herself all over him so she won't have to leave Anguilla a lonely old spinster of 26. He asks if he can step aside for a minute, and she whimpers, "Don't send me home!" before desperately clutching his hand. In fact, Brad has stepped away to retrieve the rose to give to Ashley. As he walks back toward her, she runs into his arms and literally jumps on him. He tells her to trust in what they have.
They head back to the cabana, where the other women give him the silent treatment. On Chantal's end, it's because she's on the verge of tears. Brad asks her to come with him to talk, which is obviously the last thing she wants him to do. He asks the other women to leave so they can have a private conversation. He puts his arm around her and asks what's wrong. She puts it to him straight: "If you can't choose me as one out of three girls, then just send me home." He tries to insist it's not that he didn't choose her, which is a load of crap that doesn't change her mind for a second. He claims there are a lot of factors for him to consider when giving her a rose and tells her not to count herself out. He blames it on timing and reminds her of the dates they've had when she came home with a rose. He asks her to tell him she's okay, so she does it in the most Bachelor-friendly "Fuck you" way possible. They have an awkward hug before she sulks off.
That night, the ladies pull up to the rose ceremony location in their limo, all fearing they've exposed their feelings for naught. Elsewhere, Brad has a powwow with Chris Harrison. He thinks the cocktail party before the ceremony is unnecessary because he's already made up his mind. Harrison's all, "But we need the footage!" Brad won't budge, so it's on to the ceremony. Back to the ladies, who can tell something's amiss. Chris tells apprises them of the change of plans, and it only makes them more anxious. Well, except for Michelle, who explains that she'll be fuckin' pissed if Brad sends her home. Love her.