Back in the penthouse, Ashlee's angling for a kiss. "I want to know if you're into me," she tells Matt, alone with him in the bedroom. He tells her she was "top two" on the catwalk, and thank God she has the spine to point out that means she wasn't number one. He's got his hand on her knee, and she starts going on about his lips, and after about five hours he gets the hint and plants one on her. The two of them agree that the other is amazing, and then Matt goes out and grabs the rose, much to the chagrin of the rest of the women there, and hands it to Ashlee. They kiss again.
Matt goes out to break the news to the other women, who look like he just shot a dog. "It's mine!" yells Ashlee. Matt tries to say that it's too bad he only has one rose to give, and she yells, "No it's not!" endearing her to no one.
Back at the mansion, the other women grill Ashlee for details, and she lies about kissing him. She behaves in a manner to prompt any thirteen-year-old girl watching to think, "God, grow up." "You might as well be his shadow," says Marshana, who wants Ashlee to just be who she is. I think Ashlee is being who she is, which is a bubblehead.
Vegas, baby, Vegas! Matt's never been before. Theyr'e going to the Paris Las Vegas hotel, with its "half-size exact replica" of the Eiffel Tower. Shayne talks about how gorgeous Matt looks, and how she just wants to take his hand and run away with him.
Matt doles out some chips, and explains that after half an hour of gambling, whoever has the most chips gets half-an-hour of alone time with him, which is the best argument I've ever heard for just hitting the roulette table and blowing it all. In a scary talking head, Robin says she's not here to gamble: she's here for him. She explains to Matt that if she gambles, she's going to lose. The other women note that she's snapping up some alone time, and they don't like it. In a talking head, Chelsea bitches that Robin didn't bet anything.
Shayne loses all her money after betting on red, which means she hasn't seen enough Wesley Snipes movies. Kelly is the one who winds up with the most chips, so she goes for a bite to eat and glass of champagne with Matt. In an interview, she says it was great to get some alone time with Matt: "You learn that I'm nice, and that I'm cool, and that I can handle my alcohol." A dig at Stacey, I suppose. She starts talking about how she can throw a good spiral, and Matt thinks she's talking about the javelin.
The other women sit at the blackjack table and lament Kelly's alone time. Shayne in particular is getting freaked out by having to compete with other women. What exactly did she think this is going to be? She pulls him aside to try to explain either how she feels or (my theory) what an idiot she is. Does he really think that she's just going to hang out and compete for him? Matt does his best to explain that all the women are going through this (BECAUSE THIS IS THE SHOW). In a talking head, Matt says Shayne is really attractive (admitting she's probably out of his league in normal circumstances) but says the melodramatic side of her is a big turnoff for him.