Krysta and Elizabeth discuss how being chosen for the big talk is not a good thing. Of course they think that, since they weren't chosen. Krysta interviews that, after her talk, Cheresse walked in and ran into the bathroom without talking to anyone. Maybe she ate a bad clam.
The women gather for "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever." I thought we did away with that phrase this season. They haven't used it yet, have they? They should cut that out. It's been parodied so much that now it just sounds ridiculous. Byron walks up to the Pillar of Roses, and another shitty job is being the PA who has to remove the thorns from the roses. Chris says that there are twelve women and eight roses, so....he grabs a calculator and figures out that four women will be going home. Byron asks the women not to accept the rose if they aren't serious about a relationship, and God, I wish someone would turn it down and make this show interesting for five minutes.
Byron offers roses to Andrea, Jayne, Elizabeth, Cheresse, Tanya, Mary, and Cynthia. Cynthia walks very carefully down to Byron and acts drunk. She gives Byron the crazy eyes and sways back and forth before muttering something about acting goofy. What is wrong with her? I hope she gets a date soon if she actually is that crazy. That might also be interesting for five minutes. Chris announces the final rose, and Byron hands it off to Krysta. Ah, the producer's pick. Sure to run around naked and backstab the other women. I can't complain. The show is boring enough. Imagine what it would be like without Krysta? At least she's sort of interesting, in an annoying way.
Chris apologizes to Kristie, Susie, Amanda, and Heather, who did not get roses. The women hug. Heather interviews that coming back was "the hardest thing [she] ever had to do." Well, she didn't have to do it. I'm assuming they didn't force her on the show at gunpoint. Amanda interviews that she wanted to know Byron, but that she wasn't aggressive enough. Kristie interviews that she's disappointed, because she and Byron had similar interests and goals in life. Well, that's romantic. Byron interviews that the Rose Ceremony was more difficult than he anticipated, and that he knows that he needs to start figuring out who fits with him. Susie doesn't get a final interview? Oh, well.