But it's time to make that decision. Chris leaves Aaron to make his final decision as to which women will get offered roses. Aaron narrates over shots of him staring at the creepy girl-shrine, explaining how difficult a decision it is to cut the field down from twenty-five to fifteen. Of course, he just told us mere seconds ago that he had decided on all but the last slot. So nice try at the dramatic tension there, dimbulb.
Commercials. When we return, the women are all lined up in the living room of the Malibu Dream House, waiting for their lord and master to come out and speak his wisdom. Chris joins them and puts the roses on some stupid little pillar. He explains the rose thing. If you didn't see this show last season, there's a rose for each of the fifteen women Aaron wishes to ask on to the next round. He makes his selection by offering a rose to each woman he wishes to "get to know better." The women who aren't offered roses are sent packing. Or at least they're sent away to find auditions for the next reality dating show. Isn't it all so romantic? It must be romantic because there are roses involved! It's not at all like a call-back sheet posted in the lobby or something. Oh, the women have the option to decline the rose if they want to. Chris describes this as "empowering" to the women. Yes, rejecting a man's advances is an amazing development in the world of feminism. (For some of these women, I suspect it probably is.) Chris wishes the ladies luck and heads off to fetch Aaron.