In another one-on-one meeting with Aaron, Gwen gives some blah blah blah speech about Aaron saying the "politically correct" things and not "opening up [his] heart" and blah blah blah. It's all code for, "Tell me you're still interested in me even though you didn't give me your phone number and I didn't get a solo date." Aaron assures Gwen and her forehead (obscured with some well-placed bangs, so she clearly knows) that he does think she's beautiful and wants to get to know her better.
Brooke starts getting all teary again as she realizes that she's dating "this great guy" who is also dating "nine of her best friends." Well eight, actually, plus Brunette Heather. Well seven, actually, plus Brunette Heather and Christi. She wipes off her tears in the bathroom. She's wearing a lovely, black, sequined cocktail dress. These poor women probably had to bring fifteen dresses each just in case they made it all the way to the end. Aaron invites her outside for a confab. She worries that it's all getting too real. It's hard seeing her "best friends" and Aaron all making goo-goo eyes at each other. She barely knows Aaron and these women and this is her best relationship and they're all her best friends. Does she live inside a safe back home? She has no friends at all? She worries because Aaron is prone to changing his mind on things. Ooh, she called him out on it. Don't get too mouthy if you don't want to get thrown off, dear. Aaron says that he has changed his mind several times this evening, but not about Brooke. Aaron reassures us all again how tough and "gut-wrenching" this decision is. Whatever. We hardly see him talking to half the women, so I don't know why we're supposed to be surprised at who he cuts.
Oh, yay, more Christi! Be sure to wear you miner's helmet as we continue to plumb the depths of her psyche. Christi tells us that she had dreams about Aaron and tonight's ceremony and how it might go. She and Aaron have a private talk during which she brings up the initial connection the two of them had. Aaron agrees, but says that, since then, certain "situations" have caused him to have doubts about Christi. Like the "situation" of her being a clingy crazy freakshow.