Brooke comes in, and Aaron greets her with a kiss and a hug. He tells her that his plan for their "date" is to do absolutely nothing. Jeez, I date all the time then. Except there's no second person involved. In the kitchen, they prepare plates of Chinese take-out. Brooke tells us there's a possibility that Aaron might ask her to marry him. Really? You think so? She tells us that she's nervous and excited.
Brooke and Aaron sit at the table and eat and talk. Aaron's plate is clean, while Brooke's food appears to be barely touched. Brooke tells Aaron she's been "surprisingly calm" today, because she's decided that if it's meant to be, it will be. See 'N Say Aaron tells her that he's in a unique situation and never expected it would be like this. Blah blah compare and contrast blah blah. Brooke brings up the age issue and says it shouldn't be a big deal. She has friends older than Aaron who still don't know what they want. Aaron says that he doesn't hold it against her that she's only twenty-two. Foreshadowing cackles with amusement and slips a piece of paper that reads, "You will choose Helene" into Aaron's fortune cookie. Aaron brings up Brooke's comment from the previous rose ceremony, to the effect that she hoped Aaron wouldn't make a mistake they'd both regret. She blathers on something about them meeting each other somewhere down the road and things will be fine and Aaron interrupts to say that Brooke still didn't want him making a mistake in the first place. These people are a journalist's nightmare. They're totally incapable of completing a sentence that is quotable, except for their stock statements of how hard this all is or how they hope Aaron picks them. Aaron tells Brooke to relax and gives her a kiss on the cheek. He's totally trying to feel out how she's going to react when he dumps her.
Brooke and Aaron head out to the living room to bore me further. Aaron asks if Brooke enjoyed his family. She says they were great. He insists that they "keep [him] humble." Yeah, right, spoiled boy. They talk about the things that Aaron's family asked and I'm not recapping that. I already recapped that pages ago. Brooke blathers on about how their relationship is different because of the way it developed on the show and none of what she says makes any sense. Something about them not having any nitpicky fights yet. Yeah, because you hardly ever see each other except for artificially constructed dates that are put together for you. Aaron says that he's not 100\% convinced that he's going to propose at all. I don't believe him. Brooke says that it's okay if he doesn't pop the question. See 'N Say Aaron blathers about how nervous he is. Brooke says she's going to try not to make him nervous.