Harrison asks if his wife is here, and Sean hems and haws but says yes, he sees himself going down on one knee. Harrison asks if he's in love, and Sean says he is. If he is, then, it really shouldn't be so allegedly tough on him to break up with the ones HE'S NOT IN LOVE WITH, I mean, good god.
Oh, god, it's "private" video message time. Sean is worried about making a mistake and sending the wrong woman away, so he hopes the videos won't confuse him further. "I'm so in love with one remaining woman that a video from one of the others might make me confused!" is what he's saying.
Lindsay's up first, reflecting on what a long, strange trip it's been. Remember all those long weeks ago when they met? She wants nothing more than to make him happy. She met him in a wedding dress, and maybe she'll see him in one again!
Catherine opens by calling him a "family man" and a "mega-hunk," so I guess these were all essentially first takes, right? This is the part of the season where my ears clog themselves up with wax, but I can still make out Catherine saying she can see him as her husband, and she's falling in love. You know, all the same things that every woman has been saying for weeks.
AshLee tells Sean this is the happiest she's ever been in her whole life. Not for the first time, I feel really sorry for AshLee. Sean looks slightly uncomfortable while AshLee tears up on camera, while she talks about how she's "no longer broken, and for that I will always love you," so I think we know where this is going.
All this time, we've been watching Harrison greet the remaining hostages, and now Sean is moping around at how tough this is going to be on him, because of how much it's going to hurt the poor woman who will be under the misapprehension that the greatest tragedy a person can suffer is not dating Sean Lowe. Maybe he can explain he has gone from telling all of them and us that he can see a future with all of them to "I know I'm not supposed to be with this one" as he is here?
I really wish that for once, Harrison would just walk in, point at the roses, point at the women, and then draw a finger across his throat.
Sean comes and starts talking about how much it sucked when Emily dumped him. "My worst fear is that the same is going to happen today, and it kills me inside to know that I might break your heart, and I also hope that you realize how much you mean to me, and how hard and incredibly difficult it was for me to make this decision," he says. Lindsay seems to be all, "Oh, fuck!" as he picks up a rose, but she gets it, so she's immediately all sunshine and smiles again.