Second rose. Sean picks it up, stares at the ceiling, stands there for awhile, bows his head and then finally says, "Catherine," which I think we all knew was coming based on his reaction to AshLee's video. She looks pissed, and not for nothing, looks absolutely amazing. After an uncomfortable few moments of a fixed glare, she strides past him, forcing him to chase after her and begging to explain himself. She eventually stops, but by "explain himself" he really means "let me tell you how hard this is on me," and she haughtily stares at him the whole time, completely flustering him. Well, I guess it's not like he would actually say, "I actually do consider you damaged goods for having been married already, plus my main concern is getting my wife to pump out a dozen kids, and you're much farther down the track than the other two."
And after a few moments of Sean hanging himself with his own rope (not literally, don't get excited), she gets in the minivan.
"This wasn't a silly game to me. This wasn't about a joyride and laughing and joking and having fun" says AshLee, who keeps herself mostly together, and in the moments when she does start to cry, keeps her composure long enough to turn away from the camera. "It's the ultimate reject," she says. It's OK. The sympathy I now feel for her is a different kind, the good kind.
Meanwhile, Sean is sitting by a fountain, hands clasped, head bowed, doing his best to look shattered, in full view of Catherine and Lindsay, one of whom he'll want us to believe he loves and plans to marry, in just a couple of days.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. No, seriously, what does Sean do? I've heard "fit model" and "insurance agent." Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.