And here we go again, with Sean explaining that he's got an activity planned to take AshLee out of her comfort zone, so she can latch on to him and trust him, and it involves swimming through a cave so they can enjoy their own private beach. And can I just ask how many fucking times does Sean have to make AshLee prove she trusts him? "I think it's important that AshLee is able to let go of control. I want my wife to be able to trust me in certain situations, and today I need to figure out whether or not she's capable of that," Sean tells us, while all of us in long-term stable, loving relationships try to imagine a single time where we've done something solely to SCARE OUR PARTNER, MAKE HIM OR HER GIVE UP CONTROL, AND DEPEND ON US?
"I love feeling like I'm AshLee's protector," Sean tells us. This whole thing makes me sick. They swim through the cave, and we can only hope that AshLee is broken down enough so she can be suitably dependent to qualify to marry Sean. Then they make out in a lagoon, and AshLee's pleased with herself for how much she's able to let herself go at Sean's behest, or something.
At least during dinner, AshLee tells us that it doesn't sit well with her, when it comes to spending the night together, that there are two other women with whom Sean is doing the same thing. Their conversation isn't any better than it was with Sean and Lindsay, though. Sean wants to know if people are always asking her why she's not married already, apparently forgetting that, you know, she got married LONG before now. He doesn't want an answer; he just wants to give one, and explain that in his mid-20s, he "was chasing other things, like my career and so forth," and it sounded like he was going to say something like "tail" but realized at the last minute that that would be terrible and then said "my career and so forth," which I think is the FIRST time this season Sean has even alluded to HAVING a job, so nice try, Sean. Oh, and he apparently hasn't met any worth marrying before. AshLee praises his wisdom in not settling, saying there's no reason to make a poor decision just because you want to get married. "I'm glad I waited," says AshLee, WHO WAS MARRIED AT 17. Are contestants just making up phoney backstories and forgetting them when it's time to improvise this bullshit while the cameras are rolling?
They kiss for a while, and then Sean brings out the Pimp Card. AshLee reads it, and then they look at each other for a while, and Sean carefully explains to us (and her) that his intentions are just to stay up all night talking, with no distractions. "I think it'll be a good time for us," he says. She agrees it's important to have that time, but she doesn't want to appear to have crossed any boundary. And then she accepts his invitation, and they go back to the fantasy suite and talk about how far they've come, and AshLee tells him what her ring size is, and credits him for fixing her broken spirit. And not just her spirit! "This man has literally healed my broken heart," she says, promising to devote her entire life to making him happy. Well, he's gotta like that!