Dinner time! Ben asks how they're feeling, and Rachel stammers nervously and says "third wheel" again so Blakeley goes for the "Well, I just really had a good time," attitude again, in a last attempt to make Rachel look bad. Ben pulls Rachel aside, and she tells us that she's going to do her best to convince him that the two of them belong together, at least more than he and Blakeley belong together.
So she tells Ben that while she feels Blakeley is a lot more fast-moving than she is, there are things that come with time, and she really wants to be here with him. They do a little smooching. Ben sounds like he hasn't made up his mind yet.
So then Ben's talking to Blakeley one-on-one, and she finally lets her guard down and admits to being nervous, and then she gets teary-eyed about how she felt like a one-on-one date would have given her a chance to strut her stuff or whatever. "I don't want to lose you before you even get to know me," she says, adding she wants to share something very personal with him. And she's got a scrapbook.
You know, the kind of scrapbook where you cut pictures and words out of magazines. Like you did when you were in junior high, and not a woman in your thirties. Works enough on Ben that they start kissing, but I think if you're in a room with Ben for anything longer than thirty minutes, you're probably going to wind up fending him off.
So back to dinner with all three of them, Ben whining about being physically and emotionally torn. He tells the women that he has to base his decision on whether he can see things moving forward. "So, Rachel, will you accept this rose?" Both women seem surprised. Blakeley gets up and walks away, amusingly not wanting to have anything to do with Ben, who's chasing after her and asking her to slow down. Rachel can't help herself but to try to take in the fun through a window. Outside, Ben and Blakeley sit on a bench, where Blakeley goes from stone-faced to sobbing.
Back at the house, the women screech and clutch each other when Blakeley's purple bag is removed from the premises.
Ben sees Blakeley off into the car -- a stray cat yowls nearby -- after a long, tearful hug. "I still care about you, though. Very much," she says. Might as well get rid of all your dignity, Blakeley! "I know," says Ben, which is even worse. In the restaurant, Rachel seems to realize the cameras are on her while she's watching through the window and casually strolls away. "Let's sum it up: I have the rose, while Blakeley doesn't," she gloats.