And now it's time for Sean to hand out the rose, which he gives to Kacie, because it takes a lot of courage to come on this show again. I think there a lot of personality traits that might indicate, but none of them is courage. None is anything positive. "I wanted to punch her. I'm like, 'seriously?'" says Tierra. Yeah, Tierra makes a good point! Tierra says, "I feel like when the sun goes down, it means that it's night."
Now it's date night with Desiree, and -- unusually -- Chris Harrison is there, slipping into his awesome bro-speak. Sean explains that he wanted to set up a little prank because he wants a woman (or "girl," as women are without-exception called on this show) with a great sense of humour. So here's what Punk'd Bachelor is going to be about: They're at a modern art gallery, and one of the pieces is going to get damaged and Desiree made to believe she's responsible for it. You see, once he and his wife are eighty years old and they are not as fuckably good-looking as they used to be, he wants to fall back on a sense of humor.
The limo delivers an admittedly adorable Desiree to the fake art gallery, full of actors looking at the works on the walls, with artist "Sven Watofsky" being introduced with his piece de resistance, the $1.5-million "Poulet un Petit." The curator asks Sean and Desiree if they'd like to have a sneak peek at the work, and they head to back room to look at the piece. One of the producers come in on the pretext of pulling Sean away for an interview, and by this point, Desiree has been so nice that Sean's second-guessing pulling a prank on her.
Meanwhile, the curator is genuinely hilariously explaining to Desiree that the piece is Sven's reaction to the Chernobyl disaster, and was made from stained glass from churches near the area, and then the curator leaves to get a photographer, leaving Desiree alone with the art, which soon falls from the wall, shattering on the floor. Desiree heads for the door, at which point the photographer comes in, followed by Sven, all "You did this?" and "Who is going to pay for this?" and then like ten seconds later Sean comes in and lets her off the hook IMMEDIATELY, and everyone watching feels vaguely unsettled by the alleged comic relief portion of this episode.
And then it's dinner time, and he has cooked steak back at his place. They toast to "no more pranks" and then start talking about their parents' strong relationships, which is as deathly dull as it sounds. "Des isn't forward. She's comfortable in his own skin," says Sean, adding she's feelin' him and he's feelin' her. And then it's on with the bathing suits for the hot tub and more talk about what marriage means. Sean controversially thinks love and marriage go hand-in-hand. Then he lets her in on a secret, but it's not a real secret; he just tells her that she's seen every side of him. He offers her the rose, and she pretends to be unsure because of his rude prank, which he apologizes for, and then of course she's j/k and takes the rose and tells us she already thinks of him as her boyfriend, and then they start making out in the swimming pool. Because, as Desiree also explains, she's feelin' him and he's feelin' her, and now they are literally feelin' each other.