Chris Harrison comes in to announce that the culling is about to begin, and Sean gives a lengthy speech about how he wishes he could continue to keep his sexual options open with all of them, but he's going to have to let a few of them go soon. Of course, Tierra's got a rose, but that's not going to stop this show from playing a who-knows-when-it-was-recorded clip of her boasting, "I'm so smart. I'm ahead of everybody. In life, I get what I want, always," she says. I realize this show has to be edited to provide every season with a villain, but not every contestant gives them so much material to work with, right?
Rose ceremony! Sean talks about the highs and lows this week -- I can imagine a lot of the lows. Maybe the high involves Amanda getting painkillers for her faceplant? Here come da roses!
Catherine. Des. (SAY HER FULL NAME! SAY IT!) Lindsay. Leslie. Robyn. AshLee. Sarah. Jackie. Final rose goes to Daniella, meaning Amanda -- who went to the hospital because of Sean this week -- is getting the axe. Chris Harrison comes out and says, "If you did not get a rose, etc. etc," which seems particularly cruel given only one woman in the room didn't get a rose.
And then one of the most awkward partings on this show in some time. Sean: "I enjoyed getting to know you. Thank you so much." Amanda wasn't really expecting it, she tells us. "Right now I'm really miserable. Heartbreak is such a difficult emotion," she says, and she walks out into the courtyard where there doesn't even appear to be a limo waiting -- are they making her walk home?
Back in the mansion, Sean reassures us that he's over the bummer of having to dump Amanda because there are still plenty of women left to tell him his shit doesn't stink. And -- wait, TWO episodes next week? TWO? OK, ABC is literally trying to kill me.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Didn't Sean eject Kacie last week for far less egregious crimes of drama? Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at email@example.com.