Sean, meanwhile, says he has a lot of questions tonight, and he doesn't know who to give the rose to. Why not both of them? You can do that, right? He pulls Tierra aside. "I am so flustered with my feelings and emotions," she tells us. She suspects Jackie "talked crap" about her, probably because a producer told her, or because if you're going to act hateful and superior, you can probably assume others are going to talk crap about you. She's much smarter about her time with Sean, though "reluctantly" admitting that she has "the biggest heart" and gets scared. This is The Bachelor version of a job interview, when you're asked what your biggest fault is and you say something like, "I'm a perfectionist -- I can't go home until the job is done right." She talks about her last relationship, which lasted five years, while he was in and out of rehab because that's just how damn loyal she is, and then the guy died a few years ago. Would anyone be surprised to find out Tierra's making it up? I wouldn't be, but she seems a little genuine for us when she acknowledges that she's worried Sean's a little freaked out by her oversharing.
Sean and Tierra head back to the table, where he weirdly tells Jackie that their relationship has been slower to develop, and he knows why and he respects that. Did I miss why? Not that I care, or anything. But it's pretty clear -- and Jackie's face falls -- when Sean starts praising Tierra for opening up tonight, where the rose is going, and sure enough, it goes to Tierra. He explains to us that he knows why she attaches herself so strongly to men. "I need that depth if we're going to move forward," he says. Does anyone have any idea what he's talking about? I mean, I realize he's not going to say "she's got huge breasts" here, but could he come up with at least a coherent explanation?
Jackie cries on the ride back into obscurity, while Tierra cackles -- honest to god cackles -- and we watch Tierra and Sean cuddle by a fire while fireworks explode above them. The women back at the lodge see the fireworks, which I'm going to go ahead and pretend symbolize consummation on this show.
It's time for the cocktail party -- a little earlier than normal, but that's because the dates this week have been utter duds. All the women seem pissed because Tierra's still around.
Desiree gets some alone time, and she seems to have noticed that Sean gives roses to the women who are "having trouble" (i.e. "are total headcases") and she wants some reassurance about what he's looking for. She'd be better off admitting that she's a crack-addicted prostitute (with a heart of gold, naturally). Sean susses out that she really wants to know why he kept Tierra around -- and she is, admittedly, being maddeningly vague -- and as usual when his decisions are in any way questioned, he tenses up, and he tells us his conversation with Desiree left him with doubts. I can't blame him! What if they get married and she's always asking questions about what he's doing, right?