Tierra fights back when they confront her, and you know what -- it's not like she's wrong when she says she's tired of them all talking about her (because they are doing that). She feebly tries to pretend that she's only nice when the cameras are rolling because of anxiety or some other bullshit. And she also says that if she wanted to be engaged, she could easily get engaged. Well, that would seem to go against the point of this show. "There are plenty of fucking guys in the world," she says.
Lesley and Catherine, who also showed up, turn tail and report back to the other women (yeah, maybe you guys should all leave this alone), leaving Robyn alone to listen to Tierra's rant about how her stinger comes out when she's angry.
This last bit comes out just as Sean goes walking by. He hears it, and wants to know if maybe Tierra is different when he's not around. He pulls her aside to find out what's going on, and she is of course sweetness and light and says she's a really nice girl and the other women keep attacking her.
Sean needs a little more than just what Tierra has to say, so he asks Lesley, who cautiously says Tierra is much colder to the other women when he's not around.
Anyway, Harrison comes in to take Sean away for decision-making time, Sean whining about how tough tonight has been on him -- maybe the most self-centered Bachelor ever? -- and he mopes off to decide to eliminate a contestant or two who is not Tierra. The other women do have some hope that rose or not, Sean may have gotten a glimpse at Tierrable's true personality. And hey, since Sean's not exactly a stickler for so-called "rules," who's to say he won't send her home anyway?
Oh, and now Sean's sitting down with Chris Harrison, so just hang on and let me get my remote control because this is always death. Sean does seem to be having doubts about Tierra. Hey, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Rose ceremony! Harrison appears to blame the women for the fact that the happy-go-lucky Sean who Chris Harrison fell in love with has been gone recently. Out comes Sean -- who isn't wearing a Bauhaus T-shirt or anything, but he feels he's leaving this week with more questions.
Anyway, enough with the doom and gloom. Let's hand out roses! Selma, Catherine, Lesley. Long, long, long pause, and then AshLee, followed by Sarah, now there's just one left. It goes to Desiree -- pardon me, "Des" -- eliminating Robyn. Sean walks her outside. "Be scared," Selma whispers.
Sean walks Robyn out to the waiting limo, and sees her off with a curt "Best of luck, OK?" which genuinely made me laugh. Such warmth! Robyn can't believe he sent her home in favor of Tierra. Well, actually, he chose everyone else over you, Robyn, but no need to split hairs. Besides, I see you're crying now, so I'm just going to look away and not feel so awkward.
Sean tells us he's now questioning everything, and you can tell he's really bummed because he doesn't toast the remaining women and explain what they're doing next. Well, as long as everyone's miserable, I guess I'm OK with it.
Daniel is a writer in Newfoundland with a wife and a daughter. Hey, Sean, we're trying to have a society here. Follow him on Twitter (@DanMacEachern) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.