We come back from commercial and Sean has to RECAP WHAT JUST HAPPENED, like he actually tells us that he gave out two roses and has to give out the final one, like WE REMEMBER, SEAN.
Eventually he comes back into the rose ceremony, and all the women are still there, which I guess means they are all fine with having a drama queen for a husband. And then he gives Catherine the rose, because her family gave him less shit than Desiree's family. Off to the (literal) chopping-block for Desiree!
He takes her outside and they sit down again. Sean says he's been battling this all day long and may wake up tomorrow thinking he made a horrible mistake, what with her having all the qualities he wants in a wife. "I've been praying for clarity this entire time," he says. Is it possible for him to NOT use the word "clarity" in a conversation? (Or, come to that, "praying"?) Eventually she manages to temporarily stop blubbering, which is his cue to walk her to the limousine. They hug, and he dickishly says he's going to miss her so much, which is a fucking evil thing to say to someone you're dumping. "It's not right. It's not," she says, before the spinectomy is complete and she says, "As long as you're happy" and he says AGAIN that he's going to miss her a lot.
She cries in the limousine, wondering what she's going to do with her life now. Sean, for what it's worth, is doing the "I'd better show how emotionally drained I am" by staring moodily at the ground for as long as the producers need to cut in with the Dumped Desiree clips.
And there seems to be a "Sean Tells All" special on tomorrow night, which is weird because I don't see how Sean can possibly tell all, what with there still being three contestants, and also think we all hate Sean enough already that we don't need sixty minutes of Sean whining about how hard it is to be the Bachelor.
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