Byron tells two women about a quote he heard that says that you want to marry a woman who, when you're both seventy, you still watch walk to the bathroom. I swear to God, that's what he said. I think the heat is getting to him. Byron says that it might be romantic and idealistic, but that Amanda is right there with him. Amanda interviews that she couldn't pick a Bachelor right now, but that she's more physically attracted to Byron. Byron says that he wants to have kids if his wife does, but that he wouldn't give up his soulmate if she didn't want to have kids. Clearly, Byron has learned to pick his words more carefully since his "cutoff" conversation. Byron says he would marry someone who didn't want kids in a heartbeat. Elsewhere, Alma asks the same question of Jay, and he hesitates and then says he wouldn't. Alma interviews that she has more in common with Jay, because he seems more stable. After Jay leaves, Alma asks another woman whom she likes, and it's Byron. The women, they are having mixed emotions!
Chris Harrison joins them and asks them to gather. Jay and Byron stand up front with Chris, who says that tonight, they will be having the Rose Ceremony. Jay and Byron leave with Chris. Jay interviews that he played full out today, and that his fate is in the women's hands. Byron interviews that he tried to make the best impression he could, and that soon he'll find out how it went.
The women prepare for the Rose Ceremony. Cheresse interviews that tonight, the women will choose which man will stay. Krysta tells some other women that she felt a connection with Jay. Krysta interviews that she talked some of the undecided women into voting for Jay. Some of the other women think that Byron is fun, and has a lot of charisma. Kelly interviews that she still doesn't know whom she's going to pick, and that she wants one more look at both of them.
Jay rides in the limo and thinks. He interviews that this could be a turning point in his life, and that he's interested to see what the women thought. Byron interviews that it will come down to a choice between city life and country life. They keep saying that. I wonder if a producer planted that line. Byron adds that he feels like he has a CONNECTION with a few of the women he met. I think that might be the first mention of the C-word.
The women line up on the stairs by the pool. Jay and Byron walk in and face them. Chris explains that there is a tray full of roses. The yellow ones represent a vote for Jay, and the white ones represent a vote for Byron. He gives each man an appropriately-colored boutonniere. The women will place a rose into a box, and whichever Bachelor receives more votes gets to stay. But first, Jay and Byron get to address the ladies. Jay goes first, and says that he's there for the possibility of finding the love of his life. He hopes they see the same possibility in him. Byron tells the women that they look beautiful, and that he's looking for a woman to spend the rest of his life with. Wow, that'll really sway the voters. Chris makes Jay and Byron turn around so that they can't see who votes for or against them. But now the ladies can't see the boutonnieres! What if they get confused? ["Oh, no, and so many of them are from Florida! This doesn't bode well. What if The Bachelor somehow ends up being Pat Buchanan?" -- Wing Chun]