Back to the mansion for Matt, who's excited about being one step closer to love or whatever. Chelsea sits down with Matt for a chat, and she talks about how she thinks about him all the time. "I've missed you and thought about you," says Matt, and leans in for a smooch. Can you taste the lies on his tongue? Or is that just Shayne's spray tan?
Noelle's having a heart-to-heart with Robin, saying she's a "matter-of-time" girl, meaning it's only a matter of time before she goes home. So decline the rose if he offers you one, says Robin, who has a vested interest in other women going home. "I'm like one of the few people here who is, like, real."
Robin goes to interrupt a one-on-one session with -- I'm not sure who she is, but she races over to the other women who decide to bust up Robin's one-on-one. He points out Robin already has a rose, and goes off with the other women. Marshana feels it's about time "someone bust Robin up."
In the kitchen, Shayne and Chelsea confront Robin for interrupting the other women. As annoying and desperate as Robin is (and I actually liked her in the first episode) at least she understands that the show is about taking Matt from the other women. Yet another reason why I hate competitive reality shows: stupid people who don't understand that only one person wins. I mean, Chelsea actually says, "You can't compete for someone else's love," which would put her lower on the stupidity scale than Shayne, and maybe down there with Stacey. I mean, she's right. But this stupid fucking show is predicated on the notion that you can. And should. On the other hand, Robin? Here's the show's batting average: oh-for-eleven. Actually, all you women should take note of that.
Holly takes Matt outside to show him their concrete handprints and relive their date, and they make out some more.
And then, inside, wet blanket Chris spirits Matt away so he can winnow out three women who won't be back next week.
Rose ceremony. Holly, Robin and Shayne already have roses, so they're safe. Six more to hand out. And they're going to: Amanda. Yay! She manages not to hiccup. Ashlee. Oh, god. Send her home already! Kelly. Chelsea. Noelle. Yay! I like Noelle too; I thought she was toast because she was barely in the episode. Final rose: Marshana, who almost breaks down. So, going home: Erin. "I came here to find love, so there is that disappointment." Amy, whoever that is. "I felt that Matt blew it. He didn't realize what he could had," says this "Amy" person. And Kristine, who says she thinks she didn't get a rose because she has a hard time opening up. "You blew me away 'cause I was massively into you," Matt tells her, and she acknowledges that she usually doesn't open up unless she knows someone is into her. Or whatever. God, who cares? Kristine, let me tell you this: you are now absolutely as married to Matt as the woman Matt eventually picks will be. So don't worry about it.