Jake, however, says he's further along with the three women left, and he doesn't even know whom he'd send home to accommodate Ali coming back. She admits that she's biased, but she thinks giving them a shot would be what's best for them, and her feelings are stronger now than when she left. "I was just scared," she says, adding that the decision she made is the one she most regrets, which is the opposite of what she thought would happen.
"Everything about me wants to say get on a plane and get here right now," he says, which is quite different from the edited version in the previews, which consisted simply of Jake saying, "Get on a plane and get here right now," like how do the producers of this show even sleep at night? Oh, right: on piles and piles of money. And then he says he's falling in love with the three women who are here. Which you'll recall is something that he also said to Ali, but apparently he's able to turn it off. "I just don't think it's a good idea, and that hurts me like crazy to say that to you," he says, rather phonily pretending to have his voice crack somewhat. "I don't know what to say," says Ali. How about "goodbye"? That would be awesome! Ali wonders how things could change so quickly, and Jake apologizes for hurting her feelings. Jake covers his face with his hands, and then they apologize to each other some more, like how about saying sorry to anyone with a brain who's watching this? Eventually they hang up, and Jake looks all broken up, and starts wondering where best to go stand and moodily stare. So he opens a window and looks out it for a while, and tells us that he hopes his heart is leading him in the right direction. Ali and her cleavage do something similar, and then we see a talking head with Ali in which she looks a wreck, like she's red-faced hair-blown-out nose-running crying Ali again, and she says she doesn't know if she'll ever find someone like Jake ever again. She says it like she thinks that's a bad thing! This bit comes off a little like a setup for her to be the next Bachelorette, except the commercials during tonight's episode have called for nominations for the next Bachelor and Bachelorette, so maybe we could break from the streak of having a former contestant coming back. Please?