So Kasey goes to talk to Desiree and tells her the whole story. "I'm not OK with anything James supposedly said," Desiree tells us, and she finally goes to ask James to speak to him. And she's not giving out a group-date rose, and she sees the other men out. "I fully believe that tonight James is going home and we will not see him back at the hotel," Kasey tells us. Desiree tells us "the walls are closing in" on James, and shit's about to get real. Fuck, just dump him and be done with it.
I am most disheartened by the fact that there is more than an hour in tonight's episode to go, and there's just another one-on-one date and no cocktail party. So this could potentially take a very, very long time.
Desiree confronts James about what he said, not just about being the next Bachelor, but about all the tail they plan to pull or whatever. James plays it off as guy talk ... from Mikey, who didn't the connection with Desiree and was "self-meditating" (?) himself. He swears on his DAD he never said anything like that. And he spins a new story about how he talked about maybe Mikey marrying Desiree and the worst thing would be if James became the next Bachelor. Oh, and the other guys are threatened by James and are ganging up on him!
And he unconvincingly pretends to be very hurt by the allegations. He forces his eyes to water as he tells her that this is not why he's there. "If you think that, I should go." His bullshit -- and make no mistake, this is Grade-A bullshit coming from James right now -- seems to be working on Desiree, who starts to cry, because she seems to want to believe him.
She says she needs to take a minute, and she walks away and we get dueling shots of Desiree and James rubbing the bridges of their noses. There's a shot of the group date rose. And then Desiree comes back, sits down, sighs, and says she needs to process things, wake up in the morning and think about it. This probably marks the moment when I lose any kind of sympathy for Desiree. James tells us he's "emotionally exhausted" and he's disappointed in the other guys for trying to push him out. He says they can watch him walk off into the sunset with her.
Kasey is filling in Drew and Zak of all the doin's a-transpiring, and Michael uses "imploded" when he means "exploded." The scenes of the other guys pissing on James' presumed corpse -- Michael damns him by saying that not once when he was confronted did James say he wants to marry Desiree -- are cut with shots of James returning, making himself cry, for he knows the cameras are on him.