-The cocktail party is over and Chris shows up to inform the guys Ashley needs to leave and make her decision. So he takes her away and both put their arms around each other like a couple that’s newly dating. Huh? I can’t for the life of me ever remember Chris being this affectionate with anyone before. Does he always walk her away arm in arm? Why not just sweep her up off your feet and carry her away, Chris? Or in Ashleys case, you can pretty much just stuff her in your pocket. We get to see Chris deliberate with Ashley and in the shocker of all shockers, it pretty much centers around Bentley. Ashley is all over the map in regards to her feelings. Once again, she’s telling us how happy she is she’s giving the guys a chance and she’s got a bunch of great guys, yet, still pining over the fact that Bentley left her high and dry last week. However, she tells Chris “there’s 11 men I can see myself with, and I want to give them another shot.” Chris had told her she’d be sending two guys home that night, but Ashley wants to add one more. Man, Chris’ brain must’ve exploded at that point. He actually has another chore to do at the rose ceremony! His mission: Go find another rose to add to the bunch! I really hope Chris can pull this off. This is a major moment in his hosting career. Lets hope he doesn’t blow this.
-Rose ceremony time. Ames, Constant Sleep, and Ben F. already with roses. Nine guys left. Eight will receive roses. Chris has just scoured all of Phuket, Thailand looking for an extra rose, and by golly, he found one. He just saved the whole show. Ashley, speak your mind. “Came into this week not knowing what to expect…pleasantly surprised…you guys are great…can’t tell you how happy I am for the group of guys I have…every day I feel more grateful each of you are here…but man, if you only saw any of my ITMs where all I talk about is Bentley 24/7, you’d see how much I’m contradicting myself right now”.
Lucas: I believe he cheered for himself when his name was called. Was it because he got a rose, or because they actually showed him on camera four episodes in?
Ryan: I could be wrong, but I think Ryan was happy he got a rose.
JP: I was waiting for him to whisper in her ear, “Are you still wet?” after receiving the rose. You know, because it was raining and all.
Nick: The outtakes showed Nick doing pushups with Ashley on his back. Pssshhhhhh. I think a one-armed pushup with that 65 lbs of added weight on his back would’ve been MUCH more impressive.
Mickey: Might’ve been the biggest “don’t judge a book by its cover” contestant in the history of this show. When I first released the contestants, I had more women commenting about how hot he is than anyone in previous seasons. Now he’s an afterthought.
Blake: Still had blood on his hands when he received the rose from all backstabbing he did to Ryan in his ITMs.
William: Yeah, I’d say the roast was his personal downfall. Lets see if he roasted anyone on “Bachelor Pad” and alienated himself there too.
“Ashley, gentleman. It’s the final rose tonight. When you’re ready. We are all set to head to Chaing Mai and still have Bentley on speed dial ready to bring him back on the show for more added drama.
Ben C. He was about as relevant this episode as the non-English speaking shore man who told Ashley and Constant Sleep they couldn’t head out on the boat.
One other thing about the preview they showed was we see Ashleys reaction when Chris tells her “He’s here in this hotel right now” – “SHUT UP!”. Chris has specifically stated that the only way Bentley would return to the show is if Ashley wanted him to, which makes her reaction to him returning all them more confusing. I have no idea why she reacted like that considering it was her call. Or maybe she just didn’t think they’d actually fly him out on their dime. Who knows? It’ll be interesting to watch it all play out, but what will be more interesting will be when Bentley finally comes back, then leaves for good and we never have to hear about him again until the “Men Tell All”. I’m assuming he’ll be there since they basically are gonna revolve their first six episodes around the guy that Ashley couldn’t stop salivating over.