Sorry for the delay guys – I normally try to get my recap up the morning after the show, but this week has been hectic AND I’m bored out of my mind by this show. I mean, can we get Bentley back in here or SOMETHING?
Anyway, this week Ashley goes to visit the remaining 4 guys’ hometowns, and all of them are apparently loaded. I do have to give her some credit – it totally makes sense now why she narrowed down the selection to these guys. They come from wealthy families, and I give Ashley some major props for taking that into consideration during each rose ceremony.
First Ashley visits Constantine in Georgia where he takes her to his family’s Italian/Greek restaurant. Ashley keeps reminding us that Constantine is physically what she’s looking for, she makes a terrible pizza, and then they go back to Constantine’s house where his dad gives her the tips she made today.
At this point I went to the bathroom to splash some cold water on my face so I could stay awake for awhile longer.
Next up, Ashley goes to Ames’ estate in Pennsylvania. This is where we learn Ames is not the only gay in his family.
Ashley is just so happy to be spending time with someone who is “so unique” but Ames knows he needs to step up the romance, so he takes her on a carriage ride to a Magnolia tree where they share what he calls the most romantic kiss ever.
Next up, Ashley heads to wine country to visit Ben F. and go on his winery tour. Ben’s family definitely wins the most cerebral award. I totally feel for this family and the loss of Ben’s father, but I was so freaking bored I actually fell asleep for a few minutes, so I can’t really tell you what happened. All I remember was Ben’s sister seemed really scary.
Finally Ashley gets some 1-on-1 time with JP and he at least has the sense to take her roller skating. They jam out to some REO Speedwagon before going home to meet his family. JP’s family seems totally cool and they seem to really like her.
If you were able to stay awake for the rose ceremony, you would have seen one of the most epic departures by poor Ames. He shakes her hand like he was just rejected a job offer and smiles his way out the door.
Before he leaves, Ames leaves us with one of the best exit speeches of the season.
“I’m lucky to have you in my life. I’m composed all the time, but now I don’t know… You’re an exceptional person, and I’ve been totally impressed all the way through. It’s been totally beautiful and full of the unexpected and even more poetic than I would have ever imagined. And I’ll remember every second of it for the rest of my life.”
I leave you with this: