I've never been a fan of Nick. Never ever. I would have much rather seen Luke or Chase from last season be the new man in charge. However, maybe if Nick finally has his own season, we'll be done with him. Until he doesn't choose anyone and it's Brad Womack all over again.
The show begins with Grant and Lace lounging around, talking. Lace is scared, but Grant tells her it's because it's real.
Jen is falling in love with Nick, but she thinks he's being closed off because of the past.
It's the end of the season, but Tiara the chicken enthusiast shows up with a date card to shake things up. "Tiara, you are the last to arrive. Don't cluck it up."
Nick is willing to talk to her because he is the welcome wagon and the sage of the group. He tells her all it takes is a connection. Jen isn't all too happy to witness this. They come back and Nick reveals that he convinced Tiara to give him the date card for he and Jen to use.
They go to a carnival, and he wins her prizes on the midway. They are into each other, but she wants him to express his feelings in words. They go to a fortune teller and they shuffle Tarot cards before asking questions. Jen asks, "do you think we belong together?"
The fortune tells all sorts of things. They had a rough start. One feels more than the other. He has one foot in and one foot out. While Jen claims she never put much stock in horoscopes or anything, she thinks Fortuna hit the nail on the head with the hesitancy on Nick's part. Nick defends himself saying the more feelings he has, the more nervous he gets.
Since they are there for each other, they think they are on the same page.
Meanwhile, Josh is inhaling and getting too up close and personal with his pizza. Then Amanda gets to taste it second hand.
Lauren wants to get to know Brett more. She brings up that she found out there's a rose ceremony tomorrow night. He does claim he wants to get to know her more even though they don't have much time left. Brett wants spend the rest of his time with Lauren instead of Izzy, so he's going to have to tell her that tonight.
Later in the evening, Brett asks Izzy to talk. He's really nervous since Izzy broke up with Vinny just to go out with him. Brett tells her that he felt more of a connection with Lauren. There's no drama during that conversation, and she tells him she should go.
The tears start to fall after she leaves him on the beach. She cries to Lace and Amanda confessing what a horrible mistake she made. She wants to go and find Vinny now. Lace is crying about it too.
Izzy packs up to leave. She calls Vinny as she leaves. He picks up the phone and asks, "Who is this?"
When she answers, his next question is, "What's up?"
From there, Izzy admits her mistake, claims she never wanted to hurt him, and asks if she can fly to Florida tonight. Vinny replies back that she had blindsided him because of some guy with a lamp she was physically attracted to. He can't be with someone like that. He denies her wish. Then, the producer has to have the driver pull over the car so she doesn't throw up all over the car.
The next day, there's no one around for Tiara, so she inhales some chicken wings on the beach.
Fast forward through the day, because nothing went on, evidently. It's the cocktail party prior to the rose ceremony. It's all about Wells because everyone is paired up except for him. He has three women after him.
Jami goes off with Wells first. She wants to know more about him. He's had a radio show since he was in high school. That's about it.
Meanwhile, Carly gives Ashley advice on keeping it cool when it comes her turn. She just wants to get to know him more. He's what she's been looking for (now that Jared is gone).
Shushanna is the unlikely choice. She gets in a huff and decides she's done, I think. I'm not sure what exactly happened. He does talk to her and admits there was a connection, but she came really late in the game. She wants someone who will fight for her, so she's going to leave.
Rose time! The last ceremony before "couples time" and overnight dates.
- Josh professes his love for Amanda. He kisses way too loud, just like how he eats.
- Nick picks Jen and speaks of their big week together.
- Grant oozes his love for Lace. She's on an upswing so accepts.
- Evan and Carly still have their weird thing going on.
- Brett is feeling a bit awkward at all the professions of love. At least he looks it. He's not had the spark he expected and can't give the rose out. He apologizes to Lauren and walks off. He rides off knowing a fantasy suite situation would be too soon for them.
- Wells has the last rose. I feel a meltdown coming. Ashley thinks he should go with the girl he's known the longest (by like a day). Jami would aggressively accept. He goes with Ashley.
It's dinner time. Do or die. Make or break.
Carly needs to hear "I love you." She's ready to meet his kids. He's never felt like this in his entire life. The profess their love for each other, the weirdos that they are. Remember when she thought he was a horrible kisser? She would say, "yes," if he proposed tomorrow.
Jen and Nick are so iffy. He doesn't know how long distance will work, but she means a lot to him. The date continues, as we know it would since he's going to go ring shopping.
Lace and Grant admire their tattoos. She's confident now. She sure does swing back and forth. Good and bad. They're all good for now. She loves him. She's ready for him to propose.
Josh and Amanda talk about how fun the day was. She's ready for him to meet her girls. She's glad things worked out this way, but she didn't expect them at all. She's happy and secure and wants to marry him.
Who will get engaged? We will find out tomorrow night! Sounds like there's lots of doubts to work out first though.