"I can live with the answer either way...but I don't feel that we had a full chance," Ryan Park told the shocked Bachelorette as he explained why he had called Chris Harrison and hopped on a plane to Fiji in hopes that Ashley would...What? All of a sudden feel the passion that hadn't surfaced during a day of tai chi and temple gazing?
"If that's in your mind at all, then I want to spend more time with you so bad," Ryan insisted. "Call me crazy, but when I stepped out of that limo, there was something there."
He said she should take a few days to think about it, and she said she would.
But first, a date with Mr. Sonoma, winemaker Ben Flajnik.
Let's just say their day started with a kiss hello and ended with an overnight in the fantasy suite and Ashley saying she was definitely falling in love with Ben.
"My feelings are growing and I'm on my way to, you know, the whole ‘I love you' thing," Ben offered over dinner.
Well, of course, no one ever flat-out says "I love you" until the ring proffering part of the program.
Next up, a date with Constantine Tzortzis, whose big Greek family was ready to indoctrinate Ashley right then and there during their hometown visit.
"How many houses did you look at before you bought a house?" Ashley inquired of the restaurant owner as they enjoyed a picnic after their scenic helicopter ride.
"108," he replied, laughing. "It's a big investment!"
True, but that's exactly what concerned Ashley, the idea that Constantine might not be able—like a person who's not on a reality show—to just fall in love throughout the course of one or two days spent alone together.
"I feel like our relationship's not progressing at the rate it needs to be," she said off-camera.
And it never will.