The group heads to Hong Kong but Ashley is still thinking of Bentley and the dot dot dot….to be continued, or to be strung along? At the beginning of the show host Chris Harrison comes to her door and tells her that Bentley is in the same hotel and that he wants to protect her so she is still not saying “what if” with Bentley if or when someone proposes. This is her time to find closure and her reaction- “he’s in the hotel right now?” You can see it in Ashley’s eyes that she is shocked and after a few moments, she heads over to his room to talk with him. She knocks on his door after about 5 minutes of lingering and pacing. When he answers, we can all see the malice in his eyes and she’s an idiot for leaning in for the kiss. He says he thought about calling her but it was too easy so he flew around the world to see her, aka ABC paid for it. She tells him she has been having a hard time and he said him too, but he is just lying through his teeth- we wish we could slap him. Does anyone believe this BS, or is it just Ashley? He clearly didn’t miss her as much as she did him and she lets her guard down to him and makes him the powerful one in this so called relationship. Is this dot dot dot a period, she asks? Looks like it, Ashley. Why did he come all the way to Hong Kong to give her a period? We’re thinking it was the face time. Jerk! Even though she said “F- U Bentley, I’m done”- we can tell she’s not.
The first one-on-one date goes to Lucas and they go into the city and see the lights and the dragons. The two have absolutely no chemistry as they sit on a sail boat in the harbor. He spills his guts to Ashley about the worst thing he’s ever been through, which was the divorce from his first wife. PS- is he wearing a class ring? Ryan P., Mickey, Constantine, Ames, Ben C. and Blake get the group date which means J.P. is going on the next one-on-one date- this seems to be a pattern. When Ashley gives Lucas the rose she goes in for the hug and peck on the cheek. He then asks her if he can give her a “first kiss” and you can still tell she’s not that into him but allows it.
Ashley takes the group on a dragon boat race and they have to walk through the city and find people to be on their team but it’s a struggle because no one speaks any English. Of course she puts the twins (Constantine and Ben F.) on a team together and we cannot tell them apart to save our lives. Ames took her up in the elevator and he basically attacked her with a horrible kiss, and another, and another and it is painful to watch. Ben F. gets a little alone time with her and the two have a kiss on the rooftop. We are still not feeling any true chemistry between any of the men and her.
Next up is J.P. and on their date, she starts to grill him about his ex and he opens up to her and she confesses to him about Bentley. She feels very strong about J.P. and wants to tell him about Bentley but is extremely nervous. We can tell that he is clearly a front runner- we think we may have a winner winner chicken dinner.
Ashley feels that it is right to tell all the guys about Bentley being in Hong Kong at the cocktail party and there are crickets in the room. They are not happy at all. Now all the guys are thinking about how must have been thinking about him through all those kisses. They can’t believe that she was actually falling for him. Ryan P. still wants to be here but the rest are really contemplating whether or not to stay, Lucas voices that he is absolutely pissed and Constantine says he is done. Blake is completely acting like he has shut off his feelings and is done with Ashley for good as well. Mickey values honesty and tells her that if he likes a guy like Bentley then she should send him home and he takes off.
Spoiler alert- so who’s going home tonight? Blake- the dentist with the skeptical ‘tude. Too bad you couldn’t have walked away like Mickey- like a man!