I have a possible theory about that rose in the fire. No insider info - purely speculation. Maybe he was on one of the 1-1 dates, with a rose-or-go condition. Things were going well, but when she was pulled aside for her commentary about the date, they offered her some $$$ to turn down the rose. And she takes the cash and runs. Not that we'd see the offer, but the way things have been going with producer manipulation to create new situations, it wouldn't surprise me.