Hmm, perhaps Ryan was itching to have a go at Blake, after Blake telling him no one liked him.
I pretty convinced that Bentley's loathsome PI's were taped sometime after he came back, because TPTB wanted a storyline where he was outrageous. There's a quality to his narrative that makes it seem that he's watched the video of their interaction, and then is explaining what was going on from his perspective. And I find it entirely possible that he was encouraged to be as nasty as possible. I'm thinking they didn't show Ashley all these loathsome comments while she was still pining over him (prior to his return) because they didn't HAVE them! Which would have to mean that she doesn't keep him around, or they wouldn't be using them now. I hope that means she gets closure; i.e. gives up her Bentley fantasies. I know sleuthing is forbidden here, and I've never been one to sleuth anyway (too lazy!), so I have nothing to back all this up. Just the feeling I'm getting. I haven't analyzed backgrounds or garments to try to figure out when he said particular things. I just am totally suspicious of the whole "storyline".