Sean has narrowed down the number of the girls on "The Bachelor" to 16, but not before a few more dates. Kicking off the third episode aired on January 21 was a one-on-one date with Lesley M. "I have something really special planned for Lesley today," the bachelor gushed, before taking her to the Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood.
Sean's father holds the record for shortest drive of the contiguous 48 states. Sean wanted to set his own record, for the world's longest on-screen kiss, with Lesley. They had to kiss for at least 3 minutes and 6 seconds to set a new record.
"I think my body is numb," she admitted, but later said after breaking the record, "We were just kind of into each other. I'm ecstatic." Sean added, "There were moments I forgot there was a crowd watching."
Later in the night, they talked over drinks. "You make me nervous. You do something to me that doesn't happen very often. And that's a good thing," Lesley admitted. The two also admitted to having grown feelings for each other, and Sean gave her a rose. "It is not every day you find someone so sexy, so smart, so funny," he explained.
For the group date, Sean took Kacie, Robyn, Leslie H., Kristy, Catherine, Desiree, Taryn, Amanda, Lindsay, Daniella, Jackie and Tierra to the beach. The girls were then divided into two groups, which would compete in a volleyball game. The winning team would continue spending the night with Sean, while the losers would be sent back to the mansion.
Kacie, Robyn, Desiree, Amanda, Lindsay and Jackie were on the winning team and had a cocktail party with Sean. Lindsay got some alone time with Sean, and they kissed. Desiree also stole alone time with the hunky guy and smooched him. Amanda, meanwhile, told Sean, "If we were to get married, I'd bring such a light, airy, fun atmosphere."
Desiree thought Amanda was "creepy," and Kacie decided to tell Sean the tension between Amanda and Desiree. "I've been caught between a rock and a hard spot in the house... between Desiree and Amanda," she said, but Sean didn't like to hearing it. "I want you to act like Kacie, not this crazy person I'm seeing," he said.
Kacie regretted what she had done, telling the camera while crying, "I have screwed up." Lindsay, on the other hand, got a rose in the group date.
AshLee got the second one-on-one date in the episode, but his attention was distracted for a while when Tierra fell down the stairs. Sean talked to Tierra, who had to put on a neck brace, but she insisted, "I am fine. I just want to be left alone." She also refused to be taken to hospital.
Finally, AshLee went on her date with Sean. They headed to an amusement park, where they were joined by two girls who suffer from chronic illness. All four of them rode Six Flags Magic Mountain, and she said, "It thrills my heart." They also attended a concert by Eli Young Band.
When they had some alone time, AshLee talked about marriage and having children. She would like to have as many children "as my husband and I decide," and wanted to adopt a child, which Sean agreed with. AshLee also opened up about her tough childhood. Sean said, "She hasn't let any of that affect her negatively and it just makes me admire AshLee even more," and gave her a rose.
Before the rose ceremony, Sean gave a surprise to Sarah by bringing her dog, Leo. "Truly, truly amazing," she said. "I've never felt so cared-for."
The girls later tried to steal Sean for some alone time. Kacie apologized for what she had said before, but their talk was interrupted before Sean got a chance to say what he felt. "The girls are being ruthless," Sean said of the ladies, who snatched him away every two minutes.
When it's time for eliminations, Sean talked to Kacie first before sending her packing. Tierra, Leslie, Catherine, Daniella, Robyn, Selma, Sarah, Jackie, Amanda and Desiree got the roses, meaning that Taryn and Kristy got the boot.