The real drama on Thursday's episode of Joe Millionaire: For Richer Or Poorer took place offscreen, as contestant Sara Rose began to develop feelings for a member of the crew. After going on a group date with Kurt and Steven, Sara told the cameras that she's "just done" with the show's two leads and was instead moving to "Plan B," aka Winston, shown repeatedly wearing a mask and camera pack.
"What's his name? Winston. He's so cute," Sara told the other women. "I want him. Like, I want the f*ck out of him." She added that she doesn't "care who gets hurt" by her crush on Winston, noting, "If I get eliminated, the first thing I want to do is get his number."
Of course, butler Martin heard this entire exchange, and immediately told Kurt and Steven about Sara's double-dealing. Within minutes, the brunette found herself with the men, and they unceremoniously booted her off the show. "We do know that, you know, you have started to fall for someone outside of the two of us and have talked quite a bit about someone from the crew here," said Steven. "We feel a bit jaded in that regard that maybe the true intentions and motives weren't to be here to find love."
For her part, Sara didn't seem to care: she laughed in her getaway vehicle as she reaffirmed that "Winston's cute," and therefore worth it. Fans seemed to enjoy the surprise ending, as well, with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay tweeting, "Can we get a spin-off with Sara Rose and Winston? I am living for this plot twist." If clout was really what she's after, this is certainly one way to get it!
Joe Millionaire: For Richer Or Poorer airs Thursdays at 8:00 PM ET on FOX.
Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.