Ryan "Mickey" McClean had the strongest reaction, telling Hebert in a private conversation that he wanted to be one of the contestants she sent home at the end of the show.
"There's two guys that need to go home tonight," he told Hebert, referring to the format of the weekly rose ceremony. "Just make me one of those guys."
Hebert seemed hurt. She told McClean that he should take the initiative and leave on his own. He did.
At the end of the show, Hebert assured the remaining contestants that she valued them and felt more for each of them than she ever did for Williams.
"I care about each and every one of you so much and I want you to know that," she added.
Blake Julian, 27, a dentist who lives in South Carolina, did not receive a rose and left the show disappointed.