Happy Friday Eve!
The Bachelor did not disappoint in the drama department this week. Last week it ended without a rose ceremony, so at the beginning of this week they sent Jennifer home. I wasn’t that sad, she didn’t have any 1:1 time with Ben, but I will miss her outfits. I need to remember a hot pink dress with turquoise earrings is a win in my book.
This week, the girls and Ben headed to the Bahamas, which normally has amazing weather. . .except for this week. The weather looked absolutely dreadful, hurricane winds and a ton of rain.
The 1:1 date went to Cailia, which did not please most of the other girls because she already had a 1:1 date with Ben. They at least had good weather while they went deep sea fishing on a private yacht. At dinner, Cailia opened up to Ben that she is falling in love with him but is also scared of breaking his heart. I’m pretty sure that confused Ben and all of America. She later gave a better explanation and Ben gave her a rose.
JoJo, Leah, Becca, Lauren H., Lauren B. and Leah received the group date card which involved swimming with PIGS! Yes, you read that right, they swan with pigs in the Bahamas.
The group date was pretty awkward, all of the girls were pulling away because they kept seeing Ben flock towards the same girls over and over again. Leah spent most of the day complaining/crying to Lauren H. that she nevers gets any 1:1 time, but when she finally does what does she do? Talk about the other girls! I get it, you are competing for Ben’s heart, but is it necessary to bash the other girls to win. I don’t think so. Leah should have spent her time with Ben selling HERSELF to show him the amazing girl she claims to be. After they called the pigs back home, the real drama started.
Ben heard that some of the girls weren’t feeling validated by him, so on the next part of the date he pulled each girl aside to let him know how he’s feeling. Once again, when Leah finally got a second chance at 1:1 time with Ben she spent it talking about Lauren B. and how she acts differently with Ben than she does around the other girls. Well that threw Ben for a loop because he didn’t expect Lauren B. to be like that at all. Lauren B. finally got her time with Ben, and he confronted her about Leah’s false accusations.
After the confrontation, Lauren B. is clearly upset and asks Leah if she said anything to Ben. Leah plays dumb. At this point, I’m over Leah and ready for her to pack her bags.
Now what felt like the longest group date, ends with Amanda getting a rose.
Just when I think Leah couldn’t bash Lauren B. anymore, she sneaks out of her hotel room to talk to Ben some more about Lauren B. FINALLY, Ben realizes that all Leah has done is talk about the other girls, so he sends her packing before the rose ceremony.
Finally, it’s time for the dreaded 2:1 date. In case you don’t know, whoever does not receive a rose on the date is eliminated right then and there. As you can see below, they had some amazing weather for a speed boat ride.
Once they arrive on yet another private island, Ben pulls Olivia aside to get to know her a little bit better, especially after last week when the girls told him what’s up with Olivia. Olivia tells Ben that she doesn’t get along with the other girls because she is an introvert and loves anything intellectual. Then she drops the “I’m in love with you” bomb and Ben sits there probably thinking what have I done.
Emily then gets her time with Ben, but nothing really great happens until they get back to Olivia. Ben picks up the rose and asks Olivia if they can talk. She walks off with her confidence at an all time high thinking Ben is going to give her the rose. Ben tells her that he can’t reciprocate the feelings that Olivia has for him and he sends her home!
Emily gets the rose and the date is over.
Ben decides to not have the cocktail party and goes right to the rose ceremony which freaks all of the girls out because they each want more 1:1 time with Ben since the group date was so awkward. Becca, JoJo and Lauren B. all receive a rose and Lauren H. was eliminated.
I can’t wait to see what is in store for the rest of the season.
Who do you think is going to be the last girl standing? I still think it’s going to be Lauren B.
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