Amanda, Jubilee, Caila, Amber, Lauren B., Hailey, Emily, Leah, Lauren H., Amber, Rachel, and Olivia all got the group date, where they got to get up on stage and do a talent show in front of a real audience.
Olivia did a Vegas style dance, including popping out of a cake, and as one girl put it, it was cringe-worthy. She then had a complete meltdown because a puppet was mean to her. Hate when that happens.
Honestly, I think that she was faking it. But we all forgot that when Lauren H. made out with a freaking puppet. Lauren B. was the one who got the rose though.
And of course, Becca got the one-on-one, where she got to wear a wedding dress to meet Ben at a wedding chapel where they were going to marry other people. She got a rose.
Emily and Haley (the twins) got a surprise two-on-one date in their hometown of Las Vegas. Then, in front of their mom, he said goodbye to Haley (the one without the finger injury).
In the end Amanda, Lauren H., Jubilee, Emily, Caila, Jennifer, Leah, and Olivia got roses, sending home Amber and Rachel.
To make things even better, they flew the plane directly over the mansion so allll the other girls could see. They then piggy back rode to a hottub in the middle of the desert, because they wanted the most Bachelor moment of any Bachelor, Bachelor. She of course got a rose.
For the group date, the girls were Amanda, Hailey, Jennifer, Shushana, Leah, Lauren H., Olivia, Jami, Rachael, Lace, Emily, and Amber. They had to play a game of soccer, and the girls who won got to continue on the date. Of course Olivia pulled him away immediately, and the other girls made fun of her toes. To which her response was ‘perfection is SO lame’. Amber was the one who got the rose.
Jubilee got the other one-on-one date and had the most real reaction to it. The day of she pissed off a lot of the girls because she didn’t seem appreciative of the date. But on the date itself she shared a touching story about her past with Ben that earned her the rose.
Before the rose ceremony, Ben found out that two members close to his family had passed away. Olivia immediately whisked him away and talked about her cankles and even teared up in front of him, which pissed him off, naturally.
Jubilee took him to give him a massage because she wanted to make him feel better, and because all the other girls were being assholes to her. The girls all tried to get Jubilee to talk to them, even though she didn’t want to, which led her to escape to the bathroom. Ben went to comfort her and they all blamed Jubilee, even though it was all their faults to begin with. Kudos to Ben, though.
Lace then got upset and took Ben outside to chat. As she said “Like my tattoo says, you can’t love someone else until you truly love yourself”, so she decided to go home to work on herself. Honestly, good for Lace. She realized she needed to focus on her, and that takes guts and some deep self reflection. Good. For. HER. She just won the show. I’m really proud of her and just hope that finding herself will lead to better tattoos in the future.
After Lace left, Ben gave the roses to the following women: Lauren H., Amanda, Becca, Hailey, Emily, Rachael, Caila, Jojo, Jennifer, Leah, and (unfortunately), Olivia. Sending home Shushana and Jami.
Chris Soules, Jason Mesnick, Sean Lowe all came back to the show to give him solid bro-vice.
The girls were fully of the usual crazies, including a girl with a rose on her head, a girl with a unicorn mask, a girl on a hoverboard, and a girl with a mini horse. Oh, and of course, twins.
Lace (yes, Lace) clearly came out as the villain of the evening, and was quite clearly plastered earlier on in the evening..
The biggest surprise came after all the girls and Ben were inside and Becca and Amber from seasons past came in.
The first impression rose went to Olivia (who left her job to come here). The rest of the roses went to: Lauren B., LB (seriously there are too many Laurens when you can’t even use your own name), Caila, Amber, Jamie, Jennifer, Jubilee, Amanda, Jojo, Leah, Rachel, Samantha, Jackie, Hailey and Emily (the twins), Shushanna, Lauren H., Becca, Mandi, and Lace. (NO RED VELVET WE LOVED YOU).
Even though she got a rose, Lace STILL wanted more time with Ben to just complain that he didn’t look at her enough during the rose ceremony. Which was disrespectful and rude and just plain stupid.
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