Later that night she tried to make up for it by letting him know that she loves him. Just like all the other girls. She of course accepted the overnight.
Next up was Lauren with an equally awkward date. She also told him that she loves him. She also accepted the overnight. The only difference here is that he also told her that he loves her as well. As if we have any doubt at this point he’s going to pick her.
Next we had Jojo who had to jog and jump to meet Benny boy.
She also told Ben that she loves him and he ALSO told HER that he loves her. Just digging himself a nice lil hole. She also accepted the overnight.
When Ben realized that he couldn’t say I love you back to Caila, that maybe she isn’t he one for him. She, on the other hand, wanted to spend more time with him and unexpectedly showed up at his villa. This was her demise since Ben took it as an opportunity to say goodbye to her.
Gotta give it to Cails, she really took the breakup with stride. She also took her time to get some answers from him. Very confident and respectful while still being herself. Into it.
Then we got to the rose ceremony with just Jojo and Lauren. They both told Chris Harrison about the “I love you” exchanges and the look on his face said “Oh boy we will be having a CHAT later that fucking rule breaker”.
They weirdly did the rose ceremony anyways, even though everyone present was getting a rose.
Next week is the women tell all (yasss).
Over on Brain, Debbie was confident that they didn’t need to treat their water and that it would be safe to drink as is, while her team tried to determine all of her jobs. This team is the opposite of beauty, as expected, they all just argue all day because they can’t stand the thought of someone else being smarter than them.
Brawn are sitting around feeling down on themselves because not one thing has gone right. Alecia, who is clearly on the bottom for her team, spent literally HOURS trying to start a fire, until finally she got it. Gotta say, she wasn’t lying about trying to pull her weight after getting to the bottom, she was the only one working that day.
We’re already seeing the heat is affecting everyone. Sunburns, dehydration. It’s the first few days and people are feeling it.
For the reward/immunity challenge, the big reward was the ultimate Survivor fishing kit (including a boat), and the second place a smaller kit.
Beauty had a killer challenge and won immunity and the reward. Brain sneaked in a second place win, sending Brawn to tribal for the second week in a row. While Brawn has lost two in a row, the challenges have all been close, which is promising.
While originally four of the five Brawn members wanted to vote Alecia out, but she tried to swing it so it was girls against boys, and eliminate the strong players. During tribal it was basically all put out there in front of everyone. AKA: Jenny screwed herself by spilling her secrets to Jeff. Jenny ended up being the second person voted out. Crazy that she would have been safe if she hadn’t opened up her mouth.
I love this game.
Why they’re in Warsaw we don’t know (poor Benny needed mommy and daddy), who he also doesn’t want the girls to peek at through their windows. Because they might be having sex. Why he felt the need to say that about his parents to all his girlfriends, who knows.
Lauren got the first date, where he brought her to the spot where he had his first kiss, and then described said kiss. Then he awkwardly kissed her. There were no roses on this date.
Back at their house the girls were all upset because Ben had come in and asked Lauren on a date (compared to a regular date card). When the actual date card arrived Jojo got the second one-on-one date.
Surprise, surprise they went to a sports stadium. We get it Ben, you thin sports are really cool.
The group date was Caila, Amanda, and Becca, leaving Emily with her first one-on-one. On the three-on-one, they went on a boat ride, with Ben and Caila in one boat and the other two in their own boat.
For the rest of the date everyone was just super bitter to be on the group date at all. Amanda ended up getting the group date rose, meaning Ben is of sure going to meet her family (including her kids), and she got to continue on the date with him. Being in Indiana wasn’t American enough, so they went to work at a McDonald’s drive-thru to really solidify the experience. Can we also take a minute to discuss how awkward Ben is at kissing? There hasn’t been one normal kissing experience yet.
On the plus side when they went to the carnival held in the honour (eyeroll), Ben was the most real we’ve seen him while riding the rides that terrified him. Finalllly. Please do every date on a rollercoaster.
Emily got to meet Ben’s family, where the fact she was so young (23) was continually brought up (because Ben is a MATURE 26). He then took her back to the house the girls were ate, where they sat on a bench where all the ladies could see them and that’s where he decided to break up with her. In his words he “does not see her as a wife”. He did take full credit for making her her own person without her twin.
At the rose ceremony, after a talk with Chris Harrison about how tough this is, Ben gave roses to Lauren, Caila, and Jojo, leaving Becca with two seasons and zero boyfriends under her belt.
We then got into the rose ceremony, and the girls who got roses were Caila, Lauren B., Jojo, Becca, Leah, and Emily; sending Jennifer home.
Then they were off to the Bahamas.
Caila got the one-on-one and Ben thinks she smiles too much. She still gets the rose.
Lauren B, Becca, Amanda, Lauren H., Jojo and Leah were all picked to be on the group date. It was one of the most awkward, with the girls basically not putting up with Ben’s bullshit. Leah told Ben that Lauren B was different in the house than she is in front of him, even though she’s the only one who saw that. In the end Amanda received the rose.
While all the girls were talking about Leah behind her back that night, she took the time to go visit Ben at his place to talk more about Lauren B. This made Ben realize that there was a disconnect between the two of them and sent her home right then and there.
Olivia and Emily therefore got the two-on-one. Olivia took her time with Ben to say she loved him, and he decided on that rain soaked beach that he could not reciprocate her feelings. As much as I hate Olivia, I don't know why he had to carry the rose with him to say goodbye to her, that just seemed rude. Anyways, Emily got the rose and Olivia was left to stand by herself on a rocky, windy, rainy beach to contemplate her life.
Ben decided to cancel the cocktail party this week, and went right to the rose ceremony. He gave roses to Becca, Jojo, and Lauen B.; sending home Lauren H.
Luckily she got a rose or else that would be truly unfair.
For the group date the girls had to learn Spanish then cook together in teams. Olivia forced Ben to be on her team, but the judge said their food looked like dog food because revenge is sweet.
Later in the night Ben made the biggest mistake in his life (until the next day when he tried on an ugly ass hat) by sending Jubilee home because she wouldn’t hold his hand. It’s okay, Ben, I hated when someone wouldn’t hold my hand when I was 12-years-old, too.
Olivia got the group date rose because justice doesn’t exist.
Lauren H got the second one-on-one date where she was forced to model in the fashion city of the world: Mexico City. She got a rose.
At the cocktail party Olivia told Amanda she reminded her of an episode of Teen Mom, and so Emily went and told on her, and Amanda told Ben as well. I gotta say, I think Emily is my favourite now that Jubs is gone.
We’ve been deprived of a cliff hanger this season so we finally got one tonight after Ben pulled Olivia aside to talk to her.
Next week looks like a psychological thriller where Olivia is haunting all of them (he’s obviously not going to send her home right now).
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