Lace and Grant were questioning their relationship. Absolutely crazy for two people who GOT TATTOOS just the day before.
All the men met with American hero Neil Lane to find their engagement ring and stand with picturesque backgrounds with it.
Evan spoke about how he never wanted to get married again until now. Which, as if. Please stop. Then Nick said he hoped it was the last time he’d meet with Neil Lane (Bachelor you seriously fucked this one up).
Evan and Carly were the first to go and they professed their love and got engaged. UGH GIRL HE TRICKED YOU AND THEN HE CRIED GET OUTTA THERE.
ALSO - his exact words were: “will you freaking marry me” - NOTE TO ANYONE PLANNING TO PROPOSE TO ME IF YOU SAY THIS I WILL NOT ONLY SAY NO BUT CASTRATE YOU IN THE PROCESS. xoxoxoxo.
Anyways, Lace and Grant were next, and they had one of the most real proclamations of love and then got engaged. They are the only couple I am actually rooting for and very happy for. Tattoo and all.
Then we had Nick and Jen and like spoiler he’s the next Bachelor so they can’t possibly last. She laid her feelings out and said I love you and he said that something was telling him to say goodbye.
Then we had Amanda and Josh, where Amanda proclaimed her love and Josh (shockingly) proposed to her. (Then talked about how great the ring he picked out was, barf).
Tonight the girls met Ben’s parents, and it was clear his mother was NOT impressed with her son loving two women. Despite this, his parents clearly liked Jojo more.
Shocker: both girls are worried he loves someone else. Because he does.
Unsurprisingly, in the end he chose Lauren B. Jojo knew as soon as he opened his mouth and was clearly over it. GIRL YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN HIM.
Ben was all sorts of conflicted over the two girls, but he got over it and called Lauren's dad to ask for his permission to marry her.
So he proposed, and gave her a rose, and she said yes, just as she was programmed to as a young robot.
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).
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).
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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