Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Bachelor Ben: No Crying In Baseball

The ladies travel to Puerto Rico and are staying at a beautiful resort and spa. Emily is distracted by Courtney but is able to translate the first date card that arrived because it was written in spanish.  The card goes to Nicki and it says, Let's find a new love in old San Juan.

Courtney is still seething about Emily and says that when you get on her shit list...you are dead to her.

A helicopter arrives that whisks Ben and Nicki away to tour the island.  Nicki's voice is super annoying and Ben is anxious to see if they click.  They are supposed to do some shopping and sight seeing but it enormous rain storm strikes and they have to run through the village.

Their clothing is soaked so they go shopping for new dry clothes.  They decided to pick authentic island duds and Ben ends up in an all white outfit complete with plastic shoes and a hat.  Nicki chooses a red and blue table cloth.

They end up in front of a wedding chapel and talk about Nicki's failed marriage.  Nicki says that she wants to shack up with her next victim husband before marriage. Nicki thinks she deserves a second chance.  Ben thinks she was just really young and gives her the rose because she was honest with him.

The group date card said, Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.  They all think that they're getting jewelry and are disappointed to find out that they are going to play baseball.  They are split into two teams (and Lindzi gets to be on both) and will play each other for the chance to go to a beach party with Ben.  The losing team goes back to the hotel. 

The game is cutthroat and exciting.  It comes down to one out and Jennifer blows it.  The Red Team wins!  Blakeley takes this really badly and is chewing her team out.  Jennifer looks like she wants to run away. A helicopter arrives to take the red team away and Blakeley yells at them that she hopes they all get sick.

The beach party is a huge success!  Everyone is mostly getting along and Courtney is only talking about people behind their backs.  Ben tells Kacie B that all of the women he's loved....haven't loved him back and he gives her the rose because he feels like she really listens to him.  Courtney immediately takes him away and starts talking about skinny dipping. Ben seems uncomfortable.

The 1 on 1 date card is for Elyse and it says, Let's find love somewhere private.  They end up on a yacht where Elyse tries to explain what a catch she is because she's done lots of stuff.  She admits that she is one of the girls that was dumb enough to give up their job in this economy so that she could go on the show.  At dinner, she explains that she's sick of being single and Ben decides this would be the perfect time to throw her back into the sea.  He tells her she isn't what he's looking for and then he walks her to the dingy of shame.   The girls freak out when her luggage is removed.

The removal of Elyse makes Courtney so happy and she describes the moment as bittersweet and shares that she feels like a million bucks.  And then she hatches an evil little plan to stalk Ben outside of his hotel room, roofie his wine and then lead him into the surf without his underwear.  The cameras didn't show it....but based on Ben's comments, I think Courtney forced herself on him.  Courtney tried to reason with him that you're only in Puerto Rico once....or in her case, twice.

Cocktail Party

A whole lot of nothing goes on during the party.  Then....Emily tells Ben that she made a mistake by talking about Courtney and that she's hardly thought about her at all this week.  Then she explains again how she feels about Courtney.  Ben tells her to drop it.

And the roses go to: (in the order that I like them)

Kacie B (from Tennessee, old fashioned, got first one on one date, baton twirler)
Emily (Ph.d student from N. Carolina, performed a rap, climbed Bay Bridge, can't stop talking about Courtney)
Lindzi (from Seattle, rode a horse and got first impression rose, drives a F350 diesel, had night SFO date)
Nicki (divorced, dental hygienist from TX, bubbly, date in Puerto Rico)
Jaime (dadless nurse from NY, doesn't like Courtney)
Rachel (fashion rep from NYC, quit her job, chill, doesn't open up, date in Park City on a lake)
Casey S. (Courtney's friend)
Blakeley (VIP cocktail waitress from N. Carolina, made out with Monica the first night, sucked face with Ben on group date, giant forearm tattoo, likes to color hair)
Courtney (Super Model from LA, mean to other girls, too good to be true, winning, verbally abusive, caught a fish, took Ben skinny dipping)

No Rose For You!
Jennifer (Redhead from OK, really likes Ben, very jealous of Blakeley, best kisser in the house, date in Park City with Clay Walker)
Elyse (personal trainer from Chicago, made Ben do push ups, sent home in the dingy of shame)

The ladies and Ben go to Panama.  Casey S gets some bad news.


  1. So Courtney did the dirty... doesn't she know she isn't supposed to give the milk away.

  2. ugh Courtney. this show makes my brain hurt.

  3. I am starting to loathe Ben as much as I do Courtney.

    Why he had to pick up the rose and twirl it around then start telling Elyse she is off the island is beyond me.


    He makes me curse. It doesn't take much to make me curse...but he totally does.

  4. I agree with Cassie - Ben made it seem like he was going to give her the rose, and then he didn't. Kinda rude.

    The whole Courtney naked thing was so awkward! You could tell Ben was really nervous the whole time. Then saying he felt crappy the next morning. Eeek. They totally did it.

    Were you surprised he sent Jennifer home? I really wasn't expecting that.

  5. I was sad to see my Oklahoma girl go home, but sometimes she just wasn't as pretty as I thought she was at first...Idk? She was also clingy a little. *Stage 5 Virgin Clinger*

    Courtney is a coniving vengeful slut.

    I love Kacie B, but her goody-goody gets on my nerves sometimes.

    Casey S is a mean girl. Head to toe. Inside and out. Not a big fan.

    Emily needs to drop the whole Courtney thing. And she's become a whiney cry baby. She needs to remember what happened on Jake and Vienna's season. It was like when everyone started ragging on Vienna and telling Jake how awful she was, it just pushed her right into his arms and he fell for the underdog.

  6. They really just have to do so much fanfare to get people to keep watching, what is with all of these places they are going??

  7. Courtney is a dirty dirty skanky ho. She is YUCKKY! I wonder if he actually takes her to the end & then is now watching the show back thinking WTF did I get myself in. LOL

  8. It's ridiculous how sucked into this season I am. Love the recaps!


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