And here's another theory for you, which isn't mine -- I stole it from someone else, but it made a lot of sense. He has to pick Courtney. If he picked a different woman, she'd be hella pissed watching this season unfold, don'tcha think?
So combining those two theories, you can see we are already being manipulated, right? Courtney doesn't get a rose on the group date. She doesn't even get the first rose at the rose ceremony. Ben doesn't meet her in her room when she invites him. It's all a farce, I tell you. And be assured that whoever the other final woman is, it's going to be someone everyone in the viewing audience unequivocally likes, and Ben breaking her heart is going to make us throw our shoes at our TV sets. Mark my words!
All right, let's get down to brass tacks.
Ben's hair still f*cking sucks, FYI.
Kacie B gets the first one-on-one. Courtney calls her "kind of annoying," and honestly, people? I think Courtney's right. Have you heard Kacie B laugh? Gah. Ben is worried he and Kacie will run out of things to talk about.
Kacie B's hair looked weird before the one-on-one.
Anyway he takes Kacie B to a deserted island, where they fish and hack open coconuts. "I think today is a good example of whether we'll be able to work together in the future." *EYE ROLL*
My husband notes Kacie is probably not Ben's favorite because at no point during the deserted island trip did she "wank his yanky." Or maybe it was "yank his wank." She did, however, tell Ben all about her high school eating disorder. She says she was anorexic and bulimic. Girl? As a person with her own food issues, I feel you. But I think you just lost yourself this competition. You're too good for him, anyway.
Next up, Ben takes a bunch of women on a jungle date. Jamie -- who it turns out is some kind of closet freak -- is impressed with Ben's long boat. Not to be outdone, Courtney rubs her breasts and tells everyone how wet she is.
WE KNOW, COURTNEY. We get it. You are the horniest contestant. Congrats.
Once they get to the jungle, some native peeps have them put on native garb. Predictably, everyone but Courtney keeps their bikini top on. Courtney calls them all prudes. Ben says he "appreciates" Courtney's willingness to bare it all. Perhaps he was trying to gauge boob floppiness on this date? What a douche.
Emily: "Classy, right?" Emily, white women who repeatedly perform long, embarrassing raps have little room to talk. Hush, now.
Lindzi and Casey eying Courtney's ta-tas. Lindzi's like "I will cut you," and Casey's like, "I am so high right now."
THEN? Then Ben shows up in his loin cloth.
Least sexy thing ever.
Oh, the horror. He looks like he took a poo poo in his diaper. Courtney is jiggling her boobs so much the producers give up and just put a black box around her torso.
Lindzi gets a little one-on-one time with Ben. I like her earrings. She tells Ben she's cried over their relationship. Egads. Then they kiss loudly. It's gross.
Then poor Jamie gets some one-on-one time, and the entire time, Courtney's skipping in circles behind her in a white bikini. Shockingly, Ben barely paid attention to what Jamie was saying.
Then Emily, who we know has poor judgment because of the white-girl rapping thing, then decides she may have misjudged Courtney and that Courtney is suddenly a cool girl.
The group date ends with Lindzi getting the rose and Courtney staring wistfully at a wall and talking about how she has a pattern of dating men who don't appreciate her. My husband says this is because she doesn't build her worth with men, she just says "here's everything" right away. A little mystery never hurt anything, Courtney! Ya couldn't have waited for the overnight dates to show him your vagina??
Then we have a two-on-one date with Blakeley and Rachel. This means one of these chicks has to go home.
Ben is stressed and says he feels Blakeley and Rachel are on an even playing field. I'm inclined to agree. They go dancing. Blakeley says "sexual and sensual" is "who I am." Someone tell me if this woman is a stripper, already. Also, Blakeley makes him an embarrassing collage, so obviously Ben gives her the boot and keeps Rachel.
Then Casey goes home because she's in love with some asshole that won't marry her (not Ben).
Ben tells Casey he doesn't sugarcoat things and she should go home. As she tromps off in her jumpsuit, he stares wistfully at the ocean, probably thinking about Courtney's vagina.
Speaking of vagina...
Next time they go to Belize. The Wonder Twins, Kacie and Nicki, are going to team up against Courtney. It's all a ruse, you guys. The episode after Belize is hometown dates. Hold on to your hats.